Meeting of February 10, 2011


HEROES’ SQUARE IN BUDAPEST, ONE OF THE SIGHTS DEBBIE BROWN
FEATURED IN HER TALK ON EASTERN EUROPE.

Attendance (14): Terry Brewer, Pat Bailey, Jim Leyhane, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Doris Calamaras, Dick Drumm, Phil Egan, Russ Edberg, Len Leonidas, Murray Forth, Charlie Foote, Rommel Tolentino, Steve Phelps.

Guests (8): Betty Brewer, Mary Drumm, Ann Egan, Barbara Foote, Maggie Forth, Diane Leyhane, Laurie Mandrysa, Kayden Leonidas.

Announcements:

• President Terry welcomed the guests for our Valentine’s Day special. Flowers and small bags of candy were distributed to guests and others in attendance.

• Coordinator Jim Leyhane announced the latest event in the Member Home Dinner series — an “Upside Down Irish Dinner” — for Friday, March 18, hosted by Pat Bailey. Click here for details.

Program:

Debbie Brown on “Romantic Cities of Eastern Europe”

Debbie introduced us to four countries and four cities she toured in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria.

She began with views of Castle Hill in Budapest, followed by scenes of the Danube River, Heroes’ Square and the Opera House. Then it was a short stop in Bratislava, Slovakia, to see the Old Town neighborhood.

She next spoke about Prague, in the Czech Republic, showing us scenes of the oldest part of town including the concert hall, the dance building and Castle Hill. Other scenes were of crossing the Charles Bridge and a cruise on the river. Then on to Vienna and the Hapsburg Palace, the Neptune Fountain, Mozart Museum and the Opera House. Thanks to Debbie for great photos and interesting commentary.

NEXT MEETING: 6:15 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at the Holiday Inn Express, “Dinner of Champions.”

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