16th Annual SpringBoard Fundraiser

Published kenziecooke - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:36pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE AT ARROWS AIM RECORDS 10 N. MAIN ST OR MCINTYRE STAINED GLASS AT 2441 NW 43RD ST OR THE CIVIC MEDIA CENTER. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 352-373-0010

 

It's time again for the CMC's annual SpringBoard soiree, an dth is year it will be on the first day of Spring, Friday, March 20th.  We will again have our event at The Wooly, 20 N. Main St. in the heart of downtown.  This year we will change things up a bit, and instead of the various donated restaurant dishes, we will have a wide array of food offerings from The Top Restaurant itself (next door to the Wooly).  This is their general practice, and will eliminate the long food line that slowed the event last year.  Although the Wooly has given us a discount on food, we will not benefit from donated food so we will raise the price a bit because of this to $25 advance and $35 at the door. (Couples $40 and $60).  We will have advance tickets available March 1st at McIntyre Stain Glass in Thornbrook Village.  You may also get them through the CMC website.  In addition to the raffles and silent auction, the food and socializing, why would you come?  The speaker!  This year we have Terry Anderson, a recent addition to the UF faculty, teaching International Journalism.  His qualifications are extraordinary.  A marine and combat journalist in Vietnam during the war, he did two tours.  After college he was an Asian affairs reporter for the Associated Press, then chief Middle East correspondent in Lebanon from '83-'85.  He was captured and held by Hezzbollah in Lebanon for six years.  He's headed (with Walter Cronkite) the "Committee to Protect Journalists."  He also taught journalism at the University of Kentucky before coming to the University of Florida.  I heard him speak at the Florida Free Speech Forum; he was excellent, and I was very pleased when he accepted our invitation to speak at SpringBoard. 

     Here's a quote from an interview he gave at UK 2009, "In this world and time it is absolutely essential that young people have a global perspective, that there is an understanding of cultures and people, that there is an understanding of the value of multiculturalism and cooperation."

     The working title for his March 20th talk is "Journalists: You May Not Like Us, but You'd be Sorry if We Were Gone."

     The CMC will provide parking maps to anyone who wants one, there is plenty available at 6pm when the event starts and we will have people available to wlak you back to your car after the event should you wish as downtown has gotten a bit more crowded at 10pm.

-  Joe Courter

 

 

Cost: 
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
Where: 
The Wooly
When:
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
The Wooly
Cost: 
$25 in advance, $35 at the door