Speaker Series Luncheons
Bill Smith, Historical Re-Enactor
Bill has retired after teaching and coaching for 36 years. He is a member of the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association and has been treasurer of that organization for 12 years. He was chosen as the Fairmaster for the Fair at New Boston for both 2007 and 2008.Bill described to us the fascinating political and personal relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson as it progressed from friendship to antagonism to reconciliation.
Mary enacted "The Lady General" to celebrate Women's History Month and to talk about her role in the upcoming Springfield Civil War Symposium and what life was like for a Union woman on the home front during the Civil War. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Arts and English, is also a member of the Lagonda Chapter, DAR, and serves as a docent at several local historic sites. Photo By: Randall (Randy) W. Ark
Springfield News-Sun Community News Editor revealed to guests what it was like “on the home front” in Clark County during the Civil War and his role in the upcoming Springfield Symphony presentation Freedom!
Deborah A. Loewer
Rear Admiral US Navy (Retired) Woman’s Town Club saluted Admiral Loewer and women in the military during Women’s History Month. A native of Springfield, Ohio, she was the first warfare qualified woman selected for flag rank in US Navy history. She assisted President George W. Bush on 9/11 and has twice been awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.
Acclaimed IndieNext author explained to Woman’s Town Club Bookworms and guests how she developed into the award winning author she is today.
An Ohio State University Extension horticulture educator coordinator and Springfield News-Sun gardening writer. She challenged guests to “stump” her with gardening questions.
Pamela Cross Young, Ph.D
Dr. Young is currently an Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Director of Accreditation School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. When a speaker at WTC, Dr. Young was Chair of Community Mercy Health Partners Board of Directors. She and colleague, Terry Boys, R.N. M.S.N. informed guests about the newly opened Springfield Regional Hospital. Dr. Young became the first Springfield recipient of The CHP Founders Award in April 2014.
A meteorologist from WDTN Channel 2 captivated her audience with what her day as a local television weather reporter celebrity, wife and mother of young children entails.