Please join us at our June 14 luncheon meeting in Santa Monica, when our guest speaker will be publisher, photographer and adventurer Pierre Odier, who will take us on a fascinating journey to the African nation of Gabon. Odier’s visit included a search for a remote Pygmy tribe, a visit to Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s hospital, an incredible tribal initiation ceremony as well as other amazing unplanned experiences.
Odier is actively pursuing travel to remote places of the world in order to document indigenous peoples. He was born in Lausanne but immigrated to the US in 1959 and joined the US Army that same year where he became a communications specialist.
He received his BA and teaching credentials from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, and his MFA at California State of Los Angeles. He taught photography, fine arts, and humanity at a Glendale high school and currently resides in Eagle Rock.
Don’t miss this unique presentation! Here are the meeting details:
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place: Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, 530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, telephone (310) 399-9344 [hotel website]
Time: 11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails; 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon & Program
Cost: Members and guests, $50 per person; non-members (not guests), $75. Includes wine, tax and tip.
Menu: Choice of Pan-Seared Salmon or Grilled Iron Steak
Payment: No later than noon, June 11 (for late RSVP call 310-458-3454)