The Western Balkans – Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia – will be the subject of the presentation by Tom Getz at the June 8 Southern California meeting at Seasons 52 in Santa Monica. The program will feature candid portraits, architecture, museums, art, archeology, scenery, mosques and churches, markets and everyday scenes … all accompanied by ethnic music. A short “Where in the World?” quiz will follow.
A graduate mechanical engineer and attorney, with degrees from Northwestern University, Getz worked on the Apollo Moon program while practicing law.At 29 he left for six years of world travels. He worked in construction law in Alaska, San Francisco, Houston and Saudi Arabia, before settling in Southern California. Hobbies include bird watching, photography, ethnology, sports, theatre and music. He provides presentations 10 to 15 times a year.
Below are details about the event:
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Place: Seasons 52, 1501 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401, telephone (310) 451-1152 [Seasons 52 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 Cedar Plank Salmon or Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Payment: No later than noon, June 5 (for late RSVP call 310-458-3454)
Parking: Valet, $7
Directions: From LA, #10 Santa Monica Fwy.,exit Lincoln Blvd., turn left. Go 2 blocks to Pico Blvd., turn right. Go about 5 blocks to Ocean Ave, turn right. Go about 2 large blocks to Broadway, passing Colorado Blvd., turn right. Valet parking is immediately after turning, on the right side. From LAX, #405 to #10 west (Santa Monica Fwy.) then follow instructions above.