The September 2014 Los Angeles-area TCC luncheon will take place at Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach. The speaker will be Elisa Kotin, an Event Planner in Los Angeles who has been a global wanderer for 25 years. Europe quickly branched out to Asia, Africa, South America, the South Pacific and Middle East. Elisa is wholeheartedly an adventure traveler and mostly enjoys soaking up culture by experiencing daily life with locals, singing and dancing with kids, wildlife, and learning about daily customs, spanning 82 countries on six continents.
Elisa will share with us her one-month journey through Uganda and Rwanda. Following in the footsteps of Dian Fossey, Elisa treks into the jungles of Uganda and Rwanda to come face-to-face with the endangered mountain gorilla. (Elisa actually got hit by a male black back.)
She will share photos of Uganda including Ngamba Island (chimps), Murchison Falls, Fort Portal, Kibale National Park, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Semliki Valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha with rare tree-climbing lions, Bwindi Impenatrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi, Jinja and Sipi Falls. Rwanda will include Kigale, Ruhengere, Nyamata, Volcanoes National Park and the Karisoke Research Center.
Please join us as Elisa shares her adventures and fulfills a life long dream of jungle discoveries with the majestic silverback.
Here are the meeting details:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Place: Mozambique Restaurant, 1740 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, tel. (949) 715-7777 [Mozambique 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 Blackened Mahi Mahi or Wood Grilled Pork Chop
Payment: No later than noon, Sept. 10 (for late RSVP call 310-458-3454)
Directions: From Los Angeles, take the 5 or 405 freeway south, exit right at Laguna Canyon Rd./133 So. towards Laguna Beach. Left South Coast Hgwy./CA-1; continue 1.2 miles. Left at Agate. From San Diego, take the 5 freeway north, exit CA-1 north (Exit 79) towards Beach Cities. Continue 8.7 miles north on Pacific Coast Highway. Right at Agate.