Happy Hour Drink and Learn – After the Pandemic: Education

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Wednesday, May 12 
5:00 PM

After the Pandemic: Education
with
Valerie Whitehead (Glynn County Schools)
and
Dan Challener (Public Education Foundation)

For the final session of our After the Pandemic series, educational strategists Valerie Whitehead and Dan Challener will focus on secondary education. How did our schools manage during the pandemic? Did distance learning really work? What will the future hold? Will ‘screens’  become a permanent part of the way we teach students?

Valerie Whitehead has been with the Glynn County Schools for 33 years. She is responsible for special education, student services, strategic planning and, this year, the system’s COVID-19 response.

Dan Challener has been the President of the Public Education Foundation (PEF) since 1999. PEF works with the Chattanooga public schools to support innovative programs such as increasing college-going rate, preparing the next generation of school principals, and developing digital fabrication labs. Dan is a graduate of Princeton and Brown universities.

To register for this program, please complete the information below.  A reminder link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 

Happy Hour Drink and Learn/After the Pandemic: The Performing Arts April 14, 2021

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
5:00 PM

After the Pandemic: Education
with
Valerie Whitehead, Glynn County Schools
and
Dan Challener, Public Education Foundation

In this final session of our After the Pandemic series, two educational strategists will focus on secondary education. How did our schools manage during the pandemic? Did distance learning really work? What will the future hold? Will ‘screens’ become a permanent part of the way we teach students? 

Valerie Whitehead has been with the Glynn Country Schools for 33 years. She is responsible for special education, student services, strategic planning and, this year, the system’s COVID-19 response.

Dan Challener has been the President of the Public Education Foundation (PEF) since 1999. PEF works with the Chattanooga public schools to support innovative programs such as increasing college-going rate, preparing the next generation of school principals, and developing digital fabrication labs. Dan is a graduate of Princeton  Brown universities.

To register for this program, please complete the information below.  A reminder link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 

Happy Hour Drink and Learn, March 10, 2021

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Wednesday, May 12 at 5 PM

After the Pandemic: Education
with
Valerie Whitehead, Glynn County Schools
and
Dan Challener
Public Education Foundation
 

It takes a wise man to anticipate the future. Speaker George Colony does it for a living. Colony’s company, Forrester Research, helps its clients — many of whom are Silicon Valley companies — prepare for the future by anticipating consumer needs, employee and industry developments, and trends in technology. Although Forrester may not have anticipated this pandemic, anticipating and predicting is what the company does all the time. 

On Wednesday, March 10, the meeting room will open at 4:45 PM  to allow time for you to settle in. Out of consideration for our speaker’s busy schedule, the presentation will begin promptly at 5 PM. Club member Dan Kelly will introduce Mr, Colony, who will have 25-30 minutes for his presentation, followed by your questions and discussion. If you have questions, please send them to Phil Graitcer in advance.

 

To register for this program, please complete the information below.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 

Happy Hour Drink & Learn February 10, 2021

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
5:00 PM

After the Pandemic: Religion

featuring
Rabbi Rachel Bregman
and
Pastor John Perry

As cases of COVID-19 begin to drop and we’re getting our first doses of the vaccine, it is tempting to think about the future, without COVID-19, when our lives may be returning to normal. 

Well, let’s say a “new normal.”

Our next Zoom Happy Hour will explore, discuss, and imagine how our lives, and what we do, may be in the “new normal.”   We’re calling this new Happy Hour series, After the Pandemic.  We’ll explore the future of the arts, education, religion and business in the “new normal.”

To kick off the series, we’ll be joined by two well-known religious leaders in our community. Although they’ll discuss how the pandemic impacted the religious community and how they’ve adapted, I’ve asked them to gaze into a crystal ball, and discuss religion in the “new normal.” How will we worship in the future?  Will we meet in person? How do we create a religious community with COVID precautions in place? Has the pandemic experience altered our religious convictions?

Rabbi Bregman is the Berman Family Rabbinate Rabbi of Temple Beth Tefiloh, the 134 year-old synagogue located in Brunswick. She has advanced degrees in Education from Harvard and from the Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Pastor Perry leads the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Waverly. The congregation is over 150 years old.  Pastor Perry is from Jacksonville and trained at Jacksonville Theological Seminary.

Our session will start promptly at 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 10 and will be held on Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom meeting room at 4:45pm to give you time to settle in. At 5:00pm, I’ll introduce the speakers, and they’ll talk for about 30 minutes, leaving time for your questions and discussions.

You must register for this session on our website by completing the information below After you register you will receive an email with a Zoom link. Please save that link. We’ll send out a reminder the day before the session. If you think others would enjoy this session, please ask them to register rather than sharing your link.

I look forward to “seeing” you at the next Happy Hour!

Phil Graitcer, President

 

 

 

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KLIBANOFF-JAN13-2021

ZOOM HAPPY HOUR
“DRINK AND LEARN”

Hank Klibanoff
Journalist and Professor

“BURIED TRUTHS”

What are “buried truths” and how we can learn from  them?

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM

In 1948, Isaiah Nixon, a father of six, exercised his right to vote. He paid with his life.  In 1962, in Macon, A.C. Hall was mistakenly identified as a gun thief. And in 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was shot, while jogging through a predominately white neighborhood in Glynn County. Nixon’s and Hall’s murders went unpunished; it took 74 days for the suspects to be charged with Arbery’s murder.

Our next Ivy League Club Happy Hour “Drink and Learn” Zoom session features Hank Klibanoff, an award-winning journalist and professor at Emory University. Hank has investigated the little-known history about these murders, and in a podcast, explains what we can learn about these buried truths and why these stories are important today.

Hank Klibanoff grew up in Alabama and graduated from Washington University and Northwestern University. He’s been a reporter in Mississippi, Boston, and Chicago and was the managing editor of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. He’s now a professor of journalism at Emory University. He’s won numerous prestigious awards for his print and audio reporting, including Pulitzer, Peabody, and Murrow awards.

Hank’s podcast, Buried Truths, has been broadcast over Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE. Prior to his presentation, Hank would like us to do a bit of homework: listen to Season 3 of his podcast. Click to go to WABE’s website, scroll down and until you come to the Ahmed Arbery story. You can listen to it right on your computer, or download it as a podcast to play on your tablet or smartphone. If you need help, let Philip Graitcer know.

Please register for this program and complete the information below. We will send you a link to the Zoom meeting.

 

December 21 Zoom

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Monday, December 21, 2020
5:00 PM

COVID-19: VACCINE UPDATE & MORE

Dean James W. Curran, M.D., M.P.H.
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

 

Jim Curran–one of the nation’s leading public health experts–joined the CDC in 1981 to lead a task force to determine what was behind the first cases of what we now know as AIDS. He then led the nation’s efforts in the battle against HIV/AIDS for 15 years.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Jim received his M.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.P.H. from Harvard University. He’s authored or co-authored more than 270 scholarly publication and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to heading the Rollins School of Public Health, where he has been since 1995, he is a professor at Emory’s Medical and Nursing Schools and co-directs Emory’s Center for AIDS research.

If you have specific questions for Jim, please email them to Phil Graitcer in advance.

 

To register for this program, please complete the information below.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 

Dec 21 Zoom

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Monday, December 21, 2020
5:00 PM

James Curran, CDC

Political reporter Emma Hurt looks forward to speaking with us about a range of  Georgia issues, including–but not limited to–the Senate runoffs, Governor Kemp’s Covid-19 response, the State’s Democratic turnout for President, and important issues in the upcoming Assembly session.  If you have specific questions for Emma, please email them to Phil Graitcer in advance.

 

To register for this program, please complete the information below.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 



11/23/20 Zoom

Zoom Happy Hour
Drink and Learn

Monday, November 23, 2020
5:00 PM

What’s the Scoop on Georgia Politics?
Emma Hurt

Political Reporter for WABE
Atlanta’s NPR Affiliate 

Political reporter Emma Hurt looks forward to speaking with us about a range of  Georgia issues, including–but not limited to–the Senate runoffs, Governor Kemp’s Covid-19 response, the State’s Democratic turnout for President, and important issues in the upcoming Assembly session.  If you have specific questions for Emma, please email them to Phil Graitcer in advance.

 

To register for this program, please complete the information below.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day prior to the program.

 



Holiday Lunch December 5

Event Cancelled

Holiday Lunch
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Tabby Room, Frederica Golf Club
100 Pikes Bluff Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Noon
$50 per person

To make a reservation, register online using the link below or email or call George Ragsdale, Treasurer (912- 268-4741) with your name and the names of your guests. Reservations are due no later than November 30, 2020.

Register Now

Luncheon Meeting March 11

Luncheon Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Speaker:
Shawn Williams, Executive Director,
Coastal Outreach Soccer

Coastal Outreach Soccer is a coordinated effort involving the Glynn County School System, Brunswick Recreation Department and local certified coaches. COS teams play at a competitive level against clubs with far more resources and larger player pools. Despite this, COS teams have won Georgia Recreational and Parks District Titles and continue to compete well against soccer clubs throughout South Georgia and North Florida. Moreover, educational mentoring that is a core ingredient of the program has helped COS players stay academically on track and has played a part in enabling a number of players to earn scholarships upon graduation from Glynn County high schools. COS is planning a $5m facility at Brunswick’s Coffin Park to support the expanding academic program and the number of Brunswick youth who are being supported.

Brunswick Country Club
12:30 Drinks/1:00 Luncheon
$30 per person (excludes drinks)

To make a reservation, please email or call George Ragsdale, Treasurer (912- 268-4741) with your name and the names of your guests. Your payment of $30 per person for the luncheon can be made at the luncheon. Drinks may be purchased by credit card. Reservations are due no later than Saturday, March 7, 2020.

For Membership Information:
Phone: 404-245-9780
Email: sectyivyleague@mindspring.com
Address: P.O. Box 20554, St. Simons Island, GA 31522