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Last Supper Dinner Club - 1st Wednesday in March

  • When: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
  • New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company, 4141 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, view map

After all of the richness of Mardi Gras, it's time to get back to the basics. And what's more basic than burgers and fries, right?

As a courtesy to the other guests and the restaurant, if you find out that you will not be attending even as late as the afternoon of the dinner, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation! 

 

Sidney Pulitzer on Repairing Washington

  • When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
  • Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map

Sidney Pulitzer will make a presentation on his latest book Repair Washington with the "Repair Washington Resolution" soon to be considered by the Louisiana State Legislature this April. 

After over eight years of research, Pulitzer will review WHAT HAS GONE WRONG IN WASHINGTON AND WHY.  Are you uncomfortable with our multi-trillion dollar debt? Do you have confidence in the Career Politicians in Congress? Are you concerned about our nation’s future? 

Only a Constitutional Convention will propose amendments that Congress will never approve. Examples are: two-term limits, election reform, ethics for political servants, financial responsibility, tort reform and much more.

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Born in New Orleans, he is a graduate of Newman School and is a graduate of Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Pulitzer served two years active duty in the US Navy aboard the USS Howard Gilmore as commissary and disbursing officer in support of twenty-two submarines. 

He joined Wemco, a manufacturer of men’s neckwear in 1959 and served there for thirty-eight as president in 1976, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 1989, and Chairman in 1995.  Wemco employed over 750 personnel selling over $60 million dollars in neckwear and sports apparel products worldwide. Wemco was sold in August of 1997.  He was also president and chairman of the National Neckwear Association and received its Manufacturer of the Year Award in 1987.  Sidney Pulitzer continues as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Freeman School of Business, at Tulane University in his twentieth year.

He is a business consultant on finance, marketing and investing, and has constructed, owns and manages commercial real estate.  He founded Advance Planning Inc, an SEC registered investment 1968, and publishes Long Term Growth Internet Advisory at Ltgrowth.com. He helps manage the multimillion-dollar endowments of Junior Achievement and the Jewish Federation. He is a recognized speaker on investing and finance.  Pulitzer has served on the boards of Cucos Restaurants, Starmount Life Insurance, Weiner Enterprises, Touro Infirmary, and the World Trade Center.  He is past president and chairman of the World Trade Center. Past Division Chairman, United Way of Greater New Orleans, Chairman of Young Presidents Organization, and director of Newman School, Touro Synagogue, Willow Wood Home of the Aged, Country Day School, and the Jewish Federation. 

Pulitzer has written three books on economics, one on military preparedness, and has just released Repair Washington. 

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To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates. 

REMINDER: The gate will be locked, so you will need to press a button on the left side that will alert zoo security that you are attending the NOSHA meeting.

If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot. 

For more information about this event, please check our website atwww.nosha.info or contact charlotte@nosha.info 

All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.

 

Greer-Heard 2015 – “Christians, The Environment and Climate Change”

  • When: Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, view map

NOBT holds the Greer-Heard event each year and changes the topic that they focus on. NOSHA members have enjoyed these keynote addresses and sometimes attend some of the weekend sessions. This evening event will have small ticket price and we'll let everyone know how to reserve their seat.

Speakers will be E. Calvin Beisner, Cornwall Alliance Founder and National Spokesman and Bill McKibben,  well-known author and environmentalist.

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Dr. Beisner is a scholar on the application of Christian worldview, theology, and ethics to economics, government, environmental stewardship, and public policy. A professor of interdisciplinary studies at Covenant College from 1992 to 2000 and of historical theology and social ethics at Knox Theological Seminary from 2000 to 2008, he has taught theology, apologetics, ethics, church history, economics, and other disciplines. He has written four books on population, resources, economics, and the environment; eight other books; contributions to over 30 books; and hundreds of articles. He has testified as an expert witness on the ethics and economics of climate policy before Congressional committees and lectured for churches, schools, colleges, seminaries, and conferences around North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book "The End of Nature" is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities; Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world's 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was "probably America's most important environmentalist." A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of BooksNational Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern.

 

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