EGWG members and their guests are invited to meet their fellow explorers, including some of the ECWG’s most experienced explorers, at an informal brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the National Press Club’s (NPC) Fourth Estate restaurant.
ECWG members are encouraged to bring guests, especially guests who are potential EC members. The only cost is how much attendees spend on brunch and drinks.
The experienced explorers who will speak briefly and answer questions during brunch are:
- Lee Talbot MED ’57 and Marty Talbot FN ’04, who are both winners of major Explorers Club honors. Lee received the 2009 Explorers Medal for his “extraordinary contributions to exploration, scientific research and human welfare.” His wife, Marty received the Explorers Club’s 2013 Lowell Thomas Award as “a pioneering conservationist for her 56-year dedication to ecological research in more than 60 countries on four continents.”
- Craig Cook, MN ’01, is a physician who is involved in undersea exploration and undersea medicine. As a physician he is especially interested in the mechanisms of decompression sickness and its treatment in remote locations. He has been an active diver for more than 40 years and is a diving instructor for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
- Sarah Yeomans, FN 07, is an archaeologist specializing in the Imperial period of the Roman Empire with a particular emphasis on religions and ancient science. She is a faculty member in the department of Religious Studies at West Virginia University, and is also the Director of Educational Programs at the Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington, D.C. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Israel, Italy, Turkey, France and England and has worked on several television and film productions.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with an informal “eye opener” hour (the before noon version of a cocktail hour.) Those attending will sit down and begin ordering bunch at noon. After everyone has ordered, the experienced explorers will speak and answer questions. This informal question and answer session around the table will continue until roughly 1 p.m.
Afterwards, the waiters will continue serving drinks for those who want to stay for informal conversations among themselves until 2 p.m.
The NPC is located at: 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20045, on the 13th (top) floor.
Metro Center is the nearest Metro station. Those who drive to the event should park in the PMI garage on G Street between 13th and 14th streets NW and bring their PMI tickets to the brunch. If the bill for food and drinks is $20 or more a waiter can affix a sticker to the back of the parking ticket that covers of the cost of parking.
If you want to attend please sign up with Jocelyn Kelly, FN 12, at firstname.lastname@example.org