Historic tribute Ceremony in honor of Jim Fowler: Oct. 1, NYC, blacktie+

Historic Tribute Ceremony in Honor of Jim Fowler

As a historic organization, steeped in tradition, The Explorers Club honors Jim Fowler with our highest ceremonial event – The Tribute. In honor of this individual, who has given so much to our organization, we shall gather together at the Clubhouse in our finest regalia and offer tribute and honor to one of our own – an individual who has distinguished himself in the annals of Club history.

6:00 – 7:30 pm
All members and guests gather in the 2nd floor library for a Buffet, Dessert and Cocktails. Weather permitting, the terrace will be open.

7:30 pm
The Tributee party adjourns to the Members Lounge. Tributors remain in the 2nd floor library for a glass of brandy or port, and reading of the Rites of Passage.

7:45 – 10:00 pm
Members take their specified places along the grand stairway holding lit candles. The lights are dimmed, and the bell from the cutter Bear is rung in a slow and solemn manner. Tributors chant the name of the Tributee in unison with the bell. Jim Fowler proceeds up the stairway followed by members in order of seniority. All take seats in the Great Hall before a blazing Great Fire of Exploration. Members rise one by one, take a glass of port or brandy (or water if absolutely necessary), and give a spirited, stirring, humorous (and hopefully somewhat coherent) Tribute to one of our most beloved members.

10:00 – 10:15 pm
Tributee Fowler then rises and responds in a like fashion.

10:15 – 11:00 pm
Tributee Fowler then exits the Great Hall and leads the procession to the 2nd floor library for an adjourning beverage.

Date: October 1st, 2015

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $65

Reservation Notes:

This event requires White / Black Tie or Native Dress, with Medals & Decorations encouraged.

To clarify, this event is open to Members Only.  The event is expected to sell out, and as such, there are no invited guests. Should there be openings, spouses of members will be given priority.

To make a reservation please emailreservations@explorers.org or call the Club at 212-628-8383 by Monday, September 28, 2015

Cancellation/”No Show” Policy:

* If a reservation is canceled after Monday, September 28th, there will be No Refund of the ticket price.
* There are no refunds for a “No Show” to a catered event.

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