Speakers for Scholarships
Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island’s 2022 Speaker Series will raise money for student scholarships.
A speaker series featuring a Chicago-based economist, a best-selling author, a local historian and a European-trained wine expert will kick off in January 2022, with all money raised used to fund college scholarships for deserving Brunswick County students.
Coordinated by Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island, the speaker series will be held at the St. James Community Center. Events are scheduled for January, March, May and November, with each session beginning at 7 pm. Q&A sessions will follow the talks.
“This a unique opportunity to learn from a diverse group of experts while helping disadvantaged area teens pursue college or vocational degrees,” says George Bayless, president of Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. “Our club is trying to build an endowment fund to support one of the largest scholarship programs in Brunswick County, and the speaker series is a key component of that effort.”
Scheduled speakers are:
• January 25: Andrew Opdyke, CFA, a senior economist who is a member of an economic team that Bloomberg ranked as one of the top forecasters of the U.S. economy for the past several years.
He will provide attendees with a look at the economic landscape for 2022.
• March 22: Flora J. Solomon, a 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Finalist known for her works of historical fiction. She will share inspirational tales of her journey as an author with hopes of stirring the audiences’ creative juices.
• May 10: Liz Fuller, PhD, a highly respected local historian and vice president of Southport Historical Society. Skilled at connecting people with history by highlighting the lives of everyday individuals from the past, she will discuss noteworthy events that shaped Southport and its surroundings.
• November 1: Doug Zucker, an MBA graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Bordeaux-Ecole de Management in France and former director of operations at Stew Leonard’s Wines. Just in time for the holidays, Doug will help those in attendance identify the perfect wine pairings for every occasion.
Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island is dedicated to serving the children of Brunswick County through service, education, guidance and leadership. The club supports numerous programs in the county’s elementary, middle and high schools designed to instill a life-long commitment to service among students of all ages and to develop the skills necessary to become community leaders.
Want to go?
Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island’s 2022 Speaker Series
January 25, March 22, May 10 and November 1
St. James Community Center
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Bruce Kupper at (314) 330-4436 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost to attend all four sessions is $100. Tickets to individual sessions can be purchased for $50 per event.
Visit southport-oakisland-kiwanis.org for more information.