I am happy to report we have 45 RSVPs... with more expected in this final week before our RSVP deadline next Saturday. That's for the Geezer gathering on Sat Mar 9, at noon, at Victorios Italian restaurant in North Hollywood, 10901 Victory Blvd. (north side of Victory - just past Vineland). You can join our happy get together - the first of 2024 - with your RSVP to me at:
The Sat Mar 2 deadline allows Victorios to plan on how many lunches will be served. It's the usual delicious $25 Italian buffet... with desert and tip included. We'll start serving about 11:45 a.m. Cash at the door... plastic at the bar.
As most of you know, we're going back to the format we used for the first three years... after the News Geezers started in 2010.
There won't be formal themed programs. Instead, we'll hear from everyone who attends (and wants to speak). That will give us plenty of extra time to catch up with long-time friends... and make new ones.
Three of our News Geezers authors who will be there to talk about, sell and sign their latest offerings. The links under the titles will take you to the appropriate Amazon webpage.
* STEVE COHEN is out with "50 Years in a Newsroom: A Eulogy" - which I am enjoying at the moment. Those of you who know Steve, perhaps worked for him, know his voice well. And in print, he sounds like he talks. And that's a great thing!
* IVOR DAVIS presents his latest work: The 60th Anniversary Edition of his classic "The Beatles and Me On Tour." The first edition was a rollicking good read... and I look to the new 60th Edition.
* GORDON DURICH (husband of KITTY DILL) will talk about his new book: "Autobiography of a Believer: Elusive Faith." Kitty calls it "a personal and relatable story of faith, hope, redemption with fun stories and anecdotes." Gordon is a true-blue Aussie with some great tales to tell!
For those of you who don't have new books out: Please share stories, updates, whatever you'd like the rest of us to know about.
We'll do some on camera interviews... so we'll have the usual edited highlights.
So again, RSVPs for Sat Mar 9 remain open through next Saturday (Mar 2). Please let me hear from you (if you haven't signed up already). You can find the updated list by clicking on the "Roster & RSVP tab at the top of this page. Again, I am at: email@example.com.
2024's 2nd News Geezers lunch is planned for Sat Sep 14... with the same informal format.
We will be recording on camera interviews (with those who want to be interviewed) before/after the lunch... in order to edit a video to be enjoyed by those who can't be with us in person.
I look forward to strong turnouts for our informal lunches on Sat Mar 9 and Sat Sep 14.
See you soon!
Cheers and warm wishes,
on Sat Mar 9!
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0:00 Bob Tarlau introduction
3:10 Dr, George Fischbeck tribute
by Steve Skootsky with Dianne Barone
22:10 Kelly Lange and Fritz Coleman
47:00 End Part One
0:00 Mark Thompson
7:30 Maria Quiban
16:10 Evelyn Taft
30:30 The News Geezers Looking Back:
Bob with Joel Tator
43:10 Chef Robert
45:20 End Part Two
February 26, 2024
PHOTOS FROM THE OCTOBER 14 LUNCH
Photo credits: Steve Skootsky, Robert Penfold, Vince Mack
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