May 14, 2013 Meeting
5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 10th floor of the Fifth-Third Bank Building in downtown Grand Rapids. Free parking in the 5/3 underground parking area. Enter from Monroe and tell the attendant you are with the Torch club. A reservation form is at the bottom of this page.
May 14, 2013 Dinner Menu: Seared Salmon with Buerre Blanc, Artichoke Risotto, Broccoli and Fruit Pie, House-made Rolls, Coffee and Tea Service
NANCY J. COURT, Freelance Scholar & Torch Club member, “Highpointing”
Who is this month's speaker perched on the wall? Could it be? Yes, it is. This month's speaker is Nancy Court, a long time Torch Club member and an avid explorer, and she will be taking us along on an expedition of highpointing. What is "highpointing?" If you ask or if you already know, you will want to come to this exciting meeting and hear all about it. Nancy will explain the challenges and unique quests faced by those who call themselves highpointers and you will understand why she selected this picture.
Whether you are a mountaineer, veteran hiker or beginner, the highpoints of the United States offer a diversity of experience in seeing our beautiful country. The highpoints of the U.S. range from a highway intersection to a world-class mountain. A vehicle can be driven to within a few yards of many highpoints. Others require long and strenuous hikes. Some even involve rock climbing and /or snow and glacier travel skills. Nancy will take us on this highpointing adventure without fear of falling or injury...we just need to sit back and enjoy.
Nancy is a retired social worker, who has always enjoyed many hobbies, one of which is highpointing. Her evening discussion and presentation will take you far away from Grand Rapids without ever having to leave your chair. See you there!
The meeting charge is $28 per person for members and $32 per person for non-members/guests which includes your meal, payable at the door. Cash or check only. Cash Bar is available. The meal menu will be posted at the top of this page approximately one week prior to the meeting.
Reservations are required. Walk-ins are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed a meal. Use the form below to make your reservations. Questions or phone reservations call 616-247-3796 or 616-706-4733.
Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled up to 3 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting. If you must cancel after the deadline, you will be responsible for paying the $28 (or $32 non-member) meeting charge if we are unable to replace your reservation with another person.
Please enter your name, contact information, and the number of persons planning to attend. If your reservation is for more than one person, please include the names of the guests in the comment area. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (i.e. gluten or dairy intolerance). Please be prepared to pay at the door with check or cash only.