Our first speaker in our Conference Series, Aida Mansoor, from the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, came to talk about the Muslim Faith and Culture on February 2, 2017. It was such an interesting topic, and we're so glad that she came!
LAST: June 15 - Paul Colburn
3RD: April 6- Chris Chorney
1st: February 2 - Aida Mansoor
On March 2, we had our next speaker come to our congregation, Jeffrey A. Fletcher. He came to speak about some of his 4000-piece collection of various artifacts going back to the times of slavery in our country. As he says, "The key to the future is the past." We were enthralled by his presentation, and are thrilled that he shared it with us!
"On April 6, representatives from Disaster And Wilderness Ground Searches (DAWGS), Chris Chorney and Lynne Bradley, and Chris's dog Ellie, put on an excellent and informative presentation on the work that is done by the organization. At no cost to police, fire, or DEP agencies, professional K-9 search and rescue services assist in, or manage, a search for a lost or missing person. All the people who work for it are completely volunteer. Chris and Lynne also gave us an example of how Ellie searches for a missing person, and she found her in a matter of minutes! It was a wonderful presentation!"
2nd: March 2 - Jeffrey A. Fletcher
On June 15, Paul Colburn, a Master Wildlife Conservationist from CT DEEP, spoke to us about Black Bears in Connecticut. It was a very informative presentation, providing practical recommendations for our optimal coexistence with our black bear population. We'll definitely be more watchful now as we travel through our surroundings, but also remembering that the black bears are simply doing what they're supposed to do in their surroundings. Thank you, Paul!