Event Calendar

July 2015

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12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?” by Lisa Miller, New York Magazine, 5/19/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Senior Scams: Don’t Be A Victim," Claire Rosenzweig, President BBB, New York.
 

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
Friday, July 3, 2015 (All day) Society Offices Closed
Society Offices Closed
Friday, July 3, 2015 (All day)
Observance of Independence Day
 
 
 
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9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Adler Study, Room 514
 
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Explore and practice mindfulness.

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
School rooftop playground
Ethics for Children - Community Open House
Ethics for Children - Community Open House
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
School rooftop playground
Audrey Kindred Presides
 
Info session and registration for summer programs for children ages 3-12.
 
 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - "Colloquy on Patriotism”
Sunday Meeting - "Colloquy on Patriotism”
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader
Andra Miller Presides
 

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. Parades, picnics and fireworks abound. It's also an opportunity to reflect upon independence and freedom. What do those concepts mean in a country that still struggles with racism, misogyny and inequality? How can we both love our homeland and dissent its policies? Patriotism takes many forms. Together we will share our thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Followed by Introduction to Friedman’s Fables class at 1:00 pm in the Adler Study, Room 514..

 
 
1:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Introduction to Fun with Friedman’s Fables
Introduction to Fun with Friedman’s Fables
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Introduction - Sunday, July 5, 1:00 pm;

Tuesdays, July 7 – 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm and 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman’s Fables
Fun with Friedman’s Fables
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
 
Moderator: Ken Gans

Obstacles to Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution.

1. South Sudan's Agony NY Times Editorial 6-28-15

2. Obama intervenes in Greek Crisis NY Times 7-1-15 Applbaum and Davis

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Moderator Rod Hofman

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29

Learn fluid moves that will help improve your balance and strength. Wear comfortable clothes, no previous experience necessary. Fee includes all sessions. Registration is required, call Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212-874-5210, ext. 117.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"The Masked Avengers: How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson” by David Kushner, The New Yorker, 9/8/14.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Film Screening & Community Discussion
Film Screening & Community Discussion
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
Co-sponsored by 350NYC, New York Society for Ethical Culture, and Bronx Climate Justice North, this event will feature “Disruption," a film by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott. The movie explores the organizing work that led up to the People’s Climate March, the power of protest movements, and the issue of climate change through a social justice lens.
 
After the movie, we will have presentations by student leaders working on university fossil fuel divestment campaigns as well as community activists working on the New York City pension divestment campaign. We will discuss takeaways from the movie, their implications on fossil fuel divestment campaigns, and next steps for intergenerational, cross-campaign collaboration.
 
We hope to create an intimate, all-ages space that can provide networking opportunities for students, alumni, and community members in New York City. As movers, shakers, and doers with a shared vision of a sustainable and just world, we must come together to cultivate critical thought and proactively support each other’s efforts.
 
 
Food and drinks will be provided.
 
 
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9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Adler Study, Room 514
 
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Explore and practice mindfulness.

 
 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Audrey Kindred Presides
 

*Animating Humanity and Humanism* an arts and animation series co-led by guest teacher, Amy Reid.

 
 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Honest Examination of Lying
Sunday Meeting - Honest Examination of Lying
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Emily Newman
Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides
 

Is lying ethical? We are surrounded by falsehoods, exaggerations, denial, and sarcasm; that affect our judgment and shape our actions for better and worse. We must first learn what is a lie, how are they used and viewed in society, and why do we lie. Together we will explore lying and try to find the truest, most honest answer.

Emily Newman is the Communications Coordinator of the American Ethical Union, Secretary of the National Ethical Service at the United Nations, and a member of the Future of Ethical Societies (FES). She grew up in Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.

 

 
 
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Moderator Rod Hofman

Wednesdays, July 15, 22 and 29

Learn fluid moves that will help improve your balance and strength. Wear comfortable clothes, no previous experience necessary. Fee includes all sessions. Registration is required, call Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212-874-5210, ext. 117.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Books - The Awakening
Great Books - The Awakening
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator: Larry Schiff  
 

Specific edition: "The Awakening", Kate Chopin, Norton Critical Edition, SECOND EDITION (1994)

Please bring your questions about the issues in "The Awakening."  Be prepared to discuss the questions that interest you by referring and reading to us the text that moves you.  This is why we ask you to get the Specific edition listed above; so that we can all follow your reading by looking at the same page in our copies.
 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"A Loss for Words: Can a dying language be saved?” by Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 3/30/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
"Graying of the Cool: Reclaiming 'Old' in the Digital Age" Tom Kamber
 
Tom Kamber, PhD, Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), will explore the changing definition of longevity in today's era of circuits and software.  If we reject outdated stereotypes of aging, how should we envision alternative models that embrace the world of opportunity that awaits the new generation of older adults?
 
Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Cowspiracy - The Sustainability Secret
Cowspiracy - The Sustainability Secret
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
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9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Adler Study, Room 514
 
Explore and practice mindfulness.
 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 

Please join us for a continental breakfast before Sunday Platform and socialize with members and friends.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Building a Culture of Compassion
Sunday Meeting - Building a Culture of Compassion
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Paulo Ribeiro
Richard Van Deusen Presides
 

Why does it seem as though we’ve hit a plateau? While pockets of de jure prejudice continue to exist, most bigotry today manifests itself through individual actions that can’t simply be legislated away. If we are to truly put racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of prejudice behind us, we will need a more holistic approach to tackle the myriad subtle problems that defy traditional forms of activism. If we are to move forward as a civilization, we must look to build an entirely new culture that places the worth, dignity, and well-being of each and every person at the center of public life.

Paulo Ribeiro is a Leader-in-Training with the American Ethical Union. He holds a BA from Montclair State University in Sociology and is currently enrolled in the Humanist Institute. He is a three-time recipient of the US President's Volunteer Service Award for his work with children's education and recreation programs.

 

 
 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Audrey Kindred Presides
 

*Animating Humanity and Humanism* an arts and animation series co-led by guest teacher, Amy Reid.

 
 
 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
 
Moderator: Ken Gans

1.The Iran Deal  Peter Baker NY Times 7/16/15

2.The Syrian Tragedy Ann Barnard NY Times 7/16/15

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Moderator Rod Hofman

Wednesdays, July 15, 22 and 29

Learn fluid moves that will help improve your balance and strength. Wear comfortable clothes, no previous experience necessary. Fee includes all sessions. Registration is required, call Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212-874-5210, ext. 117.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Unhappy Days for America” by Nicholas Lemann, NY Review of Books, 5/21/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
 
6:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Family Potluck Sleepover
Family Potluck Sleepover
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Urban Rooftop Camping Night! 

With 7:00 pm Potluck Dinner inviting: Wonder Friends and NYSEC Members to join in the fun.

 

 

 
 
7:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Potluck Dinner
Potluck Dinner
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Potluck Dinner inviting Wonder Friends and NYSEC Members to join in the fun.
 
 
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9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Adler Study, Room 514
 
 

Explore and practice mindfulness.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 

Please join us for a continental breakfast before Sunday Platform and socialize with members and friends.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - An Ethical Humanist Philosophy
Sunday Meeting - An Ethical Humanist Philosophy
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Randall Best
Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides 
 
My Ethical Humanist Philosophy sustains me as I confront life’s existential questions. Who am I? Why am I Here? What should I do? Ethical Humanism provides me with a moral foundation and inspires me to promote the worth and dignity of others. Realizing that my own moral growth is achieved through relationships with others and working to provide everyone with opportunities to develop their full potential. I will share the building blocks of my Ethical Humanist philosophy and how it inspires me to find meaning and purpose in life.
 

Since 2008 Randy Best has served as the Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle. Randy received a B.A. from Grinnell College and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. He is also a graduate of the Humanist Institute, certified Mediator, and Pastoral Counselor. Randy lives in Durham North Carolina with his wife Sarah Howe, a ceramic artist. They have four children who they have homeschooled. In addition to his work in Ethical Culture, Randy works at Duke University as the Administrative Director of the Physics Department.

 

 

 
 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Audrey Kindred Presides
 

*Animating Humanity and Humanism* an arts and animation series co-led by guest teacher, Amy Reid.

 
 
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing –On Hiatus until Fall
The Joy of Personal Writing –On Hiatus until Fall
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Fun with Friedman's Fables
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, applied family systems concepts to congregations. His collection of fables revives an ancient art form and offers fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles. In these playful, mischievous and even absurd stories, he pushes at the emotional barriers that can prevent people from hearing each other. We will discuss four stories (to be provided at registration) at each session. Afternoon sessions will be repeated evenings to accommodate different schedules.

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Moderator Rod Hofman

Learn fluid moves that will help improve your balance and strength. Wear comfortable clothes, no previous experience necessary. Fee includes all sessions. Registration is required, call Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212-874-5210, ext. 117.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"A Dumb Job” by Frank Rich, New York Magazine, 4/6-19/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch