Costa Mesa, Ca.
January 4, 2013
Dear Family & Friends:
Here is a list of upcoming programs in which I will feature my climbing equipment and some dramatic photos and video of my 2012 expedition on Mt. Everest, climbing from both the South and North sides of the mountain. The programs run about 60-90 minutes.
January 10, 2013 “Celebrity Series” program sponsored by the Crescendo Chapter of the Guilds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The program, which begins at 10 am, will be given at the Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Ca. Charge: $30 per person. Contact Priscilla Selman at 714-538-3602 for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
January 10, 2013 program for Las Alegres at the Living Stone Chapel, 2987 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa, Ca. The meeting begins at 7 pm and the program starts at 7:30 pm. The program is open to Las Alegres members, their husbands and guests. There is no charge to attend.
February 7, 2013 at the Stough Canyon Nature Center at 6:30 pm. The Nature Center is located at 2300 Walnut St., Burbank, Ca. The program is open to the public and is free of charge.
February 23, 2013 sponsored by the Friends of Costa Mesa Libraries. The venue for the program is the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W. Baker, Costa Mesa, Ca. The meeting begins with a dinner at 6 pm followed by the program at 7 pm. An $8 charge will be assessed for the dinner. The program is open to the public.
March 21, 2013 sponsored by the Trojan Guild of Orange County. The meeting begins at 10 am, and the program will start at 10:45 am. The program will be given at the Muth Environmental Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, Ca. The program is open to TGOC members, their husbands and guests and there is no charge. Lunch is provided after the program, and guests will be charged $10 for the lunch.
Where charges are imposed, none of the proceeds go to me.
I hope to see you at one of these programs.
With celebrity comes responsibility–the obligation to educate, and your programs are unsurpassed. Beware of gaining too much weight on the “speaker’s circuit”!
Would really like to attend in Burbank on Feb. 7. Pending the schedules of three children (2 now teenagers and 1 almost there) . . . I hope to be there.
Hi Bill….as per our conversation about heated motorcycling gear on Christmas Day at Stacy’s…..I just did finally get the info from my brother (their house is under construction) and sent it to you via Stacy via Lisa, I think. If you would like to talk to my brother, an adventurer like yourself and ask further questions I would be happy to give him your contact number. My brother is Wesley Menard retired from JPL and lifelong BMW rider.
Hi Bill: I met Phil and Susan Erschler several years ago at Adventure 16 in the Mission Valley area when they did a presentation of their 1996 Everest Summit. As you probably know, they hold the distinction of being the first married couple to scale the 7 Summits. The venue only sat about 50-60 people, but I know that I, and others, would love to see you somewhere in the Greater San Diego East, El Cajon to Alpine area. I feel Adventure 16 shares the attitude of adventure, community outreach and education, and am confident that they would be as excited as I am to sponsor this presentation. Would you like me to contact them on your behalf? Please contact me at at email@example.com if you would like to discuss.
I am looking forward to attending another one of your entertaining and educational talks at the Burbank Nature Center.
I hope to attend the February 7th lecture at Stough Park, Burbank