Today is our third birthday and that’s a big deal for us. We’ve finished two highly successful years with record setting attendance in 2016, and are getting ready to launch a whole new look with our web site, Facebook page, marketing, and advertising. And wait until you see our issues packed lineup coming in 2017. Six inspiring speakers addressing topics that are impacting our lives today. A new look, an expanded lineup of speakers, and a loyal group of supporters who have been with us from the start. We are energized by you and ready to get to work with our programming that is just around the corner.
Have you noticed our new logo? Thanks to the superb photography of Dylan Nelson, we have incorporated the iconic South Haven Lighthouse into all of our marketing materials. Dylan is a very talented photographer who recently graduated from South Haven High School and is now studying marketing at Grand Valley University. He took this lighthouse image one very cold evening keeping the lens open for this spectacular photo. We think the lighthouse serves to promote our work in bringing illuminating subjects and highly informed and interesting speakers to our series. Dylan granted us permission to use this photo without charge and we are thankful for his generosity.
Speaking of generosity, did you know the Speakers Series of South Haven derives much of its support from many generous donors throughout the region? We are grateful to our supporters and corporate sponsors for their financial donations. Thank you for helping us bring talented and informative speakers to our community.
And, speaking of generosity, we are so fortunate to be led by an all-volunteer board of directors who give generously of their time, talent, and financial resources. Special thanks goes to Dick Brunvand for his wonderful videography and marketing work, together with Lisl Weiss for all of the crisp and colorful posters, flyers, and advertisements. Tom Renner continues to support us with his incredible photography and the Hodgman’s always make sure the pre-program receptions are a big hit.
We’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you think. Send us a note with your thoughts, and also share your good ideas about future speakers.
We hope to see you for our first presentation of 2017 on March 14 when David Ryden, Professor of Political Science at Hope College, will be here to present “The United States Supreme Court in the Cross-hairs”. David will discuss the current opening on the Supreme Court and share his perspective on the likely outcome. Don’t miss this one.