Branch Program 4/15/2013

9:30-10:30: The Arts
Presidents’ Hall

Life is a Work of Art
Lucy Rose Fischer, PhD, Gerontologist, Author, and Artist

Our speaker believes that “The Third Age,” our post retirement years, can be an important part of our lives. In her book, I’m New At Being Old, Fischer portrays the experience of growing older with wit, whimsy, and vibrant, fanciful art. This is a presentation about the power of creativity in later life.

10:45-11:45: Justice
Presidents’ Hall

How the Constitution Plays a Special but Often Misunderstood Role in American Law
Lee McGrath, Executive Director, Institute for Justice, Minnesota Chapter

The Institute of Justice advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society. Our speaker will discuss how the Constitution protects freedoms by both establishing and limiting government.

Business Meeting

Welcome 50-year members
Elect convention delegates


Headlines/Viewpoints: Fellowships Room
Technology: Minneapolis Room

1:15 – 2:15: Literature
Presidents’ Hall

A Song in My Heart
Roma Calatayud-Stocks, Novelist and Composer

In this historical novel, Calatayed-Stocks uses a unique multicultural approach in telling the story of Minneapolis native, Alejandra Stanford, who was determined to become a conductor, despite the obstacles. The narrative, set in the 1920s, takes the reader on a compelling musical journey around the world. Events surrounding the characters’ lives are based on history and well researched.