PRSDA November Meeting
Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
We hope to see you at our next PRSDA meeting being held at Boeing Field, Clay Lacy Aviation in Seattle, WA on Thursday, November 8th, 2012.
Registration/Networking 17:00 – 18:00
Dinner 18:00 – 18:45
Introductions/Business 18:45 – 19:00
Guest speaker 19:00 – 20:00
Give-a-way drawings 20:00 – 20:15
Our speaker, Major Brian Shul, USAF (Retired) Pilot, Patriot, Photographer and Author will share his unique story. Born in Quantico, VA in 1948, Brian graduated East Carolina University in 1970 with a degree in History and Anthropology. After 20 years as an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian Shul today is an accomplished author, speaker, and photographer.
Flying close air support missions in Viet Nam, he flew 212 missions before his aircraft was shot down. Severely burned in the crash he was given little chance of survival. He spent one year in hospitals and endured 15 reconstructive surgeries. After countless hours of physical therapy, Brian surprised his doctors and returned to flying jets.
After becoming an Airshow demonstration pilot in the A-10, Brian also taught at the TOPGUN School and culminated his Air Force career with selection to fly our nation’s premier spy plane, the SR-71. This was a remarkable accomplishment considering that it required an astronaut physical to qualify for the plane that routinely flew above 95% of the earth’s atmosphere. Only 93 Air Force pilots in history ever flew the SR-71, still the fastest plane ever built. Brian flew the Blackbird for 4 years and was the pilot who provided key photos of Libyan terrorist camps to President Reagan during the Libyan Crisis in 1986.
Brian retired from the Air Force in 1990, and pursued his writing interests. He was the first SR-71 pilot ever to write a book about flying that plane, illustrated with his own photography. It earned him the Aviation Book of the Year title from the Smithsonian. He has written four other aviation books, for which he did all the flying, writing, and photography. He is the only man in America to have flown extensively with both the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels in the making of those books.
Brian’s remarkable comeback story has inspired audiences nationwide as today he has become one of America’s most popular keynote speakers. His message of living fearlessly and making the most of each day resonates with men and women from all walks of life. He was a recipient of the 2002 National Spirit of Freedom Award, and recently was only the 28th person to receive the Crystal Eagle Award from the National Aero Club. He is an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow, and last summer was inducted into the Air Force Hall of Fame. Brian is the owner of Gallery One in Marysville, California where his nationally acclaimed photography is on display.
Clay Lacy Aviation’s Hangar, Boeing Field, 8285 Perimeter Road South, Seattle, WA 98108. Phone: 206-762-6000
Our dinner will be catered by Air Culinaire, one of our meeting sponsors. A detailed menu is listed below. If you have a special needs diet or want to request a vegetarian meal, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 2nd.
Buffet Hors d’oeuvres
Antipasto Tray of Meats, Caprese Skewers & Condiments Served With Baskets of Artisan Breads
Mediterranean Tray of assorted Mediterranean Dips with Pita and Flat Breads, Imported Olives and Stuffed Grape Leaves
Mini Crab cakes served with a Roasted Peppered Aioli Sauce
Imported and Domestic Cheese Display served with an Assortment of Gourmet Crackers
Mixed Organic Baby Green Salad Served with Assorted Salad Dressings
Roasted Filet Mignon served with a Wild Mushroom Sauce
Chicken Piccata served with a Light Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
Herb Rice Pilaf
Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Rolls & Butter
Assorted Mini Desserts
Mini Fruit Skewers
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
As a reminder dinner fees are as follows:
$30.00 / PRSDA Members
$50.00 / Non-Members
Please RSVP by Friday, November 2nd, by clicking the orange "Attend Event" button below and registering for the meetng.
If you RSVP and are unable to attend, without canceling 72 hours prior to the meeting then we will have to charge you the meeting fee as the caterer will already have committed to the headcount provided. Sorry!
We have two Host Hotels for our November Meeting – they are:
Marriott Courtyard SeaTac Double Tree SeaTac
16038 West Valley Highway 18740 International Boulevard
Tukwila, Washington 98188 Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 425-255-0300 Phone: 206-246-8600
Rate: $139.00 plus tax Rate: $135.00 plus tax
To reserve a room call the hotel of your choice and mention Clay Lacy to receive their preferred rate.
A big THANK YOU to the sponsors of November’s meeting: Clay Lacy Aviation, Air Culinaire, Melnik Limousine, Universal Weather & Aviation, Jet Professionals & Immaculate Flight, LLC and MONEREY JET CENTER. We would not be able to bring such inspiring guest speakers to our meetings without the help of our sponsors.
Meeting sponsorship opportunities are still available – please contact Michaelle Olson at email@example.com if you are interested in becoming one of our prestigious sponsors.
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