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Bob Jenkins… one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. It bustles with university students, state legislators, pro and amateur musicians and artists in every medium. It boasts renowned museums, memorable restaurants with both fancy cuisine and down-home eats. It is part of the nationally known Research Triangle.

And we’re gonna’ have a great time here! But you’ll have to work at it – just deciding among the variety of half- and full-day trips being offered may cause you to pause:

  • A re-purposed warehouse district now home to everything from a chocolatier to a denim-recycler
  • Tours of various areas on Segways or on bikes
  • An in-the-kitchen culinary tour – as well as tasting trip to some of Raleigh’s 21 craft breweries
  • Narrated tours through several of the exceptional museums
  • There’s even a train ride to let you walk through historic areas of neighboring towns.

During our meetings within the Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel, we have something different for the Chapter: a keynote speaker. And he’s one of us, veteran travel writer and columnist Christopher Elliott, who will share ideas to improve your own writing.

For those trying to master the photographic capabilities of the ubiquitous cellphone, Jack Hollingsworth promises 50 tips and techniques. Jack estimates that in the past five years, he has shot 500,000 iPhone images.

Our dine-around options range from an Irish whiskey tasting dinner in a pub to a Casablanca-themed restaurant created by its Moroccan owner/chef, from a small-tastes, cutting-edge restaurant to eateries located in the downtown train station and in a former pharmacy.

I want to thank both Associate Ryan Smith, who brought Raleigh’s bid to the Chapter, and to the tireless Beverly Hurley, this meeting’s chair and planner. A Raleigh resident and former chair of the Associates Council, Beverly quickly agreed to my request that she oversee the meeting; she has worked closely with Ryan, and Beverly’s attention to detail is remarkable – and much appreciated.

On this web site you’ll find more information and of course the meeting’s registration form. Come on down!

Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins
Eastern Chapter chair

Business Meeting Agenda

Mon., April 25, 7:45-9am

Introduction of notable guests, those SATW members who have volunteered their time and brainpower to make the chapter and Society work better for the rest of us. This includes our chapter officers, plus any national officers, past presidents and Marco Polos also attending our Raleigh meeting.

Old Business, including minutes from our Las Vegas meeting, our treasurer’s report, donations to the SATW Foundation.

New Business, including a reminder about the change in our Bylaws to now have half of our chapter officers elected each year. A report from the Board of Directors’ winter meeting.


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