Monday, February 23, 2009

Meetings shouldn't be this much fun!

A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting with past GSE members and Nashville residents from Argentina. We asked a lot questions about the GSE experience and also about life in Argentina. All the new information helped to make us even more excited about our travels! We heard stories about GSE trips in Austrailia and France and also tasted local Argentine wine and yerba mate. We are sure to have a fantastic time this Spring! Take a look at the photos below for evidence of our fun-filled evening. A special thanks to Tonya for arranging and hosting the event and also thank you to all our guests.

From left: Yuri, Diana, Cristina giving insight into Argentine culture

Miranda tasting the food contributed by both team members and guests.

Cristina and Melia raising their glasses

Bill and Lindsay chatting about the details of the trip.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Meet Tom

Rotarian Tom Turk is a former television producer and retired arts administrator. He was executive director of the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission from 1993 to 2003, and then served three years as executive director of Tennesseans for the Arts, a statewide advocacy organization.

Between 1981 and 1993 he directed creative and performing arts centers in Temple and Texarkana, Texas. From 1963 to 1981 Turk was Fine Arts Producer at Michigan State University’s WKAR-TV. He graduated from DePauw University in Indiana, where he studied creative writing, and the MA degree in radio-television-film from Michigan State University. In his professional work he has traveled in Europe, Central and South America, and in North and West Africa.

He and his wife, Judith, have two grown children. He became a member of Rotary in 1981 and the Rotary Club of Nashville in 1993.

El Rotario Tomas Turk es jubilado de ser productor de televisión y administrador de artes. Él era director ejecutivo de la Comisión Metropolitana de los Artes de Nashville a partir de 1993 a 2003, y entonces servió tres años como director ejecutivo de una organización estatal de la defensa que se llama Tennesseans para los Artes.

Entre 1981 y 1993 él dirigió centros de las artes creativos e interpretativos en las ciudades Temple y Texarkana de Texas. A partir de 1963 a 1981, Sr. Turk era productor de las bellas artes en WKAR-TV en la Universidad de Estado de Michigan. Él graduó de la Universidad de DePauw de Indiana, en donde él estudió la escritura creativa. Recibió su MA en radio-televisión-película de la Universidad de Estado de Michigan. A traves de su trabajo profesional, él ha viajado a Europa, América Central y Sudamérica, y en el norte y las Áfricas occidentales.

Él y su esposa, Judith, tienen dos niños crecidos. Él se hizo miembro del Rotatorio en 1981 y del Rotary Club de Nashville en 1993.

Bienvenido Tom!

Tom Turk has assumed the role as our new 6760 Team Leader. We are sad that Ronnie is unable to continue with us on this journey, but we are excited to have another kind and capable Rotarian (I'm sensing a pattern here...) as our new leader. Welcome to the team, Tom!