Our Social Affairs Committee has planned a virtual Welcome Back Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 12, 6 to 7 pm, via Zoom, for members only. Watch the Weekly Announcements email and our members-only Facebook page for the link.
Welcome: Diane Koszarski, Social Affairs chair, and Susan Lesh, president
Share our picnic menu, below, or just log in during dinner. Catch up on everyone’s summer adventures by joining conversation groups in the breakout rooms—it’s easy to drop in and out on Zoom, just as you might at an in-person dinner party.
Appetizer: Pita chips and hummus, recommended by Joe. He says he adds a lot more lemon than Mark Bittman: https://www.diningandcooking.com/29668/mark-bittmans-hummus/
Main course: Grilled veggie burger on a mound of green salad topped with all the fixins, with homemade vegan coleslaw https://www.noracooks.com/classic-vegan-coleslaw/ and potato chips
Desserts: Watermelon and Southern-style vegan banana pudding, https://cozypeachkitchen.com/southern-vegan-banana-pudding/ or vegan brownies, https://www.noracooks.com/vegan-brownies-recipe/
Let’s share conversation in the breakout rooms. David Bland will explain how breakout rooms work on Zoom, and people will be able to switch in and out of various conversations. These topics are planned:
Susan Lesh, Pandemic Cookery
Diane Koszarski, Poetry for Today, BYO favorites!
Dan Rosenblum, Protesting Today, Plus and Minus
Joe Chuman, My Imaginary Vacation
Eric Sandhusen, Staycation Show and Tell
Ed Gross, Intriguing TV Series, Past and Present
Terri & Ken Karp, The News Junkie Table
We’ll finish off the evening with fall programming previews and announcements from Susan Lesh, opening words for our fall season from leader Joe Chuman, and an inspiring song with Silvia Acosta on guitar.
Diane Koszarski, Social Affairs chair