A few weeks ago, Kent Mason gave an interesting 3-minute talk about his collection of pocket watches. He started collecting them after getting one as a gift. Our speaker last week confirmed at the last minute, so Kent offered to postpone his presentation until this week. Pocket watches, it seems, are directly connected a famous railroad crash….but there’s more to the story!
We heard from Guita Irani, one of the leaders of Children of Persia, a nonprofit charity based in Montgomery Village devoted to disaster relief and educational programs in Iran. The group works closely with nongovernmental organizations inside and outside of Iran on a variety of projects. In the last 20 years, the group has supported projects in health, education, training, and housing. The group has a challenging mission, especially with the current sanctions on trade and financial services, but it has had considerable success.
We heard from Amy Ginsburg of the Friends of White Flint for updates on their activities and the redevelopment of the White Flint area. Amy discussed a number of current issues in the area: