BEACH -- Former Pakistan
President, Pervez Musharraf will be the guest
speaker at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach
County’s Eminent Speaker’s Luncheon on March 9, 2010
at the Raymond F. Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.
The luncheon is being presented by PNC.
president of Pakistan from 2001 – 2008, TIME
Magazine described President Pervez Musharraf’s
position as “the most dangerous job in the world.”
President Musharraf played a crucial role in the
global war on terror. President Musharraf has
survived two assassination attempts; rooted out
militants in his own government; helped direct
countless raids against Al Qaeda – both in his
cities and in the mountains; and tracked Osama Bin
Laden with technical and human intelligence.
for President Musharraf’s visit could not be more
relevant,” stated Wally Turner, Chairman of the
Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm
Beach County and Co-chair of the Luncheon. “The
global war on terror continues in intensity,
evidenced by the wars still raging in Afghanistan
and Iraq, tensions rising with Iran and the most
recent failed Christmas attack. President Musharraf
has been instrumental in pleading for understanding
in his country’s fight against terrorism, and
everyday life in a region that is deemed central to
the outcome of that battle. This is an extraordinary
opportunity for each of us to gain a better
understanding of a region that remains critical to
our national security.”
The Eminent Speaker’s Luncheon will
be held at noon on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the
Raymond F. Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. Ticket
prices for this sell-out event start at $250.
Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are
President Musharraf chronicles his
struggles for security and the political future of
his nation, with high stakes for the world at large
in his book, “In the Line of Fire.”
Addressing these and other timely topics, President
Musharraf is sure to enlighten an understanding of
world politics and security. This will be an
important and timely event.
Past luncheon speakers have included
Mikhail Gorbachev, former President George H. W.
Bush, Queen Noor of Jordan, British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher, General Colin Powell, Secretary
of State Madeline Albright, Israeli Prime Minister
Shimon Peres, and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
These individuals have offered keen insights and
enlightening views on world affairs to Palm Beach
audiences. All proceeds from the luncheon will be
used to fund Boys & Girls Clubs’ programs for the
county’s most disadvantaged youth.
Tom Quick and Wally Turner, who both
serve on the Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors,
are co-chairmen of the Eminent Speaker’s Luncheon.
Among the committee members are Brooks & Allison
Bishop, Alan & Kathy Bleznak, Reid Boren, Bill Caler,
Michael Carr, Juan Cocuy, Mark & Paula Cook, Alex
Donner, David Donten, Susie Dwinell, Llwyd & Diana
Ecclestone, Laura Evans, CeCe Farris, John D.
Firestone, Jack Flagg, Kim Fonseca, The Honorable
Rex J. Ford, Bruce & Jill Goodman, Craig Grant, Jim
Harpel, Richard & Mary Harrington, Hank & Sylvia
James, Howard & Michele Kessler, Tom & Carol
Kirchhoff, Kevin & Karyn Lamb, Joe & Victoria Mele,
Ross W. W. Meltzer, Kelly & Danielle Moore, Brett
Price, Tricia Quick, Alex & Mary Ross, Betsy Turner,
David Ober, Marsha Tanner Wilson, and Jamie & Mac
Joining title sponsor, PNC, some lead
supporters of the event are Jim Harpel, Tom Quick,
Helen Harding Abell, Charles & Ann Johnson
Foundation, Deutsche Bank. Alex Brown, John D.
Firestone, Frank Crystal & Company, Kelly & Danielle
Moore, The Willits Foundation, Wally & Betsy Turner,
Vincent Ricardel Photography, Brooks & Allison
Bishop, C. Kenneth & Laura Baxter Foundation,
Michael Carr, Celedinas & Reese Insurance, George &
Tiffany Cloutier, Mark & Paula Cook, Denton Pond &
Landscape, Fite Shavell & Associates, Kim Fonseca~
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Gunster, Attorneys at
Law, Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., Richard
& Mary Harrington, Julie Kime ~ Allstate Insurance,
Howard & Michele Kessler, Joe & Victoria Mele, Ross
W. W. Meltzer, Northern Trust Value Investors,
Sotheby’s International Realty and Toshiba Business
More than 7,500 children participate
in the Boys & Girls Clubs programs at one of 13
clubhouses throughout Palm Beach County. The Boys &
Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is the county’s
largest not-for-profit youth development
organization dedicated to serving youth from 6 to 18
years of age, particularly those from disadvantaged
circumstances. The Clubs emphasize educational,
vocational, social, recreational, health,
leadership, and character building skills in a
positive and safe atmosphere. Through quality
programs, the Club experience provides children with
the guidance they need to make a healthy transition
from childhood to young adulthood.
For sponsorship or underwriting
information or to reserve your seat/s, call Sara
Mariani at 561-683-3287 ext. 28.