Annual Lobster Luncheon

Thursday, August 14, 2014
11:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Range Ponds State Park, Poland Springs

Presenters:
Hope Douglas, President of Wind Over Wings (WOW),
With
WOW Staff Members and Avian Guests 


   

THE UNDERGRADUATE MIT EXPERIENCE REDUX

A short quiz (what else?)

 Given:  X=[August + Sun + Beach + Fresh-Water Swimming + Maine Woods + Alfresco Lobster Dinner + Ultimate Bird Watching].  

 Solve for X.

And the best solution can only be X = “FOR THE BIRDS”, AKA THE 2014 EDITION OF THE MIT CLUB OF MAINE’S LOBSTER LUNCHEON!


The MIT Alumni Club of Maine will continue its annual tradition of hosting a splendid Lobster Lunch on Thursday August 14th at Range Ponds State Park in Poland Springs, beginning at 11:30 A.M., rain or shine. (The outdoor picnic tables and benches are under a roofed shelter.)

In addition to complete picnic facilities, the Park offers fresh-water swimming from a large, sunny beach, changing rooms, and hiking on trails through the adjacent woods. Come and spend the day!

Lunch offerings will include 1 1/4-lb fresh-caught lobsters cooked and delivered just in time, hot dogs and burgers for the kids (and for adults who still have room after the lobster), locally-grown steamed sweet corn, cole slaw, potato chips, home-made desserts, coffee and fresh lemonade.

Following the lunch, and in response to many, many requests, we’ll be hosting a visit from the redoubtable avians and humans of Maine’s own Wind Over Wings.  This will be a rare chance to see and hear about - and from - some of the most beautiful and formidable birds in America‘s skies, up close and in a comfortable setting. 

Some of you already know of Wind Over Wings and the wonderful work that they do with the birds entrusted to their care . . . majestic birds that, for one reason or another, are no longer able to survive in the wild. For others, this will be a first-time experience that you and your family will long remember.   

Hope Douglas, president of Wind Over Wings, will talk to us about the mission of the organization, and the work that it does in educating the public in order to encourage personal connections with wildlife and responsible stewardship of the environment. She will be assisted by some of the avian and human members of the organization.

WOW’s last appearance before the Club drew rave reviews, so be prepared for an exciting and informative experience!

To reserve places for yourself and your guests, please send a check for $22 per person to our Club Treasurer using the form at the “pay by check” link below, to arrive by Tuesday August 12th.  (No charge for kids who are having hotdogs and burgers in place of lobster.) Cancellations received by that date will be fully refunded. Alternatively you can make credit card reservations through the MIT website by clicking on the “register online” link below.  Please call Ervin Davis (207.282.8096) or Bill Bisson (207.797.6356) with any questions.


Driving Directions

From  Rt 95 either north or south, take Exit 75 (U.S. 202 / Maine 4 / Maine 100) toward Auburn. Turn right onto Washington St South, then right onto Kittyhawk Dr, left onto Lewiston Junction Rd, and left onto Empire Rd. The State Park entrance is on the right, less than half a mile down Empire Rd, and a short distance beyond the sign for the private campground.

Pay by check here!

Register online here!

Looking For Alums who were Tutoring Plus Volunteers 

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, http://www.tutoringplus.org/home.html, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2014. In preparation for this very special celebration with a Mardi Gras themed event on Friday February 28th, 2014, the organization is making an effort to contact former volunteer tutors. Tutoring Plus hopes to include as many comments and reminiscences as possible as part of the program for the event, and of course they would be thrilled if you could deliver them in person!

If you were a Tutoring Plus volunteer as an MIT student, please contact Ellen McLaughlin, Executive Director at: mclaughlin@tutoringplus.org, and let her know how she can best reach you to follow up, get your comments and reminiscences and send you an invitation to the event.


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