The Southeast Region of the Women’s Forum invites all Forum members to come to our Saturday, August 4 meeting, beginning at 11 AM, at Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort, NC. Connie Parker is bringing our speaker. He is Allen Monroe, director of the NC Aquarium. Connie serves on their board, so she provides his resume, in brief, below.
Pat Orange will also present info on the “get out the vote” project.
Here is a link for the menu and directions. clawsonsrestaurant.com
We will be meeting in the downstairs room, so those of you who are physically challenged by stairs should be able to handle this venue fine. I will need your rsvp no later than July 31 so that I can give Tibbie Roberts, our hostess for this meeting, a number.
Allen Monroe has a BS from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Texas. He came in 2010 to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium from Austin, Texas, where he had been director of Operations for the ADM Group since 2004. That is a consulting firm managing research projects and policy development. He has held management positions at the Indianapolis Zoo and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. He has 22 years experience with aquariums and a history of research, education, and conservation programs.
Allen will talk about the highlights of the Aquarium program this summer (PENGUINS!), and also to talk with us about the proposal for the public-private partnership of the aquariums. Many of you may know that the Zoo took a proposal to the General Assembly about this recently that was turned down. They are continuing their efforts.