Bob Wheeler's Occasional Speakers:

Larry Cheek


Nov. 17th, 2008 Regular Business Meeting

Photo: Sylvia Wilson

Dinner: Pork Loin Roast, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Veggies, Dinner Roll and Butter Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Soda and Water.

Time: 1730 Social; 1800 Dinner

Cost: $7.50 Each

"Sign-Up is required for dinner by Nov.13th. A sign up sheet will be posted in the lounge.

Program: After dinner Mr. Larry Cheek will present a slide show and narrative derived from his new book,

"The Year of the Boat"

combining beauty, imperfection and the art of doing it yourself.

Mr. Cheek has written fifteen nonfiction books on travel, architecture, nature and prehistoric North America. Prior to partial retirement, he taught nonfiction writing at the University of Washington and currently works as architecture critic for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. One of his most recent commentaries on Bremerton's waterfront re-birth may be viewed at: . Larry divides his free time among sailing, kayaking, hiking and boatbuilding.

There will be a question and answer period at the end with books for sale for about $24.00 each. My guess is that Larry will be glad to sign your book too.

After the Program there will be a brief business meeting with dessert to follow.

Your hosts: Jytte and Bob Wheeler

"The 17 November program will feature Larry Cheek, a freelance writer. He will tell the story of his adventure in boat building and review his book The Year of the Boat. A dinner including roasted pork loin will be served." [Minutes of 15 September Business Mtg] The Year of the Boat