We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings with a wonderful slate of exciting speakers and topics...
May 2018

FYI Speaker

Our FYI Speaker will be Jill Peleuses from the Wild Bird & Garden stores. She will highlight the programs and services that her stores offer. At her stores in Wilmington and Southport, they strive to provide quality bird and nature products and to provide environmental education in the Wilmington and surrounding areas.


Featured Speaker

Our Featured Speaker will be Faye Russell who is a volunteer with the Cape Fear Raptor Center. The mission of Cape Fear Raptor Center is to provide compassionate and aggressive rehabilitation services to injured raptors with the goal to release them back to their natural habitat. They also provide education to citizens of North Carolina  and the Southeastern region on the importance that raptors serve in our ecosystem in order to help ensure the presence of raptors in our environment for generations to come.

Ms. Russell will share more about “Raptors at the Riverwalk" Capital Campaign. The goal of the campaign is, along with the Town of Belville, to raise 4 million dollars to build a new hospital and educational facility at the Brunswick Riverwalk in Belville.  

June 2018 - Spring Celebration
Our guest speaker will be author Thomas Olsinski.
"When Killers Collide" by Thomas Olsinski
What if a serial killer and terrorist plot were active simultaneously in the same beach town? The action packed novel 'When Killers Collide' answers how do you stop a rapacious killer and subvert domestic terrorists? The gruesome methodology found in a killing field in Indiana reappears in North Carolina as the sexually obsessed killer has re-emerged. What begins as a search for a missing woman uncovers a serial killer and unravels a plot to destroy a city. As victims appear, the paths to murder converge. The outcome is intriguing and unpredictable, as Harry Powell drives to stop killers, profiteers and terrorists.
This is a powerful and inventive tale with an original storyline. Conflict between compelling characters captivate readers in page turning actions. Unique crisscrossed story lines culminate in a dynamic cinematic conclusion. When 'Killers Collide' follows a treacherous conflict between those with a genealogy that drives killing and those who choose to eliminate anyone who stands in their way.
Does group loyalty supersede personal integrity? Can we escape our past to control who we become? What happens when killers collide?
Before turning to fiction, Tom's previous writings paralleled his education and careers in healthcare and business. At Fordham University, while college class President, he wrote and edited the college newsletter. As a pharmacist, he contributed a weekly newspaper column entitled "You and Your Health." Then as a marketing executive, for ix years he wrote the monthly business column "Mind Your Business" for Hearst Publications.
In addition to writing numerous articles for a Fortune 100 company on subjects that included strategic planning and leadership, Tom has given lectures on ethics at major business schools Since focusing on fiction, he has written several crime novels. "When Killers Collide" is the most recent. Tom, married with three children, resides in North Carolina with his wonderful wife and two cute cats. Visit Tom's platform at http://www.tomolsinski.net.