We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings with a wonderful slate of exciting speakers and topics...
Speakers for our October meeting are:
Our FYI speaker will be Peggy Durso, Manager of Paws Place Dog Rescue in Winnabow, NC.
Peggy is the manager of the Paws Place facility in Winnabow, North Carolina and a Paws Place Board Member. She is originally from New Jersey and moved to Ohio before moving to North Carolina. During her working career, she has worked in administrative positions in a many industries including financial planning, education, health services, legal services, and manufacturing. Peggy started her career with Paws Place in 2008 as a volunteer and has worked in a variety of positions until achieving her current position of manager. She has been a Paws Place Board of Directors Member since 2012. Paws Place Dog Rescue (http://www.pawsplace.org) is a no-kill, non-profit shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs with a goal of finding loving homes for every dog rescued, no matter how long it takes. Paws Place operates entirely on donations, volunteers, and an unending love for animals.
Our featured speaker will be, Christine Lamberton, Director of the Burgwin-Wright House and Garden Museum in Wilmington, NC.
Christine Lamberton moved to the US from France to attend college in North Carolina. She is a University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) alumna with a master’s degree in history with a concentration in museum education and historic houses. Christine has worked in various local museums, including the USS North Carolina battleship and Wrightsville Beach Museum. Today, in addition to serving as Museum Director of the Burgwin-Wright House and Garden, she teaches part-time at UNCW in the history department. Built in 1770, the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens (https://www.burgwinwrighthouse.com) is the only structure in Wilmington from the colonial era open to the public. Operated as a museum house, it offers visitors a unique opportunity to view a fine example of Georgian architecture and experience what life was like during pre-revolutionary Wilmington. All rooms are furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques and showcase hundreds of objects. Occupying an acre, the colonial style gardens consist of seven distinct areas, including an orchard with pomegranate and fig trees, a kitchen garden and a rose garden.