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Rotary Pillars Series kicks off April 20

Posted: April 6, 2011 - 9:26pm

Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary is bringing its 19th Annual Pillars of America Speaker Series to town on three dates starting this month. All speakers will be at Centennial Hall. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available at both Hearthside Books locations.

The first will be Vernice Armour, aka “FlyGirl” on April 20. Armour is a former police officer and Marine and has been recognized as first black female combat pilot by the Department of Defense. She served two combat tours in Iraq before launching VAI Consulting and Training, LLC.

The next speaker will be Scott Greenberg on April 27. Greenberg is an accomplished writer who has been published in “Chicken Soup for the College Soul” and started his own screenwriting consultancy in Hollywood. He also overcame cancer in his chest and went on raise money toward cancer research. He also ran the Los Angeles Marathon.

Jim “The Rookie” Morris will speak on May 4. Morris coached high school baseball after a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers that ended due to injuries. He went on to play professionally again at the age of 35. Morris’ story was the inspiration for the Walt Disney film “The Rookie.”

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