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TMC General Meeting, Lunch and Operation Cookie / Candy
March 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for our General Meeting and Post Meeting Lunch. Our guest speaker will be Carol Simon Levin: “Bridge Builders in Petticoats” https://bridgebuilderinpetticoats.com/
Emily Roebling was called “one of the most noted women in the country” and “the most famous woman in New Jersey”…yet today few people even know her name!
On December 12, 1881, people in New York City would have witnessed a strange sight. High above the East River, a line of men in business suits were cautiously walking along a narrow path of wooden boards laid down across the open steel frame of a huge unfinished bridge. Strangest of all, the line was led by a woman, her long skirt billowing in the wind as she showed them details of the construction. When they reached the New York side, everyone toasted her with champagne. It was the first official crossing of what would be called the Brooklyn Bridge.
Following our lunch, members will be filling containers for seniors and area nursing homes with homemade cookies and candy. This is our Annual Operation Cookie / Candy.
Look for more info in the newsletter about RSVP’s and the price of the lunch.