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Central RED Hosts Speakers on Wildfires and Travel

Featured: Central RED Hosts Speakers on Wildfires and Travel

August 10, 2023

Central College’s Central RED Society will present “Flying for Wildfire Fighters” with Donald Todd and “Travels on Seven Continents” with Philip Larson on Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, in Graham Annex on Central’s campus.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $15, and a cash bar will be available. Membership in Central RED is required to attend.

Todd, a 1964 Central graduate, was in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1970 and a professional pilot and flight instructor for 36 years. Todd will share his experiences concerning air support for wildfire fighters in Alaska and Nevada.

Larson is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and past president of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. He will present a photo program showing some of his world travels.

Central RED (Ready to Engage and Discover) is a volunteer-driven, lifelong learning and social organization with an abiding partnership with Central alumni and friends who wish to share knowledge, talents and experiences. Members pay $20 annually to join Central RED.

No affiliation with Central is required to join. For more information, visit central.edu/red or contact Mary Benedict at benedictm@central.edu or 641-628-7641.