Profile of Upcoming Speakers

Christine Van Stean – Rochester’s Best-Kept Secret: Unveiling the Mighty Wurlitzer

RPS Luncheon, June 14, 2023 -Join RPS to learn more about Rochester’s Best-Kept Secret, the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Tara Nelson -Visual Studies Workshop

RPS Luncheon, September 20, 2023 – Tara Nelson, curator of the Moving Image Collection at the Visual Studies Workshop will discuss the 16 mm collection and film in general.

Kathryn Murano-Santos (RMSC), Jamie Jacobs (Tuscaroran) – 1700’s Seneca Artifacts on Loan from France

RPS Luncheon, October 11, 2023 -Join Kathryn Murano-Santos (Collections Department Chair at RMSC), Jamie Jacobs (Tuscaroran Head of the Rock Foundation in Buffalo) and an Educator from Ganondagan State Historic Site to learn how a collection of late 1700’s artifacts came to be on loan from France at Ganondagan.

Interested in joining RPS?

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I joined RPS many years ago and have been enjoying the monthly tradition of seeing my old friends and colleagues at the luncheons at Oak Hill. The food is wonderful. We really enjoy the fellowship, the new learning experiences, and having fun interacting with both new and long term members.

Dr. Donald Duckles, M.D.
General Surgeon, URMC

Past Speakers

  • James Townsend – Adirondack Park Agency
  • Robert Marcotte – Assistant Editor D&C
  • Don Alhart – TV Anchor
  • Sandra Parker – RBA
  • Maggie Brooks – County Executive
  • Dennis & Trudi Frengle – Voyage around the world
  • Dr. Marjorie Hunter – Technology at UR
  • Milton Shares – Underwater Photographer-Erie Canal
  • Kathy Connor – GEH Curator
  • Eleanor Stearns – Amelia Earhart
  • Mark Cuddy – Artistic Dir GEVA
  • Deborah Hughes – Susan B Anthony
  • Betty Perkins Carpenter – Behind scenes at Olympics
  • Heidi Zimmer Meyer – Downtown Development
  • Scott Hill – Pictometry
  • Anne Kress – MCC
  • Jim Kennard – Deep Sea Diver
  • Guy Kittelsen – Atom Bomb
  • Don Jeffries – Rochester Broadway Theatre
  • Rachel Baker August – Seneca Zoo
  • Janet Anders – Seaquist – CSI
  • Joe Testani – FBI
  • John Adams – St Lawrence Seaway
  • Grant Holcomb – MAG
  • Evan Dawson – Finger Lakes Wine
  • Jack Garner – Movie Critic
  • Jim Howe – Pro/Con Hydrofracking
  • Dr. Marcia Bornhurst Parkes – Consultant & Music Director