Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pete and Claudia Webber

Topic: The Nashville Predators

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. reception, dinner served at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

 

Location:  University Club, 2402 Garland Ave

Nashville, TN 615.322.8564

 

Make your reservation online or to Kathy Langan at kathy.langan@comcast.net by noon Feb. 12.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Darren Murphy, R.N., M.P.H.

Topic: 8 Keys to Connecting: The Communication Code of Conduct

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. reception, dinner served at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

 

Location:  University Club, 2402 Garland Ave

Nashville, TN 615.322.8564

 

Make your reservation online or to Kathy Langan at kathy.langan@comcast.net by noon March 12.

FEBRUARY SPEAKERS

Pete and Claudia Webber

 

The original and on-going “Voice of the Predators” Pete Weber (Twitter: @petewebersports) began his 20th season as part of the Nashville Predators broadcast crew this year. This is also his first working as the team’s primary radio play-by-play announcer in 2015-16. In the last 19 seasons, Weber missed just two games and has called over 1,500 regular season and playoff games for the club. (over 2000 NHL games). 

 

His insights are called upon by local sports talk radio and television, and his writing is regularly featured on the team’s website. In January 2017, Weber won his fifth Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year award, as voted by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). Pete has served the last ten seasons as an “insider” on Sirius/ XM’s NHL Network Radio, and co-hosted Slapshot Radio on 102.5 The Game for the past 5 years.

 

A native of Galesburg, Ill., Pete holds two degrees from the Univer­sity of Notre Dame. He and his wife Claudia, who works for the TN Department of Education, reside in Nashville.

 

Claudia Weber worked for 20 years at Catholic Charities of Buffalo NY –prior to moving with Pete to Nashville in 1998 when he was chosen as the Voice of the Nashville Predators.

 

For 3 years, Claudia worked for Catholic Charities of TN as the coordinator of the agency’s “welfare to work” program. For the past 14 years, she has been employed by the TN Department of Education in Tennessee’s Early Intervention System (TEIS) for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.  

 

Born in Pittsburgh, but raised in Columbus, Ohio, Claudia has a BSW from Ohio State and an M.Ed from the State University of NY at Buffalo. Claudia has a son, Rick who teaches at Indiana University.  Pete and Claudia have another “son” named Max .. their orange and white tabby cat.

 

MARCH SPEAKER

Darren Murphy

 

Darren Murphy, R.N., M.P.H., has been designing and presenting workshops and seminars on all things to do with Interpersonal Communication since 1997.  His programs have taken him all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  This past November he was booked by the Department of Homeland Security for his workshop on Public Speaking.  For more detailed information go to his website:  www.djmseminars.com.

 

This past year, after taking a course on Creative Thinking from Gerard Puccio, PhD. of Buffalo State University, he has designed a workshop on Creative Thinking with Critical Analysis.  Darren agrees with Dr. Puccio on firmly believing that Critical Thinking is a 21st Century essential skill.   “We can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s thinking,” Einstein said.

 

Darren’s book: 8 Keys to Connecting: The Communication Code of Conduct, gives the specific skills and strategies of all great communicators.  He believes the art of conversation and relationship building is being lost due to electronic devices and their addictive properties.

 

His talk will be on the need for great communicators as well as the need for creative thinkers.  The world, our country, and all families are in desperate need of both. 

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