Friday, January 28, 2011

PFC Annual Dinner to Feature Mr. Mark Smith of the "The Earhart Project"

PFC Annual Dinner
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Place: Masina Trattoria Italiana, 500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
Cost: $45 per person for plated dinner, cash bar
Open to current PFC members, their guests, alumni, and friends of the club.

Speaker: Mark Smith.

Mr. Smith is a Peabody Award-winning Director of Photography who traveled last summer with the Amelia Earhart Expedition to the remote South Pacific island of Nikumaroro to document the group‘s archeological research. Smith is part of a 14-member team that traveled under the aegis of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), an organization that contends that famed aviator Earhart landed and ultimately died on Gardner Island – now known as Nikumaroro. The mandate of the Nikumaroro expeditions has been to seek clues to Earhart’s presence there. Discovery Channel has been a sponsor of this past expedition and aired a 2-hour documentary of the project last December.

American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean during an attempt to make a round-the-world flight in 1937.  Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, which she was awarded as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Intense public fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day, as evidenced by the 2009 theatrical film release of “Amelia”, starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere.

Please contact Rodrigo for more information, and to RSVP.

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