AFLSE Boston Chapter May Newsletter

In April we welcomed Prime Minister Gordon Brown to our fair city. If you were not one of the small number of invited guests, you can read his speech before the Kennedy School, on the Downing Street website.

We also had a taste of local politics when the Leadership Luncheon on 2 April took an unexpected turn towards economic development and empowerment of the nonprofit sector, which is so important to the local economy. You can read about the creative energy exhibited by fellow alumni and guests in the related article, which is sure to spark other ideas. In addition to emailing, you can take advantage of the NFP/NGO SIG's online discussion group.

Make sure you sign up early for the next Leadership Luncheon on 7 May. As usual on the first Wednesday of the month, we will gather in the Legal Seafood Park Square wine cellar.

Our guest is Bill Raeder, president emeritus of the National Braille Press. Bill is both an entertaining raconteur and an expert in many different technologies. Read about Bill's plans for mountain climbing in South America, and what it's like to lose your site but not your vision in this Boston Globe article, and find about the work of the Press here.

The number of people attending the Third Thursday pub networking is rising. You don't need to register in advance, and your friends and colleagues are welcome. We still need a core group of volunteers who will take turn as host.

Details of the Leadership Luncheons (advance registration) and Third Thursdays (random crowd) follow below. Read about other volunteer opportunities here.

In the meantime, if you need a taste of Britain, a couple of local art exhibitions may help. The Museum of Fine Arts is showing Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939. This exhibit has about a hundred lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and color linocuts by 14 artists examining the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British printmaking during the interwar period, between the first and second World Wars.

As always, please send your ideas and suggestions to us at

Boston: Leadership Luncheons
Wednesday, 05/7/08 at 12:00pm

Please join your fellow LSE Alumni at our LSE Leadership Lunches, on the first Wednesday of each month.

They offer great food, stimulating conversation, and great networking opportunities.

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Boston: Third Thursdays
Thursday, 05/15/08 at 5:30pm

All are welcome to these casual get-togethers, held the third Thursday of each month at the Times Irish Pub.

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Boston: Leadership Luncheons
Wednesday, 04/16/08 at 11:24am
Economic Development for the Commonwealth!

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