Montreal - Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Picture this: A beautiful home on the shore of Lac St-Louis, accented by English gardens planted and lovingly maintained by the lady of the house, filled with colorful watercolors and oils painted by that same person....a table laden with the delights of the season, lively chatter among forty guests, even a few young children playing on the lawn......languid August sunshine turning to a dramatic view of the full moon reflected in the river.....
What a perfect setting for CABGU Quebec’s welcome to Professors Amos Drory and Steve Rosen! Margaret and Larry Nachshen kindly offered their home for this chance to say thank you and good-bye to Amos, retiring after many years of service as BGU’s Vice President for External Affairs, and to welcome Steve and extend our best wishes as he assumes this post. To make the event even more meaningful, it was also an opportunity to thank Robert Elman informally as he nears completion of his term as CABGU Quebec President, and to welcome Larry Nachshen who takes on the presidency in a few weeks.
The guests were treated to a number of short speeches by the honorees and listened raptly as the current situation in Beer-sheva and at BGU were described. It was made clear that the crisis has already had a profound impact on the university and the region and that every effort must be made to ensure that returning reservists are able to continue their education. In addition, the need for a particular piece of medical equipment - a 3-D Echocardiograph - is urgent.
Both Amos Drory and Steve Rosen expressed their heartfelt gratitude to BGU’s Canadian supporters, and urged their listeners to visit the university, participate in the Board of Governors Meeting, and continue their stalwart devotion to Ben-Gurion University.
Many thanks to Margaret and Larry Nachshen, superb hosts, and to the guests who made the event so delightful, and best of luck to BGU’s and CABGU’s incoming and outgoing officers!
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