Friday, November 24, 2006

December 1 Swenson's Meetup -- Important Changes

Jerome Keating sends around the news....note important changes to time and location! If you are going, please regard this as firm, since Jerome needs a realistic head count.


To all,

This month the breakfast club will go evening again because of the schedule of our next speaker.

The speaker will be Wendell Minnick: (cf. following)

Wendell Minnick is the Asia Bureau Chief for Defense News. He previously served as the Taiwan correspondent for Jane's Defence Weekly from April 2000 to April 2006. He has written over 250 articles for a variety of Jane's publications: Jane's Airport Review, Jane's Asian Infrastructure, Jane's Defence Upgrades, Jane's Defence Weekly, Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's Missiles and Rockets, Jane's Navy International, and Jane's Sentinel.

The meeting date will be Friday December 1st at 7 pm.
The location will be Cha-for Tea at #331 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 1.
That is at the northeast corner of Tun Hwa S. Rd. and Hsin-yi Road.

Wendell will talk on Taiwan's military and defense situation and field any questions you choose. It will be a good time to ask those questions you had in your mind about Taiwan's defense but could never find the right person to ask.

We will meet for an evening meal; cost will be about NT320 per person (you get a choice from 3 set meals)
Meal and discussion will be from 7pm--9:30.
Afterwards for those that wish to continue the discussion with a different brand of liquid refreshments, we will retire to "Saints and Sinners" on AnHo Road.

I will need advance commitment on this one since I have reserved a room in the basement and a headcount is important.

Let me know by return mail.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish someone had told me about these monthly meetings when I was living in Taipei. For some reason I never spotted the announcements on your blog (if they were there at the time.)