Verde Valley News – They are forty-six people – all men – whose character, backgrounds and vision reflect the nation they served. A study of these remarkable individuals tells us much about who we are, and where we’re headed as a nation. A day after President’s Day, Yavapai College’s Verde Valley OLLI Program hosts distinguished historian Jim Molan, with fresh and intriguing insights on “The President’s Club,” Tuesday, February 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on YC’s Verde Valley Campus.
The real “President’s Club” is the world’s most exclusive fraternity. It was established when President Harry Truman enlisted the knowledge and counsel of former President Herbert Hoover to help rebuild Europe after World War II. Since then, nearly every sitting president has sought the advice of his predecessors, forming a brotherhood whose members are bound by their shared experience in the Oval Office. Jim Molans’ presentation will examine how this phenomenon has impacted the course of history, including wars, politics and diplomacy.
Jim Molans graduated cum laude from the University of Miami with a major in Government, a minor in History, and a law degree. A recipient of the League of Women Voters, Greater Verde Valley, 2019 Civic Engagement Leader Award, Jim has been active in local issues and political campaigns. He has facilitated OLLI classes at for over 11 years, leading explorations of the U.S. Constitution, the Revolutionary War, and in-depth studies on several of our founding fathers.
The President’s Club will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in room M-137 on Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, in Clarkdale. Admission is free to the general public. But space is limited, so audience members must register to reserve a seat. For registration of more information, please call (928) 649.4275 or visit www.yc.edu/ollisv.
OLLI is a local, volunteer, peer-to-peer, adult education program (part of Yavapai College) that offers many learning groups and workshops each term for a nominal fee. OLLI’s winter term is underway, with over 100 classes and workshops available. For more information about OLLI or the Lunch and Learn Programs, please call 928-649-4275 or visit www.yc.edu/ollisv.