The week in Providence started out with the Emerging Leaders Forum and the Resident Leadership Forum. I chaired this year’s program, along with Bob Hart. Another highlight from this year’s meeting: Gary Botimer was inducted into AOA.
Learning about the city of Providence was fascinating, especially after touring Roger Williams’s historical sites through part of the city and reading about how the city was founded. The thinking about religious freedom must have been quite progressive at that time in history.
The AOA held special events outside of town. The first that I went to was in Newport, on a visit to The Breakers. Some others visited the Marble House instead, but we all joined for dinner. Then, the President’s Dinner was held at the beautiful Squantum Association, overlooking Narragansett Bay.