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Re: [tr-m] Theodore Roosevelt Association Centennial Panama Canal Tour March 6-13, 2014

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  • michelereneebryant
    Thanks Stan! We always have a wonderful group of participants on these adventures! On Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:33:06 -0700 (PDT) Stan Wien writes:
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      Thanks Stan!
      We always have a wonderful group of participants on these adventures!
       
      On Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:33:06 -0700 (PDT) Stan Wien <sdwien@...> writes:
       

      wow-- sounds like a great trip and what a blast for TR to be remembered this way-- though I am sure there will be the usual "nay sayers" of the TR's role in the Canal

      thx,
       
      Stan Wien
       
      "The credit belongs to the one who strives to do great deeds…… and who  knows either the triumph of high achievement……….or may know failure while daring greatly……  but at least knows one will never be among those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat"  (Theodore Roosevelt)
       
       
       


      From: "mbryant6@..." <mbryant6@...>
      To: tr-m@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:56 PM
      Subject: [tr-m] Theodore Roosevelt Association Centennial Panama Canal Tour March 6-13, 2014

       
      The Theodore Roosevelt Association is planning a 100 year commemorative tour of the opening of the Panama Canal! March 6-13, 2014. I thought this group might be interested!! It only happens once, so SAVE THE DATE for this exciting and memorable event and tour! Space is limited!
      My email for comments and information is: michelereneeb@...
      Here are the details of the tour:
      TRA PANAMA CANAL CENTENNIAL TOUR - March 6-13, 2014
      CONSIDER EXTENDING YOUR STAY TO INCLUDE THE PANAMA CARNIVAL March 3-4! 
      More information and pricing coming soon! 

      Special custom tour for the 100 year anniversary
      Perfect balance of history, remembrance and touring
      Expert lectures
      Briefing by Embassy
      Panama Canal transit and Panama Railway trip
      Current expansion viewing of the third set of locks
      Birding and night safari
      Commemorative dinner with remarks
      Wreath laying ceremony with the Veterans of Foreign Wars
      and much more!
      New York Times: Panama the No. 1 tourist destination
      8 days and 7 nights
      March 6-13, 2014
      Brief Itinerary*:

      Thursday, March 6
      Arrive in Panama
      Check into luxury level Marriott Panama Hotel - ideal location to walk to shops, attractions and restaurants!
      Welcome dinner at hotel

      Friday, March 7 
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant 
      Briefing at United States Embassy on current relations between the United States and Panama
      Lunch and Tour In Old Town including
      •Interoceanic Museum 
      •Plaza Franzia - dedicated to the French effort on the Canal
      •Plaza de la Independencia and a group picture on the steps of the Cathedral where TR spoke during his visit
      •Flat arch – proof that Panama Canal could be built there without fear of earthquake damage.
      •Presidential Palace

      Evening social hour on the rooftop of Les Clementines, followed by dinner in the restaurant

      Saturday, March 8
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant 
      Panama Canal full transit cruise (including Gaillard Cut) & interpretation

      Evening: Dinner lecture by Mr. Jim Carr on "Operation Just Cause" in Panama in December of 1989. Jim served as Military Liaison Officer to President Guillermo Endara, working in La Presidencia, the presidential palace, advising President Endara on US military operations and options, as they attempted to both restore basic government services in Panama and to capture Manuel Noriega.

      Sunday, March 9
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant 
      Early! Early! Birding tour at the Rainforest Discovery Center
      Wreath Laying Ceremony at Corozal American Cemetery to honor Spanish American War veterans that are buried in Panama in conjunction with the Panama Veterans of Foreign Wars

      Dinner: Miraflores Locks Restaurant - View of ships in the canal

      Monday, March 10
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant
      Visit to new Observation Center of the Canal Expansion in Colón
      Lunch on site
      Afternoon: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute arboretum and talk about TR and his connection to the Smithsonian

      Dinner: Las Boveddas Restaurant - set in the vaults of a 300-year-old fort that housed political prisoners for most of the 19th century with a talk by Chip Bishop about his great uncle Joseph Bucklin Bishop, the first secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt.

      Tuesday, March 11
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant 
      Tour of Ancon Hill area to include:
      •Panama Canal Administration Building 
      •Goethals Memorial and lecture on Goethals and Stevens 
      •Steven’s Circle 
      •Centro de Capacitación Ascanio Arosemena – contains artifacts from canal building, photographs, Goethals hat rack, porcelain from Tivoli hotel where TR stayed during his visit to Panama
      •Ancon Hill hike (30-50 minute hike) or option to drive to top. Stop at the Steven's house where TR visited in 1906 for a group picture
      •Deliver TRA teddy bears to hospital

      Dinner: 100th Anniversary Observance with US Ambassador to Panama. Remarks in observance of the anniversary

      Wednesday, March 12
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant 
      Board motor coach for tour of outlying areas in Panama.
      Panama Canal Railroad trip, motor coach to Hotel Washington
      Lunch en route; return to Panama City
      Farewell Dinner Tianajas Restaurant with a folkloric dance show

      Thursday, March 13
      Breakfast in hotel restaurant
      Flight home

      *itinerary subject to change

      Expert Speakers: Mr. Chip Bishop and Mr. James Carr

      MR. CHIP BISHOP

      Chip Bishop is the great-grandnephew of Joseph Bucklin Bishop, the first secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Joseph Bucklin Bishop is profiled in The Lion and the Journalist – The Unlikely Friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and Joseph Bucklin Bishop. 

      Chip Bishop grew up in Woonsocket, R.I. and was graduated from Boston University. He is the author of The Lion and the Journalist and has written extensively for radio and television news, newspapers and industry trade journals. 
      His wide-ranging career includes time as a disc jockey, youth drug counselor, aide to President Jimmy Carter, Capitol Hill lobbyist and marketing professional. Today, he is president of Chip Bishop Communications and Management, Inc., a marketing and communications consulting firm. 

      Chip is a member of the board of directors of the Biographers International Organization, and is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association and the executive committee of its New England Chapter. He lives on Cape Cod with his wife and business partner, Jane Nichols Bishop, and their two rambunctious black cats, Benjamin and Sabrina.

      Chip serves his community as an elected member of the board of trustees of the Mashpee (MA) Public Library. He loves doo-wop music, old German stamps and the Red Sox, especially when they win.

      MR. JAMES CARR
      As a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs Officer, James Carr was called to active duty to participate in "Operation Just Cause" in Panama in December of 1989. He served as Military Liaison Officer to President Guillermo Endara, working in La Presidencia, the presidential palace, advising President Endara on US military operations and options, as they attempted to both restore basic government services in Panama and to capture Manuel Noriega.

      Mr. Carr will give an account of this experience to the TRA attendees. He will discuss his "Transformative TR Moment," as he first entered the headquarters of the Panama Canal Commission and gazed upon a bust of Theodore Roosevelt. Jim was one of a hand-picked group of Civil Affairs Officers selected to advise various government ministries, including the ministries of housing, education and labor.

      A self-described "government junkie," Jim has worked for eight government agencies, the Maryland Municipal League, and interned at the United Nations. One of his favorite government positions was with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he served as Dean of the EPA Institute, with agency-wide training and educational responsibilities.

      He was selected to serve as an Interagency Group Leader (mentor) for U.S. Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) for four separate two-year terms and was given an award by the PMF Alumni Association for his outstanding service.

      Jim currently serves as the Chair of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. He is currently completing a book on Arlington National Cemetery, entitled, Arlington National Cemetery: Path of Patriots.

      He is married to Sandra Sanchez of Cheyenne, Wyoming. They have two sons, Jamie and Noel, who have run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

      Questions or comments? Want to know more? Email Michele at michelereneeb@...


       
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