City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop at Rotary Club of Cleveland
City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop
Rotary Club of Cleveland August 10, 2017
Dan Moulthrop, CEO of the City Club of Cleveland, spoke at the Rotary Club of Cleveland meeting on August 10, 2017 at Windows on the River.
The meeting began with the customary Rotary features including the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and singing welcome to guests.
Past President Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski served as Mistress of Ceremonies and informed the members of the passing of longtime member James K. Anderson of Edgewater Square Consulting, LLC this past week. Then another past president, Paul Qua, told a story about Jim and then led a prayer.
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Program Chair Howard Lichtig introduced the speaker, Dan Moulthrop.
After his introduction Dan congratulated the Rotary Club of Cleveland and its work and compared the long history of e City Club and the Rotary.
Dan told of the recent speech given by former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and all the ramifications of that event re freedom of speech and our current political climate.
Dan spoke about how freedom of speech can be messy and hard. He said he was asked about inviting the controversial Milo Yiannopoulos who was permanently banned from Twitter to speak at the City Club. This was his response.
Dan told how the City Club started in 1912 and in 1915 was challenged when a scheduled German speaker was protested against after the sinking of the Lusitania. He mentioned issues with Socialist speakers and controversial people such as George Wallace in the 1960's.
In conclusion, Dan told how the City Club has a large and growing membership and more meetings and events than ever. There are also plans for a City Club in the Mahoning Valley and maybe other places.
In the Q&A section, He was asked about having debates at thy City Club and told about candidate debates and an Al Sharpton story.
He was also asked if the City Club leans left politically and if it would be different in more conservative cities like Dayton or Cincinnati. Moulthrop gave the history and philosophy of the City Club of Cleveland stressing that they don't take sides but admitted that the current membership is probably more left leaning.
Enjoy these other images from the Rotary Club of Cleveland meeting.
Dan Moulthrop and Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
Jim McIntyre gave his weekly new update
Howard Lichtig, Michael John,
Dan Moulthrop and Ingrida Bublys
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