DeWitt Colonel F. William Smullen III will be the guest speaker at the evening meeting of the Rotary Club of Dewitt on Monday, Jan. 9, at Traditions at The Links at Erie Village, North Burdick St, East Syracuse. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:15 p.m. and cost is $16 per person.
Colonel Smullen is Director of National Security Studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He was Chief of Staff to former U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.
His accomplishments include being elected to the S.I Newhouse School of Public communications Hall of Fame, the University of Maine ROTC Hall of Fame and he received U of Maine's highest award from the Maine Alumni Association.
Also, he worked with Colin Powell when he wrote his best selling autobiography, "My American Journey".
His talk is entitled New Threats -- New Thinking. To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 439-4371.