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2021-2022 Speaker Series new memberships available now

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Guide for Online Membership Renewal

A seven-speaker season lineup marks the planned return of in-person events for the 2021-22 Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.         

The speakers are:

Member Benefits

Additional benefits

2021-2022 Speaker Series Season Pricing

Seating Section 5+ Speakers 3+ Speakers 1 or 2 speakers - Available June 23
In Person Zone A Mainstage $50 $60 $80
In Person Zone B Mainstage $30 $40 $60
In Person Zone C Mainstage $20 $30 $50
Live Stream at The Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall $10 $20 $25
Live Stream at Home Pay-what-you-can $10+ Pay-what-you-can $10+ Pay-what-you-can $10+
Dinner - Add this to your on-site seating experience of your choice $25 $25 $35

 

Flexible Membership Plans

Memberships are available at the 3+ speaker level and the 5+ speaker level. If you hold tickets for Henry Winkler and/or Brian Skerry, those count toward your total number of speakers. Should the overall situation fluctuate, or if your personal comfort level changes, we are committed to providing you with a wide range of exchange and refund options.

              

Zoned General Admission Seating

Because seating capacities are likely to change over the coming months, all tickets sold for Speaker Series events will be general admission by zone: two zones on the main floor plus one zone in the balcony. You will purchase the zone of your choosing. By not assigning seats at the time of purchase, we have the flexibility to seat everyone based on health and safety guidelines in place on the day of the event with the least disruption to you.

              

Live Stream Viewing Options

Alternative ticket options include live stream viewing in Grand Upton Hall and live stream viewing from home. These options provide you with the type of event attendance you feel most comfortable with. In-person and live stream speaker ticket type purchases can be combined to create your 3+ and 5+ membership package. 

       

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Current Series Past Speakers Membership Information

Upcoming Speakers

Past Speakers

 

1982-1983
Herbert E. Neil, Walter D. Frackler, Daniel Ford, Dr. Joel Ross

1981-1982
Hon. Coleman Young, Leonard Silk, Salim B. (Sandy) Lewis, R. Adm. (Ret) Gene La Rocque

1980-1981
Wayne W. “Woody” Hayes, David N. Dremen, Terry Savage, Hon. Charles E. Wiggins, Joan Claybrook

1979-1980
William E. Colby, Frank Vogl, William H. Sullivan

1978-1979
Earl R. Butz, Walter Fackler, Margaret “Midge” Constanza, Richard D. Morrow, Emmett Dedmon

1977-1978
Robert G. Dederick, Joseph N. Sorrentino, Dr. James S. Coleman, James L. Browning Jr.

1976-1977
Dr. John H. Knowles M.D., Hon. L.L.W. Sebe, John Burns

1975-1976
Herbert Neil, W. Michael Blumenthal, Hon. Reginald Maulding, Abe Raskin, Mme. Nila Magidott

1974-1975
Jerald F. terHorst, Dr. John T. Manning M.D., Gov. Tom McCall, Lewis A. Engman, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt

1973-1974
William Turner, Herbert Stein, Henry E. Peterson, Myron E. Cherry, William D. Ruckelshaus

1972-1973
Sen. Fred Harris, Prof. Arthur Miller, J. Robert Schaetzel, William Davis, Jack Anderson, Sir Con O’Neill

1971-1972
Lynn A. Townsend, Roger Hilsman, Elisha Gray II, Robert Meserve, George Reedy

1970-1971
Betty Furness, Ian L. McHarg, Donald Lauria, James B. Reston

1969-1970
Justice Thos. F. Brennan, Wm. H. Stoneman, Sen. Robert P. Griffin, Robert Enstad/ Jerold Israel, Sen. Dan. K. Inouye

1968-1969
Sen. Jack Miller, Sen. Wm. Proxmire, James J. Kilpartrick, Lewis D. Gilbert, Ralph Nader

1967-1968
Robert Karr McCabe, Lord Harlech, Margaret Mead, Carl Gerstacker, Paul-Henri Spaak

1966-1967
Sen. Albert Gore, Leonard Woodcock, Drew Pearson, Dr. Paul W. McCracken, Robert Price

1965-1966
Bayard E. Sawyer, Hanson Baldwin, Bill Veeck, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Hon. Albert H. Quie

1964-1965
Sen. George McGovern, Sen. Frank Carlson, Dr. Yale Brozen, Malcolm Muggeridge, Hon. Kenneth T. Young, Jr., Judge George N. Leighton

1963-1964
Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Foot, Peter R. Nehemkis, Jr., Martin S. Ochs, George J. Sigler, Walter E. Schirmer, Issac Don Levine, John J. Flaharty

1962-1963
Dr. Dexter M. Keezer, Arthur M. “Red” Motley, Harrison Salisbury, Dr. David A. Stoddard

1961-1962
Joseph McD. Mitchell, Sen. Mike Mansfield, Dr. Robert A. Strusz-Hupe, Dr. Edward R. Annis, Nate R. White, Walter J. McNerney

1960-1961
Charles H. Perc, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, Amb. Carlos Santamria, F.T. Aschman, Ellis B. Merry, Bishop James A. Pike

1959-1960
W. Allen Wallis, Richard Kasischke, Lyman C. Conger, John Crosby, James Reston, Louis O. Keslo, Mortimer Smith

1958-1959
Rt. Hon. Anthony Nutting, Stuart Chase, Lemuel Boulware, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Gen. Sir John B. Glubb, Robert E. Pickup, Hon. D. Hale Boggs, Sen. Carl T. Curtis

1957-1958
Louis W. Prentiss, Arthur G. Clarke, Arthur E. Bestor, Hon. Frank G. Clement, Vance Packard

1956-1957
Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, Hon. Christian Herter, Prof. L.L. Waters, Hon. J. Ernest Wilkins, Hon. Emanuel Celler, James Reston, Hon. Antoni N. Sadiak

1955-1956
David B. Steinman, Gen. Carlo P. Romulo, Gerald Piel, Arthur Bliss Lane, Gaganvihari L. Mehta, Dr. Marcus Bach, Alistair Cooke

1954-1955
Dr. Will Durant, Hon. Douglas McKay, Gen. Claude H. Dewhurst O.B.E., Gardner Cowles, Elliot Janeway

1953-1954
Eddy Gilmore, Charles R. Sligh, Philip Graham, Dr. Marcus Bach, Eleanor Roosevelt, T. Coleman Andrews, Charles Sawyer, John A. Hannah

1952-1953
Paul A. Hoffman, Hon. Nicholas Nyaradi, Dr. Melchior Palyi, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, Dr. Jan Herman Van Roijen, Prof. William A. Paton

1951-1952
William T. Faricy, Sen. Blair Moody, Sumner T. Pike, Isaiah Leo Shartman, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

1950-1951
Walter T. Tuohy, R. Adm Ellis M. Zachanas, Denis A. Greenhill, Dorothy Thompson

1949-1950
Dr. Ernest E. Irons, Dr. Hobert E. Wilson, Clinton S. Golden, Allen B. Kline, Angus Ward, Eugene C. Pullman, Wallace F. Bennett

1948-1949
Dr. Melchior Palyi, Earl Bunting, William A. Patterson, H.D. (Fritz) Crisier, Dr. George S. Benson

1947-1948
Paul A. Hoffman, James S. Knolson, Dr. Charles E. McAllister, Dr. Herold C. Hunt, George Weller, Dr. Ralph W. Sockman

1946-1947
Sen. Paul Douglas, Hon. Walter H. Judd, William R. Scheider, Donald K. David, Joseph M. Dodge

1945-1946
Robert Heller, Walter Trohan, Dr. Leo Wolman, Dr. Reuben G. Gustafson, Louis Bromfield, Philip D. Reed

1944-1945
Robert J. Watt, Raymond Moley, Gen. Robert E. Wood, Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven

1943-1944
Paul A. Hoffman, Dr. Gerald Wendt, Dr. Leo Wolman, Dr. Margaret Mead, Dr. Victor G. Heiser, Eric A. Johnson

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