The audience will enjoy this lecture on Ancient Pompeii, and will learn the history of the city and the story of the fatal eruption of Mt. Vesuvius through pictures, and literary documents such as the eyewitness account by Pliny the Younger.
Mario will first talk about the daily life of the inhabitants of Pompeii before and during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D.
After a practical comparison of Pompeian mores, life-style, religious beliefs, and artistic creativity with ours today, Members will view Mario’s slide show to take the audience on a virtual tour of the ruins of the ancient city to admire the Forum, the Greek Theatre, the Baths, the Fountains, House of the Vettii Brothers and what is left of the ancient town.
2015 Officers were installed at the December meeting.
Pete Skalnik, Elaine Benton , Marilyn Totten, Ed Gonzales, Mary Ragland, Tom Bauer, Caryn Gulas,
Jim Murinchack, Cathy Crossland, Al Prewitt
At the December 2012 meeting President Tom Bauer presented a special award to Herb Zwernemann for imparting the best of AARP to Chapter 2426 in your capacity as chapter liason. His past service over these many years to all the Central Texas AARP chapters has been exemplary.
Mary Ragland led a discussion on proposed changes to Medicare and Social Security. Members completed a second survey on opinions on Medicare and Social Security.
Go to the Whats Happening Page to see information on our past programs and pictures from the Austin Area AARP meeting .
President: Tom Bauer Vice-President: Marilyn Totten Secretary: Margaret Pettit Treasurer: Catherine Crossland
Assistant Treasurer: Nancy Martin Board of Directors(in addition to the officers) Mary Ragland, Gail Glick, Ed Gionzales, Al Prewitt