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OG Westchester Weekly Speaker Program

Thursday, September 09, 2021  11:00am  12:00pm


The Old Guard of Westchester is a not-for-profit organization, with roots that go back to 1954.  Old Guard members are residents of Westchester County and neighboring communities.  We are retired or semi-retired men who had careers such as businessmen, lawyers, doctors, managers, financiers, writers, teachers, and communication specialists.

Normally we meet every Tuesday at the Ethical Culture Society building in White Plains to socialize and listen to guest speakers on topics including local, regional and national social issues, economic and political topics, medicine and other science related subjects. During the current pandemic our meetings, including our programs, have been conducted on ZOOM Virtual Meetings.  For information regarding attendance at a specific event, contact:  Stephen Loewengart --- (914) 761-3384

You can find more general information about our organization at following link - Old Guard of Westchester


This Week's Program:              The Able Queen and my Dad


This Week's Speaker:               Rainy Horvath


About the Speaker:                   Rainy Horvath is an  award-winning writer who lives in Westchester County, New York, and began her career writing over 50 technical and training manuals for Fortune 100 corporations in Chicago and New York City. She transitioned to more creative work as an Adjunct Writing teacher at several area colleges for four years while earning her Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, degrees from Manhattanville College.  An active member of the Westchester writing scene, Rainy now writes memoir and historical fiction. Her short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous online and print publications and her first memoir, The Able Queen, was published in 2020. She plans to release her second memoir, Job Hopper – How I Hopped to the Top, in spring 2022.


Location     Broadcast Online via ZOOM
Extra Info    Step into history as Rainy describes her father memoir's recounted in her book The Able Queen. This is a rare first-person eyewitness account of a young pilots experiences in China as a Hump Pilot in World War II. History, not Historical Fiction or imagination, these are the real words and experiences of a highly decorated China Hump Pilot flying one of the most dangerous air routes in the world. A thrilling coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of one of the most dangerous places you could find -- flying supplies and arms with the 14th Airforce in 1943 war-torn China, this story puts you in the pilot seat with the pioneers of combat flight crossing the Himalayan mountains, under fire and in a storm.