Tourism takes the stage for tonight’s Speakers Series

July 17, 2011 by

Cloud County’s head cheerleaders will bring their energy and enthusiasm to the next presentation in the 2011 Concordia Speakers Series Monday evening (July 18).

Susie Haver and Tammy Britt, co-directors of the Cloud County Convention and Tourism office, will discuss the “8 Elements of Rural Culture” with a focus on helping others see their hometown with new eyes.

Their talk will be the sixth of eight monthly presentations scheduled for the 2011 Concordia Speakers Series. It begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Nazareth Motherhouse, 1300 W. Washington St. Haver and Britt will give a 30- to 40-minute presentation titled “Finding the 8!”  There will be time for questions from the audience, and the session will end no later than 8:30 p.m.

There is no charge for any of the sessions and the public is encouraged to come to any or all of them. No registration is needed, but if you’d like more information, you may contact Sister Marcia Allen at 785/243-2149 or

The 2011 Concordia Speakers Series is an outgrowth of the Community Needs Forums that were held throughout 2009 and 2010 and hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph. More than 100 individuals and representatives of local organizations and agencies took part in those “working lunches” to identify concerns in Concordia and Cloud County, and then work toward solutions.

The two final speakers in the series are Concordia City Manager Larry Uri on Sept. 26 and Cameron Thurner, an outreach specialist for the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, on Oct. 24.


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