We had a light crowd at Rotary last Thursday for our offsite meeting at the Arcade Building hosted by Webster University. The Arcade Building takes its name from a grandiose two-level shopping arcade which runs across the lobby of the building. The arcade is an early version of the modern shopping mall, but its vaulted, tiled ceilings and ornate entrances, lamps, railings, and chandeliers are captivatingly beautiful in a way that modern malls cannot hope to compete with. The Arcade was once the home of Mandel’s Jewelry store. Webster University will be the main tenant of the Arcade building occupying the first two floors. Webster’s space will include 12 classrooms, 2 computer labs, an art museum (where we met for lunch), and a 175 seat auditorium. Webster will call the location the “Webster University Gateway Campus.” Programs initially offered at the Webster University Gateway Campus include a master’s in Cybersecurity, classes for first responders, and Webster’s undergraduate degree completion program.
This weeks speaker will be Commander E. Scott Vokoun, M.D. Scott is a commissioned officer in the Navy, with the rank of commander serving as Senior Medical Officer at the Naval Base in Virgina Beach. This should be a great program celebrating Navy week. Put this Thursday on your calendar for lunch at the MAC. I’ll look forward to seeing you.
Yours in Rotary Service,