Archives for January 2016

Scholars Gild February 2016

“More Companies Than People”

How Delaware Became America’s Corporate Legal Home and Why It Matters

Tuesday, February 16

Lower Arden Gild Hall

7:30 PM

February 2016 Leader

Rick Giesenberger

Please join the Scholars Gild at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 16, when we will discuss the role Delaware plays as the legal home for a majority of the world’s largest corporations. Delaware is known internationally as the corporate home to 66% of Fortune 500 companies and more than 80% of all U.S. initial public offerings. Mr. Rick Geisenberger, Chief Deputy Secretary of State and manager of the Division of Corporations, will lead our discussion on the history of how Delaware earned this reputation, why Delaware’s role if important to the corporations and Delawareans, and interesting stories about managing this valuable asset for the State of Delaware.

Richard J. “Rick” Geisenberger is Delaware’s Chief Deputy Secretary of State reporting to Secretary of State Jeffrey W. Bullock. His primary responsibility is managing and marketing the state’s Division of Corporations. Mr. Geisenberger is also responsible for overall policy, planning, legislation, and administration for the Delaware Department of State — one of the most diverse departments in state government with responsibilities in Archives, Historical and Cultural Affairs, Libraries, Professional Regulation, and Veterans Affairs to name a few.

He serves on Governor Jack Markell’s Policy Group and was appointed in 2009 as Deputy Program Director of the Delaware Government Performance Review, which set in motion dozens of successful initiatives to make state government more efficient and cost-effective.

Before joining state government as an Economic Policy Advisor to Governor Thomas Carper, he held a variety of private sector positions in banking, finance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning – first with Corestates Financial, then Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and later Delmarva Power.

The Scholars Gild discussions are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild via ArdenScholarsGild@gmail.com. Title your email “Scholars Gild Request” and include your name, comments, and request in the body of the email.

January 2016 Folk Gild Schedule

January 2016 Folk Gild Schedule

All dances are at the Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway, Arden, Delaware 19810
All dances will include teaching for beginners
Folk Dances – $4 for Arden Club members, $5 for non-members
Contra dances – $11 for Arden Club members, $12 for non-members

January 6 -Wednesday – Folk and English Dancing with Jenny Brown 7:30-9:30pm

January 13  Wednesday – Israeli Dancing with Sharon Kleban 7:30-9:30 pm

January 17Sunday – Contra Dancing with the Mason Dixon Orchestra and callers Jan Alter and Susan Taylor 2:00 – 5:00 pm — Lesson for new dancers at 1:30 pm. Potluck Dinner at 5:00 pm

January 20 – Wednesday – Oldies Folk Dancing with Becky Tosun 7:30 -9:30pm

January 27Wednesday – Israeli Dancing with Sharon Kleban 7:30-9:30 pm

January 30Saturday – Scottish dance demonstration and dancing with live music – 8:30pm  – ??  This is a Special Event supported by the Nancy Banis Bequest  –  admission is FREE

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January 19 Scholars Gild Discussion – 7:30 PM

“Arden Authors: Creativity in this Place”

Tuesday, January 19
Lower Arden Gild Hall
7:30 PM

Artists have been drawn to the Ardens as a nourishing place of home, hearth, community, and inspiration since its founding. What is it that feeds their creativity in this place? How has it influenced their creative process or their life choices? A panel of three authors currently living in the Ardens, Cassie Lewis Slattery, Jill Althouse-Wood, and Rob Bryan, will discuss their writing, talk about the creative process, and attempt to answer these questions at the next Scholars’ Gild meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:30 PM in the lower Gild Hall. This panel discussion is being held in conjunction with the current “Arden Authors” exhibition at the Arden Craft Shop Museum.

The Scholars Gild discussions are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild via ArdenScholarsGild@gmail.com. Title your email “Scholars Gild Request” and include your name, comments, and request in the body of the email

BIOS
Jill Althouse-Wood, author of the novel Summers at Blue Lake (2007), is both a writer and a visual artist. Jill began writing as a practice while she worked as a fabric designer in Reinholds, Pennsylvania. An expert in creative journaling, Jill has presented workshops in schools, libraries, yoga centers, women’s shelters, and community centers. She is currently working on her second novel, and chronicles her life as an artist and author in her blog, In Arden.

Rob Bryan is writing the Arden House series (2013 – Present). A Quaker who holds the simplicity testimony close at hand while writing, Rob’s writing is often described as both simple and complex at once. Arden’s unique culture is a driving and energizing theme that gives the Arden House series its particular character. Hard at work most nights on Arden House Book 3, Rob lives in Arden with his wife, Dela, and daughter Katie.

Cassandra Lewis Slattery is an award-winning playwright, the author of Literacy Is Power (2012), and a professional writer of short stories, plays, and nonfiction. Her work has been published in 10 books and several literary journals. She is currently working with an agent to find a publisher for her first novel. She lives in Ardentown with her husband, Peter Slattery, their young daughter, Amalia, and their rambunctious dog, Beckett.