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The Tribute Ceremony in honor of Sylvia A. Earle

We are an Old and Honorable Club, and have a traditional ceremony of a celebratory nature. Not as an annual event, but rather when the situation shall so dictate, we shall gather together at the Clubhouse in our finest regalia and offer Tribute to one of our own who has distinguished themselves most admirably.

5:30 - 7:00 pm – All members and guests gather in the 2nd floor library for the Traditional Chicken & Chorizo (non-seafood!) Paella Buffet, Dessert and Cocktails. Weather permitting, the terrace will be open.

7:00 pm – The Tributee party adjourns to the Members Lounge. Tributors remain in the 2nd floor library for a glass of brandy or port, and reading of the Rites of Passage.

7:15 - 8:45 pm – Members take their specified places along the grand stairway holding lit candles. The lights are dimmed, and the bell from the cutter Bear is rung in a slow and solemn manner. Tributors chant the name of the Tributee in unison with the bell. Sylvia Earle proceeds up the stairway followed by members in order of seniority. All take seats in the Great Hall before a blazing Great Fire of Exploration. Members rise one by one, take a glass of port or brandy (or water if absolutely necessary), and give a spirited, stirring, humorous (and hopefully somewhat coherent) Tribute to one of our most beloved members.

8:45 - 10:30 pm – Tributee Earle then rises and responds in a like fashion. Thereafter, she introduces her acclaimed, recently released film Mission Blue, followed by its screening and a Q & A.

10:30 - 11:00 pm – Tributee Earle then exits the Great Hall and leads the procession to the 2nd floor library for an adjourning High Seas beverage.

Date: 09/19/2014

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $65

Guest Ticket Price: $70

Reservation Notes:

This event requires White / Black Tie or Native Dress, with Medals & Decorations encouraged.

To clarify, this event is open to Members Only, and invited guests of Members. If you are a guest of a Member, we require notification from the Member themselves.

To make a reservation please email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Club at 212-628-8383 by Monday, September 15, 2014

Cancellation/”No Show” Policy:

* If a reservation is canceled after Wednesday, September 17th, there will be No Refund of the ticket price.
* There are no refunds for a “No Show” to a catered event.

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