Greetings from President Trey Farmer



Dear Harvard Club members,


Greetings!  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. 


For the Fall of 2020 all of our events will be virtual, as we do not expect to be able to meet in person.  Check the Events Section of our website for a list of the exciting virtual events!  For our main season, January - April 2021, we are planning both in-person and virtual events.  We continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our region, and will publish our final event calendar in late December or early January. 


We are moving our annual in-person Welcome Back Reception and Cocktail Hour online.  Join us on Friday, November 20, at 5pm as we grab a cocktail and virtually say hello to each other via a group Zoom call.  Please logon the Zoom meeting promptly at 5pm as we will first gather as a group with some Club updates and then head into "breakout rooms" where you will be paired with 6 or 7 other Club members for an introduction and conversation.  During the hour, we will have two breakout rooms where you will be able to meet old friends and make new friends.  Click HERE to register for this free event.


Our first virtual event on August 18 was a joint webinar with several Harvard Clubs across Florida and featured Harvard Law Professor Michael Klarman.  Prof. Klarman's talk was titled The Framer’s Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution and discussed the making of the Constitution and its relevance for today's world.  This is just the start of an exciting series of webinars featuring prominent Harvard professors.  On February 12, 2021 we are thrilled to welcome the preeminent Harvard Economist, Prof. Benjamin M. Friedman AB '66 PhD '71 for a webinar. Prof. Friedman will discuss his new book, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, which is a major reassessment of the foundations of modern economic thinking that explores the profound influence of an until-now unrecognized force - religion.  Illuminating the origins of the relationship between religious thinking and economic thinking, together with its ongoing consequences, Prof. Friedman will provide valuable insights into our current economic policy debates and the ways it shapes more functional policies for all citizens.  Stay tuned as we post our upcoming events in the Events Section of the website!


Given all the wonderful people, events, and charitable activities that make up the Harvard Club of Naples, how can you resist renewing your membership in the Club!  In response to COVID-19, we have reduced our dues this year to a modest $35. Please click on the Membership tab in the header to renew your membership and make an additional contribution to the Club's Schools and Education Fund!


We have a fabulous group of Officers and Directors (listed in the About Us tab in the header). The Board is working hard to make our Club a vibrant place where Harvard alumni come together for stimulating events, educational opportunities, camaraderie and charitable activities. All of us on the Board look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events!


Go Crimson!

Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III EDM ' 97

President, Harvard Club of Naples


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