June 3, 2016 Speaker – Marvin Kitman


Our guest speaker is Marvin Kitman. Marvin worked as a freelance writer during the 1950s and 1960s. He also worked as a staff writer for The Saturday Evening Post during 1965–66. He ran in the United States presidential election of 1964 as a “Lincoln Republican” entering the New Hampshire primary for the Republican Party but the party’s nomination went to Barry Goldwater.

He started his 35 year run as a Television Critic at Newsday on December 7, 1969 and remained there until April 1, 2005, totaling 5,786 columns. Marvin is the author of nine books, including two on George Washington that combine humor with extensive historical research.

Longtime residents of Leonia, Marvin and his wife Carol lived across the street from novelist Robert Ludlum, then working on the first in a long list of thrillers, which Marvin later said inspired him to get serious about his own writing.

Join us to hear a great speaker and get to know another one of our fellow townspeople.

Palisades Rotary includes the three towns of Edgewater, Leonia and Palisades Park. Club local projects include the Weekend Snack Pack Program. International projects include Zero Cavities for Dominican Republic, hot lunches for Kenya school children and Pedals for Progress (used bicycles sent to developing countries). All visitors are welcome!

Rotary Club of The Palisades, NJ meets every Friday morning at 7:30 at the Gotham City Diner, 550 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield. Meetings last one hour. All participants buy their own breakfast. Contact Philip Wilson with questions at WilsonPhilipE@Gmail.com or at 201-956-8509.


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