FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: LOCAL MEDIA
Contact: KIM BURDICK, DPA-COA 2017. Executive Director, People to People Delaware.
RE: People to People Delaware Cordially Invites the Public to its Annual Meeting, Wed June 13
Special Guests include Merrill Eisenhower Atwater & Ivan Thomas. Floyd Ho to be honored.
Today’s Date: May 29, 2018
Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/People-To-People-Delaware-Chapter-174564359244967/notifications/
The Public is cordially invited to People to People Delaware’s Annual Dinner Meeting to be held Wednesday, June 13, at 5:30 pm at Ed Oliver Golf Club. PTPDE Founding member, Floyd Ho, will be honored with an award presented by Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, CEO of People to People International. Dinner will be followed by a talk with Ivan Thomas of DETV on Photography as a Means of Multicultural Communication. The evening’s event, including dinner, is $30 per person. Reservations are required.
Delaware’s Floyd Ho was born and raised in China. Educated both in Hong Kong and in the United States, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1969 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Ho is a founding member of both People to People Delaware and Delaware’s Chinese American Community Center. He takes great pleasure in serving the community by bringing people together.
Merrill Eisenhower Atwater was recently appointed the CEO of People to People International. Merrill holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in International Business and Marketing from Baker University. He is the great-grandson of People to People’s founder, Dwight David Eisenhower.
PEOPLE to PEOPLE International (PTPI) creates lasting cross-cultural connections between everyday citizens around the world to help them explore global issues, serve and enrich their diverse communities, and become more effective leaders in creating a more peaceful world.
The evening’s guest speaker, DETV founder, Ivan Thomas, often called “Big Ive,” is one of the most recognizable faces in Delaware. An award-winning local producer, director, editor, online activist and relentlessly positive community organizer, Ivan Thomas understands the science and psychology of film, media marketing and advertising, and he loves communicating and creating through this medium. Beyond his video work, Ivan teaches Positive Media/Film at Kuumba Academy, a city charter school focusing on closing the achievement gap in the city of Wilmington through creativity and scholarship. Ivan and his creative partner, Shoshana Kohn, established the movement #WEARELOVE, a campaign focusing on building relationships and promoting communication between diverse groups of community members.
Please RSVP by June 6: Send $30 per person to People to People Delaware, att: Treasurer. P.O. Box 25064 Wilmington, Delaware 19899. E-mail: