Galen and Barbara Rowell Lecture Series and Award in San Francisco

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THE 2008 GALEN AND BARBARA ROWELL LECTURE SERIES and the presentation of THE 2007 ROWELL AWARD FOR THE ART OF ADVENTURE

Please join us for the fourth annual Rowell Lecture with featured speaker and celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz as she shows and discusses her work Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Hotel Nikko, in San Francisco, CA.

6:00 – 7:15 pm: VIP Reception, Includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and preferred program seating. Graciously hosted by City National Bank.

7:30 pm: Lecture

The program will also include the presentation of the 2007 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure to photographer, adventurer, environmentalist and author James Balog. The Award honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the peoples who inhabit these lands and regions. Please visit rowellaward.com for more information about the Award.

Doug McConnell, Rowell Legacy Committee member and host of KRON-TV’s “Bay Area Backroads,” will emcee this special evening.

This event is presented by The Rowell Legacy Committee, The Yosemite Fund and the Commonwealth Club of California.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, Hotel Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California.

TICKETS: Reservations can be made through the Commonwealth Club website, commonwealthclub.org, and will be confirmed by email. Lecture: $25 Commonwealth Club members and $35 non-members. VIP Reception $150. Tickets will be sold at the door only if space is available.