Daughter of Holocaust and Atomic Bomb Survivors Speaking throughout Florida

Meant to beRoslyn Franken, inspirational speaker and author of Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, delivers her multi-media program with the powerful true story of her Jewish parents surviving and finding love against all odds. She is now touring Florida and scheduling throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Upcoming events are

  • March 21 at 7pm ,  West St. Petersburg Community Library at Petersburg College,             6700 Eighth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL
  • April 20 at 7:30 pm at the University of Tampa Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, 601 Frederic H. Spaulding Dr., Tampa, FL

All events are free and open to the public to attend. Book signings will follow each  presentation. Her books are available on Amazon, and a limited number of autographed books are available at the Florida Holocaust Museum gift shop in St. Petersburg, FL.

Personal testimonies from Holocaust and other World War II survivors help to ensure this turning point in human history is not forgotten. By listening to survivors tell their stories, the audience can relate the real-life experiences of these individuals to the history.

The problem is that there are fewer and fewer survivors left to give their testimonies. Also, those still alive often do not want to talk about their past, and others are sometimes unable to tell their story due to physical and/or other health limitations.

Roslyn Franken is carrying the torch for future generations by sharing her parents’ inspiring story of survival, love and triumph through her important work as a professional speaker and author of Meant to Be. Check for her book in libraries and in holocaust museums.

For more information or to schedule Roslyn to speak, contact info@speakersinternational.com or call her agent Liz Mitchell (843)902-4799.

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Please Help Support Kitty Cats for a Cure for JM

Please click for donation options to help support Juvenile Myositis research

Juvenile Myositis (JM), including Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM), is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

Funding research for a cure is near and dear to our hearts, and we appreciate any help which you can offer. We are currently promoting the inaugural Washington DC Walk Strong to Cure JM which will be June 4 at the RIO Washington Center in Gaithersburg, MD.

Ask us for details if you would like more information about the upcoming event or about the CURE JM Foundation.

 

Canadian Speaker Now Scheduling in U.S. for Holocaust Remembrance Events

Roslyn Franken, inspirational speaker and author of Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, delivers her multi-media program throughout Canada and the U.S. with the powerful true story of her Jewish parents surviving against all odds. Limited dates are available for upcoming Holocaust Remembrance programs.

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Meet her in Sun City, FL at Aston Gardens on January 13 or in Dade City, FL at the Hugh Embry Library on January 24.

 Jewish and other faith-based audiences and community organizations are touched by the extraordinary story relayed in Franken’s acclaimed book which is currently being adapted through Five Star Studios Inc. for production as a feature film .

Franken’s programs are based on her book which relates the true story of her Jewish parents as two young prisoners of war held captive in opposite sides of the world.

Roslyn’s mother, Sonja Franken, was in the concentration camps of Nazi Europe surviving Auschwitz, and her father, John Franken, was a prisoner of war in Japan surviving the Nagasaki atomic bombing. They eventually met, and Roslyn’s own life story is buoyed by her parents’ resilient natures.

Praise from her recent audiences summarizes the effect of the presentation:

“Roslyn, what an amazing story on such an important topic, and one that should be shared with all! Your presentation was emotionally charged, uplifting and you presented in a manner that was both entertaining and inspiring. Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift and you would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.” ~ Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, Chabad Wiregrass, Florida

“She kept everyone spellbound throughout her story and it was clear that it touched everyone in different ways…the whole world deserves to hear your story,” Jessica Dube, Ravines Retirement Residence.

Franken’s books, Meant to Be and The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Health Eating and Positive Living,  are available on Amazon. Her worldwide multi-media presentations of Meant to Be combined with book signings can be arranged through Speakers International.

 

Magician Elliott Smith Opens for Bill Haley’s Comets

Elliot Smith, comedy magician featured with Speakers International, will be the opening act for the Bill Haley’s Comets concert. The event will be on January 20, 2017, at 6 pm at Banquet Masters, 13355 – 49th St. North, Clearwater, FL. Don’t miss it if you’re in the area.

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Gullah Kinfolk

 

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The Gullah Kinfolk are the most exciting musical sensation ever to come from the South Carolina Sea Islands.

Virtually all related, the closeness of this dynamic group is apparent from the first song. Audiences nationwide have been mesmerized by their unique style, memorable performances and uplifting renditions of their historical repertoire.

 

The group was formed by Anita Singleton-Prather, best known for her beloved character Aunt Pearlie Sue, in an effort to preserve Gullah history and the Gullah dialect. A performance by the Gullah Kinfolk is a rare treat that will be remembered for a lifetime.

The Gullah Kinfolk have headlined at dozens of music and cultural festivals. Performances can be customized for any occasion or function, with as few or as many performers as you would like.

 

The Robertson Boys Bring Eclectic Bluegrass to Your Event!

 

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The Robertson Boys is a family-based band that plays an eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass along with renditions of bluegrass infused popular music. Making up the band are  Rick Robertson on guitar and vocals; Jack Robertson on banjo, guitar and vocals; David Robertson on mandolin and vocals;  Don Cruthis on guitar, bass and vocals; Philip Swing  on bass, guitar and vocals and Ashlyn Nelson on fiddle and vocals.

Recently The Robertson Boys have played venues such as The Music in the Vineyard Series at Childress Vineyards, Lexington, NC;  The Third Thursday Concert Series in High Point, NC;  Brewgaloo Street Festival, Raleigh, NC;  New Belgium Brewings Summer Release Party, Raleigh, NC; The Stokes County Fair, King, NC;  Feed and Seed, Fletcher, NC; Mt. Gilead Music Barn, Mt. Gilead, NC; and Concerts on the Creek in Sylvia, NC, as well as many smaller venues in NC.

Also the band was excited to play The Arts Splash, in High Point, NC, a summer concerts series that brings in the best from all genres of music.

Stay tuned for The Robertson Boys upcoming album titled “Going Home” featuring the first original songs written by the band: “My Carolina Home,” “Love Her Till The Day I Die,” “That’s Who I Am,” “In The Stars” and “I Need You.” Watch for the release party in 2016.

The Robertson Boys have a  distinctive style, and their talents include vast imaginative eclectic selections of genre from the traditional favorites to today’s contemporary hits.

What sets them apart from many bluegrass influenced bands of today? They are known for their talent in harmonizing, as all members are gifted vocalists as well as versatile in their instrumental skills.
Rick Robertson has played music as long as he can remember. Being his father’s sons, both Jack and David inherited their father’s enthusiasm and talent. Playing music for their peers and teachers in school, Jack and David immediately were referred to as the Robertson Boys and the name has led to their calling.

Don Cruthis has been a lifelong friend and musical comrade of Rick’s and witnessed Rick’s son’s talents grow from their childhood. Don, who possesses the same talents and passion for Bluegrass, always played his music with Rick and the Boys and the four of them have been pickin’ out toe tappin ~ hand slappin’ music every since.

The Robertson Boys were thrilled to gain a fifth element to their band when Philip Swing joined the group in 2013. Phil’s experience in the music field performing a mixture of genres was just the energy the Boys were looking for to further expand their vision of artistic style.

Recently the Boys added Ashlyn Nelson to the band. Ashlyn has a beautiful voice, and her vocals along with the violin added the final touch to The Robertson Boys sound.

Contact us today to discuss bringing The Robertson Boys to your event. Complete the form below or call Trish at 843-997-0949.

Welcoming Richard Laible to Emcee Your Event

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Richard, congratulations on the best National Sales Marketing/Kick-off I have ever participated in- EVER. That is not hyperbole. Over the last 25-30 years I have seen it all … well done!

– Tom Prescott – President & CEO, Align Technology, Inc. (Invisalign)

Richard Laible is a professional meeting host and presenter with over two decades of corporate hosting experience (including many years with Chicago’s legendary “The Second City” comedy troupe), He’ll definitely get your audience laughing; but even more important, he’ll get them – and keep them – listening closely to the messages you wish to communicate throughout your program.

Working as either the host, master of ceremonies, or spokesperson for your event, Richard makes it a point to:

·         Prepare by understanding your company, speakers, and messaging to assure that my contribution is targeted to the strategic goals for your event.

·         Open the event in a fun, upbeat, and highly interactive manner.

·         Provide personalized and entertaining introductions of speakers, segments and topics.

·         Maintain a dynamic and engaging flow and pace to the activities and agenda.

·         Sustain audience involvement and interactivity.

Richard’s clients include such respected organizations as SAP, Honeywell, Lincoln Financial, Sara Lee, Abbott, Bally Total Fitness, Kellogg’s, Fisher-Price, and countless others. Allow Richard Laible to make your next event one of the most successful ever!

 

The best meeting I’ve ever seen!  We look forward to continuing to work with Richard.

Roger Hochschild – President and Chief Operating Officer, Discover Financial Services