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Dear Fellow Explorers,
It is my pleasure to share with you that our Board of Directors elected Richard Wiese the 44th President of The Explorers Club on Sunday, January 28th.
Although Richard will not officially assume the Presidency until immediately after The Explorers Club Annual Meeting on March 11th, our revised bylaws now call for election of the President at the January Board meeting to create continuity of leadership and provide time for a seamless transition of the responsibilities overseeing Club operations and administration.
As many of you know, Richard has a long and distinguished history with our organization.  He has served in many capacities over the years, including as President from 2002 to 2006, and has a deep knowledge and appreciation for our institution. Under Richard’s administration, the Club began our “Classic Series Books” which included the well-known and successful “As Told at The Explorers Club,” edited by George Plimpton.
An accomplished explorer, Richard is both executive producer and host of the award-winning and highly popular weekly PBS television series, “Born to Explore.” His outstanding professional achievements have earned him numerous awards, including two Emmys.
I’ve known Richard for a long time and there is no doubt he will bring energy, passion and skill to the role of President. I look forward to working together with him over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth and productive transition. To those of you who have not yet met Richard, we hope you will take the opportunity to do so at our upcoming ECAD weekend in March.
Please join me in congratulating Richard as we welcome him as the next President of The Explorers Club.

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