Jackson Film Series Starting Its 66th Season
The long-running Kiwanis Club Travel Adventure series of Jackson, MI., will open its 66th season this fall with Fran Reidelberger’s new film, Colorful Mexico.
The first Kiwanis series travelogue, Land of Tomorrow—about South Africa—was shown in 1946 by Austin West.
The team of George and Kathie Veach has been running the series since 1994 when the late Lou Landman retired to Florida.
The Veaches have played a large role in our travelogue picture. George is a former president of the travel film organization and Kathie is now its executive secretary.
“George was part of Lou Landman’s committee from 1979 to 1994—15 years before we took over.” Said Kathie. “You have to do a lot of training before you can become chairman, or the chairman has to retire to Florida.”
George is only its third chairman.
Unlike some other series, the one in Jackson is “still going strong,” reported Kathie, “with about 500 annual ticket sales.” The reason?
The Jackson 2011-12 season:
Oct. 6— Fran & Brooke Reidelberg—Colorful Mexico
Nov. 3— Dakkan Abbe (Producer) John Wilson (Narrator)—Inside the Tuscan Hills
Dec. 1— Marlin Darrah—Jesus in Egypt
Jan. 5— Sandy Mortimer—Discovering the Dutch
Feb. 2— Buddy Hatton —Iran Then and Now
Mar. 1— Clint & Sue Denn—Budapest to Istanbul & Cruising the Danube
Apr. 12—Monty & Marsha Brown—Scotland & Provence