March Meeting




September 11, 2001

A day of unbelievable horror that still stays etched in our memories



Bert Upson

eye witness to the disaster
. . . was on the 78th floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit.


Bert will share his gripping description and insights of that day 


March 17, 2015



buffet lunch followed by program
$26 members $28 guests



Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert


Please make your reservations by Friday, March 13th, to


Bert describes his miraculous escape, the horrible destruction and heroic evacuation of that day in his book On A Clear Day
A graduate of Yale, Bert began a career in the army. After his Army service, Upson became a top East Coast advertising executive in New York. He and his wife retired to Palm Desert in 1998 where he was living that fateful day.