Dinner/Program Meeting

  • Thu, June 21, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall


Registration is closed

Social Time: 6:30 pm

Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

Program: "Turning Tragedy into Triumph: How a Secret Service Agent Survived 9/11"

Speaker: Samantha "Sam" Horowitz

SAMANTHA “SAM” HORWITZ BIO:  After graduating from both the University of Maryland, College Park and Howard University School of Law, Sam was accepted by the United States Secret Service. She was the only female in her graduating class to complete extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the James J. Rowley Training Center, located just outside Washington, D.C. She was assigned to the New York Field Office, Electronic Crimes Task Force and in addition to investigative case work, she provided protection to several United States Presidents, Former Presidents, First Ladies, and many foreign dignitaries. September 11, 2001, was a turning point in her life... She was in the World Trade Center’s North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 struck it. After many difficult months, she made the heart wrenching decision to leave the Secret Service due to the effects of PTS (post-traumatic stress).

After struggling for over a year, she found the help she needed and got well. She pursued a career in the Health & Wellness industry as a franchise owner of a sports performance center in Maryland, providing others with a place to get well and stay healthy. After realizing that Law Enforcement was still "in her blood," she closed the sports performance center and returned to the law enforcement community in Montgomery County, Maryland as a Lieutenant assigned to The Executive Protection Detail. Her law enforcement career spanned 12 years and she retired in 2012. Sam is an author, speaker, and business owner. She, along with her husband, Steve, her son Hayden, and her dogs DaVinci, Lucy, and Frodo reside in Rockwall. 

Samantha's book "Silent Fall" will be available for purchase at the meeting.  

"Silent Fall" by Samantha Horowitz

IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.

REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
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