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Boat Race Dinner 2007

with Douglas Foy

Our annual BOAT RACE DINNER was held on Sunday, 3rd June, at The Cambridge Boat Club, Gerry's Landing, Cambridge, Mass., starting at 6:15p.m.

The dinner was preceded by cocktails and our annual boat race on the Charles, with crews representing Oxford and Cambridge. This year we just fielded 2 pairs and Oxford triumphed over Cambridge - making amends for the results on the Tideway.

Our speaker was the distinguished environmentalist, Douglas I. Foy, Esq. Currently he is President of DIF Enterprises, a company devoted to sustainable business practices and the development of social enterprises. Prior to founding DIF Enterprises in 2006, Mr. Foy served as the first Secretary of Commonwealth Development in the administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In leading this "super-Secretariat", Mr. Foy oversaw the agencies of Transportation, Housing, Environment, and Energy, with combined annual capital budgets of $5 billion, operating budgets of $500 million, and a total workforce of more than 11,000. Before his service in the Romney administration, Mr. Foy served for 25 years as President of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England's premier environmental advocacy organization. Among other awards, Mr. Foy has received the President's Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award, the country's highest conservation award, and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the national memorial to President Wilson. Mr. Foy, a member of the 1968 USA Olympic Rowing Team and the 1969 USA National Rowing Team, graduated from Princeton University as a University Scholar in engineering and physics, attended Cambridge University in England as a Churchill Scholar in geophysics, and graduated from Harvard Law School. The title of his talk was: "Cities are the Answer - What Was the Question?"


Ralph Gillis,
Jesus College, Cambridge
President of the Society

Reception: 6:15 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM