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Former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray to speak at class on Vietnam War

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The RaySociety is named after Robert and Billie Ray.

On Tuesday, May 26, former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray and Kenneth Quinn, former U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, will discuss Iowa’s role in the resettlement of Vietnam War refugees during the final session of a class on the Vietnam War sponsored by Drake University’s RaySociety.  

The class, which is open to all Vietnam veterans free of charge,
will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the courtroom of the Neal and Bea
Smith Law Center at 2400 University Ave. Each veteran is invited to bring a guest. Veterans are asked to register
in advance by contacting Rena Wilson at 515-271-2120.

The Billie and Robert D. Ray Lifelong Learning Society at Drake University takes its name from a pair of distinguished Drake
alumni: Gov. Ray, who also served as the University’s president, and
Billie Ray, former first lady of Iowa and a former schoolteacher.

The RaySociety offers social activities and classes on a variety of
topics for people of retirement age who are interested in learning in a
college atmosphere.

The society will holds its annual Year End Celebration and Annual
Meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main,
2507 University Ave.
A reception will follow at 4 p.m. in Levitt Hall in Old Main.

All RaySociety members and prospective members are welcome to
attend the annual meeting and reception, which are free and open to the
public. Reservations are requested. For reservations, call 515-271-2120
or send an e-mail to rena.wilson@drake.edu.

The RaySociety’s annual membership fee is $50 (June 1-May 31). Most classes cost $25 each. For more information about the RaySociety, visit the RaySociety Web site or call 515-271-2120.