Milpitas Rotary's featured speaker for September 24 was Arnold Kunst delivering his inspiring "The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln".
Kunst said Lincoln wanted to be elected a US Senator but lost under the rules at the time. That Lincoln used humor often to deal with his depression and the challenges of high office.
Arnold, who holds an MA in history, brings impressive enrichment to the speaker's podium: teacher, free-lance journalist, grants writer, business owner, school administrator, professional musician, house painter, even Hospice volunteer.
He has fine-tuned his speaking skills with Toastmasters international. His Lincoln presentations, as well as his recently published "LIncoln 365", arose out of an award-winning Toastmasters International speech entitled "Lincoln Was a Loser."
Milpitas Rotary meets on Mondays at noon in Brandon's Restaurant at the Beverly Heritage Hotel.