Conversations of the Valley – Dan Seftick

Conversations of the Valley is a public affairs luncheon series sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Foundation.

“Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts” with guest speaker Jane Straub of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Wednesday, April 18, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

→ The Lowell Inn, 102 N. Second Street, Stillwater
Please note our change of venue with ramp parking validation!

The death of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. The normal course of life has been altered. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children. The future now bears little resemblance to the visions of past dreams. To call the road ahead devastating is an understatement. On the night of April 16, 2011, Dan Seftick’s thirty-one year old son Greg died with his friend in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park. Despite taking all proper precautions, following requirements for a backcountry activity, and the best efforts of highly skilled search and rescue personnel, the search for these two experienced mountaineers took seven days. In his new book Real Mountains, Dan shares the story of this tragic accident and memories of his son Greg.

About the author: Born, raised, and educated in Detroit, Michigan, Dan Seftick wasn’t meant for big city life. His move to rural Afton, Minnesota, set the stage for his sons’ interest in even more remote settings and activities. Greg’s death in Grand Teton National Park solidified Dan’s enthusiasm for the mountains and points west, where he feels closest to Greg. Dan continues to enjoy mountain hikes, gardening, reading, writing, and a variety of volunteer work. He is a retired engineer. Real Mountains is his first published work.

The cost of the lunch and program is $17 and must be paid in advance to guarantee your reservation. (Any payments received on the day of the event will be charged $20 a ticket, if seats available.)

To make a reservation (due in SCVF offices by noon prior to the day of luncheon):

1. Mail your check to: SCVF, 516 Second St. #214, Hudson, WI 54016, or

2. Make your reservation by credit card online using the PayPal button below. There is a $1.00 processing fee per person using PayPal.

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