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November Chapter Meeting

  • November 14, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Brentwood Community Center - 2505 Brentwood Boulevard, 63144
  • 15


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November Program

"Do I Need This?"
a Documentary about American Excess

Do I Need This? is a film about American excess, and the stuff from which happiness is truly made. This timely film interweaves the filmmaker’s complicated relationship to her possessions with a journey into the homes and minds of her fellow Americans - from a hoarder to a monk and a colorful group of characters in between. On the surface, it's a joy ride through American consumption habits; at its core, it is a deep reflection on aging, family, and happiness.

Kate Schermerhorn is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and photographer. Of her work, The New Yorker says, “nothing seems wasted, nothing’s excessive” and the Evening Standard says “there’s a mesmerizing quality to (Kate’s) work”.

Kate’s photographic work often looks at the relationship between the natural and the artificial in everyday life. She is the author of a book of photographs, ‘America’s Idea of a Good Time’, about Americans at play at the turn of the 20th century.

Kate has directed 100s of videos, won 1 Emmy, been nominated for 1 more, lived in 4 countries, jumped out a plane 27 times and is the mother of 2.

Let's gather together to watch this 62 minute documentary film - which will premiere on PBS next summer.  We will have an exclusive Q&A via Zoom with the filmmaker the next evening (Tuesday, 11/15) at 7pm - check your email for the Zoom login details!

Special Note:  This program will NOT be recorded.  In order to see the movie, members and guests need to attend in person.

Meeting Format 

  • 9:00am   -  9:30am    Optional: Socializing/Networking
  • 9:30am   - 10:00am   Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:00am - 11:00am   Featured Program
  • 11:00am - 11:10am   Board and Business Partner Spotlight
  • 11:10am - 11:30am   Announcements and Wrap Up
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm   Optional: Q&A for New Organizers

Chapter Members do not need to register for this meeting.  Guests can register for $20 on our website.

Veteran members - don't forget to bring your name tag.  If you can't find your name tag, please contact Amy at and she will make a new one for you.  If this is your first in-person meeting, we will create a name tag for you.

A reminder that our trade table is available to swap out business related resources, such as books, bags, and home office materials.

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