September 9, 2014 Meeting

5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 10th floor of the Fifth-Third Bank Building in downtown Grand Rapids. Free parking in the 5/3 underground parking area. Enter from Monroe and tell the attendant you are with the Torch club.

September 9, 2014 Dinner Menu: Spinach and Romaine Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, 6 oz Filet with Bordelaise Sauce, Asparagus, Baked Potato, Cheesecake with Cherry Sauce, House-made Rolls, Coffee and Tea Service

RICHARD RAUBOLT, Ph.D, Psychologist and Specialist in Trauma Disorders,  “Detroit: Living in Between - A Documentary”

Richard RauboltWe welcome Dr. Raubolt back to our Torch Club as a speaker this month. He previously presented on “Must We Always Forgive” in October, 2010.

Detroit, referred to as the “mecca of urban ruins” is the focus of Dr. Raubolt’s documentary. Detroiter’s have witnessed an alarming decline that has left the City of Detroit isolated and in the sad position of the largest shrinking city in the country. Raboult PosterThose who have expressed an interest in the city are seemingly more captivated by “ruin photos” than by the human stories of those currently living in Detroit. Finding and honoring other healthier emotional narratives, much like analysis, may offer understanding to the marginalized while highlighting transitions to better possibilities.

Please join us for this fascinating look at the City of Detroit as seen through the eyes and voices of Detroiters as they teach us what the city was – is – and may become. “Raubolt sees Detroit not as an emblem of American decay, but as a metaphor for change, which lifts Living in Between from documentary to allegory.” – Noah Haidle, writer: Stand Up Guys.

Dr. Richard Raubolt is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and counseling for clients in Grand Rapids and throughout West Michigan. He specializes in treating anxiety, panic, and trauma. Practicing in the field of psychology in private practice since 1979, Dr. Raubolt is the only nationally certified psychoanalyst in the Grand Rapids area. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California.

Please join us as we begin a new Torch Club season with drinks, dinner, great conversation and an enjoyable evening with your friends at Torch Club. See you there!

Drinks and meet and greet begins at 5:30 pm and dinner normally begin at 6:00 p.m.