The Group's Inception
Since its first gathering in May of 1996, under the leadership of E. Thomas Marshburn, Jr., MD, the Retired Physicians Section has been a strong group of seasoned physicians who have made, and continue to make, a difference. With R. Bertram Williams, Jr., MD at the helm from 2003 until his death in 2015, the retired physician community - and any others who wished to participate - maintained a vital and stable presence within the Medical Society.
The Retired Section Today
The programs are outstanding; the fellowship, unsurpassed! The group hosts fascinating programs of interest to people of all ages, followed by a full meal, six times per year, during odd months. Meetings are usually on last Wednesdays of the month and begin at 10:45 AM. Physicians and physician widows, are encouraged to attend and invite their friends. There are no dues. Solicitation by speakers for their respective organizations is disallowed. Each person pays $16.00 for his/her own meal. John L. Powell, MD, current RPS Coordinator, welcomes ideas and program suggestions. RPS is a senior physician organization in which all are welcome.