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National Notary Association

September 29, 2010 05:00 ET

National Notary Association to Participate in Nation's Premier Symposium on President Calvin Coolidge: STRAIGHT TALK

Held in Honor of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, the Gala Event Will Examine Coolidge's Presidency, His Legacy and Its Implications for Today's World

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation -- and celebrating the strong connection between Notaries Public and our nation's 30th President -- the National Notary Association will proudly participate in the nation's top symposium on the life and legacy of President Calvin Coolidge, called STRAIGHT TALK. The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend this special event.

Commencing Thursday, October 7, at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, NNA President Milt Valera, publisher of "Why Coolidge Matters: How Civility in Politics Can Bring a Nation Together," will moderate a distinguished panel of American thought leaders in discussions about Coolidge's accomplished Presidency, his ability to restore trust in government, his legacy of civility and his unflappable bipartisanship.

"Americans today are demanding strong, trustworthy leadership, and the legacy that President Coolidge left behind can help us restore the faith in government we once had," Valera said. "That's why this symposium is so important for our country, and why the NNA has partnered with the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation for nearly a decade to help deliver this urgent call to action."

Several renowned Coolidge scholars and influencers -- including contributors to "Why Coolidge Matters" -- will make special presentations, including former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis; authors Amity Shlaes and David Pietruzsa; and presidential scholars L. Jon Van Til, Ph.D., Alvin S. Felzenberg, Ph.D. and Martha Joynt Kumar, Ph.D.; among others. Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, and President of the JFK Library Foundation, is the Honorary Chair of the Coolidge Foundation's 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by legendary international financial leader John C. "Jack" Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group, whose global impact on sound and proper investing resulted in him being named "one of the 100 most influential persons in the world" by Time magazine.

The Symposium at the JFK Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 7, followed by a Gala Dinner that begins with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, please visit the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation's Symposium registration page or contact its Executive Director, Joan Randall, at (802) 672-3389, Notaries and the general public can also support the CCMF through the National Notary Foundation.

About the National Notary Association

Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading professional authority on the American Notary office and is dedicated to educating, serving and advocating for the nation's 4.8 million Notaries. The NNA imparts comprehensive notarial knowledge and understanding, promotes a positive public perception of the Notary office, and bolsters consumer protection by promoting best practices. The Association's accredited professional programs, services and model legislation help Notaries advance their careers and serve the American public with the highest level of professionalism and ethics. To learn more, visit us at

About the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation

The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation is the only membership organization devoted to President Coolidge, and its mission is to inspire the public to appreciate and study his legacy -- his personal life, values, and ideals, and his public career -- in order to understand our nation's history and to forge a stronger democratic society for the future.

The Foundation develops and publishes materials and programs about Coolidge and provides primary and interpretive information by request to the media, students, scholars, genealogists and the general public.

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