The public is invited to attend The Spectrum Network's annual meeting and banquet Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Peace Dining Room located in the upper level of the Dahl Centennial Union at Luther College.

The event begins at 5:15 pm with a dinner at 6 p.m. and program to follow featuring Tammy Faux, associate professor of social work at Wartburg College as the guest speaker.

Faux is in her tenth year of teaching at Wartburg College in Waverly. She has taught at numerous colleges, including her alma mater, Luther College. Prior to teaching, Faux served several different areas as a child protection and family social worker. Her academic areas of interest are children, youth and families, teaching pedagogies and service-learning.

In 2012, Faux was designated as the Tomson distinguished professor in social work and as the director of the Slife Institute for Consultation, Research and Training. Through the Institute, Faux worked with The Spectrum Network to create a teaching guide for the book From My Perspective and has used this book when teaching her class called Working With Different Abilities.

Tickets are $11 per person, and reservations must be made by Monday, Nov. 4, at noon. Call 563-382-8401 to make reservations or for more information.

The evening also will feature the raffle prize drawing postponed from the canceled "Race to the Taste" event in June. Meeting and raffle tickets can be purchased at The Spectrum Network in Decorah and Spectrum Thrift Store in Cresco. Previously purchased raffle tickets from "Race to the Taste" will be applied towards this drawing.

The Spectrum Network is a private, non-profit organization that provides customized employment services and daily living assistance to adults with disabilities, substance abuse, mental illness and other barriers to life. Over 100 men and women from nine Iowa counties currently benefit from the services of The Spectrum Network.

For more information on The Spectrum Network contact Dr. Deb Schott, executive director or Sarah Miller, administraive and communications specialist The Spectrum Network at 563-382-8401.