(Jim Coppens recently discovered this item, which should have been posted on our website long ago.)
Joe Blum was one of our presenters in the early days of Conversation Cafe, and attended many meetings until he passed away. He had spent a year in China teaching the universal language Esperanto, which he taught to Jim Coppens. Joe did several presentations on China, and also on Esperanto.
Jim corresponded with several people in Belgium in Esperanto, which enabled Jim’s visit there in 2016. Jim and Joe were friends way back to 1975. Joe was a strong supporter of Conversation Cafe.
We will miss Joe.