2020 Weekly Meetings

DateEventDescriptionAdded Info
Note: Meeting descriptions that start with Zoom – where held on the web using Zoom
Dec 30Group ReviewZoom Wrap-up of the year on what was good, what needs improvement etc.
Dec 23Joe McSorley
Shed Member
Zoom – Joe will lead a discussion of the death penalty.
Zoom – Arcadius, an IT specialist, returned for a discussion on various computer related topics, including: recommendations for whole house routers; is Mesh Networking the right option; recommendations for antivirus programs; and should you be using a Virtual Provider Network (VPN). He will be happy to answer your computer questions.Computer Security
Dec 9Rosemary
Zoom – Rosemary discussed the organization’s Mission which is to work with mid-life adults to help them use their life and work experience in new careers, both paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. Rosemary is returning to let us know what has happened in the past year and the challenges of dealing with COVID 19.http://www.encorepbc.org/ 
Dec 2Paul Newton
Shed Member
Zoom – Paul (Pablo) lead an interesting discussion on whether prostitution should be legalized.
Nov 23Steve Werner
Shed Leader
Zoom – Steve will lead a discussion on “How/When did you decide to retire?” 
Did you have a plan and how did it work out?
Nov 18Jerry Grant
Shed Member
Zoom – Jerry will lead a discussion on “Should military service be mandatory.”
Nov 11Harry Krivit
Shed Member
Zoom – Harry will lead a discussion on “How is our government functioning.” 
Nov 4Dave Mack
Shed Member
Zoom – Dave put together some ‘Amazing Facts’ for us to ponder. I think we will all come away from the discussion saying “I didn’t know that!”Amazing Facts
Oct 28Norm Leiber
Shed Member
Zoom – Norm was supposed to lead a discussion entitled “Should
athletes support political causes while on their field of play?”. However, he was unavailable so the group had a general discussion including Covid-19.
Oct 21Steve
Shed Member
Zoom – Shed member Steve Tambroni will lead a discussion on global warmingGlobal Warming Presentation
McSorley’s Rebuttal
McSorely’s References
Oct 14Aurin Primack
Shed Member
Zoom – Discussion of reviving and eventually selling a local seed company. 
Oct 7Bud Caputo
Shed Member
Zoom – Bud Caputo is a musician and music teacher and he will be discussing “Jazz –What to Listen For” 
Sep 30Len SingerZoom – Len is an attorney who will discuss his experience in our traffic courts. 
Sep 23Joe McSorley
Shed Member
Zoom – Joe will lead a discussion on the controversial individual Jeffrey Epstein.Jeffrey Epstein, Filthy Rich
(Netflix 4 part series) The life and times
of Jeffrey Epstein.
Sep 16Harry Krivit
Shed Member
Zoom – Harry led a discussion of how American
culture has changed since the 1950’s.
Sep 9Courtney TurnerZoom – When Courtney was born the Doctors told her mother the best she could hope for was to find a nice institution to spend her life in.
Courtney has an amazing story to tell.
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Sep 2John Howard
Shed Member
Zoom – John discusses cryptocurrencies and BitcoinCryptocurrencies Presentation
Aug 26Jerry Grant
Shed Member
Zoom – Jerry leads a discussion of the Ted Talk – “Why body building at age 93 is a good idea 
Aug 19Joe McSorley
Shed Member
Zoom – Joe leads a discussion on efforts to rename military installations to remove references to Southern Civil War “Heroes.” 
Aug 12Norm Lieber
Shed Member
Zoom 5 PM – Special time for Norm’s cooking demonstration for anyone
who wanted to try it.
Aug 5Dr. Chris HagaZoom – From the Scripps Research Institute,
will return to give us an update on
vaccines and other issues related to
Aug 1In MemoryShed member Joe Klaire passed away today.
Jul 29Paul Newton
Shed Member
Zoom – Maintaining and driving a
stocks car
Jul 22Bob Hagelstein
Shed Member
Zoom – His work in publishing and
books that he published
Jul 15James KellyZoom – James was in international banking and will discuss reverse mortgages
Corona Virus discussion
Lori Colclasure
Dave Gradolph
Shed Member
Zoom – Financial planning
Dave speaks on being a serial entrepreneur

Presentation at
My Oil Wells
General DiscussionZoom – Ted Talk – “Robots that Fly”
Corona Virus discussion
Jun 24General DiscussionZoom – Dave Gradolph had tech issues and will rescheduleJ 

Jun 17

Anne NobleZoom – The Mission of the Lord’s PlaceThe Lord’s Place, a social impact agency,
which provides housing and services to those
who are homeless in Palm Beach County.
The Lord’s Place 

Jun 10

Paul Newton
Shed Member
Zoom – US Pharmaceutical safety 


Group discussionZoom – Racial tensions solutions 

May 27

Dr. Chris HagaZoom – Discussion of his Scripps research on
May 20Discussion topicsZoom – Accuracy of COVID 19 testing.
Where do you get your news?

May 13

Video- Coronavirus Explained also
Political Correctness discussion
Zoom – Movie is available on Netflix.
Attachments from meeting
email may provide insight.


Jen Orsi
Adam Grant Ted Talk
Zoom – Home exercise and physical fitness
The surprising habits of original

Apr 29

Michael SpecterZoom – A Ted talk called The danger of science denial. 

Apr 22

Admiral William McRavenZoom – A Ted talk called Changing the world by Adm. McRaven a retired navy SEAL who spearheaded the raid against Osama bin Laden. 
Apr 14Dr. Paul Schacknow
Shed Member
Paul has been kind and generous to provide the shed with a meeting capability through Zoom. Until further notice all meetings will be held on Zoom.
Mar 25Bud Caputo
Shed Member
Bud will be making a presentation “Jazz – what to listen for.”
Mar 18Off-site meetingAt the South Florida Science Center to see the new telescope installation. 
Mar 13Breakfast meetingLili’s Café, 10961 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens
Mar 11In person meetingsCOVID has caused the shed to stop in person meetings today.
Mar 11Dr. Paul Schacknow
Shed Member
Paul will be discussing macular degeneration.
Mar 4Pete Marcus
Shed Member
Pete will tell us about his career in owning and managing radio stations.
Feb 26Joe McSorley
Shed Member
Joe will be telling us about surviving Airborne Ranger School
Feb 19Off-site tourTour of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s 911 call center.  Location – 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.  NOTE THIS ACTIVITIY WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM
Feb 14Breakfast meetingHobos Gourmet Kitchen, 421 Northlake Boulevard, North Palm Beach
Feb 12Jim Hendricks
Shed Member
Jim will discuss how the B2 bomber is tested. Rebecca will give a presentation regarding how we can begin constructing a web site for our shed.
Feb 7Breakfast meeting

Feb 5

PAL Cubbies Project

Assemble Cubbies for Cabana
Colony PAL.  The PAL youth center is located at 12180 Alternate A1A, Palm Beach Gardens. 
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Cubbies for the PAL kids backpacks etc.
Feb 5Dr Mark Stein
Shed Member
Mark will be discussing his career as an allergist. In addition, we  had a short presentation on the “State of the City” by Matthew Lane who is a member of the Palm Beach Gardens City Council.   Following the meeting, several of us went over to the PAL/Cabana Colony Youth Center to assist in assembling two sets of storage units for the children’s backpacks. We completed the project and the storage units are now in use, an appreciated – thanks to all who participated.
Jan 29Organizational meetingThis will be a good opportunity to get to know the newest Shed members and to plan for additional future activities.  Please give some thought to what other activities/events you would like to see at the Shed.  Are these activities you or someone you know can help lead?
Jan 22Lori ColclasureLori, a Certified Financial Planner, will be making a presentation on “managing your wealth to align with your life.”
Jan 15Jim Hendricks
Shed Member
Jim will tell us about Encore PBC, a non-profit organization spearheading efforts to engage people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society.  Encore PBC was started in 2016 to offer current and future Palm Beach County residents over 50 the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. How can we participate?
Jan 10Breakfast meetingBerry Fresh Café, 3755 N. Military Trail, Jupiter.  It’s on the east side of Military Trail, just north of Donald Ross Road. 
Jan 8Dick Groth
Shed Member
Dick will share about his metal fabricating business
Jan 1No meeting Happy New Year