2022 Weekly Meetings

Upcoming Shed Meetings

Dec 31Year end

Previous Shed Meetings

DateEventDescriptionAdded Info
 Note: Meeting descriptions that start with Zoom – where held on the web using the Zoom tool   
Dec 28Year end wrap up meeting with discussion about what could be done to make things better in the meetings and suggestions for new speakers and topics
Dec 21Jeffrey RembaumJeffrey is an attorney certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law. He discussed how the latest legal changes may affect your community
Dec 14Shed member Dr. Paul SchacknowPaul discussed “Macular Degeneration – Diagnosis and Treatment”Paul’s presentation
Dec 7Shed member Dave MackDave Mack delivered an update on Electric Vehicles including batteries and charging stationsEV’s, batteries, charging-stations presentation
Nov 30No meeting due to Anniversary party
Nov 23No meeting due to Thanksgiving
Nov 16Shed member Paul SchacknowDr. Paul Schacknow discussed “Cataracts and Lens Implant Surgery”
Nov 9Shed 4th AnniversaryCancelled due to possible hurricane force winds
Nov 2Blake WillougbyBlake discuss “Racing on the Utah Salt Flats” with commentary and movie clips
Oct 26Anne GannonAnne our Palm Beach County Constitutional Tax Collector spoke and answered questions about property taxes.
Oct 19Shed member Dave MackDave lead a discussion of driverless vehiclesDriverless Vehicles
Oct 12Shed member Paul (Pablo) NewtonPablo led a discussion entitled “The nature of the universe”
Oct 5Mark BiernatMark discussed “Economic History of the US Before the 20th Century
Sep 28Kelly Bates, RNKelly, Cardiac Nurse Navigator Speaker discussed the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Sep 21Dr SchweitzDr. Schweitz discussed Arthritis
Sep 14Sheriff deputiesMembers of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office discussed their work. 
Sep 7PBG Police Dept.Current and former members of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department will discuss local policing.  Please think about issues you would like to hear about.
Aug 31Shed member Mike VorsterMike showed pictures and discuss his trip to Alaska
 Aug 24John DoddJohn spoke about locating, tagging and monitoring great white sharks.
Aug 17Gordon SullivanGordon a wine expert provided  an overview of major wine regions worldwide and why they differ
Aug 10Bob IvanyMajor General (retired) Bob Ivany, military attaché for Ronald Reagan.  See  Learning from Reagan .  He talked about the “Lessons from Ronald Reagan  Empathy, the Cornerstone of Leadership”
Aug 3Shed member Dave MackDave led a TED Talk: “My Journey Mapping the Unchartered World.”  
See My journey mapping the uncharted world
Jul 25Shed member Harry KrivitHarry led a discussion on “The Right to Protest”
Jul 18Shed member Louis MarkLou shared his pictures and discussed his trip to China
Jul 13Emille Travis A representative from Palm Beach Parks & Recreation/Okeeheelee Nature Center, will discuss “Snake phobia and other reptile information.”
Jul 6Shed Member Dave MackTED talk – “Why we’re more honest with machines than people.’  We will view this talk at the beginning of our meeting but feel free to view it on your own at:
More honest with machines than people
Jun 29Raymond NotarantinioRaymond discussed topics related to the pharmaceutical industry
Jun 22Shed Member Mike VorsterMike hosted an Open Mike Session with a Round Table discussion based on some preselected topics.
Jun 15Dr. Michael SchweitzDr. Schweitz, a Rheumatologist, discussed Osteoporosis.  Please feel free to invite wives and other female members of your family to this presentation.  At a future date, Mike will be discussing arthritis.
Jun 8Linda GarciaPresentation by Linda from Senior Transition Services
Jun 1Shed member Dave MackTED talk discussion –  “Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant – What’s Next?”   We will be watching this talk at the beginning of our meeting; however, if you would like to see it before hand, please go to:  Alexa Ted Talk
May 25Francine FreitasPresentation on the Palm Beach Water Authority
May 18Gary SypekThe Senior Deputy Director of Airports/Palm Beach County Department of Airports – returns to provide us with an update on Aviation in Palm Beach County.
May 11Shed member Fred GordonFred discussed his recent trip to Lima, Peru and his stay at a resort on the Amazon. 
May 4Dr HagaDr. Chris Haga, a research scientist with the Scripps Research Institute returns to discuss his cancer research project. 
Apr 27Shed Member Dave MackTED talk “What Makes a Good Life?  Lessons from the longest study on happiness”  Discussion was led by Member Dave Mack 
Apr 20Bud CaputoShed member Bud Caputo will discuss “This Strange Musical Instrument, The Trombone – What Makes it Tick 
Apr 13Dr. Joe MetzDr. Joe discusses Circumnavigating the globe in a small sailboatCircumnavigation Slides
Native Dance movie
Apr 6Fred GordonShed member Fred discussed his recent trip to Lima, Peru and his stay at a resort on the Amazon. 
Mar 30Steven Wallace
Steven from Lighthouse Title Services, will be discussing “Real Estate Development in Palm Beach County – What Laws Govern and Manage Growth
Mar 23Gina GriffinGina the Director of Development for Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, discussed the work of her organization along with volunteer opportunities.Junior Achievement
Volunteer Opportunities
Mar 16Nathan PrehenPresentation on retirement communities and ‘life cycle care’ by a representative of Erickson Senior Living/Retirement Communities.Retirement Communities
Consumer Guide
LTC Worksheet
Mar 9Ira MillerShed member Ira discussed “The Politics of Water.”
Mar 2Ted TalkIn lieu of a formal presentation, we will start the meeting with a short (11 minutes) TED talk  entitled “The 1 minute secret to forming a new habit” by sociologist Christine Carter.
Feb 23Scott RolandScott from Principal Aerospace Engineer/Loads & Dynamics Group discussed “Building the Road to Space – his six years at Blue Origin”
Feb 16Dr. Christopher HollowellDr. Hollowell discussed minimally invasive treatments for BPH  (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) — also called prostate gland enlargement — a common condition as men get older.BPH Presentation
Feb 9Dr. Sharif Sami

Aurin Primack
Shed Member Dr. Sami discussed “A day in the life of a psychiatrist – putting the FUN in dysfunctional.”
Shed member Aurin Primack discussed the possibility of starting a Community Garden.
Feb 2David BurnettPresentation on photojournalism by David Burnett
Jan 26Mike VorsterShed member Mike Vorster discussed and showed pictures from his trip to Antarctica and other locations.
Jan 19Dave MackShed member Dave Mack discussed climate change.Energy and climate change
Jan 12Tom GaborShed member Tom discussed “Gun Violence: Balancing the Second Amendment with the public’s right to be safe.
Jan 5George DankoShed member George Danko discussed the history and legacy of the Federal ReserveFederal Reserve Discussion Notes