2023 Weekly Meetings

Previous Shed Meetings

DateEventDescriptionAdded Info
Note: All regularly scheduled meetings are held on Zoom.
Dec 27No meeting due to Christmas holiday
Dec 20Shed membership and guestsThe final Zoom meeting of 2023 was done as in year’s past. The meeting was devoted to a ‘year-end wrap up.’  This gave us a chance to reflect on what the Shed has meant to all of us and to consider what we can do better to bring additional value to our members.  Members were asked to give some consideration to what we’ve accomplished and what we would like to see more of/less of and what other topics/activities/field trips we should consider.  Members came prepared and a lively discussion ensued. The intent was to make the Shed even better and more relevant to your needs and desires.
Dec 13Dr Larry GessmanCardiologist Dr. Larry Gessman presented the first of a three-part series –Cardiology 101: Coronary Artery Disease/myocardial infarction (heart attack), angina (cardiac related chest pain), congestive heart failure, ejection fraction, and hypertension.
Dec 65th AnniversaryCelebration of our 5th anniversary on Wednesday, December 6 from 3 – 6PM at Duffy’s Sports Grill located at 11588 US1 in North Palm Beach. 
Nov 29Shed Members Dan Biron & Fred GordonDan & Fred Gordon will be discussing RV adventures.
Nov 15Shed Members Harry Kravit& Mike VorsterHarry & Mike Vorster discussed the unique stories of their parents and families. 
Nov 8Shed Member Dr. Mark SteinDr. Stein discussed and showed pictures from his trip to Morocco .  
Nov 1Dr Sheldon TaubDr Taub, a gastroenterology specialist, discussed his practice and took questions.
Oct 25Dave AronbergState Attorney Dave Aronberg provided answers to all our question about legal issues both locally, statewide and nationally.
Oct 18Shed Member Stan HeisigerStan discussed his two careers – one as a musician playing with some of the big bands in New York and his second career in the world of insurance along with caveats for consumers.
Oct 11Shed Member Paul (Pablo) NewtonPaul discussed Psychedelics in Health Care
Oct 4Benjamin DelinBenjamin from the PBC Office of Sustainability spoke about their purpose
Sep 27Shed Member James KellyJames spoke about his life story
Sep 20Christopher LadueChristopher from Discovery Village discussed Senior Living options.
Sep 13Gina GriffithGina Griffith discussed the Junior Achievement program with an update and volunteer opportunities
Sep 6No meeting due to Labor Day
Aug 30Lucinda Beaman
Linda gave a TED talk about her first-hand experience with the conflict between facts and beliefs. She offers a framework for understanding how we process information and how we connect with those who disagree with us.
Harvard Site info
Aug 23Gary SypekGary the Senior Director/AIrport Development provided an update on airport activitiers at Palm Beach International Airport
Aug 16Lisa De La RiondaLisa from the Palm Beach County Speaker’s Bureau discussed the results of the 2020 census.
Aug 9Ms. Regenia HerringMs. Regenia Herring, Criminal Justice Commission Executive Director gave a presentation on the work of her organization.CJC Overview to Public Groups
Aug 2Shed member Dick GrothDick Groth discussed the history of two aviation pioneers.
Jul 26Danielle IversonDanielle from Habitat for Humanity, discussed the work of her organization.
Jul 19Shed member Pat McPoland Pat showed and discussed his travel to ‘The Four Stans.’
Jul 12Nick FriasNick from the Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs department discussed scams and how to avoid them.How to avoid scams
Jun 28Shed member Dave MackDave Mack presented a TED talk and discussion on Artificial IntelligenceChat GPT Overview
Jun 21Shed member Jim Ballard

Dave Mack

Jim discussed his career at Snap-On Tools.


Shed member Dave Mack led a brief discussion about a TED talk on “What happens to gas stations when the world goes electric.”
Jun 14Eric AndersonEric, a Sr. Environmental Analyst provided an update on the Lake Worth Lagoon Project
Jun 7Steve GreySteve from Grey Value Management returned to continue discussion of various financial issues.
May 31Lori ColclasureLori from Asset Advisory Services returned with an updated presentation on ‘Taxes and Retirement.’ 
May 24Rosemary NixonRosemary, founder of Encore PBC, discussed ‘volunteering’ opportunites.Encore PBC
May 17Jordan KingJordan, Director of Golf Events discussed what it is like behind the scenes at the Honda Classic.
May 10Shed member Mike VorsterMike discussed “What information about your family would you like to leae to your grandchildren.
May 3Shed member Dr. Peter FriedmanDr. Friedman discussed “Advanced Methods for treating cancer by external beam radiation therapy – electrons, protons and neutrons.”Dr Friedman Talk
Apr 26Jenny BernsteinPresentation on Elder Law by Attorney Jenny BernsteinElder Law Attorney
Apr 19Funxion RehabBrett Richman and Lauren Kaminske from Funxion Rehab gave a presentation on Physical Therapy.  As we know too well, getting older involves more aches and pains,, loss of balance and function, and worsening posture.  Physical therapy can help correct and prevent these issues.  Feel free to invite friends and family members.
Apr 12Shed member Paul NewtonPaul discussed “what it takes to restore and modernize an old car”
Apr 5Shed member Bob FineBob discussed his visits to presidential libraries from JFK to George Bush.
Mar 29Daniela Mesquita and Antonela PenaDaniela and Antonela delivered a presentation on the Boys Town organization.
Mar 23Shed member Dave MackDave led us on an Open Mike session “Palm Beach County Planning – how should we manage growth.”TPA Interconnectivity Report

Royal Palm Beach SR7 Corridor Study

Royal Palm Beach Corridor Presentation
Mar 15Steve GreySteve from Value Management discussed investment decision making
Mar 8TED TalkA discussion of “Grit – The power of perseverance” The Power of Grit
Mar 1Shed member Joe McSorleyJoe discussed a number of Supreme Court decision issues including denying a request to clarify the meaning of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which, as interpreted by lower courts, immunizes internet platforms (big internet companies) from liability for third-party user conduct.  Joe will discuss the impact of this decision including whether the Supreme Court’s reputation has been damaged, and does it matter.
Feb 22Shed members Dr. Paul Schacknow and Dr. Mark SteinPaul and Mark jointly discussed Vaccines for Adults and Fecal Transplants for Treating Disease.
Feb 15Charbel Khadij, a Fire Safety Specialist from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, returned for an annual refresher demonstration of CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation), use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) and use of the Heimlich Maneuver.
Feb 8Shed member Dave MackDave Mack will moderate a discussion of How Humanity doubled life expectancy in a Century.” We will view this short TED talk at the beginning of our meeting.  If you would like to view it before hand, here is the link:  Life Expectancy
Feb 1Shed member Pete RhotenPete discussed the collector car market and the history of Porsches
Jan 25Shed member Dave MackOpen mic discussion led by Dave discussed topics: Aging – Driving, Medicare and Social Security
Jan 18Shed member Dr Paul SchacknowPaul discussed Glaucoma – Diagnosis & Treatment.  Family members and friends were encouraged to attend this presentation.
Jan 11Shed member Paul NewtonPaul discussed the Evolution of the Cosmos, the latest theory
Jan 4Shed member Dave MackTED talk – led by Shed member Dave Mack – The four phases of retirement by Dr. Riley Monyes