2021 Weekly Meetings

DateEventDescriptionAdded Info
Note: Meeting descriptions that start with Zoom – where held on the web using the Zoom tool
Dec 22No Meeting
Dec 15No meeting
Dec 8Laura CusackLaura discusses disabilities and services her organization provides to assist disabled persons
Dec 1Road Scholar Trip“Our Most Excellent Adventure” – Shed members Lou Mark, John Howard, Pete Marcus and Steve Werner discussed their recent trip to various national parks in the west along with some pictures
Nov 24Thanksgiving – No shed meeting
Nov 17Dr Chris HagaDr. Haga returned to answer your question about COVID 19 transmission, vaccinations and treatments
Nov 10Cor RoverCor a naval architect discussed mega yachts.
Nov 3Linda GarciaLinda Garcia from Crown Senior Transition Services was unable to attend. She will be rescheduled.
The attending members elected to use the time to start a discussion about the management team we are forming to assist in running the Shed.
Oct 27Michael SilverMichael,  a Certified Financial Planner returns to discuss how you may be affected by recent tax changes2021 Tax Planning
Oct 20David BrooksShed member David Brooks discussed “FDR and the doomed Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project.”
Oct 13Laura CusackLaura, President of the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches discussed the work of her organization.
Oct 6Brandon ArzabeBrandon, from the Zappitell law firm discussed personal injury law.
Sep 29Dr. Melissa SteinDr. Stein discussed the benefits of a chiropractor and she will present tips for avoiding sports injuries
Sep 22Capt. Richard LevyCaptain Levy from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office VAST (Volunteers Against Scams Team) discussed how to not be a victim of various scams, including identity theft.
Sep 15Nick Robertson-Brown Nick made a presentation on underwater photography.
Sep 8Brooke GrossmanBrooke, a Registered Dietitian discussed 1) What are macronutrients and micronutrients; 2) How to balance your meals and snacks; 3) the importance of hydration; 4)  benefits of exercise; 5) ways to get more sleep and 6) stress management.
Sep 1Christie GeltzChristie the Community Outreach Manager for the Guardian ad Litem program discussed her work.
Aug 25Dr Mark SteinShed member Dr. Stein discussed the treatable causes of life threatening allergies including stinging insects, penicillin allergy, local anesthetic allergy, aspiring and other drug allergies. He also spent a goodly amount of time discussing Covid-19.
Aug 18Jeff HeinzZoom – Jeff from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is returning to provide us  with an overview of the organization’s Mission and how it is accomplished and he will also give us suggestions on how to be safe in our daily activities, inside and outside our homes.
Aug 11Tommy FolkZoom – Tommy of the Ruston, Louisiana Men’s Shed will be discussed his Shed
Aug 4Rosemary NixonZoom – Rosemary from ENCORE PBC discussed Volunteerism and local opportunities. 
Jul 28Harry Krivit
Dan Biron
Zoom – Shed members Harry and Dan discussing ‘their crazy careers.’Careers Presentation
Jul 21Ann NobleZoom – Ann who is the Chief Advancement Officer from The Lords Place returns to give us an update on the work of this organization that provides solutions that break the cycle of homelessness for the most vulnerable and neglected in Palm Beach County.
Jul 14George Danko Shed MemberZoom – George discussed “The History of Free Speech in America.” Freedom Presentation
Jul 7Gary SypekZoom – Gary who is Palm Beach County Airports Planning Director discusses general aviation on the county.
Jun 30Patric McPoland
Shed Member
Zoom – Patric discusses his travels through North Korea
Jun 23Nick BarretZoom – Nick from the UK will discuss shooting underwater photography.
Jun 16David Starer
Shed Member
Zoom – David will discuss Quantitative Equity Investment a tool used by various money management firms.  
Jun 9Eric AndersonZoom – Eric from the Palm Beach County Environmental Resources discussed the Lake Worth Lagoon Lake Worth Lagoon Information
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Jun 2John RushforthZoom – The Chairman of the Nairn Scotland Shed told us about his Shed and the projects they are working on.
May 26Dan GmajZoom – Dan, a Shedder from the UK, told us about his project “Sheds without Frontiers” an effort to bring together Shed members from around the globe through Zoom and other media platforms. Sheds without Frontiers video
May 19Mark Biernat
Shed Member
Zoom – Dr. Biernat discussed the Great Depression.
May 12Mike SilverZoom – Mike, a Certified Financial Planner, helped us understand “What does asset allocation and diversification really mean
May 5Bob Haughey
Shed Member
Zoom – Bob lead a discussion on China – its politics, government and economy China
Apr 28Fred Gordon
Shed Member
Zoom – Fred discussed his work with the National Park Service.
Apr 21Dave Castlen
Shed Member
Zoom – Dave lead us on a discussion entitled: “Do we think logically.”
Apr 14Mark ShallowayZoom – Attorney Mark returned for a discussion on wills and trusts.
Apr 7Roger Hork
Shed Member
Zoom – Roger lead a discussion on “Student Loans and debate surrounding whether these obligations should be repaid.
Mar 31Aurin Primack
Shed Member
Zoom – Aurin presented the “History of the New York City, Birdland Jazz Club.”
Mar 24Dave Brooks
Shed Member
Zoom – Dave presented “The Gulf Stream and Ben Franklin – Strategic Players in the American Revolution.” Dave is Professor Emeritus of Oceanography from Texas A&M University.
Mar 17Andy Vitek
Shed Member
Zoom – Andy discussed the recent presidential election and the impact on your investments. He will also tell us about his involvement with sports cars.
Mar 10LawyerZoom – A member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association discussed the criminal justice system
Mar 3Jeff HeinzZoom – Palm Beach Fire Rescue returned for a refresher course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver.
Feb 24Ed Greenberg
Shed Member
Zoom – Ed discussed his career in the field of  high technology.
Feb 17Steve Roth
Shed Member
Zoom – Steve, an architect and professional photographer gave a presentation on Travel Photography.
Feb 10Mark ShallowayZoom – An expert in elder law, discussed long term care and how to not lose your assets.
Feb 3John WelchZoom – A retired architect and naturalist, discussed the Seminole Wars of 1838.
Jan 27Dr Chris HagaZoom – Chris from Scripps Research Institute gave an updated presentation about COVID-19 vaccine/therapeutics
Jan 20Dr. Paul Schacknow
Shed Member
Zoom – Paul gave a presentation entitled “An Overview of Discrimination & Affirmative Action in the USA,” followed by a Q & A session among the attendees.
Jan 13Dr. Debbie BronkZoom – Dr. Bronk, President of Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, discussed
the Influence of Microscopic Ocean Life with specific relevancy to Lake
Okeechobee.  Thanks to Paul Schacknow for bringing Dr. Bronk to our Shed. 
Dr. Bronk

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Lake Okeechobee

Algae Blooms

Jan 6Bob Haughey
Shed Member
Zoom – Bob led a discussion about Vladimir Putin