Events

Upcoming 2021 Shed Events

Jun 30
Shed member Patric McPoland will discuss his travels through North Korea on the first US based tour of this closed society.
Jul 7Gary Sypek, Palm Beach County Airports Planning Director will be discussing general aviation in the county.
Jul 14Shed member George Danko will discuss “The History of Free Speech in America.”
Jul 21Ann Noble , Chief Advancement Office 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.
July 28Shed members Harry Krivit and Dan Biron will be discussing ‘their crazy careers.’
Aug 4Rosemary Nixon from ENCORE PBC will be discussing Volunteerism and local opportunities. 
Aug 11Tommy Folk from the Ruston, Louisiana Men’s Shed will be discussing his Shed

Previous 2021 Shed Events

DateEventDescriptionAdded Info
Jun 23Nick BarretNick from the UK will discuss shooting underwater photography.
Jun 16David StarerShed member David will be discussing Quantitative Equity Investment. A tool used by various money management firms.  
Jun 9Eric AndersonEric from the Palm Beach County Environmental Resources discussed the Lake Worth Lagoonhttps://npbc-mensshed.com/lake-worth-lagoon-information/
Jun 2John RushforthThe Chairman of the Nairn Scotland Shed told us about his Shed and the projects they are working on.
May 26Dan GmajDan, 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.Video link:
https://youtu.be/_4llpaRyt30
May 19Mark BiernatDr. Biernat discussed the Great Depression.
May 12Mike SilverMike, a Certified Financial Planner, helped us understand “What does asset allocation and diversification really mean
May 5Bob HaugheyShed member Bob lead a discussion on China – its politics, government and economyhttps://npbc-mensshed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/china4-pdf.pdf
https://npbc-mensshed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/putin-pdf2.pdf
Apr 28Fred GordonShed member Fred discussed his work with the National Park Service.
Apr 21Dave CastlenDave lead us on a discussion entitled: “Do we think logically.”
Apr 14Mark ShallowayAttorney Mark returned for a discussion on wills and trusts.
Apr 7Roger HorkRoger lead a discussion on “Student Loans and debate surrounding whether these obligations should be repaid.
Mar 31Aurin PrimackAurin presented the “History of the New York City, Birdland Jazz Club.”
Mar 24Dave BrooksShed member 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 VitekAndy discussed the recent presidential election and the impact on your investments. He will also tell us about his involvement with sports cars.
Mar 10LawyerA member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association discussed the criminal justice system
Mar 3Jeff HeinzPalm 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 GreenbergEd discussed his career in the field of  high technology.
Feb 17Steve RothSteve, an architect and professional photographer gave a presentation on Travel Photography.
Feb 10Mark ShallowayAn expert in elder law, discussed long term care and how to not lose your assets.
Feb 3John WelchA retired architect and naturalist, discussed the Seminole Wars of 1838.
Jan 27Dr Chris HagaChris from Scripps Research Institute gave an updated presentation about COVID-19 vaccine/therapeutics
Jan 20Paul SchacknowPaul 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 BronkDr. 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. 
https://www.bigelow.org/about/people/dbronk.html
https://www.bigelow.org/about/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Okeechobee
http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/aquatic-toxins/harmful-algae-blooms/index.html
Jan 6Bob HaugheyBob led a discussion about Vladimir Putin
Dec 30
2020
Group ReviewWhat was good, what needs improvement etc.
Dec 23
2020
Joe McSorleyJoe will lead a discussion of the death penalty.
Dec
16
2020
Arcadius
Panas
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 9
2020
Rosemary
Nixon
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 2
2020
Paul NewtonPaul lead an interresting discussion on whether prostitution should be legalized.
Nov 25
2020
Steve WernerSteve will lead a discussion on “How/When did you decide to retire?” 
Did you have a plan and how did it work out?
Nov 18
2020
Jerry GrantJerry will lead a discussion on “Should military service be mandatory.”
Nov 11
2020
Harry KrivitHarry will lead a discussion on “How is our government functioning.” 
Nov 4
2020
Dave MackDave 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 28
2020
Norm LeiberNorm 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 21
2020
Steve
Tambroni
Shed member Steve Tambroni will lead a discussion on global warmingGlobal Warming Presentation
McSorley’s Rebuttal
McSorely’s References
Oct 14
2020
Aurin PrimackDiscussion of reviving and eventually selling a local seed company. 
Oct 7
2020
Bud CaputoBud Caputo is a musician and music teacher and he will be discussing “Jazz –What to Listen For” 
Sep 30
2020
Len SingerLen is an attorney who will discuss his experience with our traffic courts. 
Sep 23
2020
Joe McSorleyJoe will lead a discussion on thiscontroversial individual.Jeffrey Epstein, Filthy Rich
(Netflix 4 part series) The life and times
of Jeffrey Epstein.
Sep 16
2020
Harry KrivitHarry led a discussion of how American
culture has changed since the 1950’s.
 
Sep 9
2020
Courtney TurnerWhen 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.
Facebook Link
Instagram Link
Sep 2
2020
John HowardTalk about Cryptocurrencies and BitcoinCryptocurrencies Presentation
Aug 26
2020
Jerry GrantTed Talk – “Why body building at age 93 is a good idea 
Aug 19
2020
Joe McSorleyDiscussion on efforts to rename military installations to remove references to Southern Civil War “Heroes.” 
Aug 12
2020
Norm LieberCooking demonstration for anyone
who wanted to try it.
 
Aug 5
2020
Dr. Chris HagaFrom the Scripps Research Institute,
will return to give us an update on
vaccines and other issues related to
COVID 19.
 
Jul 29
2020
Paul NewtonMaintaining and driving a
stocks car
 
Jul 22
2020
Bob HagelsteinHis work in publishing and
books that he published
 
Jul 15
2020
James KellyReverse Mortgages
Corona Virus discussion
 
Jul 8
2020
Lori Colclasure
Dave Gradolph
Financial planning
On being a serial entrepreneur

Presentation at
My Oil Wells
Jul 1
2020
General DiscussionTed Talk – “Robots that Fly”
Corona Virus discussion
 
Jun 24
2020
General DiscussionCorona Virus, Politics 

Jun 17
2020

Anne NobleThe 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


2020
Paul NewtonUS Pharmaceutical safety 

Jun 3
2020

Group discussionRacial tensions solutions 

May 27 2020


Dr. Chris HagaDiscussion of his Scripps research on
viruses
 

May 13
2020

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

May 6

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

Apr 29

Michael SpecterThe danger of science denial. 

Apr 22

Admiral William McRavenChanging the world 

Apr 14

Zoom MeetingDiscussion of world events 

Feb 5

PAL Cubbies Project

Assemble Cubbies for Cabana
Colony PAL
Photos at
Cubbies for the PAL kids backpacks etc.
Dec 4 2019PBIA Tower Trip

Guided tour of the Palm Beach
International Airport tower


Photos at
Palm Beach
International Airport Tower Tour

Nov 26 2019

PAL Thanksgiving Dinner


Cabana Colony PAL Thanksgiving
Dinner for the kids


Photos at
Thanksgiving at the PAL in Cabana Colony

Oct 3 2019

Piper Aircraft

Trip to Vero Beach Piper Aircraft
Factory

Photos at
Trip to Piper Aircraft Factory in
Vero Beach, FL

Sep 9 2019

Fishing Trip

Jupiter Fishing Trip on the Black Dog

Photos at
Jupiter Fishing Trip

Feb 2 2019

CPR Demo

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
gives CPR class
Photos at
Learning CPR

Jan 30 2019

Tapestry demo

Norm Lieber gives tapestry
demonstration

Photos at
A Beautiful Tapestry

Jan 16 2019

Zoo Trip


Guided trip to the Palm Beach Zoo


Photos at
Guided Trip at the Palm Beach Zoo

Dec 12 2018

Schacknow Dinner

Indian pot luck dinner at the home of
Mr & Mrs Paul Schacknow
Photos at
Indian Dinner

Oct 17 2018

First meeting

North County Men’s shed first meeting

Photos at
Our Meeting Site