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 Lagoon
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:
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 economy
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.
Jan 6Bob HaugheyBob led a discussion about Vladimir Putin
Dec 30
Group ReviewWhat was good, what needs improvement etc.
Dec 23
Joe McSorleyJoe will lead a discussion of the death penalty.
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
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. 
Dec 2
Paul NewtonPaul lead an interresting discussion on whether prostitution should be legalized.
Nov 25
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
Jerry GrantJerry will lead a discussion on “Should military service be mandatory.”
Nov 11
Harry KrivitHarry will lead a discussion on “How is our government functioning.” 
Nov 4
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
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
Shed member Steve Tambroni will lead a discussion on global warmingGlobal Warming Presentation
McSorley’s Rebuttal
McSorely’s References
Oct 14
Aurin PrimackDiscussion of reviving and eventually selling a local seed company. 
Oct 7
Bud CaputoBud Caputo is a musician and music teacher and he will be discussing “Jazz –What to Listen For” 
Sep 30
Len SingerLen is an attorney who will discuss his experience with our traffic courts. 
Sep 23
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
Harry KrivitHarry led a discussion of how American
culture has changed since the 1950’s.
Sep 9
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.
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Sep 2
John HowardTalk about Cryptocurrencies and BitcoinCryptocurrencies Presentation
Aug 26
Jerry GrantTed Talk – “Why body building at age 93 is a good idea 
Aug 19
Joe McSorleyDiscussion on efforts to rename military installations to remove references to Southern Civil War “Heroes.” 
Aug 12
Norm LieberCooking demonstration for anyone
who wanted to try it.
Aug 5
Dr. Chris HagaFrom the Scripps Research Institute,
will return to give us an update on
vaccines and other issues related to
Jul 29
Paul NewtonMaintaining and driving a
stocks car
Jul 22
Bob HagelsteinHis work in publishing and
books that he published
Jul 15
James KellyReverse Mortgages
Corona Virus discussion
Jul 8
Lori Colclasure
Dave Gradolph
Financial planning
On being a serial entrepreneur

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

Jun 17

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

Paul NewtonUS Pharmaceutical safety 

Jun 3

Group discussionRacial tensions solutions 

May 27 2020

Dr. Chris HagaDiscussion of his Scripps research on

May 13

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

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
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Cubbies for the PAL kids backpacks etc.
Dec 4 2019PBIA Tower Trip

Guided tour of the Palm Beach
International Airport tower

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Palm Beach
International Airport Tower Tour

Nov 26 2019

PAL Thanksgiving Dinner

Cabana Colony PAL Thanksgiving
Dinner for the kids

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Thanksgiving at the PAL in Cabana Colony

Oct 3 2019

Piper Aircraft

Trip to Vero Beach Piper Aircraft

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Trip to Piper Aircraft Factory in
Vero Beach, FL

Sep 9 2019

Fishing Trip

Jupiter Fishing Trip on the Black Dog

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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

Photos at
A Beautiful Tapestry

Jan 16 2019

Zoo Trip

Guided trip to the Palm Beach Zoo

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Guided Trip at the Palm Beach Zoo

Dec 12 2018

Schacknow Dinner

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

Oct 17 2018

First meeting

North County Men’s shed first meeting

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Our Meeting Site