2024 Weekly Meetings

Upcoming Weekly Meetings

Note: All regularly scheduled meetings are held on Zoom.
May 15Shed Member
Mike Vorster
Mike will tell us about building a railway in Malawi
May 22Shed Member
Dick Groth
Metal Fabrication
May 29Memorial Day – no meeting

Previous Weekly Meetings

DateEventDescriptionAdded Info
May 8Gina GriffinGina, Director of Development for Junior Achievement provided us with an update on the work of her organization and potential volunteer opportunities for She members.
May 1Ted TalkDiscussion of Democracy and AI following the viewing of the Ted Talk on this important topic.
Apr 24Brian LariviereBrian gave a talk about the Home/Auto Insurance rates
Apr 17Genny BernsteinGenny gave a presentation regarding Estate Planning and Elder Law – Beyond Basics
Apr 10Sheriff Ric BradshawSheriff Ric Bradshaw from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office gave a presentation
Apr 3Dr Peter FriedmanPeter talks about Radiation: microwaves & cell phones to infrared, UV, x-rays, cosmic rays and ionizing particles to treat cancer.Peter’s video
Peter’s slides
Mar 27No zoom meetingField trip to Loxahatchee River District Waste Water Treatment Plant tour
Mar 20No meeting today – field trip
Mar 13Shed member Ed GreenbergEd discussed serendipity in his random walk through life
Mar 6Shed member George DankoGeorge took us through the National Parks and You
Feb 28Shed member George DankoGeorge discussed artificial intelligence.AI History
Feb 21Shed member Pablo NewtonPablo discussed psychedelics. 
Feb 14Dr. Blake WilloughbyDr. Willoughby, son of Shed member Blake Willoughby, discussed general dentistry.General Dentistry – Dr. Willoughby
Feb 7Shed member Dave MackDave Mack led a discussion on “Which voting system is the best?”  We began with a five-minute TED talk.
Jan 31Linda BorgmeyerLinda discussed “Forget everything you think you know about aging.”   As part of Linda’s preparation for her presentation, she requested that shed members fill out a short survey.
Jan 24Dr Larry GessmanDr. Gessman presented part 3 in his series on Cardiology/heart health.  Larry’s lecture was recorded and is available to all Shed members.  The entire series will be available on the web (instructions for downloading parts 1 and 2 have been sent and instructions for downloading part 3 will be available following that presentation.  These recordings will remain available on the web until the end of January. 
Jan 17Deputy Anthony DukesDeputy Dukes from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office gave us an overview of activities at the Cabana Colony Youth Center and opportunities for additional Shed involvement.  Deputy Dukes also discussed the youth Breakfast Club that he and Shed member Ira Miller are heading up.  Shed member Dave Mack had us view a TED Talk on the Electoral College – with discussion to follow.
Jan 10Dr Larry GessmanDr. Gessman presented the second installment of his three-part series on Cardiology. Topics included cardiac arrhythmias-the electrical activity of the heart-ECG (electrocardiogram), atrial fibrillation/ ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia, and defibrillation.  Given he importance of these issues, please feel free to invite spouses and friends.
Jan 3Shed member Dave MackTED talk on “Which Voting System is the Best”  with discussion to follow, led by Shed member Dave Mack.