10:30 in the BCP Theater
Tuesday, January 23 – Boquete resident Dr. Ted Harrison will talk about the research project which he and local volunteers did last spring. The study was about determining the day-to-day variation in people’s platelet counts. He’ll show the results; explain what they mean; and tell you why they’re significant to your personal health. He’ll discuss how this pertains particularly to people with arthritis and how this knowledge may help cure their disease.
Tuesday, January 30 – Sandra and Lloyd Cripe on “Birding as a hobby.” The Cripes will talk about their interest in bird watching to include: Why we do it; How to do it; The various levels of involvement; The necessary equipment; and How to get started in your own backyard. The presentation includes photos and descriptions of the more common birds that you can find here in Boquete.
Tuesday, February 6 – Yira De Alvarado will speak about her work with Nutre Hogar of Chiriqui. Phil McGuigan, head of Amigos de Boquete will introduce Yira. Nutre Hogar is a private organization created in 1988 by Monsignor Romulo Emiliani and a group of volunteers, in order to recover and prevent severe malnutrition of children of the most impoverished communities of our country. Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from Hospital Materno Infantil Jose Domingo De Obaldia. They attend to the children’s needs with medicine, dietary supplements, education, and MUCH LOVE. To give you an understanding of the scope of this Mission, they need $25,000.00 per month to maintain operations. The presentation will be filmed by TV Chiriqui. We will organize a bus trip to see this amazing facility. http://nutrehogar.org/
Tuesday, February 13 – Glenn Davis, author, lecturer, historian, and Boquete resident. Glenn has been a professor at Rice U. (history), Blinn College (journalism) and Texas A&M (international studies). He is the author of 4 books available on Amazon.com and three other books published in Blues Festival, Glen will speak on the latest book he is writing titled Blood on the Cotton, about the history of the blues in Texas. This presentation is an analysis of the origin of the blues, which started in Texas and Mississippi (most people think about only the latter). It focuses on the blues pioneers in Texas and how they influenced other forms of music, such as rock and roll. It also will show clips from the Internet on early blues performances.
Tuesday, February 20 -- Come and learn basic survival command (questions and answers) in Spanish from U.S. Warden Hank Landis. Survival/command phrases will cover topics of: health, security, and personal needs.
Tuesday, February 27 -- Volcan Baru’s Eruptions and Aftermath - A Geologist’s Observations and Suggestions for the Future. Volcan Baru, even as a “dead" volcano, looms ominously on our western horizon. When will it erupt and what are the real dangers? Dr. Paul Myers retired geology professor (University of Wisconsin, 1968-1997), with considerable volcano experience, will review recent studies which accurately describe Baru’s long, unique history, and enumerate its most probable hazards. He will close with suggestions for mitigating the deadliest effects of a Baru eruption. Dr. Myers will distribute hand-outs and solicit volunteers to study the geology of Volcan Baru and the Boquete region.
Tuesday, March 6 – Evander Smart, Founder of Bitcoin University, presents “How Bitcoin Changed The Future of Money Forever.” If you are new to Bitcoin, and maybe want to get started using what many are calling "The Future of Money,", Evander can help you get started quickly and easily. He’ll go over what Bitcoin has done for the world in its short history, its unique value proposition, and why anyone with an internet connection should start using it ASAP. He looks forward to answering any Bitcoin questions you may have.
Tuesday, March 13 – Rainelda Mata-Kelly, well-known Panama City attorney, will update us on legal changes in Panama including immigration and property taxes. Rainelda obtained her law degree with honours from SANTA MARIA LA ANTIGUA UNIVERSITY, PANAMA and a Master of Laws from CORNELL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A. specializing in Commercial & Maritime Law. Over her 30 years in practice she has also practiced in London for 6 years as founding resident attorney for a Panamanian law firm. As of 1989, she has her own private practice in the areas of Corporations, Commercial and Shipping Law of Panama, including civil and administrative matters such as taxes, contracts, real estate transactions, immigration, labour permits, etc. She acts as legal adviser to local and foreign companies. For 10 years she was the legal adviser to the Colon Free Trade Zone Merchants Association and for 5 years as legal adviser to INTERED Panama (Internet Service Providers Association).
Tuesday, March 27 –The folklorica dance group Conjunto de proyeccion fololorica from Hospital Domingo de Obaldia will perform. The troupe is.led by Dr. Efraim Rios.
Tuesday, April 3 – ACODECO. Licda. Margarita Rodríguez will speak about the history and activities of this governmental agency that is established to protect the rights of consumers in Panama.