Tuesday, July 17 – Bud Huber and Marcelyn Jandreau traveled the Silk Road in Central Asia earlier this year when they visited Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. They took many photos, and will share their adventure with us. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and the West. It was central to cultural and commercial interaction between them for centuries. Bud and Marcelyn actually walked along some of the same paths that Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Amir Timur, and Genghis Khan travelled many centuries ago.
Tuesday, July 24 – Pat Chan of Fundacion Spay Panama will speak. Pat recently was voted Panama’s #1 hero in a nationwide contest sponsored by TVN network. Spay Panama has sterilized over 135,000 dogs and cats since its founding. Spay Panama has also been the model for the Boquete and Volcan spay clinics.
Tuesday, July 31 –Milagros Sanchez Pinzón, executive director of Culturama International in David, is the premiere historian for Chiriqui Province and Boquete in particular. She authored the book Boquete, Rasgos de su Historia in 2001 and Boquete: Valley of the eternal rainbow in 2006 -- research and photos illustrating the rich history of Boquete and its founding families. Luz Graciela Joly Adames, Tenured Professor of Anthology, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Autonomous University of Chiriqui, will translate. Milagros will bring photos of the early history of Boquete. The speakers will be introduced by Price Peterson, long time Boquete resident and former U.S. Warden for Boquete.
Tuesday, August 7- Mark Heyer and his wife Martine, spent 2 months traveling Europe and visited many of the "hotspots" for expats. Come and enjoy all the stories and wonderful photos that they took. Who knows, you may even see some of your friends who have moved. Mark is a great photographer and speaker, don't miss this one!
Tuesday, August 28-Newcomers Panel Q/A If you are new to Boquete or just have questions, this is the talk to attend. Al Stefanelli, Lin Hall, Larry Schramm and Penny Barrett. Each has been in Boquete for a different length of time. I call it a Newcomer's Talk, they will each describe a little about themselves, how long they have been in Boquete, what made them choose to come here, what challenges they faced settling in, etc. Most of the time will be available for the audience to ask individual questions.