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    October Clinic Report

    On Sunday October 28, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 221 animals, 100 dogs and 121 cats, with four vets working. In addition to the usual spay/neuter, they were presented with some additional challenges which they met with their usual skill and professionalism. We never know who or what will be presented to us at any given clinic. What we do know is that every animal will be treated with care and compassion. This was the last clinic of the year bringing the total of the animals that went through our clinic to 1,759 and 14,994 since our start in 2005. That is a lot of animals! We have so many people to thank this year. First and foremost our vets: Dras. Chely and Amanda, and Drs. Tello, Cesar, Virgilio, Ricardo, Aaron, and Manuel all of whose dedication and hard work we gratefully appreciate and hope to see them all back with us next year. And thanks to our visiting vets, Dra Sandy and Dr Jeff who we wish we could see more of here in Boquete. Thank you! And where would we be without our volunteers? Our thanks to your being with us at the clinics and staying with us through the good times and the sometimes difficult. Over the years, we have lost some great volunteers but we always do seem to get new ones to join us and while our old friends cannot be replaced, we continue to have the best volunteers in the world! Many thanks to all for the care and attention you give to the animals who are entrusted to us at every clinic. A special thanks to Jane Hampton and Jane Vasarhelyi who keep our kitchen running so well and ensure that all the vets and volunteers are well fed and happy throughout the day. And thank you to all those who bring in the food. A special thanks to Heidi and Mike of Mike’s Global Grill who donate pizzas to every clinic and keep our vets going throughout the day. Thank you to the Mayor of Boquete and the entire community which has embraced our message of spay and neuter and recognized and encouraged us to continue our work in the community. Our next clinic will be Sunday January 27, 2019. COMING UP: We will be selling our 2019 calendars at the Tuesday Market, Mike’s and MBE. Thanksgiving at Animales will be on Thursday, November 22. Please bring a dish to share. Watch for the flyer for more information. There will be a general meeting on Monday December 3 at 1PM to discuss plans and ideas for fundraising in 2019 and beyond. Any and all suggestions will be welcomed. Thanks to you all for all you do!
  2. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, November 13 - Awakening – the Old and New Buddhist Philosophies The origins of Buddhism date back to 450 BC and the philosophy has undergone a constant evolution since then. This has allowed the Buddhism to become timeless, while very current. We will explore the history of Buddhism and how it has undergone a significant transformation in the last century. No matter what religion you follow there is something in the Buddhist philosophy for everyone. Merl Will-Wallace has been an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He has noted its roots flowing into modern psychology and new age thought. Merl has incorporated much of what he has learned in his clinical counseling practice over the years, with many positive outcomes. Tuesday, November 20—The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy Louise Orr spent 29 years in the California wine business. During that time she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for De Loach Vineyards of Sonoma County, and for Boisset America, a French wine firm, that acquired De Loach in 2003. In 2007 she retired to Boquete and has been active with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete food charity, and the BCP Theater. Louise takes a practical, relaxed approach to the enjoyment of wine. She will offer some tips on buying, serving, and becoming confident about your wine choices. After all, the topic of her Tuesday Talk is “The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy!” Tuesday, November 27—Filippo Maestrini from Grupo Aguas Chiriqui will address the current water quality in Boquete, different methods for water purification, and how to maintain your water purification system. Tuesday, December 4 – Hospital Cooperativo Tuesday, December 11 - TBD Tuesday, December 18 – TBD Tuesday, December 25 – NO MARKET, NO TUESDAY TALK To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
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    Tuesday Talks at BCP -- Buddhist Philosophies

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    Tuesday, November 13 - Awakening – the Old and New Buddhist Philosophies The origins of Buddhism date back to 450 BC and the philosophy has undergone a constant evolution since then. This has allowed the Buddhism to become timeless, while very current. We will explore the history of Buddhism and how it has undergone a significant transformation in the last century. No matter what religion you follow there is something in the Buddhist philosophy for everyone. Merl Will-Wallace has been an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He has noted its roots flowing into modern psychology and new age thought. Merl has incorporated much of what he has learned in his clinical counseling practice over the years, with many positive outcomes.
  4. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, November 6 – The Primates Project at UNACHI was born in middle 2016 inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with the public in general. This project has developed some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but its main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, though talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui. Primate Project objectives are: 1. Encourage the sustainable development; 2. Encourage the scientific research about primates; 3. Encourage environment culture; 4. Encourage the management for the forest and key species conservation; 5. Encourage the value and management of the biodiversity conservation; 7. Development environment education in the communities; 8. Encourage the integration and social empowerment; 9. Encourage the internationalization to the management for the primate’s conservation in Chiriqui. Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas, Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project director. Dra. Laura Patiño Canom chemistry specialist in natural products, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project group coordinator. Tuesday, November 13 - Awakening – the Old and New Buddhist Philosophies The origins of Buddhism date back to 450 BC and the philosophy has undergone a constant evolution since then. This has allowed the Buddhism to become timeless, while very current. We will explore the history of Buddhism and how it has undergone a significant transformation in the last century. No matter what religion you follow there is something in the Buddhist philosophy for everyone. Merl Will-Wallace has been an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He has noted its roots flowing into modern psychology and new age thought. Merl has incorporated much of what he has learned in his clinical counseling practice over the years, with many positive outcomes. Tuesday, November 20—The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy Louise Orr spent 29 years in the California wine business. During that time she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for De Loach Vineyards of Sonoma County, and for Boisset America, a French wine firm, that acquired De Loach in 2003. In 2007 she retired to Boquete and has been active with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete food charity, and the BCP Theater. Louise takes a practical, relaxed approach to the enjoyment of wine. She will offer some tips on buying, serving, and becoming confident about your wine choices. After all, the topic of her Tuesday Talk is “The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy!” Tuesday, November 27—Filippo Maestrini from Grupo Aguas Chiriqui will address the current water quality in Boquete, different methods for water purification, and how to maintain your water purification system. Tuesday, December 4 – Hospital Cooperativo Tuesday, December 11 - TBD Tuesday, December 18 – TBD Tuesday, December 25 – NO MARKET, NO TUESDAY TALK To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
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    Tuesday Talks at BCP -- The Primate Project at UNACHI

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    10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, November 6 – The Primates Project at UNACHI was born in middle 2016 inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with the public in general. This project has developed some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but its main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, though talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui. Primate Project objectives are: 1. Encourage the sustainable development; 2. Encourage the scientific research about primates; 3. Encourage environment culture; 4. Encourage the management for the forest and key species conservation; 5. Encourage the value and management of the biodiversity conservation; 7. Development environment education in the communities; 8. Encourage the integration and social empowerment; 9. Encourage the internationalization to the management for the primate’s conservation in Chiriqui. Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas, Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project director.
  6. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, October 30 - Don’t Let a Medical Emergency Ruin Your Paradise - Dr Jennifer Daniels shares effective natural methods for handling emergencies quickly in the privacy of your home. Dr Jennifer Daniels graduated from Medical School 35 years ago. During Medical School her residency and years of medical practice, the ineffectiveness of the methods she had been trained to use caused her great concern. Today, she will share with you the natural remedies she developed to enable her patients to enjoy peace of mind and freedom from emergency rooms and medical intervention. She has lived in Panama for 10 years and works online. Tuesday, November 6 – The Primates Project at UNACHI was born in middle 2016 inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with the public in general. This project has developed some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but its main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, though talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui. Primate Project objectives are: 1. Encourage the sustainable development; 2. Encourage the scientific research about primates; 3. Encourage environment culture; 4. Encourage the management for the forest and key species conservation; 5. Encourage the value and management of the biodiversity conservation; 7. Development environment education in the communities; 8. Encourage the integration and social empowerment; 9. Encourage the internationalization to the management for the primate’s conservation in Chiriqui. Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas, Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primates project director. Dra. Laura Patiño Canom chemistry specialist in natural products, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primates project group coordinator. Tuesday, November 13 - Awakening – the Old and New Buddhist Philosophies The origins of Buddhism date back to 450 BC and the philosophy has undergone a constant evolution since then. This has allowed the Buddhism to become timeless, while very current. We will explore the history of Buddhism and how it has undergone a significant transformation in the last century. No matter what religion you follow there is something in the Buddhist philosophy for everyone. Merl Will-Wallace has been an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He has noted its roots flowing into modern psychology and new age thought. Merl has incorporated much of what he has learned in his clinical counseling practice over the years, with many positive outcomes. Tuesday, November 20—The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy Louise Orr spent 29 years in the California wine business. During that time she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for De Loach Vineyards of Sonoma County, and for Boisset America, a French wine firm, that acquired De Loach in 2003. In 2007 she retired to Boquete and has been active with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete food charity, and the BCP Theater. Louise takes a practical, relaxed approach to the enjoyment of wine. She will offer some tips on buying, serving, and becoming confident about your wine choices. After all, the topic of her Tuesday Talk is “The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy!” Tuesday, November 27—Filippo Maestrini from Grupo Aguas Chiriqui will address the current water quality in Boquete, different methods for water purification, and how to maintain your water purification system. Tuesday, December 4 – Hospital Cooperativo Tuesday, December 11 - TBD Tuesday, December 18 – TBD Tuesday, December 25 – NO MARKET, NO TUESDAY TALK
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    Tuesday Talks at BCP -- Dr. Jennifer Daniels

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    Tuesday, October 30 - Don’t Let a Medical Emergency Ruin Your Paradise - Dr Jennifer Daniels shares effective natural methods for handling emergencies quickly in the privacy of your home. Dr Jennifer Daniels graduated from Medical School 35 years ago. During Medical School her residency and years of medical practice, the ineffectiveness of the methods she had been trained to use caused her great concern. Today, she will share with you the natural remedies she developed to enable her patients to enjoy peace of mind and freedom from emergency rooms and medical intervention. She has lived in Panama for 10 years and works online.
  8. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, October 23 – Living and working for twenty-five years as an “Expat” in Brazil (2), Holland (7), Singapore (5), Scotland (8)....and then commuting to teach in Beijing for the China National Oil Company...Jo Clem will be sharing what she has experienced, learned and taught about life in “ A Third Cultural Bubble.” This is more of a workshop than just a presentation so please plan to participate! We will review what three decades of research has proven to be the requisite knowledge, attitude and behaviors to manage this exciting journey called CHANGE....and whether it is a choice or a mandate, the “Four Stages” are the same. In preparation please be ready to answer these 3 questions: Where have you lived ( NOT just traveled) outside your country of origin? Why did you choose those changes? What are three words to describe the VALUES in your country of origin? Google “ Jo Clem “ to learn more about our guest workshop leader. This is sure to be both an enlightening and delightful gathering sponsored by the BCP. Tuesday, October 30 - Don’t Let a Medical Emergency Ruin Your Paradise - Dr Jennifer Daniels shares effective natural methods for handling emergencies quickly in the privacy of your home. graduated from Medical School 35 years ago. During Medical School her residency and years of medical practice, the ineffectiveness of the methods she had been trained to use caused her great concern. Today, she will share with you the natural remedies she developed to enable her patients to enjoy peace of mind and freedom from emergency rooms and medical intervention. She has lived in Panama for 10 years and works online. Tuesday, November 6 – The Primates Project at UNACHI was born in middle 2016, inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with public in general. This project has development some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but it main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, thought talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui. Primate Project objectives are: 1. Encourage the sustainable development; 2. Encourage the scientific research about primates; 3. Encourage environment culture; 4. Encourage the management for the forest and key species conservation; 5. Encourage the value and management of the biodiversity conservation; 7. Development environment education in the communities; 8. Encourage the integration and social empowerment; 9. Encourage the internationalization to the management for the primate’s conservation in Chiriqui. Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas: Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies. Works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI). Primates project director. Dra. Laura Patiño Cano: Chemistry, specialist in natural products. Works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI). Primates project group coordinator. Tuesday, November 13 - Awakening – the Old and New Buddhist Philosophies The origins of Buddhism date back to 450 BC and the philosophy has undergone a constant evolution since then. This has allowed the Buddhism to become timeless, while very current. We will explore the history of Buddhism and how it has undergone a significant transformation in the last century. No matter what religion you follow there is something in the Buddhist philosophy for everyone. Merl Will-Wallace has been an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He has noted its roots flowing into modern psychology and new age thought. Merl has incorporated much of what he has learned in his clinical counseling practice over the years, with many positive outcomes. Tuesday, November 20—The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy Louise Orr spent 29 years in the California wine business. During that time she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for De Loach Vineyards of Sonoma County, and for Boisset America, a French wine firm, that acquired De Loach in 2003. In 2007 she retired to Boquete and has been active with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete food charity, and the BCP Theater. Louise takes a practical, relaxed approach to the enjoyment of wine. She will offer some tips on buying, serving, and becoming confident about your wine choices. After all, the topic of her Tuesday Talk is “The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy!” Tuesday, November 27—Filippo Maestrini from Grupo Aguas Chiriqui will address the current water quality in Boquete, different method for water purification, and how to maintain your water purification system. Tuesday, December 6 – Hospital Cooperativo To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
  9. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, October 16 - Dorixenia Pineda and Fernando Araúz from the Ministry of Labor, will address the hiring of part- and full-time workers (maids, gardeners, handymen, etc.) and what the (expat) employer’s responsibilities are. Lisca Bruña will provide translation. Tuesday, October 23 – Living and working for twenty-five years as an “Expat” in Brazil (2), Holland (7), Singapore (5), Scotland (8)....and then commuting to teach in Beijing for the China National Oil Company...Jo Clem will be sharing what she has experienced, learned and taught about life in “ A Third Cultural Bubble.” This is more of a workshop than just a presentation so please plan to participate! We will review what three decades of research has proven to be the requisite knowledge, attitude and behaviors to manage this exciting journey called CHANGE....and whether it is a choice or a mandate, the “Four Stages” are the same. In preparation please be ready to answer these 3 questions: Where have you lived ( NOT just traveled) outside your country of origin? Why did you choose those changes? What are three words to describe the VALUES in your country of origin? Google “ Jo Clem “ to learn more about our guest workshop leader. This is sure to be both an enlightening and delightful gathering sponsored by the BCP. Tuesday, October 30 - Dr. Jennifer Daniels— natural methods for treating emergency medical situations. Tuesday, November 20—The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy Louise Orr spent 29 years in the California wine business. During that time she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for De Loach Vineyards of Sonoma County, and for Boisset America, a French wine firm, that acquired De Loach in 2003. In 2007 she retired to Boquete and has been active with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete food charity, and the BCP Theater. Louise takes a practical, relaxed approach to the enjoyment of wine. She will offer some tips on buying, serving, and becoming confident about your wine choices. After all, the topic of her Tuesday Talk is “The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy!” Tuesday, November 27—Filippo Maestrini from Grupo Aguas Chiriqui will address the current water quality in Boquete, different method for water purification, and how to maintain your water purification system. To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
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    Boquete Has Heart Casino Night and Auction

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  12. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, September 18— Do you have an iPhone and still use it just to make calls? Come and learn many uses for your Smartphone, including use of a VPN, security, how to edit photos, lack of memory, battery life, hacks, shortcuts, screen clutter, organizing files, must-have apps, and secure vs. unsecure WiFi networks. Expand your use of a great tool! Presented by Al Stefanelli Tuesday, September 25—Chef Juan Linares (Chef a La Orden) will describe many local produce items (fruits and vegetables) and explain how they can be used in your kitchen! Tuesday, January 8 – Part 1 of Boquete Health and Hospice “Being Prepared”. Tuesday, January 15 – Part 2 of Boquete Health and Hospice “Being Prepared”. To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
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    BCP Tuesday Talk - Optimizing Use of Your iPhone

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    10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, September 18— Do you have an iPhone and still use it just to make calls? Come and learn many uses for your Smartphone, including use of a VPN, security, how to edit photos, lack of memory, battery life, hacks, shortcuts, screen clutter, organizing files, must-have apps, and secure vs. unsecure WiFi networks. Expand your use of a great tool! Presented by Al Stefanelli
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    Tuesday Talks ta BCP - Tai Chi

    Tuesday, September 11- This session will begin with a video on the energy arts. It was created by the most influential Tai Chi teacher in the United States, Bruce Frantzis. He rejected a full undergraduate scholarship at Harvard to study energy arts in Asia for 20 years . Tai Chi and Chi Gung are techhniques for using energy ("chi") to heal, reverse aging, prevent illness and defend oneself. They connect with the body/mind/ spirit and the basic energies of the universe. Their employment counterbalances the tension and stress of modern life and helps return us to our original state. After the video, Bill Witt will answer questions. He has 33 years experience (20 with a Grand Master) in Michigan and has studied with 6 masters in Canada,where he taught for 10 years. Bill taught for 2 years in Boquete, and will approach Tai Chi/Chi Gung from the perspective of these arts as moving meditations which keep the body flexible and healthy. Bill Whit, Phd is a retired Sociology professor. In 1987 he founded and was the first president of the Association for the Study of Food and Society. His book, William C. Whit, FOOD AND SOCIETY; A SOCIOLOGYICAL APPROACH) was published in 1995.
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