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Tuesday Talks at BCP -- The Panama Canal

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10:30 in the BCP Theater
 
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Tuesday January 10Alberto Alemán, the former CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, is a graduate of Texas A & M University. Under his leadership, the Panama Canal Authority´s vision has been to transform the Canal into a world leader in services to the maritime industry, to be the cornerstone of the global transportation system, and a model of excellence, integrity, and transparency. He is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his achievements and contributions to the world maritime industry. Sr. Alberto will speak to us about the history and the future of the canal and its importance to the Panamanian people. Also speaking will be Lee McIntire, former CEO of HSMHill, the project manager with the ACP for the canal expansion  project .
 
Tuesday January 17 – Bob Gregory and the Alto al Crimen team will make a report to the community. Members of the AAC board and Caesar Sherrard, founder and former president of  AAC will speak on a number of topics. The meeting will be for all members of the community and especially for new folks who are unfamiliar with the history of AAC or the vital bilingual emergency hotline and other services it provides in Boquete.
 
Tuesday January 24 -- Alvaro Almengor of Hatstone Lawyers, a boutique law firm with five partners across four offices (Jersey, London, Panama and South Africa) will speak.  They are primarily a corporate and private law firm, and work regularly on cross border structures for international clients. they regularly advise international banks, financial services business, foreign corporations, local business, public and private companies, directors, shareholders, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. In Panama, in particular, they have expertise in incorporating companies and foundations, construction and property, employment, immigration, taxation, corporate and commercial, succession planning and asset protection, cross-border transactions, new business establishment and general legal advice. FREE ADMISSION
 
Tuesday January 31 – Milagros Sanchez Pinzón 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.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Lloyd Cripe “the weatherman talks about the micro-climates and weather in the Boquete area and how it has changed.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Robert Bezeu, founder and developer of the “Plastic Bottle Village” development on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, will speak about his labor of love on Valentines Day. This eco-residential community will eventually consist of 120 homes built out of recycled plastic bottles. Robert will tell us what motivated him to undertake such an ambitious project, how he utilizes the bottles, why this is an affordable and efficient building method, and how he hopes to save the earth one bottle at a time.  http://www.plasticbottlevillage.com
 
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Boquete Optical SETI Observatory. Marlin (Ben) and Joan Schuetz retired in 1997 and subsequently cruised the Caribbean for nearly 10 years in their trawler. In 2006 they found and settled in Boquete. With a degree in physics, Ben’s career included engineering, physics and management, but he always maintained a lingering interest in astronomy. In 2008 he constructed the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory which has since been in a constant state of development. The observatory’s objective is to search for pulsed laser signals originating from worlds that may be deliberately targeting earth. Come and learn more about Ben’s search for ET.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – What is that creepy, crawly creature? Wes Campana will first describe the local  insects with the most dangerous bites and stings and how to avoid them and what to do if bitten. He has three display cases with the examples. He also has a couple of power point slide and video clip presentations of those bugs and others. Terminating with a question and answer period.
 
Tuesday, March 7 -- Allison Tilluma will speak about detoxification of the body, how the body naturally detoxifies, why it is necessary, and what we can do to support it in a nourishing and natural way. Allison is a local massage therapist, herbalist, and yoga teacher. She has been specializing in alternative medicine for the past 10 years after realizing Western medicine was not effectively treating her issues.
 
Tuesday, March 14 David MacKenzie will speak on “Diseases Are Your Friends” and are messages from your body (and God).  Medicines are unnatural and toxic and just kill the messenger. David believes the great majority of diseases are caused by diet and lifestyle and we all need to know the biologically correct diet.
 
Tuesday, March 21 – “Saving Your Brain” by local resident Ted Harrison, MD. Dr. Ted will tell us how to help avoid Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, etc. as you grow older.
 
Tuesday, March 28 – Kevin Fisher aka “Sparky” will give a talk/demonstration on cutting edge light based wellness technology. These products are used for appetite control, cell repair, detoxification, sleep, pain relief, energy, stress, and inflammation control. FREE ADMISSION
 
Tuesday, April 4 – Mike Petersen (BS Mathamatics and BS Information Technology) presents “The Universe, Q&A”.  He will entertain questions about the Universe, regardless of content. Mike has made a life-long study of Cosmology and associated topics, and know that a Q&A on this subject would garner many, many questions.  Many will not be answerable, but that is one of the points.

 

To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings please email BCP Tuesday Meeting
 
To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, email facilitymanagerbcp@gmail.com
 
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Penny    172

The speakers at this week's Tuesday Talks and the topic are so important that Mr. Bud will probably film it and publish it as a podcast.

For those of you who don't know Bud, he's a true asset to our community.

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