is the Western Director of the Boy Scouts of America. This speaker and
subject should be as non-controversial as they come. So, why did the Boy
Scouts allow girls into the organization? Why was it necessary to
respond the Trump's comments on the Boy Scouts? Where is the scouting
world headed when the younger generation does not seem to be interested?
Nothing to talk about here, is there!
April 5 - Dr. James Salz
Salz is one of the most respected eye surgeons in Los Angeles, becoming
the first to perform "all Laser LASIK" and serves as the CEO and founder
of Trusted LASIK Surgeons and is a clinical Professor of Ophthalmology,
USC Roski Eye Institute. More importantly, however, Jim joined the
non-profit Flying Doctors of mercy, serving as a volunteer performing
eye surgery in Mexico. In addition to telling us about his role on the
Mexico Mission Surgery, Jim will, for us older folks, cover "Common Eye
Problems as we Age."
April 12 - Joke Day
Tom promised the "joke day" will return. This is the day. Ed Gauld, with
his humor-filled, outgoing personality, will handle the chore. Get
ready, you have plenty of time to prepare. A panel will judge!
April 19 - The Emerson Debate Team
The Emerson debate team will be giving us a preview of their
presentation into the District competition.
April 26 - Stephen Dickey
ready for Shakespeare, William that is! Stephen Dickey, a UCLA
professor and expert on the greatest author and poet of all time, will
give us an interesting insight into the works of Shakespeare. His topic
“Shakespeare from the Globe to the Global” will enhance your knowledge
of the greatest writer-poet in history.
A senior lecturer in the
UCLA English Department, Stephen Dickey has received numerous teaching
prizes, including the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993. He teaches
various courses in Shakespeare, the English Renaissance, and the Beat
Generation, as well as introductory courses in poetry and drama. From
2002-16, Dickey served on the faculty of the Folger Teaching Shakespeare
Institute, an NEH-supported program for high school teachers from across
the country, held biennially at the Folger Shakespeare Library in
Washington, D.C. Recent publications include works on Romeo and Juliet,
the Henry IV plays, American interest in Shakespeare during the Civil
War, and the katabasis motif in Beat literature. In 2016-17, he curated
America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West at the Los Angeles Central
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