Volcan Town Meeting – March 10, 2010

The monthly Cerro Punta/Volcan Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at our venue, Restaurante Polineth ( Paul’s) in Volcan on the road to Cerra Punta approximately 1/2 mile from the police station. In our meetings at this venue, Paul will be serving Passion Fruit Ginger Candied Chicken Wings along with his other regular dishes. Paul will also be offering Organic Honey from his orange grove.

The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM with discussion following the presentation. For your calendar, Town Meetings are always held on the second Wednesday of the month.

Last month, we were very honored to have Dr. Fausto Abril and his wife Dr. Mai, who discussed with us the art of Chinese Medicine and the science of acupuncture. We also had Mr. Stewart Kime discuss exercise and related health benefits.

This month we feature Dr. Jennifer Daniels, who we had in last November’s Meeting, when she spoke very briefly but effectively, in a cameo role with Herbalist Franklin Gruber.

Dr. Daniels is an energetic, articulate and gifted speaker on many health topics. In our March meeting, she will talk about the latest developments and treatments about diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease and strokes. Dr. Daniels graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of Medicine and has also a MBA from Harvard University. She will be able to answer many of your medical questions from practical experience and singular insights not available from local physicians.

She will be joined by master herbalist Franklin Gruber.

Mr. Gruber is a lifelong herbalist who has resided here in Panama nearly all his life. He is an entertaining speaker who is an expert on medicinal herbal remedies and practically has an effective herbal treatment for any health maladies.

This should be a highly engaging discussion about general and herbal medicine with two very qualified professionals who we are pleased to feature.

We encourage you to attend this meeting with these knowledgeable and informative individuals and participate in the audience discussion afterwards, which is always informative and stimulating. Your sharing and participation, again, makes for the success of these meetings to the overall benefit of our ex-pat community in Volcán and Panama. Invite your friends and stay for lunch and enjoy Paul’s varied and tasty cuisine. As a reminder, we do ask a $1 donation to Paul for the use of his restaurant. Other venues want very high cost-prohibitive fees that would make our meetings not possible. We are grateful to Paul for making available his facility for us and ask that you support our Town Meetings there.
Coffee and tea are free with the minimal donation.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, March 10th , 2010 and look forward to your participation as we believe that these presentations will be stimulating and thought provoking.

If you have any questions, or wish further information, please contact William Lipton at 771-2686 or williamlipton@ yahoo.com

NOTE : Town Meeting has undertaken a continuing volunteer project of assisting teaching professors of English at the Unachi University extension in Volcán.

Volunteers are helping students in their pronunciation and grammar in their coursework. The classes contain approximately 20 students. We would like volunteers for one hour sessions twice a week.

The classes are conducted in English.

Another project of interest to Town Meeting is the construction and operation of a 32-bed University hospital here in Volcán. Various volunteer skills are needed. Town Meeting will
issue assignments for those interested in the progress of this development.

If you have any questions, or wish further information, regarding these volunteer projects, please contact William Lipton at 771-2686 or williamlipton@ yahoo.com

3 thoughts on “Volcan Town Meeting – March 10, 2010

  1. Dear Don Ray and fellow CC readers:

    When referring to or implying medical practice in Panama, every single physician (Panamanian or foreigner) graduated and licenced in foreign countries, should apply for and complete internship and residence as required by the University of Panama and the Ministry of Health. After a long process, the physician gets the “idoneidad”, not before.

    As we say in Spanish, “pelen el ojo”! ( Open your eyes!).



Leave a Reply