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MCA Travelogue Series
Travel the world through the exquisite photography of MCA member Jim Sernovitz.
July - August - September programs are virtual
Your itinerary is:
September - THE GREAT SILK ROAD: A CARAVAN OF CULTURES
The heart of the ancient caravan routes of the Great Silk Road crosses the remote and largely unknown region of CENTRAL ASIA which stretches across deserts and mountains from Europe to the Far East. Join us as we take you on an amazing journey through Central Asia’s Five “Stans” Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
October- THE BALTIC SEA
Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia. Many Americans have ancestors from lands bordering the Baltic. Experience the cultures of the many different peoples who live on the shores of this great body of water
So get your passport ready and register today.
Please Note: You only have to register once for all sessions. You will receive reminders (with the zoom link) one week and 1 day before each session.
Meets every other Thursday
4:00pm Veterans Park, Naples
Join your MCA buddies and their significant others for a rousing game or two of Bocce. No experience necessary.
Register once for the season and receive a reminder before each session.
Email your Couples Bocce Master Doug Zipes
You must only register once for this activity.
Oldie's Sock Hop
Join your MCA friends and their partners for MCA's first
Oldies Sock Hop.
A sock hop was an informal dance for teenagers in the 1950s. Dancers had to remove their shoes and dance in socks or stockings to protect the varnished floor of a school gymnasium and to get better slides in certain dance styles.
We will dance to music from the 50's and 60's, enjoy pizza and snacks, and dress in period appropriate clothes.
A professional DJ will play our favorites all night long.
Come on everyone... let’s twist again like we did that summer.
Click HERE to view the trailer.
Hosted by award-winning Israeli performer and son of Holocaust survivors Dudu Fisher (Les Miserables), Baltic Truth is the story of one man’s fight to reclaim his birthright, and expose the horrific details of Latvian involvement in the murders of his family and neighbors during the Holocaust. He fears that responsibility is being denied --that society is allowing the truth of history to be swept aside and that justice must have a voice.
The film runs 90 minutes
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fiddler on the Roof
Warm up your vocal chords, and join us for this special singing-encouraged (expected!!) screening of the beloved 1971 film, Fiddler on the Roof. Featuring unforgettable songs including "Tradition," "If I Were a Rich Man," and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," this lavishly produced, life-affirming film about Tevye and his family will have you singing “To Life” all the way home!
Refreshments will be served.
Enjoy eating? Enjoy movies? Enjoy an energetic discussion? Join us for our MCA Film Discussion Group
Each month, the 'movie selection committee' chooses a movie-of-the month, which all members see at their leisure. Then, we meet at host couples' houses (4 or 5 per month) for some food and an interesting discussion about the movie.
The size of the group is limited, based on the number of couples who can host.
Naples Art District is "An alliance of independent painters, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelers, photographers and more, our members support arts education, in part, by offering classes in various mediums to the public and to the promotion and growth of top quality art in Southwest Florida. Their goal is to instill in the community an awareness of, and appreciation for, original works of art."
The tour will be led by Paula Brody, the organization's president. Paula is a winner of many awards, especially for unique three-dimensional paper sculptures.
The Tour will include Paula's studio and other artists including Ceramists, jewelry designers, wood working, glass and more if time permits.
Suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes.
Cost: $20 per person, or per couple.
Questions? Contact Burton Hirsch.
MCA is happy to welcome back to Naples, Sarge. Three years ago, he performed for a sellout crowd at Off the Hook Comedy Club. Comedian Sarge Is an entertainer who has performed worldwide to adoring audiences. A triple threat - a musical piano savant, amazing improvisational comedian and singer. His book, “Black Boychik”, traces his hilarious, inspirational life of twists and turns, ups and downs.
Celebrate the third night of Hanukahh with candle lighting and comedy. Light refreshments will follow the show.
Registration Available Soon
The Modern Approach to Genetic Testing: From Tay-Sachs to BRCA.
You care about your own health. You care about keeping your friends, family, and community healthy. But, did you know that:
December 2023 -THE WONDERS OF ANCIENT CAMBODIA & TIBET
Travel from Tibet, the "Roof of the World", the highest country on earth, to the steaming jungles and swamps of Cambodia, an ancient and exotic land. We journey from the Portala Palace, the home of the Dali Lama to Angkor Wat, the ancient and mysterious temple complex of the Khmer people who ruled all of Southeast Asia
January - MEDITERRANEAN MAGIC
An amazing voyage following the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, as we visit lands that are both ancient and modern. Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt are all unique and unusual civilizations which flourished long ago and are still vibrant today. Join us as we travel along this scenic coast visiting these enchanting places.
February - WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN - SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO
Climb the Rock of Gibraltar, see the splendor of Granada and the Alhambra, visit the mysterious Kasbah of Casablanca and the beautiful cities of Lisbon and Barcelona.
March - TBD
April - TBD
Deciphering the National Popular Vote
presented by Suzanne Low
Most Americans, when asked, respond yes to the question “Should the U.S. President be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States?” But that is not our current state-by- state winner-take-all system. The National Popular Vote (NPV) law, which works with the electoral college and does not require a constitutional amendment, has been signed into law by governors of both parties in 16 states and the District of Columbia, representing 205 (76%) of the votes necessary to implement this legislation. When states representing 270 electoral votes (the number needed to elect the President) have passed the law, the National Popular Vote will go into effect. When effective, it will guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C. combined. The law will ensure that every vote will be equal throughout the U.S., regardless of where you live, and that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election. Our goal in Florida is to pass this law by 2024.
Suzanne Low is District Chair of Floridians for National Popular Vote (NPV) and NPV Chair of the League of Women Voters of Collier County. She has lived in Southwest Florida since 1997, serving as Director of Florida Operations and financial advisor for an independent wealth management firm until her retirement in 2016. Before moving to Florida, she worked as an attorney for 16 years in New Jersey.
Suzanne was President of the Estate Planning Council of Naples, President of the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida and Charter Class member of Leadership Bonita. She served as a Board member of PACE at Immokalee, the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida, League of Women Voters of Collier County and Temple Shalom of Naples. Suzanne speaks about the National Popular Vote to civic, leadership, adult education and community groups. Suzanne has a BA with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MA from Indiana University and her JD from Rutgers School of Law
My Career from Green Beret to the 19th Director of the US Secret Service
presented by Lew Merletti
Lew began his career with the Army's 5th Special Forces Group (aka Green Berets) in the jungles of Southeast Asia, where he earned a Bronze Star. Following his military service, he joined the US Secret Service.
Lew will talk about serving under Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton, about his days on the elite Counter Assault Team, and on the Presidential Protective Detail.
He then became Director of the Secret Service, and will share anecdotes on being responsible for the lives of important people.
Finally, Lew will tell us how he ended up becoming the Interim coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Israel Between Wars (Annual Update)
MCA Member Steve Schreier
Every year Steve makes several predictions regarding the political and economic condition in Israel, and in the Middle East in general. He looks back at events over the last year with an eye toward understanding their implications, and projecting forward. How did those predictions turn out and what will the next year look like?
Presenter: Steve Schreier, a resident of Massachusetts since 2008 and now Southwest Florida, and the president of the Schreier Group, which provides consulting to non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations. Prior to that, Steve served as consultant and Senior Vice President of the American Technion Society from 1986-2007, during which he was responsible for the conceptualization, creation and implementation of a comprehensive development structure and program throughout the United States. He has also served in executive positions in Jewish Federations and as a community and campaign consultant for the Council of Jewish Federations.
Steve's personal ties to Israel are deep-rooted. He lived on a kibbutz for a year of work-study in 1962, and moved to Israel in 1970 to conduct research on his doctorate.
What to do until the EMT gets to you? This will be live training First Aid, CPR, AED, Auto-Injector, Opioid Antidote and other topics decided by the group.
This experience is designed to provide participants with training and confidence in an emergency situation. You will learn what to do until the EMTs arrive to take over.
Topics will be:
Hands On Practical Experience (HOPE) Chest compression-only CPR/AED, Stop the Bleed is a national curriculum created by US Dept of Homeland Security as a response to increased gun violence and mass casualty incidents. The recognition of the Auto-Injector and use of an epi-pen. The recognition and use of different Opioid Antidote like Naloxone/Narcan.
This is the real deal but without certification.
Refreshments will be provided.
This program is open to MCA and WCA members.
If the program is full, please add your name to the waitlist.
Bring your friends and family to Lowdermilk Beach to join your fellow MCA'ers for an afternoon (and evening) of food and fun. Bring your own favorite food, beverages, and games.
Rain date will be the next day
For more info, email Jeff Morgenstern
Greatest Jewish Composers Piano Concert
In this one-of-a-kind presentation, international concert pianist and former University Professor Peter Simon both performs and narrates the history and greatness of Jewish composers who have positively influenced western music throughout the years.
From European Classical to Israeli music to Broadway show tunes, Mr. Simon both entertains and enlightens his audience with this presentation of the history of the great Jewish Composers. Among the composers that Mr. Simon will present will be Felix Mendelssohn, Earnest Bloch, Maurice Ravel, Paul Ben-Haim, Jacques Offenbach, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and George Gershwin.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Peter Simon has toured the world giving concerts, lecture-recitals and children's shows. Among his achievements were performances in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, four tours of Israel, as well as European and Asian tours. He has also performed in over 500 U.S. cities, believing that good music should be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or background.
Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Registration Opens Soon
Trip to Ringling Museum
In 1925, circus impresario John Ringling decided to build an art museum, both as a legacy meant to outlast his business interests and as a memorial to his wife and himself.
John H. Phillips designed a extraordinary Renaissance palace with 21 galleries.Contained within the museum are art from the Rubens galleries to Joseph Coat: a skyspace by James Turnell, this is an opportunity to view the permanent collection's treasures.
This is a place of beauty and wonder.
The trip will be one day in length, leaving Naples on a chartered bus in the morning and returning in the late afternoon.
This is a coed program.
For further details contact Jay Leib
Reservations Available Soon
Eighth Annual Sweetheart Dance
Join us for the 8th annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance. Spend time with old and new friends. The evening includes a cocktail reception, a top notch dinner, and great music provided by the Dazzling DelRays. Everyone is sure to have a rockin' good time.
The last seven Sweetheart Dances sold out,
so make your reservation early!!
Sunshine Meadows Standardbred Training Facility
Come visit the Sunshine Meadows standardbred training facility of fellow MCA member Mark Wasserman. Mark and his trainer Travis Alexander's horses have been among successful standardbred horses in the country. Mark and his horses have received horse of year honors in the harness racing industry and have been fortunate to have won some of the major races including back-to-back Messengers at Yonkers Raceway in 2021 and 22. (first leg of standardbreds triple crown).
During this visit you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the horses. You will be able to help the horses prepare for training and help the trainer remove the gear from the horses after their training session. if you are willing to get wet, you may be able to help wash the horses after their workout.Not only will you interact with the horses, you will also meet with Mark, the trainer, as well as riders and grooms. Mark will discuss the life of an owner. Among the topics will be horse breeding, what to look for in a horse to purchase yearlings, deciding what races to enter and when to sell a horse that is not a good fit with his stable. The trainer will explain what goes into training a standardbred horse as well as what he plans to accomplish in the exercises you will be watching. Riders will also be available to discuss how the horses performed that day.
After the unique training experience, we will head to Ben’s Kosher Deli for an enjoyable lunch.
The training facility is in Delray Beach, Florida. Carpooling is encouraged. Those wanting help finding others to carpool with can contact David Feldman for help email@example.com.
There is no charge for the visit to the training facility. However lunch will be your responsibility.
This coed program is limited to 16 attendees.
Behind the Scenes Tour of the
Naples Botanical Gardens
Join Naples Botanical Garden staff for a look at the behind-the-scenes activity that visitors never see: the nursery and orchid house, labs, and daily operations that are invisible to guests but are critical to keep the Garden beautiful. In addition, see some of our carts, trucks, unique tools, heavy equipment and safety gear pulled out and have staff demonstrate using them. Take a guided tour of the 90-acre Preserve, full of birds and wildlife, and learn how (and why) the Garden is getting more involved locally and internationally in conservation efforts.
An optional lunch in the Fogg Cafe located at the gardens, follows the tour.
Beautiful - The Carol King Musical
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical tells the true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring over 24 classics including You’ve Got a Friend, One Fine Day, Up on the Roof, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and Natural Woman, this crowd-pleasing phenomenon is filled with songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.
Mini-Golf and Dinner
Volcano Mountain Adventure Golf*
You and a guest can register to join MCA friends for a late afternoon of
mini-golf-- the newest way to have fun in Naples!
After a 4:30 shotgun start for 40 players, we will go to a local restaurant for dinner and awards.
* Located behind the Racetrack gas station on Immokalee, east of Collier.
Questions? Contact Jeff Morgenstern.
We travel by boat to Keewaydin Island – a beautiful barrier island between Naples and Marco Island – accessible only by boat. There you will be able to take that long romantic walk on the beach that you’ve dreamed about; lounge in the sun; play beach games; or even bring your fishing gear. Or, you can simply relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing beverage and watch the waves. Our route takes us past the inlets of Port Royal, which could be a side trip if desired.
We get to Keewaydin Island by rental boats and private boats. In prior years, several dozen MCA members and spouses participated, so this is a real beachapalooza! It’s a terrific outing! Boating experience is not required... nor is beach experience.
For those who do not have access to a private boat, we rent 12 person pontoon boats at the Naples Marina at Bayfront (Goodlette and 41). The cost of the rental boats is $50/person. Boat rental fees are refundable only up to March 29th, or on April 7th due to inclement weather. If you have no boating experience, we have enough MCA members with boat captain experience, so you can just relax as a passenger and enjoy the trip.
Please note: We will be monitoring Red Tide and we may need to cancel if levels are high in the area on the day of the trip.
For more information, contact Bob Blank