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College planning is not just for college but for career planning as well. Believe it or not, sophomore year of high school is not too early to start. Georgia will show audiences why.
This talk includes PowerPoint photos and audio excerpts of Churchill’s speeches. It’s ideal for everyone from young students to seniors who wish to know more about this remarkable individual. About one hour in length, it is a magic showing of Churchill and his many published exploits that will illuminate, entertain and possibly amuse any audience. MORE >
"Live fast and hard, die young and have a good looking carcass!" Noel Duba, my father. MORE >It really does seem as though no one plans for what may happen as they age. If you have ever cared for an aging parent, then you know how important having a plan for aging can be. This fun, somewhat irreverent talk will provide audience members with a complete guide to establishing a plan for aging that will support family and caregivers should the time come. We will cover the legal, financial and other issues that make up the components of a good plan.
In this presentation you will learn:
* Approximate Social Security benefits you could receive.
* What to do if your husband or ex-husband dies.
* What to do if your marital status changes.
* How to take advantage of spousal benefits.
* How to optimize benefits for an extra-long life.
Learn about the vast importance of powers of attorney and why they are much more desirable than a guardianship. Understand that powers of attorney from the internet are not the right fit for most people and the advantage of having them drafted by an attorney who understands the needs of disabled individuals. Learn that a will simply isn’t enough. Leave with a better understanding of the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts and how they differ when it comes to asset protection planning. MORE >
We see many stories in the media that cause concern about antibiotics and hormones in the food we eat. How are farmers using these things on their farms? Who regulates our food supply to make sure it is safe? What checks and balances are in place? Get answers to these questions and more from a local Illinois farmer. MORE >
Beer dates from long before civilization or even agriculture, and may actually have been one of the reasons people settled down and began to form organized societies. From that ancient time to the present, beer is a story of art, gods and goddesses, manufacturing technology, taxation, nutrition and more, and is deeply intertwined with our collective history. This talk explores some of the most important and amazing aspects of beer history, and shows how one seemingly simple product can have deem influences across the broader culture. MORE >
Join Terry as he takes you on a journey to another place and another time. The place is the Four Corners region of the U.S. and the time is a thousand years ago. On this journey we will visit such storied places as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Hovenweep. Discover how this remarkable culture flourished, changed, and survived in the challenging environment of the American Southwest. MORE >During the presentation, he will answer the following questions:
Who were the Anasazi “Ancient Ones”?
Why was their culture remarkable?
How did this culture change?
Why did they leave the Four Corners area?
The presentation takes approximately 30-45 minutes. I will need a computer projector and screen.
We all know the English proverb
"You catch more flies with honey than vinegar" but what does it really mean in the world of today? Does it really pay to be kind? How does kindness really help us in today's fast-paced world? This talk will provide insight and humor to what it really means to be kind and how being kind is the secret ingredient to being successful. MORE >