NEXT MEETING - Monday - April 28, 2014
"A Look Inside Ukraine"
Bruce Barcelo, a principal of Barcelo & Company in Jacksonville, began teaching and training political polling across Ukraine in 1996, and has returned to the country numerous times in years since as a pollster and a consultant. Bruce is a founder of the Committee for Open Democracy, an international election-monitoring and governmental transparency project. According to Bruce, "Ukraine is a country that thinks of itself as an independent, sovereign nation and Russia keeps trying to take it back over. This is an incredibly diverse, cosmopolitan cultrue that wants good relations with its neighbors to the east and the West." Bruce's growing international practice includes opinion research and political coalition development in Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Caribbean. He is active in civic affairs, serving as a long-time director of the Florida and Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce and a Trustee of Leadership Florida. Bruce will share some perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
TAPAS TUESDAY AT THE CUMMER - April 29
The new Meninak Friends & Family gatherings is starting out with TAPAS TUESDAYS, April 29, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Cafe' at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens! Relax at a reserved table on the new patio under a magnificent oak. Take in the Cummer's wonderful art, or the sunset while listening to local musicians, and enjoying a beer or glass of wine, paired with artfully insipred tapas. Hope to see you there! The Meninak Friends & Family gatherings are informal social oppotunities. We will have a reserved area just for Meninaks and guest, but other than that, you're on your own to do whatever you want! Refer any questions to Steve Pesek (314-560-5039, or email@example.com ).