Dr. Richard Clucas presents “Breaking Children out of the Cycle of Poverty” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.
Children raised in deep poverty rarely see life’s opportunities. By broadening their beliefs in what they can do and teaching them how to reach their goals, children can learn how to leave poverty behind. Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM), a non-profit located in the impoverished, crime-infested city of Compton, California, has been doing just that. Using airplanes, they take children as young as seven for a flight and give them the controls of the airplane. The shock of having flown an airplane—something so far from their concept of what is possible—they begin to understand that they can be or do anything. The methods of TAM can be used to help young Mexicans escape poverty.
Clucas spent 40 years in marketing communications, advertising and public relations. He holds a masters degree in communications and a masters and PhD in education.
In-person attendance is by prior reservation only at opencircleajijic.org and depends on space, as dictated by state distancing and sanitary regulations.
LCS wine tasting
The fifth annual unlimited wine tasting event at the Lake Chapala Society is Friday, October 15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Appetizers and music are included with tastings of wine from the U.S., Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Spain. The event is open to the public. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available via a connection to STRIPE on the LCS website.
Upcoming cooking classes at LCS include Beans the musical fruit, October 18; Mexican salsas October 25; Pozole mio! October 27; and Mexican traditional chocolate December 3. Other classes include Mexican Manners October 14, Day of the Dead November 1 and 2 and Piñata making December 6 and 8. All classes are for LCS members only. Subscribe at the LCS website or stop by the office.