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Discussion Groups
The Naples Great Decisions program brings together members to study timely international issues. The topics are selected by the Foreign Policy Association and published in their briefing books. Each group has a leader who facilitates the discussion. All leaders are dedicated to providing a non-partisan forum and endeavor to include each member in the discussion.

Each group is limited to 30 participants. Participants must be a Regular or Associate member of the Naples Council on World Affairs.

Each group meets once a week for 8 consecutive weeks at the same place on the same day at the same time. The 2015 sessions begin the week of January 19th, and continue through the week of March 9th.  Each session will last two hours.

Discussion groups are meeting at eight venues in Naples, Bonita Springs and on Marco Island:

Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South – Art Room/Dance Studio

  • Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Leader: Ed Schefer
  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Leader: Maas van den Top
  • Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Leader: Dan Bumstead
  • Wednesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Leader: Elizabeth Foley
  • Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Leader: Marcia Eaton
  • Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Leader: Gerry Melnick
  • Fridays 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Leader: Bob Erbstein

Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail North – Community Room

  • Thursdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Leader: John Ferriter
  • Fridays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Leader: Jan Guben

The Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive – Classroom B

  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Leader: Wally Stimpson
  • Thursdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Leader: Bob McGinn

Covenant Church of Naples PCA, 6926 Trail Boulevard – Worship Center, Classroom 212

  • Thursdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Leader: Dieter Haussmann

St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Avenue North – Seminar Room & Library

  • Mondays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Library) - Leader: Bob Haffa
  • Mondays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Seminar Room) - Leader: Ted Raia
  • Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Seminar Room) - Leader: Rusty Troth
  • Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Seminar Room) - Leader: Margaret Ward
  • Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Seminar Room) - Leader: Lew Hadelman
  • Wednesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Seminar Room) - Leader: Paul Rosofsky
  • Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Seminar Room) - Leader: Greg Hudson
  • Thursdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Seminar Room) - Leader: Pete & Lynda Quinby
  • Fridays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Library) - Leader: David Goldstein

The Commons Club at The Brooks, 9930 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs – Enrichment Ctr.

  • Mondays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Leader: Judith Gates
  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Leader: Mo Winograd
  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Leader: Bill Petrarca

Public Library at Lely, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway - Meeting Room B

  • Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Leader: Jeff Hewson

San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Rd., Marco Island

  • Wednesdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Leader: Doug Hartman

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