Naples Council
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Discussion Groups 2023
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 Full members or Associate member of the Naples Council on World Affairs.

Each group meets once a week for 8 consecutive weeks on the same weekday at the same time. Sessions will begin in January 2023 and continue for eight weeks ending in March. Each session will last two hours. 

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

  • Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Ted Olson 
  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Joyce Fletcher
  • Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Steve Feldhaus
  • Wednesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Jim Rater (Formerly Bill Pope)
  • Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Bill Feldman
  • Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Jan 19-Mar 9. Leader: Bill Korstad
  • Fridays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jan 20-Mar 10. Leader: Nancy & Tom Hanson
The Stratford, 5601 Turtle Bay Drive, Naples
  • Thursdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Jan 19-Mar 9. Leader: John Ferriter
Kensington Golf & Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
  • Wednesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Larry Goode
The Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples – Moss Hall, Classroom B
  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Wally Stimpson
  • Thursdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Jan 19-Mar 9 Leader: Mark Walchak 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive
  • Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Rusty Troth
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1255 Piper Blvd, Naples
  • Mondays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jan 16-Mar 6. Leader: Bob Haffa
  • Mondays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Jan 16-Mar 6. Leader: Carol Green
  • Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Paul Flowerman (Formerly Lew Hadelman)
  • Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader:  Bob Sanchez
  • Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Joan Benz (Formerly Greg Hudson)
  • Thursdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jan 19-Mar 9. Leader: Peter Wall
  • Fridays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jan 20-Mar 10. Leader: David Goldstein
The Commons Club at The Brooks, 9930 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs
  • Tuesdays 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Hank Venable
  • Tuesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: David Heiman
  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Mo Winograd
  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Stu Schweitzer
  • Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Jan 19-Mar 9. Leader: Dave Brown
Public Library at Lely, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples
  • Tuesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Jan 17-Mar 7. Leader: Marjorie Lewis
The Somerset, Marco Island
  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Jan 18-Mar 8. Leader: Earl Anderson (Formerly George Purvis)
Great Decisions Chair: Stu Schweitzer, stuartschweitzer239@gmail.com


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