Jeffrey Barnes is a college professor that decided to pursue his dream of creating a college course about the history and genius of Walt Disney and his creation Disneyland.
Jeff gave us a bit of history about Walt’s successes and failures, and very interesting facts about the creation of what is now the largest and greatest media empire on earth! It turns out that Walt had a number of miss-fires and a bankruptcy before he finally created what would end up being Walt Disney Enterprises. It is a very inspiring story, and Jeff carried through on his dream to not only create a class on the story, but also write a very inspirational book about Walt Disney – the Dreamer!
Thanks for having a dream, Jeff – Great story!
Chris was in Switzerland last year and gave us a quick rundown on his year spent there – one big benefit was that he learned how to speak German! He says he learned a lot about connecting with people, and the hardest part was making friends and saying Good-bye!
Chris thanked us for helping him to participate in the program.
- 1.6 million cases of cancer each year
- 28 million Cardio-vascular events
- $3.1 Trillion dollars spent
- 4.1 Billion prescriptions
Averill Strasser and Bev Rouse from the Water Charity presented their program.
The charity is built on the premise that they will help provide clean water for as many people, all over the world as they can – Averill says that more people die from lack of clean water than from all incidents of violence.
They mostly provide support, resourcing, engineering for water projects world-wide, often working with the Peace Corps. They have worked on more than 3,000 projects all over the world, and provided about $3,000,000 in services. They are directly responsible for providing water for about 3,000,000 peole.
Headquartered in Crestline, their budget has grown from $100,000 5 years ago to almost $1,000,000 today.
What an amazing outfit!