Jerry Grajowski will a discussion of the book, Cadillac Desert, dealing with irrigation, diverted rivers, dams and early Mormon water usages and water reclamation efforts from 1860-1980.
The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights of ecological and economic disaster. … (Amazon)
On July 23 we invite a larger audience to join us as Jonas Zahn of Beaver Dam presents alternative arrangements for funerals and burials that do less damage to the environment. His company uses only woods from Wisconsin trees and products that are 99% biodegradable. He will inform us on how to have a carbon negative funeral. This event is open to all participants of the Senior Center as well as to the community. Local funeral directors and pastors are being invited and may be available for consultation. Regular attenders are encouraged to bring spouses, friends and neighbors to this event.
We will learn about the background, motivation and purpose of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) the militant Islamic organization that has recently been in decline. The presenter will be Steve Sheets.
We will carpool to New Glarus to visit with father-and-son dual of Gary and Wade Kuhl at their restoration shop. They will tell of their hobby and show a few gems from yesteryear. We will leave the Senior Center at 10:00 AM and return about noon.
Extensions to the outing (were added at the June 11th meeting):
Have lunch in New Glarus (optional)
Tour of the Brewery (optional)
The north edge of Verona is again the scene of
a development plan. Ken will tell us of the
merger into Verona of the Behnke and
Zingg farms across Cross Country Road from
each other of an earlier time.
The topic is: hydrogen/carbon and climate
change. We will be treated to a simplified
introduction on how hydrogen and carbon
react to impact the earth’ atmosphere.