EAWLC 2018-19 Fall Semester Regular Book Club Meeting Begins!

We will run two sessions  in a week now, one on Thursday night as before, and the other at Friday noon.  Check it out for the session that’s more convenient for you.

Thursday September 27, 2018  Pizza & Dumpling Night

6:30 – 7:00 PM  Meals & social

7:00 – 8:30 PM  Regular book club meeting

1.Each participant will have a 1-minute presentation, sharing anything happened in his/her life, or a thought/idea etc. Then take 3 questions from other members.

2.We will discuss a chapter of Emily Post’s Etiquette(18th edition) .  We will share with one another the words that impress us most in the book, points that we are not aware of or not sure about before the reading, and related stories and thoughts we have experienced in real life.  Once you have RSVPed, we will send you the materials to read.

3.We will pick a topic to discuss, encouraging all participants to voice their opinions in a clear, polite, and constructive way. Please feel free to send your suggestion on topics.

This week’s topic:

Ontario Premier Doug Ford threatened to  invoke the constitutional notwithstanding clause to override Judge Belobaba ‘s decision that prevented his government from cutting the number of Toronto city councillors from 47 to 25.  Some people think Premier Ford, who served a term on Toronto city council himself,  is doing a good job cutting  bureaucracy, and pushing for a more efficient government.  Others say he is irresponsible by creating a law in July to change the rule in the middle of the municiple election (election date October 22); he also sets a dangerous precedence against the judicial system which is the core of our democracy.  What is your opinion about it?

Here is a webpage that explains the situation for your reference.  But we encourage you to do your own research as media may not be as neutral as desired.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/judge-ruling-city-council-bill-election-1.4816664

Venue: Iroquois Junior Public School

265 Chartland Blvd., Scarborough (near Finch & Brimley; free parking lot at the west side of the school building)

 

Friday September 28, 2018  Snack-Talk Noon

11:15 AM — 12:45 PM  Regular book club meeting

12:45 — 1:00 PM  Snacks & social

1.Each participant will have a 3-minute presentation, sharing anything happened in his/her life, or a thought/idea etc. Then take 3 questions from other members.

2.We will discuss a chapter of Emily Post’s Etiquette(18th edition) .  We will share with one another the words that impress us most in the book, points that we are not aware of or not sure about before the reading, and related stories and thoughts we have experienced in real life.  Once you have RSVPed, we will send you the materials to read.

3.We will listen to a short program introducing civilizations, cultures or news in English but explaining in Mandarin, and have a discussion.

This week’s suggested program: Western Civilization — Socrates: “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

Venue: Academy of New Echo Education

1041 McNicoll Ave,Scarborough,(near McNicoll & Pharmacy; free parking lot at the back of the building which is on top of a set of stairs with a couple of stone lions in front)

 

Cost: Both sessions are free, including meals or snacks.  A donation of a loonie or a toonie from each participant would be appreciated.

Language used: English

Please RSVP as soon as possible by Wednesday September 26 at: ericliujt@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Hope to see you in one session, or both!

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