The Men’s Club started 2015 with three planned monthly meetings with doctors.
In January we had Dr Paul Petelin, Jr., an ophthalmologist in Sun Lakes Center for Sight. As an eye doctor, he diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, or trauma of the eye such as glaucoma or cataracts.
In February we had Dr. Mathew Karlovsky of Arizona State Urological Institute who lectured on kidney stones symptoms and treatments. The lecture was well attended and his talk generated a lot of discussions regarding foods facilitating stones and dietary recommendations to avoid kidney stones formation.
On January 21 we had a very enjoyable visit to the Hall of Flame Fire Museum and National Firefighting Hall of Heroes located in Phoenix. The museum has over 90 fully restored pieces of firefighting equipment from 1725 through 1969, mostly American but also from England, Japan and Germany. Due to the high number of participants, we received an extended guided tour with a very competent guide – instead of the normal one hour, we spent almost two hours going through the large number of exhibits and commemoration halls for firefighters who lost their lives in line of duty in Arizona and in the September 11 disaster.
We ended the visit with a lunch at the famous Irish Pub Casey Moore’s Oyster House located in Old Town Tempe. Casey’s is known as a Mecca for the eclectic crowd that lives, studies, teaches and works in Tempe. We enjoyed the seafood and beef selections offered. Thanks to Art Sloane’s friendship with the owner, we received a substantial discount on food and drinks.
March activity will include the third lecture on medical subjects by Dr Paul McHale of Chandler Regional and Mercy Hospitals. On March 1 the club will have its annual dinner at Cottonwood Country Club.