Ajijic Book Club: 2017
Meetings in early 2017 continued to revolve around locally written books. Meeting announcements were published in the Guadalajara Reporter and the mailing list continued to grow. A small group of committed core members began to emerge. Planning for a special event had begun in 2016 and continued. A challenge for the club was finding an appropriate meeting room and various venues were utilized.
January 31, 2017
Book selection - Sitala Mata: Eradicating Smallpox in India by Cornelia (Connie) E. Davis MD MPH
February 28, 2017
Book selection - Yes, Men Do Cry: A Journal by Gary Fish
March 28, 2017
Book selection - Shanghai Loved and Lost by Elizabeth Shaen
In January, John Stokdijk met with three other members who together formulated a simple process for future book selections.
Any member may take responsibility for book selection for a particular month. That member will then suggest three books. All members will then vote for their preference and the book with the most votes becomes the selection. At the monthly meeting, the member who has assumed responsibility will lead a discussion on the book selection.
April 25, 2017
Program Leader - Joelle Bertolet
Book selection - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Program Leader - Allison Quattrocchi
Book selection - Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman
July 25, 2017
Program Leader - Paula Whittingham
Book selection - Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
August 29, 2017
Program Leader - Toni Rahman
Book selection - Being in My Body by Toni Rahman
September 26, 2017
Program Leader - Karl Homann
Book selection - The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede