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Mount Vernon Country Club invites the community to participate in select events throughout the year. The club enjoys sharing the beauty of our mountain and city views with our neighbors. Please note Mount Vernon Country Club is not affiliated with the business below.

Understanding The Human Body Series - Second Half

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The second half of “Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology” will be presented at Mount Vernon Country Club on Tuesday nights this winter. This is one of the “Great Courses” series, comprised of 32 (45 minute) videos, each narrated by Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, M.D. of Montana State University. The 1st half of this course was presented in 8 sessions this fall. This 2nd half will be shown in 8 sessions of two videos each. Each video stands alone, covering the anatomy or physiology of a specific body system, so if someone missed a previous session, it will not be a critical issue in understanding a particular video.

Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there. We will meet in the Aspen Room, if it is available, and, if not, in the Canyon Room or the Grill. To defray room and setup fees, adults will be asked to donate $5/session, but children are free.

Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Event

Free Monthly Program


Tuesday, February 21st, 
7:00 pm


Topic: Children of Paradise: The Struggle For The Soul of Iran
Speaker: Laura Secor, Author and Journalist

In 1979, seemingly overnight—moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world—Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as of the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them.

With more than a decade of experience reporting on, researching, and writing about Iran, Laura Secor has observed this unprecedented history as a story of individuals caught up in the slipstream of their time, seizing and wielding ideas powerful enough to shift its course as they wrestle with their country’s apparatus of violent repression as well as its rich and often tragic history. Her latest book, considered essential reading at this moment when the fates of our countries have never been more entwined, Children of Paradise will stand as a classic of political reporting; an indelible portrait of a nation and its people striving for change.

Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Country Club prior to the program at 6:00 pm for $22 inclusive of tax and service charge. Call Mount Vernon Country Club for reservations at 303.526.0616.

Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00 pm

Ambassador Gary Grappo, Former US Ambassador to Oman and Deputy Chief of Mission,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Gary A. Grappo was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on March 6, 2006. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.

From November of 2003 to November of 2005, Mr. Grappo was Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor of the United States Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which includes the Embassy and Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran. Prior to his assignment to Riyadh, he served as Director of the Office of Regional and Economic Affairs in the Bureau of Near East Affairs of the Department of State in Washington, DC. During that assignment, he played a leading role in the establishment and implementation of the Middle East Partnership Initiative.

Mr. Grappo joined the Department in 1985. His first assignment was in Managua, Nicaragua as a consular and political officer. He was subsequently posted to Lisbon, Portugal as an Economic Officer. He then served in Washington DC, where he worked as an Economic and Commercial Office in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs and the Office of Newly Independent States, and as a Special Assistant to the Counselor of the Department and Under Secretary for Global Affairs. Following two years of Arabic language studies, he was posted to Amman, Jordan as Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs. After his tour in Jordan, Mr. Grappo served for three years as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman.

Mr. Grappo has received several Department awards, including three Superior Honor Awards--for his work on food relief and economic recovery during and after the fall of the Soviet Union, for his leadership role in the 1995 Amman Middle East North Africa Economic Summit, and for his work in the U.S. Government’s campaign against terrorism financing in the Middle East--as well as several group and individual Meritorious Honor Awards.

Mr. Grappo holds a BS in Mathematics from the U. S. Air Force Academy, MS in Geodesy and Survey Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Country Club prior to the program at 6:00 pm for $22 inclusive of tax and service charge. Call Mount Vernon Country Club for reservations at 303.526.0616.

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


“Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology” will be presented at Mount Vernon Country Club on Tuesday nights this fall and winter. This is one of the “Great Courses” series, comprised of 32 (45 minute) videos, each narrated by Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, M.D. of Montana State University. It will be shown in 16 sessions of two videos each.

The meetings will be on the 13th and 27th of September, the 4th, 11th and 25th of October and the 1st, 8th and 29th of November, with the 6th of December as a makeup day if we're snowed out for one of the meetings. The winter sessions calendar would be determined later. Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there.  Click here for more details.

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


“Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology” will be presented at Mount Vernon Country Club on Tuesday nights this fall and winter. This is one of the “Great Courses” series, comprised of 32 (45 minute) videos, each narrated by Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, M.D. of Montana State University. It will be shown in 16 sessions of two videos each.

The meetings will be on the 13th and 27th of September, the 4th, 11th and 25th of October and the 1st, 8th and 29th of November, with the 6th of December as a makeup day if we're snowed out for one of the meetings. The winter sessions calendar would be determined later. Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there.  Click here for more details.

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