Mount Vernon Canyon 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.
Yoga Nidra Workshop With Special Guest Instructor, Jeremy Wolf
Saturday, September, 29th, 1 - 3 pm, Open to the community!
(click here to register)
A charity benefit for Guatestar
Cost: $25 MVCC members, Open to the community for $35.
Jeremy’s interest in mind and body began with martial arts, and later meditation became his doorway into yoga. Jeremy received his initial yoga certification in India in Classical Yoga and has completed his 500hr certification through Rod Stryker’s school of ParaYoga. This restorative “inner-body” yoga uses a series of guided visualizations and deep relaxation techniques to move beyond the conditioned mind into a state of expanded self-awareness. Access to the deeper realms of the mind allows us to release the sources of tension, anxiety, unwanted habits, and self-limiting beliefs and to awaken our greatest inner potential. Part of the proceeds of this workshop will benefit GuateStar ~ Serving indigenous children in the Highlands of Guatemala, providing holistic programs teaching life skills, enabling employment and reducing suffering. Proceeds will help give the gift of education through a scholarship or by helping to build a school or medical facility, http://www.guatestar.org/
Register online or call Mount Vernon at 303.526.0616.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Monthly Lectures
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club prior to the program at 6 pm. The inclusive dinner price is $25.00. Call the Country Club for reservations at 303.526.0616. (https://www.coloradofoothillswac.org/)
September Topic: North Korea: One of America's Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges with Ambassador Christopher Hill (ret.)
Tuesday, September 18th
Optional Dinner: 6:00 pm, Lecture, 7:00 pm
Ambassador Christopher Hill will discuss recent challenges as the United States attempts to deal with North Korea, including the nation’s development of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons. Attention will be given, as well, to the role of South Korea and China in relations with North Korea. Analysis of the recent summit and political meetings will also be provided along with possible next steps. He will share his insights into how the world community can address these nuclear threats.
Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009 during which he was also the head of the US delegation to the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Earlier, He was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.
Hill is a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq, April 2009 until August 2010. Prior to Iraq, Previously he served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999) and Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). He also served as a Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the staff of the National Security Council, 1999-2000.
Former Dean of Josef Korbel School for International Studies at the University of Denver, he now serves as Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement & Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy.
October Speaker: Consul General of Canada
Tuesday, October 16th
Optional Dinner: 6:00 pm, Lecture, 7:00 pm
Consul General Lessard has been in charge of the Canadian Consulate in Denver since August 2016. In this position, he represents the trade, economic and political interests of Canada in the Rocky Mountain West. Prior to his arrival in Denver, he served in senior positions in Health Canada, the Canadian Space Agency and with Global Affaires Canada’s Global Partnership Program where he focused on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Today Canada is at the center of attention in several areas critically important to the United States. Among them are the newly instituted tariffs, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and a major human rights dispute with Saudi Arabia. Consul General Lessard earned his BCL from the University of Montreal, his LLM in Air and Space Law from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.