Pat D.

Location:

Ossining, NY
Hometown: Briarcliff/Ossining

Member since:

December 1, 2011

What about NY Culture Club interests you?

I love learning about other countries, cultures. I am particularly interested in learning about European countries---Eastern Europe in particular. There are wonderful stories there. Stories of bravery, stalwartness, and of course, coming into the 21st century after years behind the iron curtain.

What cultures are you interested in studying?

I am very interested in the culture and history of the Czech Republic. This tiny country has been pushed, pulled and yanked from pillar to post by the Germans and Russians. BUT before this unfortunate time, they had a rich and proud history as a monachary and republic.

Do you have personal knowledge of or connections to that culture, and would you be interested in organizing/leading an event? (Leading an event is purely based on interest and not required.)

I had the good fortune to spend a summer there three years ago teaching English to adult learners. During my time there, I made lovely Czech friends and learned much about their history. Ths is a country that essentially missed the entire 20th century because it was behind the iron curtain. But now, it's growing and becoming a destination country.

How frequently do you envision attending NY Culture Club events?

This will depend upon WHEN and where they are held. Because I live in Westchester and I get up extremely early in order to get to work, I cannot attend meetups that meet during the week. I am willing and able to attend during weekends. If meetings are held then, I could commit to attending most meetings.

Who recommended you to Culture Club? Do you know any current members?

No answer yet

Introduction

My name is Pat DeCarlo and I am a public school teacher of children on the Autism spectrum. I live in Westchester County. I am over 50 years of age and love all kinds of activities. I do not have a facebook account so I don't have a photo now.


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