Kahoot!! BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, May 29, 5 pm

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Kahoot! Quiz

Time:  Saturday, May 29, 5 pm BA time

What?   It’s not really hard at all — patience!!  You will be glad!!

A BAIN Downtown fun and interactive on-line quiz, hosted by Stephen & Philip (from UK and based in SoHo) as the quiz masters.  It will last 30-40 minutes with additional time for getting up and running on the game.

Before starting you must have access to a SMART cell phone or tablet and a lap top/notebook/MacBook.  Both need to have an active internet connection.  Explanation below.

The quiz will be a mixture of questions — general knowledge, current affairs, history, music, films and sports. And the answers be multiple choice, one word typed answers, or true/false. We will have a couple of sample questions at the beginning, to help us all get on board.

When?

Saturday, 29 May, at 5 pm Argentine time. Use the usual zoom link and password or email tonilin@aol.com and she will send them to you.

How?

The key thing to remember is that for this quiz, the quiz questions appear on your lap top/tablet and then you will enter your answers on a separate phone/ device.

To get started — first download and activate the free “Kahoot !” application on your phone/tablet (use either App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android devices). Please take a little time to do this a day or so before the meeting, so you have the time to deal with any technical glitches. Each person playing will need to download the Kahoot app onto their device. The app will ask you a few basic questions and ask you to create a username nickname – be creative!

Toni will be starting the BAIN zoom video conference in the normal way and you will then see the quiz questions appear as part of the BAIN zoom meeting, in exactly the normal way and then the BAIN May 2021 Quiz fun begins J

Questions – Feel free to contact Stephen on stephen_meechan_uk@hotmail.com 

Virtual Book Group Meeting – June 8th – 1 pm

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The June book is Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine.  The meeting will be on Google Meets at 1 pm, June 8. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To receive the meeting ID, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below. Hope to see you there.

July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019

Virtual Book Group Meeting – May 11 – 1 pm

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The May book is Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner.  The meeting will be on Google Meets at 1 pm, the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To receive the meeting ID, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below. Hope to see you there.

June Treasure Island!!! Sara Levine 172 pages – 2011
July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019

Zoom Book Group Meeting – April 13 – 1 pm

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The April book is A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.  It is  long one, so you are forewarned.  Read as much as  you can. 

As always, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm, this month on April 13. We will probably be meeting on Google Meets, so stat tuned. Please email tonilin@aol.com for details.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below.

Hope to see you there.

May Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner 181 pages, 2011
June Treasure Island!!! Sara Levine 172 pages – 2011
July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, March 27, 5 pm

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  The Magic of Peninsula Valdés

Time:  Saturday, March 27, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for an engaging discussion about the magic of Peninsula Valdés, and the excitement and challenges of developing projects in countries like Argentina. Sharilyn Amy (bio below) will share what inspires her to invest and the floor will be open to any and all questions about the region or the projects underway!

Sharilyn will share drone footage of the orcas in their element.  She will give us an insider’s view of this unique wildlife reserve in Patagonia, Argentina.  Your best opportunity to ask questions before you travel to this amazing province.

Sharilyn Amy, MBA

Sharilyn is the developer, co-owner and operator of an award-wining eco-hotel in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site and wildlife reserve in Patagonia, Argentina, Océano Patagonia: Wild Coast Residence. www.oceanopatagonia.com. She spent the first years of her career working in communications for the oil and gas sector before transitioning to the Red Cross, where she managed disaster response communications, publicity and government relations strategies around the globe. She then founded Go-To Group, a strategic planning, research and facilitation consultancy. Among other leading-and-learning-edge strategic leadership offers, her team specialized in community economic development (CED), social enterprise, and M&A in the social services, charity, education and NGO sectors. In 2012, Sharilyn took a leave of absence from her work to spend some time in Argentina, where she quickly fell in love with the culture and the challenges of doing business and making a difference within this complex society. After supporting the development of a CED tourism project in the mountains of Patagonia, she joined her Argentine business partner to develop socially and environmentally responsible luxury accommodation in Peninsula Valdés, Chubut, Argentina. Most recently, Sharilyn and another Argentine business associate have created ElementPatagonia, an initiative to help Argentine artisans reach broader markets. She has been awarded the Women of Inspiration – Humanitarian award in Canada and recognized with an Alumni Achievement award from Mount Royal University. Sharilyn often speaks to groups interested in development and social enterprise. She also enjoys coaching young entrepreneurs. For more information, you can contact her directly via: LinkedIn, sharilyn@oceanopatagonia.com, or on WhatsApp at +54 9 11 51586125.

Walking tour of Recoleta — Sunday March 21 — 4 pm

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Recoleta Neighborhood

Walking Tour


Join us for this walking tour in the neighbourhood of Recoleta. We will walk through the surroundings of the Cemetery of Recoleta and learn about the National Library, The cathedral of Las Heras Avenue, the parks and famous monuments and sculptures.

date: Sunday, 21st, March 2021
time: 4 p.m.
cost: 600 pesos per person (with bank transfer) or 650 pesos paid with Mercado Pago.
payment: in advanceduration: 2 hours

language: English


*participants will be asked to wear masks and keep social distance during the tour.

information/sign up: please contact  ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

meeting point: at the exit of Las Heras Station, subway line H (corner of Avenida Las Heras and Avenida Pueyrredón)

Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up. No exceptions, please

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Zoom Book Group Meeting – March 9 – 1 pm

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The March book is Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.  As always, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm, this month on March 9. The Zoom sign on is the same as always. If you need the link sent to you, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below.

Hope to see you there.

       
       
April A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 544 pages, 2004
May Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner 181 pages, 2011
June Treasure Island!!! Sara Levine 172 pages – 2011
July 21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari — non-fiction 372 pages, 2019
August Train Dreams  Denis Johnson 116 pages, 2012  
September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019

Zoom Monthly Social — January 29 at 9 pm Buenos Aires Time

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Presentation by Celia Criseo — Cordoba’s Beauty

Join BAIN Downtown for our month end social.  Let’s travel to Cordoba with BAIN Member Celia Criseo.  Celia will show us her inside view of the Province of Cordoba. It is a province in the center of Argentina. Its climate and landscape of mountains and foothills will draw you in.

Cordoba has been known for its history since the times of the Jesuits  The capital city and surrounding countryside are filled with landmarks.

Zoom meeting details:  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.  Same as last month and the month before and the month before and …

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting on Zoom
Time: January 29, 9:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

 

Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, January 12 at 1 pm

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I​n January we will be discussing Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips . The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 12 on Zoom.  Watch for the possibility of a platform change.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive information to join.  

The list of books to be discussed in 2021 will be posted shortly.  The February book is shown below.  We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

February 2021 On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, 256 pages, published 2019

 

Gather for Dinner and a Drink! Tuesday, December 15 — Recoleta Grand Hotel — 8 pm

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RSVP now, since places are limited for this socially distanced open air mini-gathering. Tuesday, December 15
RECOLETA GRAND Hotel Las Heras 1745, CABA
Time:  gather at 7:30 pm
Aprox cost:  $ 1.500 + drinks

The meeting will be in the terrace restaurant.


Questions and RSVP to tonilin@aol.com before Monday noon

BAIN Downtown Zoom Early Monthly Social — December 18 at 9 pm Buenos Aires Time

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Presentation by Gary Graf — Arctic 2

Join BAIN Downtown for our month end social.  Let’s participate in an Arctic Adventure.  Gary Graf will be our guide through this part of his exciting past.  On Zoom.  Spoiler Alert — there will be polar bears!

Zoom meeting details:  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.  Same as last month and the month before and the month before and …

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting on Zoom
Time: December 18, 9:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, December 8 at 1 pm

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Mario Vargas Llosa Aunt Julia And The ScriptwriterI​n December we will be discussing Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llosa. The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 8 on Zoom.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  If you are new to Zoom, email tonilin@aol.com to arrange a test run.

The list of books to be discussed the first two months of 2021 is below.  New meeting time!!  We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

Future reads:

January 2021 — Disappearing Earth by  Julia Phillips, 262 pages, published 2019

February 2021 — On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, 256 pages, published 2019

Zoom BAIN Downtown Monthly Social — November 27 at 9 pm Buenos Aires Time

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Presentation by Gary Graf — Arctic 1

Join BAIN Downtown for our month end social.  Let’s participate in an Arctic Adventure.  Gary Graf will be our guide through this part of his exciting past.  On Zoom.  

Zoom meeting details:  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.  Same as last month and the month before and the month before and …

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting on Zoom
Time: November 27, 9:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

Zoom Tour — Calle Florida — Saturday, November 21 6 pm

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Florida street 
-where to go and what to see-virtual tour
Join us for this virtual tour to the iconic Florida Street, the most famous pedestrian mall in Buenos Aires


We will learn about the history of the street and the different places we can visit and even pay attention to venues that might pass unnoticed to a quick eye. Florida St can be a very busy street during the weekdays or an easy-to-walk way in Buenos Aires on a Sunday morning with a lot to offer to locals and tourists.

Presentation mode: The presentation will be given via Zoom where the participants will be asked to keep their microphones off during the presentation. Questions can be written in the chat section of the app and they will be read and answered at the end of the presentation by the speaker, orally. 
Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up. No exceptions, please. In the event that you miss the presentation for any reason (including technical problems on your end) the speaker will be happy to share a video of the presentation with you.

date: Saturday, 21st, November 2020time: 6 p.m. Buenos Aires time
cost: 550 pesos per person
payment: Via bank transfer or MercadoPagotype of course: online presentation via Zoom
duration: 1.5 hours
language: English
information/sign up: please contact  ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

Information from Final Tramites Zoom Meeting, May 15, 2020

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Have questions about the laws and protocols of getting your affairs in order here in Argentina?  Want to know more about end of life issues in Buenos Aires?

On May 15, on Zoom, BAIN member Helen Wilkie facilitated a 3-part presentation. Family lawyer Laura Falabella and her partner Alejandro Breit presented Argentine succession and testamentary requirements, Helen Wilkie presented a summary of funeral information, and Cliff Williamson talked about transportation of goods and remains.  A question-and-answer period followed.

As a reference for attendees and those who want resources to learn more, see below video of the Final Tramites Zoom session, and (below that) links to pdfs the participants provided.

Food Delivery??

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For those of you in Buenos Aires, we thought you might like to share some food delivery experiences we have had.  Share yours on the BAIN Downtown Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/pages/Buenos-Aires-International-Newcomers-BAIN-Downtown/105505852875711).

Here are two of mine (neither BAIN DT nor I have any financial relationship with these sources):

Cheeky Bag — food comes in plastic bags to boil for 10 minutes or so.  Contact English speaker owner Mike Scrimshaw at WhatsApp +54 9 11 6918 0818.  Each main plus side is AR$600.  Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Chicken Tinga, Coconut Curry, Thai Red Curry, Jerk Pork & Gravy.  We liked the Beef and Coq au Vin!!

Milena Pasta — order at PedidosYa.  Great pasta, great selection, great sauces (we are partial to the mushroom sauce).

I know you are foodies, so please enjoy and share.

Share your favorites with us on the BAIN DT FaceBook page.

Best.

Toni

Some Sources of Information

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We are certainly missing getting together with you.  Here are some sources and information that you might find useful in this time of social distancing.  Just in case these are useful for you.  Stay healthy, stay in, stay connected.  So hope to see you soon, even if only virtually.
Your BAIN Downtown Board

Official Information/Restrictions on Argentine Social Isolation

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/coronavirus/aislamiento

US Expats To Receive Coronavirus Stimulus Payments

Buenos Aires Times
The Bubble

Cancellation of BAIN DT Events for March and Until Further Notice

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Dear BAIN Downtown Members:

The challenging and changing coronavirus conditions we are experiencing have led the BAIN Board to the conclusion that all BAIN Downtown events for the month of March will be cancelled. For planning purposes, please assume that all BAIN Downtown events for the near future are cancelled. When the situation changes, we will notify you of the resumption of events as usual.

That said, use your own judgement about getting together as you feel comfortable.

Stay tuned for updates, and stay well.

Best wishes,
BAIN Downtown Board of Directors

Monthly Social — Recoleta Grand Hotel — Friday, March 27 — 6 – 8 pm

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The March Social will be held at the Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745.  Please join us on Friday, March 27 from 6 to 8 pm.  Meet the many new members and greet those who are back in town.

At the social, BAIN Downtown members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer.

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745, CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

P.S.  Two more things.  The photo contest and the BAIN Survey!!  Please give us your input.  baindowntown@gmail.com.

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, April 24, 5 pm

 

BAIN DT Zoom

Monthly Zoom Meeting

Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Catch Up

Time:  Saturday, April 24, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for a Catch Up.  Sorry about the last minute notice.  If you can be at the Zoom meeting, it would be so good to see you.  Share what you’ve been doing, plans you have, things you have watched, things you have read, things you plan to read. 

Next month we will have a game to play together put together by BAIN members, so be sure to hold May 29 free for that.

Zoom Monthly Social — February 27 — Saturday at 5 pm Buenos Aires Time

 

Join BAIN Downtown for our unique time and day of the month end social. This month only, we are changing the time and day, in hopes that as many members as possible can participate in the discussion.

The program is also a first.  Below is a link to an old (35 years old) movie that many many Argentines consider a classic.  You will find it a bit dated but very Argentine.  It has English subtitles.  Since many of you are studying Spanish, it may serve many purposes.

Watch as little or as much as you want.  Come with thoughts to share.  Info to join the Zoom talk is the same as always.  I’ll send it to you if you email me a request, tonilin@aol.com  

 

 

Zoom Book Group Meeting – February 9 – 1 pm

The February book is On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.  As always, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm, this month on February 9. The Zoom sign on is the same as always. If you need the link sent to you, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 20a21 appears below. We meet on the second Hope to see you there.

FebruaryOn Earth We’re Briefly GorgeousOcean Vuong256 pages, 2019  
MarchConvenience Store WomanSayaka Murata, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori176 pages, 2018
AprilA Short History of Nearly EverythingBill Bryson544 pages, 2004
MayLeaving the Atocha StationBen Lerner181 pages, 2011
JuneTreasure Island!!!Sara Levine172 pages – 2011
July21 lessons for the 21st centuryYuval Harari — non-fiction372 pages, 2019
AugustTrain Dreams Denis Johnson116 pages, 2012  
SeptemberShuggie BainDouglas Stuart384 pages, 2020
OctoberThe Dutch HouseAnne Patchett352 pages, 2019
NovemberMargaret the First Danielle Dutton160 pages, 2016
DecemberOne True Thing Anna Quindlen289 pages, 1994
JanuaryA Pale View of HillsKazuo Ishiguro192 pages, 1982
FebruaryLands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk RoadKate Harris – non-fiction320 pp, 2019