As Europe teeters on the edge of financial meltdown, the U.S. economy slogs along through the doldrums, unemployment seems to be stuck at 9%. So our December Strategic Objectives Workshop will focus on Boom and Bust, Financial Cycles and Human Prosperity. Our guest speaker is Alex J. Pollock, a veteran of 35 years in banking including 13 years as CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Mr. Pollock knows that downturns “can be frightening,” but he’s convinced that freedom is worth the price of economic volatility. Be prepared for a very important message.