Speaker Date Topic
Fran Ulmer, Board Chair, Nature Conservancy Oct 18, 2021
Why Do Rapid Changes in the Arctic Matter?
Mike Reynolds, Chair & WCS Committee Oct 25, 2021
Palo Alto Rotary's WCS Projects
Cal Mann, Rotarian & recent Peace Corps Volunteer Nov 01, 2021
Rotary- Peace Corps MOU

Cal Mann, member of Silicon Valley Rotary Club and recent Peace Corps Volunteer speaking about a memo of understanding between our two groups and collaboration

Ryan Brown, Rice University Nov 08, 2021
Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche

Ryan Brown is the Managing Director for Measurement at Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders. He was a professor of social psychology at The University of Oklahoma for almost 20 years, where he taught and conducted research on how people think, feel, and behave. While there, he helped establish the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing. After earning his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin, he briefly taught at Amherst College in Massachusetts before going to OU. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Having grown up in Alabama of Scotch-Irish descent, he has spent almost all of his life in “honor states,” an experience which no doubt has motivated and supported his research interests.

He has published dozens of empirical studies on human thought and behavior, from the impact of stereotypes on human cognition, to the psychology of forgiveness, to the socio-cultural dynamics of honor. His most recent publication is Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche.

Sara Cody, Director, Santa Clara Co. Health Nov 15, 2021
County experience with COVID-19

Sara Cody, Director, Santa Clara Co. Public Health

Palo Alto Rotary Members Nov 22, 2021
Long-time Member Talks
Scott McGrew, Business Reporter, NBC Bay Area Dec 06, 2021
Reporting on Bay Area Business

Scott McGrew is a news anchor and reporter for NBC Bay Area.

He also hosts the television show Press:Here, a weekly roundtable about entrepreneurship,  and Sand Hill Road, a podcast about venture capital.

Scott has been an eyewitness to a firing squad and chased greased pigs at the Iowa State Fair.

He is also a regular emcee and host for the Ernst and Young’s Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year, the Global CleanTech Forum, United Way and the Boy Scouts. He also helps foster excellent business journalism as a judge the UCLA’s Gerald Loeb awards.


Bill Liberatore, Gunn HS Choir Dec 13, 2021
Holiday Music Recorded

One of our most favorite programs is enjoying the Gunn HS Choir, led by Bill Liberatore. Zoom brings us the talented students bringing us the holiday spirit.

Ahmad Thomas, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Jan 10, 2022
The Pledge 25x25 Initiative and other Racial Justice and Equity programs of SVLG