Past Speakers - 2010

December 2010 Programs

December 6   New Members / Old Member Talk: Michael Repka, Dick Bush / Bob Bulmore
December 13   Kevin Skelly ,PA Superintendent of Schools: "Palo Alto Education: Navigating the Iceberg"
December 20   West Bay Opera, Holiday Program
December 27   DARK (No Meeting), Actually Sparkling and Bright

November 2010 Programs

November 1   Ronald Lynn, Director of Player Development-Stanford Football
November 8   Joe Simitian: "Disconnected: Is Democracy Still Doable?” Have the American public and the institutions that represent them reached such a level of alienation that conventional notions of democracy are still viable?
November 15   Steve Player, Big Game Social w. Berkeley Club (Palo Alto)
November 22   New Members / Old Member Talks: Sam Gordon, Sue Hartenbaum, and Duane Kalar
November 29   Mark Blumenkranz, M.D.: "The Eye in Health and Disease: Vision Care and Science at the Eye Institute at Stanford."

October 2010 Programs

October 4   Walt Hays, Art Stauffer, and Cindy Wilbur: "World Community Service"
October 11   Gloria Hom and Ginny Lear: "State and County Initiatives"
October 18   Dr. Bharat Pandya: "Rotary Foundation - Partners in Service"
October 25   Sahar Ghazi, "Knight Fellow/Pakistan"

September 2010 Programs

Sept.6   DARK, Labor Day
Sept. 13   Rich Casey, Los Altos Rotary: "Child AIDS Prevention in Africa"
Sept. 20   New Member Talks: Chaiti Chatterjee, Mark Stevenson, and Jocelyn Villaruz
Sept. 27   Linda Thor, Chancellor of the Foothill-DeAnza College District: "A Newcomer's Perspective on California Higher Education: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

August 2010 Programs

August 2   Roger Hassler, Rotary District 5170 Governor: "District Governor's Talk"
August 9   Gerald Uelmen, SCU Law School Former Dean: "California's Dysfunctional Death Penalty Law"
August 16   Mark Garcia, Lieutenant (retired), Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and Primary Undercover Agent for the FBI'sOperation : “Matrix” "Are We Winning? (and the answer will surprise you)."
August 23   New Member Talks: Christina Chu, Roseanne Fairty, and Don Morgan
August 30   John Etchemendy, Provost, Stanford University: "Why U. S. Universities the Envy of the World (and Can We Maintain Our Advantage)."

July 2010 Programs

July 5   DARK, Observing Independence Day
July 12   Bill Sherry, Director of Aviation: "San Jose Airport Today"
July 19   Dr. William Dement, Stanford: "Sleep Disorders"
July 26   Bob Scott, Stanford: "The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral"

June 2010 Programs

June 7   Ron Davis: "Is technology the answer to reduce healthcare cost and improve care quality?"
June 14   New Member Talks: Karen Kienzle, Dave Price, & Katie Seedman
June 21   Cary Rosenzweig, IMVU: "Why a Virtual Dress is More Real Than a Box of Tide: Notes from the Virtual Front Line"
June 28   De-Bunking of Commanding Officer: Ralph Adams @ Michael's at Shoreline From 6 - 9 pm (Lunch Meeting is DARK)

May 2010 Programs

May 3   Russ Jones: "The 'War on Drugs' is a public policy failure: America should end drug prohibition"
May 10   John Hoyte: "Over the Alps with an elephant, in Hannibal's tracks"
May 17   Delores Carr/Jeff Rosen: "District Attorney's race debate"
May 24   Bob Hertzberg, Former chairman of CA Democratic Party: "California Forward, No Choice but Change: How California Forward is developing responsible bipartisan governance reform to make CA work again"
May 31   DARK, Memorial Day

April 2010 Programs

April 1   Advance Reservations ~ Martha Kanter Luncheon at Flint Center 11:30 am - 2 pm
April 5   James MacGregor, Biz Journal Editor: "The future of job growth in Silicon Valley"
April 12   Assembly Candidates Kishimoto, Gordon, Becker: "June Primary Debate" moderated by Dave Price
April 19   Christine Larson, Knight Fellow Speaker and published author: "How will you use your influence? Women, Men, Money and Social Change"
April 26   Jim Keene, City Manager: "State of the City"

March 2010 Programs

March 1   Tom Gracon: "Population & Fertility Rates"
March 8   Helen Quinn, SLAC Physicist: "The Evolution of the Universe"
March 22   Shashank Joshi, M.D.: "Teen Suicide in Palo Alto"
March 29   Reed Holderman: "Plans for the Great Park"

February 2010 Programs

February 1   Mary Greenwood, Public Defenders Office
February 8   Marilyn Yalom: "400 Years of US History through Cemeteries"
February 15   Mike Wallace: "Lincoln's Greatest Speeches"
February 22   Michael Gennette: "Autism"

January 2010 Programs

January 4   Nancy Morioka-Douglas, M.D. Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Stanford: "Getting Started with a Healthy New Year"
January 11   Justin Arenstein, Stanford Knight Fellow, publisher and CEO, African Eye News Service (AENS) and HomeGrown Magazines, Nelspruit, South Africa: "Current Political Crisis in South Africa"
January 18   Sam Savage, PhD, founder and president of AnalyCorp Inc; Consulting Professor at Stanford, husband of Daryl: "Understanding Risk and Probability"
January 25   Hon. LaDoris Cordell, retired as Superior Court Judge and as Special Counselor to the President for Campus Relations at Stanford, legal analyst for CBS-5: "Blow and Go"