Past Speakers - 2013

December 2013 Programs

December 2   Tom North, "True North" – The Shocking Truth about Yours Mine and Ours
December 9   Tanya Peterson, Executive Director San Francisco Zoo
December 16    West Bay Opera
December 23   DARK, Happy Holidays to all
December 30   DARK, Actually Sparkling and Bright with New Year Celebrations

November 2013 Programs

November 4   Aimee Ferris-Rotman, Stanford University Knight Fellow, Women's Struggles in Afghanistan During the War
November 11   Fred Luskin, Director, Stanford University Forgiveness Project, The Art of Forgiveness
November 18   Vocational Talks: Tony Carrasco, Andy Coe, Judy Kleinberg
November 25   Martin Hellman, Stanford Professor of Electrical Engineering, NSA Domestic Spying: Boon or Bane

October 2013 Programs

Oct. 7   Becky Beacom, Manager, Health Education, PAMF, The Picture of Health
Oct. 14   Rotary Partners in Service (10-15 Minutes), and The Palo Alto Art Center and the Power of Participation by Karen Kienzle
Oct. 2   Tim Tosta, Palliative Care
Oct. 28   District Governor, Angie Hassler

September 2013 Programs

Sept. 2   Dark, Celebrating Labor Day
Sept. 9   Stuart Crabb, Dr. for Learning and Development, Facebook,OMG! They R Heare! Engaging Generations X,Y and Z
Sept. 16   Supervisor Joe Simitian, State of the County
Sept. 23   Tony Kovaleski, Chief Investigative Reporter, Inside the Investigative Unit at NBC Bay Area
Sept. 30   Walt Hays, Rotary World Community Service

August 2013 Programs

August 5   Peter Pirnejad, City of Palo Alto Development Services Director
August 12   Professor Takeo Hoshi, Senior Fellow at Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center of Stanford University and Glen Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China, Abenomics and beyond: Prospects and pitfalls for Japan
August 19   Club Assembly, Steve Emslie
August 26   Bernard Muir, Director of Athletics, Stanford University

July 2013 Programs

July 1   Dark, No Meeting ~ Celebrating United States Independence Day
July 8   Dr. Kevin Danaher, Co-Founder of Global Exchange
July 15   New Member Talks - Brian Hurwick, Neil Rauschhuber, and Longtime Member, John Kidd
July 22   State Senator Jerry Hill, A Peek Under the Capitol Dome
July 29   Philip Yun, North Korea: A Personal Journey

June 2013 Programs

June 3   Catherine Crystal Foster, College Education: Trends and Challenges Facing California Youth
June 10   DARK, Debunking President Hal
June 17   Michael Kirst, State Policy to Implement Common Core Standards in Education
June 24   Joel Brinkley, Foreign Policy Update

May 2013 Programs

May 6   Jocelyn Villaruz, Mend A Broken Heart Project
May 13   George Koo, What is Happening in China Today
May 20   New Member Talks, Henrietta Burroughs, Zack Hou, and Mel Matsumoto
May 27   DARK, Memorial Day Observed

April 2013 Programs

April 1   Pat Dwyer, It Doesn't Take A Genius: The Need for Collaboration between our Justice and Mental Health Systems
April 8   Melissa Chan, Knight Fellow, Reporting on China for Al Jazeera
April 15   Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff, The State of the City
April 22   Russ Hancock, President/CEO Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Topic TBA
April 29   Emma Seppala, Associate Director, Stanford Center For Compassion, Altruism and Education, Compassion and Service

March 2013 Programs

March 4   Joe McNamara, Former Police Chief, San Jose, Crime in Silicon Valley
March 11   Susan Lutter (Club Member), Rotary in Cameroon
March 18   Los Altos Main Street Singers
March 25   Gerald Uelmen, Santa Clara University Law Professor,
The Conscience of a Criminal Defense Lawyer

February 2013 Programs

February 4   Larry Gerston, Professor of Political Science, San Jose State, Post-Election/2013 Political Update
February 11   Eric Westervelt, Knight Fellow, North Africa Experiences
February 18   Thomas Phillips, Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, "California's Supreme Court:  Even Stranger Than Texas"
February 25   Laurie Smith, Sheriff, Santa Clara County, Topic: TBD

January 2013 Programs

January 7   Susan Lutter, Rotary in Cameroon
January 14   Mel Matsumoto, Executive Director Channing House, Retirement/Aging in Place
January 21   Michelle Chappel, PhD, Ten Keys to Creativity, Inspiration, and Innovation
January 28   Professor Larry Lessig, Harvard University, Corruption of Money in Our Political System