Past Speakers - 2018
   

December 2018 Programs

December 3   New Member Talks
December 10   Chris Lorway, Executive Director Stanford Live and Bing Hall: "Stanford Live and Its Role In the Community"
December 17   West Bay Opera
December 24   DARK - No meeting
     
   

November 2018 Programs

November 5   Ken Graham, Interim CEO of Mayview Health Clinic: "Methods for Delivering Care to the Poor"
November 12   Jim Keene, Palo Alto City Manager: "It's a Wonderful Life: A City Manager’s Reflections on the Past Decade and the Future"
November 19   Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus of Geography, UC Berkeley, and author "Pictures of a Gone City": "Pictures of a Gone City: Bay Area Prosperity and Inequality"
November 26   Judge Leonard Edwards, Retired, Santa Clara County Superior Court: "Speaking Up for a Child: The Child Advocate Program in Santa Clara County"
     
   

October 2018 Programs

October 1   Nadia Naik, co-founder of CARRD, Californians for Responsible Rail Design: "Caltrain Considerations for Palo Alto"
October 8   Gloria Hom and Liz Kniss: "Election Program - The California State Propositions"
October 15   Ben Threlkeld, Optometrist: "The Aging Eye"
October 22   Timothy Lundell, Rotary District Governor: "Rotary"
October 29   Steve Smith, Astronaut and Director of Space-related Enterprises: "Lessons Learned in Space"
     
   

September 2018 Programs

September 3   DARK - No Meeting
September 10   WCS presentation
September 17   Deborah Rhode, Stanford Law School Professor: "Cheating: Ethics and Law in Everyday Life"
September 24   City council candidates: Pat Boone, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth, Alison McCormack, Cory Wolbach: "Palo Alto City Council Candidates Forum"
     
   

August 2018 Programs

August 6   Victor Tsaran, Google Engineer, and Karo Caran: "Traveling through Countries and Cultures: Stories about Assumptions, Personal Strength, Empowerment and Success"
August 13   Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group: "Two Sides of the Same Coin: Housing and Traffic Solutions for Silicon Valley"
August 20   Michael McFaul, Professor of Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution: "Confronting Putin's Russia"
August 27   All Hands on Deck In-House Service Meeting: "Clothing and Necessities for Victims of Abuse Leaving the Hospital"
     
   

July 2018 Programs

July 2   DARK - No Meeting
July 9   Joshua Teitelbaum, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History at Bar-llan University, near Tel Aviv. Visiting Prof., Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute and Hoover Institution: "Making Sense of the Middle East: Tribes, Ethnicities, and Tribulations"
July 16   Daniel Sneider, Lecturer in East Asian Studies, and Visiting Scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University: "North Korea: The Path to Peace and to War"
July 23   Nancy Chan, Amy Andonian, and Karen Rohde: "New Member Talks"
July 30   Ginny Lear and the Board of Directors: "New President Program"
     
   

June 2018 Programs

June 4   Patrick Hunt, Archaeologist, Historian, Author, Lecturer at Stanford: "Hannibal's Secret Weapon"
June 11   Jorg Heinemann, Chief Commercial Officer at Primus Power: "The Clean Energy Revolution"
June 18   DARK - Debunking in evening
June 25   Don Morgan, Susan Lutter, Bill Busse: "Vocational/Long Time Member Talks"
     
   

May 2018 Programs

May 7   Jim Nadel, founder, artistic and executive director of Stanford Jazz Workshop: "Inside Jazz"
May 14   Martha Kanter, Executive Director of College Promise Campaign, Senior Fellow at New York University, and former Under Secretary of Education: "The College Promise"
May 21   Michael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law Schoo: "The Supreme Court in a Time of Division"
May 28   DARK - No Meeting
     
   

April 2018 Programs

April 2   Paolo Parigi, Stanford engineering professor and lead trust scientist at Airbnb: "Trust Me, I'm Reputable: Social Exchange in the Sharing Economy"
April 9   TheatreWorks Team: "Oskar Presentation"
April 16   Gary White, Climate Reality Leader: "Addressing the Climate Crisis"
April 23   Bill Liberatore and the Gunn Choir: "Choral Numbers"
April 30   Cmdr. Matthew Waldron, Executive Officer of the USCGC Stratton: "Counter Narcotics Operations, Coast Guard Intelligence Programs, and Weapons Controls"
     
   

March 2018 Programs

March 5   Liz Kniss, Mayor, City of Palo Alto: "State of the City"
March 12   Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor: "Listening to Trump's America, Bridging the Divide"
March 19   Dave Edlund - McCovey Cove Dave - SF Giants AT&T Park: "McCovey Cove - Fountain of Youth"
March 26   Molly O'Neal, Santa Clara County Public Defender: "Public Defense 101"
     
     
   

February 2018 Programs

Feb 5   Kate Paye, Associate Head Coach, Stanford Women's Basketball: "From Player to Coach, with Detours"
Feb 12   Medeleine Fackler, CIO, International Rescue Committee: "Personal Update on the Global Refugee Crisis"
Feb 19   DARK - No Meeting
Feb 26   Oana Marcu, Klaus Heinemann, Tony Adessa: "New Member Talks"
     
   

January 2018 Programs

Jan 1   DARK - No Meeting
Jan 8   Elizabeth Santana, Steve Emslie, Trish Bubenik: "Vocational/long time member talks"
Jan 15   All Hands On Deck Service Project - Canopy, tree planting
Jan 22   Bill Neukom, former managing general partner of SF Giants, and founder and CEO of the World Justice Project: "World Justice Project of the American Bar Association"
Jan 29   Lissa Kreisler, Morning Show Co-Host KBAY 1988-2016: "“Decades of Sunny Mornings”