Past Speakers - 2009

December 2009 Programs

December 7   New Members / Old Member Talk: Dennis Burns, Bruce Gee, Audrey Rust
December 14   West Bay Opera - Holiday Celebration
December 21   Club Assembly, President Ralph Adams presiding
December 28   DARK (No Meeting), Actually Sparkling and Bright

November 2009 Programs

November 2   Alain Enthoven, Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management (Emeritus) in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University: "Medicare and Medical Insurance"
November 9   Craig Harding, Tesla Motors: "The future of the Electric Car"
November 16   Big Game Exchange with Berkeley Rotary Club in Berkeley at His Lordship's Restaurant, 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710-1610
November 23   Heather Owen, Assistant Coach, Stanford Women’s Basketball
November 30   Colburn Wilbur, Climate Change

October 2009 Programs

October 5   Marcie Cox and Walt Hays report on PARC World Community
Service Project in Oaxaca, Mexico
October 12   Joseph Grundfest, Stanford Professor of Law and Business: "Financial Markets, Now What."
October 19   Jim Baer, CEO Premier Properties & Chop Keenan, CEO of Keenan Land Company: "Pro and con on Measure A: the proposed Palo Alto business license tax, on the November ballot."
October 26   Teru Kuwayama, Knight Fellow at Stanford: "Tribes vs Empires"

September 209 Programs

Sept.7   DARK, Labor Day
Sept. 14   Rotary District Governor, Loren Harper
Sept. 21   Russell Hancock – The State of Silicon Valley
Sept. 28   New Member Talks: Charles Cheng, Ginny Lear, and Jim Sutherland

August 2009 Programs

August 3   Sharon Tennison: "US and Russia Relations"
August 10   Bill Neukom, Managing General Partner, SF Giants
August 17   Linda Craighead, Public Arts Commission - Visuals and Controversy
August 24   Mark Hylkema, Archaeologist: "Early Palo Alto - Ohlone Indians"
August 31   Don Kennedy: "Dealing -- or not -- with the Climate Crisis"

July 2009 Programs

July 6   Ralph Adams: "The State of the Club"
July 13   Allan Satoloff: "The New JCC in Palo Alto"
July 20   Col. Felter: "Origins of Insurgency and Terrorism"
July 27   Greg Rosston: "Economic Policy in the Obama Administration"

June 2009 Programs

June 1   Dennis Boyle, Partner and Founding Member at IDEO : "Flight to Oshkosh"
June 8   Steve Levy, Director and Senior Economist of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE) : "When Will the Recession End in California and the Country"
June 15   New Member Talks - Terry Fatehi, Barb Mitchell, and Dave Thornton)
June 22   Andy Coe, Chief Govt. and Community Relations Officer, Stanford Hospital and Clinics; Sherri Sager, Chief Govt. Relations Officer, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital; Steve Emslie, Deputy City Manager, City of Palo Alto: "Understanding the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project"
June 29   DARK

May 2009 Programs

May 4   Harold Luft, Director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute: "Thinking Differently about Health Care Reform"
May 11   Dr. Robert Sapolsky : "Stress and the Brain"
May 18   John D. Ciorciaria, PhD from Oxford and Harvard, National Fellow at the Hoover Institution: "India's Arrival as a Great Power"
May 25   DARK, Memorial Day

April 2009 Programs

April 6   Jesse Cool, Restaurant Owner, Flea Street Café in Menlo Park and Cool Café, Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford campus: “The Farmer and the Cook-Who Are We in the Community”
April 13   Babak Dehghanpisheh, Stanford Knight Fellow: “The Challenges of Reporting from the Middle East: Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran”
April 20   Jeffry Walker, Executive Director, Community School of Music and Arts
April 27   Red Cross/Trish Bubenik:  “Be Red Cross Ready”

March 2009 Programs

March 2    New Member/Longtime Member Talks: Vera Kallmeyer and Ed Dangler/Mike McMahon
March 9   TBA
March 16   Rod Diridon: "High Speed Rail: International, US and California"
March 23   Dr. Robert Negrin: "Stem Cell Research"
March 30   Jim Keene: "State of the City"

February 2009 Programs

February 2   Dionne Bunsha, Knight Fellow
February 9   Dr. Jennifer Tremmel: "Women's Heart Health"
February 16   DARK, No Meeting
February 23   Ernie Mills: "Life of an Opera Star"

January 2009 Programs

January 4   John Ralston: "Life and Football"
January 11   Larry Diamond: "Democratic Institutions"
January 18   DARK, No Meeting
January 25   Bill Johnson: "News Publishing, Why are newspapers disappearing and why should we care?"