Past Speakers - 2016

December 2016 Programs

Dec 5   Cyrille Betant, Diana Diamond, Dick Mansfield: "Vocational/Long Time Member Talks"
Dec 12   Steve Phillips, Hydrogeologist, USGS: "Managing Ground Water in California"
Dec 19   Jose Luis and West Bay Opera Singers: Musical Program
Dec 26   DARK

November 2016 Programs

Nov 7   Matt Doyle, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Director of Football Operations, Stanford: "College Football"
Nov 14   Paul Saffo, Consulting Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford: "The Mythic Origins of Silicon Valley Innovation"
Nov 21   Chris Bischof, Founder and Principal, Eastside College Preparatory School: "Closing the Achievement Gap: Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned"
Nov 28   Linda Shore, Executive Director, Astronomical Society of the Pacific: "Astronomy and Science Education"

October 2016 Programs

Oct 3   Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford: "How Our Decision Making Changes with Age"
Oct 10   Jeff Orth, District Governor: "Rotary International and District 5170"
Oct 17   Candidates for Palo Alto City Council
Oct 24   Ellen S. Kreitzberg, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University: "Understanding Capital Punishment"
Oct 31   Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford U., and Director, Geriatrics Concierge Center, Stanford School of Medicine: "A Tragedy in-Waiting: Overmedications in Elderly Population"

September 2016 Programs

Sept 5   DARK
Sept 12   Laurence Baker, Professor and Chief of Health Services Research, Stanford University: "Where is the Health Care System Headed?"
Sept 19   Liz Kniss and Gloria Hom:"State Initiatives - An Overview"
Sept 26   Tim Watson, Chair, World Community Service Committee, Palo Alto Rotary: "Our Club’s Global Grants Projects 2016-2017"

August 2016 Programs

Aug 1   Bill Guttentag, Double Oscar-winning Writer-Producer-Editor, Stanford Business School: "Hollywood & Silicon Valley - A Marriage of Love and Suspicion Creating the Future of Entertainment"
Aug 8   Bruce Gee, Karen Kienzle, Mike Mcmahon: Vocational Talks
Aug 15   All Hands On Deck - Community Service Project
Aug 22   Dennis Burns, Chief of Police, Palo Alto: "Palo Alto Police Policies"
Aug 29   Ann Killion, Sports Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle, and author

July 2016 Programs

July 4   DARK
July 11   Brian Steen - New Club President
July 18   Hank Greely, Director of Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences: "The End of Sex:Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Biotech"
July 25   Becky Sanders, Palo Alto Media Center: "Mastering Smart Phone Photography - a Hands-on Practicum"

June 2016 Programs

June 6   Linda Adler, MPH, MA: "Beyond Advocacy: What You Really Need to Know to Successfully Manage Your Healthcare"
June 13   New Member Talks
June 20   Jeanne Tsai, Stanford Psychology Professor: "How Culture Shapes Our Feelings: Implications for Happiness and Other Important Things"
June 27   DARK

May 2016 Programs

May 2   Steven Adelsheim, MD, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
May 9   Clive Berkman, Executive Chef at Garden Court Hotel: "Culinary and Gastronomic Trends"
May 16   Jim Colton, Photographer: "What it's Like to be Stranded on an Island with Fidel Castro"
May 23   Assembly Candidates' Forum: Candidates for State Assembly, District 24
May 30   DARK

April 2016 Programs

April 4   Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of"The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing": "Islamophobia for fun and Profit"
April 11   Adam Levin, Chairman and Co-Founder, & Identity Theft 911: "Swiped: How To Protect Yourself In A World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves"
April 18   Bill Liberatore and the Gunn Choir: Musical Program
April 25   Anthony David Wagner, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Stanford University: "Media Multi-tasking: Are There Effects on Attention, Memory, and the Brain?"

march 2016 Programs

March 7   Gary Griggs, PhD., UCSC Director of Marine Sciences: "Climate Change and the California Coast"
March 14   Richard Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University: "Odysseus in Silicon Valley: Archaic Hero for a Contemporary World"
March 21   Nelson Pedreiro, Director, Science and Technology, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center: "Driving the Future Through Innovation."
March 28   Jerry Kaplan, Entrepreneur and Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics:"The Social and Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence."

February 2016 Programs

February 1   Julie Lythcott-Haims, author, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford:"How to Raise an Adult"
February 8   Vocational/ Long-Time Member Talks: John Barton, Pam Brandin, and Dana Tom
February 15   DARK
February 22   Keith Devlin, Stanford math professor and NPR's "Math Guy": "Classroom Ed Tech: Hype, Myth, Wishful Thinking and Some Glimmers of Hope No One Yet Understands."
February 29   Eduardo Bunge Ph.D., Associate Professor, Palo Alto University: "Using Technology to Strengthen Resiliency in Students"

January 2016 Programs

January 4   Vocational/ Long-Time Member Talks
January 11   Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, Neurosurgery Professor, Stanford School of Medicine: "The Fog of Concussion"
January 25   Jeffrey Fisher, Professor of Law, Stanford University: "US Supreme Court"