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April 7th, 2015- Speaker – Mary Walshok

Mary Lindenstein Walshok Ph.D. She is the author of more than 100 articles and reports on regional innovation, the role of research institutions in regional economies and workforce development. She has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and articles on the world of work, including: Blue Collar Women (1981), Knowledge […]

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March 31st, 2015- Speaker- Christopher Yanov & students from Reality Changers – How $300 Became $100,000,000 (and What’s Next)

Recently named one of the most-admired CEOs by the San Diego Business Journal and one of San Diego’s new civic power brokers by San Diego Magazine, Christopher Yanov raised and awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to inner-city students before turning 30 years old. Mr. Yanov earned four college degrees in […]

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March 24th, 2015- Speaker – Steven Schick- Conductor – La Jolla Symphony

Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. For forty years he has championed contemporary music by commissioning or premiering more than 150 new works. He was the founding percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars (1992-2002) and served as Artistic […]

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March 13th. 2015 Speaker – Gary London – The London Group Realty Advisors- A status report on the San Diego Economy, Real Estate and Resources and will include topics on water, Paseo and Qualcom

  Gary London is President of London Group Realty Advisors, providing market analyses, economic and financial analysis, strategies and capital access to investors, lenders and developers. Mr. London is well known as counsel to many of the nation’s successful real estate players and entities holding real property assets. He has […]

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Feb 17th. 2015 Speaker – Stephen Larsen – OpenWorm Project

Check out an Article on the OpenWorm Project Here.   Check Out Stephen Larsen’s OpenWorm Science Website Here.    

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Jan 27th. 2015 Speaker: Jeremy Sidell – PATH

Jeremy Sidell joined the PATH Family of Agencies in July, 2009 as the Chief Development Officer. Jeremy oversees Development and Communications for all of the PATH agencies. Jeremy has 13 years of fundraising and program development experience for diverse organizations, including Cure Autism Now, the United Way of Greater Los […]

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Feb 24th-Speaker- Barbara Bry- Blackbird Ventures- San Diego: A Good Place for Your Start-up to End Up?

Barbara Bry has been a successful entrepreneur in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Currently, she is the chief operating officer of Blackbird Ventures that invests in and incubates early stage tech companies, and she and her husband Neil Senturia write a weekly column on innovation and entrepreneurship for U-T […]

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Feb. 3rd- Speaker – Tom Karlo- KPBS General Manager – KPBS: Where News Matters

Tom Karlo has been KPBS’ general manager since February 2009, but his career at KPBS began in 1973 as a part time assistant while attending San Diego State University. Tom is the 5th general manager in KPBS’ history. Prior to becoming general manager, he served as associate general manager for […]

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Feb 10th, 2015 Speaker – Rob Pace: “Travel the High Road of Feedback”

Rob Pace is a thought leader on business strategy, culture and innovation. Rob founded Goodsnitch, a feedback and recognition company, in 2012 with the mission of using technology for good. The Goodsnitch mobile app was released in August 2013 and has revealed extremely positive trends using its fast feedback method. […]

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Jan. 23, 2015 Speaker: Luis Giay, Rotary International President 1996-97

Luis Vicente Giay, born in Arrecifes, Argentina, is a certified public accountant who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He owns an accounting firm and is a member of the board of directors of several businesses, including Giay Agropecuaria, S.A., of which he is president and chairman. Recognizing the […]

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Jan. 13, 2015 Speaker: Shaun Briley – La Jolla/ Riford Library Branch- Public service at La Jolla/Riford Library

Shaun Briley has seen the book business from all sides: published author, retailer, marketing hack for a publishing company and finally librarian. Briley started his career as a journalist working for a British conglomerate that sent him to the Persian Gulf to cover the war against Saddam Hussein. Later, he […]

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Jan. 6, 2015 Speaker: Fredrick Clerie – San Diego Rock Church – Hopestart Inernational

  I was born in Haiti, “the poorest country in the Western hemisphere”, and I lived there for 16 years. I came to the US to get a college education, intending to return to Haiti and work alongside my dad who was doing church planting work there. Negative political developments […]

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Dec. 16, 2014 Speaker: Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., Ebola Virus

Erica Ollmann Saphire

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. is a Professor of Immunology and Microbial Science at The Scripps Research Institute. Her research explains how and why viruses are pathogenic and provides the roadmap for medical defense. Her team has explained how the viruses drive themselves into cells, how they suppress immune function, where […]

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Dec. 9, 2014: Dipak Gupta, SDSU, Understanding Terrorism & Social Conflict

Dipak K. Gupta

Dipak K. Gupta is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at San Diego State University.  He served as the Founding Director of undergraduate program in International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR). In 1997, he was awarded Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Lecturer, the highest research award for the […]

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High School Interact Clubs And Rotary Club Of La Jolla Join Forces To Build 21St House In Mexico For Needy Families

The home design is 16x20 feet with a small sleeping loft. The homes are unheated, have no running water and no electricity. — courtesy

By Sally Fuller (LJ Light Article) – Volunteers from the Interact Club at La Jolla High and The Bishop’s School were joined by members of La Jolla Rotary to build the 21st home for an impoverished family in Tijuana. You may also read the article HERE on La Jolla Light’s […]

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2014 / 2015 Leadership

Pres., Rotary Club of La Jolla:
Russell King
President-Elect:
Lora Fisher
Governor, District 5340:
Louise Andres
Rotary International Pres.:
Gary C.K. Huang