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Rotary Club of La Jolla Benefit: Alison Brown Quartet at La Jolla Athenaeum, Friday May 2nd

Place your order for tickets to the Alison Brown Quartet performance at La Jolla Atheneum, a benefit for Rotary Club of La Jolla.

Place your order for tickets to the Alison Brown Quartet performance at La Jolla Atheneum, a benefit for Rotary Club of La Jolla. You will be contacted by email to arrange a convenient payment method. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at club meetings. Friday May 2nd…doors open at 7:00 […]

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May 6, 2014 Speaker: Eric Zwisler, Living & Working In China

Eric Zwisler

Eric is currently Chairman of Cardinal Health China. He’s been involved in healthcare businesses in China for the last 26 years. For the three previous years he was President of Cardinal Health China, and earlier CEO of Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific, a Pan Asia healthcare distribution and services company with […]

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April 29, 2014 Speaker: Dr. Peter Davis, UCSD – What Southern Californians Need To Know About Earthquakes

Dr. Peter Davis is currently Executive Director of Project IDA at the University of California, San Diego.  Project IDA operates seismographic stations in 41 locations in 26 countries around the globe.  Data from these stations are used for fundamental scientific research, hazard warning, and test ban treaty compliance monitoring.  When […]

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April 22, 2014 Speaker: Richard Lederer, Author/Columnist/Radio Host, Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday & His Influence On Language

Richard Lederer

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 40 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books, The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, American Trivia, and Amazing Words. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer and was founding co-host of […]

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April 15, 2014 Speaker: Scott Peters, State Representative, 52nd District

Scott Peters

Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, he currently serves on the House committees on Armed Services & on Science, Space, & Technology Committee. Scott Peters is a civic leader who has […]

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April 1, 2014 Speaker: William Lanouette, Author, On Leo Szilard, the “True Father of the Atom Bomb”

William Lanouette

History has been curiously tight-lipped about the man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions—the true “father of the atom bomb.” Leo Szilard had long been overshadowed by such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, and J. Robert Oppenheimer; and little had been known or […]

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March 25, 2014 Speaker: Chantal Sicile-Kira, Autism College – Living with Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira

Chantal Sicile-Kira’s passion for empowering others, her love of writing, and her personal interest in autism has led her to become an award-winning author of five books, speaker, and leader in the field of adolescence and transition to adulthood.   Chantal recently founded, which provides practical information and training on-line […]

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March 18, 2014 Speaker: Mario R. Borja, Aerospace Engineer – Building A Replica Chamorro Outrigger

Mario R. Borja

Mario Reyes Borja is a Chamorro from the Mariana Islands.  He was born in Chalan Kanoa, Saipan, but grew up in Guam. He is the son of a carpenter and a fisherman. Mario earned his Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his Masters […]

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March 4, 2014 Speaker: Mary Walshok, Ph.D., UCSD – Innovation & Entrepreneurship in San Diego

Mary Walshok

Mary Walshok, Ph.D. is an author, educator, researcher, and associate vice chancellor for public programs and dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. She is the author of more than 100 articles and reports on aligning workforce development with regional economic growth. She has authored and co-authored […]

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February 4, 2014 Speaker: Greg Gastelum, P.E. – Update on the SANDAG Mid-Coast Corridor Project

Greg Gastelum

Greg Gastelum is the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) project manager for engineering on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project. Greg has been involved for more than 27 years in the planning, design, and project management of highway and public works projects in the San Diego region. Greg’s career path […]

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February 18, 2014 Speaker: Jean Mendieta, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace


Thanks to the Rotary Foundation and Rotary District 5340 Jean Mendieta is currently pursuing a Master in Peace and Justice Studies at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace in the University of San Diego. Jean Mendieta was born and raised in the city of Acapulco in Mexico. She earned […]

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January 28, 2014 Speakers: Rotary 4-Way Test Student Speech Contest

4-Way Test of the Things We Say and Do

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings The purpose of the 4-Way Test Speech Contest is to help youth, Rotarians […]

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January 21, 2014 Speaker: Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director, The Old Globe Theater

Michael G. Murphy

Michael G. Murphy formerly served as General Manager at The Old Globe since 2003, overseeing the Production, Education, Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Departments, as well as Front of House operations. He also managed the construction of the Globe’s new theatre and education facilities. Prior to the Globe, he […]

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January 7, 2014 Speaker: Susan Taylor, Scripps Health – Former NBC Anchor On The State Of Healthcare Today, Technology, “Obamacare,” Etc.

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor represents Scripps Health to the community, patient groups and leaders throughout the region. Susan joined Scripps in 2011 after more than 15 years as an award-winning San Diego news anchor for NBC. Her talk to Rotary Club of La Jolla is called “Do Pigs Fly?” It’s a funny and poignant […]

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Rotary Club of La Jolla: December/Holiday Schedule 2013


Please be aware of the following dates and meetings (or lack thereof) during December, 2013: December 31, 2013 Dark for lunch (no meeting) December 24, 2013 Dark for lunch (no meeting) December 17, 2013 Dark for lunch (no meeting). Holiday Party, 6pm, La Valencia Hotel HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ROTARY CLUB OF […]

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Ron Burton - Pres., Rotary International
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