Local, national and global notables, business and community leaders along with a variety of interesting professionals being of service, creating interesting technologies and products as well as individuals with a great story to tell are hosted at our lunch meetings.
The following special guests will be appearing at our regularly scheduled weekly meetings at La Valencia Hotel
August 11th –
USCG Jon Spaner
September 1st- Club Assembly Day! September 8th- September 15th- September 22nd- September 29th-
Club Assembly Day!
December 1st, 2015 – Annual Holiday Party- Information will be posted soon!
ARCHIVE – Past Speakers
July 7th- Lora Fisher- President’s State of the Union Address July 14th- July 21st- July 28th- June 2nd- June 9th- June 16h- June 23rd- June 30th- DARK – No Lunch Meeting Demotion Party for Russ King in Evening. April 7th- April 14th- April 21st- RYLA Presentation April 28th- *The Model UN Team will also be joining us to discuss this years Model UN event! March 3rd – Four Way Speech Contest March 10th- Dark – No Rotary Meeting- See Below for Special Lunch Meeting March 13th- Friday Gary London – The London Group Special Meeting- Joint Meeting with Kiwanis! March 17th- Gwyn Jones – Salvation Army March 24th- Steven Schick – Conductor – La Jolla Symphony March 31st- Christopher Yanov – Reality Changers- How $300 Became $100,000,000 (and What’s Next) February 24th- **We will be in the Galeria! Barbara Bry– San Diego: A Good Place for Your Start Up to End Up? February 17th- Stephen Larsen – OpenWorm Project February 10th- Dinner Meeting – La Valencia- Meeting Starts at 6pm Rob Pace – “Travel the High Road of Feedback” February 3rd – Tom Karlo – KPBS General Manager – “KPBS: Where News Matters”
Jeremy Sidell – PATH
January 23th- FRIDAY
Joint meeting at the Braille Institute
Dark – No Rotary Meeting – See Above for Special Lunch Meeting
Shaun Briley – La Jolla / Riford Library Branch Manager – Public service at La Jolla/Riford Library
Fredrick Clerie- San Diego Rock Church– Hopestart International
DARK – no Rotary meeting
DARK – no Rotary meeting
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., Professor, The Scripps Research Institute – Ebola virus: Our Wits vs. Its Genes
Dipak Gupta, San Diego State University – Understanding Terrorism and Social Conflict: My Life’s Journey
DARK – no Rotary meeting but we will be having our Holiday Party at La Valencia which will begin at 6:00. (Electronic invitations will be sent.)
November 25, 2014
November 18, 2014
Jodi Waterhouse, Director, Business Development & Community Engagement, University of San Diego (USD) – University of the 3rd Age
November 11, 2014
Gregory R. Hillgren, The Patriots Initiative – Answer the Call… Embracing America’s 21st Century Armed Forces Community
November 4, 2014
Casey B.K. Dominguez, Assoc. Professor, University of San Diego – The 2014 Midterm Election and its Aftermath
October 28, 2014
Carmen Chavez, Executive Director, Casa Cornelia – Central American Refugees
October 21, 2014
Brian Keating, UCSD – Going to the Ends of the Earth to Glimpse the Beginnings of Time
October 14, 2014
Judy Keene, Next Step Service Dogs – How Service Dogs Help and Heal Veterans with PTSD
October 7, 2014
Presiding Judge David J. Danielsen, San Diego Superior Court – State of the Court Address
September 30, 2014
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer & Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman – They will give us an update on the State of the City and issues they face in their respective roles.
September 23, 2014
Dan McAllister, County of San Diego Tax Collector
September 16, 2014
No speaker this week – We will be on the Patio, as the hotel is booked. There will be no speaker that day, but the Community Service Committee will be meeting on the Patio immediately after the regular Rotary meeting. In attendance will be Mary Johnson, members of the Police Units who work with the homeless, the Captain of Northern Division and others who have pertinent information to guide us in our planning.
September 9, 2014
Julie Moss & Kathleen McCartney, Iron Icons – “Competitors to Collaborators, a 30-year Ironman Journey.” An inspirational saga of agony and ecstasy brought to us by two Ironman female athletes, former rivals turned friends and motivational speaker team.
September 2, 2014
Sarah Adams & Colleen Howard, Voices for Children – A Child Heard; A Life Changed (Note: rescheduled from original date: August 5, 2014)
August 26, 2014
Chell A. Roberts, PhD, Dean, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego – One Billion & Change
August 19, 2014
Tina Malka, Associate Regional Director, ADL – Anti-Defamation League
August 12, 2014
James Mailloux, Special Agent, FBI – San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory
August 5, 2014
July 29, 2014
Ed Hiner, US Navy SEAL Lieutenant, Retired – Making a U.S Navy SEAL
July 22, 2014
Amir Jafri, CEO/Founder, Immunicom, Inc. – Innovative Cancer Therapy
July 15, 2014
Nicole Matthews, The Henley Company – Your Assumptions About Gen Y & Social Media Are All Wrong!
July 8, 2014
Jeff Harding, Recycle San Diego – How to Recycle: Electronics, Batteries, Light Bulbs, & Paint
July 1, 2014
Stephen Wilson, Ph.D., La Jolla Institure for Allergy & Immunology – “Life Without Disease: Unleashing the Power of Our Immune System to Keep Us Healthy”
June 10, 2014
Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego District Attorney & San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore discussing crime and punishment in San Diego
June 3, 2014
George Chamberlin, San Diego Transcript, KOGO & NBC – The Economy and Your Investments
May 27, 2014
We will be holding our scholarship awards presentation. Students from the Preuss School at UC San Diego, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla High School, and La Jolla Country Day school will be awarded college scholarships.
May 20, 2014
May 13, 2014
Kelsey L. Dowdy – Climate Change in the Arctic: A Rotary Scholar’s Research
May 6, 2014
Eric Zwisler, Chairman of Cardinal Health China – China Crossroads: Experiences and Thoughts on 25 Years Living and Doing Business In China
April 29, 2014
Dr. Peter Davis, UCSD’s Project IDA – What Southern Californians need to know about earthquakes
April 22, 2014
Richard Lederer, author, syndicated columnist & radio host will celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday by demonstrating Shakespeare’s astonishing contributions to our English language.
April 15, 2014
Scott Peters, State Representative, 52nd District will be speaking at today’s luncheon.
April 8, 2014
Rotary Club of La Jolla is hosting the students who attended this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award program. The Students will provide us with their thoughts and perspective on the impact of this program.
April 1, 2014
William Lanouette, author, speaks on Leo Szilard, the “True Father of the Atom Bomb”
March 25, 2014
Chantal Sicile-Kira, Autism College – Living with Autism: Challenges, Strengths, and Dreams
March 18, 2014
Mario R. Borja, Aerospace Engineer – On building 47 ft. replica of 18th Century Chamorro outrigger canoe.
March 14, 2014 (Note: Friday)
Joint Meeting with La Jolla Kiwanis Club at La Jolla Presbyterian Church
7715 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA. 92037, 858-454-0713
March 11, 2014
Our regular Tuesday luncheon won’t be held this week. (see 3/14/2014 above for further info.)
March 4, 2014
Mary Walshok, Ph.D., UCSD – Innovation & Entrepreneurship in San Diego.
January 28, 2014
4-Way Speech Contest – La Jolla High School Student Contestants
January 21, 2014
January 14, 2014
Concetta Antico, Artist – Tetrachromacy, a rare condition giving her extraordinary color vision.
January 7, 2014
Susan Taylor, Scripps Health – Former NBC anchor speaks on: the state of healthcare today, technology, genomics, Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), etc.
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
December 10, 2013
Rick Itzkowich, 501 Connections Inc – “21st Century Networking – a Powerful Way to Get Referrals”
December 3, 2013
John A.T. Young, Ph.D., The Salk Institute – “Killing more than one bird with one stone―new approaches toward treating virus infections.”
November 19, 2013
Bill Geppert – San Diego Foundation’s Regional Vision Initiative, Mayor’s Leadership Group
November 12, 2013
Club Assembly – This meeting will be dedicated to committee reports giving updates on progress of our current programs and the goals for the remainder of the year.
November 5, 2013
Dr. William Brody – Salk Institute (Rescheduled from June 25, 2013)
October 29, 2013
Jim Ponder, Turnkey Strategic Relations – The Power of Relationships
October 22, 2013
Dr. Babak Rahimi, UCSD – “Iran: Managing the politics of change”
October 15, 2013
Gary H. London, The London Group – “The Third Inning, San Diego’s Early Recovery & Implications On the Real Estate Market”
September 24, 2013
Keith Slotter & Lynn Stuart – Crime, What You See on TV and What Really Happens
September 17, 2013
Dr. Stuart Brody – Our Daily Biological Clock
September 10, 2013
Dan’l Steward – SEALS and the Making of No-Fail Teams
September 3, 2013
Jon Sundt – “Natural” High, Youth Drug Prevention Program
August 27, 2013
Carl Kruse – Rotary District 5340 Governor
August 20, 2013
Pradeep Khosla – Chancellor of UCSD (rescheduled from 6/18/2013)
August 13, 2013
Larry G Stambaugh – Managing Director, Centre for Bioinspiration, San Diego Zoo Global
August 6, 2013
Heath Fox – Executive Director of the La Jolla Historical Society.
July 30, 2013
Sally Bennett-Schmidt, Assessment Director of the San Diego County office of Education
July 23, 2013
Linda S. Greene, UC San Diego Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.
July 16, 2013
Viet N. Tran – Regional Manager, Public Affairs, Southern California Edison. Update on San Onofre nuclear power plant.
July 9, 2013
New President Pat Stouffer‘s introduction meeting.
July 2, 2013
Our July 2 meeting will be the Demotion ceremony (roast) for President Kate, 5:30pm, Cuvier Club.
May 28, 2013
May 21, 2013
Rotary Club of La Jolla will be hosting the recipients of the Rotary and Riford Scholarship awards. These students will be from the 4 La Jolla High Schools, La Jolla High School, The Bishops School, La Jolla Country Day School, and The Preuss School.
May 14, 2013
May 7, 2013
John Gabriel, Executive director of “Center for World Music,” a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to foster awareness and understanding of the world’s performing arts and cultural traditions
April 30, 2013
Retired Police Chief Lou Scanlon – Coronado Police Department
April 23, 2013
Catherine Johnson, CTT – Owner & Certified Thermographic Tech, Silk Thermal Imaging, breast cancer detection & prevention.
April 16, 2013
Border Patrol Agent Ed Caliri will be speaking about “Transnational Maritime Criminal Activity,” focusing on human trafficking and drug smuggling.
April 9, 2013
Amoreena Urbeck – Amoreena is with The JusticeCorps, a program that organizes university students to assist self represented litigants with the Justice system. We will also be giving a Rotary award to one of the program participants.
April 2, 2013
March 26, 2013
Meena Westford – Special Projects Manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. They recently opened an office in San Diego. She will be discussing the history and background of the agency and discuss some important initiatives that they are working on to secure water reliability for southern California.
March 19, 2013
March 12, 2013 (Joint Kiwanis/Rotary meeting)
March 5, 2013
February 26, 2013
William Muli of Woni Safaris, Kenya – Speaking on safaris & water wells in Nairobi.
February 19, 2013
Miko Peled – Author of “The General’s Son” Miko is an Israeli with a different take on the Israeli/Palestinian situation.
February 12, 2013
Tom Garfinkel – President of the SD Padres. What’s ahead for the Padres with new ownership.
February 5, 2013
“Diz” Laird. WWII fighter pilot and ACE. Distinguished Flying Cross recipient. He will talk about his Ace shoot downs and a little about Tora! Tora! Tora!
January 29, 2013
Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest
January 22, 2013
Don Foulkes – Served as a bombardier on B 24 bombers in the European theatre. His aircraft was shot down over Poland and he was captured by the Germans and spent 7 months in a POW camp.
January 8, 2013
December 4, 2012
November 27, 2012
November 20, 2012
November 13, 2012
To be announced
November 6, 2012
October 30, 2012
Dick Stevens, Rotary District 5340 Governor
October 23, 2012
October 9, 2012
October 2, 2012
Sherri Lightner & Ray Ellis – Facilitated Q&A with your District 1 Council candidates Approx. 1 hour long program)
September 25, 2012
September 18, 2012
September 11, 2012
September 4, 2012
August 28, 2012
August 21, 2012
August 14, 2012
August 7, 2012
July 31, 2012
July 24, 2012
July 17, 2012
July 10, 2012 – Dark for lunch
(No meeting scheduled this week. Tonight is Outgoing Rotary Club of La Jolla President Ron J. Jones’s “Demotion Party.” Hope to see you there!)
July 3, 2012
Lora Fisher- President’s State of the Union Address
DARK – No Lunch Meeting
Demotion Party for Russ King in Evening.
*The Model UN Team will also be joining us to discuss this years Model UN event!
March 3rd –
Four Way Speech Contest
Dark – No Rotary Meeting- See Below for Special Lunch Meeting
March 13th- Friday
Gary London – The London Group
Special Meeting- Joint Meeting with Kiwanis!
Gwyn Jones – Salvation Army
Steven Schick – Conductor – La Jolla Symphony
Christopher Yanov – Reality Changers- How $300 Became $100,000,000 (and What’s Next)
**We will be in the Galeria!
Barbara Bry– San Diego: A Good Place for Your Start Up to End Up?
Stephen Larsen – OpenWorm Project
Dinner Meeting – La Valencia- Meeting Starts at 6pm
Rob Pace – “Travel the High Road of Feedback”
February 3rd –
Tom Karlo – KPBS General Manager – “KPBS: Where News Matters”