June 2016

June 7th – Housing Our Heros

June 14th – David Muluany – Youth Ballet

June 21st – 

June 28th- DARK FOR LUNCH- Demotion party that night! Check back for details!

May 2016

May 3rd – Barbara Bry

May 10th- Ray Ellis

May 17th – Karthik Bodhinathan

May 24th-K9 Guardians 

May 31st- Mayor Faulconer

April 2016

April 5th- Dr. Donald Stevenson 

April 12th – Teresa Penunuri – Desalination Plant 

April 19th- RYLA

April 26th- Christopher Yanov – Reality Changers

March 1st- Robert Clossin- UCSD Projects

March 8th- Dark

March 11th- Joint Meeting with Kiwanis – At La Valencia, 12pm- Larry Kesslin

March 15th- Four Way Speech Contest

March 22nd-  Lisa Kauffman  – Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF)

March 29th- David Alvarez 

February 2016

February 2nd- Aviva Paley – Kitchens for Good

February 9th- Kinchen J. Searcy-  Science at Palomar Observatory

February 16th- Faye Girth – End of Life Options

February 23rd- Mark DiBella – Enhance La Jolla

January  2016

January 5th- Paula -Project Mercy

January 12th-Carl DeMaio

January 19th- Darryl Anunciado – Action Drone

January 22nd- La Jolla Joint Club Meeting – 7am – Braille Institute,  4555 executive drive

January 26th- Cal Mann –  The “how and why” Apple Computer Stores are so successful

December 2015


December 8th- Save our Heritage Organization 

December 15th- Decommissioning San Onofre

December 22nd-DARK

December 29th- DARK

November 2015

November 3rd- Shaun Briley- Manager of the La Jolla/Riford Library

November 10th- Marc Tayer

November 17th- Terry Masango- The Salvation Army- Doing the Most Good in San Diego East County

November 24th- Russ King

October 2015

October 6th-

Club Assembly Day!

October 13th-Josh Lawson- Haiti 

October 20th- Just In Time for Foster Youth 

October 27th-Nicole Pearson – Outside the Bowl

September 2015

September 29th-Cindy Stankowski – San Diego Archaeological Center

September 22nd-Mark Neville – San Diego Bowl Game Association

September 8th-Thomas Wheeler- A New Era of Development: My Journey Through the Social Enterprise Movement in East Africa

September 15th-Mark Sickman – La Jolla Playwright

September 1st- Charles Hartford – Thinking Inside the Box

August 2015

August 4th- Rick Schwartz – San Diego Zoo

August 11th – David Bennett- San Diego Opera

August 18th-Mac McLaughin- USS Midway

August 25th-USCG Jon Spaner

uly 2015

July 7th-Lora Fisher- President’s State of the Union Address

July 14th-Janice Kurth- District 5430

July 21st-Claude Marengo –  La Jolla Village Merchants Association

July 28th- Christopher Beach – La Jolla Music Society

June  2015

June 2nd-

Manny Pacheco-Forgotten Hollywood

June 9th- 

Sue Ball, Regional Vice President, YMCA of San Diego County. Tim Golba, with Golba Architecture, and AJ Remen, with Bennett and Associates

June 16h-

Dr. Tom Albright- Neuroscientist

June 23rd-

Bettina Hausmann-UNA-USA San Diego

June 30th-

DARK – No Lunch Meeting

Demotion Party for Russ King in Evening.


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May 5th –

Mark Cedrun- The Rescue of Captain Phillips

May 12th-

Jerry Sanders 

May 19th-

Perry Dealy

May 28th-



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April 7th- 

Mary Walshok

April 14th-

Pete Griffith and Tim McCulley

April 21st-

RYLA Presentation

April 28th-

Adam Day: Chargers Stadium Task Force

*The Model UN Team will also be joining us to discuss this years Model UN event!


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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)


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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”


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January 27th-
Jeremy Sidell – PATH
January 23th- FRIDAY
Joint meeting at the Braille Institute
Luis Giay, Rotary International President 1996-97
January 20th
Dark – No Rotary Meeting – See Above for Special Lunch Meeting
January 13th
Shaun Briley – La Jolla / Riford Library Branch Manager – Public service at La Jolla/Riford Library
January 6th
Fredrick Clerie- San Diego Rock Church- Hopestart International


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December 30th
DARK – no Rotary meeting
December 23rd
DARK – no Rotary meeting
December 16th
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., Professor, The Scripps Research Institute – Ebola virus: Our Wits vs. Its Genes
December 9th
Dipak Gupta, San Diego State University – Understanding Terrorism and Social Conflict: My Life’s Journey
December 2nd
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.)
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November 25, 2014
Herb Johnson, President/CEO, San Diego Rescue Mission
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
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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
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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)
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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
Louise R. Andres, Rotary Club District 5340 Governor (2014 – 2015)
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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”
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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
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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
Imam Taha Hassane, Director, Islamic Center of San Diego
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
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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”
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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.
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February 25, 2014
Welcome back Pat!
February 18, 2014
Jean Mendieta, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace
February 4, 2014
Greg Gastelum, P.E., SANDAG – Update on the SANDAG Mid-Coast Corridor Project.[/toggle_content]
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January 28, 2014
4-Way Speech Contest – La Jolla High School Student Contestants
January 21, 2014
Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director, The Old Globe Theater
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.

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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.”
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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)
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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”
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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
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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.
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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.
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June 25, 2013
Dr. William Brody – Salk Institute (RESCHEDULED…new date is November 5, 2013)
June 18, 2013
No speaker. Club assembly led by President Kate Adams.
June 11, 2013
Flavio Olivera & Eric Watts – Speaking on Tijuana, Tijuana Innovadora & Tijuana economy
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May 28, 2013
Sheriff William Gore – San Diego County Sheriff’s Deparment
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
Dr. Larry Parsons speaking on drug addiction research at the Scripps Research Institute
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
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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
Johanna Pope – Mingei Museum’s Education and Outreach Manager
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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
General Bob Cardenas – WWII bomber pilot
March 12, 2013  (Joint Kiwanis/Rotary meeting)    
Larry Parsons Ph.D.- The Scripps Research Institute
March 5, 2013
Steve Pisanos –  WWII fighter pilot who also flew in Viet Nam.
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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!
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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
Rauni King – Co-Founder & Director, Programs & Planning, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla

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December 4, 2012
Hon. Robert J. Trentacosta, Judge, SD Superior Court
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November 27, 2012
Jim Bregante, History of San Diego’s Waterfront & Little Italy
November 20, 2012
Georgeanne Irvine, The Katrina Dolphins
November 13, 2012
To be announced
November 6, 2012
Dr. Peter Cowhey, UCSD Dean, Communications & Technology Policy
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October 30, 2012
Dick Stevens, Rotary District 5340 Governor
October 23, 2012
Donna Keefe, Eastern medicine explained
October 9, 2012
Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Exec Director of Birch Aquarium at Scripps
October 2, 2012
Sherri Lightner & Ray Ellis – Facilitated Q&A with your District 1 Council candidates Approx. 1 hour long program)
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September 25, 2012
Dick Murphy, Former Mayor of San Diego: What went wrong.
September 18, 2012
Donna Eden & David Feinstein,  “Energy Medicine” and “Energy Psychology” – A hands on demonstration.
September 11, 2012
Dick Davis, The Kyoto Award
September 4, 2012
Carl DeMaio & Bob Filiner – Facilitated Q&A with your Mayoral candidates (Approx. 1 hour long program)
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August 28, 2012
Steve Fisher, head coach of SDSU Aztec Basketball team
August 21, 2012
Haley Jain Haggerstone, Surf Rider Foundation, S.D. Chapter
August 14, 2012
Herb Johnson, San Diego Rescue Mission
August 7, 2012
Chuck Sweeney, Retired Naval aviator,  President/CEO of The Distinguished Flying Cross Society
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July 31, 2012
Richard G. Cline, Superior Court Judge
July 24, 2012
Sharon Lawrence, Ex-officio President/CEO, Voices For Children
July 17, 2012
Zoe Ghahremani, Author 
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
Kate Adams, Incoming Rotary Club of La Jolla President (2012-2013)
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June 26, 2012
 Alice M. Jacobs, Director, Ed.D, Educational physiologist, pioneer in senior learning
June 19, 2012
Eric Frost, SDSU Visualization Center, Center for Information Technology & Infrastructure (CITI)