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.

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The following special guests will be appearing at our regularly scheduled weekly meetings at La Valencia Hotel:

Following the updates from government and health officials, I have decided to postpone our regularly scheduled meetings in accordance with the CDC guidelines released yesterday.

Per the CDC, and with an abundance of caution, we will postpone our Tuesday lunch meetings until May 12, 2020.


I encourage you to monitor updates from official sources, like those from www.cdc.gov

Like you, we will be monitoring all developments very closely. I am in contact with the hotel management and will pass along pertinent updates regarding meetings.

Please stay healthy and please let me know if you or those you know need any assistance from our club.

I am hopeful and prayerful for a quick end to this threat.

Yours in Service,


President, Rotary Club of La Jolla


Past Guest Speakers

July 2016

July 5th- President’s Time- Ken King

July 12th- Gene Cubbison

July 19th- Congressman Scott Peters

July 26th – Gloria Baker

August 2016

August 2nd- Jay Hill 

August 9th- Denise Gitsham 

August 16th- Dr. Edith Eger

August 23rd – District Governor

August 30th – Marilyn Hannes

September 2016

September 6th – Dr. Arnold Packer 

September 13th – Club Assembly!

September 20th – Reesey Shaw

September 27th – Andy Friedenberg

October 2016

October 4th- Bob Hickey

October 11th – Jonathan Wilson 

October 18th- Chris Cramer 

October 25th – Hugh Davies 

November 2016

November 1st – Dr. Pamila Brar

November 15th – Dr. Kelly Parsons

November 22nd – Dr Engstrand

November 29th – Aimeclaire Roche

December 2016

December 6th – DARK

December 13th – Dr. Peter Farrell

December 20th – Dr. Martha Dennis

December 27th – DARK

January 2017

January 3rd – DARK

January 10th- Jim Alcorn

January 17th – Debra Turner

January 24th – The Challenged Athletes Foundation

January 31st – Dr. Molly McClain

Click Here to go to the Guest Speaker Archive

February 2017

February 7th- Dan McAllister

February 14th- James Nieh

February 21st – Joshua Kyallo 

February 28th- La Jolla Music Society

March 2017

March 7th – Mike Stone

March 14th- 4-Way Speech Contest

March 21st – Philip G. Roeder

March 28th – Mara Elliott

April 2017

April 4th- DARK

April 7th- 70th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

April 11th- RYLA Student Visit

April 18th- Dr Steven Snyder 

April 25th- Shari Brasher

May 2017

May 2nd- Dr. Derrick Cartwright

May 9th- Deb Plotkin

May 16th – Ralph Rubio

May 23rd- Dr Gary Weitzman

May 30th – Lou Scanlon

June 2017

June 6th- DARK

June 9th- (Friday)  Joint RCLJ luncheon meeting with La Jolla Kiwanis at La Jolla Presbyterian Church

June 13th-The Rotary Club of Tijuana

June 20th- Presidents Time

June 27th -DARK FOR LUNCH – Demotion Party for Ken at 5:30pm!

July 2017

July 4th- DARK

July 11th – Mark Aldrich – San Diego Air and Space Museum

July 18th- Lihini Aluwihare  – Scripps Institute of Oceanography

July 25th- Earl Edwards – UCSD Athletics

August 2017

August 1st – Judge Jeffrey Barton – San Diego Superior Court

August 8th – Sue Ball / Tim Golba – La Jolla YMCA

August 15th – Logan Jenkins – Union Tribune

August 22nd – Kathlyn Mead

August 29th – Scott Carr – District Governor

September 2017

September 5th – Andy Crowder – Scripps – Chief Information Officer

September 12th – Dr. Dilip Jeste- Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care 

September 19th- Nathan Fletcher – Candidate – County Supervisor – Addressing Homeless Issue

September 26th – Dr. John Reynolds – Salk Institute -“Evolutionary Gifts: Using Tools Borrowed from Bacteria and Algae to Understand Our Brain.”

October 2017

October 3rd – Jim Stuart – Pirch

October 10th- John Caruthers

October 17th – Henri Magala – Director of UC San Diego International House

October 24th – Justin Judith McConnell – Administrative Presiding Justice

October 31st – Dan McAllister

November 2017

November 7th- Sally Carrillo – Assistant Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

November 14th – Dr. Sise- Surgeon, Scripps Health

November 21st – Nico Marcolongo, Challenged Athletes

November 28th – Pastor William Harmon – Retired Pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church

December 2017

December 5th, 2017 – HOLIDAY PARY- DARK

December 12th – Colonel Jason G. Woodworth

December 19th- Jason Callahan -Illumina, Cyber Security

 January 2018

January 2nd, 2018- DARK

January 9th, 2018 – Ernest Droneburg – Assessor/Recorder/Clerk- County of San Diego

January 16th – District Attorney Summer Stephan

January 23rd – Dr Marc Milstein 

January 30th – Phyllis Pfeiffer

February 2018

February 6th – Peter Seidler – Managing Partner San Diego Padres

February 13th – Verna Tabor – Center for Community Solutions – Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault

February 20th – Jasmin Harris -Innocence Project

February 27th – 4 Way Speech Contest

March 2018

March 6th – Dr Mike McQuary

March 13th – Ron Lee 

March 20th – Dennis DuBard – Leads the Communications & Public Relations Team at General Dynamics NASSCO

March 27th –  Bill Toone – Executive Director & Founder- ECOLIFE

April 2018

April 3rd – Scott Lewis

April 10th – Francisco Javier Urtasun

April 17th – Mark Hughes

April 24th- RYLA

May 2018

May 1st – Marty Cooper

May 8th – Lynda Forsha

May 15th – Brian Keating

May 22nd – Jan Zverina

May 29th- Ms. Jones Wright 

June 2018

June 5th- Diane Graber

June 12th- Nancy Carol 

June 19th- Dennis Probst 

June 26th- DARK

July 2018

July 10, 2018: Gerald McFadden, CEO, Volunteers of America Southwest: “Changing Lives from Vulnerable to Vibrant.”
July 17, 2018: Ron McDonald, Arlington National Cemetery: An historical look at the most famous cemetery in the USA
July 24, 2018: Alex Montoya, A-MO. “Overcoming Obstacles.”
July 31, 2018: Chuck Day, President, Ronald McDonald House of San Diego.

August 2018

August 7, 2018: Mel Gallegos, District Governor
August 14, 2018:
August 21, 2018: Kalani with Cammies and Canines
August 28, 2018: Chief of Police Nisleit, Sara Napoli, CEO San Diego Police Foundation

 September 2018

September 12th, 2018: Deb Plotkin, U-Touch

September 18: Dr. Kristine Tran, Liberia medical mission.

September 25: Chief of Police Nisleit and CEO of the San Diego Police Foundation, Sara Napol

October 2018

October 2nd: Michelle Forbes, Senior Living: A Changing Industry

October 9th: Paul Greenwood, attorney and former San Diego County Deputy District Attorney on Elder Abuse

October 16th: Professor Sam Popkin

October 23rd: Salvation Army and Mr. Ernest Rady

October 30th: Mr. Jack McGrory

November 2018

November 6th: Dr. Joanna Davies, SD Biomedical Research

November 13th: CAPT Charlie MacVane, USN (Ret)

November 20th: Lisa Record, Veterans Village of San Diego

November 27th: Dr. Janice Kurth, Rotary Foundation

December 2018

December 4th: DARK for Evening Holiday Party

December 11th: Mr. Scott Pirrello, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego DA

December 18th: Mr. Issac Sanchez, CAL Fire

December 25th: DARK

January 2019

January 1st, 2019: DARK

January 8th: Mr. Rob Sudman 

January 15: La Jolla Music Society and the Conrad

January 22: Claire LeBeau, STAR/PAL.

January 29th Edie Littlefield Sundby, “Mission Walker”

February 2019

February 5th: Mr. Gary Chiles from All Heart CPR

February 12th: Mr. Oscar Tel, Tuskegee Airmen

February 19th: Tim Chelling, Mt. Soledad Memorial

February 26th: Mr. Heath Fox, La Jolla Historical Society 

March 2019

March 5th: Summer Stephan, San Diego District Attorney

March 12th: Chris Wiley, East County Transitional Living Center

March 19th: Dr. Tom Buchholz, MD Scripps/MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 26th: Jodi Rudick, Executive Director, La Jolla Village Merchant’s Association

April 2019

April 9th : Matt Moreland, Meteorologist In Charge, US National Weather Service, San Diego

April 16th : RYLA Presentation with Craig Schniepp and high school attendees

April 23rd: Susan Treadgold

April 30th: Jamie Duitz Quient, Free to Thrive and Inspired Innovation

May 2019

May 7th: Aviva Paley, Kitchens for Good

May 14th: Shari Storm, Rotary Inspiration

May 21st: Jeff Edmon, San Diego Youth Symphony

May 28th: Rotary and Riford Scholarship Luncheon

June 2019

June 11th: Kevin Barber, Wheels of Change

June 18th: Ted DeDee, CEO of the La Jolla Music Society

June 25th: DARK- Demotion Party for President Kevin that evening

July 2019

July 2nd: Club Meeting: Survey Results and the Year Ahead

July 9th: Tim Rice, from SDSU Athletics

July 16th: Walter Lam, with Alliance for Africa.

July 23rd: Nathan Brunetta, Just in Time for Foster Youth

July 30th: Dr. Wolfram Forster, Author Farewell, Berlin: My World War II Story of Surviving Hitler’s Germany and Embracing Life in America

August 2019

August 6th – Jenna Zobrowsky- Mindful Living

August 13th – Lindsey Forrester Archer / The Borgen Project

August 20th – District Governor – Marta Knight

August 27th – Eric Lovett- Urban Street Angels

September 2019

September 3rd – Devin Hughes – Motivational Speaker

September 10th – Spencer Hutchins – Concert Health

September 17th- Gen Kelsang Lhadron – Kadampa Meditation Center

September 24th – Navid Alipour / Analytics Ventures

October 2019

October 1st- Chuck Dick / History of RCLJ

October 8th – Jonathan Schwartz / Partner in Aging

October 15th- Linda K Olson / Author

October 22nd- Christian Hulburt / National Conflict Resolution Center

October 29th- Roberto Garcia / US Census

November 2019

November 5th – Eric Baggett / 2019 Year End Tax Planning

November 12th – Cher Durst and Mike Henry / US Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement

November 19th – Tom Karlo/ KPBS

November 26th – Penny Shurtleff Day; Thanksgiving

December 2019

December 3rd- Lawrence Alexander/ The Decline of Bourgeois Values

December 10th- Gregory Harris- “(David Goodell’s Son) 12 Months Around the World with a Family of Four”

December 17th- Holiday Party

December 24th- DARK

December 31st DARK

January 2020

January 7th – Cal Mann, Peace Corps work

January 14th- Lorie Zapf, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

January 21st- DARK

January 28th – Dianne Crawford, District 5340 Membership

February 2020

February 4th- Laura Garrod, International Relations

February 11th- Roger Bingam, The Science Network

February 18th- Stephanie Weaver, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

February 25th- Mardi Gras “Mardi Bras”