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April 17, 2014

Sean Haffey, Sports Photography, U-T San Diego

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Sean Haffey has been a staff photographer at U-T San Diego since 1990. During his career he has covered five Olympics, as well as World Series, Super Bowls, NCAA playoffs and PGA events. In addition to his sports coverage, he has served as a witness to most of the major news events that have defined San Diego over the last 25 years. His photographs have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times as well as in Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine's "Pictures of the Year" edition.

Sean will be sharing a sampling of the award-winning work he has done as a staff photographer over two-and-a-half decades. The images include some of the most iconic in San Diego sports history – from Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit and Trevor Hoffman's record-breaking 479th save to Junior Seau's trademark celebratory fist pump and LaDanian Tomlinson's cuts and leaps into the end zone.

April 10, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch

Various locations

April 3, 2014

James Verdi, FBI

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Jim is an 18 year veteran of the FBI with over 13 years as a bomb technician including deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army/FBI Hazardous Devices School and the British Explosives Ordnance Disposal Schools.

His presentation is titled "The FBI Special Agent Bomb Program" and will cover the selection criteria for a bomb technician, the special skills they need, the training they go through, job responsibilities, as well as discussion of specific cases/missions with which he has been involved.

March 27, 2014

The Honorable John Laird, California Resources Cabinet Secretary

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

For many reasons, water supply is front and center in California and San Diego news. The Honorable John Laird, Resources Cabinet Secretary to Governor Jerry Brown and the state's top water official, will address the current drought conditions, as well as the next large investment proposal to secure our water future: the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The plan, with an estimated cost of nearly $25 billion,is being developed by state and federal water and biology experts, and has the potential to end decades of uncertainty affecting the water supply for 25 million Californians, including the San Diego region.

March 20, 2014

Robert Dennard - Kyoto Prize Laureate and IBM Fellow

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

An engaging East Texan, Dr. Bob Dennard has been based at IBM's research center in Yorktown, New York all his career. He is best known for inventing the "DRAM" (Dynamic Random Access Memory) - vital to the main operating memory for all computers and digital equipment. From the world of IT to the cell phones we all use, Bob Dennard's work has been pivotal in virtually all of today's electronic equipment. Additionally, his "scaling theory" for transistors helped trigger the global revolution in miniaturizing
electronic equipment. He will talk about what has inspired him as he became one of America's most respected scientists.

March 13, 2014

2014 Camp Enterprise Kick Off

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Join us to launch the 29th annual event where we will take 80 high school juniors through a fun and transformative program that literally changes lives! Let's all be there to give them a warm Rotary welcome!!

March 6, 2014

2024 San Diego Olympic Bid

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Vincent Mudd, the Chair of San Diego's Olympic Exploratory Committee, will present the program. Vince will discuss the opportunity, the collaborating team and the challenges facing the committee as they prepare the bid for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. He was quoted by NBCSanDiego as saying "We're looking very, very good for 2024."

February 27, 2014

LinkedIn

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Rick Itzkowich is a renown expert on LinkedIn. Rick offers a dynamic presentation on how to maximize your connectivity via LinkedIn. Business owner, corporate leader, non-profit board member, individuals - Rick will show you how to use this professional social media tool to forward your goals and add to your bottom line.

February 20, 2014

2014 Business Forecast

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

San Diegans are fortunate to have numerous dynamic business development organizations working to grow our specific economic verticals. Several will participate on the panel for this program, sharing with us the work they are doing, their respective forecasts and the impact on your business. Kris Michell of the Downtown Partnership will be our Chair of the Day and moderator. The panel in includes:
Mark Cafferty - San Diego Regional EDC
Jerry Sanders - San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Joe Terzi - San Diego Tourism Authority
Tyler Orion - CONNECT

February 13, 2014

San Diego's Bi-National Economy

Liberty Station Conference Center

Our border economy offers us unique business opportunities. The program will address the dynamic cross-border growth, what potential lies ahead and why it is so important for San Diego businesses. Our panel will speak to the growing collaborative and how business can engage this economic driver. The panelists are:

Stephen B. Williams - Sentre Partners
Chairman - Mexican Business Center of the SD Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chairman - Smart Border Working Committee

Enrique Esparza, Jr.
President - Tijuana EDC
Board Member- US Mexico Chamber; Otay Mesa Chamber

February 6, 2014

Feb - BREW - ary...Celebrating 25 years of Craft Brewing in San Diego

Liberty Station Conference Center

On February 2nd, 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company opened in Downtown San Diego - the City's first new brewery in more than 50 years. By innovating in beer styles & ingredients, quality control, and beer & culinary connections, Karl Strauss pioneered a local craft beer revolution and sparked an internationally acclaimed $1 billion local industry that has made craft beer an integral part of the fabric of San Diego life. The DNA of Karl Strauss now runs throughout San Diego's collegial craft brewing community. Come sample the beers and hear the personal stories from the founders of Karl Strauss (Chris Cramer), Ballast Point (Jack White), Pizza Port/Port Brewing/Lost Abbey (Gina Marsaglia) and San Diego Brewing Co./Callahan's (Scott Stamp) who all worked together at Karl Strauss when the revolution began back in 1989.

January 30, 2014

2015 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration

Liberty Station Conference Center

Ben and Nikki Clay are co-chairs of Balboa Park Celebration Inc., the non-profit organization the City of San Diego has asked to organize the 2015 Centennial Celebration in Balboa Park. The celebration will celebrate the innovation, cultural diversity and healthy lifestyle of the San Diego region -- and inspire its future leaders -- through a dynamic calendar of festivals, programs, exhibits and fun activities.

January 23, 2014

San Diego County Water Authority: Ensuring Reliability

Liberty Station Conference Center

Since a six-year drought hit the region in the late 1980s-early 1990s, the San Diego County Water Authority has been working to diversify our region's water supplies and strengthen and enhance the facilities that are used to deliver it. Assistant General Manager Dennis Cushman will discuss the pressing issues that the Water Authority is facing and its initiatives to control rates while ensuring a reliable water supply to support the 3.1 million people and $188 billion economy of San Diego County.

January 16, 2014

Alzheimer’s Disease On Trial

Liberty Station Conference Center

Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in the U.S. today and is skyrocketing at a rate of no other disease. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's or another dementia and more than 60,000 San Diegans currently face the disease. Researchers now know that Alzheimer's disease develops 15 to 20 years before a person begins to experience a noticeable decline in memory and thinking. Dr. Paul Aisen of UCSD, will be leading an unprecedented $100 million clinical research trial focused on preventing the disease in people who currently show no signs of memory loss. Come learn about one of the largest and most anticipated Alzheimer's drug studies that is about to begin right here in San Diego.

January 9, 2014

Economic Forecast

Liberty Station Conference Center

Featuring Linda Stirling & Bill Holland

What's ahead for the U.S. economy in 2014? Dark clouds remain on the horizon due to the so-called fiscal cliff, rising tax rates, burgeoning government debt coupled with a twisted stimulus policy, and a European economy deep in recession. Large numbers of corporations and investors remain in cash where they are willing to lose purchasing power rather than risk committing to an area of the market. Where will the smart money go? Bill Holland and Linda Stirling will go head to head on these turbulent issues, answering your questions about where money will earn the best return. What affect will "Obamacare" have on the market and your pocketbook? Join us for a look ahead into the economics of 2014.

December 19, 2013

Annual Holiday Program

Sheraton Harbor Island

"Come one, Come all!" to Club 33's annual Holiday Program! Singers, Musicians, Readings of the Season and overall good times! Bring your young family members as we will even have Santa making an appearance. This tradition is not to be missed. Meeting will be in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Harbor Island on December 19th.

December 12, 2013

Annual Holiday Auction

Liberty Station Conference Center

Hold on to your seats! This year’s auction has some really spectacular items. Rancho La Puerta for Two, a Radical Racing Experience, a Steamboat Springs Dream Ski Vacation, a Karl Strauss Private Tour for 12, OR how about a new Bidet & Toilet set? As an added bonus watch as President Chuck's mustache is auctioned off to the highest bidder! All this and more!!! Also, it’s not too late to order a custom wreath, contact Nancy Scott. So, open your hearts and your wallets. The Silent Auction starts at 10:30 AM

December 5, 2013

Cygnet Theatre's, 'A Christmas Carol'

Liberty Station Conference Center

Sean Murray, Artistic Director of Cygnet Theatre, is one of the city’s most acclaimed directors and actors. In Cygnet’s 10 years of existence, the theatre has received 100+ awards for acting, directing, ensemble work, musical and sound arrangements and set design. Cygnet Theatre's live "radio" presentation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol returns. Club 33’s date to attend is December 6. It's 1944 on Christmas Eve and you are part of the live studio audience as the WCYG Playhouse of the Air players bring the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his three ghostly visitors to life. Complete with holiday music, vintage commercials and live sound effects, A Christmas Carol is sure to be a treat for the whole family. Murray will describe the rehearsal process and pull back the curtain to let you see how the magic is made.

November 28, 2013

DARK - Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2013

David E. Harker, Comet ISON

Liberty Station Conference Center

"Comets: Time Capsules of the Solar System"
Description: Comets are the frozen reservoirs of dust and ice that existed in our solar system during the earliest epochs, before the formation of planets. Dr. Harker will address exactly what comets are, how we observe them, and what can they tell us about the early solar system. He’ll also talk about how worried we really have to be of a comet colliding with the Earth.

November 14, 2013

“Naval Special Warfare- Creating the “Whole Man Concept”

Liberty Station Conference Center

This week, we will recognize military veterans in our Rotary family and host active duty military personnel to thank them for their service. The USMC band and honor guard will join us as well as several flag officers and individuals who are transitioning from the military to civilian life.

“Naval Special Warfare- Creating the “Whole Man Concept”

The Naval Special Warfare
Director of Mentorship, SEAL Command Master Chief (Ret.)
Lu Lastra will share the skills such as mental toughness, integrity, ethics and the other attributes by which SEAL team members try to live their lives. The youngest SEAL ever selected to SEAL Team Six he is a coach and mentor to individuals going through SEAL training. Master Chief SEAL (Retired) Lastra will motivate and inspire us to apply the Navy Seal Ethos and Six Seal Attributes to our personal and business lives.

November 7, 2013

The U.S. Energy Revolution - Gregory Levelle, G.M., Non-Conventional Resources, Conoco Phillips

Liberty Station Conference Center

Levelle began his career with Conoco in 1984 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has since lived and worked in New Orleans, London, Aberdeen, Houston, Anchorage, Farmington (New Mexico) and Singapore. During the first decade of his career, he held various exploration, development and operations geology assignments, working both in the United States and northwest Europe. Beginning in 1995, he held leadership positions in exploration, planning & portfolio management, asset management, project management, upstream technology, business management, operations and commercial. Before moving to his current role in May, 2011, Leveille was ConocoPhillips’ President, Global LNG and Asia‐Pacific Commercial.

October 31, 2013

The San Diego Central Library - Rob Quigley, Deborah Barrow, Dr. Helen Griffith

330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY - SORRY, NO GUESTS

“If you build it, they will come”
Rob Quigley, Deborah Barrow, Dr. Helen Griffith

The San Diego Central Library will have been open for one month and we will hear the amazing progress report of how it is doing, the record number of people attending and the material being checked out. The architect Rob Quigley will speak about how he got the public’s input. Dr. Helen Griffith will talk about how e3 Civic High, the school in the library, is changing how we deliver education in the 21st Century. Deborah Barrow will talk about how this library is so much more than “just” a library.

October 24, 2013

Matt Anderson, PhD,, Director of Behavioral Ecology, San Diego Zoo Global, Institute for Conservation Research

Liberty Station Conference Center

"The Secret language of Elephants"

African elephants live in complex societies where closely related females form lifelong bonds and males spend much of their adult life alone. One key element maintaining these social relationships is their extensive vocal repertoire or language. African elephants commonly use both ‘trumpet’ calls (made popular by the Jungle book animated film) and also lesser known ‘rumble’ calls (which are lower in frequency and typically used by females to attract males who are often miles away from the herd).
Recently, we have discovered that rumble calls are also being used over short distances and have elements that humans cannot hear. We have been decoding this ‘secret’ language and what we have found will be shared in this presentation.

October 17, 2013

Susan Taylor, Executive Director, External Affairs, Scripps Health

Liberty Station Conference Center

“Do Pigs Fly?”—a funny and poignant look at why Susan left the anchor desk at NBC 7 where she spent the last 16 years, to become the executive director of external affairs for Scripps Health.
Susan will address the state of healthcare today, which is going through its biggest shift in more than 100 years. Technology is leading the change that will drive down the cost. And Scripps recent $3.75 million partnership with Qualcomm to explore the marriage of wireless technology and healthcare makes this region ‘ground zero’ for this tectonic shift in the way healthcare will be delivered. San Diego is also a hotbed for genomics, which is changing the face of medicine..from ‘one-size-fits-all' to ‘individualized’. Susan will also address some of the ‘hot button’ issues surrounding health care reform.

October 10, 2013

Jacopo Annese, Ph.D., Founder, The Brain Observatory, UCSD

Liberty Station Conference Center

Title: Beyond Grey Matter: Humanizing Neuroscience through Art and Personalized Brain Mapping.

Dr. Annese will talk about his Digital Brain Library project: an ambitious effort to collect a vast archive of brain images and human brains together with medical and life histories and the results of a variety of tests, ranging from IQ, to cognitive functioning, and personality. All this information is available digitally via the web to researchers and doctors worldwide. The brain library was featured as the world’s most innovative brain bank by the Financial Times (December 2011). Included in the brain library are renowned scientists, artists and one of the most famous cases in medicine: the amnesic patient H.M. In the short term, the archive is answering crucial questions about the mechanisms of major neurological diseases like Parkinson and Alzheimer's; in the long term the brain library will match future patient to images and results that Annese and his team are collecting now. Documenting the life history of each project participant, ordinary or extraordinary, makes the study truly personal. This audacious, San Diego-based brain mapping project created a paradigm shift in the way we look at brains: not as mere objects of study and experimentation but as the key to understanding human nature and the human condition.

October 3, 2013

Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, UCSD

Liberty Station Conference Center

“Defining the Future of the Public Research University”
UC San Diego's new chancellor, Pradeep K. Khosla will talk about the successful evolution of the campus, current challenges and opportunities, and the strategic planning process now underway to develop a unifying vision and shared goals for the future of UC San Diego. He will also discuss the university's role as a critical economic engine fueling our local economy and describe its value as a community resource.

Pradeep Khosla, an internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer and distinguished professor, is the university's 8th chancellor. Prior to his current position, he was the Dean of the College of Engineering and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he initiated undergraduate curriculum reform, successful diversity efforts and multidisciplinary research centers.
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September 26, 2013

Marney Cox, Chief Economist, SANDAG

Liberty Station Conference Center

"Will the next generation be better off than those before it??
The prosperity of America’s middle-class households has been a key ingredient for maintaining our way of life for generations. There is evidence that suggests the middle-class is being squeezed and that prosperity is threatened. The presentation will identify the major challenges to prosperity, and why some disagree with the premise of a shrinking middle-class.

September 19, 2013

Carl Kruse, District Governor, Rotary Distrist 5340

Liberty Station Conference Center

Come early and mingle, have a beverage, and listen as Carl shares his passion for Rotary and encourages us all to be a Torchbearer. He will weave his story of carrying three Olympic Torches into how that experience has changed his life.
We will be showcasing our own Torchbearers; this is your opportunity to get to know some of the Club’s committees and to join committees that you have an interest in.

September 12, 2013

Mr. San Diego

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

At the September 12 Rotary meeting the Past Presidents will introduce the 2013. Mr. San Diego Steve Cushman. Steve is a native San Diegan and his family is a Founding Family or our city. Steve’s accomplishments for our community are remarkable and are a reflection of his many significant contributions to our city. Father Joe Carroll will be presenting the award. The program will be focused and presented by a very special panel who will discuss the guiding principles of Steve’s life. It will be a presentation on “The Pathway to Involvement’. You do not want to miss this great day as we celebrate Steve Cushman’s remarkable life.

COD: Fred Frye

Rotarians RSVP for guests no later than Friday, Sept. 6th.

September 5, 2013

REEL HOLLYWOOD STORIES by Fred Saxon, Speaker/Entertainer/Author

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Emmy-winner Fred Saxon interviewed and rubbed elbows with hundreds of film and television stars–from Hollywood past to Hollywood present–during 28 years as an entertainment reporter and host. People often ask who were the best and worst interviews, and who were his favorites. Fred provides answers and more, as he shares revealing personal stories and short video clips from some of his most memorable moments.

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August 29, 2013

Jerry Sanders, President/CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Jerry Sanders has a history of bringing people together, creating jobs and growing the economy. In his new role as head of the largest Chamber on the west coast, he has been visiting dozens of small, medium and large businesses to understand their needs and challenges. Representing 3,000 members and 400,000 employees, Jerry will discuss his priorities and initiatives for the Chamber including strengthening the voice of business at the city, state and federal level.
Chair of the Day: Joe Craver

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August 22, 2013

Henry Ford, Senior VP & General Manager, Fox Sports

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Chair of the Day: Kris Michell
"Evolution of a Brand"
Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports San Diego, will speak on the evolution of the FOX Sports brand and then explain the process of taking that national brand into the community of San Diego. He’ll dive into the specifics of who FOX Sports San Diego is, what it’s done and most importantly, where it’s going.

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August 15, 2013

What is going to happen to my Property Taxes next year?

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Ernie Dronenburg, San Diego County Assessor
Mr. Dronenburg will first give you a tour of his office and duties. Then he will explain how he constructs the annual property tax roll. His appraisal of the future of the San Diego real estate market for next year and out into the future will be the next part of his presentation. Finally, he will answer any and all question about anything he has discussed or that relate to his office.
Chair of the Day: Will Newbern

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August 8, 2013

Rick King, Rotary International President, 2001-2002

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

A Rotarian since 1968, Richard D. King has been a leader in Rotary, serving virtually every position at the club, district, and international level. One of Rotary's most popular speakers, Mr. King has addressed Rotary International Conventions, Assemblies, Institutes, Seminars, Conferences and Rotary Clubs in every state in the USA and some 100 countries. As President, he led Rotary International to its greatest one-year growth record in its 105-year history, with 75,000 new members, a global membership of 1,243,431 and 1,158 new Rotary Clubs in 2001-2002, more than one new club every 8 hours. In the same year, Rotarians contributed the highest amount of money ever raised for the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation. Please join us to hear the big picture about Rotary International from the man who has seen it from the top of the RI Mountain.
Chair of the Day: Pat Crowell

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August 1, 2013

'It's OK to talk business!' Paul Harris said so...

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Business Networking and Fellowship
Next week come prepared to tell others about yourself and your business.
Paul Harris started Rotary to combine business and friendship. Here is your opportunity to do a little of both. Here is your opportunity to tell us about your latest achievements, business success, etc. You can toot your own horn, or tell us about your passions in life. Members will be encouraged to "stand up" before the entire crowd and in 30 seconds sell yourself. Give us your best elevator speech about your business. This will be a fun networking event for all. Remember it begins next week, so here is your chance to shine. Jenni Prisk and Phil Blair will lead the club through a fun, non-stop networking opportunity that will become a tradition for years to come. Come ready to share your story and bring a stack of business cards!
Chairs of the Day: Jenni Prisk and Phil Blair

July 25, 2013

Creating a Reliable and Sustainable Energy Future for San Diego

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Michael R. Niggli, president and chief operating officer of SDG&E, will discuss the utility’s efforts to create a reliable and sustainable energy future for San Diego. SDG&E has launched a variety of initiatives to enhance the area’s electric grid and benefit local residents, including working to secure adequate power resources this summer given the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and effectively integrating customers’ clean energy innovations such as solar power and electric vehicles that help preserve the environment. While providing these reliable and sustainable energy services, SDG&E also is dedicated to giving back to the local community through proactive philanthropic and safety initiatives. Please join us to hear Mr. Niggli discuss all these topics and more.
Chair of the Day: Frank Urtasun

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July 18, 2013

Roger Hewitt, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Roger will present an overview of the mission of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, a description of its new La Jolla laboratory, and a description of the new research vessel, the NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker, which he expects to arrive on the West coast early in 2014.
Chair of the Day: Greg Zinser

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July 11, 2013

Change of Command

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Come see Past President Jo Dee C. Jacob (now a has been) hand off leadership of San Diego Rotary to President Chuck Pretto. Lunch at Noon, program at 12:30, dismissal at 1:30.

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July 4, 2013

Dark

Happy Independence Day!

June 27, 2013

President Jo Dee C. Jacob's Roast

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Fifty Shades of Green!
COD: Past President Wayne Goodermote

“President Jo Dee’s Roast”

Her platform was S-A-M. Did that stand for “Surface to Air Missile?” “Society of American Magicians?” “Systems for Award Management?” Or “Sustainability, Appreciation and Meetings?” Her wardrobe was always completely coordinated. Did this trait also flow over to the Inspirational Moment, the Chair of the Day, and our program?
Is 33-5-1 her favorite lottery combination? Come see “Fifty Shades of Green” where all will be made known. In this day of social media, the truth is out there in the form of pictures, testimonials, songs, reenactments, innuendo and spin.  Come help Jo Dee join the Ancient Order of the “Has-Beens.”

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June 20, 2013

Cynthia Marten, Superintendent, SDUSD

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Going Public: Delivering on the Hope and Promise of Public Education in America
What is possible when we engage in a city-wide, collective impact approach to transforming public education? What are the possibilities, opportunities and challenges in creating quality schools in every neighborhood?
COD: Tyler Cramer

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June 13, 2013

Richard Lederer & Snigdha Nandipati, Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

SPELLBOUND: Author, broadcaster, and language columnist Dr. Richard Lederer will interview Snigdha Nandipati, a ninth grader at Francis Parker School. Last year, Snigdha, at the age of 13, won the 44th annual U-T San Diego Countywide Spelling Bee and, at 14, went on to capture the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Pay careful attention, and you may be able to improve your spelling skills.
COD: Karin Winner

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June 6, 2013

The Heilbron Award Presentations

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Join us for the Third Annual Heilbron Award presentations sponsored by Higgs, Fletcher and Mack LLP. The Heilbron Award is a business community service award developed to celebrate companies that exhibit the “pay it forward spirit” by engaging in community service and “giving back to the community.” All privately held or public companies doing business in the San Diego region are eligible to participate. The San Diego Business Journal is our partner for the Heilbron Awards.
COD: Karen Hutchens

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May 30, 2013

Ananda Bandyopadhyay, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

“Immunization for All: A Global Good”
Vaccines save millions of lives each year, and are the most cost-effective health interventions ever developed. Over the years, successful immunization strategies have led to the global eradication of smallpox, a significant reduction in childhood deaths from measles, and the near-eradication of polio. Despite such achievements, an urgent and continued need to reach all children with life-saving vaccines remains a challenge, and a shared responsibility of the global community.
Chair of the Day: Richard D. Coutts, M.D.

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May 23, 2013

San Diego Chargers, Head Coach Mike McCoy

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

WHAT’S NEW WITH THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS?
Change is in the air at Chargers Park, in both the front office and on the field. New General Manager Tom Telesco and New Head Coach Mike McCoy are leading San Diego’s football team into a new era. What can Chargers fans expect from the 2013 Chargers and the many new faces on the field? Coach McCoy will answer all of your questions and more.
Chair of the Day: Mike Morton, Jr.

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May 16, 2013

Marty Cooper, Cell Phone Inventor and Futurist

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

"People are Mobile – The first cell phone and how it is changing our world"
Summary: The first cell phone was demonstrated 40 years ago this April and although it was revolutionary in itself, we have only just started to witness the power of the combination of the cell phone, the Internet, and the computer to change our lives. Martin Cooper will talk about how and why that phone was built and the coming revolutions it will engender.
Chair of the Day: Tom Gehring

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May 9, 2013

Anatomy of a Successful San Diego E-commerce Start-up

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Learn about the business of Mother's Day with co-founder and former CEO Bill Strauss of Provide Commerce/ProFlowers.  Bill will share his experiences, both successes and failures, as he spent 13 years building Provide Commerce from being a start-up known as ProFlowers to raising capital, taking the company public on NASDAQ/PRVD, to selling the company to John Malone's Liberty Media.  This session will be highly interactive.
Chair of the Day: Jim Jessop

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May 2, 2013

Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer of MASTERPIECE

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Rebecca Eaton, the award-winning executive producer of MASTERPIECE, will talk about what goes into creating the acclaimed series and noted hits such as Sherlock, Upstairs Downstairs, Mr. Selfridge, and Downton Abbey. Enjoy some behind-the-scenes stories and hear about the creative partnership to fund the series’ future on public television.
COD - Jen Weissman

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April 25, 2013

Mark Walberg, Antiques Roadshow Host

Liberty Station Conference Center - 2600 Laning Rd, 92106

Mark L. Walberg will talk about what it is like to host the #1-rated show on PBS and share behind-the-scenes stories from Antiques Roadshow's travels across the country discovering America’s hidden treasures.
COD - Rich DeBolt

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April 18, 2013

Dr. Jim Dunford, San Diego County Cardiologist/Head of 911

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

"This is 9-1-1. What's Your Emergency?"
Dr. Jim Dunford is an emergency physician and the medical director of the City's EMS system. He oversees the paramedics and firefighters who respond to over 100,000 medical calls each year. Jim will talk about why San Diego EMS is one of the most respected systems in the country, not only for its management of cardiac arrest, trauma, heart attack, and stroke victims but also for its novel, health information technology-enabled approach to addressing 9-1-1 "super-users."
Chair of the Day - Steve Green, M.D.

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April 11, 2013

Ron Nehring, Republican Strategist

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

The 2012 Election: Understanding each party's strengths and weaknesses, plus the road ahead
Ron Nehring applies his 24 years of public affairs experience to provide an insightful analysis of the 2012 campaign, the strengths and weaknesses of the two major parties, and a look at the road ahead. Ron Nehring is a national and international strategist who served for four years as Chairman of the California Republican Party.
COD - Jim Fitzpatrick

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April 4, 2013

Francine Busby, Democrat Party Leader

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Francine Busby has taken over the reins of the San Diego County Democratic Party, elected its chairwoman Jan. 17, 2013. Busby has been a party leader since running unsuccessfully for Congress in 2004 against Republican incumbent Randy "Duke" Cunningham. She ran for Congress again in 2006 against Republican Brian Bilbray after Cunningham resigned from office, admitted he had accepted bribes from defense contractors and evaded taxes and went to jail. Bubsy lost but made another unsuccessful run in 2010 against Bilbray. She has served as the party's North County vice chairwoman and in a variety of other posts ranging from fundraising to strategic planning and candidate training.
COD - Jenni Prisk

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March 28, 2013

San Diego Padres - Ron Fowler

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

An avid sports enthusiast, Ron is co-owner and Executive Chairman of the San Diego Padres. Additionally, he chairs the Executive Committee of the San Diego Sports Commission/Hall of Champions. From 1987-1991, he was the Owner/Managing General Partner of the San Diego Sockers professional soccer team. In 1991, he was recognized as "San Diego Sports Businessman of the Year." He served as Treasurer and Trustee for the U.S. Olympic Training Center and was chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Padres Planning. He was the founding chair of the San Diego International Sports Council, chair of the San Diego Super Bowl Task Force and of the 2003 Super Bowl Host Committee. In 2009, he was named a Distinguished American by the National Football Foundation. In addition, Ron contributes his time and resources to numerous other civic and philanthropic organizations.
Chair of the Day: Sandy Purdon

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March 21, 2013

Brown Bag Lunch Meeting

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Chairs of the Day: Diana Mar-Jip Chuh and Lambert Hsu

March 14, 2013

Camp Enterprise

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

The Choices We Make
Our individual experience is the result of the choices we make - whether in our business or personal lives. Come prepared to share with Camp Enterprise students the decisions you've made that have impacted your life. Then, hear the choices a local para-triathlete, Oz Sanchez, made for himself that changed the course of his life. Choose to inspire and be inspired at Club 33's 38th Camp Enterprise kick-off luncheon.
Chair of the Day: Wes Wilmers

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March 7, 2013

'Mariachi: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

To launch San Diego Opera’s Mariachi Week in San Diego, internationally renowned mariachi expert Jeff Nevin, Ph.D., will describe the history of mariachi, from its roots as a rural folk music in Mexico through its position today as one of the great musical traditions of the world. He will describe the different types of song mariachis play, why they dress the way they do, and how mariachis in the United States are driving the evolution of mariachi today.
Chair of the Day: Ian Campbell

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February 28, 2013

Vincent Stanley: 'Patagonia'

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

The Responsible Company
Vincent Stanley, the outdoor outfitter guru and coauthor with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, will talk about how Patagonia – step by step and misstep – has made its work progressively more responsible. Vincent now shares what he has learned with companies as large as Wal-Mart and as small as the corner microbrewery. He will describe some simple, crucial steps businesses can take to thrive in an uncertain economy while reducing their social and environmental harm. He argues the need for companies to:
Reduce their environmental foot print (and its skyrocketing cost);
Make legitimate long lasting products;
Reclaim deep knowledge of their business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come; and
Earn the trust (and business) they need by treating their workers, customers and communities fairly and with respect.
Chair of the Day: Doug Arbon

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February 21, 2013

Global Health Diplomacy: SDSU and UCSD Reach Out

Downtown Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom - Noon

Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH
Professor, Global Health, SDSU
Adjunct Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, UCSD
SDSU and UCSD are home to a unique PhD program in global health. The students working in this program address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, non-communicable diseases, tobacco use, and also foreign policy. Dr. Tom Novotny, co-director of the program and former US Assistant Surgeon General, will talk about the new face of global health science and its role in foreign policy. He will describe the important work being done internationally by SDSU/UCSD PhD students and how the program prepares them for future work.
Chair of the Day: Joyce Gattas

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February 14, 2013

Legacy of Lincoln and the USMC Brass Quintet

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Judge Kevin Enright presents "Legacy of Lincoln" and the USMC Brass Quintet provides music. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War and death of Abraham Lincoln, we pause to consider the “Legacy of Lincoln.” We celebrate his birthday on February 12. Steven Spielberg’s masterful movie, “Lincoln,” is up for many Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. There is much we can learn from Lincoln, the man and the President. He wrote and said many wonderful things, some not generally well known. As we reflect on his worthy traits of character and values, we consider what they mean to us as individuals and to America.
Chair of the Day: Bill Enright

February 7, 2013

Human Trafficking by Detectives Eric Drilling and Marc Jose

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

If you think human trafficking just happens in foreign countries, think again. It's happening in your state, your city, your neighborhood. The victims aren't just one particular socio-economic slice of society - they come from poor families and rich families. They are someone's child, someone's grandchild. Hear more about how this epidemic is being approached from the professionals who see it every day.
Chair of the Day: Andy Liska

January 31, 2013

22nd Annual Local Heroes

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

The Police Chief, the District Attorney and the Sheriff join the Rotary Club of San Diego to recognize local heroes from 2012.
Chair of the Day: Bob Arnhym

January 24, 2013

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

From the outset, 2013 is shaping up to be a year of new beginnings for the City of San Diego. Newly-elected City Council President Todd Gloria pays a visit to discuss his new role, the new administration, his new Council colleagues, his vision for his new district, and the new challenges and priorities that lay ahead in what will be a busy and critical year for San Diego.
Chair of the Day: Kris Michell

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January 17, 2013

The Big Swing Band and Its Influence in America

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

The 17-piece Rancho Santa Fe Big Band and its Emmy Award winning leader, Dr Jack Wheaton, present a live performance of the music of the great American Songbook and sounds of the Great Bands that played it. The program of music and history will relive the great music of the 1930s and 1940s played around the country, and the important influence it had on America during its most challenging times.
Chair of the Day: Dominick Addario

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January 10, 2013

Economic Forecast

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

What's ahead for the U.S. economy in 2013? Dark clouds remain on the horizon due to the so-called fiscal cliff, rising tax rates, burgeoning government debt coupled with a twisted stimulus policy, and a European economy deep in recession. Large numbers of corporations and investors remain in cash where they are willing to lose purchasing power rather than risk committing to an area of the market. Where will the smart money go? Bill Holland and Linda Stirling will go head to head on these turbulent issues, answering your questions as to where money will be treated best. Join us for a look ahead into the economics of 2013.
Chair of the Day: Bert Wahlen

January 3, 2013

DARK for New Year Holidays

Back on Jan. 10, 2013

December 27, 2012

DARK for Christmas Holidays

Back on Jan. 10, 2013

December 20, 2012

Come Together: It's Christmas!

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Come help us kick off the Holiday Season with the
Rotary Chorus, The La Jolla Brass, soloists, and even Saint Nick will be there! Director Steve Hubbard with co-chairs Suzy Spafford, Jack Anthony, and Colin Wied have put together a special gift just for Rotarians and guests.
Chair of the Day: Steve Hubbard

December 13, 2012

Rotary Holiday Auction

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

There are at least two special reasons to come to our next Club 33 meeting: to support our fundraising efforts for the annual Diana Venable Scholarship Fund Auction and to hear philanthropist Darlene Shiley.
Plan to do your holiday shopping and bring your shop-aholic spouse and friends to the annual Club #33 Holiday auction­ - silent bidding starts at 10:30 a.m. There will be champagne and quality time to “network” with fellow Rotarians.
Darlene Shiley, president of The Shiley Foundation and trustee of all Shiley family trusts, is an active community volunteer and philanthropist with a presence at the major universities in San Diego and beyond. She and her late husband, Donald, a pioneer in the medical device field, have made significant leadership gifts to San Diego State University (SDSU), the University of San Diego (USD), the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and the University of Portland.
Chair of the Day: Sid Tobiason

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December 6, 2012

RADM Garry Bonelli, U.S. Navy SEAL Series II, Strategy

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

50 Years of U.S. Navy SEALs
A look at Naval Special Warfare – past, present and future. From yesterday’s “naked warrior” – the frogmen of World War II to today’s high-tech, globally interconnected SEALs and special boat teams, it all starts with a run along the Coronado Silver Strand and a swim in the big blue Pacific.
Chair of the Day: RADM Dixon Smith

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November 29, 2012

CAPT Thomas Chaby - U.S. Navy SEAL Series I, Operations

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

"Building Tomorrow's Warrior Today"
CAPT Tom Chaby, Naval Special Warfare Center, will be speaking about the processes and programs that are in place to make a Navy SEAL ready for life on and off the battlefield.
Chair of the Day: Kate Carinder

November 22, 2012

DARK for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all. See you on Nov. 29.
Chair of the Day: Mr. Gobbler

November 15, 2012

Milton Ezrati, Economist, Lord Abbett

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

“Opportunity in the Absence of Good News.”
Milton will, obviously, comment on the election, less from a political standpoint than from an economic and investment perspective. Apart from that, the fundamentals on which the bulk of the talk will dwell turn on valuation. Markets are priced today for fear, even after the stock market’s good gains. Low-risk assets, the “risk-off trade” in the jargon of Wall Street, offer piddling yields, suggesting that people will still pay dearly to avoid risk. High risk assets, the “risk-on trade,” are priced low relative to historic benchmarks. In such a situation, markets need not see good news to move up. All they need is to avoid the disaster for which they are implicitly priced. And on the big issues of the day — the fiscal cliff, Europe’s crisis, and the economy — muddling through looks much more likely than disaster.
Chair of the Day: Linda Stirling

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November 8, 2012

Monkey Business - Club 33 Goes to the Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is world renown for its animal collection, botanical gardens and Institute for Conservation Research. This success is the result of a very effective organization. This program will provide you with an opportunity visit the Zoo and hear how the Zoological Society of San Diego was founded and grew to be “World Famous”. CEO Doug Myers will provide an overview of the current enterprise of San Diego Zoo Global, including its significant economic impact on the region, as well as the future opportunities for growth.
Chair of the Day: Berit Durler

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November 1, 2012

Proton Cancer Therapy; Todd Hoff, Scripps Mercy Hospital

Downtown Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom - Noon

“Conformal Proton Beam Radiation Therapy-What is it, how does it work, and what can it add to cancer care? “
This lecture will discuss proton beam radiation therapy and the unique role this form of radiation treatment plays in modern cancer management. The history of proton beam radiation therapy will be briefly reviewed, and several clinical examples will be given. The talk will conclude with an overview of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center which is currently nearing completion in Mira Mesa, followed by questions.
Chair of the Day: Tom Gammiere

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October 25, 2012

Lt. Gov. of CA, Gavin Newsom

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU WILL BE BRINGING A GUEST TO LUNCH.
California boasts the ninth largest economy in the world, home to 50 Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s highest draw of venture capital. But without a comprehensive economic and workforce development strategy, which the state has lacked for more than a decade, California will not maintain the leadership role as America’s opportunity capital. Newsom will discuss his Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda for California, articulating a vision for success in bolstering California’s economic competitiveness and making it an engine for success in this ever-changing world.
Chair of the Day: Phil Blair

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October 18, 2012

Deborah Barrow, Library Director, City of San Diego

Crowne Plaza, Hanalei Ballroom, Mission Valley Hotel Circle North

Libraries More Relevant Than Ever
Nationally, libraries are more popular and relevant than ever. These trends are reflected locally with the San Diego Public Library meeting a growing range of needs with free and comprehensive access to information, resources and services. Learn how the summer 2013 opening of the iconic new Central Library will not only transform downtown but also provide San Diegans with a world-class center for learning and literacy.
Chair of the Day: Mel Katz

October 11, 2012

Marjorie Morrison, Psychotherapist for the Military

Crowne Plaza, Hanalei Ballroom, Mission Valley Hotel Circle North

While San Diego is America’s number one Navy town, our understanding of the issues facing our young people who go into battle, even when they are not physically injured, is very limited. Marjorie Morrison, a psychotherapist working with our military, will help us understand the issues of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), depression and unbelievably high rates of suicide. Come understand what the issues are, what we can do about it, and how we can assist these young people’s transition back into civilian life.
Chair of the Day: Kimberly Bond, CEO of Mental Health Systems

October 4, 2012

Mayor Jerry Sanders' Farewell

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Since taking office in 2005, the Honorable Jerry Sanders, has taken San Diego from the brink of fiscal collapse to one of the best-run cities in America, with budget surpluses projected for the next 5 years. Under his watch, we've seen pension reform, environmental and clean technology advances, water reliability, and repair of long-neglected infrastructure systems. In this last appearance at our podium as Mayor, let's recognize our own Club 33 Rotarian for his leadership and dedicated public service.
Chair of the Day: Patti Roscoe

September 27, 2012

Behind The Scenes At The Olympics!

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Go behind the scenes of the Olympics with an in depth conversation between Olympic Medalist and winner of the New York City Marathon Meb Keflezighi and his long time friend Steven Luke, multiple Emmy award winning journalist and reporter for NBC at the London Olympics. Both will share their experiences, surprises, observations and lessons learned. Bring a guest and even have a photo op!
Chair of the Day: Tracy Sundlun

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September 20, 2012

The Artist’s Safari: Capturing Africa with Pens, Lens & Paintbrush

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Nature and wildlife artist, Fred Krakowiak, combines his artistic craft with his rich experience of safari in South Africa to bring you his program, The Artist’s Safari. From teaching African school children how to paint to face-to-face encounters with crocodiles, cape buffalo, and charging elephants, Krakowiak brings you close to the action! The overall result is a unique look into the world and adventure of an African safari seen through the eyes of an artist. For further information on Fred Krakowiak visit his Web site at www.maverickbrushstrokes.com.
Chair of the Day: Suzy Spafford

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September 13, 2012

Mr. San Diego

Crowne Plaza, Hanalei Ballroom, Mission Valley Hotel Circle North

This year’s Mr. San Diego is Father Joe Carroll. Father Joe has made an indelible imprint on San Diego with his approach to the homeless and disadvantaged. The outreach, now in its thirty plus years, has provided services to young and old unfortunate members of our community. The Village and the Toussaint Academy are cornerstones in providing a Continuum of Care that is the hallmark of Father Joe’s amazing outreach. Please join us as we celebrate his remarkable accomplishments and his dedication.
Chair of the Day: Fred Frye

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September 6, 2012

Paul Viviano, Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

UC San Diego Health System is a nationally ranked academic health system and is also ranked number one in San Diego by U.S. News & World Report. Under the direction of its new CEO, the Health System continues to provide excellent patient- and family-centered care, advance medical discoveries, and educate health care professionals. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of UC San Diego Health System, its community impact and its future strategic initiatives, including the Jacobs Medical Center.
Chair of the Day: Vivian Reznik

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August 30, 2012

Your Vision. Our Future. Our Greater San Diego Vision

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Bob Kelly, President and CEO, The San Diego Foundation
Our Greater San Diego Vision is a blueprint, a map, and so much more. It weaves together aspiration – seeing what tomorrow could and should be – and inspiration – the excitement and energy to make that tomorrow real. This is just the start. From here, together, we must act. The San Diego Foundation Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement will steward the Vision and help move the region forward by convening stakeholders, informing decisions, engaging people, and impacting the evolution of this paradise we call our home.
Chair of the Day: Peter MacCracken

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August 23, 2012

Twitter in 20

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Think of this presentation as the “Rosetta Stone” for Twitter. Melonie Gallegos of Fandom Marketing will cover Twitter talk, providing insight into the unique language used by people on Twitter. Learn definitions of commonly used words, how to use hashtags and the do’s of proper Twitter etiquette. Plus, learn why Twitter is an important communication tool for businesses today.
Melonie is a digital marketing strategist with over a decade of large agency and entrepreneurial experience with brands like Bumble Bee, WD-40, Kyocera and Sport Chalet.
*For those of you already on Twitter, come prepared to “tweet” during our presentation using #rotary33 to watch them live on a Minglestream tweetwall.
Chair of the Day, Jen Martino

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August 16, 2012

Helping You Keep Up: What's New in Slang

Crowne Plaza, Hanalei Ballroom, Mission Valley Hotel Circle North

Working from the position that slang is where the action is in language change, and knowing how hard it is for Grant to keep up -- and he does this for a living--Grant will give the audience a bit of an edge with the younger crowd by running through slang he has gathered this year from high school and college kids across the country. Grant will also report on the growth and progress of the radio show "A Way with Words," which is heard over the air in 26 states and broadcast locally on KPBS.
Grant Barrett, Way Word Radio
Chair of the Day, Tom Karlo

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August 9, 2012

The Emancipation Proclamation: First Steps to Freedom

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Gabe Selak, Public Programs Manager, San Diego History Center
2012 markes the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln’s first attempt to end slavery in America. Unfortunately, it only freed those slaves in the seceded states, but did not affect the lives of those living in the loyal Union states until the ratification of the 13th Amendment in 1865. This talk looks at the events leading up to the Proclamation, why Lincoln waited to draft it, the terms of the Proclamation, and its immediate impact on the North and South in America, and more. Talk finishes with a brief look at the unfortunate continuation of slavery today.

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August 2, 2012

The San Diego Film Festival: Significant Economic Driver for San Diego

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

A film festival, done right, is more than glitz, glamour and paparazzi. It’s a serious economic superstar that supports jobs, generates tax revenue, gains significant media exposure for the city and brings a lot of revenue to local businesses. In fact the amount of money spent on producing a film festival generates 10 times that amount back to the community. $1 Million generates $10 Million; $6 million dollars generates up to $60 million – money spent in the form of lodging, meals, transportation, recreation and discretionary spending. This year the San Diego Film Festival will be re-launched with a new Board with a bold vision, passion and the plan to make San Diego a major festival destination.
Dale Strack, Chairman, SD Film Festival -- A successful business executive, Dale brings innovative new business strategies to each opportunity from launching a thriving publishing company to building a real estate franchise from 30 offices to over 900. Serving as a consultant with dozens of national companies, including Tony Robbins’ companies. He is a graduate of Temple University and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He is a partner in Mantooth Films.

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July 26, 2012

Wayne Darbeau, President/CEO, Port of San Diego; John Pasha, Senior Vice President, Pasha Automotive Services

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

“Top Banana” and “Car Port:” Our Port Delivers the Goods! San Diego’s history dates back to the discovery of its naturally protected, deep-water port by Juan Cabrillo in 1542. Today, the port tidelands are managed by the Port District, which balances commercial, recreational and maritime uses … including two distinct cargo terminals in two cities. Why two? Port President/CEO Wayne Darbeau and Pasha Automotive Services Senior VP John Pasha will tell the two-terminals story on July 26
Chair of the Day: Irene McCormack

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July 19, 2012

Public Safety Realignment: Progress San Diego County

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon

San Diego County Chief Probation Officer Mack Jenkins will cover the implementation of Public Safety Realignment which shifts responsibilities for criminal offenders from the state to the counties. Chief Jenkins will describe the San Diego County plan for addressing what many criminal justice practitioners describe as the most significant change in California criminal justice in decades.
Chair of the Day: Sheriff Bill Gore

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July 12, 2012

Change of Command - President Jo Dee C. Jacob

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Outgoing President Wayne Goodermote will pass the gavel to incoming President Jo Dee C. Jacob. After being sworn in by Mayor Jerry Sanders, Jo Dee will introduce her new Board of Directors and share her vision for Club 33 in her year.
What most of us don’t know about Jo Dee is that she’s a “born again” country music fan. Come learn her story of “The Road to Amarillo” and be entertained by the foot-tappin,’ boot scootin’ sounds of Ray McKewon’s Xceptional Music Company's Tribute to Country Music. Yee-haw!
Chair of the Day: Past President Wayne Goodermote

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July 5, 2012

Day After Independence Day - Dark

None

We are dark because of Independence Day the day before. Have a safe holiday.

June 28, 2012

President Wayne Goodermote's Roast

Crowne Plaza (Hotel Circle) - Hanalei Ballroom

Is he a physicist: E = MC2? Is he a commitment freak? How does he really feel about enjoyment from participation in Club 33? Did he really have a Murphy bed installed in the Club 33 conference room to save trips back and forth to Poway? Was his term a Centennial celebration or something more sinister?
In this day of social media, the truth is out there in the form of pictures, testimonials, songs, reenactments, innuendo and spin. You will have to see this Roast in person because YouTube will not do it justice. Come help Wayne join the Ancient Order of the “Has-Beens.”
COD: Bonnie Schwartz

June 21, 2012

Steve Breen, U-T San Diego Cartoonist

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom C

Steve Breen will focus on the role of an editorial cartoonist at a daily newspaper as well as his profession's place in a changing media environment. Steve will share a bit about his back-story and what his day at the paper is like. He will also show some of his favorite cartoons and will close by pulling a (willing) participant from the audience and drawing their caricature live.
COD: Chuck Pretto

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June 14, 2012

Mayoral Candidates' Debate

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

DeMaio-Filner Face-off: After a year-long political slugfest, the top two vote-getters for Mayor of San Diego -- City Councilman Carl DeMaio (Rep.) and U.S. Congressman Bob Filner (Dem.) -- will talk about where they stand on the budget, a Chargers stadium, the infrastructure, jobs, Balboa Park and more -- and tell us why they should be our city's next leader in a discussion facilitated by UT-San Diego columnist Diane Bell. This is the first head-to-head opportunity to see and hear these two candidates spell out their differences heading into November's general election.
COD: Diane Bell

June 7, 2012

The Second Annual Heilbron Awards

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon

Presented by the San Diego Business Journal in partnership with Rotary Club 33 of San Diego and named after the club’s first president, The Heilbron Awards was designed to recognize small, medium and large public and private companies that exemplify the pay it forward spirit – that give of themselves and their professional expertise to advance the well being and success of others in the community. This year's Heilbron Awards program is sponsored by Higgs, Fletcher & Mack L.L.P.
COD: Bonnie Schwartz and Karen Hutchens

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May 31, 2012

George Takei - Actor, best known for role as Hikaru Sulu, helsman of the USS Enterprise in the tv series 'Star Trek'

Downtown Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom - Noon

George Takei stars in the world premiere of "Allegiance," an epic story of love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment opening in September at The Old Globe. The musical, co-starring Tony winner Lea Salonga ("Miss Saigon"), is Broadway bound. Takei, who was interned as a child, will talk about his life and "Allegiance."
COD: Joyce Gattas

May 24, 2012

Del Mar Race Track

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Joe Harper, director, president, general manager & CEO
The Del Mar Race Track...a little history, the Hollywood connection, what’s going on in today’s gaming market and a few stories by Joe Harper
COD: Larry Stirling

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May 17, 2012

Growing Young and Winning Wellness

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

"Watch Yourself Grow Younger, Living the Passionate Life"

Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho la Puerta (Tecate, Baja) and The Golden Door (Escondido, Calif.) fitness spas, philanthropist and arts patron.

Americans are less healthy than ever. Deborah Szekely says it's going to take a cultural revolution and political will to reverse that trend. Through her latest project, Wellness Spring, Deborah's building a movement to focus on wellness, a movement she believes will change the world. As she celebrates her 90th birthday in this month honoring seniors, Deborah epitomizes what living "well" can do. "You can actually watch yourself grow younger, but it will take work," she says, and she's going to tell us how.
COD: Karin Winner

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May 10, 2012

Stephen C. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, USD School of Law

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

COD: Tom Fetter
Is There a “Crisis” in Legal Education and What Should Be Done About It?

SD Law is the most highly ranked law school in San Diego and in Southern California (south of LA);
Legal educators consistently rate its faculty among the top 25 in the nation. USD Law graduates make up a considerable portion of the local bar. They include nearly sitting 100 judges, most of them in San Diego County and Southern California. In addition to the school's impact on the local bench and bar, USD has many distinguished graduates who have succeeded in areas outside of the practice of law, including 2 of the top 3 executives at Qualcomm and the general managers of the Chicago Cubs and Indiana Pacers, and others who have reached national prominence. Two of its graduates serve as members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, including the current Chairman, David Camp (R-Michigan).

The legal profession is somewhat beleaguered at present. Student applications to law schools are at a 20 year low. Law firms are consolidating. Law graduates are having a tough time gaining employment in both the public and private sectors. Some are suing their alma maters, claiming they were victims of false advertising regarding employment prospects. Such cases have now been brought against 35 law schools. Legal education is increasingly complex, specialized and expensive. Students graduate with debt loads averaging over $100,000.

The questions Dean Ferruolo would like to address regarding the state of legal education are relevant and timely. The future of legal education has become a regular topic in the media and newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; rarely a day passes without articles or blogs being written on this issue. This is an important topic and one that Dean Ferruolo is uniquely positioned to address. He became dean of USD school of law in August 2011 after more than 20 years in legal practice as a business lawyer in national law firms, 12 of them in San Diego; prior to law school, he was a professor of history who wrote about the history of universities.

May 3, 2012

“The Jack in the Box Business; Keeping the Brand Relevant”

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Linda Lang, CEO, Jack-in-the-Box
The U.S. restaurant industry is highly competitive and mature. High unemployment and fuel costs have led to a decline in dining out. The result has been a slowdown in growth and the closing of many restaurants over the past three years.
In addition, customers are more demanding in terms of service level, convenience and value. The purpose of the presentation is to provide an overview of the Jack in the Box business and to share key strategic initiatives to keep our brand relevant.
COD: Mike Morton, Jr.

April 26, 2012

Robert Heyer, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

·The mission of the United States Secret Service is to safeguard the nation's financial infrastructure and payment systems to preserve the integrity of the economy, and to protect national leaders, visiting heads of state and government, designated sites and National Special Security Events.
·The vision of the United States Secret Service is to uphold the tradition of excellence in its investigative and protective mission through a dedicated, highly-trained, diverse, partner-oriented workforce that employs progressive technology and promotes professionalism.
COD: April Langwell, FBI

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April 19, 2012

The Rotary Foundation Contributor: Rich? Or Just Like You and Me?

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Helene Kalfuss, Ph.D., Past Governor, District 5330
Performing miracles does not take a Bill Gates or Warren Buffet wallet. The Rotary Foundation performs miracles every day with the contributions of its members. This presentation will show you how a very small contribution can completely change a life and why it is so important to give whatever you can afford to give every year.
COD: Stan Hartman

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April 12, 2012

Roger Hedgecock

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Roger Hedgecock, formerly with Clear Channel, has made a move to join KFMB radio. Roger is doing a show from 3 to 6 PM Monday through Friday and also does TV, Internet and satellite. His show is the top rated in town. Roger will cover the national scene from Republican Presidential politics to gas prices to the latest congressional and Presidential happenings. He will also take a look at the State of California and its troubled green future. So come with your questions.
COD: Brian Lange

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April 5, 2012

Brown Bag Lunch Day

At Multiple Club 33 Business Locations

You should join other Club 33 members attending our meeting April 5 at one of the 12 business locations hosting our Brown Bag Lunch Meetings. Call our office if you have not made your reservation for a Brown Bag Lunch Meeting site and we will sign you on for an available location. Call ASAP because some locations are already SOLD OUT.
COD: Marlee J Ehrenfeld

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March 29, 2012

While You Weren’t Looking, Latin America Has Been Booming

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Charles S. Shapiro, President of the Institute of the Americas and former Ambassador to Venezuela
While the U.S. was focused on other issues, Latin America has been booming. The Fortune 500 companies know this. Caterpillar and GE project huge profit increases in Latin America. Don’t think just Brazil. Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama are growing rapidly. Mexico is poised to take off and is on the verge of having the majority of its population in the middle class.
COD: George Gildred

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March 22, 2012

“Life’s a Blur,” Jeremy Poincenot, SDSU Rotaract & Blind Golfer

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Jeremy Poincenot describes his dramatic experience of shifting from fully-sighted, happy-go-lucky college sophomore, to legally blind motivational speaker and World Blind Golf Champion.
Through his honest and moving account of learning to not only accept but also to embrace his blindness, Jeremy delivers memorable insights about developing resilience in response to adversity.
Jeremy is currently Executive Vice President of SDSU Rotaract and has facilitated at Camp Enterprise in 2011 and 2012.
COD: Jenni Prisk

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March 15, 2012

'How Did I Get Here?'

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

CLUB 33 MEMBERS, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GUEST TO THIS SPECIAL MEETING. ROTARIANS FROM OTHER CLUBS ARE WELCOME, TOO, BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. RSVP BY MONDAY, MARCH 12 AT NOON. 619.299.3309
When Tony Hawk got his first skateboard at age nine, he had no intention of ever making a living at it. Now as the world's most famous skateboarder, and a San Diego County local, Tony will talk about how following his passion has led to a very successful entrepreneurial career. He will also discuss how his foundation works to give back by creating skate parks and empowering youth in low-income communities.
COD: Craig Blower

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March 8, 2012

Dreaming About Koalas for the San Diego Zoo

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Georgeanne Irvine, Associate Director of Communications/Development, San Diego Zoo
Georgeanne will share an adventure tale about a 1924-25 expedition aboard a steamship to bring back the San Diego Zoo’s first-ever koalas from Australia. From major storms to an alligator escapee on deck to the Zoo director single-handedly caring for 200 unusual Aussie animals onboard the ship, this story is filled with drama and intrigue. Included in her presentation will be dozens of historical photos.
COD: Fred Frye

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March 1, 2012

Fred Maas, Pacific EcoCompanies (CCDC)

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Mr. Maas will discuss the status of Downtown Sports and Entertainment District, the Union Tribune's 10th Avenue Terminal proposal and the urgent need for the expansion of the Convention Center. Maas will also comment on the loss of redevelopment downtown and its impact on the future of the Downtown Community Plan.
COD: Kris Michell

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February 23, 2012

Melinda Richter, Founder/CEO of Prescience International

Downtown Sheraton East - Pavilion - Noon

Nurturing the Seeds of Innovation
If innovation is defined as a change that creates and adds value, and provides a competitive advantage here and now, where does innovation grow and thrive? Melinda Richter will share how she has worked to create these places that put forth a new model of innovation, providing big company, capital-efficient infrastructures for early stage companies and making success faster, cheaper and easier. Showcasing a case study on her collaborative work with Johnson & Johnson's recently opened Janssen Labs, Richter will also share examples of her successes with the San Jose BioCenter and the Environmental Business Cluster-one of the first cleantech incubators established in the U.S.
COD: Joe Farrage

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February 16, 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Operation Bigs – Mentoring children with a deployed Marine or Navy parent

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Paul Palmer will speak about how Big Brothers Big Sisters changes lives of children in our community with one-to-one mentoring. This includes our military children, who are the often-forgotten victims of war.
COD: Frank Arrington

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February 9, 2012

Centennial Salute to Our Military Program

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Come honor nearly 50 San Diego-based sailors and marines who have been recognized by their commands as among the best of the best! You’ll have the opportunity to sit with them and extend that warm Rotary welcome in person!
Speaker: MGen. Ron Bailey, USMC, Commanding General of the First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, will speak on what’s next with Iraq and Afghanistan winding down.
COD: Rick Huenefeld

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February 2, 2012

John Lynch, Vice Chairman/CEO of U-T San Diego

Downtown Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom - Noon

The Union Tribune… no longer a newspaper!
On December 8, 2011 Doug Manchester and John Lynch purchased the San Diego Union Tribune. According to the new ownership, "The 143 year old business had seen a steep decline in the last ten years of the Copley ownership and the slashing, cost cutting years of the Platinum Equity."
Manchester and Lynch have forged a bold plan to reposition and grow the U-T, through building a large, innovative integrated media business. John Lynch will detail some of the challenges, and the vision for growing the UT brand.
COD: Paul Palmer

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January 26, 2012

Dysfunction 101: SD Education System in Crisis

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

State factors: Budget-no discussion of reform
Local factors
Overview of SDUSD:
Socioeconomic/language
Unions
school board
Districts Culture
Lack of data
No accountability
Can it be fixed?
Governance
Budgeting
Accountability
Collaboration
Business community
Scott Barnett, Trustee of SD Unified School District
COD: Richard Ledford

January 19, 2012

Using Human Stem Cells to Understand and Treat Diseases of the Brain

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Larry Goldstein, Ph.D.
Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program
UCSD School of Medicine
Stem cell technologies bring new and powerful opportunities to understand and treat previously untreatable brain disorders. In my talk, I will discuss how we are trying to use human embryonic and other types of stem cells to develop new methods to understand, and eventually treat Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), Alzheimer's Disease, and other related diseases of the brain by generating new approaches for drug discovery or therapy.
COD: Vivian Reznik, M.D., MPH

January 12, 2012

21st Annual Local Heroes Program

Crowne Plaza San Diego - 2270 Hotel Circle North

Law Enforcement’s Salute to Local Heroes, one of Club 33’s most popular events, is set for Jan. 12. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore and San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne will honor seven recipients with this year’s awards.
Chair of the Day: Bob Arnhym

January 5, 2012

Annual Economic Forecast

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

Even with seven straight increases in the U.S. index of leading economic indicators, investors are weary of market gyrations and a ten-year range-bound stock market. Europe is in a recession, the Chinese growth engine is sputtering, and the U.S. government is fifteen trillion dollars in debt with unemployment hovering around 9%. This worldwide crisis of confidence just may be distracting investors from opportunities in markets that typically climb a wall of worry. Join Bill Holland and Linda Stirling to hear their economic forecast for 2012.
COD: Bert Wahlen

December 29, 2011

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Happy New Year!

December 22, 2011

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Merry Christmas!

December 15, 2011

Annual Holiday Program

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Join us for our annual Holiday Program for good food, fellowship and songs of the season. Please register at the link below if you are bringing a guest. Thank you.

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December 8, 2011

Ernest Rady & Diana Venable Scholarship Fund Auction

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Harbor Island Ballroom

There are at least two reasons to come to our next Club 33 meeting: to support our fundraising efforts for the annual Diana Venable Scholarship Fund Auction and to hear entrepreneur and philanthropist Ernest Rady.
Plan to do your holiday shopping and bring your shop-aholic spouse and friends to the annual Club #33 Holiday auction - silent bidding starts at 10:30 a.m. There will be champagne and quality time to “network” with fellow Rotarians. What an appropriate way to trigger the LIVE AUCTION in support of Rotary’s Diana Venable Scholarship Fund!
Our program will be Mr. Ernest Rady. Volunteer work and charitable endeavors have continued to be a priority for Mr. Rady with the focus on education, health and wellbeing of children and scientific research. In recent years, Mr. Rady and the Rady Family Foundation donated significant funds to support both the UCSD School of Management and the construction of a new pavilion at Children’s Hospital. In appreciation of his support, UCSD named their management school the Rady School, and Children’s Hospital became Rady Children’s Hospital.
Oh! I have thought of two more reasons to come to our next meeting: meeting and greeting our other great members and the wonderful lunch that we will have. That’s four good reasons. See you next week!
COD: Jo Dee Jacob

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December 1, 2011

Music for Everyone: The San Diego Symphony in December

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

From start to finish, December is a big month at the San Diego Symphony. And to help us get into the spirit of the season, our guest speaker, Ward Gill, will be here to tell us all that's happening at Copley Symphony Hall. Most notably, December will feature the magic and majesty of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its glorious Ode to Joy, one of the most popular musical masterpieces of all time. Later in the month, it's the festive Holiday Pops, led by conductor Matthew Garbutt, complete with special guests--the San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Children's Chorus and Mariachi Champaña Nevin. Perhaps Ward will even offer us a peek at a surprise or two that have made the Holiday Pops one of San Diego's most enduring holiday traditions.
But there's even more. The Symphony begins the month in grand style with Vivaldi's The Four Seasons—a favorite for the ages. This classical gem conjures up frozen winter landscapes and warm summer days...from the sounds of spring to cool autumn colors. And I hear there's even a free family concert this month as the Symphony hosts its CD launch party for the newest children's classic, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant.
Don’t miss December at the Symphony. There's music for everyone!
COD-Joyce Glazer

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November 24, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2011

Veterans Program by Ronne Froman

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

As we celebrate Veterans Day, it is important to understand the issues that our Vets are facing today. US Military personnel are having difficulty bridging the gap from combat to civilian life. There is significant unemployment, homelessness, drug abuse, and incarceration among veterans attempting to make this transition.
In today's difficult economic climate, the military continues to look for ways to improve the transition process for all separating service members and their families. The existing transition program (TAP) provided by the military addresses a one aspect of transition. While it can appear that Wounded Warriors continue to get more attention in this area than others, the military is focused on providing an efficient and effective program that better prepares all service members for transition to civilian life.
Rear Admiral Faison will discuss the military's current transition process and all the great work the military is doing right now for Wounded Warriors.
Ronne Froman will talk about what else needs to be done and most specifically about REBOOT, a San Diego founded program that is providing behavior training to help bridge the gap.
COD: Nikki Clay

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November 10, 2011

Bill Geppert, 'Our San Diego Vision'

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon

In June of this year, a diverse group of more than 150 people from across the region assembled to kick off Our Greater San Diego Vision, an ambitious initiative to activate an unprecedented level of public engagement across the San Diego region to create a shared vision for the future. Task forces have been working to develop options to address the region's future needs in four key areas: economic development; education; housing, transportation and cost of living; and cultural and community amenities. Bill Geppert will be updating us on the progress and tell us how the public will ultimately be presented with choices.
COD: Kris Michell

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November 3, 2011

Club 33 Centennial Birthday Program - Founder's Day

Crowne Plaza San Diego - 2270 Hotel Circle North

Join us to celebrate 100 Years of Service to San Diego as Club 33 hits the century mark. There will be a reception before the meeting with historical items that you will want to see. Refreshments will be served.
Our meeting will feature speakers, singers and videos that look back at what has been and ahead at what is to come.
Reception: 11:15 AM
Meeting: Noon
Founder's Day Committee Chair - Mark Trotter
COD: Ben Clay

October 27, 2011

Jim Waring, CleanTECH San Diego

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

"Lead from the front, or get run over from behind. San Diego's effort to be a global leader in the emerging sustainable economy."
Companies and governments worldwide are changing the way they do business - increasing profits and productivity, while using less resources and increasing the use of clearer energy. Sustainability is an economic movement, not a political one. CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation's premier cleantech cluster organizations, its mission is to make the region a global leader in the cleantech economy.
Today's presentation will begin with an overview of San Diego's vibrant, diverse and growing cleantech community. In addition, two CleanTECH San Diego members, Swinerton Builders and Sapphire Energy will present.
Swinerton will share the amazing opportunities to reduce both costs and energy usage in existing buildings, an essential element of reducing our carbon footprint. Sapphire will share its vision of the future, where our country reduces or possibly eliminates the need to foreign sourced energy through the conversion of algae to fuel.
COD: Mel Katz

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October 20, 2011

Elliott Hirshman, President, San Diego State University

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Elliot Hirshman began his tenure as the eighth president of San Diego State University in July 2011. President Hirshman will discuss with Rotary members the university’s development over the last 25 years, the current environment in higher education, and future directions for the university
COD: Ben Clay

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October 13, 2011

Doing the Right Thing for Kids; A San Diego Story

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

San Diegans can take pride in the way San Diego medical institutions organized and collaborated to provide excellent healthcare for the children of our region. This is the story about how a small hospital for children with polio in the 1950s grew to be the largest children’s hospital in California and ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals.
Kathleen Sellick, CEO, Children’s Hospital
COD: Phil Blair

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October 6, 2011

KPBS: Where News Matters

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

In its 51 year history KPBS has evolved into a national leader in public media taking risks and boldly expanding its news service. Today KPBS is well on its way toward being the premier local news and information source serving the San Diego and Imperial Valley communities. General Manager Tom Karlo will talk about this vision and how KPBS’ business and revenue strategies are leading the organization into the future.
COD: TBD

September 29, 2011

Operation Smoking Dragon

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Bob Hamer will detail my three year undercover assignment targeting a Chinese criminal syndicate which lead to more than 30 separate indictments for crimes ranging from a $60 million surface-to-air missile conspiracy, the North Korean Supernote, drugs, and counterfeit goods.
COD: April Langwell

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September 22, 2011

Roxanna Velasquez - SD Museum of Art

Downtown Sheraton East - Pavilion

Roxana Velásquez has represented professional, civic, and cultural endeavors at three major national museums in Mexico City. She has served as the director of Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal), and most recently, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes - elevating each institution to international recognition. She joined The San Diego Museum of Art as Executive Director in September of 2010.
COD: Martha Dennis

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September 15, 2011

How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon

Until now the digital world has barely intersected with the medical cocoon. That is about to change with radical digital medical innovations that build on mobile smartphone and tablet platforms, genomic sequencing and the ability to do medical imaging and monitoring anywhere. This sets up an unprecedented creative destruction of medicine as we know it today.
Dr. Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health and practicing cardiologist at Scripps in La Jolla, California
COD: Tom Gammiere

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September 8, 2011

The Evolving Mobile Experience

Downtown Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Bill Davidson, Qualcomm Senior VP, Global Marketing and Investor Relations, will discuss the current state of the global industry, the advent of the smartphone and a look into the future of how your mobile phone will become your digital 6th sense.
COD: Jackie Meyer

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September 1, 2011

Mr. San Diego

Downtown Sheraton East - Noon, Grande Ballroom

Mayor Jerry Sanders will present the Mr. San Diego award to Peter Ellsworth. Peter will present a program on the need for change in our institutions to accommodate the enormous change in the environment in which we live. He will provide examples of successful change and the risk- taking involved to make those changes from his long career in San Diego. Among the examples will be an inside look at Balboa Park past, present and future.
COD: George Gildred

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August 25, 2011

Private Sector Higher Education 2.0-A Vital Part of the Future of U.S. Higher Education

Sheraton East - Noon

America has set an ambitious goal to serve as the global leader in higher education, but our traditional model will no longer suffice. Private Sector universities bring innovation and this must be a vital part of the solution. Utilizing a learning model anchored in adult learning principles and effective instructional design, Bridgepoint Education’s universities deliver high quality, student-centered, innovative degree programs to meet America’s expanding higher education needs. Andrew S. Clark, Bridgepoint Education CEO
COD: Vince Mudd

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August 18, 2011

Making and Surviving an Imax Film on Tornadoes

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Sean Casey will talk about the eight-year production of "Tornado Alley" from the first weld on his Tornado Intercept Vehicle to the moment when he got to film from within a tornado.
COD: Ellen Casey

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August 11, 2011

Bataan: The Battle during WW II They Kept Secret

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

As a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March and 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of the Japanese, I survived because of my love of country, my strong positive attitude, and the importance of having friends who care. In spite of the brutal and inhuman treatment I have learned to forgive, but I will never forget.
Lester (Les) Tenney, Ph.D.
COD: John Morrell

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August 4, 2011

Rocky Long, SDSU Football Coach

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Rocky Long, the second winningest head coach in the history of the Mountain West Conference, has helped usher in two of the biggest turnarounds in MW schools – San Diego State and New Mexico. Over the last two seasons at SDSU, Rocky has helped institute a hard-nosed, blue-collar, physical-style of football on Montezuma Mesa that revitalized a football program that had been struggling to find an identity for decades.
Rocky will talk to us about football in the trenches and coaching college students to reach their full athletic potential on the gridiron, in the weight room and the classroom.
Chair of the Day: Patti Roscoe

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July 28, 2011

Club Assembly with DG Larry Sundram

Sheraton East - Noon

We are delighted to welcome Larry Sundram to our club to show off many of our committees and their projects that are the substance of Rotary. Join us at 11:00 am in Harbor Island Ballroom 3 for a most impressive display of the talents within our club.
This year we will be focusing on fifteen major committees. Club Assembly is a great opportunity for all members, particularly Grotarians, to learn more about what we do.
Our regular luncheon meeting will follow featuring D.G. Larry Sundram, who will share with us his vision for the District and the innovative ideas he has begun to implement.
Chair of the Day: President Wayne Goodermote

July 21, 2011

Furthering our Heritage - A Plan to Permanently Remove Cars from the Historic Core of Balboa Park by the Centennial Celebration

Sheraton East - Noon

The Plaza de Panama Committee publicly announced a plan one year ago to eliminate cars from the Plaza de California, West El Prado, Plaza de Panama, the Esplanade, and the Pan American Road and to replace the non-historic surface parking lot behind the Organ Pavilion with an underground garage with a garden roof. The plan reclaims 6.31 acres for pedestrian use, improves safety, and supports the needs of the institutions in Balboa Park for parking and access, with expanded support for the disabled and elderly. These goals would be uniquely achieved by a new Centennial Bridge, connecting the West El Prado to the existing parking lot south of the Alcazar Garden and on to the new parking garage. Trams would connect the garage with the Plaza de Panama. Dr. Jacobs will comment on status including the present halt in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report following a vote on June 8 by the City Council Rules Committee.

Irwin Mark Jacobs co-founded Qualcomm Incorporated in 1985. He served as CEO until 2005, chairman until 2008, and is currently a director. He led the successful development and commercialization of CDMA technology, now used in all third generation cellular phones by over 1.2 billion subscribers. He holds 14 CDMA patents. Qualcomm is a Fortune 500 Company with over 20,000 employees worldwide and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in each of the past thirteen years.
Chair of the Day: Marlee J Ehrenfeld

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July 14, 2011

Roger Maris by Andy Strasberg (Baseball)

Sheraton East - Noon

The story of Andy Strasberg’s relationship with New York Yankees’ legend Roger Maris exceeds any baseball player / fan story ever told. This is not just a baseball story but rather a true human interest story that touches every person of every age and gender. This story has been 50 years in the making and described by many as incredible, sentimental and unforgettable. Of all the words to describe it though the word that best describes it is TRUE.
Chair of the Day: Al Harutunian III

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July 7, 2011

Change of Command - Wayne Goodermote, President 2011-12

Sheraton East - Noon

COD: Past President Bonnie Schwartz

June 30, 2011

President Bonnie's Roast

Sheraton East - Noon

Rotary President, graphic designer, business owner, avid golfer…this is the Bonnie we have gotten to know and love. But who is the real Bonnie Schwartz?
There is a lot more to Bonnie than meets the eye and ear. We will reveal all when we celebrate Bonnie’s presidency with music, pictures, slides and witty repartee from those who won’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story. Come join your fellow Club 33 Rotarians as we honor Bonnie as she enters the Ancient Order of the "Has-Beens.” As the saying goes, “Be there or be square.”
COD: Dick Troncone

June 23, 2011

The Heilbron Awards

Sheraton East - Noon

This first annual award is named for Carl Heilbron, Rotary 33 of San Diego’s first president in 1911, and is presented in partnership with the San Diego Business Journal. The Heilbron Awards are designed to recognize small, medium and large companies in the San Diego region that exemplify the pay it forward spirit – that give of themselves and their professional expertise to advance the well being and success of others in the community. The awards honor companies that not only exhibit high ethical standards and a commitment to service, but that also have utilized the company’s professional skill set to excel and enrich the company itself and others in the community. The outstanding support provided by these companies ensures others achieve a level of success that would not have been reached otherwise.
COD: Bonnie Schwartz

June 16, 2011

'A Dangerously Bad Call by the High Court Lets 30,000 Walk'

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Former California Governor Pete Wilson will refer to the recent order of the U.S. Supreme Court requiring the State of California to release 30,000 inmates from state prisons to avoid overcrowding.
COD: Yvonne Larsen

June 9, 2011

The Changing Face of Rotary

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

The Honorable Margaret McKeown will talk about the landmark case that brought women to Rotary, including her role in the litigation leading up to the Supreme Court case.  Judge McKeown will also give some general background on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and take general questions concerning the court.
Chair of the Day: Karin Winner

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June 2, 2011

Disneyland Imagineer Bob Gurr

Sheraton East - Noon

The fans who love Disneyland have always been curious as to how Walt Disney conceived and built Disneyland in 1955. Whenever they get the chance to learn more, they are all ears. On June 2nd, 2011, San Diego Rotarians will hear from an Imagineer who was there as Walt built his beloved Disneyland.
Bob Gurr designed many of the wheeled attractions at Disneyland from 1955 thru 1981. Bob will show and tell what it was like working with Walt Disney in those early days. Rotary guests will also get the chance to ask Bob questions about his creations. Bob is one of the 8 original Disneyland Legends from 1955 and an icon among Disney enthusiasts!
COD: Paul Nestor

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May 26, 2011

Alan Bersin, Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Managing and protecting today’s borders is as much about “securing flows” of goods and people as it is “fortifying” the port of entry/exit where one country ends and another begins at the line of sovereignty. This insight has influenced the ongoing effort by U.S. and Mexican authorities to construct a Twenty-First Century Border linking our countries. The key concepts are data collection and management, risk analysis, and traffic segmentation. Contrary to conventional thinking, we can heighten our security only by expediting lawful trades and travel.
COD: Bill Gore

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May 19, 2011

Lynn Reaser, Ph. D., Chief Economist for PLNU

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

The economic recovery is now nearly two years old, the stock market has rebounded, and even the job market has improved. Yet, we face enormous challenges, including the public debt, education, and the environment.
Dr. Reaser will describe the major economic opportunities and risks we face on the global, national, and local fronts. Most importantly, she will discuss what San Diegans should do to ensure that the future is better than the past.
COD: Karen Hutchens

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May 12, 2011

Riding the Waves of Change: Health Care Reform

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Dan Gross, Sharp Health Care, will provide an easy-to-understand overview of the health care reform law. Mr. Gross will shed light on “why health care reform,” the pros and cons of health care reform, its impact on patients, physicians, and employers, and its financial impact in terms of Medicare and Medicaid.
COD: Bill Littlejohn

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May 5, 2011

Tracy Sundlun - Rock and Roll Marathon

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

A behind the scenes look at San Diego’s longest block party come from Tracy Sundlun, one of the Rock ‘n’ Roll
Marathon’s founders.  Begun in 1998, this year’s event will be held on June 5, and so it is the perfect time for Club 33 to hear about all the fun and challenges that have gone into creating San Diego’s largest annual charity fund-raising event, as well as one of the region’s largest annual economic-impact generating events.

COD - Budd Rubin

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April 28, 2011

Mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders

Sheraton East - Noon

Update from Mayor Sanders
Even amid one of the worst recessions in decades, Mayor Sanders has made significant progress reforming city government, from streamlining operations to reducing employee pension benefits and other perks. Mayor Sanders will discuss a variety of topics, including his proposed budget for next year, a ballot measure he is championing that will end public employee pensions as we know them, and other civic projects he is pursuing.
COD: Ben Clay

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April 21, 2011

Nick Canepa

Sheraton East - Noon

San Diego Sports – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - A look at some of the great moments in San Diego sports history, the current state of affairs and a look into San Diego’s sports future from longtime San Diego Union Tribune sports columnist Nick Canepa. He started out as a copy kid with the Evening Tribune in 1971 and worked his way up to his own sports column in 1984 and has been at it ever since. He has covered local and national sports for over four decades and will bring his unique insight to the Rotary Club of San Diego.
COD: Bruce Binkowski

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April 14, 2011

Camp Enterprise 2011

Sheraton East - Noon

Our guest speaker, Noah Auerhaun, will burst the myth that classroom projects have nothing to do with real life. Jeff and his partner won first place in a USC business plan competition their freshman year and went on to transform that plan into a multi-million dollar cash-back and coupon website business – Extrabux.com. Learn how they applied the theory they learned, took some risk and are succeeding in a very competitive market. They are living the Camp Enterprise dream!
COD: Michelle Candland

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April 7, 2011

Steve Weber, President, SDSU

Sheraton East - Noon

President Stephen Weber will discuss how San Diego State University is doing – academically, financially, and athletically in a “report to shareholders.” He will discuss with Rotary members topics such as SDSU’s impressive rise in graduation rates, fundraising achievements, international reach through partnerships and study abroad, and new academic programs that were created in response to requests from the San Diego community. Upon the conclusion of President Weber’s remarks, Rotary members will see how much progress SDSU has made in service to the community over the past 15 years and how much can be achieved with your help in the future.
COD: Jim Kitchen

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March 31, 2011

Mark Trotter

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Mark Trotter was a keynote speaker at the Rotary Large Club Conference recently held at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel on Feb. 9-12, 2011. At the conclusion of his talk, many attendees approached him and wanted copies of his speech. Other Rotarians talked about the inspiration of his words and their relation to the work of Rotary. Mark is the author of several books and former minister (1976-2000) of the United Methodist Church in Mission Valley. He is an esteemed past president of Club 33. President Bonnie Schwartz has asked Mark to present his remarks to Club 33. The title of Mark’s program is “To Change the World.” It will be our gain to have him at our podium once again.
COD: Frank Arrington

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March 24, 2011

MGen Angie Salinas, USMC

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

While the Marine Corps is the smallest branch of today’s military, it plays a major role as the first force on the ground in most conflicts. Today, 184,000 Marines are stationed around the world at all times, ready to deploy quickly whenever and wherever needed. Major General Angie Salinas, the first Hispanic woman to attain the rank of general in the US Marine Corps, will highlight some of the changes taking place in the Corps and celebrate the long-term support for all branches of the military by the San Diego Community. General Salinas will provide an overview of the many issues facing the Corps from integrating women into nearly all military occupational specialties to conducting emergency actions in the wake of Japan’s earthquake and the resulting tsunami.

COD: Nikki Clay

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March 17, 2011

What's So Special About the Irish?

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

It’s said that St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time---a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer magic. Club 33 has observed March 17th in many ways over the years, and almost always there has been song and stories that elevate the Irish to unbelievable stature. This year, our program will feature Irish dancers, Irish art, and some Guinness and Harp to help doubters.

March 10, 2011

Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy

Crowne Plaza Hotel (Hotel Circle North) - Hanalei Ballroom

Dr. David Shirk, Director, Transborder Institute
This talk will examine the polemical issue of immigration to the United States, the failures of current U.S. immigration policy, and the strengths and limitations of alternative proposals for reforming U.S. immigration controls. Despite a two decade increase to over 20,000 border patrol agents, current strategies have not proved successful in fixing the broken U.S. immigration system. There are an estimated 11-12 million undocumented immigrants in the country today, while tens of thousands of would be immigrants languish in long waits for proper visas. Amid growing state and local frustration with the current situation, Dr. Shirk will examine the controversies and underlying challenges of U.S. immigration policy reform today.
COD: Ray Uzeta

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March 3, 2011

Energy Matters: A Review of Trends in our Region

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Scott Anders, Director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC Center)
Energy is the lifeblood of our society. It moves our water, powers our computers, and fuels commerce. From electric vehicles to smart meters and clean energy to transmission lines, trends in the energy industry affect all of us in the San Diego region. This talk will review some of the most important trends in the energy sector and discuss why energy matters.

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February 24, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Meeting

At Various Member Offices

Select a location to visit and learn about that member's business while you enjoy a special brown bag lunch. Click on more info below to register.

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February 17, 2011

Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom - Noon

Nathan Fletcher is the Assemblyman for California's 75th Assembly District, representing San Diego, Poway, and parts of Escondido and Ramona. Nathan is a proud supporter and partner of the San Diego Rotary. He will provide an update on issues affecting the state and the region, including concerns over the economic state of California, redevelopment, education, and Chelsea’s Law.
COD - Steve Cushman

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February 10, 2011

“Globalizing Public Will: Rotary's Breakthrough and Challenge”

Hilton Bayfront (Downtown), Noon - 1:30 PM

Our speaker is NOT the founder of Microsoft but his father.
Bill Gates Sr., Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will discuss what he sees as a growing movement of global public will, as well as the role of Rotary International in sparking this movement and strengthening it in the future. He will speak to our members and the 150 attendees of the Rotary Large Club Conference. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT FOR NEW GUESTS. CLUB 33 MEMBERS ONLY.

February 03, 2011

Normandy Loves US...The Untold Story

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

“Imagine that Americans are loved in France today by people of all ages because of what the Greatest Generation did to liberate their country in World War II. It’s true…and Doug Gordon has the pictures and stories to prove it from his recent trips to Normandy with US Army D-Day Veteran, Jack Port of Escondido.”
COD - Roy Lange

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January 27, 2011

Steve Wampler

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom at Noon

Steve Wampler has Cerebral Palsy, is a husband and father of two, has no use of his legs, and limited use of one arm. And yet, he just became the first person with Cerebral Palsy to climb El Capitan Mountain in Yosemite National Park. Since the completion of Steve’s climb, his adventure has been featured worldwide in over 70 countries. Steve has received many awards including Athlete of the Year in San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Oakland, and Tulsa, OK. He also has been nominated for an ESPY Award as well as United Cerebral Palsy Man of the Year! Extraordinary intentions, motivation, empowerment, and being grateful for the life you are given, are just a few of the lifelong tools that Steve Wampler has learned and inspires others towards.
COD: Bill Earley

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January 20, 2011

Local Heroes 20th Anniversary

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom at Noon

Law Enforcement’s Salute to Local Heroes, one of Club 33’s most popular events, is set for Jan. 20. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore and San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne will honor six recipients with this year’s award. Three construction workers who stopped an elementary school shooting are among the recipients.
COD: Robert Arnhym

January 13, 2011

K.R. Ravindran, RI Treasurer

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom at Noon

Rotary’s Response to a Calamity
The resulting tsunami from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, inundating coastal communities with waves up to100 feet high, killed over 230,000 people in fourteen countries. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest hit followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
Rotarians in Sri Lanka responded to the death and destruction by newly building 25 modern schools at a cost of US $ 12m and sending back to school nearly 15,000 children. This is the single largest project done by a District in the history of Rotary.
Ravi Ravindran, Board Member and Treasurer of Rotary International, will tell the story
COD: Jim Hughes

January 06, 2011

Economic Forecast - Bill Holland & Linda Stirling

Crowne Plaza Hotel - 2270 Hotel Circle North, 92108 at Noon

2010 concludes with a myriad of financial question marks: Will the U.S. economy sustain it's recovery with municipalities facing major cut backs and possible defaults on their debt obligations? Does the recent volatility in the bond market portend greater risk in bonds than stocks in 2011? What is the impact of the European economic malaise on U.S. companies' ability to grow their revenues? Bring your questions and challenge our experts, Linda Stirling and Bill Holland, as they forecast the future of the financial markets in 2011.
COD: Bert Wahlen

December 30, 2010

DARK - Happy New Year 2011!

December 23, 2010

DARK - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2010

Club 33 Holiday Program

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom at Noon

A Musical Celebration of the Holidays---by Popular Request!
Our club is blessed with a lot of talent, and Director Steve Hubbard has prepared, along with co-chairs Jack Anthony and Suzy Spafford, to showcase the musical gifts of our members and invited musical friends with this year’s Holiday Program. Come hear what they have planned, and plan to leave feeling the joy of the season!
COD: Bert Wahlen

December 09, 2010

'Giving Back...A Reason for the Season' - Annual Club 33 Scholarship Auction

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom at 10:30 AM

Harvey and Sheryl White were recently honored as 2010 “Outstanding Philanthropists” by the San Diego chapter of the Association of Fund Development Professionals. Their remarks will inspire us all to think about the real meaning of this blessed season.

What an appropriate way to trigger the LIVE AUCTION in support of Rotary's Diana Venable Scholarship Fund!
Plan to do your holiday shopping and bring your shop-aholic spouse and friends to the annual Club #33 Holiday auction--silent bidding starts at 10:30 a.m.
Champagne and quality time to "network" with fellow Rotarians.
COD: Jo Dee Jacob

December 02, 2010

It's A Wonderful Life

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom at Noon

There really is no business like show business, and in San Diego we have some of the best show people. Sean Murray, the co-founder and Artistic Director of Cygnet Theatre in Old Town will introduce a bevy of beautiful actors who are performing in It’s a Wonderful Life. This program will warm the cockles of your heart, and get you ready for the Holidays!
COD: Jenni Prisk

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November 25, 2010

DARK - Happy Thanksgiving

Next meeting on Dec. 2

November 18, 2010

“The Creative Campus: ArtPower! at UC San Diego”

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

Martin Wollesen, Director, ArtPower, UCSD
Wollesen will discuss some of the exciting innovations and initiatives in arts engagement through ArtPower! at UC San Diego. Included will be a short musical presentation with the world renown Calder Quartet.
COD: Amnon Ben-Yehuda

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November 11, 2010

Busting the Myths of Global Trade

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom at Noon

David Abney, COO of UPS, will speak about global trade as an important driver of growth. He will debunk several myths about trade that are gaining currency as bashing of globalization becomes more widespread, especially in Washington. He'll talk about the rise of a new middle class in emerging economies and the impact of globalization on jobs in the United States. He'll also discuss innovation in San Diego, and he'll argue that growth in exports and trade is the best way to lift the U.S. economy out of its continuing economic doldrums.
COD: Bonnie Schwartz
This is a joint meeting with the City Club of San Diego.

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November 04, 2010

Which Way the US?—More Impoverishing Events and Declining Opportunities or Security and Progress Through Science

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom at Noon

The US and the world have unprecedented opportunities made possible by science. . . . and a really good political operating system called the US Constitution. Its not that other operating systems don’t work, but if you had to choose between an abacus and Windows to be productive, the choice should not be difficult. General Atomics does everything it can to make people more secure and productive through development of technologies.
Linden Blue, Vice-Chair of General Atomics
COD: Patti Roscoe

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October 28, 2010

San Diego Sales: Tax Count - Counterpoint

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom at Noon

Mayor Jerry Sanders presents arguments supporting the proposed sales tax increase while Councilman Carl DeMaio argues against the proposition. This issue is important whether you live in the city of San Diego or not, because if it passes, whatever you buy in San Diego will cost more. If it doesn't pass, city revenues will be curtailed and services may have to be cut. Listen to both sides and make up your own mind before voting on 2 November.
COD: Bert Wahlen

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October 21, 2010

Jackie Freiberg: Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

My messages are designed for successful executives, entrepreneurs and managers, who want to become better leaders, build “best” places to work, grow globally recognized brands and achieve really cool things. I want to work with leaders and people who are into making a difference—leaders, who believe they have the power to change themselves, transform their businesses and even revolutionize their industries. Shoot, we started by working with a company that set out to democratize the skies over 35 years ago, and to the astonishment of the world, they’ve done it. Southwest Airlines is a benchmark for culture and a magnet for great talent. They’ve made flying affordable to all people and they’ve revolutionized their industry globally. And you can too.
COD: Brian Lange

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October 14, 2010

Mr. San Diego 2010 - Joe Craver

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom at Noon

Mayor Jerry Sanders will present the award to Joe Craver. Then Mr. San Diego will introduce his son, Joseph W. Craver III, President of SAIC’s Infrastructure, Energy, Health and Product Solutions Group. SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company employees approximately 45,000 people both in the US and abroad.
COD: George Gildred

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October 07, 2010

“The Valley of the Khans Project: Using Modern Tools to Hunt for an Ancient Past “

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom at Noon

Although the story of Genghis Khan has been spliced together from a collection of secondary text sources, it is understood that during his rule he united a kingdom of warring tribes, introduced an alphabet and central currency, and conquered the majority of the known world -- his influence stretching from Poland to Japan. Yet the mystery surrounding his death and burial during the summer of 1227 persists.
The Valley of the Khans Project aims to shed light on that mystery via a noninvasive archaeological search for the tomb of Genghis Khan. Applying modern technologies ranging from satellite and aerial remote sensing, to human computation, computer vision, and non-destructive geophysical surveying Lin hopes to "find the needle in the haystack without touching a single blade of grass". Field expeditions to Northern Mongolia have utilized GIS technologies and cutting edge geophysical tools to identify and non-destructively image anomalies within an area that has been deemed "forbidden" for nearly 800 years. The project hopes to contribute to the knowledge of Genghis Khan and his final resting place, which today remains undiscovered -- a time capsule to the birth of the modern world.
This research is led by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) within the University of California, San Diego and it is supported in part by the Waitt Institute for Discovery, the National Geographic Society, and the GeoEye Foundation. Other collaborators include the Smithsonian Institution, the International Association for Mongol Studies, and the Mongolian Academy of Science.
Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin, Research Scientist & Engineer, is a National Geographic Explorer of the Year
COD: Martha Dennis

September 30, 2010

Engage, Empower, Educate and Prepare All Students For the 21st Century

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

Matt Spathas, CEO, Bandwith Now
Can we compete in a flat world? 16 million Americans have lost jobs while over 1 billion people enter the global workforce – competing for services, products and innovation. Rip Van Winkle awakens in the 21st century after a 100 year snooze and is utterly bewildered by what he sees. "This is a school - we used to have these back in 1906.” Only now the blackboards are green.
COD: Tyler Cramer

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September 23, 2010

Club Assembly with D5340 Governor Dave Breeding

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom at Noon

We are delighted to welcome Dave Breeding to our club to show off many of our committees and their projects that are the substance of Rotary. Join us at 11:00 am for a most impressive display of the talents within our club. This year we will be focusing on twelve major committees. Club Assembly is a great opportunity for all members, particularly Grotarians, to learn more about what we do. Our regular luncheon meeting which follows will feature D.G. Dave Breeding, who will share with us his vision for the District and the innovative ideas he has begun to implement.
COD: Bonnie Schwartz

September 16, 2010

Jean Irwin - Rotary Scholar

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

Rotary has been in the peace business for 100 years. Jean
Irwin, an Ambassadorial Scholar to Nottingham, England 20 years ago, will talk about how, as an Educator of the Deaf, the scholarship she received changed the lives of her students, and continues to influence her as a Rotarian active in Literacy issues, and of how this relates to Rotary's peace mission.
COD: Chuck Pretto

September 09, 2010

Honeybees and Humans: An Inseparable Partnership

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom

From Dr Reese Halter comes a remarkable, concise account of the honeybees that have profoundly shaped our planet for the past 110 million years. They are the most important group of flower-visiting animals, pollinating more multi-billion dollar crops and plants than any other living group. Since prehistoric times humans and honeybees have been inextricably linked.
COD: Rich DeBolt

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September 02, 2010

Miss America 2010 - Caressa Cameron: 'My Road to Miss America'

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom at Noon

Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, will discuss the evolution of the Miss America Pageant since its establishment in 1921. She will discuss its mission and relevance to today's young woman and the National Partnership with the Children's Miracle Network.
Also, because she is a vocalist, she is frequently asked to sing the National Anthem. During her visit to San Diego (September 1st thru 3rd), she will sing the National Anthem at a major event aboard the USS Midway, honoring former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca and once again at the Padres Game on Friday evening.
COD: Bob Arnhym

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August 26, 2010

ADM Gary Roughead - Chief of Naval Operations

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

"Navy's Maritime Strategy in Action, and the Path to a Sustainable Force"
Admiral Gary Roughead, United States Navy, is the 29th Chief of Naval Operations. For this special Rotary program, he will review with us the Navy's current operations and initiatives in execution of the maritime strategy, as well as address the importance San Diego will continue to hold for the Navy as it navigates a challenging fiscal environment.
COD: RADM Wm. French

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August 19, 2010

Walt Ekard, Chief Administrative Officer, County of San Diego

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

Walter F. Ekard is the Chief Administrative Officer for the County of San Diego. As the chief executive for the fifth largest county in the United States, Mr. Ekard manages a workforce of 17,000 employees and an annual budget of over $4 billion. Mr. Ekard was appointed to this position by the five-member Board of Supervisors on May 4, 1999. He previously served as the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and was the Boards' "first and only choice" for the job because of his experience and strong leadership skills.
As the County's CAO, he provides policy-based program and financial decision-making support to the Board and oversees the operation of 40 departments that provide a myriad of services to the region - from health and human services to criminal justice programs, land use planning, public works, parks, libraries, animal control and voter registrar services. He also manages the allocation of personnel, capital and budgetary resources within the County organization.
COD: Reo Carr

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August 12, 2010

Ian Campbell, The San Diego Opera

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom at Noon

More than eight American opera companies have gone out of business since the economy downturn began; others are living on lines of credit, using endowment principal, cutting productions, reducing available seats, or even taking multi-million dollar loans from local government.
Ian Campbell, General Director and Artistic Director of our own San Diego Opera, will show us scenes from San Diego Opera productions and tell us where our opera company stands in this changed world.
COD: Steve Hubbard

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August 05, 2010

William Lerach, Author

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

“The Broken U.S. Pension and Retirement Systems: Another ‘Gift’ From Wall St?”
Mr. Lerach will explain how and why our retirement and pension funds are severely compromised and in peril
….how we got here…where we are…. and what we can do about it. His talk will included a brief and enlightening overview of American financial and economic history.
COD: Colin Wied

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January 01, 2010

Miss USA

TBD - Noon

COD: Bob Arnhym

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July 29, 2010

MCRD Band

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

For over 90 years Marine Band San Diego has thrilled audiences throughout the country. The band has developed an outstanding reputation for presenting the finest in military music for a wide variety of occasions ranging from rendering musical honors for visiting dignitaries to providing marching music for recruit graduations. Among the most well-known to San Diegans is the traditional appearance in the annual Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, one of the over 550 commitments of units of the band each year.
COD: Bill Dick

July 22, 2010

‘The Life & Times of Playing Chicken’

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

It’s a lifelong experience through a costumed beak played by Ted Giannoulas, a unique comic the world knows as The San Diego Chicken. The speech is an inherently humorous reflection of anecdotes and escapades in cavorting for a living at sports and other events, while engaging the likes of athletes, Presidents, fans and even Elvis himself along the way. It’s an Only In America story which spans five decades now.
COD: Paul Palmer

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July 15, 2010

SD County Sheriff Bill Gore

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom

“Keeping San Diego County Safe with Diminishing Public Safety Budgets”
Sheriff Bill Gore will be addressing the following topics and answering questions from Club 33:
-What are the unique challenges that face San Diego, especially involving border, drug and immigration issues?
-The State budget crisis and the early release of inmates from the State prison system.
COD: John Hawkins

July 08, 2010

Sarano Kelley, Author/Life Coach

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

As we begin our new Rotary Year, it’s the perfect time for us to revive our good intentions for 2010 and we have a most inspiring speaker, Sarano Kelley, who authored “The Game: Win Your Life in 90 Days”.
Sarano is a national speaker who was earning nearly $500,000 by the age of 23 when a sudden fire took the lives of his close and beloved family members. This somber experience was the driving force behind Sarano’s journey of new beginnings and he discovered how to produce real results, while achieving a life mounted on the principles of balance and purpose.
He has trained over 250,000 people, including President Clinton’s White House fellows, a leadership group which included General Colin Powell.
Sarano is a dynamic speaker and you will leave our Rotary meeting invigorated and ready to achieve even your most elusive goals!
COD: Joanne Pastula

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July 01, 2010

Change of Command

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Outgoing President Dick Troncone will pass the gavel to incoming President Bonnie Schwartz.  Bonnie will be sworn in by Mayor Jerry Sanders, then she will introduce her new Board of Directors and will share her visions with the club for the new Rotary year. 
Our speakers will be Past President Gary Nelson, board member Chuck Pretto and Past President Geri Warnke. Each will share their Rotary experiences - how they came into Rotary, when they made the transition to “Rotarian”, when community service became a part of their lives and what all of this has meant to them.
COD: Dick Troncone

June 24, 2010

President Dick Troncone's Roast

Crowne Plaza San Diego - 2270 Hotel Circle North

Rotary President, real estate developer, father, husband, SAE, SDSU alum…who is the real Dick Troncone? 
He tipped his hand many a time at the podium during his term but there is more there than meets the eye or ear.  We will reveal all when we celebrate Dick’s presidency with music, movies, pictures, slides and witty repartee from those who know him best.  Come join your fellow Club 33 brothers and sisters as we honor Dick when he enters the “Ancient Order of the Has-Beens!”

June 24, 2010

President Dick Troncone's Roast

Crowne Plaza San Diego - 2270 Hotel Circle North

Rotary President, real estate developer, father, husband, SAE, SDSU alum…who is the real Dick Troncone? 
He tipped his hand many a time at the podium during his term but there is more there than meets the eye or ear.  We will reveal all when we celebrate Dick’s presidency with music, movies, pictures, slides and witty repartee from those who know him best.  Come join your fellow Club 33 brothers and sisters as we honor Dick when he enters the “Ancient Order of the Has-Beens!”
COD: Past President Stan Hartman

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June 17, 2010

Bill Lockyer's View of the State of our State

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Bill Lockyer - California State Treasurer
When it comes to understanding the situation in Sacramento, no one else has the vast experience of the Honorable Bill Lockyer. Bill served for 25 years in the California legislature culminating in his election as the President Pro Tempore of the State Senate. Then he was elected to be the Attorney General of the State of California where he served with distinction for two terms. He now serves as the Treasurer of the State, the point man in keeping the California financially afloat.
COD: Larry Stirling

June 10, 2010

Milton Ezrati - Economist

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Despite the many risks, prospects for the U.S. economy look reasonably good, certainly over a 12-18 month horizon. Financial markets have healed greatly, and, considering the strain from Europe, have even shown remarkable resilience. More significant, the economy has made a turn to at least a modest expansion. Longer-term, however, prospects depend on a change in Federal Reserve policy. The Fed must withdraw the excess liquidity it put in the markets to deal with the recent crisis. The White House and Congress must take measures to stem the side of budgetary red ink. Hear from Milton Ezrati , Senior Economist and market strategist for Lord Abbett Investment Company, where we can expect global growth and where the pitfalls lie for the future of the U.S. markets.
COD: Linda Stirling

June 03, 2010

Dr. Patrick L. Abbot, Professor Emeritus, SDSU Dept. of Geological Sciences

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

EARTHQUAKES, Past and Future
What a year for earthquakes – Haiti, Chile, Easter Sunday. The Haiti earthquake (~200,000 dead) happened in 1989 in California (~60 dead). Why the differences in deaths? Building styles.
Two upcoming earthquakes will shake San Diego differently. The distant southern San Andreas fault (7.7 magnitude) will have us rock-and-roll about twice as long as the Easter Sunday event and will shake us about twice as hard. The local Rose Canyon fault (6.4 magnitude) will hit us with lots of high-frequency seismic waves.
COD: Frank Arrington

May 27, 2010

Paul Greenwood - Senior Citizens Week

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Elder Abuse is largely a silent crime. Many victims fail to report out of fear of losing their independence. Since 1996, Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood has spearheaded the law enforcement efforts locally to combat this escalating problem. His message encompasses tips for seniors that can reduce the risk of becoming a victim, and information about how we can better detect and respond to this crime.
COD: Leane Marchese

May 20, 2010

Salute to the Military

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Join us as Club 33 recognizes more than 40 U.S. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen who have been honored by their units as the reigning military service personnel of the Year and Quarter. Baseball Hall of Famer and past Mr. San Diego Jerry Coleman will be the keynote speaker. It’s sure to be a fun program!
COD: David Oates

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May 13, 2010

“The State of the Judiciary”

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

The Presiding Judge of the San Diego Superior Court, Kevin A. Enright, will talk about the past, present and future of the San Diego Superior Court. Our court has a rich and proud heritage. He will discuss how the court has grown over the years and how the current state budget crisis is impacting court business. A much-needed, new downtown courthouse will be built. We are excited about the significant impact that the construction of the courthouse will have for all of us.
COD: Sandy Mayberry

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May 06, 2010

Ruben Barrales, SD Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Ruben Barrales, president of the Chamber since Dec. 8, 2006, will update us on the outlook for our region and the key initiatives that the Chamber is pursuing.
COD: Phil Blair

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April 29, 2010

John Coleman, KUSI Weatherman

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

“Al Gore is a great politician but a failure as a climatologist,” according to John. “An Inconvenient Truth” has turned out to be science fiction not science, the story of how we have become entrapped by the global warming hoax. The EPA says carbon dioxide is a pollutant. The US Senate is considering cap and trade (make that cap and tax) legislation and it’s all based on Al Gore’s bad science.
John Coleman will examine the history of earth’s climate and explain what we should really expect in the future and how we know what’s ahead. He will tell us about the great scientists who are staking their careers on telling the truth.
Chair of the Day: Bruce Binkowski

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April 22, 2010

'In Darwin's Footsteps'

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Professors Peter and Rosemary Grant of Princeton University - Kyoto Prize Winners 2010
The Grants' work in the Galapagos for 37 years is an icon of field research. They have had a great impact on evolutionary biology and ecology knowledge - and have profoundly influenced the general public through demonstrating evolution by natural selection in the field. Their research with Darwin's Finches has set both a standard for field study of evolution - and has exerted a far reaching influence on the study of evolution of other organisms. Joining Club 33 in the audience will be other Kyoto Prize Laureates and Directors of the Inamori Foundation, which started the Kyoto Prize in 1984. Laureates receive a $535,000 award - and are feted every year in Kyoto on November 10.
Chair of the Day: Robert Horsman

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April 15, 2010

Camp Enterprise: Bill Walton, special guest speaker

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Basketball Hall of Famer and Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster, Bill Walton will be the keynote speaker for the Camp Enterprise Program. He is currently the Executive Chairman of the newly formed CONNECT San Diego Sport Innovators.
Bill’s lively presentation will address the dreams and fears of the students, and the responsibility of older generations to clear the way for these young champions. As Bill advises, “Fasten your seat belts and hold on!”
COD: Wayne Goodermote, 2010 CE Chairman

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April 08, 2010

What's AGE Got To Do With It?

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

As a Gerontologist and longevity expert, Kelly Ferrin has been studying aging and retirement issues for over 25 years. Her new image of aging and the secrets to living long and living well have been featured on radio and TV talk shows nationwide including Oprah, Rosie, Good Morning America and the Today Show. Kelly's inspiring and engaging views will forever change the way you look at aging ... and even the way you age yourself.
COD: Geri Ann Warnke

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April 01, 2010

In Praise of Cats and Dogs

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Inspired by his new books, A Treasury for Dog Lovers and A Treasury for Cat Lovers, author and broadcaster Richard Lederer will share information and inspiration about our most popular and beloved pet companions. Dr. Lederer will discuss the role of the San Diego Humane Society in the making of his pet treasuries and explore the special bond between pets and humans.
Paul Harris Fellow Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books, A Treasury for Dog Lovers and A Treasury for Cat Lovers. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language.
Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner.
COD: Mark Trotter

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March 25, 2010

50 Years of Making History in San Diego with PR

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Highlights of how PR has positively impacted San Diego over the past half century, including highlights from a panel and a 12-minute video on the 50th anniversary of the Public Relations Society of America in San Diego. How Joan Embery landed on Johnny Carson, how the Gaslamp was revitalized, Seaport Village launched, “Shamu” became a household name, the Midway came to town and much more.
Tom Gable, Gable PR -- APR, Fellow, PRSA
Mary Schmidt-Krebs, former president, PRSA San Diego
Donna Alm, former PR director, CCDC
COD: Tom Gable

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March 18, 2010

Public Higher Education: At The Crossroads

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

State budget reductions, increased fees, limited enrollments, increased demand have challenged the region’s two largest public universities. UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and SDSU President Steve Weber will discuss these and other critical issues and how the current economic and social climate impacts each university and our region. Reo Carr of the San Diego Business Journal will moderate this exchange
COD: Reo Carr, Moderator

March 11, 2010

KPBS Editors' Roundtable & Boy Scout Food Drive

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

San Diego’s popular Editors' Roundtable will tape its weekly radio broadcast at Rotary on Thursday, March 11th. Each week, 3 local editors analyze major news events important to our community. Gloria Penner moderates. At the next meeting, the conversation will include questions and comments from Rotarians, and the entire program will be aired in its usual Friday 9 am slot on KPBS Radio (89.5 FM).
COD: Tom Karlo
Bring your non-perishable food items to the meeting to assist with the Boy Scout Food Drive.

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March 04, 2010

Yaron Brook, Ph.D., President & Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute - 'The Morality of War'

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom

COD: Kobe Bogaert
America's military response to 9/11 will soon eclipse Vietnam as our longest war, ever. What went wrong? Dr. Yaron Brook traces the problem to the moral ideas shaping Washington's war policy -- so-called Just War theory -- a view fundamentally inimical to our self-defense. To achieve victory, America needs a different, truly self-interested moral outlook -- one rooted in Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy.

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February 25, 2010

Ambassador Charles Shapiro

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom

Ambassador Charles Shapiro, Senior Advisor for Economic Initiatives for the Western Hemisphere will discuss the overall U.S. - Latin American policy. He will focus on the social aspect of U.S. policy for the region- Through initiatives that promote hemispheric cooperation among countries, U.S. policy will work with Latin Americans to reduce inequality, poverty, and ensure the benefits reach all people. These initiatives include the Inter-American Social Protection Network, Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, and Pathways for Prosperity.
COD: George Gildred

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February 18, 2010

Dr. Eric Dinerstein - Chief Conservation Scientist - World Wildlife Fund, '2010: The Year of the Tiger'

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Tigers, the most popular animals on Earth, are in crisis. Dr. Dinerstein and his colleagues have shown that tigers now occupy only 7% of the historical range and 40% less area than they did ten years ago. Worse news is that the current estimates for wild tigers is approximately 3,200 from populations scattered across 13 countries. Wild tigers are a symbol and an umbrella for the biodiversity-rich habitats. If we can save tigers, we can save many other less well-known species What can we do to avoid this crisis and recover wild tigers? Dr. Dinerstein's talk will focus on a tiger stabilization and recovery program that he is co-leading with other scientists, conservationists, government agencies, and development specialists at the World Bank. In this talk, he will explain all about tiger biology, what makes them unique and so fascinating, and how a tiger recovery program can save the most spectacular and largest carnivores on the planet.
COD: Fred Frye

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February 11, 2010

Sweethearts' Day - Please register online if you are bringing a guest

Sheraton West Ballroom - Bel Aire Ballroom

Great Composers Write Songs of Love
Complimentary chocolate truffles, readings from Natasha Josefowitz's latest book and a violin duet from San Diego Symphony musicians will make this year's Sweetheart's Day luncheon memorable.
San Diego Symphony Executive Director Ward Gill will provide the "back story" behind some of the world's most famous classical love songs.
Lenora Leggatt, violin and Sayaki Yakamoto, bass will be the featured performers.
COD: Marlee J Ehrenfeld

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February 04, 2010

Alison Alberts, Ph.D., Zoo Chief Conservation Officer; “Biomimicry: A New Way of Looking at Nature”

Sheraton West Ballroom - Bel Aire Ballroom

In this talk, I’ll introduce you to the concept of biomimicry, a new way to observe nature and think about the world’s natural wonders. We’ll learn how scientists, engineers, architects, and others are imitating nature’s best design solutions to solve human problems in environmentally sustainable ways. Fascinating examples ranging from adhesives based on gecko feet to butterfly-inspired pigment-free color will be shared. Finally, we’ll hear about the unique contribution the San Diego Zoo is poised to offer the fascinating world of biomimicry.
COD: Mark Stuart

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January 28, 2010

Steve Brown - PP of LJGT, PDG of D5340; “Rotary Activities in Afghanistan”

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Steve Brown will address Club 33 about his experiences as a Rotary Volunteer in Afghanistan. His first trip was in November of 2002, shortly after the removal of the Taliban. He has traveled to Afghanistan a total of nine times most recently in March of 2009. He plans to return in March of 2010. Steve is involved in a variety of activities there primarily relating to education.
COD: Pat Crowell

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January 21, 2010

“High Performing Public Schools – A Best Kept Secret in California”

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom

James Lanich, Ph.D.
Director, California State University Center to Close the Achievement Gap
California’s future depends upon more college graduates and closing the achievement gap. We hear continually that schools are failing. Yet, there are 1,300 California public schools getting the job done. Dr. Lanich will present compelling data on the nature and extent of the achievement gap and how the CSU and business community-together- are scaling up what works.
COD: Tyler Cramer

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January 14, 2010

San Diego Local Heroes

Town and Country

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and San Diego Chief of Police Bill Lansdowne take to the podium in this annual program which recognizes average citizens in our community for their courage in placing their own personal safety in harms way to aid a fellow citizen or assist a law enforcement agency in bringing a criminal to justice.
COD: Bob Arnhym

January 07, 2010

Annual Economic Forecast with Bill Holland and Linda Stirling

Balboa Park Club (Across from the Air & Space Museum)

Coming off the Dow 50%+ bounce from the mid March 2009 bottom, what is the forecast for 2010? Are the Bulls raging or the Bears hibernating? Will deflation or inflation impact the companies' ability to grow earnings and repopulate the workforce. Join Linda Stirling and Bill Holland for their look back at what was and forecast for what may be.
COD: Bert Wahlen

December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! We are DARK today.

See you on January 7 2010 at the Balboa Park Club (not the Zoo).
Please RSVP at www.rotary33.org to reserve your seat at the Annual Economic Forecast meeting or call our office at 619.299.3309.

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December 24, 2009

DARK-Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

See you in 2010!

December 17, 2009

Club 33 Annual Holiday Program

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom - Noon - 1:30 PM

Our traditional performance of songs, skits and good cheer!
COD: Suzy Spafford, Jack Anthony and Steve Hubbard

December 10, 2009

Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom - Noon to 1:30 PM

Ms. McGovern will speak about responding to national disasters and the challenge of serving Americans impacted by disasters. She will encourage Club #33 Rotarians to be generous in giving back to the San Diego community during the holiday season. Her remarks will set the stage for a"live auction" of exceptional donations in support of Rotary's Diana Venable Scholarship Fund. Bring your shopaholic spouse or friend, arrive early, and bid enthusiastically for holiday gifts at our annual Rotary auction!
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

December 03, 2009

Healthcare Reform: Where is it and what might it look like?

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom - Noon to 1:30 PM

Mike Murphy, CEO/President, Sharp Health Care
With the House bill passed and the Senate bill scheduled to begin debate on November 30, 2009, Health Care Reform is at the center of our attention. Mike will highlight the status of the current bills, the similarities and the differences, and how the process might transpire over the next 60 to 90 days.
COD: Karen Hutchens

November 26, 2009

DARK - Happy Thanksgiving!

COD: Gobble Gobble

November 19, 2009

Building the Right Economic Engine for San Diego’s Future – An Update on Convention Center Expansion

Sheraton West - Noon to 1:30 PM

Chris Cramer, Board Chair, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
By day, Chris Cramer is CEO and Co-Founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego’s pioneering craft brewery. In his night job, Chris serves as Board Chair of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, which in 2009 is forecast to attract nearly 900,000 attendees to San Diego with a regional impact of $1.5 billion. Chris will give a special update to Rotary Club 33 on the proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center including findings and recommendations from the work done by the Mayor’s Citizens Task Force on the Convention Center Project.
COD: Brad Gessner

November 12, 2009

Roast & Toast to Bill Kolender

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom - Noon to 1:30 PM

Join us at the “Roast and Toast” for Bill Kolender who is now enjoying his retirement from being our Sheriff.  Under the skillful leadership of Bob Arnhym, there will be plenty of laughs and memories for Bill from his peers and friends like Pat Crowell, Dick Green, D.A. Bonnie Dumanis, Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, Sheriff Bill Gore, Lou Scanlon, Mayor Jerry Sanders, Supervisor Greg Cox and Carol LeBeau.
COD: Bob Arnhym

November 05, 2009

JUSTICE and SCIENCE: Trials and Triumphs of DNA Evidence

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom - Noon to 1:30 PM

George W. Clarke, Judge of the Superior Court, San Diego
Forensic DNA testing technologies have presented the criminal justice system with powerful and unique tools in the solution of crime. Small, often invisible, biological material can successfully be obtained from evidence items previously thought to be useless in criminal investigations. The creation of local, state and national databases of DNA profiles of previously-convicted offenders has similarly resulted in the solution of thousands of cases with no suspects. Of greater importance is the now-common use of DNA typing technologies to examine older cases in which inmates have frequently served lengthy terms in prisons or penitentiaries, which has resulted in the exoneration of over 200 wrongfully-convicted inmates
COD: Kevin Enright

October 29, 2009

Club Assembly with DG of 5340, Marge Cole

Sheraton East - Noon - 1:30 PM

We are delighted to welcome DG Marge Cole to our club to show off many of our committees and their projects that are the substance of Rotary. Join us at 11:00 am for a most impressive display of the talents within our club. This year we will be focusing on twelve major committees. Club Assembly is a great opportunity for all members, particularly Grotarians, to learn more about what we do. Our regular luncheon meeting which follows will feature D.G. Marge Cole, who will share with us her vision for the District and the innovative ideas she has begun to implement.
COD: Dick Troncone

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October 22, 2009

“Over One-Million Readers a Week-- We’re here to stay”

Sheraton East - Noon - 1:30 PM

Ed Moss - President/Publisher of The Union-Tribune
It’s no secret there have been changes at The San Diego Union-Tribune, including the addition of a new president and publisher, Ed Moss. Moss will talk to Rotary about a very important message he has to send – The San Diego Union-Tribune is here to stay. He will discuss the future of the newspaper, including new initiatives and opportunities for readers, advertisers and the community.
Chair of the Day: Bill Trumpfheller

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October 15, 2009

Pure Imagination - The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Sheraton East

Mel Stuart, Director - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Mel will be discussing the fascinating background story of the production of the movie, from its inception to its reception by the public. It's a prime example of the trials,tribulations and joys of producing any motion picture.
COD: Paul Nestor

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October 08, 2009

Recognizing Human Trafficking in San Diego

Sheraton West

Reverend Canon Mary Moreno-Richardson serves as a chaplain for victims of human trafficking. She will share her work and the importance of a comprehensive community response to the exploitation of children. She is working with the ACTION NETWORK, advocates for coordinated responses against child trafficking in our neighborhoods. The larger community is now recognizing that the issue of prostituted teens is a growing problem and that additional resources are needed in San Diego to combat local domestic trafficking of children.
COD: Mark Trotter

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October 01, 2009

Brown Bag Luncheon

Various Member Offices and Work Sites

Sign up after our regular meetings or by calling our officeto visit your favorite Club 33 member's work site. Lunch will be provided at each site.
There will be no regular meeting this week.
COD: Jerry Doran

September 24, 2009

An Overview of Naval Special Warfare

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom

Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, Deputy Commander Naval Special Warfare (NSW), will provide a brief look at what NSW as an organization is doing to prepare our warriors and their families for the challenges they face in today’s global conflicts. Master Chief Brian Yarbro will add a perspective of what combat operations on the modern battlefield are like from the ground level.
COD: Wayne Goodermote

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September 17, 2009

Mr. San Diego--Bob Payne

Sheraton East

San Diego State University President Stephen L. Weber will address Rotary Club 33 with a pictorial narrative of SDSU's history including personal anecdotes and a near "roast-like" perspective.
Prior to Weber’s presentation, L. Robert Payne will be awarded Mr. San Diego 2009 by Mayor Jerry Sanders.
COD: George Gildred

September 10, 2009

Paul Steffens, Executive Director of SD Armed Services YMCA

Sheraton East

CAPT Paul Steffens, SC USN(ret), the Executive Director of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, will discuss how the San Diego ASYMCA enhances combat readiness in the units assigned here by preserving family readiness. He will describe how ASYMCA programs help maintain military family bonding, provide recreation and support to single members of the military, and assist local military commands in their social service endeavors. He will also discuss the support that the San Diego ASYMCA provides to all the patients, especially the Wounded Warriors, at the Balboa Naval Hospital.
COD: Mike Caruso

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September 03, 2009

America’s Ailing Healthcare System - Technology to the Rescue

Sheraton East

Camille Sobrian, President, Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance; Chief Operating Officer, CONNECT
The U.S. spends twice as much per person on healthcare but falls to last place when it comes to preventing deaths according to some health experts while the National Bureau of Economic Research reports that patients diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. have a better chance of surviving than anywhere else.
As we grapple with the global financial crisis can wireless health innovations improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of healthcare on a global basis? Learn the role San Diego’s innovation economy is playing in this disruptive transformation.
COD: Tom Gable

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August 27, 2009

Jeff Moorad, Vice Chairman and CEO, SD Padres

Sheraton East

One of the most recognizable names in professional sports, Jeff Moorad brings more than 25 years of sports industry experience to San Diego and the Padres.
Moorad's reputation as a knowledgeable and respected negotiator has earned him a spot on The Sporting News' 100 Most Powerful People in Sports on eight occasions, as he helped revolutionize player representation.
COD: Bruce Binkowski

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August 20, 2009

Technology: Ticket to A Green Energy Future

Sheraton East

Remember “The Jetsons” cartoon in the ‘60s and its mind-bending technology? Today, technology has made what seemed improbable, possible. Today, technology is transforming the utility industry toward a “greener” energy future. More changes are ahead in the next 20 years than you’ve seen in the last century – from smart meters to a Smart Grid, electric vehicles and solar “trees,” biofuels and more. Find out how these changes will mean more choice, control and convenience for you to manage your energy use and costs as you take a quick trip to 2014 with Debbie Reed.

Debra L. Reed
President/Chief Executive Officer
San Diego Gas & Electric
Southern California Gas Company

COD: Frank Urtasun

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August 13, 2009

OPERATION TOP GUN: The investigation of U.S. Congressman Randall 'Duke' Cunningham

Sheraton East

FBI Special Agents Erin Phan and Lamont Siller will provide an overview of the investigation of former U.S. Congressman Randall "Duke" Cunningham. The investigation was initiated upon allegations that the former Congressman sold his Del Mar house for $700,000 above market price to a significant government contractor. The investigation ultimately unearthed approximately $2.4 million in bribes received by the former Congressman in exchange for using his official position to influence the awarding of lucrative government contracts to his bribers. Cunningham pled guilty to this conduct on November 28, 2005 and was sentenced to eight years and four months in custody, resulting in the largest known case of bribery of a Congressman in United States history and the longest prison term ever imposed on a member of Congress.
COD: Steve Hubbard

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August 06, 2009

Mr. Gary Schons, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, Appeals, Writs & Trials

Sheraton East

“Life in the California Attorney General's Office: The Least Best Known Public Law Office in Town”

The California Attorney General is the chief law officer of the state. His nearly 1,000 lawyers represent and defend the state, its officers, departments and agencies in 1,000's of civil and criminal cases each year. His lawyers appear in 60% of all cases in the California Supreme Court and, after the federal government, is the #2 institutional litigant in the United States Supreme Court. Yet, most residents of San Diego have no idea there is an Attorney General's Office here in town staffed by over 130 lawyers. After 33 years in the Attorney General's Office in San Diego, Senior Assistant Attorney General Gary Schons, who heads the Criminal division, will share some of his experiences from prosecuting political figures to securing California's first execution since the reinstatement of the death penalty, all while working in the relative anonymity of the least best known public law office in town.
COD: Al Harutunian III

July 30, 2009

Winning Basketball by Steve Fisher - SDSU Men's Head Basketball Coach

Sheraton East

Coach Fisher is fresh off his fourth consecutive 20-plus win season and his fourth straight postseason berth. With a record 26 victories this year, the Aztecs appeared in the national semifinals of the NIT. But San Diego State is not the only winning college basketball program. USD and UCSD are setting high marks in their conferences. Coach Fisher will discuss the Aztecs’ run to the NIT and provide a bright prospective on the coming year for San Diego college basketball.
Chair of the Day: Jim Kitchen

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July 23, 2009

Decision Lindbergh Plan Debate

Sheraton East

Bob Kittle, Editorial Editor, San Diego Union-Tribune
and Jim Panknin, Commissioner, Airport Authority

The solution to the single biggest public policy issue of our city, the future of Lindbergh Field, will be debated by Bob Kittle, Editorial Editor of the Union-Tribune and Jim Panknin, Airport Authority Commissioner. Many have referred to the present solution as (lipstick on a pig or Hindenbergh instead of Lindbergh). What is the problem? What is the solution? Or will this debate continue for another 50 years without a solution?
COD: Joe Craver

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July 16, 2009

Trauma--Mike Sise, M.D.

Sheraton East-Harbor Island Ballroom

Dr. Sise is the Trauma Medical Director at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California where he has been an attending trauma surgeon since 1987. In 2001, Dr. Sise and his wife and colleague, Beth Sise, received both the Ninth District PTA Honorary Service Award and the Richard Virgilio, MD Award for Excellence in Trauma Care & Prevention. Beth and Michael Sise also received the Peacemaker Award from the National Conflict Resolution Center in 2004 for their efforts to prevent youth violence. Currently, Dr. Sise, in collaboration with Beth Sise, is active in a Cross-Border Trauma Education Program to train Mexican emergency physicians and surgeons in trauma patient care and in the efforts of numerous local organizations involved in injury prevention.
Chair of the Day: Nikki Clay

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July 09, 2009

Don Kent - Hubbs Sea World Institute, 'Commercial Fish Farm'

Sheraton West

Our nation imports 80% of its seafood, nearly half produced through aquaculture. With wild fisheries unable to meet growing demand for seafood, growth of aquaculture is inevitable.
We can expand domestic aquaculture or simply keep importing more seafood, increasing the trade deficit, reducing food safety and creating jobs elsewhere.
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is proposing the first-ever commercial-scale fish farm in federal waters. Come learn about an opportunity for our region.
Chair of the Day: Bob Fletcher

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July 02, 2009

Change of Command--Mayor Jerry Sanders

Sheraton West

Outgoing President Stan Hartman will pass the gavel to incoming President Dick Troncone. Dick
will be sworn in by Mayor Jerry Sanders, then he will introduce his new Board of Directors and will
share his visions with the club for the new Rotary year.
Our speaker will be Mayor Jerry Sanders who has now been in office for four years. He will share
his insight on the progress the City of San Diego has made during his tenure. Jerry is the 34th Mayor of San Diego and was the former Chief of Police from 1993-1999, capping a 26-year career with the
Police Department. He also served as CEO of United Way and was appointed to the American Red
Cross board.
Chair of the Day: Past President Stan Hartman

June 25, 2009

President's Roast & Demotion

Sheraton East-Grande Ballroom A & B

After 12 months of watching "Stan the Insurance Man" in motion, Club 33 will send him off with an action-packed love-fest. Destined to be remembered by Stan forever, we will have fun at his expense before commuting his sentence and giving him a reprieve for good behavior.
Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate Stan's year.... as well as join in the tributes to Stan. He has "given it his all" ......and now we will give him some of ours as he enters the “Ancient Order of the Has-Beens!”
Chair of the Day: Past President Geri Warnke

June 18, 2009

Myths And Realties Of San Diego’s Public Transit System

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom A & B

Paul Jablonski, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and all MTS Bus and Rail operations, has made significant operating and management improvements to the bus and rail system since arriving in 2003. During this time MTS has completely transformed its service and fleet to become one of the most efficient and environmentally-sensitive transit systems in the nation. Paul will challenge our perceptions of public transportation and how it can help our region achieve its goals.
Chair of the Day: Gordy Lutes

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June 11, 2009

Azim Khamisa, Co-Founder Tariq Khamisa Foundation, 'An Antidote for Youth Violence'

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

What would you do if your child was the victim of an unprovoked killing by a 14 year old who had been challenged by a gang to shoot your child as part of his gang initiation? What would you do if your grandchild was the teen age murderer? On Thursday, June 11, the remarkable story of two men who put aside their grief to build a program dedicated to breaking the cycle of youth violence will inspire and move you.
Azim Khamisa, Chairman, CEO and founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation ("TKF Foundation"), and Ples Felix, Jr., TKF Foundation Board Vice-Chair, will share their amazing journey of forgiveness and the incredible work they are doing with elementary, middle and high school students to teach them about the realities of gangs, violence, revenge and the importance of becoming "peacemakers.”
Chair of the Day: Peg Eddy

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June 04, 2009

Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee

Sheraton East- Harbor Island Ballroom

"State of the State"
California voters were asked on May 19 to approve six budget-related measures. Five out of six failed. Dan Walters will talk about the results of that election and what they portend about the future of California's governmental finances.
Chair of the Day: Ben Clay

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May 28, 2009

Aging—the Growth Industry by Pam Smith, County of San Diego

Sheraton West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Is the graying of America—and San Diego—the coming of the great demographic Tsunami or an opportunity for great Renaissance? How do we influence which it will be in San Diego? What impact will the largest senior population in history have on business, government and families? San Diego County Aging & Independence Services has been recognized as a national model in strategic planning and delivery of services for this growing population. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Chair of the Day: Leane Marchese

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May 21, 2009

Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance, USD School of Law

Sheraton East-Harbor Island Ballroom

Professor Partnoy is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at Morgan Stanley and CS First Boston during the mid-1990s and wrote “F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water at Wall Street”, a best-selling book about his experiences there.
Professor Partnoy will discuss his new book about Ivar Kreuger, the “Match King” of the 1920s, and the parallels to today's financial crisis. The book has been favorably reviewed in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Slate, and other publications. Details are at www.frankpartnoy.com.

Chair of the Day: Doug Gordon

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May 14, 2009

Sarah Reinertsen, Always Tri, Inc.

Sheraton East-Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

Sarah Reinertsen is one of the most powerful and inspirational young women of her generation.
Sarah is a magnetic woman with a potent message of strength and perseverance. She has blazed a new trail of opportunity and redefined expectations for others around the world.
Missing her leg above the knee since the age of seven,
Sarah has never let that stop her from pursuing
her goals no matter how big. She is a woman of spirit, strength and determination who has always overcome any challenge to meet her goal.
Sarah is an athlete, motivational speaker, role model and an advocate for change. She is the First Female
Amputee to finish the Ironman Triathlon
Championships/Kona Hawaii 2005--- ESPY winner 2006---
USTA’s Best Female Disabled Triathlete, Seen on “The Amazing Race” CBS session #10. In 2007 Sarah was given the Outstanding Young Californian Award.
Chair of the Day: Reo Carr

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May 07, 2009

Larry Bock

Sheraton West-Fairbanks Ballroom

Chair of the Day: Barbara Bry

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April 30, 2009

Marvin Hamlisch, Composer and Pianist

Sheraton East

Marvin Hamlisch’s life in music is notable for its great versatility as well as substance. As a composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards; his groundbreaking show, “A CHORUS LINE”, received the Pulitzer Prize.
Marvin is delighted to be a guest of the San Diego Rotary this coming Thursday. As principal pops conductor of the San Diego Symphony, he views his role as both a performer and ambassador. He enjoys meeting as many people in the community as possible from concert audiences to business leaders.
Marvin is especially fond of engaging young people in his music. His goal is to ensure that pops music, singers and symphony orchestras alike thrive and pass along the Great American Songbook to future generations.
Chair of the Day: Ward Gill

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April 23, 2009

Staff Appreciation Day: “Joy Is An Inside Job” by Sandi Kimmel, Songwriter/Author/Entertainer

Sheraton Mission Valley - Royal Ballroom

Research shows that when you and your staff are happy, both productivity and profits increase. Don’t miss this special program with “a lifeguard in a sea of negativity,” entertainer Sandi Kimmel, who’ll show you tips to lift your own spirits and have fun doing it. You’ll leave singing and smiling, with real tools to get you through even the toughest times.
Chair of the Day: Nancy Scott

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April 16, 2009

Rick Schwartz, Elephant Odyssey

San Diego Zoo

Elephant Odyssey Ambassador, Rick Schwartz, will be presenting an inside look at the concepts and creation of the San Diego Zoo’s largest exhibit ever constructed in the 92 year history of the zoo.
Focusing on the past and future of endangered species, Elephant Odyssey is a journey for all ages. Guests will be connected directly to the conservation efforts around the world while discovering the diversity of animals that once roamed Southern California.
Chair of the Day: Berit Durler

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April 09, 2009

T. Boone Pickens

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

The Pickens Plan, unveiled on July 8, 2008 by T. Boone Pickens, is a detailed solution for ending the United States’ growing dependence on foreign oil. When oil prices reached $140/barrel, America was spending about $700 billion for foreign oil, equaling the greatest transfer of wealth in human history. That figure has decreased some while oil prices have retreated, but the U.S. is still dependent on foreign nations for nearly 70 percent of its oil, representing a continuing national economic and national security threat. The plan calls for investing in power generation from domestic renewable resources such as wind and using our abundant supplies of natural gas as a transportation fuel, replacing more than one-third of our imported oil.
Chair of the Day: Roy Bell

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April 02, 2009

Water Supply and Rates 2009 Outlook by Dennis Cushman, San Diego County Water Authority

Sheraton West-Bel Aire Ballroom

San Diego County is facing a water supply crisis due to regulatory restrictions on moving water coupled with dry conditions that have depleted reservoirs statewide over the past few years. This presentation will provide an overview of the current water supply crisis, the potential impact on wholesale water rates, and what can be done at home and at your business to save water now.
Chair of the Day: Mike Madigan

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March 26, 2009

Camp Enterprise 2009

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

To launch Camp Enterprise 2009, our speaker will be Valerie Jacobs, founder of Valerie Jacobs Consulting and board member of the Jacobs Family Foundation. In her presentation, “Community Transformation Through Entrepreneurship”, Valerie will share the story of her entrepreneurial family, their business, Jacobs Engineering Group, and their journey toward resident-led community revitalization through their foundation and its sister organization, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.
The Jacobs Family Foundation was created in 1988 by Joseph and Violet Jacobs and their daughters. Children of Lebanese immigrants, Dr. and Mrs. Jacobs founded Jacobs Engineering Group in Pasadena in 1947. When the company went public, the family chose to invest its wealth in creating opportunities for others.
This fascinating and inspiring story of how a family used their business to launch an incredible community transformation truly exemplifies Gandhi’s quote: “We must become the change we want to see.”
Chair of the Day: Chuck Pretto

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March 19, 2009

Kyoto Prize Symposium

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

Dr. Anthony Pawson, Dr. Richard Karp & Dr. Charles Taylor
“How Cells Talk to Each Other"
Dr. Anthony Pawson
Kyoto Prize Laureate
For the fifth year, Club 33 is the only Rotary club in the world to present the current Kyoto Prize Laureates. Thanks to the Inamori Foundation, we will meet Basic Sciences Laureate Dr. Pawson, Advanced Technology Laureate Dr. Richard Karp and Arts & Philosophy Laureate Dr. Charles Taylor. In the 24 year history of the Kyoto Prize, Drs. Pawson and Taylor are the first Canadians to receive this international award for lifetime achievement.
Dr. Pawson will highlight how the understanding of cell communications is important to the fight against cancer.
Chair of the Day: Robert Horsman

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March 12, 2009

What's New at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center? Craig Blower, COO

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Opening in 1973, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (aka The Fleet) is home to the world’s first tilted dome planetarium and IMAX Dome Theater. The Fleet also features more than 100 hands-on science exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions, such as Animal Grossology, which was here this past Fall. The dome theater was recently closed for 3 ½ months for a major overhaul, replacing our original geodesic triangular dome with a brand new, state-of-the-art, NanoSeamtm dome. A new, 16,000 watt digital surround sound system, seats, carpet and projector upgrade rounded out the improvements. Come to lunch ready to participate in a what should be a fun, interactive presentation and to get a of the behind-the-scenes look at this San Diego icon.
Mel Katz, Chair of the Day

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March 05, 2009

The Magic of Music

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

The third time is a charm! After a couple of unavoidable scheduling conflicts, it’s finally going to happen. The musical review we have been promising is coming on March 5. This is a program you will definitely want to see and hear.
We’ll begin with Bert Wahlen as emcee. He will share the benefits of music in our lives and how it affects our mind, body and spirit. Paul Hartley will perform his version of the famous Jimmy Buffett song - Margaritaville. The young talented Timrya-Joi will entertain us with special song selections and special guest Tommy Gannon on the keyboard will accompany Tom Blair with Frank Sinatra and Bobby Dylan selections.
Bert Wahlen, Chair of the Day and MC

February 26, 2009

Infrastructure Stimulus Package - EDC/Chamber & SANDAG

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

What does President Obama's new stimulus package mean to our region and to our city? Mayor Jerry Sanders, Andrew Poat and Jack Dale will provide us with the Cliff Notes for the 1,000+ page document. Bring your questions and your curiosity to the meeting and be prepared to be informed.
Vince Mudd, Chair of the Day

February 19, 2009

Barrio Logan College Institute - Information and Overview

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Blvd, SD, 92101, Indigo A & B

Diana Getrich Villegas, Executive Director of BLCI
The mission of BLCI is to promote the pursuit of higher education for students who are traditionally under-represented in college via after school programs that begin in third grade. The Institute has 35 graduates to date attending colleges all over the US. Eight more students will graduate this July.
Sarita Fuentes, Chair of the Day

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February 12, 2009

Sweetheart's Day

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Fairbanks Ballroom

Sweetheart's Day - a little sweet, a little saucy, a little romantic, and a lot of fun. Bring a friend, sweetheart, or love partner and enjoy a program of song, art, and poetry performed by talented Club 33 Rotarians. Gifts and prizes are in store, and everyone will receive a precious memento of this very special Valentine's afternoon.
Joyce Gattas and Patti Roscoe, Chairs of the Day

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February 05, 2009

A Journey Through the Port of San Diego

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom ! & 2

Stephen P. Cushman, chairman, Board of Port Commissioners

Stephen P. Cushman represents the City of San Diego on the Board of Port Commissioners. He’s been on the Board since 1999, having served as Chair in 2002 and again this year. The long-time community leader has served on more than 60 boards and commissions, including Chairman of the College of Business Administration Board for San Diego State University; Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, San Diego Hospital Association (Sharp HealthCare). A recognized leader in the automotive sales industry, he was president of Cush Automotive Group until 2006.
Dick Troncone, Chair of the Day

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January 29, 2009

Victoria Hamilton, Executive Director, City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom A

As the City of San Diego celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Commission for Arts and Culture, Victoria Hamilton will provide an overview on the impact arts and culture make on all of our lives.
Her informative and revelatory presentation will detail the history, role and success of the Commission; put the strength of San Diego’s creative community into perspective locally and nationally; and share how a vibrant arts community truly enhances our quality of life.
Joyce Glazer, Chair of the Day

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January 22, 2009

Program Change: Rotary International President D K Lee

Sheraton Mission Valley-Royal Ballroom

RI President D K Lee will make a special appearance at our meeting and address our members and guests about his experiences as the RI President after a half-year in office. There will be awards and presentations so plan to attend. Other Rotarians and guest are welcome. Please RSVP to Pauline@rotary33.org before 9 AM, Mon, Jan 19 if you are bringing a guest or are from another Rotary Club .
President Stan Hartman, Chair of the Day

January 15, 2009

Local Heroes

Sheraton Mission Valley-Royal Ballroom

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Diego, the 18th Annual Law Enforcement Salute to Local Heroes recognizes average citizens who have performed courageous deeds that assisted fellow citizens and/or law enforcement. Presenting the awards will be San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis and Sheriff Bill Kolender.
Bob Arnhym, Chair of the Day

January 08, 2009

2009 Economic Forecast--Bill Holland & Linda Stirling

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Fairbanks Ballroom

Investment advisors Bill Holland and Linda Stirling
claim the podium this Thursday to provide their forecasts for the markets in 2009. The popping bubbles of 2008 were not from champagne but rather breathtaking declines seen in stocks, commodities, hedge funds, real estate, emerging markets. Will the Bear Market continue or will there be a recovery in the year ahead? Where do we go from here? Join us for an Economic Forecast and an opportunity to pose your questions to the pros.
Bert Whalen, Chair of the Day

January 01, 2009

Dark--Happy New Year!

December 25, 2008

Dark--Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2008

The Holidays Through Our Children's Eyes

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom B & C

This year's Holiday Program will feature our children and lots of fun songs to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. The Rotary Chorus; The Club 33 Singers; The La Jolla Brass and showcasing new talent in the club and lots of children will make this year's program extra special.

This will be the "Annual Meeting" of Club 33 and the results of the election will be announced as well.
Steve Hubbard, Chair of the Day

December 11, 2008

Club 33 Auction & 'Giving Back...A Family Legacy'

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Matthew Hervey advises the San Diego Foundation's Hervey Family Fund, an $85 million endowment from the estate of Jim and Jean Hervey. Through Price Charities, Matthew is actively engaged with the City Heights Initiative. Matthew speaks passionately about the obligation and rewards of "giving back" to the community. His remarks will inspire us all to think about the real meaning of this blessed season.

What an appropriate way to trigger the LIVE AUCTION in support of Rotary's Diana Venable Scholarship Fund!

Plan to do your holiday shopping and bring your shop-aholic spouse and friends to the annual Club #33 Holiday auction.

Champagne and quality time to "network" with fellow Rotarians.

Sincere thanks to our many auction donors!

Festive attire and holiday spirit required!

Fun Fun... FUN!!!!!
Jo Dee Jacob, Chair of the Day

December 04, 2008

Holiday (and Poinsettia Bowl) Magic

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Bruce Binkowski, Executive Director of the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and Associate Director Mark Neville will present the top 5 moments in Holiday Bowl history; review the potential matchups for both games and present arguments in favor of the current BCS system and against a proposed college football playoff.
Armon Mills, Chair of the Day

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March 05, 2008

Sarah Reinertsen, Always Tri, Inc.

Reo Carr, Chair of the Day

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November 27, 2008

Dark--Happy Thanksgiving!

Our next meeting is December 4.

November 20, 2008

Richard Dreyfuss, Teaching Civics and Personal Responsibility in Our Schools

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss has relied on intelligence, energy and incredible talent to earn his place among the leading actors of the American cinema. Throughout his life, he has maintained an equally deep commitment to political and social activism. His guiding belief is that “we are a nation bound by ideas only. If we are not taught and re-taught these ideas, we are not bound.” To that end, the newly established Dreyfuss Initiative is dedicated to elevating and enhancing civics in America, including the K-12 classroom.
Bill Littlejohn, Chair of the Day
(Yes, this is the real Richard Dreyfuss!)

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November 13, 2008

Richard Coutts, MD--Poliomyelitis: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Polio is a paralytic disease that is caused by a virus. An effective injectable vaccine to the virus was first developed by Jonas Salk in 1952. Albert Sabin subsequently developed an oral vaccine in 1957. Both vaccines have been used throughout the world, resulting in a dramatic decrease in the incidence of the disease. This has been accomplished through a partnership of The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Rotary International. In 1988, when the worldwide immunization program was initiated, there were 350,00 cases of polio. In 2007, there were 1,310 cases. Eradication of this disease worldwide is tantalizingly close.
Lisa Miller - Chair of the Day

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November 06, 2008

John Boland, Chief Content Officer, PBS

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

John Boland, Chief Content Officer of PBS, will offer his perspective on the role of media in a democracy, and in the 2008 presidential election in particular. He’ll also examine the signs pointing toward a national civic revival and share his thoughts on what this may mean for the United States – and public television – in the 21st century.
Gloria Penner - Chair of the Day

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October 30, 2008

Beijing Olympics--Local Athletes Competed

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Stephen Strasburg, Junior, SDSU, Pitcher, Baseball Team, 2008 USA Olympic Team
Stephen James Strasburg was born July 20, 1988, in San Diego, Calif. Son of Jim Strasburg and Kathleen Swett. Both parents attended San Diego State. Enjoys playing golf. Favorite athlete is San Diego Padre pitcher Jake Peavy. Was also recruited by Arizona State, Arizona, UNLV, Stanford, Yale and Harvard. Business management major at San Diego State.
Mike Hazle, 2008 USA Olympic Team, Javelin
As a student athlete at Texas State University, Hazle showed his potential with an enormous personal best his senior year of 235-7, which improved his all-time best by an amazing 25 feet from his previous best mark from his junior year. Hazle owns a B.S. degree in exercise Sports Science and Business and a Master’s degree in Sports Management from Texas State University. He is employed as a sports performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Stephen and Mike will discuss their backgrounds, how each got involved in his sport, the journey to qualify for the Olympic Games and the experiences at the games.
James Kitchen - Chair of the Day

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October 23, 2008

Karen Hewitt, U. S. Attorney

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt will discuss current trends in federal prosecutions in the Southern District of California, which includes San Diego and Imperial Counties.  In addition to an overview of the current work of the United States Attorney’s Office, she will focus upon two key areas of criminal prosecutions:  immigration enforcement and computer-based crimes. 
Karen will show the current status of immigration enforcement including construction of portions of the border fence both in San Diego and in the Imperial County area.
Bill Gore, Chair of the Day

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October 16, 2008

CCDC--Proposed Civic Center Project

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Frederic J. Maas is a member of the City of San Diego Joint Powers Authority for the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan and chaired the Selection Committee for the Redevelopment of the San Diego Civic Center and City Hall.  In addition, Fred is President and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch LLC and Del Sur™ in San Diego County, featuring 3050 homes, a 300-room hotel, 500,000 square feet of commercial, office, and retail uses. 
Jeff Graham is responsible for developer negotiations, analyzing complex development proposals, and ensuring compliance with redevelopment law for agreements and contracts for CCDC.
Hal Sadler, Chair of the Day

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October 09, 2008

City Attorney Candidates' Debate

Marriott Mission Valley

Michael Aguirre, incumbent SD City Attorney, will debate his election opponent, Jan Goldsmith, Superior Court Judge, at our meeting today. Stay tuned for more details.
Chair of the Day-Reo Carr

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October 02, 2008

Dr. Terry Grier, SD City Schools Superintendent

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Dr. Terry Grier, will share his views about how public education is changing for the better here in San Diego and across the country.
Dr. Grier, formerly Superintendent of Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC, is a nationally recognized superintendent with numerous awards in education management. As the new leader of San Diego’s public schools serving more than 130,000 students, Dr. Grier will share his vision for improving student achievement with innovative programs seeking to reduce the achievement gaps between ethnic groups, reduce dropout rates and to improve classroom teaching environments.
Tyler Cramer--Chair of the Day

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September 25, 2008

Peter MacLaggan--Carlsbad Desalination Project

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Fairbanks Ballroom

Carlsbad Desalination Project

The Carlsbad Desalination Project is a public-private partnership between Poseidon Resources and nine San Diego County public water agencies. The project will produce 50 million gallons per day of drought proof, high-quality water; enough drinking water for 300,000 San Diegans.
The project will be the most technologically advanced, energy efficient and environmentally-sound seawater desalination plant in the country.
Ben Clay, Chair of the Day

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September 18, 2008

Wendy Levin, MD, MS--Update on Pfizer La Jolla – New Center For Global Oncology and Ophthalmology Research

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom B & C

Pfizer La Jolla is now the global center for Pfizer’s drug discovery and development in oncology and ophthalmology. Learn more about how its 1,000 scientists and staff are pursuing unmet medical needs for dozens of indications in an arduous process that can take up to 15 years and cost $1 billion in advancing from a promising compound to approved drug with the FDA.
Tom Gable--Chair of the Day

September 11, 2008

Fleet Week-Salute to the Guardsmen & Reservists

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom B & C

David Oates, Chair of the Day

September 04, 2008

Mrs. San Diego Award - Recipient,Yvonne Larsen; Guest Speaker - Mayor Jerry Sanders

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom B & C

Ensuring Reform Continues at City Hall
We’ve made a lot of progress at the City over the past three years. Even so, there are still many important tasks left to accomplish. With so much at stake – financial stability and our basic quality of life – we must continue to implement the reforms that will let us remain America’s Finest City.
Past President George Gildred, Chair of the Day

August 28, 2008

RAdm. David Thomas, USN, Commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo-Guantanamo, Cuba

Sheraton Harbor Island West - Bel Aire Ballroom

“Truth and Troopers -
The Commander's Perspective on Joint Task Force Guantanamo”

Radm. David A. Thomas
Commander
JTF Guantanamo

Rear Admiral Dave Thomas commands JTF Guantanamo, which provides the safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detained enemy combatants. He will provide an overview of JTF Guantanamo operations and share his insights on the challenges and rewards of leadership in this dynamic and complex operating environment.
Radm. Len Hering, Chair of the Day

August 21, 2008

San Diego Super Chargers - Jim Steeg, Exec. VP/COO

Sheraton Harbor Island West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Jim steeg will be addressing the issues of the charitable endeavors of the Chargers and Charger players for his speech.
Chair of the Day, Kimberley Layton

August 14, 2008

Ray Ashley, E.D., Maritime Museum

Sheraton Harbor Island West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Our own Club 33 member Ray Ashley, Ph.D., will describe how the Maritime Museum will be reinventing itself over the next several years to become a new kind of maritime museum. His focus will be the fascinating project of reconstructing a sailing replica of the 16th-century Spanish galleon San Salvador, discovery vessel of San Diego and of California. Ray will be taking us back in time more than four and a half centuries to hear San Salvador’s story, and give us a preview of the voyages and activities that will establish her as San Diego’s newest cultural attraction and educational venue.  
Chair of the Day, Malin Burnham

August 07, 2008

DG Pam Russell

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Club Assembly
President Stan Hartman, Chair of the Day

July 31, 2008

Dr. Eric J. Topol, Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health: The Future of Medicine

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Via progress in genomics, we are about to enter an extraordianry era of individualized medicine. This is about preventing, pre-empting diseases, along with better therapies, on a person by person basis. San Diego is poised to be a leader is this new area of trannslational science.
Greg Noonan, Chair of the Day

July 24, 2008

Larry Prior, SAIC

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Lawrence Prior is the COO of SAIC. He joined SAIC in 2004 and will discuss:
The company’s transition to a publically traded company and their performance to date;
The foundational strengths of the entrepreneurial company founded by Dr. Bob Beyster here in San Diego; And looking to the future opportunities and challenges SAIC sees in the marketplace.
Ben Haddad, Chair of the Day

July 17, 2008

Pat Crowell--Europe: The Vital Signs

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

A nostalgic look at the way Europeans communicate--or don’t. Pat Crowell revisits his year in Europe on a sabbatical leave from his law firm where he took over 13,000 slide pictures of Europeans being Europeans. He promises not to show you all 13,000, but just some of the highlights. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you will want to attend this blockbuster program.
Mort Jorgensen, Chair of the Day

July 10, 2008

Brig Gen Angela Salinas--Commanding Gen, MCRD & Western Recruiting Region

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

The Commanding General will be talking about Recruiting and Recruit Training, what it takes to recruit someone into the Marine Corps, the challenges of making Marines and the unique relationship shared by The Marine Corps Recruit Depot and the Community of San Diego.
She will also instruct Club 33 Rotarians how to do a proper Marine pushup and the correct way to stand at ease during conversations with family members.
Andy Hewitt, Chair of the Day

July 03, 2008

Change of Command-President Stan Hartman

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Past President Geri Warnke, Chair of the Day

June 26, 2008

President Geri's Demotion

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

Guaranteed to be funny and memorable. Debbie Day, Chair of the Day

June 19, 2008

Dan Gross, Executive Vice-president, Hospital Operations, Sharp Healthcare

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Transforming the Health Care Experience - Fulfilling a Community Promise
Dan Gross is the executive vice president of Hospital Operations for Sharp HealthCare. He currently serves on several local, state and national boards, is the past president of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties as well as the California Hospital Association. Dan began his career at Sharp in 1979 as a clinical nurse and has served in numerous roles from clinical to executive leadership including CEO of Sharp Metropolitan Campus for 12 years.
Over the past 10 years he led the vision, planning and construction of the “new” Sharp Memorial Hospital. Now nearing completion, Sharp is continuing to transform the health care experience as they put the finishing touches on a hospital designed around efficient, quality care and built for patients, families and caregivers with the continuing promise of The Sharp Experience.
Mike Murphy, Chair of the Day

June 12, 2008

Rachel Teagle, Executive Director, Children's Museum of San Diego--Think, Play, Create

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

Rachel M. Teagle received her Ph.D. in contemporary art history from Stanford University and has been intimately involved in developing arts programming and exhibitions for a broad audience for more than a decade.
Having recently opened the Children’s Museum’s brand new state-of-the-art building, Rachel is confident the institution’s unique arts-based mission will become a national and industry standard in contemporary art for families. The new museum will continue its 25 year old tradition of participatory art experiences and with its roster of leading contemporary artists and studio spaces, the institution promises to create profound art experiences meaningful to children and families.
Barbara Bry, Chair of the Day

June 05, 2008

Ron Roberts, County Supervisor-San Diego's Trade Relations with China

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Ron's presentation will give an overview of his experiences in China and Vietnam during his most recent trade mission. He will touch on the architecture, culture and many opportunities for San Diego businesses. Ron will also demonstrate how he has worked to educate Asian officials about the many opportunities they may have in San Diego.
Chris Sichel, Chair of the Day

May 29, 2008

Robert Goff-'Getting Engaged:' how to get 'engaged' in the world through creative and audacious ways.

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Bob shares stories from his personal experiences in India and Uganda, and from his family's face-to-face meetings with various world leaders after his children had written and asked if they might like to sit down for a visit! (Some would, and they did!)
Bob is a founding partner of a Washington law firm, Goff and Dewalt; an adjunct professor of Business Law at Pt. Loma Nazarene University; Honorary Consul to Uganda; President and Founder of Restore International, a non-profit organization that seeks ways to bring justice to children and the poorest of the poor. A particular focus is the problem of childhood prostitution.
Bob is a dynamic speaker with an important story to tell. Be sure to attend!
Kay North, Chair of the Day

May 22, 2008

Gloria Penner-KPBS Editors' Roundtable

Sheraton Mission Valley-Royal Ballroom

Join Gloria Penner as she leads Bob Kittle, editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune editorial page, John Warren, editor and publisher of San Diego Voice & Viewpoint, and Tim McClain, editor of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, in a KPBS Editors' Roundtable discussion about the top stories in local and national politics.
Hank Crook, producer, Kurt Kohnen, production manager, and Kim Nyhous, production assistant, staff at KPBS, will be putting the Editors' Roundtable on KPBS live.
Vince Mudd, Chair of the Day

May 15, 2008

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka-Animal Preservation in Uganda

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Grande Ballroom C

Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka has earned a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London and a Master's degree in Specialized Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University.
She is the founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health and is the recipient of several international awards for veterinary education.
Mark Stuart, Chair of the Day

May 08, 2008

Verna Griffin-Tabor, Executive Director, Center for Community Solutions-Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

Women who are abused at home have increased health care costs, absenteeism, turnover, and stress in the workplace, as well as lower productivity. Come hear an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence, the devastating impact it has, and the urgent need for employers and co-workers to intervene when domestic violence comes to work. Since 1969 Center for Community Solutions has provided domestic violence services in San Diego County.
Sandy Mayberry, Chair of the Day

May 01, 2008

The Sound of Money

Sheraton Harbor Island West - Bel Aire Ballroom

High finance and legerdemain will carry the day when Club 33 learns about Board oversight activities, the 2007 audit, current assets and liabilities including our endowments, income statements, membership, Project Allocation, Camp Enterprise, philanthropy and donor recognition.
The speakers for the day are the following:
Suzy Spafford, Secy/Treasurer
Bruce Blakley, Audit & Finance
Stan Hartman, President-Elect
Guy Maddox, Grotarians
Peter Bowie, Project Allocation
Peter Duncan, Camp Enterprise
Frank Arrington, Fund Raising
Kevin Ward, Philanthropy
Our 2007 audit is posted online at www.rotary33.org so that you can review it before the May 1 meeting. Please send your questions to bruce@rotary33.org before May 1.
Bruce A. Hunt, Executive Director of Club 33,
Chair of the Day

April 24, 2008

Staff Appreciation Day-Chris Van Gorder, President & CEO of Scripps Health, Speaker

Sheraton Harbor Island East- Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Scripps Health is a member of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. How does Fortune pick the 100 Best Companies to Work for? It partners with the Great Place to Work Institute® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Of some 1,500 firms that were contacted, 407 companies participated in this survey. Nearly 100,000 employees at those companies responded to a 57-question survey. Most of the company's score (two-thirds) is based on the results of the survey, which is sent to a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about demographic makeup, and pay and benefit programs, as well as a series of open-ended questions about the company's management philosophy, methods of internal communications, opportunities, compensation practices, and diversity efforts, etc.
After Fortune's evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees' faith in management, it may exclude that company from the list.
Joe Horiye, Chair of the Day

April 17, 2008

Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh--Award Winning Author

Sheraton Harbor Island West-Bel Aire Ballroom

San Diego’s Joe Wambaugh is a cop you wouldn’t mind running into any time, anywhere—even next to you in traffic at 2 a.m. But then he’s a retired cop, so he can’t write you up. But, man, can he write. His newest novel, Hollywood Crows, is in bookstores this month. He’ll probably have a few words to say about that; and he’ll share a few of the stories, and madcap characters, that make it such a great ride-along.
Tom Blair, Chair of the Day

April 10, 2008

Camp Enterprise--Garry Ridge, President-CEO, WD-40, Speaker

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom

Since 1975, Rotary Camp Enterprise has been teaching juniors in high school that “Business is Good for People.” Originally launched by then-President Bruce Moore, the first Chairman of Camp Enterprise was none other than Chet Lathrop, our recently retired Executive Director. Since then, Rotary Camp Enterprise has hosted approximately 2,900 juniors for an exciting two and a half day intensive education and training seminar. At Camp, the students are taught marketing, finance, management, entrepreneurship and presentation skills, culminating in a 10 minute presentation by each team of nine to ten students about the business they have created, including a marketing plan, financial projections and management plan. The energy and commitment shown by these students is always refreshing. This year will be Club 33’s 33rd Camp Enterprise. Please join us for an experience you will want to remember!
Peter Duncan, 2008 Chair of Camp Enterprise and Chair of the Day

April 03, 2008

SDCERS is Back!

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

David Wescoe, CEO of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System since 2006, is a very experienced legal and financial executive. After graduating from Columbia Law School, David practiced law on Wall Street and was President and CEO of one of the largest independent broker-dealers in the country.
Before joining SDCERS, David served as a Director of the La Jolla Music Society, a member of the SD Social Venture Partners, and Chair of the KPBS Planned Giving Advisory Committee.
Dick Murphy, Chair of the Day

March 27, 2008

Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Our resident Podiatrist, Dick Green, D.P.M., will tell us all how to keep our feet in shape, so that we can keep up with our 10,000 steps a day. Dick will go over some "myths" regarding foot problems and people's perceptions about what is wrong and what we need to do to fix them. With a little bit of luck he may even take a few of our questions!
Bob Jacobs, Chair of the Day

March 20, 2008

Water, Water Everywhere but...The State of Water in California

Sheraton Harbor Island West- Bel Aire Ballroom

The water duo of Joe Grindstaff, Deputy Secretary for Water Policy & Director of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and Maureen Stapleton, General Manager of the San Diego County Water Authority, will be presenting the latest information on the water situation, both from a statewide and regional perspective. Find out what has gone wrong with the state’s water system, how endangered species are impacting our water supply, and what the State and Water Authority are doing to achieve water reliability for our region.
Ben Clay, Chair of the Day, will moderate the water panel.

March 13, 2008

Kyoto Laureate Symposium

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom B & C

San Diego is the only city beyond Kyoto, Japan to host the Kyoto Prize Laureates. Club 33 provides the only Kyoto Prize Laureate program beyond the formal "on-campus" symposia at UCSD, SDSU and USD for next week's Kyoto Laureate Symposium. Chair Malin Burnham will introduce all three of this year's Laureates for a glimpse of their lifework - and what motivated them as they achieved world recognized advances in Advanced Technology (Dr. Hiroo Inokuchi for organic electronics work leading to technology such as LED and organic semiconductors), Basic Sciences (Prof. Hiroo Kanamori of CalTech for earthquake prediction achievements) and Arts & Philosophy (Laureate Ms. Pina Bausch for integrating choreography into theatre work, creating "tanztheatre" as a performing art in itself).
Malin Burnham, Chair of the Day

March 06, 2008

'Abuse and Hope' by Sharon M. Lawrence, Executive Director of Voices for Children

Sheraton Mission Valley- Royal Ballroom; Debe Berger, Chair of the Day

In San Diego County, more than 7,000 children have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and are living in foster homes or group homes as part of the foster care system. Sharon Lawrence is the President and CEO of Voices for Children, a non-profit organization which is working on solutions for these children through a network of volunteer advocates. Ms. Lawrence will educate us on the plight of foster children and the ways that VFC’s advocates are changing lives in critical ways. Be sure to attend this Inspiring and informative session.

February 28, 2008

Kati Haycock- 'Education in Post-Bush America - Fictions, Facts and the Future'

Sheraton Harbor Island West- Fairbanks Ballroom

Kati Haycock, President of the Education Trust in Washington D.C. is regarded as one of the most powerful voices driving current education policy at the local, state and national levels. A recent survey of 179 education-policy experts concluded that no one, save Bill Gates and George W. Bush, has had a greater influence on American education policy over the past 10 years than Kati Haycock. A key architect of the accountability and teacher quality provisions of the original No Child Left Behind Act, Kati is currently at the center of the NCLB reauthorization storm. Be sure not to miss “Education in Post-Bush America - Fictions, Facts & and the Future.”

February 21, 2008

“A Look Back Over 25 Years in Downtown' Douglas A. Wilson, CEO of Douglas Wilson Companies

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Grande Ballroom C

Doug Wilson has been a key player in the redevelopment of Downtown San Diego. His Symphony Towers Office and Hotel complex was the largest mixed-use project of its kind when it opened in the late 1980s. Since then he’s concentrated on Downtown’s East Village neighborhood with two highly successful residential projects, Parkloft, and now The Mark. Doug is sure to take us on an informative – and entertaining - journey through Downtown over the past 25 years.

February 14, 2008

Won't You Be My Valentine?

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Please bring your sweetheart and join us for a program of romance and love. Larry Showley will entertain on the piano, Natasha Josefowitz will regale us with poetry about love and relationships and the SDSU Musical Theater Students will sing songs of the day. Plus there will be a quiz (with prizes) that will test your romantic acuity. We'll hear some wonderful music, be a bit sentimental, and have a lot of fun.

RSVP if you plan to bring a guest!

February 07, 2008

Chet Lathrop Day at San Diego Rotary

Sheraton West- Bel Aire Ballroom

Plan to attend a special program and day planned to honor and thank Chet for his 17 years as our Executive Director and a true Rotarian since 1970. Chet has played a major role in the success of our Rotary Club which currently ranks as the fourth largest Rotary Club in the world. This a fun filled and special program you will not want to miss.

January 31, 2008

Dan Walters Predicts the Elections

Sheraton Harbor Island East - Pavillion

Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 40 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. At one point in his career, he was the nation's youngest daily newspaper editor at age 22.
He joined The Sacramento Union's Capitol bureau in 1975 and later became the Union's Capitol bureau chief. In 1981, Mr. Walters began writing the state's only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events.
Dan has written more than 6,000 columns about California and its politics and his column now appears in more than 50 California newspapers.

January 24, 2008

Author Susan Smith

Sherator Harbor Island West- Bel Aire Ballroom

Winner of numerous literary awards, including the Stanley Drama Award, Susan Arnout Smith just published her second novel The Timer Game last week in the United States and six other countries to much critical acclaim. A murder mystery set in San Diego, the crime scene tech heroine is thrown into a nightmare world of timed riddles that must be solved to find her kidnapped daughter before it's too late. Susan has written four television movies and three produced plays and has been an essayist for National Public Radio, Weekend Edition-Sunday.

January 17, 2008

Rotary International President - Wilfred J. Wilkinson, and Wayne Cusick

Sherator Harbor Island East - Pavillion

This is the 10th anniversary of the Paul Harris Society established by then District Governor Wayne Cusick. This special recognition program has spread worldwide to benefit the Rotary Foundation. Its members have the motto, “Doing Good in the World”. Club 33 celebrates i ts founder and friend Wayne Cusick with a special tribute by Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson.
This will be an inspiring program. Don’t miss it!!

More information...

January 10, 2008

Salute to Local Heroes

Westin Horton Plaza - California Ballroom A&B

This marks the 17th year of the very special program honoring local men and women who have come to the aid of victims of criminal attacks. San Diego Rotary Club, in partnership with the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s office, will introduce eight honorees.

January 03, 2008

Bill Holland & John Folsom- Financial Forecast 2008

Sheraton Harbor Island West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Two of San Diego’s top economic advisors will preview the economy for 2008 in a panel discussion moderated by Bert Wahlen.
Bill Holland of the Holland Group and John Folsom, (Linda Stirling’s partner) Senior VP, and Senior Portfolio Manager for RBC Dain Rauscher) will highlight investment opportunities for 2008.
Let’s start the new year off with a record attendance!
Please call the Rotary office by Monday, Dec. 31, if you plan to bring a guest to this week’s meeting.

December 27, 2007

No Meeting this Week- Happy Holidays!

I wish for each of you at this time of year the happiness, health and peace that we all want for our families and friends. May we have the courage and empathy to look beyond in our efforts to support and comfort those in need. I am personally thankful for the love and laughter of this year's Board of Directors and all of our Rotary family that have so energetically and enthusiastically worked to make our club stronger in service to others. May the blessings that we have be shared with all. I am sending each of you a heartfelt "thank you" for your dedication and selflessness. We will do great things in 2008! Happy New Year to all!
President Geri

December 20, 2007

San Diego Rotary Holiday Program

Sheraton Harbor Island East- Grande Ballroom

Our most festive meeting of the year, the Holiday Program will be filled with music, silver bells and all the elements of the season. Bring your family but
be sure and notify the Rotary office of the number of reservations needed by Monday, Dec. 17.
Results of the election for 2008-09 officers and directors will be announced as this is considered our annual meeting.

December 13, 2007

Holiday Bowl - Phil McConkey

Sheraton Harbor Island East- Pavilion

On December 27 the 30th edition of the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl will be played featuring Arizona State University versus the University of Texas. Club Member/Executive Director of the Holiday Bowl, Bruce Binkowski, will speak, bring video highlights and be joined by Navy graduate Phil McConkey. McConkey played several years in the NFL and was the Most Valuable Player of the inaugural Holiday Bowl in 1978.

December 06, 2007

San Diego Rotary Auction; Darlene Shiley

Sheraton Harbor Island East Hotel- Harbor Island 1&2

One of San Diego's favorites, Darlene's humorous, engaging and spirited presentation will set the stage for the LIVE auction to follow. Recently elected as USD's President of the Board of Trustees, Darlene Shiley's generous support for many worthy causes -- culture, education, health -- has positively shaped our community. Why and how and do people "give back?" All proceeds from this most important Rotary auction go to the Diana Venable Scholarship Fund.

November 29, 2007

Richard Lederer

Sheraton West- Bel Aire Ballroom

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English and his current book, Presidential Trivia.
Mr. Lederer will offer a treasury of trivia about our American presidents: their feats, fates, families foibles, and firsts. You will have fun learning a lot about our presidents’ lives, their accomplishments, and their roles in American history.
Presidential Trivia will be on sale before and after our meeting.

November 22, 2007

Dark - Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of year when our thoughts turn inward to family and friends, I give thanks for the many blessings associated with this privileged position as your President. I remain in awe of the sheer magnitude and reach that our membership has through this community and its ripple effects throughout the world. Our club is infused with optimism, dedication and hope that what we do daily matters....that we do not live in a world where we wear blinders to protect us from seeing those in despair. I thank you for your continued desire and perseverance to change the things that we can. I send to you these Thanksgiving greetings with gratitude, heartfelt thanks for your support and appreciation for all that you do individually and collectively to make our world kinder and full of joy for others.
President Geri Ann Warnke

November 15, 2007

San Diego Rotary Club 33's Legacy Luncheon

Westin Emerald Plaza - Emerald Ballroom

Club 33 will honor and celebrate the men who have been in Rotary for 40 or more years. Come join us as we hear the stories of “how things used to be” at the San Diego and El Cortez Hotels. Expect lots of laughter, smiles and maybe a few tears.

November 08, 2007

M.O.S.T. 20th Anniversary

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

M.O.S.T., the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team has performed over 7, 000 free surgical cases in the last 20 years. Our members, Dr. Doug Arbon, Sam Carpenter, Pat Robinson, Dr. Tom Vecchione and Dr. Bill McDade will present an entire program on M.O.S.T. The beginning, Club 33’s involvement, the effect on so many patients and team members will be presented with an exciting audio visual presentation. Our club members’ involvement will be presented before and during the entire meeting. Club 33 is of course, proud and excited about what M.O.S.T. is doing for so many unfortunate children in Mexico and here in the U.S.

November 01, 2007

Jose Miguel Isulza, Chile's Sec. Gen., Organization of the America States

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, is a passionate proponent for Western Hemisphere cooperation in a globalizing world. He argues that to confront world competition the countries of this hemisphere have to do a better job of forging alliances to confront the multiple challenges of trade, immigration, energy, and security from crime and terrorism.

October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007 Meeting

Our Meeting scheduled for October 25, 2007 has been cancelled

October 18, 2007

Donal Manahan - Why the Poles Matter

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

Donal Manahan Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has been Chief Scientist for more than 15 scientific expeditions to Antarctica. He will share his thoughts on both exploration and economics, scientific issues for which contemporary discussion (and TV documentaries) is sometimes based on overstating scientific facts, and findings about which there's no dispute. He will discuss the incontrovertible science of climate change, and implications for the future, especially as it relates to the polar regions.

October 11, 2007

Fleet Week - Enlisted Luncheon

Sheraton East - Pavilion

Dana Bowman s a retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army Special Forces and a double amputee, losing his legs in a 1994 accident. Nine months later, he reenlisted Army Airborne style; skydiving with his commander into the ceremony. Dana now works with other disabled and physically challenged people. He has made more than 400 motivational speeches in the last few years, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, and People.

More information...

October 04, 2007

D.G. Jim O'Meara

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

We are delighted to welcome DG Jim O'Meara to our club to show off our many committees and their projects that are the substance of Rotary.
Join us at 10:30AM for a most impressive display of all the talents within our club.
The luncheon meeting that follows will find Amnon Ben-Yehuda presenting our club's and District 5340's 'Don't Wait...Vaccinate DVD Program'. This is an opportunity to learn more what your fellow Rotarians are doing and how DG O'Meara plans to lead us this year.

September 27, 2007

Warren Kessler, M.D. & Carol Salem, M.D.

Westin Horton Plaza - California Ballroom B & C

Prostate cancer is the most common major cancer in men, and after lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men. This year it is estimated that approximately 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. An American boy today has a 16% chance of developing prostate cancer and a 3% chance of dying from the disease. Today, we will discuss the diagnosis and most current treatment options including the da Vinci Robotic System for prostate cancer.

September 20, 2007

Joseph Nyumah Boakai, V.P., Liberia

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

Dr. Boakai will give us a brief history of Liberia, its connections to the U.S., the current state of affairs in his country, and what it is like to be a Rotarian in Liberia today. Working alongside of Africa’s First Female President, together they are working hard to restore law and order, ensure the reconstruction of the Country, and ensure that peace and tranquility exists for all Liberians. Information will be provided on how Liberia is encouraging investors to take advantage of the current investment climate in Liberia. Dr. Boakai will also discuss his work with Micro Credit and how it is working in his country.

September 13, 2007

Doug Sawyer - President, United Way

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

The business world is constantly changing and evolving. Companies need to respond to such changes if they want to succeed and grow. The same is true for charities.
“The New” United Way of San Diego County looked at changes in both the needs of the region and the desires of businesses and donors. This has led to a bold and sweeping change in how it does business. The New United Way is focusing its efforts around creating positive, lasting and measurable change in the areas of child abuse, chronic homelessness, and financial stability.

September 06, 2007

Gene Rumsey, Jr., M.D.

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

"Obesity in America, What's the Big Deal?"
Obesity is rapidly becoming America’s number one health problem. It affects men and women of all ages and knows no economic or racial barrier. Many serious health issues stem from this insidious disease.
Dr. Rumsey, Jr., will discuss the current research in this field as well as surgical techniques for those most affected.

August 30, 2007

Jackie Freiberg

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

For 20 years Jackie Freiberg has been on a mission to expose the unconventional success strategies in the most admired companies in the world— in businesses that are BOOMING.
BOOM! is the result of studying many of the most innovative businesses, gutsy leaders, and liberated employees around. In BOOM! the Freiberg’s have distilled this collective wisdom into 7 essential choices that cause culture, service, success, and business to BOOM!
Jackie has crafted the speech every leader wants to give and every employee wants to live. We are not victims and we are not products of our conditions. Your career and your success are a result of choices not conditions. Jackie believes we are DESIGNED to choose and DEFINED by our choices.

August 23, 2007

Mr. San Diego

Westin Horton Plaza - California Ballroom B & C

August 16, 2007

Ruben Barrales - President, Chamber of Commerce

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom A

August 09, 2007

Alan Bersin

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom B & C

August 02, 2007

Dr. Tony Haymet - Scripps Oceanography

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Tony Haymet, Director of Scripps Institute of Oceanography, will address the most current research work at the Institute with direct implications for the citizens of California. Scripps has been the pioneer in the science of climate change since 1956 when the very first atmospheric carbon dioxide monitoring was begun. The original term 'global warming' was coined as a result of this data stream and today, Scripps continues to create new discoveries that will help us better understand the implications of mankind's relationship with its earth environment.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the most modern methods utilized by Scripps!

July 26, 2007

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D.-Chief of Epidemiology, UCSD/Medicine

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

July 19, 2007

Tony Gwynn

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom B & C

July 12, 2007

Judge James Milliken

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

Judge James Milliken was on the bench in San Diego Superior Court for over 16 years when he retired in 2004. He was the respected Presiding Judge of the San Diego Juvenile Court for the last eight of those years. He is the visionary and innovator behind San Pasqual Academy, a unique boarding school for 250 foster youth. In the last six years San Pasqual has offered its students a safe and beautiful environment in which to live, learn and grow into happy, productive adults. Judge Milliken is a man who has made an enormous difference in the lives of children. Don’t miss this meeting that will bring us up to date on this very important program.

July 05, 2007

Change of Command-Geri Warnke/Pat Crowell

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

June 21, 2007

Robert Hecht-Nielsen - Director of Conf. Neuro. Lab

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

June 14, 2007

Monarch School

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

June 07, 2007

Maurizo Seracini - Art Detective, UCSD

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

May 31, 2007

Dr. Mimi Guarneri

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

May 03, 2007

Frank Gaffney

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

April 26, 2007

Staff Appreciation Day

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

April 19, 2007

San Diego Zoo Program

Location - San Diego Zoo

April 05, 2007

Des McAnuff - La Jolla Playhouse

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

March 29, 2007

MAJ. GEN. Samuel Helland, USMC

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

March 22, 2007

SD Universities Panel - Pres. Weber & Chancellor Fox

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

March 15, 2007

Kyoto Laureates - Issey Miyake

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

March 01, 2007

Tommy Thompson

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

February 22, 2007

Kathleen Sellick - CEO, Children's Hospital

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

February 08, 2007

Sweetheart's Day

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

February 01, 2007

Cliff Dochterman - Past President, R.I., 1992-93

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

January 25, 2007

Ian Campbell - San Diego Opera

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

January 18, 2007

Kevin Starr - State Librarian

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

January 11, 2007

Local Heroes

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

January 04, 2007

Bill Holland & LInda Stirling - 'Economic Forecast'

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

January 04, 2006

Bill Holland & Linda Stirling - Economic Forecast

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

January 11, 2006

Local Heroes

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

January 18, 2006

Kevin Starr - State Librarian

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

January 25, 2006

Ian Campbell - San Diego Opera

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

February 01, 2006

Cliff Dochterman - Past President RI, 1992-1993

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

February 08, 2006

Sweetheart's Day

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

February 15, 2006

Editor's Round Table

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

February 22, 2006

Senator Barbara Boxer

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

December 14, 2006

Dr. Gresham Bayne

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

December 07, 2006

Jim Lehrer - PBS News Hour

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

November 30, 2006

Scott Silverman - Second Chance/STRIVE

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

November 23, 2006

DARK

November 16, 2006

John Fanestil - former Methodist Minister

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

November 09, 2006

Mary Catherine Swanson-Retiring Founder of AVID Program

Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel - Crystal Ballroom (2nd Floor)

October 19, 2006

Club Assembly - District Governor, Philippe Lamoise

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

October 12, 2006

Dan Yankelovich

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

October 05, 2006

Military Enlisted Luncheon - Chuck Long, SDSU Football Coach

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom

September 28, 2006

Martha Dennis - Telecom

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

September 14, 2006

Wilf Wilkinson - President-elect, Rotary International

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

September 07, 2006

Downtown Waterfront - Nancy Graham & Perry Dealy

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

August 31, 2006

Airport Debate - Ben Haddad, Moderator

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

August 24, 2006

Bob Chandler - Retired Padres Broadcaster

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

August 17, 2006

Kurt Wisner; Franz Wisner, Author, 'Honeymoon with My Brother'

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

August 10, 2006

Richard Murphy - Salk Institute

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

July 20, 2006

Gary Jacobs - International Teen Leadership

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

July 13, 2006

Michael Hager - Executive Director, San Diego Natural History Museum

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

June 15, 2006

Michael Aguirre - City Attorney

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

June 08, 2006

Kelly Perdew - Apprentice TV Show Winner

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

June 01, 2006

Bill Griffith - Channel 10

Westin Horton Plaza - California Ballroom A & B

May 25, 2006

George Plescia - Assembly Republican Leader

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

May 18, 2006

Panel Set-up - Peter Nunez & Ruben Navarrette

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

May 11, 2006

Robert Mueller - FBI Director

Holiday Inn on the Bay (1355 N. Harbor Drive)

April 13, 2006

Michael Robertson - I-Tunes, Linspire CEO

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

March 23, 2006

Steve Weber, President, SDSU

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

March 16, 2006

Tom Fox - "Greening the City"

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

March 09, 2006

Maureen Eberle

Sheraton West-Bel Aire Ballroom

March 02, 2006

Chris Cramer & Brian Lange - Camp Enterprise

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

February 16, 2006

Carl Cohn - Superintendent of Schools

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

February 09, 2006

Sweetheart's Day

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

Please RSVP with the Rotary office if you plan to bring a guest.

February 02, 2006

Tom Wilson - Buick Open

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

January 26, 2006

Dr. Allison Alberts & Dr. Mike Wallace - Condors

Wyndham - Emerald Ballroom

January 05, 2006

Bill Holland & Linda Stirling - "Economic Forecast"

Hilton Mission Valley

December 08, 2005

Ginger Graham, CEO Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 2 & 3

December 01, 2005

Dr. Henry Heimlich

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

November 24, 2005

DARK

November 17, 2005

Dr. Norman Sperber

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

November 10, 2005

Pat Kelly - Pfizer

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

November 03, 2005

Vijay Amritraj - UN

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

October 27, 2005

Dr. David Pierce - Climate Change

Sheraton East - Harbors Edge Restaurant

October 06, 2005

Todd Buchholz

Sheraton East - Pavilion

September 29, 2005

Michael Kalichman & Larry Hinman - Ethics

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom A

September 22, 2005

Steven Libman - G.M., La Jolla Playhouse

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom I & II

September 08, 2005

District Governor Bob Watson

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom 1 & 2

August 25, 2005

Andy Fichthorn - Sea World

Sheraton East - Harbor Island Ballroom II & III

August 11, 2005

Duane Roth - "Connect" @ UCSD

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

August 04, 2005

Pam Shriver

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

July 28, 2005

RI Pres. Elect - Bill Boyd, New Zealander

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

July 14, 2005

Barry Lorge

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

June 30, 2005

President's Roast

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

June 23, 2005

"Brown Bag"

Various work places of members

June 16, 2005

Scott Blanchard

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

June 09, 2005

Pastor Barry Minkow

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

May 19, 2005

Michael Shames -UCAN

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

May 12, 2005

CCDC Hal Sadler & Peter Hall

Sheraton Mission Valley

May 05, 2005

Judge John E. Ryan & Bruce Bennett, Orange County Chapter 9

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

April 28, 2005

Teddy Lindsey - F.B.I.

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

April 21, 2005

Staff Appreciation Day - Jim Benson, Pres./CEO Space Development

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

April 14, 2005

Camp Enterprise 2005

East - Pavilion

April 07, 2005

Panel - Energy Independence

Mission Valley Marriott - Rio Vista Pavilion

March 31, 2005

San Diego Padres

Sheraton East - Pavilion

March 17, 2005

Jim Standiford & Rabbi Paul Citrin

Sheraton East - Grande Ballroom C

March 10, 2005

Bob Kelly & Linda Katz - Invest in San Diego

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

March 03, 2005

Alan Kay - Kyoto Prize

Westin Horton Plaza - California Ballroom A & B

February 24, 2005

Ed Futa - Rotary Centennial

East - Pavilion

February 10, 2005

Sweetheart's Day - San Diego Opera

Westin Horton Plaza - California Ballroom A & B

February 03, 2005

Harvey White - S.D. Role in the Wireless World

Sheraton West - Fairbanks Ballroom

January 27, 2005

Hank Nordhoff - Pres/CEO GenProbe

Sheraton West - Bel Aire Ballroom

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