Calendar of Events

University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont, California. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:30 AM, is available for $13.00. For those who wish to come only for coffee and dessert, the fee is $6.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

September Program Chair: Opanyi Nasiali

September 2 – “LA County Sanitation Districts: 90 Years of Innovative Service

Speaker – Grace R. Hyde, Chief Engineer and General Manager, LA County Sanitation Districts

The first Sanitation District of Los Angeles County was formed in 1923 to provide a regional solution to wastewater management.  The agency has since grown to 23 individual sanitation districts that serve 5.5 million people. The agency strives to provide cost effective and environmentally sound wastewater and solid waste management with a priority for turning waste products into resources such as recycled water and green energy.  Ms. Hyde will give us a brief look at the history and development of the agency, and an overview of the innovative operations and projects of today. Ms. Hyde has over 30 years of experience at the Sanitation Districts including experience in research, long range planning, environmental permitting, and solid waste and wastewater operations. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Introducer: Joe Silva       
Fellowship: Elana Barach
Greeter: Doug MacKenzie

September 9 – “New Directions for Veterans – What Are We Doing to End Veteran Homelessness ”


Speaker – Richard Caines, Vice President of Programs, New Directions for Veterans

Mr. Caines will give us an overview of New Directions for Veterans, its programs, and what it does. He oversees that agency’s clinical and program staff working in facilities with a total of 198 beds. He has oversight of homelessness prevention efforts funded by a grant from the VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families. He also represents New Directions for Veterans on a local, regional, and national basis. Mr. Caines is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. After his military service, he worked in the banking industry and later as a Project Director at the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. He earned his B.A. degree in Child Development.

Introducer: Hal Durian
Fellowship: Georgia McManigal
Greeters: Linda Callaway, Art Parker

September 16 – “Changing the Paradigm: First Care Providers”


Speaker – Joshua Bobko, MD

Dr. Bobko will address a major gap in public safety – civilian medical response to atypical emergencies. There is clear evidence that demonstrates that immediately addressing the most common injury patterns following an event will save lives. Often these injuries cannot wait for the arrival of "First Responders". The presentation will empower participants to become "First Care Providers" by familiarizing them with the tenets of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. Dr. Bobko is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University. A 1995 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he is currently serving as the Medical Director for West (Orange) County SWAT, and is a reserve officer with the Westminster Police Department. He also is a Principal and Medical Director at Valiant Research.

Introducer: Fred Gattas
Fellowship: Milt Wilson
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

September 23 – “Webb’s Ever Unfolding Story – From Thompson and Vivian Webb’s arrival in 1922 to Today”


Speaker – Taylor B. Stockdale, Head of Schools, The Webb Schools

Mr. Stockdale will cover the story of Webb School and Claremont from the early 1920's to today. His talk will be loaded with photos of the people who built Webb over the years, and also cover the deep connections between the school and the town, including Thompson Webb's involvement with the University Club, Pilgrim Place, and Scripps College. Mr. Stockdale has been with Webb for 27 years and is the current Head of Schools. He attended South Kent School in Connecticut and earned his BA from Colorado College in 1985. Later, he earned Masters degrees from the University of Delaware and CGU.

Introducer: Gene Smith
Fellowship: Rich Phillips
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy

September 30 – “Watching Our Language”


Speaker – Mary Paster, PhD, Chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College

Professor Paster will talk about misconceptions about language and how they damage our society. In particular, she will argue that attitudes about non-standard dialects are often used as a proxy for making negative judgments about people that are really based on race, class, or nationality. A person's language use is a “safe” thing to criticize because of widespread ignorance about what it means to speak a non-standard dialect and the fact that every dialect of a language (including the standard dialect) operates based on a vast and intricate set of grammar rules that are encoded in the mind/brain of the speaker. Professor Paster earned her BA in Linguistics and Anthropology at Ohio State University, and her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been teaching at Pomona College since 2006.

Introducer: Opanyi Nasiali
Fellowship: Nancy Osgood
Greeters: Elana Barach, Ray Bragg
Birthdays: Linda Callaway


Bulletin Committee Members: David and Anne Sonner

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Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344