Calendar of Events

University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays at noon in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont, California. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:45 AM is available for $12.00. For those who wish to come only for coffee and dessert, the fee is $5.00. No fee is charged for program attendance only. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

Annual Dues Reminder
Our annual club membership dues are due April 1. If you are 90 years old or older, according to our Bylaws, you do not need to pay dues. However, for the rest of us, you may mail in your annual $60 dues (Post Office Box 700, Claremont, CA 91711) or give it our treasurer at one of our regular Tuesday lunch meetings. Thank you.

April 6th – Claremont “State of the City”


Speaker – Mayor Linda Elderkin
The City of Claremont is being challenged by the recession and long-term demographic and environmental challenges.  Our Mayor will describe the “State of the City” and respond to your questions.  Linda Elderkin was elected to the Claremont City Council in March 2007 and selected in March 2010 as our Mayor.  She has been widely involved in the community since she and husband Rick came to Claremont in 1974.  Her professional experience includes positions as a student Dean at both Pitzer and Pomona colleges. She has served as President of the League of Women Voters, the Claremont Little League, the Presbyterian Day Care Center, the EDucational NETwork Foundation, and the Claremont High School Theatre Boosters.  Linda grew up in Denver, Colorado and earned a B.A. at the University of Colorado, an M.A. at Brown University, and her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University.
Introducer:  Mel Boynton

April 13th – “The UN Millennium Development Goals – Are We Making Progress?”


Speaker – Mr. Mel Boynton
In the year 2000, the leaders of all member nations of the United Nations adopted eight specific goals (Millennium Development Goals or MDGs) to reduce poverty and improve human rights around the world by 2015.  The MDGs have measurable indicators, but are we making progress?  Mel Boynton, a club member, is the President of the Southern California Division of the United Nations Association of the USA – which includes ten chapters around SoCal.  Mel and his wife Beth moved to Claremont in 2003 following his retirement as head of technology for the state of Minnesota.  They have traveled to more than 30 countries and are active in community affairs.  Mel is a US Marine veteran and obtained his B.A. from Michigan State University and his M.S. from Cornell University.
Introducer: Art Sutton

April 20th – “Who's Out of a Job and Why”


Speaker – Professor Cecilia Conrad
With joblessness at record highs, unemployment falls unevenly across ethnic and racial groups.  Professor Conrad will help us understand the effects of race and gender on economic status. Cecilia Conrad is Vice President, Dean of the College, and Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona College.  She received her masters and doctorate in economics from Stanford University and her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College.  Prior to joining the faculty at Pomona, Professor Conrad taught at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York.  Professor Conrad has published numerous works and is editor of the Review of Black Political Economy and an associate editor of Feminist Economics.  She is a former president of the National Economics Association.  She and her husband Llewellyn Miller live in Claremont. 
Introducer: Art Parker

April 27th – “Lincoln and Obama”


Speaker – Professor Ward McAfee
A pre-eminent Lincoln scholar compares Lincoln and Obama. Ward McAfee is a resident at Pilgrim Place, where he lives with his wife Lois. Starting in 1965, his entire career was spent at California State University, San Bernardino. Ward earned his PhD at Stanford University, working under Don E. Fehrenbacher, an eminent Lincoln scholar. Following Fehrenbacher's death in 1997, McAfee completed his mentor's final manuscript, THE SLAVEHOLDING REPUBLIC: AN ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT'S RELATIONS TO SLAVERY, published by Oxford University Press. In 2002, it won the Organization of American Historian's prize for that year's best book explaining the coming of the Civil War.  Several years later, Ward published his own biography of Abraham Lincoln, CITIZEN LINCOLN.
Introducer: Rizek Abusharr

Past Programs: Nov 2009 - Dec 2009 - Jan 2010 - Feb 2010 - Mar 2010
Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan