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. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

It’s that time of year again. Unless you are over 90 years old, please mail in your $60 annual dues in one of the attached envelopes or give it to our treasurer at one of our Tuesday luncheon meetings.

March program chair: Mel Boynton

April 3 – “On Safari in East Africa; Kenya and Tanzania - June and July, 2011”

Speakers – Lee and Bill Waggener.

Throughout Lee and Bill Waggener’s 14-day drive from Nairobi to Arusha, the animals and people of East Africa constantly presented new perspectives of this unique region of this earth.  As with many places of historic and natural wonder, the future of this area is also threatened by human domination, which has grown dramatically since the British arrived in the mid-1880s.  Although the flora and fauna of many vast areas seem to remain pristine, one must wonder how much longer that will last.

Introduction: Opanyi Nasiali

April 10 – “The Real Life Detective Story of the West Nile Virus”

Speaker – Tracey McNamara, Professor of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences.

In 1999, the West Nile virus began killing crows in the United States. Then serving as head pathologist at the Bronx Zoo, Dr. Tracey McNamara suspected the dying birds, showing signs of encephalitis, might be associated with human deaths from encephalitis spread by mosquitos.  She contacted the Federal Center for Disease Control (CDC), but they didn’t think much of her theory and refused her offer of tissue samples.  Over the next days, McNamara kept contacting other laboratories that confirmed the links.  This deadly real life drama inspired the 2011 hit film, “Contagion”, for which Dr. McNamara served as a Technical Advisor.  Introduction: Fred Gattas

April 17 – “Bright Prospect – Your Scholarship Dollars at Work”


Speaker – Stephanie Campbell, Executive Director, Bright Prospect.

Before Bright Prospect, few low-income students at three Pomona High Schools continued with post-secondary education of any type – virtually none to top-ranked private colleges – and of those who began college, two out of three failed to achieve a bachelors degree. Since its founding in the summer of 2006, the Bright Prospect has fostered a large, growing and highly respected peer group at each school in which academic achievement is ardently pursued, and whose members are firmly committed to the goal of a achieving a college degree, and to helping one another achieve it.

Introduction: Ellen Litney

April 24 – “The Air Resources Board of California – Vehicle and Fuels Regulation”

Speaker – Mike Waugh, Chief of the Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board (ARB).

With Global Warming occurring around us, Californians have decided to take action to make our vehicles more efficient and to clean up our burning of fossil fuels.  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is charged with implementing these environmental laws and ARB regulations seek to strike a balance between the private and public interests.

Introduction: Art Sutton


Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan

Archived Calendars: 2010-2011  - Jan 2012 - Feb 2012

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