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

Winter Vacation Reminder – There will be no club luncheons either on Tuesday December 25 or Tuesday January 1. We will resume our Tuesday luncheons after the New Year on Tuesday January 8.

December Program Chair: Bob Smith

December 4– “The Anatomy of a Chinese Knockoff”

Speaker – Bill Forti
Air Swimmerswas one of the hottest toys of the 2011 Christmas season. It was introduced in late August by the William Mark Corporation (co-founded and owned by Bill and his son Mark in 1992). A video of the product went “viral” and within a matter of days Youtube had over a million hits. Today it has over 13 million hits. Within six weeks of its introduction, more than twenty Chinese companies were making, distributing and selling illegal copies around the world. Bill will give a fascinating step-by-step account of the war-like efforts they undertook to defend themselves as well as the almost unbelievable results. What does this mean for the future of our patents and intellectual property rights and of our relationship with China? Bill Forti graduated with BS in Economics and Master of Commerce from the University of Richmond. He has been a staff economist for the US Congress, Senate Commerce Committee, House Judiciary Committee and joint tax committee. He has held executive positions with Bendix, International Paper, and General Dynamics. He is a past president of our club, co-founder and President of William Mark Corp., Director of Watchful Dragons Publishing, Director Emeritus of the Naval War College, and a Founder of Board of Visitors of Claremont Graduate University.
Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: Mel Boynton
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Beverly Carpenter

December 11 - “Seasonal Songs from Around the World”


Speaker – Joel Wilson and the Claremont High School Choral 
This talented group has entertained the University Club each December for the last few years. Their strong, youthful voices have given us a welcome and uplifting kick-off for the holiday season. Club members are encouraged to bring family and friends for this festive program of carols, folk songs and seasonal music. Be prepared for a busload of energy to lift your spirits and make your heart sing. Joel Wilson is a graduate of Claremont High School and has a degree in Music from Cal Poly, Pomona. He is the talented and inspiring leader of this singing group.
Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: John Najarian
Greeters: Pat Kelley, Art Parker

December 18 – “Demystifying the Clown in Western Culture”

Speaker – Adeline Keehan
Pierrot, Pagliacci, Emmett Kelly, the baggy pants, the painted face, the antics of the buffoon, Who does it? Why do they do it? What does that clown face really mean? Adeline Keehan has been teaching the meaning of the clown face since the 1980s. She regularly performs for local veterans groups, hospitals, schools and service clubs. Put your fear of clowns to rest and bring the kids for a lesson in clowning. Adeline Keehan is a native of Albuquerque. She earned a BA from the University of New Mexico. Her husband was an engineer and took a job at Aerojet in Azusa. Adeline got her advanced degree and teaching credential at the University of La Verne. She was a fourth grade teacher for 25 years. She studied clowning at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a puppeteer and ventriloquist.
Introducer: Martha Scott
Fellowship: Beverly Carpenter
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Mike Pichler
Birthdays: Nancy Magnusson


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

Archived Calendars: 2010-2011  - Jan 2012 - Feb 2012 - March 2012 - April 2012 - May 2012 - June 2012 - July 2012
- September 2012 - October 2012

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