Future Programs

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. Meetings start at 11:30 AM. The $13 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

December 2015 Program Chair: Bob Smith


November 24 - No meeting


The Hughes Center scheduled another event in the room by mistake.

December 1 – “How Parents Can Understand and Meet the Social, Emotional and Educational Needs of Gifted Children”


Speaker – Sharon Duncan, co-founder of Gifted Identity and Gifted Research and Outreach

Sharon Duncan will speak about the special needs of gifted children. She earned a B.S. in business management/organizational behavior from Cal Poly Pomona, worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 26 years, and resigned to homeschool her children. Ms. Duncan is co-founder of Gifted Identity and Gifted Research and Outreach.  She provides coaching and consultation to parents, teachers, schools, and districts to help them meet the social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted children. She also provides advice to parents on a variety of educational decisions, including homeschooling set-up and support. She is a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, has served on governing boards of public and private schools, on the Mensa Youth Committee, and as an advisor to a school for the gifted. Sharon is a sought-after consultant and speaker at state and national conferences on gifted children. 

Introduction: Ray Lockhart
Fellowship: Georgia McManigal
Greeter: Doug MacKenzie

December 8 – “Seasonal Songs from Around the World”


Speaker – Joel Wilson and the Claremont High School Choral Singers

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 members 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. The talented and inspiring leader of this singing group, Joel Wilson is a graduate of Claremont High School and has a degree in Music from Cal Poly, Pomona and a PhD from Claremont Graduate University.

Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: David Sonner
Greeters: Pat Kelly, Art Parker

December 15 - "Aviation History Through a Tour of the Collection of Static and Flying Aircraft"


Speaker – Mike Smith, docent at the Planes of Fame Museum

Join us for a special presentation about planes in history by Mike Smith from the Planes of Fame Museum. The Chino Airport was formerly the home of Cal-Aero Academy, which was an Army Air Corp flight training facility. The academy trained over 10,000 pilots prior to the end of World War II. Consolidated in 1973, it is a perfect location in which to restore and give new life to the aircraft these men had flown into combat just two decades before.  As more aircraft were restored and the collection grew, an additional display facility was opened in Valle, Arizona in 1995. The Chino facility underwent further expansion in 2004-2008 with the construction of two new hangars, new offices, a gift shop and Korean War and Viet Nam War items. In 2009 another new hangar was dedicated. It was built by the famous 475th Fighter Group to store their memorabilia as well as house the rare Lockheed P-38 Lightning. This talk will inspire you to visit the museum. Mr. Smith earned his B.S. from San Diego State University and his masters from USC. He has served in the U.S. Army and worked at Northrup.

Introduction: Bruce Forslind
Fellowship: Art Sutton
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson
Nov. and Dec. birthdays: Nancy Magnusson

December 22 and 29 – NO MEETINGS

Happy Holidays to everyone!     The next meeting is January 5, 2016


Bulletin Committee Members: David and Anne Sonner

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Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344 Bsartist@netscape.com