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

Holiday Schedule – There will be no programs on December 27 or January 3.
After the holidays, our Tuesday luncheons will resume on January 10.

December program chair: Bob Smith

December 6 – “Claremont High School Choral Singers, led by Joel Wilson

Joel Wilson is a graduate of Claremont High School and has a music degree from Cal Poly Pomona. He will bring his very talented and beautifully trained Claremont High School Choral Singers to perform for us again this year. They have entertained the members of the University Club for the last several years and will bring us seasonal songs from all over the world. Please bring friends and family for this festive event to start off the holiday season with a musical celebration.

Introducer: Bob Smith

Fellowship: Gail Sparks

December 13 – “South America – Argentina and Brazil”


Speaker  – Dr. Melissa Rogers
South America in general, and Argentina and Brazil in particular, are rising in economic importance in global trade. This talk will address many pressing questions for the region, including, what are its economic prospects? Why has the region struggled in previous periods to compete in the global economy? What are the political barriers to growth in the Southern Cone and how might they be overcome? Latin America has the economic and human resources to contend with the biggest powers on the world stage. Can we foresee the future of our neighbors to the south? Melissa Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Claremont Graduate University. Her specialization is in Latin American politics, with a particular specialty in the political institutions and economic policy of developing nations. Dr. Rogers wrote her dissertation on Argentina’s federal system, comparing the tax effectiveness of Argentina’s provinces.

Introducer: Ed Ansel

Fellowship: Dean Kays

December 20 – “The restoration of a 100 year old stained glass window"

Speakers – Don Sturgis
Pilgrim Congregational Church in Pomona is 100 years old this year. Its south-facing stained glass window has endured the sun, rain, and cold for a century. The wear and tear, dirt and chemical damage was considerable. This program will show, in pictures and through Don Sturgis’s detailed explanation, what it takes to bring the window down, disassemble it, clean it, replace missing and broken pieces and replace it looking as good, or better than, new. Some of the sections are three layers of glass thick in order to get a particular color and density. Some of the lead was eroded or fused to the point of becoming one with the glass. The process and the final result will amaze you. Don Sturgis earned his BA in Math and physics from American University, an MS in Management Science, and an MBA from West Coast University.

Introducer: Bob Smith

Fellowship: Ellen Litney

Birthdays: Nancy Magnusson


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

Archived Calendars: - Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 - Mar 2011 - April 2011 - May 2011 - June 2011 - July 2011 - Sept 2011- Oct 2011 - Nov 2011

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