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

February 2 – “How you can help prevent a stroke”


Speaker: David Moore

David Moore is a recently retired therapist from Kaiser Permanente’s Acute Rehab Department, where he worked for 30 years. During his time there he developed various support groups, including groups for victims of stroke. His stroke groups have been the subject of a documentary on KVCVR, and made the front page of the Inland Sun and Daily Bulletin in 2000. He continues to run a local stroke support group that meets at Claremont United Church of Christ. He has been doing stroke education with inpatients and outpatients from Kaiser for many years and was selected to do the stroke education for the Volunteer Departments for both Riverside and Fontana Kaiser hospitals. He has participated in the Disabilities Expo at Loma Linda, and the Adaptive Sports Festival with Dr. Aaron Moffett at Cal. State San Bernardino, as well as the Stroke Festival put on by the Stroke Association of Southern California. Mr. Moore was named support group leader of the year by the SASC in 2001. received his Master’s degree in Education from Temple University in 1976 with a focus in Recreational Therapy. He got his teaching credential for California for special education in 1979 and taught for Chaffey College for 16 years.

Introducer: Dr. Randy Kado
Fellowship: Jeanne Kennedy

February 9 – “Mary Todd Lincoln Historical Reenactment”


Speaker: Susan Higley

Ms. Higley appears as Mary Todd Lincoln. She presents the life and times of this famous lady in history, complete with authentic costuming, photographs of her family and many anecdotes of her life, her husband’s career, their life before the Civil War and their life in the white house with their children. She will answer questions as Mary Lincoln after the program and will be available for photographs with club members. Ms. Higley is a member of the San Dimas Historical Society and is a regular docent at the historical Walker house.

Introducer: Bob Smith
Fellowship: Gene Smith

February 16 – “Claremont After-School Programs”


Speaker: Carole Harter

Claremont After-School Programs, Inc., will be five years old in July 2010. This non-profit has a much longer history, however. It is a result of a merger of two Claremont after-school tutoring programs that had been working with children who needed help with their homework to fulfill a need identified by the 1993 by the City of Claremont Youth Master Plan. CLASP now has five sites, two at low-income housing complexes, one on the Oakmont Outdoor School campus, and two at local church parish halls. Designed to help children with their homework and to provide mentoring, recreation, and enrichment, four sites meet three afternoons a week. Our University Club is a contributor to the After School Program through our Grants and Scholarships committee. Ms. Harter earned her BA in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and her MA in Education at CGS. She is a Youth Wellness Center Director and President of the CLASP Board.

Introducer: Richard Kirkendall
Fellowship: Patrick Kelley

February 23 – “To Roth or not to Roth? That is the question!”


Speaker – Susanne H. Christian

Hidden in the 2005 tax code is a provision that allows taxpayers in 2010 to “convert” their traditional IRA to a Roth. Would you like your IRA assets to grow without having to take your yearly IRS Mandatory Distribution? When you reach 70 ½ years of age, would you like to legally avoid paying taxes on you IRA distributions, which could reduce the tax you pay on your Social Security benefits? Would you like your beneficiaries to receive your IRA proceeds without having to pay tax on them? Wait! The tax man has many rules, restrictions, and taxes involved in this transfer. Of course, before making any changes you need to carefully analyze your individual situation. It may not be suitable for you. However, if obtaining a tax-free retirement income is appealing, come to this program given by Suzanne Christian to hear details and askquestions. Ms. Christian is a Certified Financial Planner. She earned her Bachelors degree from UCLA and her Masters degree from Redlands University. Her CFP is from USC. She is a past president of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, a past treasurer of Scripps Fine Arts, and a board member of the WMCA, Casa Colina Rehab hospital, and HMC Galileo Society.

Introducer: Nancy Magnusson
Fellowship: David Sonner
Birthdays: Dick Newton

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