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

February program chairs: Bill Gordon, Bob Smith, and Hillary LaConte

February 7 – “The Claremont Greenspace Super Adobe Project

Speaker – Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson will talk to us about the Greenspace Super Adobe project being built for Uncommon Good at the Methodist Church in Claremont. This unusual type of construction uses plastic tubes filled with earth. It has been used in third world countries and has gained worldwide recognition as a plausible solution to the global housing shortage. Mr. Peterson is a Principal Architect with Claremont Environmental Design Group and has worked for them since 1997. He earned a B.A. in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a M.A. in Sustainable Land Planning from Cal Poly Pomona. He is also a licensed contractor.

Introduction: Hillary LaConte

Fellowship: Shelby Forrest

February 14 –  “Valentine Songs of the Season”


Speaker – LizBeth Lucca

Singer LizBeth Lucca is artistic director of the Repertory Opera Company of Pomona and sings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She has directed over 30 operatic productions and has sung over 25 roles, such as Princes Eboli, Amneris, Santuzza and Lady MacBeth. She is the author of “Acting Techniques for Opera.” She was stage director at the Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival and studied Opera Stage direction at the Crittenden Opera Studio.

Introduction: Bob Smith

Fellowship: Art Sutton

February 21 – “The Alf Museum at the Webb Schools”

Speaker – Dr. Andrew Farke

The Alf Museum at the Web Schools is a popular place for school visits and research on dinosaur fossils. It is unusual in that it is a major museum of paleontology located on a high school campus. Dr. Farke is Curator of Paleontology at the Alf Museum, which has recently undergone renovation. Dr. Farke earned his PhD in geology at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2003 and a PhD in Anatomical Sciences in 2008 from Stony Brook University. His research interests focus on horned dinosaurs, dinosaurs of western North America, and the vertebrate paleontology of Madagascar. He teaches paleontology to educators.

Introduction: Bob Smith

Fellowship: Ellen Litney

February 28 – “Social Security Techniques”

Speaker – Suzanne Christian CFP

Ms. Christian is a certified financial planner. She graduated from UCLA and earned her masters degree from Redlands University. Her CFP is from USC. She is a past president of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce and a past treasurer of Scipps Fine Arts. She is a board member of the WMCA, Casa Colina Rehab Hospital and HMC’s Galileo Society. She is also a University Club member.

Introduction Nancy Magnusson

Fellowship: Larry Wicksted

Birthdays: Dick Newton


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

Archived Calendars: 2010-2011  - Jan 2012

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