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

Remember, there will be no meetings in August. Our luncheons will start again on September 4.

July program chair: Pat Kelly

July 3 – “American Exceptionalism and the Fourth of July”

Speaker – Michael Fay
University Club member Michael Fay has presented several programs in the past on economics. This time he will speak on a subject in keeping with the Fourth of July: American Exceptionalism (the theory that the US is different from other countries in that it has a specific world mission to spread liberty and democracy), in the context of the Declaration of Independence and our country’s founders, and present-day meanings. Michael Fay has a BS in education from Ohio Northern University, an MA from Cal State LA, and a PhD from Claremont Graduate School. He has worked for 20 years in education and for 20 years in finance.
Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: George Stoneback
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Beverly Carpenter

July 10 – “The Buck Stops Here!”

Speaker – Peter Small
Back by popular demand, Peter Small is an expert historical character actor, this time portraying Harry Truman in his blunt, plain-speaking style. Mr. Truman will tell us how he met many challenges of his presidency, from dropping the atomic bomb to dealing with Joseph McCarthy. Peter Small is a history teacher who has performed for three presidents and many audiences of pupils of all ages.
Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: Larry Wicksted
Greeters: Pat Kelley, Art Parker

July 17 - "History of L.A. Gangs and LAPD Prevention Techniques”


Speaker – Kirk Albanese
Kirk Albanese will describe the sophisticated gang organizations in Los Angeles, intervention methods, successes, working with the FBI, and the cost of crime. Kirk Albenase is Chief of Detectives and has a 28-year career in the LAPD. He has a BS in management and oversees 5 commanders, 1700 officers, and civilian employees.
Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: Gail Sparks
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Mike Pichler

July 24 – "Television Comedy – A Brief History"

Speaker – John Moffitt
We’re honored to have John Moffitt relate his experiences with early and current TV comedians and share clever insights as a producer/director. He will bring very funny film clips, so prepare to be entertained. John Moffitt is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He worked as director of the Ed Sullivan show, and directed and produced the Dick van Dyke Show, the annual Emmy Awards, the American Music Awards, the Hollywood Squares TV show, and many specials. He has been nominated 14 times for Emmy awards and won twice.
Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: Art Sutton
Greeters: Ed Gaylord, Brian Bowcock

July 31 – “Freud: The Man and the Myth”


Speaker – Dr. Jim Laughrun
Dr. Laughrun will explain the many myths that arise in people’s minds when they hear the name Sigmund Freud, and will reveal the reality of who Freud really was, and discuss the importance of his work. Dr. Laughrun is a psychoanalyst and a doctor of divinity. He has a BA from Chapman University and a doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology. He was in private practice in Pasadena for 47 years.
Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: Georgia MaManigal
Greeters: Joe Farrell, Opanyi Nasiali

Birthdays (for both July and August): Jeanne Kennedy


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

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