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

July 2015 Program Chair: Pat Kelly

July 7 –“Making Maps”


Speaker – Dr. Peter Boniface, Cal Poly Pomona professor, Civil Engineering Dept.

Dr. Peter Boniface will talk about how maps are made using aerial photography, and about the mapping of America by the US Geological Survey. Dr. Boniface earned an MS 
in surveying from the University of Natal, South Africa and a PhD in photogrammetry (the science of making measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points) from London University. He has over 30 years of experience in government and the private sector in surveying and mapping in South Africa, Australia, Europe and the United States. He recently retired from Cal Poly Pomona, where he taught for 23 years, with special expertise in geospatial engineering.

Introduction: Ray Bragg
Fellowship: Vera Eyzendooren
Greeter: Doug MacKenzie

July 14 –“New Orleans Jazz – The Founding Fathers and Mothers”


Speaker – Dr. Bob Brodsky, musician and rocket scientist

Hear the story and sample the music of the evolution of jazz. The very versatile Bob Brodsky will change hats from his previous University Club presentations on aeronautical engineering and rocket science. Today he will inform and entertain us with his knowledge of the pioneers of New Orleans jazz. He has been a lover of New Orleans jazz since his teens. He was a coronet player in New York City during the late 1940’s. Dr. Brodsky is a lecturer and author, with degrees from Cornell, University of New Mexico, and NYU. He was a professor of Astronautical and Space Technology Engineering at USC.

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

July 21 – "What You Need to Know About Waste Management”


Speaker – Lily Quiroa, Southern California Manager of Community Relations, Waste Management, Inc.

Waste management, like plumbing, is a subject we don’t often think about unless there is a problem. However, trash collection, disposal, and recycling are important because, not only do we need to get rid of our huge amount of garbage, but we need to do it without harming the environment. What really happens after they pick up your trash? Waste Management is a multi-billion dollar company that has been managing waste for 45 years, including residential, commercial and industrial, with the special challenges of hazardous waste and medical waste.

Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: Nancy Magnusson
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

July 28– "Isabelle’s Attic The Story Of A Young Jewish Girl’s Survival Against The Nazis


Speaker – Isabelle Huber, author and Holocaust survivor

Long-time Claremont resident Isabelle Huber was silent about her Holocaust experience until a meeting of the “First Children of the Holocaust” in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s. During WWII in the city of Czortkow, Poland, Isabelle was one of only three Jewish children known to have survived out of 10,000. She tells her amazing story in her book, Isabelle’s Attic. A documentary based on the book won an Emmy Award at the 51st annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

Introduction: Adar Belinkoff
Fellowship: Ed Ansell
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy
Birthdays: Jeanne Kennedy


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