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 $15 meeting fee (effective April 1st) includes a buffet lunch. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

July Program Chair: Pat Kelly

July 5  – "Strength and Conditioning for Seniors”


Speaker – Mike Lepore
We all know exercise is important to our health, but what can you do when you’re too old to run a marathon (assuming you ever could)? Mike Lepore will speak on the value of exercise for seniors, good and bad exercise habits, and assessment of functional movement. Mike is a specialist in exercise science and health promotion for all ages. He has worked for the Claremont Unified School District at El Roble and Claremont High School for 40 years. He earned a BS from UC Riverside and an MS from California University of Pennsylvania. He is certified as a: strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer, cancer exercise trainer, and in Functional Movement Assessment. So get out of your living room recliner and come to hear this program!

Introduction: Joe Silva
Fellowship: Ray Bragg
Greeter: Doug MacKenzie

July 12  – “Pope Francis Re-Evaluates Catholic Teachings”


Speaker – Father Joe Fenton
Martin Luther posted his 95 theses in 1517, starting the Protestant Revolution. Should all Luther’s points still be condemned by the Catholic church? Liberal Pope Francis is giving this and many other religious issues his attention. Father Joe Fenton is a Marianist priest who works as a chaplain for Claremont college students and faculty at the Interfaith Chaplaincy at McAlister Center. Father Fenton is a great source of information on the workings in the Vatican, especially regarding the Pope.  After attending seminary at Catholic University of America, he earned an MA in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and a PhD in history and theology from Catholic University of America. He has produced radio and television programs and documentaries for American and British networks and has served as the American Catholic Bishops liaison with ABC, NBC News, and CBS-TV. He recently served as Director of Media Relations for the Diocese of Orange County, CA.

Introduction: Rich Phillips
Fellowship: Gene Smith
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

July 19  – “The Port of Los Angeles”


Speaker – Augie Bezmalinovich
Augie Bezmalinovich, Director of Community Affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, will speak and show a Powerpoint presentation about the economic lifeblood of the port, waterfront developments including the San Pedro Ports O’ Call, the economic impact of the ports in southern California on the country, and marine recreation facilities. The Port of Los Angeles is the largest container port on the Pacific Ocean. It covers an area of 7,500 acres along 43 miles of waterfront, and employs 86 cranes (some fully automated). Mr. Bezmalinovich has a degree in computer science from USC, and is a great source of information on every aspect of the Port of Los Angeles, including its interesting history.

Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: Milt Wilson
Greeters: Pat Kelly, Art Parker

July 26  – “The Fairplex: History and Current Community Impact”


Speaker – Nena Hernandez
Nena Hernandez, Ambassador Volunteer Program Manager at the Fairplex, will tell us about the long and interesting history of the LA County Fairgrounds. Built in 1922, the original 43 acres were a beet farm. Early fairs used a lot of circus tents and featured events like airplane wing-walking. Construction of the many buildings was aided by the WPA. It became a Japanese internment camp during WWII. However, if you think the Fairplex is mostly about the (now world famous) Los Angeles County Fair, you would be wrong. In addition to Fairplex history, we will learn about the extensive educational services and hundreds of year-round events at the Fairplex and their positive impact on the community.

Introduction: Chuck Cable
Fellowship: Nancy Tresser-Osgood
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy
Birthdays: Art Sutton


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