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 includes a buffet lunch. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

July Program Chair: Pat Kelly

July 4  – No meeting due to the holiday.


July 11  – Police Interrogation as an Art Form"


Speaker – Sergeant Jerry Arnold

Have you ever been a witness to a crime or accident, given a deposition, or been a “person of interest”? This program is a unique opportunity to hear from an expert about how interrogation is done. Retired Sergeant Jerry Arnold will present an interesting descriptive methodology of getting “just the facts, Mam”, like Joe Friday did on the old TV show Dragnet. Learn details of police interrogation methods… the setting, eye contact, creating a rapport, etc. Jerry’s career in law enforcement started in 1982, working for the Azusa Police Department for 30 years in a variety of positions, including patrol officer, detective, and running the training program. He was also part of a SWAT team for 16 years and a range trainer for 18 years. Jerry retired from the Azusa Police Dept., but has continued work for the Glendora Police Department, and Azusa as an administrative hearing officer and arbitrator. He is a member of Toastmasters.

Introduction: Pat Kelly
Fellowship: Beth Smith
Greeters: Pat Kelly and Art Parker

July 18  – “Secularism in the United States"


Speaker – Dr. Phil Zuckerman, professor of Sociology and Secular Studies, Pitzer College

There is a growing contemporary phenomenon of people who choose to live without religion, but with ethics and meaning in their lives. In this thought-provoking program, Dr. Zuckerman will define secularism and discuss its historical, political and social aspects in America. In 2011 at Pitzer College Dr. Phil Zuckerman founded an interdisciplinary Department of Secular Studies, the first in the nation. An author of many books, journal articles, and conference presentations on the subject, he is a leading sociologist on secularism. He earned BA, MA and PhD degrees in sociology from the University of Oregon. He has been a Pitzer professor since 1998. He is also a regular affiliated professor at Claremont Graduate University, a guest professor for two years at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and a Fellow of the Secular Global Institute. Not part of his submitted bio (we looked it up), on the Rate Your Professor website, Prof. Zuckerman got the highest score from students for “amazing lectures”.

Introduction: Jim Martin
Fellowship: Marie Ross
Greeter: Milt Wilson

July 25  – “Practical Landscaping in the Inland Valley


Speaker – Scott Horsley, SHA, inc. (Landscape Architecture and Water Conservation)

Scott Horsley, licensed landscape architect, will speak about the beauty and economic value of landscape architecture for both commercial and residential properties. This talk will include the history and importance of landscape architecture, not just for our own yards, but for our dry So Cal environment. Scott has special expertise in water conservation and “ideal planting”. Scott earned a degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. With 21 years experience in the landscape architecture profession, Scott owns a business in Claremont where he does a variety of work: from small gardens to multi-million dollar award-winning projects. His clients include the Claremont Colleges, other universities, Disney, and many healthcare facilities. Scott lives in Claremont with his wife and four children.

Introduction: Don McDonald
Fellowship: Georgia McManigal
Greeters: Sam Mansour and Bob Knell
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