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. No fee is charged for program attendance only. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

June 1  – “David and Margaret Home for Children, Youth, and Families in Need”


Speaker – Charles Rich
Charles Rich will talk about the David and Margaret Home for Children, Youth and Families in Need. Founded as an orphanage in 1910, this is the David and Margaret Home’s 100th anniversary. Mr. Rich will explain how the program works, the benefits to the community, how they are financed, and who are the people involved. Mr. Rich started working at David and Margaret Youth and Family Services as a therapist in 1981. He has a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He became the Assistant Director after two years and served in that position for 18 years before becoming the Executive Director in 2001.
Introducer: Brian Bowcock
Fellowship: Bob Weingartner 

June 8 – “The Career and Technical Education Center at Fairplex”


Speaker – Dan Harden
The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) at Fairplex provides career and technical education in a hands-on learning environment. Students are taught by both professional educators and people working in industry in their “classroom without walls” on the Fairplex grounds. The CTEC operates under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Fair Association in partnership with Fairplex Education Foundation. Dan Harden will tell us “Who is the CTEC,” why are they here, is it just another “government subsidized program,” and does it really make a difference in our community. Mr. Harden started a second career at the Fairplex in Pomona after a 27-year teaching background in Government and Economics at Bonita High School in La Verne.  This naturally led him into a 16-year La Verne City Council position. His leadership of the CTEC at Fairplex is a natural progression of a lifetime of commitment to help young people improve their lives.
Introducer: Brian Bowcock
Fellowship: Georgia McManigal

June 15 – “The Citrus College Foundation”


Speaker – Dr. Geraldine Perri
Dr. Geraldine Perri is the superintendent and president of Citrus College. She will answer the questions: what is the Citrus College Foundation, where do they get their money, how is their money being spent, who’s responsible for the budget, and does this benefit our Communities? Dr. Perri has been a community college educator for 29 years, including 19 years as an administrator, following nearly a decade of teaching dental hygiene at Hostos Community College (CUNY). In July 2008, she was appointed as Superintendent/President of Citrus College. Citrus College has over 13,000 credit students and close to 1,000 employees. Dr. Perri’s past administrative positions include serving close to seven years as President of Cuyamaca College in San Diego County. A community college graduate, Dr. Perri earned an associate degree in dental hygiene from Hostos Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dental health education and a Master of Arts degree in health education both from New York University. In addition, she earned a second master’s degree in organizational development and a doctorate in human and organizational development from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
Introducer: Brian Bowcock
Fellowship: Richard Phillips

June 22 – “The Billion Dollar Water Bond and the Future of Water ”


Speaker – Rick Hansen
Rick Hansen, P.E., has served as the General-Manager/Chief-Engineer for Three Valleys Municipal Water District since 1981. He will address the question of whether our future is going to change if we don’t get the water needed for Southern California. Mr. Hansen has been a visionary in identifying various regional water projects that have and will continue to benefit the communities served by TVMWD. His direct responsibilities include oversight of all District activities related to its water supply system, operations & maintenance, and administration. Mr. Hansen is an alumnus of Cal Poly where he earned his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. He also earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge.
Introducer: Michael Fay
Fellowship: John Najarian

June 29 – “World War II ”


Speaker – WWII veterans Sam Bass, Shelby Forrest, Fred Gattas, Don Swanson, and Carl Veazie
In an informal setting, this panel of distinguished WWII veterans and club members will offer remembrances of their experiences during the Second World War. They served in different parts of the world and in different services. It will have a lot of variety with these distinguished veterans. As we all grow older, the “Greatest Generation” is rapidly disappearing. It is fitting that we take time to give our veterans a forum so that we may hear the stories they have to tell. Each speaker will have an allotted time to speak. This will be followed by an extended question period so that we may have an informal interaction with our veterans. Bring the younger generation to lunch with you on this day so they can hear it all too.
Introducer: Bob Smith
Fellowship: Ray Lockhart
Birthdays: Margaret Ward


Past Programs: Nov 2009 - Dec 2009 - Jan 2010 - Feb 2010 - Mar 2010 - April 2010 - May 2010
Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344