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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

June Program Chair: Bill Waggener

June 4 – “American Museum of Ceramic Art”

Speaker – David Armstrong, Founder and President of AMOCA
Founded in 2001 and opened in September 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology. The mission of the American Museum of Ceramic Art is to educate by presenting, collecting and preserving significant ceramic achievements of the world's cultures from ancient times to the present and through aesthetic and technical study to develop a deeper understanding of cultural values and traditions. Particularly prominent is the 77-foot mural of the history of the Pomona Valley by Millard Sheets.

Introduction: Bill Waggener
Fellowship: Beverly Carpenter
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Ellen Litney

June 11 – “The Fight To Save Citrus In California”

Speaker – Jim Gorden, Past President of Citrus Research Board
Huanlongbing (literally "Yellow Dragon Disease") is a bacterium-caused disease of citrus trees that is ultimately fatal, but only after causing massive damage to the tree and its fruit. Transmitted by psyllids, tiny non-native insects that feed on citrus tissue, there is no known prevention or cure for HLB, although there are active research projects under way to find ways mitigate its effects. It has now reached the American continent where it is causing havoc in the Florida citrus industry; it is already in Hacienda Heights and Claremont.

Introduction: Bill Waggener
Fellowship: Gene Smith
Greeters: Pat Kelley, Art Parker

June 18 – “The Greatest of All Archeological Decipherments”


Speaker – Tom Helliwell, Emeritus Professor, Harvey Mudd College
In the year 1900 Sir Arthur Evans began excavating the ancient palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, and soon discovered a collection of clay tablets covered with previously unknown symbols. He ascribed the palace and writing to what he called the Minoan Civilization.  He made only limited progress in deciphering the tablets, and generations of subsequent scholars had little better luck, until Alice Kober of Brooklyn College obtained copies of the tablets in the mid-1940s.  After a few years of intensive study she made a remarkable breakthrough, and might well have completed the decipherment had she not died in 1950 at age 43. In the meanwhile, British amateur philologist Michael Ventris had been working on the puzzle in his spare time, and in a series of brilliant insights deciphered the tablets in 1952 and found the language in which they were written.  This is the story of the decipherment of Linear B, one of the premier intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.

Introduction: Mel Boynton
Fellowship: Marie Ross
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

June  25 – “The Merger of Inland Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California”

Speaker – Marsha Fox, President and CEO of VNA
The President and CEO of VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California will speak on its 61-year history and the 32-year history of Inland Hospice Volunteers, and how their merger brings more to Claremont and the surrounding communities. VNA offers private duty, home health and hospice services, supported by the volunteer programs and bereavement services of Inland Hospice.

Introduction: Nancy Magnusson
Fellowship: Dean Kays
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy

Birthdays: Maria Carlson

Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan

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