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. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

It’s that time of year again. Unless you are over 90 years old, please mail in your $60 annual dues in one of the attached envelopes or give it to our treasurer at one of our Tuesday luncheon meetings.

March program chair: Celeste Palmer

March 6 – “Dementia and Art"

Speaker – Nancy Macko

Nancy Macko developed “Hopes & Dreams,” a series of artwork inspired by her mother’s memory loss, using photographs, artifacts, affirmations, her mother’s writing, and digital technology. Nancy Macko is a professor of art at Scripps College since 1986 and director of the Digital Art Program at Scripps. She chaired the Gender and Women's Studies Dept. for 7 years. She earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and an MA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a practicing artist for over 30 years and has produced over 20 solo exhibitions and participated in over 150 exhibitions.

Introduction: Celeste Palmer

Fellowship: Hilary LaConte

March 13 – “Why I am Proud to be an American"

Speaker – Deepak Ubhayakar

Deepak Uvhayakar will speak about how he came from India with $8 in his pocket to the USA. He will discuss his journey to become American citizen, what it means to be American, and how he plans to make a difference in America. He is a professional engineer, with a BS from Cal Poly and an MBA from the University of California, Riverside. He has worked as a city traffic engineer for the cities of Pomona, Upland and Glendora. He is a member and past president of Toastmasters International, where he has received the awards of Area Governor of the Year, Division Governor of the Year and Distinguished Toastmaster. He is a past president of the Southern California section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Introduction: Nancy Magnusson

Fellowship: Nancy Magnusson

March 20 – "Say Aye, Say Nay, but Say Something”


Speaker – Sherry Glab

Sherry Glab will talk about her journey in keeping people on boards in compliance with Robert's Rules of Order, this mirror of ourselves, and the humor she brings that makes us laugh at our human foibles. She is a member of Eta Rho Chapter of Parliamentarians and the National Association. She has served as Parliamentarian on local, state and national levels and taught development and leadership courses at Claremont HS and USC with focus on Parliamentary Procedures. She attended the University of Omaha and LaVerne College. Her work experience includes sales for several corporations.

Introduction: Nancy Magnusson

Fellowship: Bill Christiansen

March 27 – “Current Issues in the City of Claremont”

Speaker – Mayor Sam Pedroza

Sam Pedroza is serving his second term on the Claremont City Council and finishing his year as mayor. He serves as the city's appointee to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, the Six Basins Water Master Board, and he chairs the Metro Gold Line Joint Powers Authority. He chairs the Solid Waste Working Group for the COG and is their representative to the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. He is on the National League of Cities Transportation, Infrastructure and Services Stakeholder Committee and chairs the COG Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee where he is working on extending regional bicycle trails and improvements to the urban environment. Sam earned a BA in public administration from San Diego State and an MA in urban planning from UCLA.

Introduction: Al Leiga

Fellowship: Vera Chaparian

Birthdays: Dick Newton


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

Archived Calendars: 2010-2011  - Jan 2012 - Feb 2012

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