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 $14.00. For those who wish to come for program attendance only, the fee is $4.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

September program chair: Opanyi Nasiali

September 6 – “Meeting an ‘Eye Opening Need’ in the Philippines"

Dr. Ann JohannsenSpeaker  – Dr. Ann M. Johannsen

Dr. Johannsen has a heart for those in need and has traveled on several medical missions to Mexico and the Philippines, taking donated glasses from her patients and fitting them to the local people. As an active member of Grace Community Church of Glendora, Dr Johannsen was the eye doctor on a medical mission team of 13 sent by her church to the Philippines for two weeks in April 2010. Their mission was to treat medical conditions of the needy in areas of the city and rural farming communities that have no access to care. Dr. Johannsen graduated from Southern California College of Optometry at Fullerton and lives in Claremont with her husband, Jess.

Introducer: Jeanne Kennedy

Fellowship: Ray Lockhart

September 13 – “Evidence of global warming and natural climate change – California is feeling the heat!”

Dr. Bill PatzertSpeaker – Dr. Bill Patzert, Research Climatologist and Oceanographer at JPL

Dr. Patzert is a research scientist at JPL but during episodes of extreme weather, he's practically the color commentator about California meteorology. Dr. Patzert wound up at JPL when, in 1983, NASA embarked on a new program to measure global ocean sea heights from space in a joint satellite mission that revolutionized oceanography and climate science. His work has produced images that are used to visualize climate changes like El Niño, La Niña, and sea-level rise. He has worked with former Vice President Al Gore and NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but he is as likely to pop up at a Kiwanis luncheon or at an elementary school classroom to talk about global warming.

Introducer: Pat Larkin

Fellowship: John Najarian

September 20 – “Voters’ First Act, California Redistricting”

Peter YaoSpeaker – Peter S. Yao, Commissioner, California Redistricting Commission

Mr. Yao served two terms on the Claremont City Council and was Mayor in 2006 and 2007. He sees the Citizens Redistricting Commission job as an opportunity to address the problem of representational fairness, redraw district lines to maximize political competitiveness, and remove the systematic bias on the selection of political candidates. Before retiring, Mr. Yao’s final position with Raytheon Corporation was Director of Engineering.

Introducer: Opanyi Nasiali

Fellowship: Mel Boynton

September 27 – “Status of Ontario International Airport”

Alan WapnerSpeaker – Alan D. Wapner, Councilman, City of Ontario

During Councilman Wapner’s 17-year tenure on the Ontario City Council, the city has experienced record economic success. His leadership in projects like the Ontario Mills Mall, the Ontario Convention Center, the new Ontario International Airport, the new Ontario Police Station, as well as the new Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, are some of the projects that have improved the quality of life for the residents of Ontario and the local community. He will talk to us about the status of Ontario International Airport. Prior to his election to the City Council, Councilman Wapner served on the Ontario-Montclair School Board. In addition to serving in elective office, Councilman Wapner had a career in law enforcement after graduating from law school. He was a police officer in the Ontario Police Department, retiring in 1998. He earned a BA from USC and his Law Degree from Whittier College.

Introducer: Opanyi Nasiali

Fellowship: Rizek Abushar

Birthdays: John Najarian


Save the date!

Our Club’s 82nd Anniversary Dinner
will be at 5:00 PM on Monday October 10 at the Candlelight Pavilion. The program will be the 25-year history of the Candlelight Pavilion, presented by the Bollinger Family with musical entertainment throughout the evening. Cost: $35.


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

Archived Calendars: - Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 - Mar 2011 - April 2011 - May 2011 - June 2011 - July 2011

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