Event Types

Come out to drink wine, vote, and hear the SaMoHi Choir!!

This week we will vote to see who will be our next board of officers & directors! And while the Past Presidents are counting ballots, we'll hear the Santa Monica High School Choir, as we celebrate the holidays!!

We'll have a special Wine Reception at 11:30am with Steve Eorio, who will be bringing us wine that he made in his own vineyard!

Holiday Lunch/Club Mtg. & Elections
Dec 15, 2017
Dec 15, 2017 4:30 PM
DARK for Christmas/Hanukkah
Dec 22, 2017
DARK for New Years
Dec 29, 2017
Dr. William McCarthy
Jan 05, 2018
DARK for MLK Day
Jan 12, 2018

An award-winning writer, television producer and teacher, Geoffrey Cowan is the former dean of the USC Annenberg School (1996-2007). He now holds the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership at USC where he is also a University Professor. During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Cowan headed the Voice of America. From 2010 to 2016, Cowan served as the first President of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, where he hosted three presidential summits, including the historic meeting in 2013 between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping of China. Cowan is the author of several books, including "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary", “See No Evil: The Backstage Battle Over Sex and Violence on Television” and the best-selling “The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer", and of the award-winning play, "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers".

Dr. Geoff Cowan
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 20, 2018
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

DAVID ORTH-MOORE is Catholic Relief Services’ Senior Advisor for Africa, based in Baltimore, Maryland, where he recently relocated after 25 years in Africa, most recently as CRS’ East Africa Regional Director from 2008—2017.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Juniata College in Huntington, Penn, David started his career in international development serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal from 1986 to 1989 helping rural communities to develop water and sanitation systems. After completing his Peace Corps service, David returned to the United States to continue his education. In 1991, he received a master’s degree in Development Management from the American University in Washington, D.C. He then joined Catholic Relief Services, being first assigned to conduct relief operations in Liberia during the civil war.

In August 2008, David became CRS’ Regional Director for East Africa responsible for regional oversight of CRS programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan Tanzania and Uganda, as well as for CRS support to partner agencies in Somalia.

David Orth-Moore
Jan 26, 2018
Andrea Quintero
Feb 02, 2018
Feb 03, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Gene Sykes @Shutters
Feb 09, 2018
Feb 09, 2018 7:00 PM
DARK for President's Day
Feb 16, 2018

The Cassini Mission has explored Saturn and its system of moons and rings for the past 12 years, spanning two seasons of the planet. The great discoveries of the mission include hydrocarbon lakes and rain on Titan; a huge plume spewing water from a liquid subsurface ocean on Enceladus;  a glorious halo of complex, ever changing rings; closeup views of Saturn's unique and curious family of small moons; and several new moons. But the life of Cassini ended on September 15, when this gallant robot glided into and was consumed by the very planet it studied so closely. The daring passes between the rings and the planet at the very end of its life sent back to Earth spectacular views of the planet and rings as it executed its death spiral.


Dr. Bonnie Buratti is a Principal Scientist and technical manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with expertise on the structure and evolution of icy moons and other small bodies. She holds degrees from MIT and Cornell in Astronomy. She is currently serving on the Science Teams for both the Cassini and New Horizons missions, and she is also the NASA Project Scientist for the Rosetta Mission to a comet. The author or coauthor of over 200 scientific papers, Dr. Buratti was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the International Astronomical Union recognized her work by naming asteroid 90502 Buratti after her. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Her popular book “Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar: A guided tour of the Solar System” was published this year.

Literacy Day/Dr. Bonnie Buratti
Mar 02, 2018
Judge Amy Hogue
Mar 09, 2018
Dr. Alan Gaveck
Mar 16, 2018
4 Way Test
Mar 23, 2018
DARK for Easter
Mar 30, 2018
Apr 06, 2018
Peter Mullin @Shutters
Apr 13, 2018

Douglas L. Black is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.  Dr. Black is an RNA biologist whose work has encompassed a wide range of projects studying the biochemistry of RNA binding proteins and how these regulators affect processes such as neuronal development, tumor progression, and the inflammatory response. These studies have been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a variety of private disease foundations, and have resulted in over 80 scientific publications. Dr. Black is a past recipient of fellowships from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation and the Packard Foundation for Science and Engineering. He serves on the editorial boards for the scientific journals RNA, Genes and Development, and eLife, and has served on numerous advisory boards and grant review panels for the NIH and other funding agencies. He is a past President of the RNA Society, and was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Black earned his B.A. with highest honors in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz and Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. Prior to his appointment at UCLA in 1992, he did postdoctoral work at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and MIT.


Douglas Black
Apr 20, 2018
DARK for Food Fest Sunday
Apr 27, 2018
Lane Dilg
May 04, 2018

Thursday night meeting instead of the Friday luncheon!! In a joint meeting with the Westwood Rotary Club, we'll have dinner at the DoubleTree Hilton and hear all about Home Boy Industries! Fr. Boyle is known to be a great speaker!

Fr. Greg Boyle on Thursday Night!
May 10, 2018
Public Service Recognition Day
May 18, 2018
DARK for Memorial Day
May 25, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Vesselin Valchev, Bulgarian Consul General
Jun 08, 2018

Join us as we give scholarships to local middle school, high school and college students! They are well deserving, so let's give them lots of support as they create our future!

Scholarship Day!
Jun 15, 2018