Speaker Date Topic
DARK for Thanksgiving Nov 24, 2017
DARK
Senator Ben Allen Dec 01, 2017
TBA

(Champagne Reception at 11:30am Sponsored by Kurtis Magee & Merrill Lynch)

DARK for Holiday Party Dec 08, 2017
DARK
Holiday Lunch/Club Mtg. & Elections Dec 15, 2017
SaMoHi Choir & State of the Club & Election of 2018-19 Officers & Directors

Come out to vote! Come out to see who will be our next board of officers & directors! And in the mean time, hear the Santa Monica High School Choir, as we celebrate the holidays!!

DARK for Christmas/Hanukkah Dec 22, 2017
DARK
DARK for New Years Dec 29, 2017
DARK
Dr. William McCarthy Jan 05, 2018
Mother Nature's Produce
DARK for MLK Day Jan 12, 2018
DARK
Dr. Geoff Cowan Jan 19, 2018
How the Theodore Roosevelt and the election of 1912 led to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016
How the Theodore Roosevelt and the election of 1912 led to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016

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".

David Orth-Moore Jan 26, 2018
Africa
Andrea Quintero Feb 02, 2018
Mindfulness
Gene Sykes @Shutters Feb 09, 2018
LAOOC 2028 - LA Hosts Olympics in 2028
DARK for President's Day Feb 16, 2018
DARK
Frank Gruber Feb 23, 2018
Observations on Santa Monica Politics
Literacy Day/Dr. Bonnie Buratti Mar 02, 2018
Cassini's Grand Finale: a Good Spacecraft Goes to Heaven

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.

      Bio:

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.

Judge Amy Hogue Mar 09, 2018
Superior Court Judge
Dr. Alan Gaveck Mar 16, 2018
Fact vs Myth of Stemcells
4 Way Test Mar 23, 2018
Honor a SM Citizen
DARK for Easter Mar 30, 2018
DARK
TBD Apr 06, 2018
Peter Mullin @Shutters Apr 13, 2018
Car Collector - Peterson Museum
Douglas Black Apr 20, 2018
CRISPR Genetics
CRISPR Genetics

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.

 

DARK for Food Fest Sunday Apr 27, 2018
DARK
Lane Dilg May 04, 2018
Santa Monica District Attorney
Fr. Greg Boyle on Thursday Night! May 10, 2018
Home Boy Industries

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!