Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Saccone of Kaiser Permanente Sep 22, 2017
Health Care Innovation
Health Care Innovation

(Champagne Reception at 11:30am Sponsored by Kurtis Magee, Merrill Lynch & Adam Riesz, Goldman Sachs) 

Greg D. Saccone, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente

Physician In Chief,  Santa Monica Medical Offices
Physician Director of Medical Informatics – West LA
SCPMG Board of Directors, Elected Member

 

Craft Talks Sep 29, 2017
2 New Members Tell Their Life Story

Come support two of our newest members as they each have 10 to 12 minutes to tell us their life story! It's always wonderful to learn more about our new friends!

David Travers @Jonathan Club Oct 06, 2017
Current Trends in Tech Start Up Companies
Jackson Varady Oct 13, 2017
How to be Happy: The Art & Science of Turning Blahs Into Aahs
How to be Happy: The Art & Science of Turning Blahs Into Aahs

Originally from New York, Dr. Jackson Varady has made Santa Monica his home for the past 20 years.  In 2005 he and his wife, Dr. Pamela Varady, founded Dynamic Learning & Listening Center to provide therapies for individuals and families seeking to improve social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.  In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, he is a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, business owner and a friend.  It is through a keen awareness of the complexities of each of these roles and relationships, that allows him to easily connect with others and get straight to the heart of matters.  When appropriate he utilizes approaches and techniques including Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Mind-Body, as well as Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Guido Hajenius Oct 20, 2017
Ending Child Exploitation in Los Angeles
Ending Child Exploitation in Los Angeles

(Champagne Reception at 11:30am Sponsored by Kurtis Magee, Merrill Lynch & Jesse Walker, Lord Abbett)

As an Engagement Coordinator, Guido Hajenius manages the programs in Southern California and engages the region in efforts against child exploitation and trafficking. His work includes organizing adult and youth outreaches; helping build exploitation prevention models for youth serving spaces, chairing the Training and Outreach subcommittee with the LA Regional Task Force, and providing training for educators, law enforcement, and local community members. Guido also builds strategic relationships with people who can open channels of distribution for our Empower Youth prevention programs. He also actively communicates our solutions at conferences, house media events, university campuses, and in the various sectors that intersect with vulnerable and victimized youth. In 2010, when he heard what iEmpathize was doing to help vulnerable and victimized children, Guido knew he needed to be a part of it; he launched the Southern California branch of iEmpathize in April of 2011. Guido brings almost two decades of non-profit experience to his role, including pioneering three non-profit organizations in leadership roles. His experience included training students for local and international service projects, mentoring student leaders, and developing a leadership team to sustain and expand the organizations. 

 

Marilyn Snee Oct 27, 2017
Sommelier
Sommelier

Since childhood Marilyn has been influenced by food and wine. Her Irish grandmother was the owner/chef of a very successful restaurant and pub and her Italian grandmother lived on a small farm nearby where she made her own wine. Though hardly award winning, the wine was a cherished part of family gatherings.

After receiving a BS from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst ,Marilyn began her professional career as a Food and Beverage Manager for Marriott Host International in Boston. She proved to be a quick study and became known for her knowledge of the food and beverage industry. Marilyn was asked to be the wine educator on the web site "BellaOnline; the Voice of Women on the Web." She educated a diverse group of members on topics ranging from grape varietals and wine regions to food and wine pairings. She also contributed food and wine articles to assorted publications. Marilyn then developed wine lists and wine events for several local businesses. Her knowledge comes from both personal and professional experiences and she takes pride in the fact that she attended the Sterling School of Service and Hospitality and the International Wine Center in NYC.

As a Los Angeles transplant via Boston, Marilyn became the Sommelier at Upstairs 2 in late 2006. Here she stewards the wine program where her focus is on pleasing the palate of the novice as well as the wine expert. With an ever changing wine list, as well as 50 wines by the glass, Marilyn always has something new to taste. She also hosts a weekly Wine and Dine Wednesday that features food and wine pairings from around the world as well as wine education.

DARK for Wine Fest Nov 03, 2017
DARK
Captain Chris D. Janke Nov 10, 2017
Veterans Day
Veterans Day

Captain Chris Janke grew up in Burlington, Wisconsin and is a 1991 graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Following training as a Naval Flight Officer, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) at NAS Jacksonville, FL.  He served in the Tactics, Operations and Maintenance departments in VP-5.

In August 1997, Captain Janke was selected for duty as Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/Task Force 67 in Naples, Italy, responsible for all installations and maritime patrol forces in the U.S. SIXTH Fleet. In June 1998 he continued his duties in Annapolis, MD upon the Admiral’s assignment as Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

Captain Janke returned to sea duty as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and while serving aboard Kennedy he deployed to the Arabian Gulf supporting Operation SOUTHERN WATCH in which he led the ship’s largest division (V-2) in the Air Department.

In August 2001, he reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30) for duty as a Fleet Replacement NFO Instructor. Captain Janke served as Command Services Officer and Assistant Maintenance Officer at VP-30, in which he was charged with operating over 20 P-3’s in the Navy’s largest aviation squadron.

Captain Janke next reported to Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) located in Kaneohe Bay, HI, serving as Training, and Operations Officer.  At VP-4 he completed two deployments in the FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet areas, including combat operations in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Upon completion of his Department Head tour, he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Operations Directorate (J-3).  Serving in the J-39 Reconnaissance Operations Division, he was responsible for the coordination of SecDef approval for deployment orders for DoD reconnaissance assets and charged with preparation of Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations mission packages for Presidential approval.

In July 2008 Captain Janke was selected for command of Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1) onboard NAS Patuxent River, MD.  Captain Janke next reported to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Resources and Requirements (N8) in Manama, Bahrain. 

In May of 2012 Captain Janke assumed duties as Chief Staff Officer for Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 in Jacksonville, FL in which he directing a staff of 350 personnel conducting Man, Train and Equip tasks for eight P-3, P-8 and MQ-4C squadrons encompassing 2700 personnel.

Captain Janke assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of NBVC, CA in March 2015.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal and various operational awards.

USC/UCLA Day! Nov 17, 2017
Joint Mtg. with Westwood Rotary

We'll also announce the nominees for next year's Board of Officers & Directors this day! Election Day is December 15th, so if you aren't going to be there that day, make sure to get an absentee ballot!

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
Entertainment & State of the Club & Election of 2018-19 Officers & Directors
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".

Douglas Black Jan 26, 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.

 

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
TBA
Literacy Day Mar 02, 2018
TBD Mar 09, 2018
Peter Mullin Mar 16, 2018
Car Collector