2017-2018 Speaker Calendar
August 01, 2018 – No Speaker - Club Assembly which is club business run by President Russ.
August 08, 2018 – Enid Baxter Ryce, Director of CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture and Professor, Experimental Arts and Environmental Studies at CSUMB and Jose G. Ortiz Director and Chief Artist of Hijos del Sol and Visual Arts Director for the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts. Topic: Dias de Muertos celebration in downtown Salinas November 1-3, 2018.
August 15, 2018 – Coral Rose Sunshine Barrett, Human Rights Activist, will speak about human trafficking and engaging her audience on solving some tough human rights issues.
August 22, 2018 – Awesome speaker to be determined.
August 29, 2018 – Jimmy Panetta, United States Representative D-CA 20th District, will talk about what is happening in our District.
July 04, 2018 – Dark. No meeting today.
July 11, 2018 – Randy Ponce with NCI Affiliates will speak about the good work being done here in Salinas. NCI Affiliates and Achievement House are nonprofit agencies providing vocational training and community living services and programs for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.
July 18, 2018 – Nick O’Neill is the Business Development Manager at TOTLCOM Inc. Nick O’Neill is much more! He is a Rotary Youth Exchange alumna. Nick will share how his time in Japan eighteen years ago as an exchange student had a dramatic personal impact on him and helped guide him in making important life decisions.
July 25, 2018 – Eric Palmer will speak about the history of the Monterey Pop Festival.
June 06, 2018 – Jim Tripp, The History of Electronic Circuits.
June 13, 2018 – Rotary Youth Exchange presentation.
June 20, 2018 – Dr. Rana and Claude Evans speak about the Sleep Medicine Center at SVMHS.
June 27, 2018 – Dark. No meeting today.
June 30, 2018 – President Cary Swensen's kick out party.
April 04, 2018 – Debbie Hale will speak about "My Visit to Rotary's Honduras Water Project."
April 11, 2018 – Braden Coolidge will update us about Africa's Sahwira Fund
April 18, 2018 – Moira Lewis, RN, and the the Director of Nursing for the Monterey County Health Department will speak about maternal and child health.
April 25, 2018 – Brando Sencion will present us with "The Basics of Home Brewing."
March 07, 2018 – Debbie Hale – One and only, will share with the Club about her recent Polio Plus trip to India.
March 14, 2018 – NO meeting today at the Steinbeck Center as we will be attending the EAHS Rotary Breakfast.
March 21, 2018 – NO meeting today at the Steinbeck Center as we will be taking a field trip to the STEM Building at Hartnell. Thanks Wayne Tucker for organizing this visit. Be at Hartnell by 7:30 am.
March 28, 2018 – Rob Nicely, owner of Carmel Building & Design, Inc., will speak to the Club about green construction. A Steve Wotherspoon production.
February 07, 2018 – Steve Lund, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Salinas, will speak to the Club about the Neighborhood Services Center run by the Church.
February 14, 2018 – Valentines Day and no speaker yet.
February 21, 2018 – Ms Melissa Kendrick, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Monterey County, will share the good news about the construction of their new facility.
February 28, 2018 – Dan Burns, Superintendent of the Salinas Union High School District, will speak to the club about what is happening in the district and an update on the new school which should open in 2019 school year.
January 03, 2018 – DARK - Happy New Year!
January 10, 2018 – Guest Speaker Mikaela Rear: Speaking about asylum policy and her work with refugees in Greece.
January 17, 2018 – Guest Speaker Peggy Flynn: “Peace Corps trip to Botswana.”
January 22, 2018 – Guest Speaker Nancy Belton: “Communication from a new prospective, an interactive experience.”
January 31, 2018 – Mid-Year Club Assembly.
December 06, 2017 – Dana Armstrong discusses the diabetes epidemic.
December 13, 2017 – Pete Delgado, CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital will speak about the latest SVMH news.
December 15, 2017 – Holiday party at Rancho Cielo. Email us for me info.
December 20, 2017 – Fun and Games with Team Z.
December 27, 2017 – DARK - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
November 01, 2017 – Dr. Jimenez is an author and faculty member in the Sociology department at Hartnell College..
November 08, 2017 – Tony Villeruta is the organizer of the Salinas Veterans Day Parade and will speak about volunteerism.
November 15, 2017 – Speaker: Guille Barbosa: An introduction to the Big Sur Land Trust and our work in the Salinas Valley specifically in the Carr Lake area.
November 22, 2017 – DARK - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
November 29, 2017 – Anne Appel: The Rotary Foundation for Dummies. Anne is currently the Rotary Director of Administration for District 5230.
October 04, 2017 – Jaime Marquez - Protect Yourself from Hacking and other cyber security.
October 11, 2017 – Enjoy breakfast at the Steinbeck Center, then walk over to Taylor Farms for a tour at 8 am.
October 18, 2017 – The Electron: Friend or Foe? Our own past president Joe Robello
October 25, 2017 –Ride to End Polio Program - Team cycling competition (wear cycling- compatible clothes!) refereed by Debbie Hale and Lee Blankenship, followed by a special presentation by Jennie Santonastasi.
September 06, 2017 – Dr. Peter Gray, Hartnell English Instructor - We will learn how to write a Six Word Memoir and learn how he instructs writing at the college level.
September 13 2017 – Zoriana - Our own Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Belgium will speak about her home country.
September 20, 2017 – Nelson Sebra, Past President of the Clovis Rotary Club, will share how Clovis was named "Club of the Year" in 2015-2016.
September 27, 2017 – Dark. No morning meeting! Our meeting will be held at Roaring Mice Art Studio at 374 Main Street - We will learn to paint from 6pm to 8pm. This is going to be lots of fun and again, No morning meeting!
August 05, 2017 – Frank Pierce - Renaissance Man and Historian.
August 09, 2017 – Jim Johnson from the Monterey County Herald.
August 16, 2017 –Ray Corpuz, City Manager for the Salinas.
August 23, 2017 –Joe Petsche - Geologist speaking about local earthquakes "Are you ready for the Big One?"
August 30, 2017 –Dark. No Meeting. Sleep in.
July 05, 2017 – Dark. No meeting today.
July 12, 2017 – Staci Giovino will speak about the "Carmel Food Tour".
July 19, 2017 – Club Assembly.
July 22, 2017 – Saturday social event! Carmel Food Tour - promo code STEINBECk2017 for a discount
July 23, 2017 – Sunday social event. San Francisco Giants game.
July 26, 2017 – Sam Bishop - "River Monsters of Guana - with fly rod".