Speaker Date Topic
Mike Lansing, Exec. Director Boys and Girls Club Aug 28, 2015
Update on College Bound and Arts Academy Programs

Since becoming Executive Director in 1995, Mike Lansing’s vision and creativity coupled with his understanding of the needs of youth have made the Club what it is today. Mike uses his 18 years of teaching experience and over 20 years of youth advocacy to ensure programs provide our youth with the resources, support, and experiences they need to succeed in life. In 1999, Mike was elected to serve on the LAUSD Board of Education, representing District 7. He was reelected in 2003 and served until 2007. As the Facilities Committee Chairman, he oversaw the construction of over 80 new schools and initiated many new programs during his tenure. He began a Library Initiative in coordination with the Wonder of Reading Foundation and 55 of his schools received new library facilities valued at $1.9 million and over $300,000 of new library books. Mike’s leadership continues to be a driving force for the Club, enabling us to develop key partners and support. In 2008, the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce honored him with The Vision Award.

Mike is an alumnus of the Club and served on its Board for three years. Under his tenure, the Club grew from 1 to 17 sites.

Mike’s vision combined with his background in education was the impetus in the creation of the Club’s Education 1st! programming in 1996.

He led the creation of the San Pedro Teen Center in 1999 when he saw that teens were the most underserved population in the community. In 2002, Mike realized that just providing teens with a safe place and positive options was not enough and he brought together his leadership staff to develop our successful College Bound Program.

Recognizing the importance of arts in the development of a child, and seeing the lack of arts programming in the area, Mike’s vision, creativity, and understanding of the needs of teens lead to our award-winning teen programming and the naming of the San Pedro Teen Center a National Teen Center of Excellence in 2006.

In 2007, Mike introduced the concept that College Bound was not just a program for teens but a philosophy and a goal for all Club Members regardless of age. This began a strategy that emphasizes not only educational programming, but motivation and preparing for college that starts at 6 years of age. Realizing the gap in services for middle school youth, Mike worked with his leadership team to develop create the Middle School Center at the San Pedro Club and middle school program in Wilmington in 2009. The program targets an age group that is often overlooked, as most Boys & Girls Clubs do not have the capacity to serve teens, let alone middle school youth.

DARK Sep 04, 2015
Labor Day Weekend
Margaret M. Brown, SocializeLA.com Sep 11, 2015
Social Media for 2016, Benefits of Inbound Marketing, Getting Noticed
Social Media for 2016, Benefits of Inbound Marketing, Getting Noticed

Margaret Hernandez Brown is the founder and chief social business strategist of SocializeLA.com, a full-service digital marketing agency. Margaret helps companies build digital brands, maximize social media and develop profitable social business plans. She is so passionate about social business that she literally wrote the book on it: The #SocialBusinessPlan, a comprehensive guide to achieving a profitable online presence. Today, SocializeLA.com has experienced explosive growth while helping clients achieve success.

Connect with Margaret on Twitter @MargMarieB or on Facebook.com/Socializela

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Social Media for 2016: Benefits of Inbound Marketing

Naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert.  You do this over time by providing value and community.  With clear calls to action you can shorten the conversion process.  Inbound marketing is the framework of a consistent lead generating funnel.

  • What is inbound marketing
  • Use content to drive action
  • Take 3 steps to drive new business


DARK Sep 18, 2015
PV Concours D'Elegance Weekend
Jill Rutan Hoffman Sep 25, 2015
Growing Up With The Modern Wright Brothers

Jill Rutan Hoffman is a twice-published author, social entrepreneur and highly sought after speaker for her unique perspective of growing up in a family of record breakers.

She is the daughter of world famous pilot, Dick Rutan, and niece of revolutionary aeronautical designer, Burt Rutan. From the milestone Voyager flight to the X-Prize winning SpaceShipOne Jill has seen it all.

As the founder of Looking Skyward Jill helps to develop the next generation of record breakers by connecting the STEM classrooms to aerospace careers.

Additional information is available at www.jillrutanhoffman.com    


Kyle Salazar www.thevervetforest.com Oct 02, 2015
Wildlife Conservation - A Culture of Monkeys and the Plight of Humanity

Kyle Salazar is a filmmaker who grew up in Palos Verdes, California. For the last few months he has been working on a documentary film about monkeys and people in South Africa.

The film, titled, ‘The Vervet Forest’  - features adorable orphaned baby monkeys as a catalyst for a broader conversation regarding lifestyle sustainability, social structure and the ideology behind cultural oppression.

On October 2nd, Kyle will share his stories on living with monkeys and what they have taught him about human social interactions, his dealings with witch doctors and irate farmers and what it's like to be absorbed by full frontal poverty.

The goal of the film is to raise enough funds so that the Vervet Monkey Foundation, a non profit monkey rehabilitation organization in South Africa, which Kyle first visited as a volunteer in 2007 - can purchase several hundred acres of land to sanction as a wildlife reserve, which will provide a home for hundreds of Vervet monkeys. The reserve will also provide jobs for dozens of impoverished individuals and research/education opportunities for people from all around the world.

The documentary is in the early stages of production and Kyle is currently raising awareness in order to complete this important film. Please visit the Kickstarter campaign page: http://kck.st/1PgLL2i if you would like to learn more about the documentary and its story.


Captain Jennifer F. Williams, USCG Oct 09, 2015
United States Coast Guard- Sector Commander and Captain of the Port - Sector Los Angeles


Captain Williams assumed her duties as Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach in June 2014. From command offices on Terminal Island in San Pedro, the Sector coordinates operations in an area of responsibility stretching more than 350 miles along the California coast, from north of Morro Bay and south to San Clemente, out to 200 miles offshore, and includes the nation's largest port complex. The Sector oversees four patrol boats, three multi-mission small boat stations, a marine safety detachment, a vessel traffic system and an aids-to-navigation team.

Captain Williams is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and an unlimited   tonnage  third  mate  merchant  mariner license. Captain Williams earned her Master of Science in Quality Systems Management in 2006 from the National Graduate School.

Prior to taking command, Captain Williams served as Deputy Commander and Alternate Captain of the Port at Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach beginning in May 2012. Captain Williams' field assignments include Marine Safety Office Honolulu, Marine Safety Office San Diego, and Marine Safety Office Providence, and Sector North Carolina serving in the capacity of Marine Inspector, Senior Investigating Officer, Chief of Inspection, and Prevention Department Head. Captain Williams' prior staff assignments include Coast Guard Headquarters , Washington D.C. serving in the Office of Investigations and Analysis and later in the Office of Compliance. Captain Williams' most recent assignment was at Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Vessel Activities, as the Chief of the Foreign & Offshore Vessel Compliance Division (CG- 5432). In this capacity, she established policy for the U. S. Coast Guard's Port State Control program, High Interest Vessel Program, Special Interest Vessel Program, Qualship 21, Environmental Compliance Program, and management of the foreign offshore industry compliance program.

Captain Williams is a native of Freeland, Maryland. She and her husband Commander John Williams (USCG, ret.) have three sons; Joseph, Seth and Ethan plus two step sons; Patrick and Christopher.

Thursday Night Live Oct 15, 2015
Location TBD
DARK Oct 16, 2015
Ted Liu, David Hadley and Ben Allen & PVP Chamber Oct 30, 2015
State of the State - Begins at 11:30 am

Congressman Ted Liu, Senator Ben Allen and Assemblyman David Hadley along with the PVP Chamber of Commerce

Educator of the Year Nov 04, 2015
DARK Nov 06, 2015
Man-Hee Chang, The Salvation Army USW Nov 13, 2015
Self-Reliance Initiatives
Dark-Happy Thanksgiving! Nov 27, 2015
Chadwick School Vocal Group to Perform Dec 04, 2015
Holiday Tunes
DARK Dec 11, 2015
Holiday Party Dec 12, 2015
DARK Dec 25, 2015
DARK Jan 01, 2016
Thursday Night Live Feb 11, 2016
Location TBD
DARK Feb 12, 2016
Board Meeting at 11:00 AM Feb 19, 2016