Distinguished Speakers

Oct 22, 2014
Michael Gilleran
The Brave New World of College Athletics
Oct 29, 2014
Two Club Members Will Share Their Lives With The Club
Nov 05, 2014
Larry Gerston
Election Review
Nov 12, 2014
Tony Ridder
A candid conversation with a media icon

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Michael Gilleran J.D. is the Executive Director of the Santa Clara University Institute of Sports Law and Ethics.

Michael served as the Commissioner of the West Coast Conference from 1984 to 2008. During that time he dealt with numerous ethical issues involving the welfare and conduct of student-athletes. Prior to his Commissioner duties, from 1976-1984, Mike was a member of the NCAA Enforcement Department, and dealt with ethical problems on a daily basis. Before that, he was a practicing attorney.

Aside from his responsibilities as Executive Director, Mike teaches Sports Law at the University of San Francisco in its Sport Management Graduate Program and serves as Director of Athletics at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco.


2014 Directory BGB

Thanks to our many supporters last year, we are able to continue the tradition of having a printed Membership Directory to compliment our online membership database.
If you want more information or want to place an ad. (members only please) contact Teresa McCarthy at (408) 297-6100 or
click here.

Deadline: October 31, 2014
Placement: "When They Joined" Section
Color: Black only
Provide final digital image (camera ready art) or business card by November 21, 2014

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- Senior Director of Community Engagement at the American Cancer Society, responsible for a 17 county territory
- Originally studied to be a mechanical engineer, but her path quickly changed when her father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1998
- Dedicated her career to the American Cancer Society since (16 years)
- Was a “military brat” - born in Germany, has lived in the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan
- She, her husband, and two children moved to San Jose last August from Sacramento
- Free time is monopolized by her children’s sports and family activities, but she loves to dive into a good book and is an aspiring super foodie! 

- General Manager/CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
- Born and raised in Panama (Central America); lived in Chicago, Washington, DC and New York City
- MBA from Roosevelt University and BS in Civil Engineering from Bradley University
- Worked in the public and private sectors on highway, mass transit and airport mega projects
- Four years in the Clinton Administration at US Department of Transportation
- She and her husband, Dan have been in the South Bay less than a year
- Enjoys gardening, cycling, hiking, jazz and visiting foreign lands

- Principal of the Interface Financial Group
- Born in London England, grew up mainly in Colorado
- Attended University and Grad school in Oregon
- Worked at HP, Agilent Technologies and TRI Corp
- Lives with his wife in the Los Gatos Mountains
- Has four grown children who are for the most part independent… Yeah!
- Loves Lacrosse and founded the Red Hawks which now has 300 kids
- Hobbies are hiking, camping, skiing, biking and spending as much time at the beach as possible.

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The greeting line for our 4996th meeting was staffed by The Youth Exchange Committee chaired by Pam Foley, with our two incoming foreign students, and by the Disaster Relief Committee, headed by Elizabeth Monley.  Later they both made appealing presentations about the good works that their committees do, and welcomed newcomers to come aboard. Pam's two new high school juniors were boys from Japan and Spain. 
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Our Japanese student is already starring on the cross-country team.  It will be good to get their report just before they return home in the spring. 
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Phil Strong led the singing of God Bless America with Terry Kane at the piano. 
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Our Reverend Dana Bainbridge, who inspired us with the words of the youngest Nobel winner ever, gave a 17-year-old girl the thought for the day. 
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President Stew Park exchanged pleasantries introducing our Red Badger mike jockeys, who were Rebecca Dukes of the SJSJ Foundation, and Marianne Cartan of the Metropolitan Educational District.
Our meeting speakers are on KLIV Wednesday evening at 7 PM the week after the meeting.  Tune in to 1590 AM on your radio.

PrintClick here at CreaTV San Jose's website. Put in "Rotary" in the TITLE window, click on SUBMIT and all our programs will appear. Choose the speaker you want to see/hear. 


You can download Rotary International's "End Polio Now" bimonthly newsletter by Clicking On This Link. It was updated September 2014.

The bottom line is this: As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children – wherever they live – remain at  risk. You can track the progress on the internet of Polio eradication at this link. There is a Rotary International Link here


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