Event Types

Sep 21, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Homelessness in San Diego

I am the Executive Director of the Institute for Public Health (IPH) at San Diego State University, and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University. The mission of the IPH is to bridge the academic resources of SDSU with the considerable resources of the public health practice community to improve the health of our communities. As such, the IPH partners with state and county agencies as well as local non-profit community-based agencies in applied research, community-based participatory research and evaluation activities. In this work, we are constantly aware of health disparities between populations and the significant need not only for culturally competent health care services, but for the education of a workforce that intimately understands the needs, perspectives, and cultures of minority and immigrant communities.

Specialties: Method specialties: Epidemiology, practice-based research, applied research, translational research, engaged scholarship, community based participatory research, community surveillance for health, geographically distributed management information systems for research.

Content areas: the impact of exposure to violence on health, sexual assault, domestic violence, breast and cervical cancer, quality assurance, continuous quality improvement and others.

Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Oct 02, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Oct 05, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Oct 12, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Without Warning - the true story of the sinking of the Athenia passanger ship

Athenia, a passenger liner had just set sail from Glasgow for Montreal when it was spotted by a German U-Boat.  On September 3, 1939 the U-Boat torpedoed the Athenia causing 1100 passengers to abandon ship and wait for rescue in lifeboats.  Sanger tells the story through the eyes of 8 people, one of whom is the skipper of the U-Boat.

Oct 19, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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The Year of Rotary

District Governors (DGs) provide leadership, inspiration, and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the Rotary International Board of Directors. In each jurisdiction or district, the Governor serves as the regional officer of Rotary, fostering success in their district at the club level.

Across the globe, Rotary Districts fluctuate in size and geography. District 5340 spans all of San Diego and Imperial Counties, as well as a portion of Riverside County. 

The District Governor is nominated by the Clubs in their district to represent Rotary International. The District Governor is selected by a nominating committee, usually chaired by the Immediate Past District Governor. That committee is responsible for publicizing the nomination process, reviewing all applicants for the position, and then communicating the results of the selection process to members of the District. 

Each District Governor serves a one year term, but that individual often fills many roles in the lead-up to year as serving as District Governor.

In advance of their year, each District Governor will appoint Assistant Governors to assist in managing activities in the District, and to help facilitate projects that involve multiple clubs.

District 5340 has a District Governor (current year), a District Governor Elect (DGE) the next year, and District Governor Nominee (DGN) the following year. Depending on the time of year, a District may also have identified a District Governor Nominee Designate. 
 
Within District 5340, Past District Governors (PDGs) serve a vital role as de facto members of the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is an advisory body that provides mentoring, guidance, and assistance to current leaders.
 
Learn more about these dynamic individuals who have served (and will serve) as District Governor by selecting from the links to the left.
Nov 02, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Nov 06, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nov 09, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Nov 12, 2017 2:00 PM
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CouldYou?

Christine is the Founder and CEO of CouldYou?, working in Mozambique since 2007. Christine brings 25 years of experience designing, assessing, and implementing youth, adult, family and community based social and economic programs. She has worked as a fundraiser and coordinated urban, community and outreach programs. Christine has a passion to nurture purposeful living in the philanthropic community so as to alleviate poverty in a meaningful way.

Christine holds a BA in International Management from Pace University and a certificate in Community Economic Development from San Diego State University. In 2016 Christine was chosen as one of the forty over 40 women who are reinventing, disrupting and making an impact globally.

Nov 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Humane Society

Nov 30, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Dec 04, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dec 07, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Dec 14, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Dec 17, 2017 6:00 PM
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JCompany

Joey Landwehr is the proud Artistic Director for JCompany Youth Theatre. Joey has won over 40 awards for his work with young artists in San Diego, including a special creativity award for shaving his head with his lead in THE KING AND I, Yul Brynner style, and raising over $10,000 for Rady Children’s Hospital's Cancer Unit - earning him the title Joey "Do Anything For The Arts" Landwehr.

Joey moved to San Diego after being a professional actor and director in New York City working on and off Broadway, national tours, regional theatre and directing and soloing at Carnegie Hall. Joey received his MFA in acting and directing from The Ohio State University and has studied under such instructors as Betty Buckley, Marcel Marceau, Francis Sternhagen, F. Murry Abraham, Twila Tharpe and has had the great privilege of working with such greats as Phyllis Diller, Sam Harris, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Victoria Mallory, Joel Grey, Kaye Ballard, Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone & Howard Keel.

Joey has worked in all medias of entertainment and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), the Actors Alliance of San Diego (AASD), and Americans for the Arts (AFTA).

Since moving to San Diego, Joey has worked for the San Diego Performing Arts League as Membership and Community Development Director; in 2007 he received the “40 Under 40” Award from San Diego Metropolitan Magazine for outstanding leadership in the arts. Joey was also honored as the 2011 Newsmaker in the Arts. In 2016, Joey was further recognized when the City of San Diego proclaimed October 18th Joey Landwehr Day.

In San Diego, Joey has worked with Scripps Ranch Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, the San Diego Shakespeare Society, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, San Diego REP, Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival, San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Symphony, Orchestra Nova San Diego and The Actors Alliance Festival winning five different excellence awards. From 2006 - Present Joey has also been the resident staging director and choreographer for the SDGMC.

At JCompany he has had the privilege of directing Rumplestilskin is My Name, Oliver!, Yours, Anne, Annie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Story of Hansel and Gretel, Disney's The Jungle Book, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, Disney's 101 Dalmations, Pocahontas (San Diego Premiere) Into the Woods, Fireflies: The Story of the Artists of Terezin - Featuring the Original Children's Opera Brundibar (World Premiere), Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, 13 - A New Musical, The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin cast of the national tour), Children of Eden (also playing the role of The Father), Disney's Mulan, **The Who's Tommy, **Thoroughly Modern Millie, **Xanadu, Funny Girl, Yentl (World Premiere), Gypsy, Hello, Dolly, Shrek - The Musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Disney's Tarzan, Disney's Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, Annie, West Side Story, RAW Rent, RAW Mystery Flavor, RAW Phantom, Disney's Mary Poppins, Seussical Jr. Annie Warbucks, Once on This Island."

Dec 21, 2017
Dec 21, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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The story continues... the Frankie Maru

A 1965 Navy ship catastrophe echos reminders of today's Naval accidents in the Western Pacific.  Midway Docent Steve Cross

examines the 1965 accident and draws lessons for todays sailors.  The talk, previously rated as superior research, the best talk I've heard to date

is part of a powerpoint and court records examination of the personnel involved in the 1965 accident.  Fortunately, no one was killed.

Jan 11, 2018
Jan 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Jan 19, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Jan 25, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

San Diego County Schools

Feb 01, 2018
Feb 01, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Feb 05, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dr. Huda Makhluf

College of Letters and Sciences
Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Feb 08, 2018
Feb 08, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Passions and Public Health Predicaments in the Pacific

Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University

Dr. Novotny is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH Epidemiology).  He completed residency training in the UCSF Family Medicine Program in Santa Rosa and in the Preventive Medicine Residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  He is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at San Diego State University. Dr. Novotny was Professor of Epidemiology at UC San Francisco (UCSF) in 2002-2009, and then was co-director of the Joint PhD program in Global Health at San Diego State University and UC San Diego, where his research focused on global health diplomacy, tobacco,  and non-communicable diseases.  After more than a decade in academic medicine, he returned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January 2016. He relocated from San Diego to Washington DC to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health with a focus on Science and Medicine.   We are fortunate that he again lives full time in San Diego so that we could have him as our speaker today and learn about some of his more memorable experiences in the role as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health. 

Dr. Novotny is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Preventive Medicine. He has published more than 190 scientific articles and co-edited four books, including 21st Century Health Diplomacy. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree and membership in Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society by the University of Nebraska in 2015.

Feb 15, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Restoration of the USS Potomac, President Franklin Roosevelt's floating White House

Feb 22, 2018
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There is enormous value in fear, risk, struggle and failure

As an entrepreneur, business owner and professional skydiving entertainer, Ron Lee has, like most business owners, seen the best times and the worst times in business. Myriad moments of immense risk, fear and challenge in both his skydiving and business management careers have occurred, leading him to epiphanies he never expected. Thus, Ron suggests that we reconsider the very basic nature of fear, risk, struggle and failure, and how to utilize these as building blocks for the ultimate goal of SUCCESS.

For Ron personally, questioning customary ideas about these intense life experiences resulted in galvanizing moments of understanding. As his audiences learn early on, “There is enormous value in fear, risk, struggle and failure”. With more than thirty years of skydiving, entertainment, leadership and real-world business ownership experience, Ron has discovered that some elements of personal creativity and vision require deliberate efforts of meaningful, intelligent and quantifiable risk. Ron believes it is our voluntary and deliberate embrace of challenge and risk that stokes the creative fires of the human brain, and that our steps into the realm of repeated risk challenge helps result in the long term outcomes we desire. “Epiphanic moments result from a risk-rich existence”.

 With his compelling narratives around the real-life experiences as a professional demonstration skydiver, Ron connects the dots between deliberate, intelligent and manageable risk, situational discomfort, the “cannot fail” nature of skydiving and the resulting evolution in thinking that leads to greater understanding, accomplishments and personal success. He defines this path for audiences, leaving them with the tools needed to accomplish greater goals, master fear and insecurity and deliberately evolve their most creative selves.

Ron’s entertaining multi-media presentations are punctuated with incredible stories and thrilling video from some of his most challenging and memorable skydiving performances. They are tailored to corporate, conference, community and service organizations, and serve to enlighten, inspire and awaken audiences to the incredible personal and professional outcomes that are the natural result of pushing beyond one’s perceived limitations.

Ron Lee holds a US Parachute Association “D” license and PRO (Professional Demonstration Skydiver) rating, and has nearly 5,300 skydives. Currently serving as a US Parachute Association Safety and Training Advisor, Ron consults with professional skydivers and their teams, and provides counsel and guidance to FAA authorities when called up on to evaluate requests for FAA demonstration jump authorizations. Each year, Ron conducts several west coast training camps for experienced skydivers who want to qualify for their professional ratings. Ron is an FAA Part 107-certificated commercial drone pilot, and possesses myriad authorizations for drone flight operations in controlled airspace. 

Mar 01, 2018
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Mar 01, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Illiteracy Eradication

On a Mission to Teach Learning Disabled Children to Read

Dr. Suki Stone is passionate about her position as a literacy advocate. Since she has spent the last 35 years teaching children with special education, Dr. Stone had no option but to create an entirely new method to teach these forgotten children to read.  She is creator, founder, and facilitator of Reading Literacy Solutions for the You Read program, a revolutionary system designed to teach writing, reading, and comprehension to children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Stone is also author of Rethink Reading Strategies, a book published in 2015.  Since receiving her PhD from Claremont Graduate University jointly with San Diego State University she has led a crusade to help learning disabled children and adults recognize they are smart, passionate, but just learn differently. Most children are dismissed from their special education placements after just 14 sessions with Dr. Stone’s program.  Dr. Stone helps many of her adult clients, who struggled for years, achieve their personal and business goals by becoming independent readers.

Dr. Stone can be contacted through her website: www.youread.org  or by phone 858-487-7889.

Mar 08, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Mar 12, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 15, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM