Event Types

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
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The Alemian File

Successfully recruiting and retaining physicians and key healthcare executives is a unique, specialty skill. It’s a challenging arena but respected author David Alemian makes it look easy when delivering the talent you want. His highly anticipated book “The Physician’s Retirement Plan” is in prepublication and due out on Amazon soon.
Alemian is a leading retirement expert and recognized authority whose expertise is shared via video columns, numerous journals and talk shows. Physician’s Money Digest and MD Magazine signed Alemian to a five-year contract to produce and host a new weekly financial video series titled “The Alemian File.” Most recently, The Alemian File is featured in the Oside News.

His national recognition results from both revolutionizing and revitalizing how healthcare organizations attract and retain top talent. He’s considered “The Go-To Guy” for creating and implementing absolutely irresistible recruitment and retention programs. Imagine for a moment the benefit of having physicians and key healthcare executives eagerly “standing in line” to work for your organization.

Reliable medical industry studies show the #1 concern for all U.S. physicians is their retirement. Alemian helps healthcare organizations use comprehensive retirement benefits to more easily attract and retain physicians by fulfilling their need a secure retirement. His proprietary strategies and techniques instantly level the playing field for rural healthcare organizations forced to compete with metropolitan organizations for qualified candidates.

Formerly the host of “It’s About Money” Radio Show, Alemian has also produced and is featured in over 200 financial education videos. Additional content can be found in many well-respected, medical publications including: Physicians Practice, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Consultant Live, Psychiatric Times, Cancer Network and OB/GYN.net.

Mar 22, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Sisu Academy

Our mission is to support underserved and disengaged high school youth with a tuition-free boarding school education. This will allow us to move our students from environments that are inhibiting their success to becoming community leaders. The model is both exciting and unique. We believe that providing a project-based education with a focus on entrepreneurial skills, while having wraparound services on campus, is essential to our students’ success. Because we are a boarding school, we have more time in each week to devote to our students. We are able to work on many types of curriculum through project based learning including financial literacy and public speaking skills. And we will address important social and emotional issues required for future success. We do all this while also building a long-term self-funding model. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that is creating an internal, sustaining, accelerator on campus to create revenue and allow us to remain tuition-free.

Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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The SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium and River Park Initiative

John Kratzer is the CEO of JMI Realty, a private real estate investment and development company with offices in San Diego, California and Austin, Texas. JMI Realty was organized in 1992 as the real estate subsidiary of JMI Services, the investment management company of the John Moores Family. 

Mr. Kratzer is responsible for JMI Realty’s overall strategic direction and provides oversight for all of JMI Realty’s development, construction, financing, acquisition and disposition activities.  Under Mr. Kratzer’s leadership, JMI Realty acted as the Master Developer for the $1.4 billion development of downtown San Diego’s Ballpark District including:

- Petco Park
- Omni San Diego Hotel
- Metropolitan Condominiums
- East Village Square
- Hotel Solamar 

In addition, JMI Realty has developed many other projects including the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, Paseo del Mar office campus, Casoleil apartment homes and the 322-room Hotel Van Zandt in Downtown Austin, Texas.  Recent acquisitions include the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas; Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming; The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, California and The Marquette in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.  JMI Realty’s portfolio of hotel assets is valued at approximately $750 million.

Prior to JMI Realty, Mr. Kratzer was a co-founder of Homegate Hospitality, Inc., where he directed the company’s operations, including the development and construction of over 3,000 hotel rooms with a value in excess of $200 million.  Under Mr. Kratzer’s leadership, the company grew from a private start-up to a publicly-traded company (NASDQ: HMGT), and ultimately merged with Prime Hospitality (NYSE: PDQ). 

Prior to Homegate, Mr. Kratzer was an investment officer with Trammell Crow Realty Advisors, an institutional investment advisor that managed a $541 million discretionary fund and the Crow Investment Trust.

 

Kratzer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University and holds a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.  He has served on the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, Phoenix Footwear Group (AMEX: PXG) and Lambda Alpha . He is an active member of the Rock Church, Urban Land Institute and University of San Diego’s Policy Advisory Board. 

Apr 05, 2018
Apr 05, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Apr 12, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - How we are trying to cure these two auto-immune diseases

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - How we are trying to cure these two auto-immune diseases

Carly Bazzett, Executive Director

Megan Nicholson, Development Coordinator

Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Steve Miller for Superior Court

Apr 26, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 03, 2018

La Jolla's Nautical History Gallery

Joseph Frangiosa, Jr.  is a curator, craftsman, artist and historian who specializes in handmade one-of-a-kind nautical history displays.    In case you hadn’t noticed Joe’s little Nautical History Gallery and Museum across from the Maserati dealership on Pearl Street you really should note the hours he's open for business and stop in.   His collection of historical ship models and related treasures will blow your mind.

A description of Joe on the Gallery’s website says this:  “I will produce any structure, concept or idea from the research of texts, drawings or photographs into a three dimensional format.   Any time period or item of interest is possible.   The ships and cases are handmade, utilizing poplar and basswood.  Other materials, such as brass/aluminum tube, jewelry pieces, plumbing PVC, and leather eyelets, to name a few, are used to accent and detail the construction.  Most of the displays to date come together to reflect revolutionary changes in Naval Technology, from the “Age of Sail” circa 1800 to the “Steam Era” circa 1900 and then the Aircraft Carrier.”   You are encouraged to take a peek inside the books he was asked to bring in addition to examples of these spectacular models.  The books include details of other specially commissioned creations that you won’t see at his La Jolla Gallery and Museum or at the San Diego Maritime Museum where Joe also works on displays and where some of his other models are on loan.   

Joe says his experiences serving in both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helped to develop his strong interests in historical research.   But we should let him elaborate on how he developed this unique trade and his vision for the Gallery.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Mobilizing Leaders to Transform Business and Community

Jeff Blanton is an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and leading authority on the topics of leading business for exceptional value-driven growth, strategic execution, change management, business ministry and purpose-driven leadership.

Jeff spent 20 years in Corporate America, and has been a serial entrepreneur since 2000. He is the founder and partner of several consulting companies and a popular keynote speaker for corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and business leaders bringing his passion, energy and expert knowledge to everyone seeking to go to the next level.

Jeff lives in San Diego with his wife and labradoodle and is having the time of his life, doubling down on his core purpose to help others live their biggest possibilities.

May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
May 24, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Cammies and Canines

Kalani served 12 years in the Marine Corps and is a licensed CPA.  He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of San Diego.  He started Cammies & Canines with the help of his best friend Bas (short for Gunnery Sergeant Baseline.  You can follow Bas on Instagram at Bas_The_Super_Dog). Kalani's greatest passion is being in service to the community and making a positive difference to all those around him.

May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Jun 14, 2018
Jun 14, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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San Diego International Film Festival

Jun 21, 2018

In the Beginnings...

George Dewhurst our charter President

Jun 28, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Fake News!

This week we will hear about Fake News! from a former Journalist
covering the War in the Persian Gulf, and author of, “How Not To Live
Abroad.”

Jul 19, 2018
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Jul 19, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Former Franklin Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African
Affairs, Nigeria and Office of West African Affairs. Mr. Rudolph received
the Superior Honor Award while at the U.S. State Department and has
authored numerous published articles on topics ranging from
Humanitarian Crisis’ (e.g. human trafficking, Syria, and the Middle East) to
the Constitutionality of Christmas. He was educated at the University of
California, Santa Barbara, the University of San Diego, and the U.S.
Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Currently, Mr. Rudolph is an
attorney with Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd.

Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Jul 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Rotary's 6 areas of Focus

WARNING: This will be an interactive meeting...

Members can look forward to an interactive presentation of Rotary's 6 areas of Service.

The club will be "up and moving" for this week's exercise.

Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM