Speaker Date Topic
Keith Coogan Oct 18, 2018
Grandson of Jackie Coogan, Actor and Director
Grandson of Jackie Coogan, Actor and Director

Keith Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell on January 13, 1970 in Palm Springs, California. The grandson of legendary character actor Jackie Coogan, Keith began his acting career doing TV commercials -- his first gig was as a stand-in in a McDonalds TV spot -- as well various TV shows and made-for-TV movies. Coogan did the voice of Young Tod for the charming animated Disney picture "The Fox and the Hound." His first on-screen role was as the smitten Brad Anderson in the delightful teen comedy cult favorite "Adventures in Babysitting."

Keith gave a very funny and engaging performance as Christina Applegate's stoner layabout brother Kenny in the equally enjoyable "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" and was impressive as Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry in "Toy Soldiers." Among the television programs Coogan has made guest appearances on are "The Love Boat," "Eight Is Enough," "Mork & Mindy," "Knight Rider," "CHiPS," "Starman," "21 Jumpstreet," and "Tales from the Crypt." Keith graduated from Santa Monica High School and attended Santa Monica College, where he majored in Drama and minored in English Literature. Moreover, he also attended Los Angeles City College, where he majored in Java Programming.

Coogan resides in Los Angeles, California and continues to act with pleasing regularity. In addition, Keith runs a couple of blogs in his spare time.

President Karen Furnari Oct 25, 2018
Group 4 Luncheon: World Polio Day
Group 4 Luncheon: World Polio Day

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

Chair Dave Sowall Nov 01, 2018
International Service with Rotary
International Service with Rotary

Projects sponsored by Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks and managed by the International Service committee of the club, one of the five pillars of service of Rotary.

Dr. Michael Gorn, Chief NASA Historian Nov 08, 2018
The History of NASA
The History of NASA

Author of "NASA: The Complete Illustrated History"

The first illustrated history of NASA ever to be published, this groundbreaking book tells the exciting story of space exploration from the early twentieth century to the present, focusing on the personalities involved as much as the technological advances that have made space exploration possible. Authoritatively and accessibly written by historian Michael Gorn, NASA: The Complete Illustrated History tells of the climate of discovery that has existed inside the NASA (and its precursor, NACA). Here Michael Gorn describes the tools and techniques of research and development, such as wind tunnels and test flights in the atmosphere, and discusses the temperaments and personal ambitions of scientists and engineers, pilots, and astronauts.

Dr. Chris Kimball, Preisdent of CLU Nov 15, 2018
11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour
11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. The date is a national holiday in France and was declared a national holiday in many Allied nations.