Speaker Date Topic
Rear Admiral Ret. Michael S. Baker, MD, FACS Dec 07, 2023
Training Ukranian Medical Equipment Instructors
Training Ukranian Medical Equipment Instructors
Dr. Michael Baker recently retired after 40 years as a general and trauma surgeon. He also served 30 years in uniform, retiring from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral. He was awarded three Legion of Merit awards in addition to the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, which he wears underneath his OIC Riverine Warfare Pin. He has experience in strategy, contingency planning, overseas deployment operations, and multinational exercises. He has taught combat casualty care, triage and trauma care, and response to complex disasters and humanitarian emergencies. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles and has lectured at numerous national and international conferences. He currently teaches political science and the use of the military for the University of California at Berkeley, Dominican University, and Cal State East Bay Osher LifeLong Learning programs, and serves on the Board of the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Dr, Baker presents a review of the history, geography and politics leading up to the unjustifiable Russian invasion of Ukraine.  An explanation of what it is like to travel to Ukraine during the war, and how this educational information and training can save lives.  There will be some graphic photos and videos and an explanation of the importance of staying the course in support of Ukraine and its democracy.  Dr. Baker will explain the connection between the terrible crises in Israel/Gaza and the Russians/Iranians who benefit greatly while everyone else loses.
Volare Performance Dec 14, 2023
Los Altos HS Choral Group, Lauren Diez, Director
Los Altos HS Choral Group, Lauren Diez, Director

Los Altos High School’s premier choir, Volare, is a community-focused ensemble that serves as ambassadors of the LAHS Choir Program. Volare performs regularly for school and community events and tours domestically and internationally. They have recently been invited to perform at choral festivals in Lisbon, Seville, Honolulu, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Several members of Volare have auditioned and been accepted into prestigious honor choirs at the regional, state, and national levels, and many continue their musical pursuits into college and beyond.

Daniel Auerbach, PhD Jan 04, 2024
Developing a Drone-based STEM Education Curriculum to Engage and Inspire Alaskan Tribal Communities
Developing a Drone-based STEM Education Curriculum to Engage and Inspire Alaskan Tribal Communities

My research focuses on the use of remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs, drones) at the meso-scale. My specific area of focus is the integration of RPVs in fisheries science, revolving around the riverine setting and salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) Tying my passion for fisheries, my previous work for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and knowledge of drones, was key in bringing my research ideas together. I have extensive knowledge in drone research and deep learning, having taught and presented on these topics in numerous professional settings. My passion lies in the environment, especially in the aquatic field, and have knowledge in both marine and freshwater ecology. Beyond fisheries, I am a recreational drone and photography enthusiast. My skills include wildlife, water quality, volunteer management, environmental policy, and environmental science. In my free time I enjoy hiking, backpacking, and photography. It is my goal to bridge the gap between science and technology, while inspiring future generations to become involved in fisheries and the environment as a whole.

Elizabeth Ward Jan 11, 2024
Los Altos History Museum
King Lear and Mary Prochnow Jan 18, 2024
The 2006 Los Altos High School Gay Straight Alliance Parade
Kenan Moos Jan 25, 2024
How Issues of Discrimination Continue in Communities
Jane Truscott Feb 01, 2024
Alcoholics Anonymous
Paula Wolfson Feb 08, 2024
Avenidas -- How Legal Documents Protect Your Care Goals
You! Feb 15, 2024
Members Most Memorable Concerts
Barb Mackraz Feb 22, 2024
Africa Project
Lyn Christensen Feb 29, 2024
Writing Your Memoirs
Jane Packard Mar 07, 2024
Los Altos Heritage Orchard
Various Mar 14, 2024
Rotary Speech Contest
Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH Mar 21, 2024
The Journey from Burnout to Thriving

Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH is an award-winning researcher and the author of Reimagining Workplace Well-being: Fostering a Culture of Purpose, Connection, and Transcendence. She is leading voice in workplace well-being, having dedicated her career to identifying evidence- based strategies that promote a thriving workforce. This includes conducting collaborative research, advising, writing, and speaking on topics related to workplace well-being best practices, measurement and evaluation, strategic planning, and value demonstration. Jessica is a frequent speaker at national conferences and serves on several advisory boards devoted to helping employers create a workplace culture that fosters employee well-being.