Speaker Date Topic
Ed Titus, SLV Rotarian Jan 23, 2019
Perspectives on Burning Man
Perspectives on Burning Man

Prestigious pillar of the community, High Tech guru to UCSC for years, our own Ed Titus casts off his veneer of respectablilty and takes us on a journey exploring his true calling:  Burning Man Devotee.

You don't want to miss this.  But don't invite any kids! 

Rosemary Menard Jan 30, 2019
Santa Cruz Water Department Planning and Management
Santa Cruz Water Department Planning and Management

Rosemary Menard has 35 years of experience in water planning and management, as well as regulatory and environmental issues. She has been director of the City of Santa Cruz Water Department since February of 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Menard served in two leadership positions with Washoe County, Nevada, as well serving in various management positions with Portland and Seattle water departments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington, and has received the Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.

 

 
Ralph Miljanich Feb 06, 2019
His Trip to Thailand

Our own Ralph Milijanich will tell us about adventures in the South Pacific.

Tina Davey, General Manager KBCZ Radio Feb 20, 2019
What's Happening at KBCZ
What's Happening at KBCZ
 
Tina Davey is the Station Manager for KBCZ Boulder Creek Community Radio at 90.1FM. Tina is an integral part of KBCZ, helping to establish and build the station in 2013 with the support of the Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District, who owns the FCC license.  KBCZ currently has over 30 DJ's producing 100% original content and Tina is excited to help the station grow and continue to expand it's reach. 
 
Tom Helman Feb 27, 2019
Observations on Israel's West Bank
Observations on Israel's West Bank

Tom Helman retired five years ago from a career in social services, most recently after 20 years as the Assistant Director of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County.  He first travelled to the Israel/Palestine area in 1981 and returned in May of 2018 with a delegation that included seven Congressional Aides.  Traveling with the aides gave the delegation access to unique experiences.  He will be sharing his observations of the time the delegation spent in the West Bank area.

Jim Coffis Mar 06, 2019
Santa Cruz GreenTrade
Santa Cruz GreenTrade

GreenTrade is a coalition of local cannabis related businesses and organizations. Santa Cruz is home to hundreds of small and medium sized cannabis growers and businesses who, for years, have been the innovators in the industry and significant contributors to the economy. Working together, we will elevate and amplify the conversation around the social, therapeutic and economic benefits of cannabis in our community and raise awareness of the unique and unduplicated quality of the Santa Cruz “brand”.

Dr. Laurie Bruton, SLVUSD Superintendent Mar 20, 2019
Work Force Housing
Work Force Housing

 

 

Dr. Bruton has a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership.

She has spent three decades in education, most of those years at Bear Valley Unified School District serving as a teacher and principal at an elementary school, then as a high school principal and finally as an assistant superintendent.

She'll discuss the challenges and proposals surrounding housing of school district staff.