Past Speakers

Date Speaker(s) Title Newsletter, Videos, ...
2022-07-27 Rick Betts, Member, Berkeley Rotary Club Home Prices: Up? Down? Maybe! eRev - coming soon
2022-07-20 Susan Muscarella, Founding President, California Jazz Conservatory The California Jazz Conservatory: Celebrating 25 Years! eRev 7-25-2022
2022-07-13 Jeremy Geffen, Executive and Artistic Director, Cal Performances A Personal Relationship eRev 7-18-2022
2022-07-06 Susie Medak, Managing Director, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Celebrating the Arts in Berkeley! eRev 7-11-2022
2022-06-29 Past Presidents, Berkeley Rotary Club Arlene Marcus's Year in Review eRev 7-05-2022
2022-06-22 Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, Professor of Medicine, UCSF N of 1 Trials for Atrial Fibrillation: Tailoring Lifestyle Medication and Treatment with Consumer Devices eRev 6-27-2022
2022-06-15 Jason Draut, Member, Berkeley Rotary Club Running the Boston Marathon eRev 6-20-2022
2022-06-08 Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith, Member, Mt. Shasta Rotary Club Staying Healthy at Any Age eRev 6-13-2022
2022-06-01 Kate Harrison, Berkeley City Councilmember, and Berkeley Rotarian Addressing Equity and Climate Together eRev 6-06-2022
2022-05-25 Pate Thomson, Grier Graff, Berkeley Rotary Club; and Amit Randhawa, Rotacare, Richmond RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic: Nine Years and One Pandemic Later! eRev 5-30-2022
2022-05-18 Nicky Lindquist, Member, Berkeley Rotary Club Oasis for Haiti's Children: A Photographic Journal eRev 5-23-2022
2022-05-11 Ken Renworth, Berkeley Rotary Club The Inland Waterways of Europe eRev 5-16-2022
2022-05-04 Eti Ben-Simon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Human Sleep Science, UC Berkeley The Emotional Brain in a Sleepless World eRev 5-09-2022

Dwight M. Bullard, Florida State Senator

Democracy at a Crossroads: Which Path Will You Choose? eRev 5-02-2022
2022-04-20 Natalia Neira Retamal, Executive Director of La Pena Cultural Center La Pena Cultural Center eRev 04-25-2022
2022-04-13 Team Berkelium, Berkeley High School's Robotics Team Berkeley High School's Robotics Team present their work eRev 04-17-2022
2022-04-06 Heather Vilhauer, Asst Professor, Cal State East Bay and District Education Chair How Can Berkeley Rotary Engage the World? Becoming More Inclusive eRev 04-11-2022
2022-03-30 Kathy Suvia, Rotary District 5160 Governor Happenings in District 5160 eRev 04-04-2022
2022-03-23 The Berkeley Rotary Climate Action Team Actions We Can Take Now to Address the Climate Crisis eRev 03-28-2022
2022-03-16 Michael Pyatok, Architect; Lara Tannenbaum, Human Services Manager Roofs Over Their Heads: New Cabin Communities for the Unhoused in Oakland eRev 03-21-2022
2022-03-09 Steven Fish, Comparative Political Scientist, UC Berkeley Ukraine: The Great Clarification eRev 03-21-2022
2022-03-02 Andrew Sorenson, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology, Alta Bates Medical Center Transforming the Hospital de la Familia Eye Clinic eRev 03-15-2022
2022-02-23 Daniella Thompson, Historian, writer, and photographer Maybeck & Morgan: An Enduring Association eRev 02-28-2022
2022-02-16 Lisa Hernandez, MD, MPH, Berkeley Public Health Officer COVID-19 in Berkeley: An Update eRev 02-21-2022
2022-02-09 Maxim Schrogin and the BRC Peace Committee Berkeley Rotary Peace Committee Presentation eRev 02-14-2022
2022-02-02 Lewis Ames, Ed Church and other members of the BRC Climate Action Committee What Are We DOING About the Climate Crisis? eRev 02-07-2022
2022-01-26 Jenny Wong, Berkeley City Auditor Audits and Accountability: Berkeley's Streets and Police Calls for Service eRev 01-31-2022
2022-01-19 Martha Fiehn, Rotary Global Scholar Taxation, Inequality, and My Experience in Paris eRev 01-24-2022
2022-01-12 Carlos Porrata, Nature Photographer Portraits of Wildlife in and around Tomales Bay eRev 01-17-2022
2022-01-05 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, City of Berkeley The State of The City eRev 01-10-2022
2021-12-15 Ian Kesterson, Planting Arborist; Daniel Gallagher, Senior Forestry Supervisor; City of Berkeley Trees? In Berkeley? eRev 01-03-2022
2021-12-08 John Swartzberg, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley What Will the New Normal Post-Pandemic Look Like? eRev 12-13-2021
2021-12-01 Grier Graff and Tina Etcheverry, Berkeley Rotary Endowment Where Does Our Money Go? eRev 12-06-2021
2021-11-17 Adam Janik, Chief of Palliative Care, Alta Bates/Summit Hospital Advance Care Planning: Having Conversations About What's Important to You When You Are Very Sick eRev 11-29-2021
2021-11-10 Calleene Egan, Executive Director, Berkeley Food and Housing The Berkeley Food and Housing Hope Center Project eRev 11-15-2021
2021-11-03 Fred Collignon and Tina Etcheverry, Berkeley Rotary Club How the Rotary Foundation and Berkeley Rotary Endowment Work Together to Create Good Trouble eRev 11-08-2021
2021-10-27 Dr. Waldo E. Martin, The Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at UC Berkeley From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter and beyond eRev 11-02-2021
2021-10-20 Brent Stephens, Superintendent, Berkeley Unified School District An Update on the Berkeley Schools in the Midst of the Pandemic eRev 10-25-2021
2021-10-13 Gloria Lenhart, San Francisco Historical Society Ghost Ships of the Gold Rush: Why are they there? … and how to find them eRev 10-18-2021
2021-10-06 Irving Lubliner, Professor Emeritus, Southern Oregon University Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light eRev 10-11-2021
2021-09-29 Tom Debley, Founding Director, Heritage Resources Department, Kaiser Permanente Henry J. Kaiser: 100 Years of East Bay History eRev 10-04-2021
2021-09-22 Peace Committee members Honoring Congressman John R. Lewis, American Civil Rights Leader eRev 09-27-2021
2021-09-15 Doug Fielding, Former Owner/President, Charcoal Companion Group America vs. China: Who Will Be the Loser in This Economic War? eRev 09-20-2021
2021-09-08 Charmin Smith, Head Coach, California Golden Bears Women’s Basketball Team Cal Women's Basketball Post-Covid/ eRev 09-13-2021
2021-09-01 Sara Webber, Co-Founder of the Berkeley Food Network Innovative Ways to Get Food to People in Need eRev 09-07-2021
2021-08-25 Theodore Ellison, Stained Glass Artist Light in Life – The Glasswork of Theodore Ellison Designs eRev 08-30-2021
2021-08-18 Jennifer Cogley and Jessica Hays, Bayer Berkeley Development Plan Update for the Bayer Campus eRev 08-25-2021
2021-08-11 Ed McFarlan, AIA, Principal, JRVD Urban International The Opportunities and Challenges of Building a New Hotel in Downtown Berkeley eRev 08-16-2021
2021-08-04 Valerie Kratzer and Jissel Poblete, Berkeley Public Schools Fund A Seamless Way for Rotarians to Volunteer with the Berkeley Public Schools eRev 08-09-2021
2021-07-28 Kimberly Deterline, Communications Director for State Campaigns, The Alliance for Safety and Justice Lessons Learned from 30 Years in Racial Justice eRev 08-02-2021
2021-07-21 Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D, Professor, UC Berkeley and UCSF Another Kind of Madness eRev 07-26-2021
2021-07-14 Alison Teeman, Certified General Appraiser, Yovino-Young, Inc Bubble, Bust, or the New Reality: A Look at the State of the High Demand for Local Real Estate Created by Covid, Millennials, and Cash eRev 07-19-2021
2021-07-07 Arlene Marcus, President, Berkeley Rotary Club President Arlene Marcus' Program eRev 07-12-2021
2021-06-30 Berkeley Rotary Club Members Celebration of President Chris Ahoy's Term of Service 2020-21 eRev 07-05-2021
2021-06-23 Sophie Hahn, Berkeley City Councilmember Berkeley: Looking Back, Looking Forward  
2021-06-16 Dan Lieberman, Marketing Director, East Bay Community Energy EBCE’S First Three Years: Producing, Sourcing and Collaborating to Achieve East Bay Renewable Energy and to Fight Global Warming eRev 06-21-2021
2021-06-09 Patty Donald, President, Victorian Preservation Center of Oakland The Cohen Bray House: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow eRev 06-14-2021
2021-06-02 Helena Meyer Knapp, Faculty Member Emerita, Sociology, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA Mapping COVID from Outbreak to Vaccination: Japan and Other International Perspectives eRev 06-07-2021
2021-05-26 Yalda Uhls, Director, UCLA Center for Scholars and Storytellers Media Moms & Digital Dads eRev 05-31-2021
2021-05-19 Andy Katz, Director, East Bay MUD An Update from EBMUD: Climate Change, Drought and Rates eRev 05-25-2021
2021-05-12 Tess Mayer, Director, Berkeley Public Library The Library's Role in Community Recovery eRev 05-17-2021
2021-05-05 Cal Mann, Rotarian and Peace Corps volunteer The Rotary - Peace Corps Partnership eRev 05-10-2021
2021-04-28 Rika Niikura, Rotary Global Schoar from Japan A Rotary Scholar from Japan Looks at Mid-Century Architecture in California eRev 05-03-2021
2021-04-21 Elizabeth Pearce, CEO, SymSoil Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration eRev 04-26-2021
2021-04-14 BRC Scholarship Committee Berkeley Rotary Scholarship 20th Anniversary Program eRev 04-19-2021
BUSD Recognition Proclamation
2021-04-07 Daniel Newman, President of Maplight Unrig: How to Fix our Broken Democracy eRev 04-19-2021
2021-03-24 Kate Collignon, Partner, HR&A Advisors Exploring the Pandemic’s Long-Term Impact on Cities eRev 04-05-2021
2021-03-24 Nancy Skinner, California State Senator State of the State eRev 03-29-2021
2021-03-17 David Rokeach, Drummer About Drumming eRev 03-22-2021
2021-03-10 Carol Christ, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley Insights into Current Challenges and Developments at the University eRev 03-15-2021
2021-03-03 Amelia Rudolph, Founder of Bandaloop Dance Company Performance in the Public Sphere eRev 03-22-2021
2021-02-24 Tom Stienstra, Outdoors Writer for San Francisco Chronicle The Biggest Threat Climate Change Poses to Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife eRev 03-08-2021
2021-02-17 Tina Etcheverry, Biotech Consultant Vaccines and the Immune Response eRev 03-01-2021
2021-02-10 Fred Collignon, UCB Prof Emeritus, Harvard PhD Economics, and long-time teacher Is Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) the secret to financing the Green New Deal and Economic Recovery eRev 02-22-2021
2021-02-03 Judith Glass, Ed Church, John Ferguson, BRC Past Presidents Past Presidents History Presentation

eRev 02-08-2021

2021-01-27 Josh Costello, Artistic Director of the Aurora Theatre Company Running a Theater Company During the Pandemic eRev 02-08-2021
2021-01-20 Denaya Shorter, Community Engagement Program Officer, Ecology Center The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and the Zero Waste Education Project eRev 02-01-2021
2021-01-13 Daniel Nevers, Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center  Reimagining the Community Art Center eRev 01-19-2021
2021-01-06 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor of Berkeley A Look at What's Happening in Berkeley eRev 01-12-2021
2020-12-16 Ira Glasser, Former CEO, American Civil Libertyies Union Why the ACLU Continues to Defend the Free Speech Rights of Racists eRev 12-21-2020
2020-12-09 Beverly Crawford, UC Berkeley Professor Emerita Perfect Storm in the Artic: Climate Change, Resource Depletion, Politics and International Relations eRev 12-14-2020
2020-12-02 Tina Etcheverry, Grier Graff Where does our money go? Year-end report of the Berkeley Rotary Endowment eRev 12-07-2020
2020-11-18 Becky Jaffe, Photographer & Lecturer Art Making for the greater good - How the arts catalyze social change. eRev 11-23-2020
2020-11-11 Lindy Lowe, Resilience Program Director, Port of San Francisco Adapting to Rising Tides eRev 11-16-2020
2020-11-4 Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Learning, DrawDown Teaching Children About Climate Change eRev 11-09-2020
2020-10-28 Patricia Guera, Producer at '60 Minutes' News in a Time of Disinformation eRev 11-02-2020
2020-10-21 Darren C. Zook, Global Studies and Political Science, UC Berkeley Election 2020: Reclaiming Optimism in an Age of Pessimism eRev 10-26-2020
2020-10-14 Victor Mavedzenga, Downtown Streets Project Director Efforts to Help the Unhoused around Berkeley eRev 10-19-2020
2020-10-07 Mark Roberts, 5160 District Governor Latest News on Rotary Policy and Worldwide Efforts eRev 10-12-2020
2020-09-30 Ty Alper, Member of Berkeley School Board Early Feedback on Berkeley's Online Education Effort eRev missing
2020-09-23 Dr. Anthony Fauci, Lauren Morany 2020 Peace Grove Ceremony eRev 09-28-2020
2020-09-16 Heath Massey, Citizens Climate Lobby The ENROADS Model: An online system for evaluating the effectiveness of various strategies to reduce human contributions to climate change. eRev 09-21-2020
2020-09-09 Jonathan DeYoe, President, DeYoe Wealth Management "Financial Planning in Light of Recent Events" eRev 09-21-2020
2020-09-02 President's Program:  Rotary Foundation Presentation Larry Goldenberg and David Donald Campbell eRev 09-07-2020
2020-08-26 Dr. Mark Sapir, MD, MPH "A Single Payer System for Healthcare" eRev 09-07-2020
2020-08-19 Dr. Ambrose Carroll and Rev. Earl Koteen "Green the Church, an Environmental Justice Coalition" <video>
2020-08-12 Marty Nemko, PhD Career Coach "Work After Covid-19" eRev 08-17-2020
2020-08-05 Yavuz Atila, Western North America Regional Chapter Leader, Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group "Rotary's New Area of Focus: Supporting the Environment" eRev 08-10-2020
2020-07-29 Dr. Alvin C. Bernstine, Pastor, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church "Breaking the Silence on Racism" eRev 08-03-2020
2020-07-22 Dan Kammen, PhD, Professor of Energy, UC Berkeley "Climate Change: Current Trends/Actions, Policy Recommendations" eRev 08-03-2020
2020-07-15 Rob Olshansky, Environmental Planner, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois "Adaptation to Sea Level Rise" eRev 07-27-2020
2020-07-08 Lark Doolan, Superintendent/Principal, Peninsula Union School District "LGBTQ* Inclusion and Belonging" eRev 07-13-2020
2020-07-01 Club President Chris Ahoy "Tikkun Olam - Repair the World" eRev 07-06-2020
2020-06-24 President Fred's Demotion   eRev 06-29-2020
2020-06-17 Baxter Bell, M.D. "Yoga for Healthy Aging" eRev 06-23-2020
2020-06-10 John Swartzberg, M.D., Professor Emeritus, UC School of Public Health “The Covid-19 Crisis: Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go from here?”

eRev 06-15-2020

2020-06-03 Speaker: Lance Knobel, Co-Founder, Berkeleyside "All the News that's Fit to Post"  
2020-05-27 Joan Blades and Brooke Deterline Living Room Conversations and Berkeley Rotary Club eRev 05-26-2020
2020-05-20 Panel Discussion: California's Housing Shortage Panel Discussion: "How the California Housing Shortage Developed and What Can be Done About It"

eRev 05-26-2020


2020-05-13 Russell Kassoff Stories and Music from a Master Musician and Composer eRev 05-18-2020
2020-05-06 Mike & Marsha Crosby An Update on Rotary's Polio Plus Program eRev 05-11-2020
2020-04-29 Joanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director, Berkeley Repertory Theater The Berkeley Arts Scene in a time of COVID-19  
2020-04-22 Erin Rhoades, Executive Director, Berkeley Schools Fund "Educating and Supporting Berkeley Students During the Pandemic" eRev 04-28-2020
2020-04-15 Peter Gorman, UC Student Housing Project Manager "Proposal for Student and Supportive Housing for the Formerly Homeless at People's Park" eRev 04-20-2020
2020-04-08 Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle columnist "Stories from the Bay Area’s colorful past" eRev 04-13-2020
2020-04-01 John Caner, Executive Director of the Downtown Berkeley Association Berkeley Relief Fund eRev 04-06-2020
2020-03-25 Julie Ann Winkelstein Homeless Youth eRev 03-30-2020
2020-03-18  Cliff Dochterman (video) "If I was President Again"  
2020-03-11 Dr. Lewis Feldman, Executive Director, UC Botanical Garden "The UC Botanical Garden: Its History and Impact - A Unique Resource During a Time of Climate Change" eRev 03-23-2020
2020-03-04 Scott Gelfand, Executive Director, Friends of Berkeley Tuolomne Camp "An update on Berkeley camps, planting trees and the rebuilding of Tuolomne" eRev 03-09-2020
2020-02-26 Hannah Hitchcock & Conrad Brenneman Cal History, Spirit and Traditions Two current Cal students/campus historians discuss the illustrious history of the #1 public university in the world, from its humble beginnings in the 1860's to the present day.
2020-02-19 Dr. Robert Uhrhammer, Emeritus Professor of Seismology, UC Berkeley An Earthquake Early Warning System  
2020-02-12 Charlene Stern, Berkeley RC Member and Documentary Film Maker "Not Here, Not Now, there is no time or place for hate." eRev 02-23-2020
2020-02-05 Past Presidents' Presentation Entertaining hindsight and foresight from our troupe of past presidents. eRev 02-10-2020
2020-01-29 Dr. Gregory Marcus, Associate Chief of Cardiology for Research, UCSF Health "A Proposed Collaboration between UCSF Cardiology and Rotary" eRev 02-03-2020
2020-01-22 Dr. Bob Sorenson Hospital de la Familia: Rotary Project 2019 eRev 02-10-2020
2020-01-15 Club Mental Health Professionals Panel Discussion on Mental Health eRev 01-21-2020
2020-01-08 Speaker: Members of Supportive Housing Committee Housing Committee Reviews Our Work and Challenges the Club eRev 01-13-2020
2019-12-18 Tina Cole Kreitz, Author "The Last Gift Box, a Present to Those Who Follow Me." eRev 12-30-2019
2019-12-11 Annie Kim, Director of Oakland's Family Education and Resource Center "The ‘S’ Word – Stigma. Why We Don’t Talk About Mental Health and Why We Should."  
2019-12-04 Susun Kim, ED of the Family Justice Ctr of CCC & Dana Filkowski Deputy DA of CCC Human Trafficking, the problem next door: approaches being taken in Contra Costa County eRev 12-15-2019
2019-11-20 Nadesan Permaul "Divided America: The Politics of Culture" eRev 12-02-2019
2019-11-13 Dr. Arvin Gouw: Cancer Researcher/VP for R & D at Rare Genomics Institute "The CRISPR Gene Editing Revolution: An Overview from Science to Ethics"  
2019-11-06 Grier Graf, Co-Chair of Grants Committee    
2019-10-30 Tina Akins, DG, Rotary District 5160 "It All Adds Up"  
2019-10-23 Wangmo Dixey, Executive Director of Dharma College "From the Sea of Enlightenment to Urban Berkeley Wisdom Center"  
2019-10-16 Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carlson "The Upcoming 2020 Census"  
2019-10-09 Neal Grace Author of "Fresh Eyes Upon the World" eRev 10-13-2019
2019-10-02 Steve Beckendorf, Orchid Conservation Alliance "Creating Orchid Reserves in the Andes" eRev 10-21-2019
2019-09-25 2019 Berkeley Rotary Club Peace Award presentation to Dr. Paul Farmer   Honoring Dr. Paul Farmer, "the man who would cure the world," Dr. Farmer has pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the U.S. and other countries most especially Haiti and Rwanda. WE MEET AT THE ROTARY PEACE GROVE, TILDEN PARK Reserve your box lunch ahead $15.00
2019-09-18 Fran Gallati, CEO of the Berkeley Y "Trends and New Programs initiated by the Berkeley Y" eRev 09-24-2019
2019-09-11 Ed Church, PhD., ED of the Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship "The problem with plastics, and what we can do about it." eRev 09-16-2019
2019-09-04 Larry Goldenberg & David Campbell - BRC The Rotary Foundation  
2019-08-28 Jane Anne Staw "How to think small, to move beyond anxiety, depression and overwhelm in a world overrun with action, screens and media." eRev 09-03-2019
2019-08-21 Beverly Crawford, Prof. Emeritus, UC Berkeley "Why don't Refugees Fly? National Borders and the Migration Crisis" eRev 09-03-2019
2019-08-14 Lance Knobel, Founder, Berkeleyside   eRev 08-18-2019
2019-08-07 JOHN KING John King Urban Design Critic San Francisco Chronicle John King Urban Design Critic San Francisco Chronicle
2019-07-31 Regina Evans, Poet Raising Awareness About Sex Trafficking eRev 08-14-2019
2019-07-24 Alejandro Flores, president of the Tocoa, HONDURAS Rotary Club, WASH in Schools The pilot program focuses on providing clean water and sanitation systems, and equipping teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices.  
2019-07-17 Annalise Hoopes, Founder & Director of The Changemaker Project "The Power of Young People to Change the World"  
2019-07-10 Barbara Williams, Program Mngr, Gateway Div, Berkeley Age-Friendly Continuum Planning for Healthy Aging  
2019-07-03 Fred Fassett "The Year Ahead"  
2019-06-26 President Beth's Demotion    
2019-06-12 Warner Chabot, Exec Dir., San Francisco Estuary Institute "Bay Area Strategies for Adapting to Sea Level Rise" eRev 06-18-2019
2019-06-05 Sara Webber, Exec. Director, Berkeley Food Network "What Would it Take to Create a Hunger-Free Berkeley?" eRev 06-10-2019
2019-05-29 Elias Mater Video: "Flight of the Refugees, Walk with Us" eRev 06-03-2019
2019-05-22 Martin Bourque, Exec Director, Ecology Center The Ecology Center's Current Efforts eRev 06-03-2019
2019-05-15 Erin Rhodes "On a Mission for Teachers and Students" eRev 05-20-2019
2019-05-08 Aaron Blumenfeld The Analysis of Blues Piano Mr. Blumenfeld is a composer, author, teacher & concert pianist who has worked intensively in three disparate fields of music: classical, jazz and Jewish music. Mr. Blumenfeld studied at Juilliard School of Music under John Mehegan, and received his M.A. in music composition from Rutgers University, New Brunswick for his research into early jazz piano music, which eventually resulted in two published books on the art of blues and barrelhouse piano improvisation. He received a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Arts to compose his Barrelhouse Piano Concerto, which was performed in the S.F. Bay Area in 1980. Many of his extensive list of compositions include movements of jazz music. He has been a frequent recipient of ASCAPLUS (ASCAP) AWARDS. He taught a popular course, Free Improvisation at the Piano at the University of California, Berkeley Extension School for twenty years and at the Berkeley Jazz School for five years. Prior to his work in the field of Jazz, Mr. Blumenfeld worked extensively in the field of Jewish music as a composer, teacher, cantor and conductor of synagogue choirs. He has composed several large symphonic works on Jewish themes.  Mr. Blumenfeld is primarily a classical composer. He has composed eleven piano concertos (three have been performed,) many works for various chamber ensembles, much music for solo piano and many art songs. Ten songs from his two operas were recently performed in Berkeley as part of the (Berkeley, CA) Trinity Chamber Concerts series, a venue which has presented much of his chamber music for several years. All of Mr. Blumenfeld’s original manuscripts are in the music archives of the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Blumenfeld has performed multiple times at Yoshi’s, Oakland.  <pastedGraphic.png> shYx1Kg Mr. Blumenfeld lives in Richmond California where he composes, writes & teaches.
2019-05-01 Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Undocumented Graduate Students: A Forgotten National Resource eRev 05-06-2019
2019-04-24 Professor Alonzo Addison Crowds, Clouds and Culture: The Future of the Past. A look at heritage in the digital age. eRev 05-06-2019
2019-04-17 Stuart Baker, Executive Director of Telegraph Business Improvement District What the heck is happening to Telegraph Avenue? eRev 04-29-2019
2019-04-10 UCB Professor Emeritus Fred Collignon The Pros, Cons and Challenges of Introducing a Wealth Tax eRev 04-16-2019
2019-04-03 Bob Sorenson, George Luna, Jacob Sese and Jocelyn Cheng Sustainable Vision Care in Guatemala - An update on the Eye Clinic at Hospital de la Familia Sustainable Vision Care in Guatemala - An update on the Eye Clinic at Hospital de la Familia Berkeley Rotarians:  Bob Sorenson and George Luna Cal Rotaractors: Jacob Sese and Jocelyn Cheng
2019-03-27 Adam Berman, Founder and ED, Urban Adamah "A Farm in Berkeley?"  
2019-03-21 Jeffrey Verwekh, Executive Director, Berkeley Humane "Animals we love" Satellite Club: Series of Talks and Discussion about Science and Technology in Berkeley Jeffrey Verwekh, Executive Director, Berkeley Humane Come hear why BRC supports Berkeley Humane
2019-03-20   Casting About - Everything you've ever Wanted to know about Rotary but were afraid to ask Casting About - Everything you've ever wanted to know about Rotary but were afraid to ask See, Arlene Marcus
2019-03-20 Gavin Raders, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Planting Justice Building the Alternatives: Tangible and Replicable Models for Food Justice, Economic Justice, Ecological Health, Community Health and Successful Re-Entry for Returning Citizens SPEAKER: GAVIN RADERS , Co-Founder and Co-Director, Planting Justice   “BUILDING THE ALTERNATIVES: TANGIBLE AND REPLICABLE MODELS FOR FOOD JUSTICE, ECONOMIC JUSTICE, ECOLOGICAL HEALTH, COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SUCCESSFUL RE-ENTRY FOR RETURNING CITIZENS” Speaker Provided by Team #1, "Amy Tan" See, Jackie Hammond & Rowena Tomaneng  
2019-03-13 Lisa Bullwinkel, CEO, Another Bullwinkel Show “How to Create Community in the Age of Isolating Screen Time” eRev 03-17-2019
2019-03-06 Mara Melandry "Family Camps of Berkeley" Speaker provided by President Beth
2019-02-27 John Knox, Exec Director Emeritus, Earth Island Institute Can We All Get Serious about “Making a Difference”? eRev 03-04-2019
2019-02-21 Bruce Riordan, Director of the Climate Readiness Institute "What Climate Readiness Means for the Bay Area"
2019-02-20 Darren Zook, Professor, Political Science and International & Area Studies, UC B What’s Wrong with Diversity? eRev 02-25-2019
2019-02-13 Ian McIntyre, HUMM/Skydeck Startup Presentation of a wearable neurotech device that improves cognitive performance eRev 02-17-2019
2019-02-06 John Ferguson: BRC Past President 2002-2003 Berkeley Rotary: Past, Present and Future Yogi Berra said “When you’ve arrive at a fork in the road, take it”. We all love Yogi’s misspeaks, but in my case, this is not a murdered phrase- I’ve come to that fork 3 times in my career-and the distance from where I started and where I’ve ended (at least for now) has not been the straightest distance by between 2 points, but I was never good at geometry, but what a journey, the characters I’ve met, the lessons learned, and ultimately the discovery of myself has been well worth it. If you’re up to a 30 minute ride at breakneck speed, jump aboard!
2019-01-30 Barry Roeder, SF Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development An open source platform for people seeking supportive housing: development and impact. eRev 02-12-2019
2019-01-24 Chris Ahoy Creating a World Class Organization eRev 01-29-2019
2019-01-23 H.E. REV. PATRICK McCOLLUM Interfaith chaplain, spiritual mentor, and peace counselor "THE WORLD PEACE VIOLIN: A METAPHOR FOR PEACE AND HEALING IN THE WORLD”  
2019-01-16 Rita Lucarelli, Professor of Egyptology, UC Berkeley "Ancient Egypt: Magic and Demons" eRev 01-21-2019
2019-01-09 Jacquilin McCormick, City of Berkeley, Anne Pardee and Joanne Dickerson-Harper BRC Supportive Housing Committee: Where we've been and where we're going eRev 01-14-2019
2018-12-19 Skyler Barton , Pace Pathways Counselor at BCC "Preparing Under-Represented Students for Success: Lessons Learned" eRev 12-27-2018
2018-12-12 Dennis and Jenny Hacker Our Year in Africa eRev 12-17-2018
2018-12-05 Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer for the California Earthquake Authority Earthquake history and readiness Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer for the California Earthquake Authority Her talk will be on earthquake history and readiness , offering insight on what communities, homeowners, and businesses can do to prepare for an earthquake, and what recovery steps to take following a natural disaster
2018-11-28 Severin Borenstein, Haas School of Business; Faculty Director, Haas Energy Inst "California Climate Policy: What's Working and What's Not" eRev 12-03-2018
2018-11-14 Martin de Muchas Flores and Joleen Ruffin, Exec. Director, BCF The Berkeley Promise: Support for Community College Students eRev 11-26-2018
2018-11-07 Grier Graff, Kurt Hauch, Tina Etcheverry    
2018-10-31 Peter Ralston, M.D., UCSF, Neuroscientist Pain: Treatment and Addiction eRev 11-05-2018
2018-10-24 DG Jon DwyerLeadership meeting with DG Visit - Jon Dwyer Leadership meeting with DG Visit - Jon Dwyer Leadership meeting with DG Visit - Jon Dwyer
2018-10-24 DG Jon Dwyer DG visit  
2018-10-18 Dr. Jill Fuss, Founder and CTO,Cinder Biological, Inc. Amazing Microbes and Extreme Enzymes Satellite Club: Series of Talks and Discussion about Science and Technology in Berkeley Dr. Jill Fuss, Founder and CTO,Cinder Biological, Inc.
2018-10-17 Mayor Jesse Arreguin, City of Berkeley State of the City eRev 10-22-2018
2018-10-10 Mike Mitchell, Reinventing the Devil Fish in Southern Mexico eRev 10-15-2018
2018-10-03 Ruben Canedo, Director, UC Centers for Education Equity and Excellence UC Berkeley Basic Needs: Economic, Food, and Housing Justice eRev 10-08-2018
2018-09-26 Melanie Miksis, Community Outreach & Comm Coordinator, 1951 Coffee Company Job Training in the Specialty Coffee Industry for Refugees & Asylees 1951 Coffee Company's Mission to support refugees and asylees in the Bay Area by providing job training and employment opportunities in the specialty coffee inductry.
2018-09-20 Dr. Peggy Lemaux and Dr. Rebecca Mackelprang, UC Dept of Plant and Microbiology   eRev 09-25-2018
2018-09-19 Peace Grove Ceremony - Honoree: German Chancellor Angela Merkel   eRev 09-25-2018
2018-09-12 Hal Aronson, Co-Founder, We Care Solar Suitcase Solar Systems eRev 09-17-2018
2018-09-05 Larry Goldenberg & David Campbell Rotary Foundation Presentation  
2018-08-29 Cindy Dickerson, Exec. Dir.,Ctr. for Early Intervention for Deafness (CEID) The Sky is the Limit: Maximizing Communication Potential for Children and Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing eRev 09-04-2018
2018-08-22 Dan Lindheim, Director, UC Berkeley Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement   eRev 08-27-2018
2018-08-15 Dr. Ron Lee, UCB Prof Econ & Demography Changing Trends in Demography eRev 08-19-2018
2018-08-08 judy Bebelaar, co-Author, “And Then They Were Gone” Judy will discuss her book concerning her students experiences with the People’s Temple and Jonestown Judy taught in SF public high schools for 37 years. Her students have won many prizes, some on the national level, for their writings. She was one of the founders of Opportunity 1 and 2 alternative public high schools, and is a teacher consultant with UCB’s Bay Area Writing Project. Her poetry has been published widely in magazines and 3 anthologies. The most recent “River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st Century. Her first book of poetry “Walking Across the Pacific, was published in 2014 by Finishing Line Press.
2018-08-01 The Team: Robot + B. Federov, N. Manyasli, E. Feldher, M. Willig, K. Tomashevsky FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5499 -- with robot.
2018-07-25 Pamela Garcia, The WASH in Schools Project, Honduras BRC Assist in Funding Projects in the Colon Region of Honduras Pamela Garcia, owner and founder of the Columbus School, a private English-speaking school located in Saba, Colon., Honduras, and President of the Rotary Club of Tocoa, Honduras will discuss the following projects that our Club helps fund: Teacher Education;  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene System Upgrades; Parent Empowerment; Menstrual Hygiene Management; Data Gathering for Evaluation of Project Results. ; 
2018-07-18 Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P. , Institute Professor Emeritus, Wright Institute The Social Costs of Mass Incarceration and Supermax Isolation While “lock-‘em-up-and-throw-away-the-key implies prisons exist somewhere apart and prisoners are all heinous criminals, the truth is that prisons are very much part of our social fabric and the huge majority of prisoners are fairly ordinary people who saw their lives go awry earlier on. When nearly 2 1/2 million people are disappeared behind bars (plus another million immigrants in detention), society is impacted in many subtle and not-so-subtle ways.  The turn toward solitary confinement is merely one example of the harm that results.  Some re-thinking about criminal justice is urgently needed. Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P. is Institute Professor Emeritus at The Wright Institute and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He provides expert testimony in class action litigation regarding the psychological effects of prison conditions including isolated confinement, the quality of correctional mental health care, and the effects of sexual abuse in correctional settings.  He is author of Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It (Univ of California Press, 2017); Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It (1999) and co-editor of Prison Masculinities (2002).  He is a Contributing Editor of Correctional Mental Health Report. He received the 2005 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
2018-07-11 Demotion of 2017-2018 President Tina Etcheverry Demotion of 2017-2018 President Tina Etcheverry Demotion of  2017-2018 President Tina Etcheverry
2018-07-10 Michael Trumpis, Current Topics In Neural Interfacing Satellite Club: Current Topics In Neural Interfacing: Brain-machine interfaces Satellite Club: Series of Talks and Discussion about Science and Technology in Berkeley Current Topics In Neural Interfacing: The physiology and technology behind brain-machine interfaces
2018-06-27 Matthew O'Brien, Photographer and Author An alternative view of Colombia: Colombia in Photographs  
2018-06-20 Peter Kasin The Music and Lore of Sea Chanties The Music and the Lore of Sea Chanties. Toy boats will be allowed.
2018-06-13 Steven Campbell, MSIS The Amazing Learning Process The Amazing Learning Process
2018-06-12 Satellite Club: Vivienne Ming, Executive Chair and co-Founder, Socos Labs AI for Good: Augmented Intelligence Series of Talks and Discussion about Science and Technology in Berkeley
2018-06-06 Karen Monroe, Alameda County Sup’t.. Of Schools Education and Access for ALL our Public School Students Since taking office in 2015, Karen Monroe has worked to position the Alameda County Office of Education as a model of social justice in action. At a time of tremendous change in public education, including broad shifts in funding, standards, testing, and accountability, Karen’s vision for the office includes a commitment to equip the most vulnerable students and those who serve them with the tools to successfully make their way to, in, and through our public schools.  
2018-05-30 Jon Jarvis, Exec. Director, Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, UCB The Future of Conservation in America: A chart for rough water  
2018-05-23   An In-House Silent Auction at the regular May 23 club meeting A fun-raising event to help make up for the club's loss of the income from  Golden Gate Field's Dollar Days.  *** HELP US RAISE $6000 TO FUND OUR SERVICE PROJECTS***
2018-05-16 DR. DARREN ZOOK, UC Berkeley Professor of Political Science Cyber Security, the Broad and Narrow Pictures Cyber Security, the Broad and Narrow Pictures: International political hacking, voting and election issues, social media concerns, and your personal data.  Darren C. Zook has taught for 16 years at UC Berkeley, and has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to education on campus. He teaches courses on comparative politics, security studies, human rights, and conflict resolution, and has extensive field experience in nearly every part of the world, including two trips to North Korea. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar based in Singapore, conducting research on cybersecurity threats in the Asia-Pacific region.
2018-05-09 Elliot Warren Acting Director of Library Services   The Role of the Library in Community Building
2018-05-08 Satellite Club: Shawdee Eshgli, Senior Scientist The power, promise and limitations of gene editing. " The power, promise and limitations of gene editing.”   Shawdee Eshgli, Senior Scientist, Caribou Biosciences is from one of the leading firms (Jennifer Duodna’s work) on CRISPR.
2018-05-02 Kathy Kramer, Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour California Native Plants for your Garden For the past 14 years, Kathy Kramer has organized the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour. This year’s Tour is on Sunday, May 6 from 10:00 to 5:00. The Tour will feature over 40 gardens in the East Bay that have utilized native plants in the landscape. Kathy will speak about her love of native plants, and what the benefits are to using them in your yard. Kathy was the Jefferson Award winner in 2013 for her volunteer work in restoration and native plantings. To learn more about the garden tour, visit , and come hear Kathy’s talk.  
2018-04-25 Noel Russell, Development Office, Covenant House    
2018-04-18 Showing we care; RI Foundation and Paul Harris Awards Showing we care; RI Foundation and Paul Harris Awards Shawn Rowles presiding.
2018-04-11 Dr. John S. Edelen, Chief of Cardiology Alta Bates, Director of Cardiac Rehab How to keep from getting Heart Disease, and cool things to do if you get it How to keep from getting Heart Disease, and cool things to do if you get it
2018-04-04 Nipam Patel Prof. Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley The Physics of Beauty: Structural Colors in Butterflies
2018-03-21 Arlie Russell Hochschild Writer and Sociologist Her book: "Strangers in Their Own Land"
2018-03-07 Peter Kasin   Maritime Vocal Harmonies
2018-02-28 Carol Christ Chancellor, UC Berkeley  
2018-02-21 Dean Rutherford Water Purification Projects in Puerto Rico and Mexico


2018-02-14 Professor David Zilberman and Mio Katayama UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program
2018-02-07 Dr. Frank Zimring Prof. of Law, UC Berkeley, Author, "When Police Kill" When Police Kill, How to Change the Rules of Engagement
2018-01-31 BRC Members Ed Church, Pate Thompson, Alan Fraser   Berkeley Rotary: 101 Years and Counting
2018-01-24 Evelyn Larson Senior Program Coordinator, YMCA Thriving with Execise as we Age
2018-01-17 Cloey Hewlett Executive Director Cal Alumni Association
2018-01-10 Sosun Kim Exec Director of Family Justice System, Contra Costa County Family Justice Center (What it is, what we do)
2018-01-03 Special Presentation from Berkeley Rotary Endowment Grant Recipients, and Shawn Rowles on Accessory Dwelling Units    
2017-12-20 Fiddling Around: Music and Friends    
2017-12-13 Dr. William Jagust Prof. of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley The Future of Alzheimer's Disease
2017-12-06 Lisa D. White Director of Education and Outreach, UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology What You Can Learn about Climate Change from Paleontology
2017-11-29 Michael Shea; David Kissinger; Alexey Bulankov Wealth Strategist, Mechanics Bank; Sr. VP, Sr. Invest. Mngr. Mechanic's Bank; CFP, VP & Portfolio Mngr. Mechanic's Bank Current State of the Economy
2017-11-25 Terrie Light, Jamie Hiteshew Exec Dir, Berkeley Food and Housing, Bridge Housing The Berkeley Way Project
2017-11-15 Kimi Kodani Hill Grandaughter of Japanese Artist and Teacher, Chiura Odata The Life and Art of Chiura Obata
2017-11-11 Clair Greensfelder   From the Paris Climate Agreement to the New Nuclear Weapons Ban
2017-11-08 Kristina Hill Assoc. Professor, UC Berkeley Sea Level Rise
2017-11-04 Grier Graff and Beth Roesnner BRC Members Grants Make Us Great - Berkeley Endowment Annual Report
2017-11-01 Rotaractors and Middletown Rotarians   End Polio Now
2017-10-18 Dr. Jennifer Stokes Draut California’s Water Systems of the Future <slides>
2017-09-27 Matt Botill Climate Change Program:  The Cap-and-Trade Branch



2017-09-20 Jesse Arreguin; Sophie Hahn Mayor, City of Berkeley and BRC member  Councilmember, City of Berkeley The Pathways Project, Addressing Homelessness in Berkeley
2017-09-13 Jon Tracy Artistic Director, Theater First, Berkeley  
2017-09-06 Dick Beahrs Cal Student Body President 1967-1968 Reflections on the Summer of Love
2017-08-30 Kwawaja Ashraf BRC Member The Politicization of Islam
2017-08-23 Atlanta RI Conference Attendees: G. Graff M.A. Rathbun, A. Pardee, J. Collignon, A. Henderson BRC Members The 2017 Atlanta RI Conference
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