Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
John Varela Jul 21, 2017
Santa Clara Velly Water District
Santa Clara Velly Water District
USHA SRINIVASAN Jul 28, 2017
Mosaic America – Strengthening Communities through Arts
Mosaic America – Strengthening Communities through Arts

Silicon Valley is among the most culturally diverse areas in the US with no single race or ethnic group making up more than a third of the population.  Even as this trend towards diversity intensifies, there is a decline in social integration.  The melting pot model, which worked for first wave of European immigrants fleeing persecution in search of freedom relied on subjugating and modifying one’s identity to immerse oneself in the culture of the adopted homeland. Recent waves of Silicon Valley immigrants however, came for the economic opportunity, and continue to maintain strong ties with their homeland. Buoyed by numbers, they are able to silo their cultural identities.

The community now consists of adjacent immiscible enclaves that intermingle tolerantly as necessary. The downsides of this sort of existence are a tendency to prioritize hyphenated identities above a national identity, and to forge expedient alliances.

In this talk, Usha Srinivasan, Founder and President of Sangam Arts, discusses a grassroots arts-based approach to strengthening rapidly diversifying communities.

LOREN FOGELMAN Aug 04, 2017
TIME MANAGEMENT SECRETS
TIME MANAGEMENT SECRETS

More similarities, than differences, exist between business and sports. When speaking, Loren Fogelman, founder of Business Success Solution, reveals the secrets to success by highlighting what happens behind the scenes. As a therapist turned business coach, she’s dedicated her professional life to helping entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals transform challenges and obstacles into opportunities. 

PRESIDENT BRADLEY DAVIS Aug 11, 2017
WEST VALLEY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENTS
WEST VALLEY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENTS

Bradley J. Davis is the 11th President of West Valley College. He has served the community in this role since June 2012. 

During his tenure at WVC, Mr. Davis has generated record-levels of philanthropic interest in the college. In his first three years as president, he has raised over $5 million in private gifts,

In 2015, Mr. Davis successfully led the college to a full reaccreditation with the Association of California Community and Junior Colleges.

MAYOR EMILY LO Aug 18, 2017
STATE OF THE CITY OF SARATOGA
STATE OF THE CITY OF SARATOGA

Mayor Emily Lo was elected to the Saratoga City Council in 2010 and reelected in 2014 while she was serving as Mayor. Mayor Lo has served on various boards and commissions, including the Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority, Santa Clara Valley Water District Commission, Cities Association of Santa Clara County, Saratoga High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, the Saratoga-Monte Sereno Foundation and the Hakone Foundation. Mayor Lo, who has run her own promotional products business for more than 10 years, also served as President of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2010.   

Mayor Lo was born and raised in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Hong Kong, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. She and her family moved to the United States in 1989. The family then lived in Japan for 3 ½ years before permanently relocating to Saratoga in 1995. She has two children who graduated from Saratoga High School.

TBD Aug 25, 2017
DARK Sep 01, 2017
LABOR DAY
Eric Drew Sep 08, 2017
WeHeal.org
NIKKI LOWRY Sep 15, 2017
Landed Inc-Helping teachers buy bay area homes
TBD Sep 22, 2017
CONNIE PALLADINO Sep 29, 2017
BLESSING OF THE DOGS
Sesh Oct 06, 2017
Operation Care & Comfort
DISTRICT GOVERNOR ORRIN MAHONEY Oct 13, 2017
DISTRICT 5170

District Orrin Mahoney will make his annual visit to the Club to share his vision and goals for District 5170 and Rotary International.

SENATOR JIM BEALL Oct 20, 2017
TBD

Learn how Senator Beall's accomplishments are Making a Difference in Silicon Valley.

Katie Reid Oct 27, 2017
TBD
TBD Nov 03, 2017
TBD Nov 10, 2017
TBD Nov 17, 2017
BRAILLE
DARK Nov 24, 2017
THANKSGIVING
TBD Dec 01, 2017
SARATOA HIGH SCHOOL-TENTATIVE Dec 08, 2017
HOLIDAY CHOIR
JENNIFER ANDERSON Dec 15, 2017
TBD
DARK Dec 22, 2017
DARK Dec 29, 2017