Speaker Date Topic
Laurabeth Messimer Apr 27, 2018

Laurabeth Messimer Lopez of Castroville to found G.I. Josie, a startup nonprofit for female veterans. She founded the organization in November 2014, years after her own daughter, Cassandra Lopez, was sexually harassed while serving in the Navy. When Cassandra reported the harassment to a male superior, her complaint was disregarded, she says. “We just want to be listened to,” Cassandra says. “Just to know that someone is on your side – I think that in itself is huge.”

DARK May 04, 2018


Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Carl Guardino May 11, 2018
THE issues facing our region - Traffic, Housing, Education

New Data and (hopefully) new solutions.

Jennifer Smith-Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative May 18, 2018
Helping young girls combat the toxic stress of poverty.

BAWSI provides powerful interventions for the most vulnerable children in our communities in the form of ACCESS©. Our programs focus on proven factors that help increase resiliency in children living with adversity.


BAWSI Girls is a free after-school fitness and confidence building program where female athletes inspire young girls to get active, believe in themselves and improve their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about physical activity.

This program focuses on 2nd through 5th grade girls at Title 1 eligible schools where approximately 70% of students receive free reduced lunch.

Dark May 25, 2018
Memorial Day
JOHN VLAHOS-Dean & Athletic Director West Valley Jun 01, 2018

Dean & Athletic Director

Health, Human Development, and Athletics West Valley College

There are many exciting projects that he is working on that our club members would love to hear all about them.

Daniel Orum , President & CEO Jun 08, 2018
The San Jose Giants 2018

Baseball, Business & Community

Brian Day Jun 15, 2018
Returning to the Moon
Brian Day is the Lead for Planetary Mapping and Modeling, Citizen Science, and Community Development at NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). He coordinates programs with numerous internal and external partnering organizations, focusing on providing opportunities for students and the public to directly participate in NASA science and exploration.
In his mapping and modeling role, he serves as project manager for NASA’s Solar System Treks project, a set of online tools designed for mission planning, planetary science, and public outreach. From 2010-2014, Brian served as the Education/Public Outreach Lead for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission to the Moon, which flew through and studied the Moon’s tenuous atmosphere. From 2007-2010 he served as the E/PO Lead for NASA’s LCROSS lunar impactor mission which discovered deposits of water ice at the Moon’s South Pole. Brian has played key roles in various NASA Mars Analog Field Studies, providing technical support in the field for webcasts and robotic rover tests in extreme environments here on Earth. In 2007, he flew on the Aurigid-MAC mission to record fragments of comet Kiess entering Earth’s upper atmosphere.
DARK Jun 22, 2018
Tylor Taylor Executive Director - SASCC Jun 29, 2018
What is up at the Saratoga Senior Center

Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council’s Mission is to provide access to physical and social activities along with resource services that improve the overall quality of life for aging adults in our community. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1981 to serve the needs of local seniors. SASCC’s core values are friendship, community, learning, & service. 

Dr. Elliott J Krane Aug 03, 2018
The "Opioid Crisis" in America. Perspectives of a Pain Physician.
Elliot Krane, MD, pediatric anesthesiologist and professor at the Stanford Medical School, is the Chief of Pain Management. He was formerly Anesthesiology Chief for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Krane graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College and attended medical school at the University of Arizona. He completed residency and fellowship programs in pediatrics, anesthesiology, and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General and Boston Children’s hospitals.
After medical training, he began his academic career at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children's Hospital. There he and a colleague started the first (some say the second) pain clinic for children in the U.S. 
Dr. Krane holds board certification in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research has led to his assisting pharmaceutical companies in developing drugs to treat pediatric pain.
Dr. Krane resides in Menlo Park with his wife Maria Amundson, a Stanford Distinguished Careers Fellow, their daughter, and two Australian terriers.