Monday Lunch Forum

A venerable tradition of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club is our weekly Forum Luncheon. Except when preempted by a holiday or "Big Race" or such activity, a group of members and their invited guests meet at the Yacht Club for Monday Lunch.

Reservations are not required. Cost is $12.00, which includes a buffet, coffee and dessert. Each program includes a Special Speaker. Topics cover a wide variety, often involving the following: Santa Barbara happenings, technical subjects from professional spokespersons, travel talks with photos, local non-profits, etc. etc.

We gather at the club around Noon. Lunch buffet is served at Noon. We make a few short announcements about recent nautical events, and then we have our speaker from about 12:35 until about 1:15.

Would you like to be a Monday Forum Speaker? Do you know of someone who would?
Please contact Judy Rawles.


 December 3 Dr. Kathryn Padgett: Santa Barbara Museum of Arts Speaker Extraordinaire will be speaking about, and showing us, some of the challenges that brush artists must resolve when depicting newly fallen snow in their paintings.    
 December 10  Erin Graffy: Knowledgeable Editor, Author, and Speaker about all things local.    

November 5        George Goodall:  A 5th generation California rancher,  George will share with us some of his family's ranching and farming history.    
November 26           John Voehl:  A Historian and dedicated Lincoln Presenter.  Members of the audiences John draws, often report that they felt as if they were in the presence of the genuine Lincoln.    


 October 29         Professor Ted Anagnoson "2018 Ballot Measures"    


 September 3    No Monday Forum- Labor Day
 September 10    Commodore John Koontz: "Tales of Sailing in the South Pacific Aboard the Venerable USS Constitution!"
 September 17    Luke Swetland, Executive Director at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: "Update on the Museum's Recent Renovations"
 September 24    Vicki Johnson, Assistant District Attorney: "Fraud Awareness and Detection: Strategies for Avoiding Fraudulent Inducements"

 *No Monday Forums this Month*    

 July 9   George Frakes, Retired Engineer:  "Alexander Hamilton"
July 16   Charles Hamilton, Project Manager for the County of Santa Barbara's Water Agency
July 30    Cherie Topper, Executive Director of the Audubon Society: "Winged Beauties"

June 4   Mary Jane Cooper: "The Music Van of the Santa Barbara Symphony"
 June 11    Abbott Brown:  Racing Sailor Extraordinaire: "A Sailor's Third "Last Boat":  A 3-year Plan, now in its 15th Year!" 
 June 18    Kris Kimpel, Landscape Architect
 June 25   Thomas Wilson, Professional Aquarist and The Live Collection and Husbandry Manager for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.  "White Abalonies" 

May 7    Dr. Estelle Sandhaus, Director of Conservation & Research for the SB Zoo: "California Condor Recovery Efforts."
 May 21        Allison Grisham: ""The Adventures of a Tent Wife: Stories from Panama and South Africa When My Husband was Doing Ecological Research and I was Left To Fend For Myself"


 April 2    Janet Mann, author of Creating Compassionate Forster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children & Family in Crisis:   "Risk and Resilience: The Story of the Children's Ark."
 April 9      Layosh Toth: "Getting to know our new General Manager"
 April 16      Dr.  Samuel & Ruth Dover: "CIMWI - Educating the community on the conservation of marine mammals."
 April 23   Frank J. Hein, Director of Exhibits at Santa Barbara Natural History Museum: ""To Catch an Eagle!"
April 30
Melissa Baffa: "Abaord the E/V Nautilus-The Trip of a Lifetime."


March 5        Sarah Stark:  Community Liaison for Marborg Industries:  "Marborg: A Very Special Santa Barbara Family Business that Practices the 3 R's:  Recycle, Reuse, Reduce!!"
March 12        Jill Zackary, Director, Santa Barbara City Parks & Recreation… "Tales of the History and Recent Restoration of the Cabrillo Pavilion!"  
 March 19    Leutnant Colonel Mary Walsh: "Adventures of the First Women Military Attache."
 March 26   Jimmy Young: "Tales From Santa Barbara's Iconic Purple Cow!" 


February 5
  Joel Smith: "Planning for health and wellness in the New Year - PART 1" 
February 12       Joel Smith: "Planning for health and wellness in the New Year - PART 2"
February 19   Tom Farr, Club Member and Engineer at JPL/NASA:  "Mars Rover: The not-so-little Rover that Could ... and Did!  What's Next?"
February 26                 Amanda Graves: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Education Director  " Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Our International Film Festival But Didn't Know Whom to Ask...! "

January 1

Club Closed: NEW YEAR'S DAY
January 8

Greg Gorga: "“13,000 years of local maritime history told with postcards and old photographs.”
January 15

January 22

Mark & Trudy Allen: "Trancrucero"
January 29

Nick Sebastian: "Fire and Flood:  Sailing on the Rough and  Challenging Waters of Life".

  • 2016 Presentations
    • 4 January 2016:  Club Closed, No Forum

      11 January 2016: Kristian Beadle, Skipper of SV Aldebaran:  "A Community Sailing Adventure: The Green Coconut Run!"

      18 January 2016  Alan Staehle, Retired Under Sheriff, Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado:  :"Policing Then and Now".   

      25 January 2016: Dale Moody, PhD, Retired Stanford Professor of History: "The Elephant Seals of Northern California and the Bering Sea".

      1 February 2016: Kevin A. Marvin, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra: "Chamber Music at the Museum!  Building Upon a Wonderful Foundation!"  

      8 February 2016:  Rick Wait, Puppy Raiser Extraordinaire; and Lennix: Puppy Extraordinaire!:  "Tales From a Lifetime of Raising Playful Puppies Growing into Skilled Guide Dogs!”   

      15 February 2016: Art Moore, Vice-President, Santa Clarita Sister Cities International:  "Living Waters for the World: Laos & Ecuador."

      22 February: Captain Alex Morrice (British Royal Navy, retired):  "Emma Lady Hamilton - Nelson's mistress - Saint or Sinner?"

      29 February: Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning for Opening Day, 3/6/2016.

      7 March:  Melinda Staveley, Vice-President, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital & Cottage Hospital Health Therapy Services:  “Teamwork Matters!  “Improving One’s Quality of Life Following Trauma, Illness or Injury.”

      14 March:  Kristian Beatle & Bob McMahon: who met each other the 11th of January and discovered they shared a deep affection for:  “One Boat - Two Owners: SV Aldebaran’s Journey!” 

      21 March:  Robert Headline, Past Archivist & Curator of The Scott Polar Research Institute:  “Antarctic Exploration:  Stories of Explorers and Their Adventures!”

      28 March 2016:  Anne Luna, Docent and Volunteer, Santa Barbara Historical Museum: "Santa Barbara and World War II".  

      4 April 2016: Jake Beattie, otors xecutive Director, Northwest Maritime Center: “Race 750 miles: NO Rules, NO Motors, NO Handicaps!!  Come in First: Win 10K!   Come in second: Leave with a set of steak knives.  Are YOU Entered Yet?”

      11 April 2016:  Robin and Robert Jones, Community Members: "Heartbreak and Hope in Lesbos." 

      18 April:  Howard Jay Smith, Vice-President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Author: “ The Unknown Beethoven ”.

       25 April:  David Bisno, MD, Retired Physician:: "The Supreme Court:  Current Challenges”

      2 May:  *Stephen Kaminski, MD, Trauma Director, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital:  "Active Shooter Preparedness:  Lessons Learned from Isla Vista". *(May be challenging; is timely and very important) 

      9 May:  Shirley Waxman, Docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art:  “Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent”.  

      16 May:  Stanley Naftaly, Producer & Host of Jazz Straight Ahead:  “The StoryBook of Jazz, Part One."

      23 May:  Stanley Naftaly, Producer & Host of Jazz Straight Ahead:  “The StoryBook of Jazz, Part Two."

      30 May:  No Monday Forum; Club open for Memorial Day 

      6 June: Barbara Cleveland, Photographer and Member SBYC:  " The Mir and Her Extraordinary Finish !"  

      13 June: Robin Hutton:  "Sargent Reckless, America’s Bravest War Horse" 

      20 June: Jack Van Ommen, Circumnavigator Extraordinaire:  “TBD“

      27 June: John Henigin, Host of Cork and Fork Radio:  “The History of Wine in Santa Barbara County!”    

      4 July:  No Forum

      11 July: Marsha Marcoe, Director of Philanthropy, Braille Institute:  "Dining in the Dark!"
  • 2015 Presentations
    • December 28: No Monday Forum. Happy Holidays!

      December 21: No Monday Forum. Happy Holidays!

      December 14: Mary Beth Woodruff and the Santa Barbara Strings:  "The 6th Annual David McEachen Memorial Concert"

      December 7: Sam Tyler, Documentary Film Producer:  "The Last Roundup:  The Tale of the Vail & Vickers Ranch on Santa Rosa Island" 

      November 30: ArchiMcLaren, Founder & Chairman, Central Coast Wine Classic: "The Story of One Man's Dream that has Become One of America's Most Successful Charity Wine Auction Foundations!"

      November 23: No Monday Forum.

      November 16: Dr. Mary Ann Jordan, Professor Emerita: "The Dance of Life & Death: 38 Years of Cancer Research at UCSB"

      November 9: Dr. Kathryn Padgett,  Past President, SBMA Docent Council: "Art Floats My Boat"

      November 2: Kostis Protopapas, Opera Santa Barbara's (NEW) Artistic Director: "Opera Then & Now: Five Centuries of Innovation"

      October 26: Thadias King, Retired Firefighter, Goleta Station 11: "Wildfires and Everything Else!"

      October 19: Irene Rhodes, President & CEO: Consumer Fire Products:  "Wildfire Protection in Santa Barbara County"

      October 12: Sam Tyler, Documentary Film Producer:"The Priest, the Doctor and the Rock Star:  Santa Cruz Island, Carey Stanton & Friends"

      October 5: Valerie Olson, Chairperson of the More Mesa Preservation Coalition Board of Directors:  "The Last Great Place"

      September 28: David Pratt, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Symphony:  “The Relevance of Santa Barbra’s Symphony in the 21st Century"

      September 21: John “Jim” Kilroy, Retired Racing Skipper & Owner of Kialoas I-V:  “US-!, Dare to Win!:  In Business, Sailing and Life"

      September 14: Dr. Janet Reineck, Executive Director, World Dance for Humanity:  “Making a Difference in Rwanda!”

      September 7: No Forum; Labor Day

      August 31: Dennis Friederich, SBYC Staff Commodore & Co-founder of SBYC's Annual Charity Regatta, Subject: The Legacy of Caring for the Community Continues <date changed 7/3/15>

      August 24: Archie McLaren, Founder & Chairman, Central Coast Wine Classic, Subject: The Story of One Man's Dream that has Become One of America's Most Successful Charity Wine Auction Foundations

      August 17: Erin Graffy, SBYC Member, Author & Historian, Subject: After the Fall of Saigon, PART TWO

      August 10: Bruno Bertocci, Senior Portfolio Manager & Managing Director, UBS, Subject: Sustainable Socially Conscious Investing

      August 3: Eric Noegel, Manager of Project Development, Southern Division, USA, Subject: Rebuilding Today's Marinas in Southern California

      July 27: Victor Mari, Guitar Virtuoso & Humorist, Subject: Life Lessons From Six Strings: How a Guitar Gives Rise to Love, Laughter, and Transformation <date changed 7/3/15>

      July 20: Michael Hopkins, CEO, Ice Energy, Subject: How Energy Storage Will Free Us from Fossil Fuels

      July 13: Cas Stimson, El Presidente 2015, Subject: Old Spanish Days Fiesta: "Celebrating Fiesta Romantic"

      July 6: Jeff Gauvin, MD, Director of Surgical Education, Cottage Hospital, Subject: Grave Robbers, Cocaine Addicts and the Rich History of Surgery at Cottage Hospital

      June 29: Michelle Robin La, Author, Subject: Catching Shrimp with Bare Hands

      June 22: Joseph Schomer, Community Volunteer and Santa Barbara Historian, Subject: Westward Ho with Buffalo Joe

      June 15: Dr. Kathryn Padgett, Past President SBMA Docent Council, Subject: European Art Revolution - 70 Years of Dramatic Change 1867-1937

      June 8: Sasha Ablitt, Owner - Ablitt's Cleaning, Subject: It Takes a Rocket Scientist - Dry Cleaning in the 21st Century

      June 1: Erin Graffy, SBYC Member and Acclaimed Author, Subject: After the Fall - What Happened to Vietnam After the Americans Left and the Communists Came In

      May 25: No Forum, Memorial Day Celebrated

      May 18: Craig Shulman, PhD, Marine Resources Manager, CA Department of Fish & Game, Subject: The Santa Barbara Channel - A Microcosm of Marine Resources Management in California

      May 11: Alex Pujo, Architect & Co-Founder of COAST - The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, Subject: COAST, What Is It and Why Should I care?

      May 4: Rich Block, CEO of the Santa Barbara Zoo, Subject: What's Gnu at the Zoo?

      April 27: Ines Roberts, Prize Winning Photographer Extraordinaire, Subject: Our Values

      April 20: Dawn O'Bar, President of Unite-to-Light, Subject: Brightening Lives with Solar Products

      April 13: Terry Straehley, SBYC Member and Acclaimed Photographer, Subject: A Moroccan Adventure

      April 6: Bud Bottoms, Acclaimed Local Sculptor, Subject: Artistic Creations that Bring Delight and Wonder to Our Lives

      March 30: Maestro Nir Kaboretti, Music and Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Subject: Secrets of a Maestro - Creating a Season of Music that Works

      March 23: Wendel Hans, SBYC Member and 2005 Sand-spit Cruise Captain, Subject: The Saga of the Snowy Plovers and the 2005 SBYC Cruise to the Harbor Sand-spit

      March 16: John Goerke, Founder and CEO of Caribbean Coffee Co., Subject: Disruptive Innovations in Artisanal Coffee Brewing

      March 9: Claude Dorais, Attorney, Subject: An Old Guy's Take on Biking in Santa Barbara

      March 2: Dr. Alan Eustace, Vice-President of Engineering, Google Inc., Subject: Record-Setting Free-Fall from Above the Atmosphere - and Living to Tell the Tale!

      February 23: Phil Conley, USAF Major General retired, Subject: Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask, About the USAF

      February 16: Joseph Ilvento, MD, Subject: From Prohibition to Cardiology, and Back Again

      February 9: Willie McBride & Dane Wilson, 49-er sailors, Subject: Pursuing Our Path to Olympic Gold - Winter Lessons

      February 2: John Profant, Santa Barbara Sail & Power Squadron's Education Officer, Subject: The US Power Squardron - Its History and Purpose

      January 26: Denise Knapp, PhD, Director of Conservation Research, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Subject: Pollinators in Danger - What Can a Plant Conservationist Do to Help Bees "Just Do It"

      January 19: Betsy J. Green, Author, Subject: Way Back When - Santa Barbara in 1914

      January 12: Kira Redmond, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Channelkeepers, Subject: SBCK - Dedicated to Improving Water Quality and Preserving Marine Habitats
  • 2014 Presentations
    • November 3rd: Frank Goss, Vice-President of Sullivan & Goss Gallery, Subject: Water, and How Santa Barbara Became an Art Colony Because of It.

      October 27th: Luke Swetland, President and CEO of Santa Barbara's Museum of Natural History, Subject: SBMNH - A Century of Connecting You to Nature.

      October 20th: Madeline Ward, Santa Barbara's Acting Water Conservation Coordinator, Subject: Neither a Drip nor a Gusher Be - Tips for Conserving Water During the Drought.

      October 13th: Lt. Butch Arnoldi, SB County Sheriff's Department, Introducing: Aco, Senior Member of the County's elite K-9 Officer Corps, and his handler, Sheriff's Deputy Ken Rushing.

      October 6th: Lynn Brittner, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Subject: Where the Museum is Today, and Where It is Going.

      September 29th: Marylin Gilbert, Community Activist, Subject: Music and Justice, Both Seek Harmony in the Universe.

      September 22nd: Drs. Hansma and Diaz-Perez, International Researchers and Physicians, Subject: Inventing a New, More Acurate Bone Strength Assessment Tool.

      September 15th: Nick DiNapoli, Retired UCSB Design Professor, Subject: The Story of the China Clippers.

      September 8th: Scott Riedman, SB Waterfront Director/Harbormaster, Subject: Santa Barbara Harbor Update.

      September 1st: No Monday Forum, Labor Day celebrated

      August 25th: Carly Shevitz, 470 Olympic Hopeful, Subject: Sailing for Olympic Gold - Rio, 2016!

      August 18th: John C. Woodward, Attorney, Subject: 1872 - Santa Barbara Photographers Hayward & Muzzall create "Views of Santa Barbara and Vicinity"

      August 11th: Mick Kronman, Harbor Operations Manager, Subject: The History of Santa Barbara's Fishing Fleet

      August 4th: Sara Zak, Retired Naval Commander, Subject: The Current Military Sexual Assault Problem.

      July 28th: David Bolton, Executive Director and CEO of California Missions Foundation, Subject: The California Missions - Before, During and Continuing Preservation Efforts After . . .

      July 21st: Jorgen Kjaempe, SBYC Member and Restired Home Builder, Subject: My Life in Boats.

      July 14th: Erin Graffy, Santa Barbara Historian and SBYC Member, Subject: Viva La Fiesta!

      July 7th: Wendel Hans, SBYC Member, Subject: Searching for the Remains of the Santa Barbara Lighthouse.

      June 30th: Angela Adan, Founder, Deserving Dogs Rescue and Rehabilitation, Subject: Speaking up for the Voiceless.

      June 23rd: Jonathan Dobrer, PhD, Professor of Comparative Religions, American Jewish University, Subject: Islam - Understanding & Misunderstanding.

      June 16th: Deborah Rogers, Volutneer - Dog Adoption & Welfare Group, Subject: DAWG - Saving Santa Barbara's Abandoned Dogs.

      June 9th: Joan Easton Lentz, Naturalist, Teacher & Author, Subject: Santa Barbara's Natural History - What is It, and Why Should I Care?

      June 2nd: Greg Gorga, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Subject: Honda - The Worst Naval Disaster During Peacetime in United States History.

      May 26th: No Forum, Memorial Day Celebrated

      May 19th: Chris Potter, Local Plein Air Artist, Subject: The Art of Persistance.

      May 12th: Betsy Collins, Director of Horticulture, Subject: Native Plants for Your Garden - Water-Wise, Wildlife-Friendly, and Beautiful!

      May 5th: David Bisno, MD, Founder of VISTAS, Retired Opthomologist, Subject: Breyer, Scalia, and the Embarrassing Second Amendment.

      April 28th: Gloria Cavallero, SBHS Alumni Association, Subject: SBHS's Long Tradition of Academic Excellence Continues.

      April 21st: Ines Roberts, Acclaimed Photographer, Subject: Two Films - Of Water, Boats, and Fantasy; Costa Rica.

      April 14th: Jennifer Haake, SBMM Guest Services & Volunteer Coordinator, Subject: Why Maritime Museums Matter.

      April 7th: Jonathan Ford, SBYC Member, Father, Firefighter, Subject: The Friendship Paddle - Channel Crossing October, 2013.

      March 31st: Susan Plummer, PhD, Director, Santa Barbara Alliance for Living and Dying Well, Subject: The Five Wishes - Have You Had The Conversation?

      March 24th: Jeff Shelton, Award Winning Architect, Subject: The Process of Architectural Design.

      March 17th: Alexandra Cole, Principle, Preservation Planning Associates, Subject: The Ins and Outs of Saving Our Heritage.

      March 10th: Willie McBride, Head Coach, SBYSF, Subject: Pursuing Dreams - Olympic Class 49-er Sailing.

      March 3rd: Ruth and Buddy Ellison, Circumnavigators and co-authors, Subject: Full Circle - A 12-Year Journey Around the World.

      February 17th: Tom Farr, PhD, Geologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laberatory, and SBYC Member, Subject: Roving the Red Planet: Recent Results from the Exploration of Mars.

      February 10th: Roger Perry, Insurance Services and 8th Generation Santa Barbaran, Subject: Growing up in Paradise.

      February 3rd: Karen Lee Stevens, President & Executive Director, All For Animals, Inc., Subject: Therapy Dogs Inspire Childhood Literacy!

      January 27th: Sarah Meinzer, MSW & Community Outreach Coordinator, Alliance for Living & Dying Well, Subject: The 5 Wishes, Have You Had The Conversation?

      January 20th: Edie Ostern, Retired Teacher/Artist, Subject: Alabama, The Klan and Me!

      January 13th: Tim James, PhD, Co-Founder and Director of the Acuitas Medical, Subject: Improving Diagnosis & treatment of AD, Osteoporosis, and Liver Disease.

      January 6th: Ron Boehm, SBYC Member & Sailor Extraordinaire, Subject: 40 Years of Sailing International 14s!
  • 2013 Presentations
    • December 30th: No Forum

      December 23rd: No Forum

      December 16th: Mary Beth Woodruff and the Santa Barbara Strings, Subject: The Fourth Annual Dave McEachen Memorial Concert

      December 9th: Leon and Joyce Lunt, SBYC Members, Subject: Travels in China, Part Two

      December 2nd: Leon and Joyce Lunt, SBYC Members, Subject: Travels in China, Part One

      November 25th: No Forum, Club Closed

      November 18th: Collie Conoley, PhD, Professor and Director of the Carol Ackerman Positive Psychology Center at UCSB, Subject: What Really Makes People Happy and How Happiness Helps Us!

      November 11th: Stanley Ostern, MD, Retired Physician, Subject: World War II Experiences as a Polish Jew

      November 4th: Chad Turner, SBYC Member and Oraacle Team USA Design Team Member, Subject: How the Cup was Won!

      October 28: Tom Parker, SBYC Member and CEO Hutton Parker Foundation, Subject: The $100 Million Dollar Secret: Investing in Community!

      October 21: Terry Straehley, SBYC Member, Subject: Vietnam and the Temple of Angkor

      October 14: Randy Rowse, SBYC Member and Mayor ProTempore, Subject: Santa Barbara City Council the MIS-State of the City: An Update

      October 7: Sarah Chrisman, president, board of directors, Santa Barbara Center for the Preforming Art, Subject: The Historic Granada Theater Renovation: Lighting Up State Street Once Again!

      September 30: William Guilfoyle, SBYC Member and Tanspac Sailor, Subject: Prevailing on Prevail!

      September 23: Roger Chrisman, SBYC Staff Commodore & Son of a Son of a Son of a Lighthouse Keeper, Subject: Nineteenth Century Life as a Lighthouse Keeper

      September 16: Maxi Decker, Santa Barbara Author and Horsewoman, Subject: No Trail Untried

      September 9: Capt. Chris Goldblatt, Founder & CEO, The Fish Reef Project, Subject: Helping Ocean Life Thrive!

      September 2: Club Open for Labor Day; No Monday Forum

      August 26: Arch Montgomery, Club Member, Subject: Louis Vuitton Cup Videos!

      August 19: Jonathan Fox, Executive Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre, Subject: The Artistic Director's Challenges, Part II

      August 12: Milton Kahn, President, Milton Kahn Associates, Subject: The Recent Dramatic Changes in the Publishing World

      August 5: Brenda Campbell, Entrepreneur & Retired Business Owner, Subject: The Story of Chrysler's Air Flow

      July 29: Vicky Harbison, Montecito Union's Acclaimed Classroom Teacher, and Founder of: Turn the Page Uganda, Subject: Turn the Page Uganda

      July 22: Melissa Howard, Community Leadership Coordinator, Subject: Santa Barbara County's FoodBank Explained

      July 15: Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      July 8: Geoffrey Rutkowski, Master Cellist & Professor Emeritus, Subject: Travels With My Friend

      July 1: Willie McBride, Junior Program Director, SBYSF, subject: High Performance Sailing: Adventures of an SBYSF Alum

      June 24: Ines Roberts, Photographer Extraordinaire, Subject: California Missions - Just a Glimpse

      June 17: Bud Stuart, Retired Veterinarian & Author, Subject: Feeding Fido .... and Fluffy Too

      June 10: Mike Pyzel, and Friends, Subject: Singlehanded TransPac Skippers Roundtable: Our Best Stories

      June 3: Margaret Rose, Director of Development & VP of PathPoint, Subject: PathPoint: People with Purpose

      May 27: No Forum - Club Open for Memorial Day

      May 20: Randy Weiss, Sports Writer, Subject: The Outs and Ins of Kidney Donation

      May 13: Greg Gorga, Executive Director, SBMM, Subject: Keepers of the Light!

      May 6: Morgan Crowe, SBYC Member, Subject: Rescue Off Bermuda

      April 29: Robert Remy Boudesseul, Retired Local Restauranteur, Subject: From Normandy 1928 to California 2000

      April 22: Kent Pierce, Staff Commodore SBYC & Past President SBYSF, Subject: Youth Sailing: A Case Study

      April 15: Dave Wyman, SBYC Member & Retired Manufacturing Executive, Subject: Transpac Dismasting: Extreme Damage Control

      April 8: NOVA Produced VIDEO, Subject: Dogs Decoded!

      April 1: Elwood Schapansky, PhD, Retired Physics Professor & Alaskan Glacier Pilot - Subject: Chasing the Midnight Sun

      March 25: Terry & Pat Straehley, SBYC Members - Subject: Searching for Roots: A Personal Journey through England, Ireland, and Scotland

      March 18: Bernie Schaeffer, President, Alpha Resource Center's Board - Subject: Travels with my Uncle Phil: The 1907-09 Voyage of the Great White Fleet

      March 11: Stephen & Lynel Lemon, SBYC Members - Subject: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway: The Carolinas, Virginia, and the Chesapeake

      March 4: Stephen & Lynel Lemon, SBYC Members - Subject: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway: Florida, Georgia, and the Abacos

      February 25: Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      February 18: Jacques and Nita Steininger, SBYC Members - Subject: A World of Chartering

      February 11: Steve Hodges, Sailor Extraordinaire, - Subject: The 2012 Single-Handed Transpac: FROLIC's Flight

      February 4: Greg Gorga, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - Subject: The Whole Nine Yards: Nautical Phrases in Everyday Language

      January 28: Lanny Ebenstein, President, California Center for Public Policy - Subject: Oil & Gas in Santa Barbara County

      January 21: Benjamin Aleman, PhD, UCSB President's Postdoctoral Fellow - Subject: Diamonds: More than Just a Girl's Best Friend!

      January 14: Joy Kelly & Sandy Campbell, owners of Chapala Gardens - Subject: From Tower to Table

      January 7: Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning
  • 2012 Presentations
    • December 31: Club Closed

      December 24: Club Closed

      December 17: Alita Rhodes, Cellist & Mary Beth Woodruff, Founder and Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara String- Subject: The Third Annual David McEachen Memorial Concert

      December 10: Michael Smith, Project Coordinator, Gray Whales Count - Subject: Do Whales Count?

      December 3: Greg Gorga, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - Subject: The Whole Nine Yards: Nautical Phrases in Everyday Language

      November 26: Club Closed

      November 19: Andrew Wooden, PhD, Head of Marymount School, Santa Barbara - Subject: What Will Students Need to Know in an Unclear Future?

      November 12: Peter Howorth, Marine Mammal Center - Subject: TBD

      November 5: Terry Honikman, PhD, Engineering Consultant - Subject: An Unusual Engineering Career

      October 29: Tim Putz, SBYC Member - subject: Christmas On the Rhine, New Year's in France

      October 22: Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      October 15: Danny Vickers, Executive Director, Elings Park - Subject: Elings Park: An Amazing Success Story!

      October 8: Al Salzer, SBYC Member and KREWE Captain, - Subject: The KREWE of Santa Barbarians Celebrate Mardi Gras, 2013

      October 1 - Adrian Spence, Founder and Artistic Director, Camerata Pacifica - Subject: The Roadmap to a Symphony

      September 24 - David Grossman, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Symphony - Subject: The Santa Barbara Symphony: More than Meets the Ear!

      September 17 - Diana Washburn, Program Manager, Tri-Counties Regional Center - Subject: Changing Lives - One Person at a Time

      September 10 - Jace Turner, Senior Librarian, SB Central Library - Subject: What's New at Your Library? e-books and More!

      September 3 - No Monday Speaker: Club Open

      August 27 - Laura Kirkley, VP Sales and Marketing, Il Fustino - Subject: Oils and Vinegars Explained!

      August 20 - Andy Schaeffer, President, AIS Construction - Subject: Keeping Santa Barbara's Harbor Open: How We Do It!

      August 13 - Freeman Gosden, Jr. , son of Amos of Amos & Andy - Subject: Dad's Hilarious Stories of Show Biz & Famous Friends

      August 6 - Carole Palmer, VNHC Rehab Supervisor - Subject: Is Your Home Ready For You to Age in Place?

      July 30 - Tim Owens, KDB-FM Vice-President and Manager - Subject: KDB-FM: Past, Present. and Future!

      July 23 - Gil Garcia, Past President, Sister City Committee - Subject: 40 Years of Sister City Friendship with Puerto Vallarta!

      July 16 - Doug Lynch, Founder and Managing Director of The Reach Group - Subject: Today's Oilfield: Truth or Fiction

      July 9 - Skye Allmang, Project Coordinator, SB County, Youth Corps - Subject: Preparing Our Youth for the Future.

      July 2 - Club Closed

      June 25 - Mary Saputo, President Canine Adoption & Rescue League - Subject: Do We Rescue Them? Or, Do They Rescue Us?

      June 18 - Phoebe Brunner, Contemporary Landscape Artist - Subject: Oceania Series: Surreal Paintings of the Sea

      June 11 - Lorraine Cruz Carpenter, Executive Coordinator of Looking Good Santa Barbara - Subject: Looking Good Santa Barbara - What is this program all about?

      June 4 - Ken Richardson, President, Hughes Aircraft - Subject: Hughes After Howard

      May 28 - Club Closed for Memorial Day Observed

      May 21 - Marv Bauer, Retired Attorney - Subject: Motorcycle Adventures in Far-Away Places

      May 14 - John Berg, Sailor Extraordinaire - Subject: Sailing Blind with Lombard

      May 7 - Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      April 30 - April Price, Conservation Specialist, Coal Oil Point Reserve - Subject: Coal Oil Point Reserve: The Plover Story

      April 23 - Dr. Greg Cailliet, Professor Emeritus, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories - Subject: Unraveling the Secret Lives of Sharks and Rays

      April 16 - Jonathan Fox, Executive Artistic Director, Ensemble Theater - Subject: The Artistic Director's Challenge: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Theatre Today

      April 9 - Mark and Trudy Allen, SBYC Members - Subject: Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

      April 2 - Judy Fontana & Phil Holland, SBYC Members - Subject: Fetching Light Completes Her Voyage

      March 26 - Jeffyne Telson, Founder and President, ResQcats - Subject: A Journey Through the Eyes of RESQCATS

      March 19 - Captain Helene Webb, SBYC Member and Webmaster - Subject: Messing About in Boats, Books and Art

      March 12 - Bob Kieding, SBYC Member - Subject: SBYC in the 1940's and 1950's!

      March 5 - Kathi Brewster, Master Docent, Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Subject: A Salute to Santa Barbara's Women

      Feb 27 - Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      Feb 20 - Scott Riedman, Santa Barbra Waterfront Director - Subject: Santa Barbara Harbor Update

      Feb 13 - Michael Ditmore, Executive Director, The Novim Group & Jim Knight, Executive Vice-President, The Novim Group - Subject: Climate Change and Other Easy Subjects

      Feb 6 - Steve Windhager, PhD, Executive Director, SB Botanic Garden: - Subject: What Use is a Botanic Garden?

      Jan 30 - Frank Staplemann, Yacht Designer - Subject: Designing Practical Boats that Sail Well and Please their Owners

      Jan 23 - Craig Tyler, Illustrator Extraordinaire - Subject: Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway at 8 Knots

      Jan 16 - Thomas L. Scheff, Professor Emeritus, UCSB - Subject: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

      Jan 9 - Adelaide Ortega and her Guide Dog Caraway, Braille Institute Student and her Partner - Subject: A Woman and Her Guide Dog - Their Story

      Jan 2- Club Closed
  • 2011 Presentations
    • Dec 26 - Club Closed

      Dec 19 - Alita Rhodes and Mary Beth Woodruff, Directors of The Santa Barbara Strings - Subject: The Second Annual Dave McEachen Memorial Concert

      Dec 12 - Ines Roberts, Photographer Extraordinaire - Subject: Films of the Channel Islands

      Dec 5 - John Coye, SBYC Member - Subject: Exploring the Galapagos Islands Aboard Nemo II

      Nov 28 - Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      Nov 21 - Stacey Otte, Executive Director, The Wilding Museum - Subject: Island Encounters, The Art and Conservation of the Channel Islands

      Nov 14 - Nicholie Bufkin, Destroyer Captain In A Multi-Mission Navy - Subject: Conversations with the Commander

      Nov 7 - Barry Keller, PHD, Consultant to Industry and Government - Subject: Atop the Rupture Zone - Chile's 8.8 Earthquake and Tsunami

      Oct 31 - Susan Mellors, President of VISTAS Lifelong Learning - Subject: VISTAS, It's Never Too Late to Learn

      Oct 24 - Shannon Miller, Vice Chair, California, Health Care for ALL - Subject: Health Care for Every Californian

      Oct 17 - Howard Hudson, Bugler Extraordinaire - Subject: Taps - 24 Notes that Stir a Nation's Soul

      Oct 10 - Macduff Everton and Mary Heeber, Local Author and Photographer - Subject: The Book of Santa Barbara, A Love Letter to Our City

      Oct 3 - Stephanie Boumediene, Vice President, External Affairs, SBMRI - Subject: NanoMedicin, Tomorrow's Science Today!

      Sept 26 - Peter Crane, Sailor Extraordinaire - Subject: Offshore Single-Handed Racing

      Sept 19 - Jack Byers, Commodore SBYC: Jack and His Tahiti Cruisers, SBYC Members - Subject: Tahiti and Back!

      Sept 12 - Mark Schrader, Project Director, Around the America - Subject: One Island, One Ocean; What We Learned Sailing Around the Americas

      Sept 5 - No Monday Forum, Club Open

      August 29 - No Monday Forum,Club Closed for Carpet Cleaning

      August 22 - Bill Guilfoyle, SBYC Member - Subject: Transpac 2011, Part Two: The Race

      August 15 - Lynda Tanner, CEO of VNHC - Subject: The Opening of Serenity House

      August 8 - Susan Plummer, PhD, Director, Alliance for Living and Dying Well, An Innovative Community Model - Subject: Conversations About End of Life Care

      August 1 - Karen Ramsdell, Director, Santa Barbara Airport - Subject: Santa Barbara's Airport: An Update

      July 25 - Randy Rowse, SBYC Member and SB City Councilman - Subject: Inside the Santa Barbara City Council

      July 18 - MJ Taylor, ATSI Director, Outreach & Education - Subject: ATSI: Programs for Youth Aboard The Tall Ship Bill of Rights

      July 11 - Greg Gorga, SBMM Executive Director - Subject: SBMM - Our Neighborhood Treasure

      July 4 - No Monday Forum. Independence Day BBQ.

      June 27 - Duncan Shea, Jr, SBYSF Program Director - Subject: Teaching the Sailors of Tomorrow

      June 20 - Bruce Hinds, SBYC Member, Retired Test Pilot - Subject: An Update, B2 and Stealth Technology

      June 13 - Charles Browning & Stan Darrow, Jr, SBYC Members - Subject: Transpac 2011 - Part One

      June 6 - Carpet Cleaning: No Monday Forum

      May 30 - Memorial Day: No Monday Forum

      May 23 - James Wapotich, SBN-P Columnist - Subject: Santa Barbara's Back Country

      May 16 - John Fritsche, Postcard Collector - Subject: Sailing through Time via Picture Post Cards

      May 9 - Nanci Pfarr, SBYC Member and Manager, SB West Marine Store - Subject: How West Marine Became West Marine

      May 2 - Michael and Kathryn Graham , Owners of C'est Cheese - Subject: A Short History of Cheese & How We Got into the Business

      April 25 - Jack Byers, Commodore, SBYC - Subject: An Update and Tour of SBYC's Galley

      April 18 - Dr. Rod Nash, UCSB Professor Emeritus of History and Environmental Studies - Subject: The Consequences of the 1969 Santa Barbara Channel Oil Spill

      April 11 - Scott Reed, President of the Music Academy of the West - Subject: The2011 Summer Festival

      April 4 - Ed Vernon, Member SBYC - Subject: The Port of Santa Rosalita

      March 28 - Jasques Steininger, Member SBYC - Subject: OAT Turkey Tour

      March 21 - Chad Dreier, Member SBYC and Collector Extraordinaire - Subject: The Dreier Museum: Santa Barbara's Unique Treasure

      March 14 - James Lambden, Above the Waterline - Subject: Electric Boat Design

      March 7 - Kira Redmond, Executive Director, SB Channelkeeper - Subject: Protecting Our Waters

      February 28 - Club closed for carpet cleaning

      February 21 - David Petry, Local Historian - Subject: The Best Last Place, A History of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

      February 14 - Jeanne Martin, Harpist - Cupid's Harp: Love Songs and Valentine Mythology

      February 7 - Mike Lunsford, Naturalist - Subject: Treasures of the Gaviota Coast

      January 31 - Duncan Mellichamp, Board Pres., Opera Santa Barbara - Subject: Making Opera Come Alive in Santa Barbara

      January 24 - Brian Trautwein, Environmental Analyst, EDC - Subject: The Mission Creek Steelhead Recovery Project

      January 17 - Hester Rumberg, Author - Subject: Survival at Sea: A True Story

      January 10 - Ted Tedesco, Member - Subject: A New Community Venture: The Santa Barbara Institute on World Affairs

      January 3 - Judy Fontana and Phil Holland, Members/Cruisers - Subject: Ocean Crossings, Part 2
  • 2010 Presentations
    • December 27 - Holiday Break. No luncheon.

      December 20 - Alita Rhodes and Mary Beth Woodruff, Musicians - Update on the Santa Barbara Strings and Holiday Recital

      December 13 - Bob Kieding, Member - Subject: "SB Harbor in the 40’s and 50’s"

      December 6 - Ines Roberts, Photographer - Subject: Winter in Yellowstone

      November 29 - Capt. Mike Argo, USN - Subject: A Look at Navy Special Warfare

      November 22 - No luncheon - Club maintenance

      November 15 - Speaker: Judy Fontana and Phil Holland, Members - Subject: Pacific Crossings

      November 8 - Dr. Andreea Serban, SBCC President - Subject: SBCC at the Beginning of Its Second Century

      November 1 - Jay Robinson, FLIR Systems - Subject: Thermal Imaging for Mariners

      October 25 - Terry and Pat Straehley, Members - Subject: "Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon"

      October 18 - Craig Springer, Dir. of The Granada - Subject: “The Future of the Granada: the Vibrant Home for the Performing Arts in SB”

      October 11 - Greg Gorga, Director of the SBMM - Subject: SB Maritime Museum--On the Horizon

      October 4 - Kate Nelson, President of Save the Mermaids - Subject: The Mission of Save the Mermaids

      September 27 - Jon Light, Lawyer and Baseball Enthusiast - "The Cultural Side of Baseball"

      September 20 - Christian Smith, Software Developer - Subject: "The age of the iPhone and the direction of mobile technology"

      September 13 - Owen Dell, Landscape Architect - Subject: Auditing Your Landscaping for Sustainability

      September 6 - Labor Day Holiday - No luncheon (Carpet cleaning)

      August 30 - John Bridley, Waterfront Director, and Karl Treiberg, Waterfront Facilities Manager - Subject: Marina One Construction Project Presentation and Waterfront Update

      August 23 - Gretchen Hofmann, Prof. of Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology - Subject: Ocean Acidification and Our Future

      August 16 - Peter Karoff, Chairman of The Philanthropic Initiative - Subject: "Moral Dimensions - True Wind and Apparent Wind in Philanthropy"

      August 9 - Edward Keller, UCSB Dept. of Earth Science - Subject: "Santa Barbara Earthquake Hazard: We do Have our Faults"

      August 2 - Tony Durham, SB County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Specialist - Subject: Living More Safely

      July 26 - Craig Barilotti and Bruce Harger, Marine Botanists - Subject: "The Giant Kelp as a Renewable Energy Resource. Ellwood Kelp Farm."

      July 19 - Erin Zetter, Coordinator of Docent Programs - Subject: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Collections and Mission

      July 12 - Bob Fulmer, Writer - Subject: Newcomers to Paradise

      July 5 - Jim Kreyger, Photographer - Subject: A Collage of America's Natural Beauty

      June 28 - Lt. Steve Baldovsky, USCG - Subject: The Mission of the USCG Blackfin

      June 21 - Larry Coldren, Dean of the UCSB School of Engineering - Subject: Fiber Optics Are Changing Your Lives

      June 14 - Bruce Bennett, Board Member of HAR - Subject: The Hearts Adaptive Riding Program

      June 7 - Dixie Daddies - Subject: History of Dixieland - Part 6

      May 31 - Memorial Day - No Luncheon

      May 24 - Nick Di Napoli, Friend and Scholar - Subject: "Battle of Tsushima"

      May 17 - Mark Schrader, Captain and Project Director - Subject: Around the Americas: Circumnavigating the American Continents to Raise Awareness of Marine Health

      May 10 - Wayne Rosing, Member - Subject: Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

      May 3 - Jon Lee, Coach and Traveler - Subject: Uganda, the Pearl of East Africa

      April 26 - Joseph Liebman, Attorney - Subject: "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Landslides and Subsidence from a Legal Perspective"

      April 19 - Greg Gorga, Dir. of the SB Maritime Museum - Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam

      April 12 - Morgan Crowe, Member - Subject: "Mediterranean Odyssey"

      April 5 - Mark and Trudy Allen, Members - Subject: Faraway Places with Strange Sounding Names (Cruising from India to Singapore)

      March 29 - Erin Graffy, Member - Our Book Is Finished! Or, A Long Time to Tell Our Story

      March 22 - Laura Inks, Dir of education - The Granada's Education Program

      March 15 - Steen Hudson, Exec. Dir. of Elings Park - Subject: The Gifts of Elings Park

      March 8 - Bob Kieding, Member and Writer - Subject: Summarizing 118 Articles about the Sea

      March 1 - Club Maintenance - no luncheon

      February 22 - Forrest Fleming, CEO of True Vision Surgical - Subject: True Vision: An Amazing New Medical Technology

      February 15 - John Woolley, Prof. of Poli Sci at UCSB - Subject: "The US Presidents and Boating"

      February 8 - Karl Hutterer, Director of the SB Museum of Natural History - Subject: "The Natural History of God"

      February 1 - Bill and Sam Fleetwood, Cruisers - Subject: “From Kebabs to Couscous, Blue Banana Sails the Mediterranean”

      January 25 - Mary Jane Cooper, Member, and Dick Nielsen, Volunteer - Santa Barbara Symphony League Music Van

      January 18 - Mark Schneidman, Realtor - Subject: "A Snapshot of Santa Barbara Real Estate"

      January 11 - Bob Craven, Member - Subject: Renovation of the NADA II

      January 4 - Kristian Beadle, UCSB Bren School Graduate and Rotary Scholar - Subject: Voyage of Kiri
  • 2009 Presentations
    • December 28 - Holiday Break - No Luncheon

      December 21 - Joseph Sohm, Writer and Photographer - Subject: Visions of America

      December 14 - Alita Rhodes and Mary Beth Woodruff, Musicians - Subject: Santa Barbara Strings and Holiday Recital

      December 7 - Willard Thompson, Writer - Subject: Postcards from Paradise

      November 30 - Robert Warner, Professor and Chair of Evolutionary ecology, population and conservation biology - Subject: Connecting the Spots: Spatial Management of the Coastal Ocean

      November 23 - Club Maintenance - No Luncheon

      November 16 - Jim Kreyger, Photographer - Fall and Winter Beauty

      November 9 - Steve Hodges, Sailboat Cruiser - Subject: Weather Forecasting

      November 2 - Nicolas Di Croce - Subject: California's Water Solutions

      October 26 - David Mullinax, Regional Manager of League of Calif. Cities - Subject: Dysfunction in California Government

      October 19 - Morgan Green, Member - Sailing Insanity in Alaska

      October 12 - Greg Gorga SBMM - Subject: Alaska's Inner Passage

      October 5 - Bill Brown, SB County Sheriff - Subject: The Missions of the Sheriff's Department

      September 28 - Rich Block, Director of SB Zoo - Subject: What's New at the Zoo

      September 21 - Nick Di Napoli, Historian - Subject: the Sea Battle of Actium

      September 14 - Peter Schuyler, Conservation Biologist - Subject: Research Projects on Santa Cruz and Catalina Islands

      September 7 - Labor Day - No speaker

      August 31 - Fred Lange, UCSB Materials Science - Subject: How Materials Have Revolutionized Society

      August 24 - Maria Long, Director of CASA - Subject: The Work of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

      August 17 - No luncheon - club maintenance

      August 10 - Michelle Howard, Development Director of WYP - Subject: The Work of Wilderness Youth Project

      August 3 - Erin Graffy, Author - Subject: The History Secrets behind Fiesta

      July 27 - Major Sean Malis, US Army Civil Affairs - Subject: Celebrating 60 Years of the US Army Reserves in Santa Barbara

      July 20 - John Bridley, Waterfront Director - Subject: Waterfront Update

      July 13 - Paul Larson, Sailor and Writer - Subject: America's Cup Review

      July 6 - Doug Crawford, Navy League - Subject: Commissioning and Update on the USS Stockdale and SB Navy League

      June 29 - Doug and Stephanie Johnstone, Members - Cruising the French Canals

      June 22 - Will McClintock, PhD., Director of the MarineMap Consortium - Subject: MarineMap: Designing Marine Protected Areas with a Web Based Tool

      June 15 - Mark and Trudy Allen, Members - Subject: Easter Island Wonders

      June 8 - Bob Vincent, Cruiser and Photographer - Subject: "Sailing in the Mediterranean"

      June 1 - Dixie Daddies - Subject: History of Dixieland, Part 4

      May 25 - No luncheon - Club maintenance September 1 - Labor Day - no luncheon

      May 18 - Bob Muller, writer - Subject: The Trees of Santa Barbara, or, "Santa Barbara's Urban Forest: An Historical Legacy with an Uncertain Future"

      May 11 - Ed O’Donnell, Senior VP of Venoco - Subject: Oil Operations on the Coast

      May 4 - Nir Kabaretti, SB Symphony Conductor - Subject: Symphony Update

      April 27 - Michelle Kelly, American Heart Association - Subject: The Mission of the American Heart Association

      April 20 - Ted Sten, Grand Jury Foreman - Subject: The Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury

      April 13 - Monday after Easter - no luncheon (We had a very small crowd last year on this Monday, so I decided to skip it rather than have to explain again to a speaker why there were only 12 or so people.)

      April 6 - Linda Krop, Chief Counsel of Env. Def. Center - Subject: The Work of the Environmental Defense Center

      March 30 - Jacques Steininger, Member - Subject: Sailing in the Caribbean

      March 23 - Mike Beck, Headmaster of Dunn School - Subject: USS Constitution: Sailing into the 21st Century

      March 16 - Bill and Sam Fleetwood, Cruisers - Our Circumnavigation Continues - Part 3

      March 9 - Bob Haller, botanist - Subject: Mediterranean Climates, Rare Plants, and Related Research at the S B Botanic Gardens

      March 2 - Paul McCaffrey, SBPD - Subject: Police Matters

      February 23 - No luncheon - Club/carpet maintenance

      February 16 - Roger Chrisman, Vice Commodore - Subject: Stories Behind Some Club Trophies

      February 9 - Bruce P. Luyendyk, Prof. of Marine Geophysics (UCSB) - Subject: Natural Oil and Gas Seepages in the Santa Barbara Channel

      February 2 - Capt. David Bacon, SOFTIN - Subject: Seafaring Opportunities For Those In Need

      January 26 - Capt. Brick Conners, USN - Subject: Sonar, Whales, and the Environment

      January 19 - Willard Thompson, Writer and Lecturer - Shipwrecks: Troubled Waters of the Santa Barbara Channel

      January 12 - Karl Hill, SB Zoo Veterinarian - Subject: Being Dr. Zoo

      January 5 - Sam Dover, Marine Mammal Veterinarian - Subject: Marine Mammal Medicine in the Santa Barbara Channel
  • 2008 Presentations
    • December 29 - Holiday season - No luncheon.

      December 22 - Terry and Pat Straehley, Members - Subject: South Africa Safari

      December 15 - Jacques Steininger, Member - Subject: La Belle France

      December 8 - Shelley Bookspan and Gillian Launie - Subject: The Pearl
      Chase Story

      December 1 - Mary Olson, General Manager of KCLU - Subject: The
      Challenges of National Public Radio

      November 24 - No luncheon. Carpet replacement/repair.

      November 17 - Dr. Bill Morton-Smith, DRI - Subject The Work of Direct Relief International

      November 10 - Karl Hutterer, Dir. of SB Mus. of Nat. Hist. - Subject: Natural History Museums as Dinosaurs

      November 3 - Bob Kull, Researcher - Subject: A Year In Wilderness Solitude

      October 27 - Ed Hartfeld, Writer - Subject: Dwight Murphy: Santa Barbara's Renaissance Man

      October 20 - Steve Gaines, Dir. of the UCSB Marine Science Institute - Subject: The Changing Seascape of the Santa Barbara Channel

      October 13 - Kira Redmond, Exec. Dir. of S. B. Channelkeeper - Subject: The Work of Channelkeeper

      October 6 - Courtney Seeple, Pres. of S. B. Beautiful - Subject: The Work of Santa Barbara Beautiful

      September 29 - Tom Reeg, CRH - Subject: The Work of the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

      September 22 - Greg Gorga, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - Coming Events

      September 15 - Rolf Geyling, Pres. of S. B. Rescue Mission - Subject: The Work of the SB Rescue Mission

      September 8 - Kate McCurdy, Sedgwick Reserve Director - Subject: Bears in Your Back Yard
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