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PHYSICAL LUNCHEON SCHEDULE @ THE BRIDGES ON HOLD DUE TO PANDEMIC
 
 
We  do not anticipate the return of our lunch meetings at The Bridges until 2022.  In the interim, we are holding monthly "virtual" meetings using Zoom.
 
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th at 10:30 AM.
 
The Zoom Log-In information for the September luncheon will be posted  on our Monthly Meeting Zoom Link page  on October 1st.  (Note: this page can only be accessed by Branch members, if you are not a member but wish to attend our meeting as a guest, please send an email to membership@sir128.com)
 
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SEPTEMBER 15th LUNCHEON
 
Our guest speaker for September was Jon Haveman. Dr. Haveman is the Executive Director of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED). Prior to starting NEED, Jon was a principal at Marin Economic Consulting, a founding principal at Beacon Economics and the Director of the Economy Program at the Public Policy Institute of California. He has been a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers, an Economist with the Federal Trade Commission, and held a faculty position in the Business School at Purdue University.Dr. Haveman spoke to us about Infrastructure - how it is defined, the current state of infrastructure investment in our country, and how infrastructure investments benefits are derived. Click HERE to download a .pdf of his presentation. You can see a video of his talk as well as the regular Branch presentation by clicking the video link below.
 
 
 
 
 
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AUGUST 18th LUNCHEON
 
Our guest speaker for August was Ron Baskett who recently retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is currently a Consulting Meteorologist. Ron has over four decades of managing projects and teams involving the atmospheric and environmental sciences. These studies include advanced modeling of health effects caused by hazardous atmospheric releases, both natural and manmade. His topic was "Ensuring Future Clean Air Quality for the Tri-Valley." Please select the video link below to view our Branch meeting and Ron's presentation.
 
 
 
 
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JULY 21st LUNCHEON
 
Our July guest speaker was Geof Woglom, Professor of Economics emeritus at Amherst College where he taught for over 40 years. During his career, he has been a consultant at the Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary fund and held visiting positions at Harvard, Cambridge, LSE and Nanjing universities.
 
His July SIR128 presentation was on  “the Federal Debt and Deficit.” A YouTube video of our Branch meeting including Professor Woglom's presentation can be viewed by selecting the video below. In addition, a .pdf copy of is presentation can be downloaded by selecting THIS LINK.
 
 
 
 
 
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JUNE 16th LUNCHEON
 
In June we had a presentation from Paul Stich, a technology entrepreneur, executive and educator. Paul spoke about his experiences with IT security companies and cybersecurity threats.  As part of the Q&A there were some questions about personal Two-factor Authentication and Password Security. Click the highlighted links for presentations on those topics from the STEM activity group. The video of the meeting and Paul's presentation can be found below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MAY 19th LUNCHEON
 
Our May speaker was Ted Clement, Executive Director of Save Mount Diablo. Save Mount Diablo is a nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization based in Walnut Creek. Ted spoke to us about recent accomplishments of the trust, the role of Mount Diablo in the broader scheme of preserving the Diablo Range, recent and in-progress acquisitions, and various programs and events open to the public. A .pdf copy of his presentation can be downloaded HERE. Look for more information about Save Mount Diablo on our Prior Speakers page. The full video of our meeting and Ted's presentation can be seen by selecting the video below:
 
 
 
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APRIL 21st LUNCHEON
 
Our April guest speaker was David Seaborg, biologist, teacher, author and environmentalist. He is President and Founder of the World Rainforest Fund. David spoke to us about the impacts global warming, emphasizing the existential nature of the threat and the importance of immediate action. After our meeting ended, David remained to answer questions from members for 45 minutes or so. The entire video of the meeting can be seen by selecting the image below.
 
 
 
 
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MARCH 17th LUNCHEON
 
For March, we had the pleasure of listening to Jim Eyen, former NBA Assistant Coach and Scout for several teams spanning a 30 year career. Jim shared some anecdotes about players and coaches he has worked with over the years. Jim was kind enough to stay around for about 30 minutes after the event to answer questions from our members. Select the video below to view our meeting and Jim's discussion.
 
 
 
 
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FEBRUARY 17th LUNCHEON
 
In February, our guest speaker was Dr. Brandon Tachco. Dr. Tachco, whose research includes shipping and ship building at the turn of the 20th century, spoke to us about the 19th Century merchant ship Balclutha and used her story as a backdrop to a broader discussion about trade and globalization in the late 19th century. Select the video below to view our meeting and Dr. Tachco's presentation.
 
   
 
 
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JANUARY 20th LUNCHEON
 
In January, our guest speaker was Scott Horton, President and CEO of J.P. King Advisors investment advisory firm. Scott provided us with a 2021 Outlook on the economy and stock market. A copy of his presentation can be downloaded by clicking HERE. In addition, the full video of our meeting, including Scott's presentation and comments, can be viewed by selecting the video below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DECEMBER 16th LUNCHEON
 
On December 16th, our guest speaker was "Nurse Alice" Benjamin, RN who spoke on the Six Pillars of Brain Health. She is a board certified clinic nurse specialist , community activist and well known media health expert. In addition to her regular presentation, Nurse Alice was kind  enough to remain with the group for about 20 minutes of extra questions and answers including some insights into Covid 19 vaccinations. Click on the video below to see our entire meeting.
 
                   
 
 
 
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NOVEMBER 18th LUNCHEON
 
Our meeting on Wednesday, November 18th featured Dr. Jon Haveman. Dr. Haveman is the Executive Director of the National Economic education Delegation (NEED). NEED is an organization with a mission of spreading economic insights into important policy issues throughout the electorate. He spoke to us coronavirus economics. His presentation and our normal branch business update can be viewed in the video below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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OCTOBER  21 LUNCHEON
 
Our virtual meeting for October 21st  featured a presentation by Dave Carey. Dave is a former Navy pilot, Viet Nam POW, author and motivational speaker. In addition to his presentation, Dave was kind enough to give us an additional 30 minutes of his time for open Q & A. All of that and our normal Branch meeting can be seen on the YouTube video posted below.
 
                   
 
 
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SEPTEMBER 16 LUNCHEON
 
 
Our virtual meeting for September 16th featured Paige Meyer, Chief, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.  Click on the image below to view a YouTube video of the meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
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AUGUST 19 LUNCHEON
 
Our virtual meeting for August 19th featured outgoing San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson. Click on the image below to view a YouTube video of the meeting
 
 
 
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JULY 15 LUNCHEON
 
Our virtual meeting for July 15th  featured De La Salle High School head varsity football coach Justin Alumbaugh. Coach Alumbaugh took the reins of the storied De La Salle program in 2013.
Coach Alumbaugh explained to us how De La Salle has created an environment for success by promoting vigilance, hard work,accountability, discipline and a sense of brotherhood among the staff and players.
 
Click on the image below to view a YouTube video of the meeting
 
 
 
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JUNE 17 LUNCHEON
 
Our first "virtual" meeting was held at 11 AM on June 17th.
 
Our guest speaker was Mr. Newell Arnerich, Danville city councilman and former mayor. Mr. Arnerich gave us an extensive update on the City of Danville with comments ranging from city growth planning, Covid 19 impacts, city budget, infrastructure, upgrades and business activities.
 
Click on the image below to see a YouTube video of the meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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