Speaker Date Topic
No lunch meeting - Evening club event instead Feb 26, 2020 5:30 PM
Jonathan Greenberg Mar 04, 2020
International conflict resolution

Host: Steven Weiner

Club Assembly Mar 11, 2020
New member talks - Les Dewitt and Dan Morse Mar 18, 2020 12:15 PM
No lunch meeting - Evening social event instead Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Caroline Cocciardi Apr 01, 2020
Leonardo's Knots

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci, and a new book by a Silicon Valley author highlights a little-recognized but fascinating component of his art and work.

Caroline Cocciardi focuses on Leonardo’s placement and use of mathematically-inspired knots throughout his art, and tells the story of the hidden messages conveyed by knots that appear in the artist’s most famous works, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

"The nonverbal language of drawing knots in a variety of designs and themes appealed to Leonardo so much so that he devoted a lifetime to their exploration," said Cocciardi.

"Leonardo’s Knots is an intriguing and impressive journey through Leonardo’s fascination with knots, their mathematical intricacy, and their integration into his art," according to Santa Clara University professor Don Riccomini. "Leonardo's contemporaries considered him more mathematician than artist, and Cocciardi does a thorough job of showing why through her analysis of the mathematics of the knots he integrated into his paintings."

Host: Amy Boggs

Roberto Calandra Apr 08, 2020
Robots and the Sense of Touch

Incorporating the sense of touch into robots may provide new and useful robots in society.




Host: Amy Boggs










Alex Cannara Apr 15, 2020
How elements in our world affect your health

Dr. Alexander Cannera, educator and engineer, will present the latest research on how elements in our world affect our health. This information will shed light on how our bodies respond to the everyday exposure to sun, X-Rays, food,,computers, cell phones and more. His talk will explain how Mother Nature is very smart about the chemistry in our environment by evolving mechanisms within our cells that repair themselves to keep us healthy.


Introduction by Steven Weiner

Dr. Dean Winslow Apr 22, 2020
Military Medical Evacuation & War in Iraq/Afghanistan

Dean Winslow is an American physician, academic, and retired United States Air Force colonel. He is currently on leave from Stanford Department of Medicine while working as Lead Physician for the NSF at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. In addition to his Infectious Diseases subspecialty, he is a distinguished graduate, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Flight surgeon (1983).



Host: Amy Boggs


No lunch meeting - Evening social event instead Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Captain Marie Byrd May 13, 2020
Today's Coast Guard

Have you ever wondered what the Coast Guard does?

Wonder no more. Come and hear about the myriad services performed by this august body.

Host: Mark Flegel/Amy Boggs


No lunch meeting - Evening social event instead May 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Foundation annual report Jun 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Robert L. Buelteman, Jr. Jun 17, 2020
The Unseen Peninsula and Other Photographs -

Robert Buelteman is an artist whose fascination with transcendence is reflected in his photographs, portraying the universe as alive and life as mysterious and profound. Whether examining the grand landscape or inquiring into the design of plants, his print work is a powerful extraction of beauty and substance revealing unrecognized dimensions in the commonplace.


Introduced by Steven Weiner

Robin Chapman Jul 08, 2020
Thomas Foon Chew: the California Asparagus King!

Thomas Foon Chew arrived in San Francisco from China in 1897, when Thomas was 8. His father had a small cannery that was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, but he rebuilt the cannery in Alviso, and at that time brought Thomas into the business. They canned tomatoes, apricots, peaches, plums and more -- and added plants in Mayfield (now Palo Alto) and along the Delta. Local papers dubbed him “The Asparagus King” for perfecting the canning of green asparagus. By the 1920s, Bayside had become the third-largest canning business in the country.

Although his life was short, thomas Foon Chew left a legacy of values. All seven of his children graduated from college, despite the Great Depression. Forty years later, many of his workers said his kindness had changed their lives. Alviso salutes him today with a street named in his honor and with four historical plaques. One is on Hope Street – a fitting place to mark the memory of this optimistic and inventive Californian.


Speaker invited by Steven Weiner