Speaker Date Topic
Jeff Justice Jan 27, 2021
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Host: Kay Johnson

Joan Ryan Feb 10, 2021
Intangibles: Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry

Joan was a pioneer in sports journalism as one of the first female sports columnists in the country. She covered every major sporting event from the Super Bowl and the World Series to the Olympics and championship fights. Her sports columns and features earned 13 Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, the National Headliner Award, the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Journalism Award, and the prestigious Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents Association. Joan has been the senior media advisor to the San Francisco Giants since 2008.

She will discuss team chemistry, the topic of her latest book, which Kirkus Reviews describes as “Nuanced…complex…a mind-opening study that extends far beyond the confines of any ballpark.” 

Host: AB

James Eggers Feb 17, 2021
Equity and Inclusion at the Sierra Club and Elsewhere

James Eggers is the Director, Loma Prieta, Sierra Club


Brett Caviness, host

Sanja Kulenovic Mar 03, 2021
The Spirit of Sarajevo: A Story of Resilience

The Spirit of Sarajevo: A Story of Resilience

For centuries, Sarajevo was known as a crossroads of cultures -- a peaceful place that valued a variety of religious traditions and ethnic heritages. It was a vibrant capital city that shone on the global stage and even hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. But the rise of nationalism within former Yugoslavia led to a brutal conflict that threatened to wipe away the city’s legacy of openness and tolerance. For nearly four years, Sarajevo was under armed siege--the longest one of any city in the history of modern warfare. When it was finally lifted, Sarajevo was left a broken city marked by crumpled buildings … the scars of mortar shells … and shattered families beset by grief. 

Yet still, somehow,   the spirit of Sarajevo never wavered. This book is a story of life under siege, created from unimaginable misery and degradation. It is a story about resilience and determination, which now, more than 20 years after the siege ended, serves as an example for all of us as we navigate a confused, frightened world of being “under siege” during this pandemic.

Host: AB

John Clagett Mar 10, 2021
Angel Island: Guardian of the Western Gate

Host: Amy Boggs

Rotary Connects Mar 31, 2021
2021 Community Grant Awards