Speaker Date Topic
Stephen Walter Apr 24, 2024
Considering Our Earthquake Risk in the Bay Area

Stephen Walter who is a retired seismologist with the U.S.G.S. Steve recently spoke to the MPC Ready community on the topic of Earthquakes. His talk was so compelling that it generated additional requests for him to speak to other groups, including the Atherton A.D.A.P.T. disaster prepared organization.  Steve conveys earthquake science, with a focus on the Hayward fault, in a way that makes detailed information quite clear and compelling.

TGIW May 01, 2024
Amy Boggs, moderator May 08, 2024
Club Brainstorming Session

We've had our review of the club accomplishments. Let's have a forward looking session!

You can self select a table to brainstorm ideas for the club around topics like

Service projects

TGIW/Entertaining events  

Member attraction 


International's Projects

We will hand off our ideas to incoming President, Bob Andrews.






Angie Simon May 15, 2024
Sheet Metal Trade and DEI

Angie Simon is past President of Western Allied Mechanical.  She was and is actively involved in SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Contractors National Association) as Local and National President of that organization.

Angie has led the Heavy Metal Experience, which is a  successful effort to attract teens and young adults (especially disadvantaged) to the sheet metal trade.  The program has grown from 3 Contractors holding the multi week summer HME, to 22 throughout the US, during this summer.  Next year, 50 locations are going to be involved, with over 900 kids learning about the sheet metal trade

Dr. Mehrdad Ayati May 22, 2024
Paths to Healthy Aging

A specialist in Geriatric Medicine and the author of "Paths to Healthy Aging", Dr. Ayati is a Doctor at Stanford.  His main areas of focus are in the physiology of aging and on finding practical and yet innovating ways of  addressing the wellbeing and needs of the population in any age category.

Sara Fashandi May 29, 2024
Her book: Message in a Matchbox

In the self-published book, Sara Fashandi explores her brother’s childhood in Tehran, Iran. Fashandi recounts Mohsen’s perseverance as he struggles to help provide for his family from as young as 6 years old and follows him through his teenage years as he finds ways to fight life’s onslaught of challenges.

TGIW - Pete Nelson's Jun 05, 2024
Dr. Rafael Pelayo Jun 12, 2024
How to Beat Common Sleep Problems

Dr. Rafael Pelayo is a sleep doctor at Stanford, and author of the book How to Sleep: Science-Based Solutions for Sleeping Through the Night.

Bonny Llyn, MA Jun 19, 2024
From Burnout to Brilliance: 3 Keys to Foster a Mental Health Friendly Workplace
An entrepreneur, with a blossoming career, Bonny was besieged by a severe depression that threatened her success. While going to work for Fortune 1000, she filtered through countless healing modalities to combat her High-functioning Depression. Her TEDx talk on YouTube introduced the connection between neurodiversity and mental health. Now a Corporate Strategist and a Keynote Speaker, Bonny helps organizations unleash their team’s potential so they thrive and succeed.
KIKO Jun 26, 2024
Annette King Jul 17, 2024
The power of impact documentaries

Annette King, the CEO and executive producer of Spicer Films, will speak about the mission and activities of her organization. Their films demonstrate the power of impact documentaries to empower audiences to get involved in social change.  

Rhett Butler Aug 14, 2024
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