June 2009

Protecting Your Family and Your Values With A Great Estate Plan

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Mon, Jun 22 2009 - 6:00pm

How to Provide for Your Family and Leave Your Legacy: Estate Planning in a Challenged Economy

Erik Dryburgh, Alder & Colvin; Board Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

Even in these difficult times, you can craft an estate plan that protects your family’s future while ensuring that the causes you care about are remembered. Estate planning expert Dryburgh will share the information you need to determine if your estate plan should be re-evaluated in this economy. Read more »

Retirement: When and How to Start Planning

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Mon, Jun 22 2009 - 12:00pm

Retirement: When and How to Start Planning

Carroll Estes, Ph.D., Founder, Institute of Health and Aging, UCSF
Gretchen Hollstein, CFP®, Investment Advisor, Litman/Gregory Asset Management, LLC
Esther Koch, C.P.A., Gerontologist and President, Encore Management
John Milford, Executive Director, San Francisco Towers - Moderator

By the year 2030, the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double, making roughly 20 percent of the population over the legal age of retirement. Read more »

California HealthCare and the Stimulus: Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls

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Fri, Jun 19 2009 - 12:00pm

California Health Care and the Stimulus: The Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls

Toby Douglas, Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Health Care Services
Elizabeth Imholz, Special Projects Director, Consumer’s Union
David Lansky, President and CEO, the Pacific Business Group on Health
Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, the Center for Democracy and Technology

The government is expected to send about $85 billion in stimulus money to t Read more »

Marjorie Weingrow: Networking For Success

Thu, Jun 18 2009 - 6:00pm

Networking for Success

Marjorie Weingrow, Executive Director, SAGE Scholars Program, UC Berkeley; Business Consultant and Coach

How is effective networking put into practice? No matter what your profession is, networking can be crucial to success in today’s world. Join in this fun, interactive session to discover skills to get immediate results. Read more »

Katie Tamony: Editor-in-Chief at Sunset Magazine

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Thu, Jun 18 2009 - 7:00pm

The Ultimate Way to Eat Local: Sunset Magazine and Backyard Farming

This program is postponed

Katie Tamony, Editor-in-Chief, Sunset Magazine

Tamony has taken eating local to a whole new level with the "one-block" diet. You can't get much more local than your own backyard. In an area about the size of a medium suburban backyard, Sunset magazine grew 30 different crops for an end-of-summer feast. Read more »

James Lovelock: The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

Wed, Jun 17 2009 - 6:00pm

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

James Lovelock, Scientist; Author; Inventor

The originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now considered by his supporters to be the Gaia Theory), Lovelock argues that the Earth is lurching closer to a permanent “hot state” – and the final move, when it comes, could be faster than most specialists think. Read more »

Bill Gates, Sr.

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Wed, Jun 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Bill Gates Sr.

Co-chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Author, Showing Up for Life

In conversation with John Wood, Founder, Room to Read

“To me, global poverty is a humanitarian issue. People are dying, and we can save them – and that ought to be enough.” These words from the senior Bill Gates illustrate his commitment to “showing up” for his life and improving the lives of impoverished populations all over the world. Read more »

Peter Greenberg

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Tue, Jun 16 2009 - 6:30pm

Traveling During the Economic Meltdown

Essential news you need to know and how to avoid being a travel victim

Peter Greenberg, NBC “Today Show” Travel Editor, Author, Tough Times, Great Travels: The Travel Detective’s Guide to Hidden Deals, Unadvertised Bargains, and Great Experiences

How can you take advantage of the best travel deals during the economic meltdown? Read more »

Paul Starobin

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Tue, Jun 16 2009 - 6:00pm

After America

Paul Starobin, Staff Correspondent, National Journal; Author, After America

Starobin says America is at the end of its ascendency, but it is unclear who will take our place and how quickly change will come. Many wonder what the U.S. role will be in the new global landscape. Starobin says the transition could be dark or pleasant, depending on allegiances, and whether innovators are able to bring ideas to the table quickly.

Location: Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Carl Schramm: Entrepreneurial Capitalism: Engine for Innovation and Prosperity

Mon, Jun 15 2009 - 6:00pm

Entrepreneurial Capitalism: Engine for Innovation and Prosperity

Carl Schramm, Ph.D., President and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Some people think that capitalism is the culprit in the economic crisis, that market excesses got us into this mess and only a firm regulatory hand will get us out. Schramm says that’s wrong. He explains why capitalism did not cause the problem but does offer the solution. Read more »