June 2011

Club Travel Information Session

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Mon, Jul 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Club Travel: An Information Session

Come learn about the Club’s travel programs – from global explorations to more local weekend trips. See what new destinations we are visiting in 2012; learn about our study leaders; and reserve your spot on our next adventure! Travel with the Club – you’ll be in good company.

Location: bSF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Kristina Nemeth

Cara Black: Bastille Day Celebration

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Thu, Jul 14 2011 - 12:00pm

Bastille Day Celebration with Cara Black

Author, Murder in Passy and the Aimée Leduc murder mystery series

In conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Forum

Black frequents a Paris little known, off the tourist track, a city she discovers on research trips and interviews with French police, private detectives and café owners. She shares this in her Aimée Leduc investigation series. Each murder mystery is based in a different arrondissement in Paris. Read more »

Patrick Yam: Quantitative Easing - Re-Leveraging of a Nation

Fri, Jun 24 2011 - 12:00pm

Quantitative Easing: Re-Leveraging of a Nation

This program is sold out

Patrick Yam, CEO, Sensei Partners; Macro-Economist; Academician; Investor; Author

Why are today’s headlines highlighting the current Fed monetary policy of quantitative easing – and is this Fed policy a curse or blessing? Will the increase in monetary supply break the national debt ceiling and heighten inflation? Read more »

Anne Hamersky: Portraits of a New Food Movement

Thu, Jun 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Farm Together Now: Portraits of a New Food Movement

Anne Hamersky,  Photographer; Multimedia Producer

In conversation with Rosie Branson, Program Director, 18 Reasons

Along with authors Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker, Hamersky traveled the country last year capturing the lives of extraordinary people creating a more sustainable food system. The new book Farm Together Now is the product of their cross-country odyssey. Read more »

High Cost Beneficiaries: Is our healthcare failing those who need it most?

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Wed, Jul 27 2011 - 6:00pm

High-Cost Beneficiaries: Is Our Health Care Failing Those Who Need It Most?

Margot Kushel, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCSF School of Medicine
Brad Stuart, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Care at Home
Cheryl Phillips, M.D., Senior Vice President for Advocacy, LeadingAge; Past Chair of the Board of Directors, American Geriatrics Society
Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, KQED Radio - Moderator

A small number of individuals, most with complex health conditions, a Read more »

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U.S. Transportation Infrastructure: Buying the Future

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Fri, Jun 24 2011 - 9:00am

From Point A to Point B: Fixing U.S. Transportation Systems

Steve Heminger, Executive Director, SF Regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission
John Horsley, Executive Director, American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials
Michael J. Read more »