June 2011

The Real Cost of Retirement Living (Equity, Non Equity, Rental)

Wed, Sep 7 2011 - 5:15pm

The Real Costs of Retirement Community Living

Elizabeth Krivatsy, Elder Law Attorney; Estate Planner
Candiece Lindstrom, Director of Marketing, The Sequoias, San Francisco.

Get the facts about your retirement living options – whether equity, non-equity or rental. There are so many choices. What are the different business models? Why does this matter to you? What are the age, health and financial qualifications for admission? What does it cost to apply? What are the other one-time costs? Read more »

Watch Video of the 80th Annual California Book Awards

Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:47 AM
Watch Video of the 80th Annual California Book Awards

On June 2, 2011, the state's literary best gathered at The Commonwealth Club's headquarters to accept their California Book Awards, talk about their writing and publishing endeavors, and meet their reading public. Read more »

The Exquisite Art of Arthur Szyk

Mon, Jun 13 2011 - 6:00pm

The Exquisite Art of  Arthur Szyk

Irvin Ungar, Founder/CEO, Historicana 

Arthur Szyk Society curator Ungar will give a PowerPoint presentation based on the recent exhibit, “Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations” at the Legion of Honor. Szyk, a self-described soldier-in-art, created profound, intricate works of art. He advocated for many causes, including religious tolerance, racial equality and for the state of Israel. Ungar was recently featured in The New York Times. Read more »

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
Mon, May 28, 2012 - Fri, June 08, 2012

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this ten-night program, cruising for eight nights under the spectacular “White Nights of Summer” aboard the deluxe M.S. Le Boréal, launched in 2010. By special arrangement, enjoy a rare opportunity to hear speeches by former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and former President of Poland Lech Walesa.

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Travel Cost: 

From approximately $7,695, per person, double occupancy

Centers of Culture & Art in the Mediterranean

A Voyage from Seville to Venice
Sat, April 14, 2012 - Fri, April 27, 2012
Art and culture are alive in the lands that border the Mediterranean Sea. In Seville and Barcelona, Marseille and Bonifacio, Dubrovnik and Split, every corner and piazza preserves cultural and artistic memories of the intrepid Portuguese, the Romans and Moors, and the vast seaborne trading empire of the Venetians. Sail with us aboard the elegant 114-guest Corinthian II.
Travel Cost: 

From $8,395, per person, double occupancy

Danube River and the Habsburg Empire

Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, & Poland
Thu, June 14, 2012 - Wed, June 27, 2012

This exclusive 14-day journey through the heart of Central Europe features a seven-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube aboard one of the deluxe vessels of the prestigious Amadeus Fleet, followed by three nights in Prague and two nights in Kraków, Poland, in deluxe hotel accommodations. The carefully designed itinerary encompasses the former glorious realm of Habsburg Emperors, with visits to six countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites. Specially arranged excursions include a private organ concert in Melk and a private music performance in Vienna. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy

Botswana Safari

Desert Sunset, Delta Dawn
Thu, May 17, 2012 - Sun, May 27, 2012
Considered by many to be Africa's ultimate safari destination, Botswana is revered for its breathtaking landscapes, spectacular wildlife, and exclusive accommodations. Discover the best that Botswana has to offer, from the vast Kalahari Desert to the fertile Okavango Delta. By day, venture out in open 4X4 vehicles and mokoros in search of black-maned lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, and the exceedingly rare African wild dog.
Travel Cost: 

$6,895, per person, double occupancy, not including internal tour air or international air

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Jul 11 2011 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »