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Volunteer Orientation

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Tue, Feb 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Please join us to learn more information about volunteer opportunities at The Commonwealth Club. We will be explaining the various tasks performed by our volunteers and ending with a tour of the club headquarters. Please note that club membership is required to be a volunteer. If you are not yet a member, go to and sign up today!

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Opening Reception for the Caribbean Passage Exhibition

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Tue, Feb 11 2014 - 5:30pm

Orlonda Uffre, Artist

Artist Orlonda Uffre will be present to meet and discuss her paintings and her Caribbean heritage that inspired them. Please join us for casual conversation, refreshments and a chance to understand Orlonda's work in greater depth. This exhibition is in conjunction with The Art of Living Black (TAOLB), a Bay Area wide celebration of artists of African descent.

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New Member Reception 2/6/2014

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Thu, Feb 6 2014 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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Middle East Discussion Group

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Mon, Jan 27 2014 - 5:30pm
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. This month topics will include Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Personal Growth Planning Meeting

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Thu, Jan 23 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us for a one-hour planning meeting for the Personal Growth Member-Led Forum. Be a part of the rebirth of this very important forum, which will focus on a broad curriculum covering human development, relationships, moral and ethical issues, and general self-help topics. We will be discussing the future of this Member-Led Forum and ideas for possible programs in 2014. Read more »

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SV Reads 2014: Books and Technology with Nicholas Carr and Robin Sloan

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Wed, Jan 22 2014 - 7:30pm

Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Robin Sloan, Author, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
In conversation with Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News Read more »

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Origins of Life: A Biologist and Chemist Confer

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Tue, Jan 14 2014 - 7:00pm

Lynn Rothschild, Ph.D., Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Zare, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University Read more »

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LGBT MLF Organizing Meeting

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Tue, Jan 14 2014 - 5:30pm

In recent months the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California and declared DOMA unconstitutional. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate at a same-sex marriage. Even President George H.W. Bush attended a lesbian wedding in Maine. The sea-change in public opinion towards LGBT people and issues has been astonishing. Read more »

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Explore the World from the Commonwealth Club Planning Meeting

Thu, Jan 9 2014 - 5:30pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend bimonthly one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for 2014. Read more »

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FCC Chairman Thomas E. Wheeler

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Thu, Jan 9 2014 - 12:00pm

Hon. Thomas E. Read more »

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