Humanities MLF program

Member-Led Forums

Member-led Forums (MLFs) are a volunteer-driven division of Commonwealth Club programming. These diverse and timely programs cover a wide range of topics on an ongoing basis throughout the year. They range from large events to intimate discussions with speakers, from art shows and restaurant visits to book discussion groups. MLFs are volunteer-run, organized by Club members who coordinate programs within specific areas of interest.

To view upcoming MLF programs, scroll down to view programs from all of the MLFs or use the drop-down menu below to select an individual forum.

If you would like to help plan or produce a Club program, click here to contact the appropriate MLF Chair.


The Commonwealth Club's Grownups forum is dedicated to the proposition that the second half of life can offer a richness of experience and enjoyment that comes with maturity and the freedom to explore. In addition to attending Grownups forum programs, members are encouraged to participate in periodic forum meetings on related topics, and to initiate programs using the Club's format and with the guidance of forum leaders and Club staff.

Image - Denise Michaud
Denise is an independent insurance broker. She focuses on helping people plan for long-term care expenses. She was invited to work on a bill with the California Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long Term Care, and created a course for agents on how to help consumers make suitable decisions when buying long-term insurance.
Forum Chair Name
Denise Michaud
Image - John Milford
John has deep expertise in the aging services industry with 34 years of management experience and service organization development skills. He opened and served as executive director of the San Francisco Towers (CCRC) for more than 15 years after a career in hospital and health-care administration, and remains active as the principal of Heritage Consulting for Retirement Living and Co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, PBC.
Forum Chair Name
John Milford