Speaker Date Topic
Helen Abe, Yoga Instructor Supreme Nov 03, 2020 8:00 AM
Introduction to Basic Yoga Practices
Introduction to Basic Yoga Practices

Helen will share her journey of 200 hours in a Teacher Training program

Howard S. Berg, Trainer & World's Fastest Reader Nov 10, 2020 8:00 AM
Learning Strategies to Increase Productivity
Learning Strategies to Increase Productivity

Howard was Program Manager for Rotary's District 5810 (Dallas) and Past President of the Rotary E-Club of North Texas. He has delivered his talk to hundreds of Rotary Clubs around the world. As the world's fastest reader he has appeared on over 2000 shows. He participated in launching The Comedy Network on television. Trained in Psychobiology, he has spent 10 years in education and 18 years as a public speaker. He understands the challenges of today's information-rich work environment and teaches techniques to enable you to maximize the efficiency with which you learn. See also www.BergLearning.com. 

TBA Nov 17, 2020 8:00 AM
Trips for Kids Marin

TBA

Abby Yim, Exec Director, Integrated Community Svcs Nov 24, 2020 8:00 AM
Services to People with Disabilities During Covid
Services to People with Disabilities During Covid

Abby Yim has served as Executive Director of the nonprofit disability services provider, Integrated Community Services, since August 2015. Abby also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee of Service Providers to the Golden Gate Regional Center and Chair of their Legislative Committee, along with being a board member at STAR Academy and an Advisory Board Member to Disability Rights Advocates.

Abby has a passion for connecting the sectors in her advocacy and disability justice work, drawing from her experience working in investment banking, anti-poverty and gender equity.

Abby is currently working on diversity and inclusion projects with companies across the Bay Area to promote hiring people with disabilities in career-oriented work while building out social enterprise opportunities at ICS through their garden program and cafe.

Abby is a Marin native, received her degree in Disability Studies and English from UC Berkeley and currently lives in Berkeley within walking distance to her favorite cafes and bookstores.

Luanne Mullin, President, Emeritus Students COM Dec 08, 2020 8:00 AM
The Joy of Engagement and Lifelong Learning
The Joy of Engagement and Lifelong Learning

 

ESCOM is a student organization, founded in 1973, that serves the unique needs of older adults who are dedicated to the principles of quality of life, lifelong learning and personal growth. ESCOM is an integral part of the College of Marin. A pioneer in the innovative use of community colleges for adults, the organization enhances the lives of its greater community with a diverse selection of clubs, events and forums offered online or at COM’s Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses.

Luanne Mullin is a Retirement Counselor and has presented career and transition workshops for the past 10 years. After leaving the University of California in San Francisco, where she worked as a Project Manager for 20 years, she was recruited by the Marin Senior Coordinating Council (aka Whistlestop) to work as a project consultant.

Luanne, with Master’s Degrees in Education and Clinical Psychology, has served on the Leadership Counsel of the Business Forum for the American Society on Aging and as a Chair & Co-Chair for The Transition Network, a national organization for professional women over 50. In addition, she is a certified mediator and a prior Commissioner on Aging for the County of Marin. 

 

Torrey Kelly, Assoc ED, Marin YMCA Dec 15, 2020 8:00 AM
Marin Community Learning Hubs - Addressing the Equity Gap in Education

The Marin County Office of Education and the Marin YMCA are partnering to addressing the Equity Gap in Education during the COVID-19 school closures.  As the school year begins, Marin students, who struggle with remote instruction and who may not have family support resources at home, are being aided by the creation of the Marin Community Learning Hubs.  The Hubs benefit children in underserved neighborhoods, providing them with access to tutors and support systems at local libraries, churches and community centers.

Ken Lippi, assistant superintendent for the Marin County Office of Education, told the Marin Independent Journal that the hubs especially benefit children struggling to learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Marin Y will be partnering at 16 of the Marin Learning Hubs, including the Abert J. Boro Community Center.

Joining our speaker, Torrey Kelly, will be Meghan Case, Senior Director of Administration, and Andrew Ward, Senior Executive Director.

 

No meeting Dec 22, 2020
No meeting Dec 29, 2020
Bob Mauceli, Marin Master Gardeners Jan 12, 2021 8:00 AM
A Quick Overview of Fire-smart Landscaping
A Quick Overview of Fire-smart Landscaping

There’s been a lot of concern about how to deal with gardens and landscapes in Marin in an increasingly long and intense California fire season.  UCCE Marin Master Gardeners believe that healthy gardens are an important component of a healthy and biodiverse ecology--and of a less fire prone home environment. We have developed fire-smart principles to help reduce landscape fire risk without serious reduction or elimination of garden and landscape plantings. Following these principles can help you deal with fire risk while maintaining a healthy and beautiful landscape.  This presentation will describe Fire-smart principles and tips to reduce fire hazard risk in your landscape while preserving its ecological and esthetic value. 

Before becoming a Marin Master Gardener in 2014, Bob Mauceli was a Master Gardener for nine years in Upstate New York. He lives on a north Novato hillside that has twenty-one Tuscan olive trees and is landscaped using native trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials. Bob is one of the original members of the Marin Master Gardener Fire-smart Project Team. He has been working for the past two years on applying Fire-smart principles to his native plant garden to reduce its fire hazard risk.Before becoming a Marin Master Gardener in 2014, Bob was a Master Gardener for nine years in Upstate New York. He lives on a north Novato hillside that has twenty-one Tuscan olive trees and is landscaped using native trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials. Bob is one of the original members of the Marin Master Gardener Fire-smart Project Team. He has been working for the past two years on applying Fire-smart principles to his native plant garden to reduce its fire hazard risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Johnston, Retired California State Attorney Jan 19, 2021 8:00 AM
Characters from the Early Days of San Quentin

Kate represented the condemned on California's death row as a Deputy State Public Defender.She will talk about how San Quentin Prison came about, its early history, and some of the colorful characters from those early years. She is also a docent at Jack London State Historic Park, serves on the Novato Historical Guild Board, and, in non-Covid times, leads free historical walks around Hamilton, Novato, Taylor Park, Sebastopol and elsewhere.