Speaker Date Topic
Maika Llorens Gulat, Executive Director Jan 28, 2020 8:00 AM
Slide Ranch: Connecting Children to Nature
Slide Ranch: Connecting Children to Nature

In addition to being Slide Ranch ED, Maika is a Trustee and Vice President for the School Board of the San Rafael Board of Education and co-founder and current Board Member of SchoolsRule. See many more positions and accomplishments at https:linkedin.com/in/maikallorensgulati/. 



Phillip Snell Feb 04, 2020 8:00 AM
San Geronimo Golf Course: The Complete Story
San Geronimo Golf Course: The Complete Story

This presentation will cover the history of San Geronimo Golf Course, the Marin Board of Supervisors' and Trust for Public Land's plans for the golf course, the litigation against the County, the current status of the course, and initiative to save the course which is on the March 2020 ballot. 
Mr. Snell is an active member of the California State Bar Assn. He practiced law in Marin for 37 years. Pertinent to the talk, he worked as a caddie and was Junior Champion at the Presidio Golf Course. The Marin Independent Journal published two of his law-based opinion articles concerning the San Geronimo Golf Course.
 Phil is past President of the Rotary Club of Novato.


Michael Hartnett, Marin Cnty Republican Cntrl Cmte Feb 11, 2020 8:00 AM
Divided America: Can We Reconcile Our Differences?

Michael is a native of Marin County. He is a physician, expert bridge player and tax preparer. He has seen politics from both sides of the aisle and was the Republican nominee for State Assembly in 2006. He is a frequent contributor of articles and letters in the Marin Independent Journal.He will provide a unique perspective on the politics of today.

Patricia Gill, Schurig Ctr Brain Injury Recovery Feb 18, 2020 8:00 AM
Schurig Center: Rehabilitative and therapeutic services for persons living with a brain injury
Schurig Center: Rehabilitative and therapeutic services for persons living with a brain injury

Patricia has been with Schurig Center for 13 years. She earned a BA & MS in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University and has worked in research and clinical positions at UC Davis and UCSF. Other professional positions include management of an Alzheimer's and Dementia residential program, administration of neuropsychological testing; teaching at the University of San Francisco; coordinating research projects at UCSF and USF; and providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and groups.

Schurig Center helps people reach their highest potential after a stroke, accident or concussion. This enjoyable and informative presentation will introduce you to the amazing and innovative services offered at Shurig Center, the community needs met by the organization, and tips for keeping your brain healthy.

TBA SG Feb 25, 2020 8:00 AM
Korean War
Maureen Kalbus, Board Member Mar 03, 2020 8:00 AM
Ross Valley Players at the Barn Theatre

Celebrating its NINETIETH season, Ross Valley Players is the longest continuously running theatre company in the Bay Area. As Outreach Chair, Maureen will give an overview of its history, unique setting, operations and season's productions.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Maureen has a B. Ed from Queen's University Belfast and has been an educator on three continents. Her particular interests have been in Early Childhood Education, Gifted Education and involving children in theatre arts, through producing children's musicals. Now a retired elementary school principal, she volunteers in different capacities within her community, and is an invited speaker/presenter and story teller.


TBA SG Mar 10, 2020 8:00 AM


Andrew Raphael, former Executive Director, Konojel Mar 17, 2020 8:00 AM
Konojel, a US 501c3 & Registered Nonprofit in Guatemala Helping People Move Toward Self-sufficiency
Konojel, a US 501c3 & Registered Nonprofit in Guatemala Helping People Move Toward Self-sufficiency

Konojel (which means "all together" in the Mayan language Kaq'chikel) strives to create and support platforms through which underserved individuals and families can move themselves toward self-sufficiency. The speaker has led a team of mostly Mayan indigenous women as they developed programs that serve linch 5 days a week to 80 children and adults considered most at risk of malnutrition. Konojel has also established an after-school program for elementary school children and created a job-training program for single Moms. It has also opened a computer center with educational technology available to all students in the local village and started a restaurant staffed by local women with profits supporting these programs. 


TBD (KE) Mar 24, 2020
Marin Petanque
Chandra Alexandre, ED, Community Action Marin Mar 31, 2020 8:00 AM
Quinn Gardner, Emergency Mgr, San Rafael Apr 07, 2020 8:00 AM
City of San Rafael Disaster Response & Emergency Management
City of San Rafael Disaster Response & Emergency Management

Quinn Gardner is the Emergency Manager for San Rafael. She is a dedicated public servant, with over a decade of experience in disaster response and emergency management. She has designed and delivered multiple disaster-related classes focused on individual and community preparedness and volunteer coordination. Adding to an extensive list of completed courses, she recently graduated FEMA's four-week long National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA). Prior to leading the Office of Emergency Services in San Rafael she worked for the UC Berkeley Office of Emergency Management, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team. She holds an MPA from the University of Missouri and a BA from Webster University.

Annika Osborn, Drive Clean Marin Apr 14, 2020 8:00 AM
Electric Vehicles: A Community Conversation on Climate Action
Peter Lee, Exec Dir; Stan Green, Board Member Apr 21, 2020 8:00 AM
Marin Villages

Marin Villages is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering aolder adults to be active, connected ad independent in the place they call home.