Speaker Date Topic
District Governor, Steve Weitzen 2020-2021 Mar 05, 2021

District Governor, Steven Weitzen, is making his formal visit to each of the clubs in our Rotary District this year by Zoom.  This important meeting will be his opportunity to get to know all of you and see how he, as District Governor, can assist our club and help in making our club year the best!

Dr. Wen Chen Mar 12, 2021
Human Rights Movement in China

Millions of Chinese people have been arrested for their spiritual beliefs or political views. They have not only been tortured and forced to do slave labor but also killed for their organs. While it takes two-to-three years in the U.S. to wait for matching organs, it takes two-to-four weeks in China. The state-sanctioned organ harvesting towards prisoners of conscience has been operated by the Chinese police, legal and military system. Evidence and international responses about forced organ harvesting in China will be presented, as well as the following: how the Chinese Communist Party penetrates U.S. society to influence decision-makers; the human rights movement in China, which began in 2004; innovation that allows people to bypass China's Internet blockade; human rights lawyers in China; and the movement of quitting the Chinese Communist Party. 

 

Dr Chen has given over 300 presentations to community organizations about Chinese culture, history, and human rights. Wen has been working as a scientific staff for Caltech since 2000. She is an active member of the Amnesty International Chapter at Pasadena and a board member for Caltech Women in Biology and Bioengineer. She lives in Pasadena with her husband and two teenage daughters.

William Slomanson Mar 19, 2021
International Human Rights Law

This session will address the following questions: Where do human rights come from? What are human rights? Is there an international legal regime that limits governments and protects individuals? What human rights has the U.S. adopted in its own laws? Has the U.S. embraced internationally defined human rights? What are the enforcement mechanisms?  

 

William Slomanson BIO:

https://www.tjsl.edu/directory/william-slomanson

Kira Foody Mar 26, 2021
Child care during the pandemic

Join us to hear from our very own Kira Foody as she enlightens us on having a new born during these challenging times.

Tom Seidler - SD Padres Apr 02, 2021
SD Padres Update

Tom Seidler enters his 31st season in professional baseball, and his ninth with the Padres, serving as senior vice president, community and military affairs.  Seidler oversaw the launch of the Padres Volunteer Team, a regional volunteer force which has engaged over 6,000 members of the community and provided over 29,000 volunteer hours and $740,000 of value to local non-profits.  In 2016, the Padres joined forces with an existing local fundraiser to create Padres Pedal the Cause, the largest local athletic fundraiser in San Diego, supporting more than 30 collaborative cancer research projects to date. Over the last seven years, Padres Pedal the Cause has raised more than $13,000,000 for cancer research and treatment centers in San Diego. As President of the Padres Foundation, Seidler managed a series of 50th Anniversary community projects in 2019, ‘Padres Thank SD’, the biggest single-year charitable initiative for the franchise. Seidler oversaw food insecurity efforts for the Padres during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and assisted in fundraising for local social justice organizations that year

Prior to joining the Padres, Seidler was an owner/operator in minor league baseball for 20 years, working in Florida, Montana, California, and Caracas, Venezuela.

Seidler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University. He currently serves on the board of directors of Padres Pedal the Cause and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

Matthias C. Kurth, MD, PhD Apr 09, 2021
History of the FDA
Pres Tim McCully Apr 16, 2021
PLRC Assembly

In our Annual Assembly we will be discussing Club Financials and other pertinent Club Business

Mara Elliott - SD City Attorney Apr 23, 2021
How the City Attorney's Office Protects the Community
Ms Elliott will be providing an update about the work her Office does to protect the community.  From defending taxpayers in lawsuits against the City to prosecuting misdemeanor crimes such as elder abuse and DUIs to removing guns from dangerous individuals to providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, the City Attorney's Office protects the community in ways that are sometimes unknown to city residents. 
Shawn Dixon - COO San Diego Zoo Jun 25, 2021
Evolution of San Diego Zoo