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This book gives readers a unique look at a bold and legendary general, and the compelling story of his only son, who followed in his father's footsteps.   In America's triumph over Nazi Germany, no name was more legendary than Patton, the general feared and admired even by his enemies. While Patton cut a path of victory in Europe, his son was growing up in his father's footsteps, rubbing shoulders with the sons and daughters of presidents, generals, and kings. Decades later, George S. Patton would get his chance to prove his valor. But this was a different kind of war, in a place called Vietnam. Brimming with never-before-published information, plus interviews with such intriguing historical figures as Richard Nixon and General William Westmoreland,  The Fighting Pattons  captures a remarkable family through seasons of tragedy and victory. From their actions on the field to the abiding sense of duty that motivated them, here are two men who found a home in war, two men who served with brilliance, loyalty, and above all, an abiding commitment to the men who followed them into battle.

This book gives readers a unique look at a bold and legendary general, and the compelling story of his only son, who followed in his father's footsteps.

In America's triumph over Nazi Germany, no name was more legendary than Patton, the general feared and admired even by his enemies. While Patton cut a path of victory in Europe, his son was growing up in his father's footsteps, rubbing shoulders with the sons and daughters of presidents, generals, and kings. Decades later, George S. Patton would get his chance to prove his valor. But this was a different kind of war, in a place called Vietnam. Brimming with never-before-published information, plus interviews with such intriguing historical figures as Richard Nixon and General William Westmoreland, The Fighting Pattons captures a remarkable family through seasons of tragedy and victory. From their actions on the field to the abiding sense of duty that motivated them, here are two men who found a home in war, two men who served with brilliance, loyalty, and above all, an abiding commitment to the men who followed them into battle.

Coming Soon to GGBC

11/6 Brian Sobel: “The Fighting Pattons”
11/13 Doug Noonas: Postal Inspector talks About the Unibomber
11/20 Chris Austria: Safaris Ltd., Uganda
11/27 Dark for Thanksgiving break

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Jason Chang is a 20+ years cybersecurity industry veteran, and CEO/Founder of Variable Path Inc. Absolutely passionate about cybersecurity, he started learning about hacking when he was 6 years old and never stopped learning. Jason started a technical services company in 1998 at age 24, which helped many Fortune 500 companies. Variable Path, Inc ( Varpath.com ) was started 10 years later in 2008 as his second endeavor. Varpath brings together all the experience gathered from the previous decade to provide comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. Varpath's primary focus is affordably priced managed security for small to medium businesses. Varpath secondarily provides enterprise security services for large companies like Fortune 500's Berkshire Hathaway, Standard Charter Bank, Oracle, and more. Jason regularly gives talks about the state of the cybersecurity industry.

Jason Chang is a 20+ years cybersecurity industry veteran, and CEO/Founder of Variable Path Inc. Absolutely passionate about cybersecurity, he started learning about hacking when he was 6 years old and never stopped learning. Jason started a technical services company in 1998 at age 24, which helped many Fortune 500 companies. Variable Path, Inc (Varpath.com) was started 10 years later in 2008 as his second endeavor. Varpath brings together all the experience gathered from the previous decade to provide comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. Varpath's primary focus is affordably priced managed security for small to medium businesses. Varpath secondarily provides enterprise security services for large companies like Fortune 500's Berkshire Hathaway, Standard Charter Bank, Oracle, and more. Jason regularly gives talks about the state of the cybersecurity industry.

In 2006 Carlo launched Alchemy World, an NGO based in East Africa focusing on delivering poverty alleviation and economic growth through private sector development and entrepreneurship. During this time he was Economic Advisor to the Ethiopian Government and worked with ILO, and UNICEF. He remains Non Executive Chairman of Alchemy World, and heavily engaged in Social Responsibility.

In 2006 Carlo launched Alchemy World, an NGO based in East Africa focusing on delivering poverty alleviation and economic growth through private sector development and entrepreneurship. During this time he was Economic Advisor to the Ethiopian Government and worked with ILO, and UNICEF. He remains Non Executive Chairman of Alchemy World, and heavily engaged in Social Responsibility.

Zak Franet is an Account Executive at Ground Floor where he works to deliver positive outcomes to a wide variety of clients through consensus and coalition building, developing and implementing creative stratagems, and cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders. Zak immerses himself in the legislation and political developments that impact the clients with whom he works. Outside of his client work, he also serves as an executive member of the San Francisco Youth Policy and Advisory Committee.

Zak Franet is an Account Executive at Ground Floor where he works to deliver positive outcomes to a wide variety of clients through consensus and coalition building, developing and implementing creative stratagems, and cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders. Zak immerses himself in the legislation and political developments that impact the clients with whom he works. Outside of his client work, he also serves as an executive member of the San Francisco Youth Policy and Advisory Committee.

Scott is currently a 737 and Human Factors Instructor for United Airlines and he is the Lead Solo pilot for the Patriot Jet Team flying the #5 jet. Scott retired from the Navy in 2013 as the Navy’s first Commanding Officer of the only F-35C Stealth Strike Fighter Squadron in the US inventory; Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO ONE based in Eglin AFB, Florida. Scott also commanded an F/A-18 Hornet squadron during two combat deployments to Afghanistan in Support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. While leading the 250 Sailors, the Rampager’s of VFA-83 were awarded the 2009 Commander Naval Air Forces Aviation Battle Efficiency Award, the CAPT Michael J. Estocin Award as the Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron of the year and the 2010 CNO Safety Award.

Scott is currently a 737 and Human Factors Instructor for United Airlines and he is the Lead Solo pilot for the Patriot Jet Team flying the #5 jet. Scott retired from the Navy in 2013 as the Navy’s first Commanding Officer of the only F-35C Stealth Strike Fighter Squadron in the US inventory; Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO ONE based in Eglin AFB, Florida. Scott also commanded an F/A-18 Hornet squadron during two combat deployments to Afghanistan in Support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. While leading the 250 Sailors, the Rampager’s of VFA-83 were awarded the 2009 Commander Naval Air Forces Aviation Battle Efficiency Award, the CAPT Michael J. Estocin Award as the Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron of the year and the 2010 CNO Safety Award.

The waterfront is where it all began for San Francisco. It’s where untold numbers of adventurers and fortune-hunters first stepped foot upon the land that embodied possibility. It’s where ships from around the world, carrying sea-faring gold seekers, maritime traders, free-spirited mavericks, and hopeful immigrants, came to anchor.   About the author  Lee Bruno is an author, journalist and strategy analyst. He has worked as a staff writer, editor and freelancer for several different publications, including The Guardian (UK), MIT Technology Review, Red Herring magazine, Scientific American and The Economist.

The waterfront is where it all began for San Francisco. It’s where untold numbers of adventurers and fortune-hunters first stepped foot upon the land that embodied possibility. It’s where ships from around the world, carrying sea-faring gold seekers, maritime traders, free-spirited mavericks, and hopeful immigrants, came to anchor.

About the author Lee Bruno is an author, journalist and strategy analyst. He has worked as a staff writer, editor and freelancer for several different publications, including The Guardian (UK), MIT Technology Review, Red Herring magazine, Scientific American and The Economist.

In 1996, the FBI established a private/public partnership program in Cleveland as a way to share information with local information technology experts and others in support of our cyber investigations. That program, called InfraGard, was a unique effort that was quite ahead of its time—back then, the Bureau did very little with the private sector in terms of engagement. According to Brad Brekke, the head of today’s FBI Office of Private Sector (OPS), “We rarely talked to the private sector back in the late 1980s or early 1990s unless we were doing an interview, serving a search warrant, or making an arrest.”  However, over the past 20 years—and especially since the events of 9/11—the Bureau has made great strides in engaging with businesses, sharing information not just on cyber issues but on counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and more traditional criminal matters as well.

In 1996, the FBI established a private/public partnership program in Cleveland as a way to share information with local information technology experts and others in support of our cyber investigations. That program, called InfraGard, was a unique effort that was quite ahead of its time—back then, the Bureau did very little with the private sector in terms of engagement. According to Brad Brekke, the head of today’s FBI Office of Private Sector (OPS), “We rarely talked to the private sector back in the late 1980s or early 1990s unless we were doing an interview, serving a search warrant, or making an arrest.”

However, over the past 20 years—and especially since the events of 9/11—the Bureau has made great strides in engaging with businesses, sharing information not just on cyber issues but on counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and more traditional criminal matters as well.

Suzanne Taves is the Senior Development Director at The Arthritis Foundation. She has been working for various non-profits for 8 years as a sunset career, following a long career in Human Resources. She did not go looking for arthritis, it found her when her daughter was diagnosed at age ten. At that time she didn’t know that children got arthritis and had no idea that it was a very serious incurable disease. Her daughter has been on chemotherapy and biologic treatments for ten years and she looks forward to sharing knowledge in a raw and personal way.

Suzanne Taves is the Senior Development Director at The Arthritis Foundation. She has been working for various non-profits for 8 years as a sunset career, following a long career in Human Resources. She did not go looking for arthritis, it found her when her daughter was diagnosed at age ten. At that time she didn’t know that children got arthritis and had no idea that it was a very serious incurable disease. Her daughter has been on chemotherapy and biologic treatments for ten years and she looks forward to sharing knowledge in a raw and personal way.

CAPT. Huseby will present a fascinating lecture on the formation and function of the Expeditionary Field Hospital at Chu-Lai Vietnam to provide life support for a Marine Expeditionary Unit during 1965. Operation Starlite which took place during this time, repeated many times in Vietnam including the Tet Offensive in 1968 and the Battle of Hue.  Captain Scott Huseby, ( MC ) USNR (Ret.) graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a BA in Chemistry and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with an MD in 1956. He entered Active Duty USN in 1957, followed by a tour with the US Navy School of Deep Sea Diving and Experimental Diving Unit as a Submarine and Diving Medical Officer at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, DC, from 1957-1959. From 1960-1963, CAPT Huseby completed Orthopaedic Residency at the US Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  He became Commanding Officer and Orthopaedic Surgeon, B-Medical Collecting and Clearing Company and Field Hospital, at Chu-Lai, Vietnam (1965). After that, Chief of Orthopaedics and Head of Hand Service, US Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, from 1968-1970. Huseby was separated from Active Naval Service in 1970 and entered Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Practice in Concord, California, until 2000. He retired from US Naval Reserve in 1982

CAPT. Huseby will present a fascinating lecture on the formation and function of the Expeditionary Field Hospital at Chu-Lai Vietnam to provide life support for a Marine Expeditionary Unit during 1965. Operation Starlite which took place during this time, repeated many times in Vietnam including the Tet Offensive in 1968 and the Battle of Hue.

Captain Scott Huseby, ( MC ) USNR (Ret.) graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a BA in Chemistry and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with an MD in 1956. He entered Active Duty USN in 1957, followed by a tour with the US Navy School of Deep Sea Diving and Experimental Diving Unit as a Submarine and Diving Medical Officer at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, DC, from 1957-1959. From 1960-1963, CAPT Huseby completed Orthopaedic Residency at the US Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

He became Commanding Officer and Orthopaedic Surgeon, B-Medical Collecting and Clearing Company and Field Hospital, at Chu-Lai, Vietnam (1965). After that, Chief of Orthopaedics and Head of Hand Service, US Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, from 1968-1970. Huseby was separated from Active Naval Service in 1970 and entered Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Practice in Concord, California, until 2000. He retired from US Naval Reserve in 1982

Jose Ramirez, Executive Director, St. Anthony’s and Cindy Dovinh, Corporate Relations Manager, St. Anthony’s   About St. Anthony’s:  Founded in 1950, St. Anthony’s provides food, clothing, medical care, access to technology, addiction recovery services, job training, and social work services to those who need it. Every day of the year, with dignity and respect, we support and are supported by thousands of San Franciscans. All who come through our doors join the St. Anthony's family and help us to create a future in which all people flourish.

Jose Ramirez, Executive Director, St. Anthony’s and Cindy Dovinh, Corporate Relations Manager, St. Anthony’s

About St. Anthony’s: Founded in 1950, St. Anthony’s provides food, clothing, medical care, access to technology, addiction recovery services, job training, and social work services to those who need it. Every day of the year, with dignity and respect, we support and are supported by thousands of San Franciscans. All who come through our doors join the St. Anthony's family and help us to create a future in which all people flourish.

Captain Byrd assumed command of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco in March 2019 and serves as the Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for San Francisco and Northern California. As such, she leads over 850 Active and Reserve Coast Guardsmen operating four Cutters, seven Search and Rescue Stations, an Aids to Navigation Team, a Vessel Traffic Service, and a Marine Safety Detachment. She is also responsible for 1100+ Coast Guard Auxiliarists. Her area of responsibility spans from the Oregon border to the San Luis Obispo County line as well as much of Nevada, Utah, and parts of Wyoming, and includes over 2,500 miles of shoreline within the San Francisco Bay and its tributaries.

Captain Byrd assumed command of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco in March 2019 and serves as the Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for San Francisco and Northern California. As such, she leads over 850 Active and Reserve Coast Guardsmen operating four Cutters, seven Search and Rescue Stations, an Aids to Navigation Team, a Vessel Traffic Service, and a Marine Safety Detachment. She is also responsible for 1100+ Coast Guard Auxiliarists. Her area of responsibility spans from the Oregon border to the San Luis Obispo County line as well as much of Nevada, Utah, and parts of Wyoming, and includes over 2,500 miles of shoreline within the San Francisco Bay and its tributaries.

A perennial GGBC club favorite, Oak is a retired attorney and current instructor at Dominican University of California, teaching Courtroom drama in the movies and theater to as many as 175 students in each class. Oak is a Professor Emeritus College of Marin for over 25 yrs and Taught introduction to law, legal research and business law primarily to court reporting students.

A perennial GGBC club favorite, Oak is a retired attorney and current instructor at Dominican University of California, teaching Courtroom drama in the movies and theater to as many as 175 students in each class. Oak is a Professor Emeritus College of Marin for over 25 yrs and Taught introduction to law, legal research and business law primarily to court reporting students.

With 200+ speaking engagements each year, master publicity strategist and consultant, and bestselling author, Jill Lublin, consistently wows audiences worldwide with her entertaining and interactive keynotes, seminars, and training programs on publicity, networking, kindness and influence marketing.  Visit  JillLublin.com  or  ProfitofKindness.com , or call 415-883-5455 for more information. For media interviews or to book Jill to speak contact Jennifer Ellis –  jennifermarieellis@outlook.com  /

With 200+ speaking engagements each year, master publicity strategist and consultant, and bestselling author, Jill Lublin, consistently wows audiences worldwide with her entertaining and interactive keynotes, seminars, and training programs on publicity, networking, kindness and influence marketing.

Visit JillLublin.com or ProfitofKindness.com, or call 415-883-5455 for more information. For media interviews or to book Jill to speak contact Jennifer Ellis – jennifermarieellis@outlook.com /

Hear from our incredible new kids: Deborah Wakefield, Scott Lueck and Sam Brown. New GGBC Members get to share a bit about their lives and introduce themselves officially to the club. All members highly encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this always very fun event

Hear from our incredible new kids: Deborah Wakefield, Scott Lueck and Sam Brown. New GGBC Members get to share a bit about their lives and introduce themselves officially to the club. All members highly encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this always very fun event

As co-founder, el presidente and brewmaster, Phil has been in and around the Bay Area beer community since the late 90′s. His arc has taken him from home brewing and winning competitions; to consulting with up and coming breweries; to being the head brewer at Southpaw BBQ in SF. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the SF Brewers Guild which advocates for and promotes the rich brewing history and community of San Francisco. When Phil is not brewing, you can probably find him swimming in the bay, running on Mt. Tam, or cycling around the Bay Area.

As co-founder, el presidente and brewmaster, Phil has been in and around the Bay Area beer community since the late 90′s. His arc has taken him from home brewing and winning competitions; to consulting with up and coming breweries; to being the head brewer at Southpaw BBQ in SF. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the SF Brewers Guild which advocates for and promotes the rich brewing history and community of San Francisco. When Phil is not brewing, you can probably find him swimming in the bay, running on Mt. Tam, or cycling around the Bay Area.

I’m a person who cares deeply about you having a work life you’re in love with. About you being the commander of your own destiny and embracing your “unemployability” as an entrepreneur. I’m a woman who was so fed up with her work life working for someone else that she created a business of her own. For many years I looked for my place in Corporate America, trying different industries, companies, and working circumstances, thinking that if I could just find that one, right spot, my work life would finally click into place. All the while, there was a little voice in the back of my mind saying: work for yourself! work for yourself! It wasn’t until my coaching training that I realized I could play to my strengths professionally, as well as fulfill my desire to be self-employed… Now I work for myself, choose my clients with care, and do my best to affect positive change in the world. Personally, I’m dog obsessed and frequently take notes on cocktail napkins and the back of used envelopes. My musical tastes run the gamut from the Velvet Underground to Thelonious Monk to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I love eating great food with a glass of wine. If you see me at the dog park, a concert, or having a cocktail, please come and say hi.

I’m a person who cares deeply about you having a work life you’re in love with. About you being the commander of your own destiny and embracing your “unemployability” as an entrepreneur. I’m a woman who was so fed up with her work life working for someone else that she created a business of her own. For many years I looked for my place in Corporate America, trying different industries, companies, and working circumstances, thinking that if I could just find that one, right spot, my work life would finally click into place. All the while, there was a little voice in the back of my mind saying: work for yourself! work for yourself! It wasn’t until my coaching training that I realized I could play to my strengths professionally, as well as fulfill my desire to be self-employed… Now I work for myself, choose my clients with care, and do my best to affect positive change in the world. Personally, I’m dog obsessed and frequently take notes on cocktail napkins and the back of used envelopes. My musical tastes run the gamut from the Velvet Underground to Thelonious Monk to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I love eating great food with a glass of wine. If you see me at the dog park, a concert, or having a cocktail, please come and say hi.

Richard Lyons Corriea served with distinction as an officer of the San Francisco Police Department for 34 years and rose to the rank of Commander before his retirement in 2014. Never one to sit idle, Mr. Corriea took up the study of law in his off-time and earned his JD from GGU in 1988. Today he is an attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and Director of the University’s International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership.  Richard will provide an overview of the services available through Ombudsman programs and his perspective on aging. The Ombudsman Program is required by federal and state laws to advocate for the rights of people living in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living programs. The Ombudsman receives and responds to individual complaints and issues by, or on behalf of, these residents. These may include allegations of elder Abuse.

Richard Lyons Corriea served with distinction as an officer of the San Francisco Police Department for 34 years and rose to the rank of Commander before his retirement in 2014. Never one to sit idle, Mr. Corriea took up the study of law in his off-time and earned his JD from GGU in 1988. Today he is an attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and Director of the University’s International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership.

Richard will provide an overview of the services available through Ombudsman programs and his perspective on aging. The Ombudsman Program is required by federal and state laws to advocate for the rights of people living in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living programs. The Ombudsman receives and responds to individual complaints and issues by, or on behalf of, these residents. These may include allegations of elder Abuse.

Dr. Debra Dupree founded Relationships That Matter in 2005 when she realized that her work focused on people in their relationships that matter most…at work and at home. Today, she helps people discover how to recover from the dramas and traumas in their past to discover happiness within so that relationships can turnaround! It takes courage to confront difficult family situations…to face death, loss and change.  Dr. Debra Dupree: Forensic Mental Health Psychologist, Mediator, Coach & Parenting Coordinator

Dr. Debra Dupree founded Relationships That Matter in 2005 when she realized that her work focused on people in their relationships that matter most…at work and at home. Today, she helps people discover how to recover from the dramas and traumas in their past to discover happiness within so that relationships can turnaround! It takes courage to confront difficult family situations…to face death, loss and change. Dr. Debra Dupree: Forensic Mental Health Psychologist, Mediator, Coach & Parenting Coordinator

An Amazon #1 Best Seller, Joan Gelfand’s  book teaches writers how to avoid the pitfalls of many beginning writers. The talk is guided by a 10 page power point presentation.  Joan Gelfand, author of three collections of poetry, an award-winning chapbook of short fiction and a novel set in Silicon Valley, is a writing coach living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in over a hundred national and international literary journals and magazines. A short film based on one of her poems has appeared in nine international film festivals including Cannes, Rome and the Hollywood Film Festival.

An Amazon #1 Best Seller, Joan Gelfand’s book teaches writers how to avoid the pitfalls of many beginning writers. The talk is guided by a 10 page power point presentation.

Joan Gelfand, author of three collections of poetry, an award-winning chapbook of short fiction and a novel set in Silicon Valley, is a writing coach living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in over a hundred national and international literary journals and magazines. A short film based on one of her poems has appeared in nine international film festivals including Cannes, Rome and the Hollywood Film Festival.

Award-winning Director, Cinematographer, Editor and Colorist located in Marin County, California. I've been making films and photographs for over 40 years. Initially crazy enough to attempt a career in photography, I began creating computer animation software in the 1980s and was responsible for leading the development of the most widely-used 3D production system in the world (Autodesk 3ds Max). The Invisible Peak (hidden in plain sight).  The first film in my West Peak trilogy.  -- Mt. Tamalpais, sentinel peak of the San Francisco Bay Area, is considered sacred by many... native and non-native alike. In 1950, the military bulldozed the highest peak of the mountain to build an Air Force Station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range Nike nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers.

Award-winning Director, Cinematographer, Editor and Colorist located in Marin County, California. I've been making films and photographs for over 40 years. Initially crazy enough to attempt a career in photography, I began creating computer animation software in the 1980s and was responsible for leading the development of the most widely-used 3D production system in the world (Autodesk 3ds Max). The Invisible Peak (hidden in plain sight). The first film in my West Peak trilogy. -- Mt. Tamalpais, sentinel peak of the San Francisco Bay Area, is considered sacred by many... native and non-native alike. In 1950, the military bulldozed the highest peak of the mountain to build an Air Force Station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range Nike nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers.

John A. McKnight, will discuss the upcoming program at the USS San Francisco Memorial at Lands End and the story of our city's namesake in one of the most dramatic naval battles of the Second World War. John is the Operations Manager for San Francisco Fleet Week. He is responsible for planning and executing this massive week-long emergency management event bringing together federal, state, regional, and local responders to plan and practice best practices in disaster relief. Fleet Week’s 40 plus individual events also serve to integrate our visiting Sailors and Marines into our community to public relations opportunities of community service, cooperative training missions, and public appearances. Earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 in Molecular and Cell Biology, he went on to work in the Biotech industry for 10 years as a manufacturing manager responsible for all stages of production of injectable pharmaceuticals (parenterals); he has worked at Genentech, Xoma, and Chiron (Novartis). John is an active member of Toastmasters International, Kiwanis International, The San Francisco Golden Gate Breakfast Club, and the Order of St. John. He is the Chaplain for the San Francisco Chapter (Commandery) of the United States NavalOrder,and is the President of the USS San Francisco (CA-38) Memorial Foundation.

John A. McKnight, will discuss the upcoming program at the USS San Francisco Memorial at Lands End and the story of our city's namesake in one of the most dramatic naval battles of the Second World War. John is the Operations Manager for San Francisco Fleet Week. He is responsible for planning and executing this massive week-long emergency management event bringing together federal, state, regional, and local responders to plan and practice best practices in disaster relief. Fleet Week’s 40 plus individual events also serve to integrate our visiting Sailors and Marines into our community to public relations opportunities of community service, cooperative training missions, and public appearances. Earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 in Molecular and Cell Biology, he went on to work in the Biotech industry for 10 years as a manufacturing manager responsible for all stages of production of injectable pharmaceuticals (parenterals); he has worked at Genentech, Xoma, and Chiron (Novartis). John is an active member of Toastmasters International, Kiwanis International, The San Francisco Golden Gate Breakfast Club, and the Order of St. John. He is the Chaplain for the San Francisco Chapter (Commandery) of the United States NavalOrder,and is the President of the USS San Francisco (CA-38) Memorial Foundation.

Greenbrae resident Tony Lazzarini, a U.S. Army combat veteran who was a door gunner on a helicopter crew for two tours during the Vietnam War, will be the featured speaker at the Golden Gate Breakfast Club on May 15th, 2019. After his 1965-68 stint in the army, which included about 250 missions aboard a Huey UH-1D, Lazzarini became a business owner, playwright, author, and filmmaker. His book is called Highest Traditions: Memories of War. He founded the 51-50 Foundation, a private social club for classic car enthusiasts based in Novato.

Greenbrae resident Tony Lazzarini, a U.S. Army combat veteran who was a door gunner on a helicopter crew for two tours during the Vietnam War, will be the featured speaker at the Golden Gate Breakfast Club on May 15th, 2019. After his 1965-68 stint in the army, which included about 250 missions aboard a Huey UH-1D, Lazzarini became a business owner, playwright, author, and filmmaker. His book is called Highest Traditions: Memories of War. He founded the 51-50 Foundation, a private social club for classic car enthusiasts based in Novato.

About Steven Campbell I have been a professor, speaker, author, father and husband – married for over 47 years – who has been teaching Tame Your Mind for colleges, universities, businesses and audiences for over 30 years. All of this really began when I was laid off during the Great Recession of 2008 “Making Your Mind Magnificent” reveals how my feelings did NOT come from losing my job – they came from what I SAID TO MYSELF about losing my job. So by learning how to replace what I was saying to myself with positive messages, I also learned I now had the power to create any life I wanted.

About Steven Campbell I have been a professor, speaker, author, father and husband – married for over 47 years – who has been teaching Tame Your Mind for colleges, universities, businesses and audiences for over 30 years. All of this really began when I was laid off during the Great Recession of 2008 “Making Your Mind Magnificent” reveals how my feelings did NOT come from losing my job – they came from what I SAID TO MYSELF about losing my job. So by learning how to replace what I was saying to myself with positive messages, I also learned I now had the power to create any life I wanted.

Lieutenant Colonel Todd Mahar is a career Marine Corps Infantry Officer with operational experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has commanded at every rank from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel. His additional assignments include instructor duty, recruiting duty, and Military Aide to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. He is currently a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford University and is researching the US/Turkey relationship. His presentation will be on leadership before, during, and after crisis or tragedy.

Lieutenant Colonel Todd Mahar is a career Marine Corps Infantry Officer with operational experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has commanded at every rank from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel. His additional assignments include instructor duty, recruiting duty, and Military Aide to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. He is currently a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford University and is researching the US/Turkey relationship. His presentation will be on leadership before, during, and after crisis or tragedy.

Leadership isn’t contingent upon the family you were born into, the pedigree of your prep school or university, nor is it pre-ordained by your astrological sign. It’s more than just a title or an office. Leadership travels with you! You can lead without title or portfolio, based on how you carry yourself. Are you credible? Are you emotionally intelligent? Do you listen well? Do you inspire trust in others? Hear the stories of the 4-year old who led a stadium, a tale of two doctors, and the manager who couldn’t get recognized for his stellar work.

Leadership isn’t contingent upon the family you were born into, the pedigree of your prep school or university, nor is it pre-ordained by your astrological sign. It’s more than just a title or an office. Leadership travels with you! You can lead without title or portfolio, based on how you carry yourself. Are you credible? Are you emotionally intelligent? Do you listen well? Do you inspire trust in others? Hear the stories of the 4-year old who led a stadium, a tale of two doctors, and the manager who couldn’t get recognized for his stellar work.

Shelley Golden is an International Personal Branding Image Consultant and Fashion Stylist and with over 20 years of experience. As 4th generation in the clothing and fashion business, Shelley’s rich experience as an image consultant, fashion stylist, costume designer, costume historian, tailor and certified color consultant puts her in a unique category to understand what it takes to create a powerful and successful personal brand and overall image. Shelley works with both individuals and companies to increase confidence in how you dress to empower yourself to attract the people you want into your life by creating a unique personal brand through your clothing and overall image.

Shelley Golden is an International Personal Branding Image Consultant and Fashion Stylist and with over 20 years of experience. As 4th generation in the clothing and fashion business, Shelley’s rich experience as an image consultant, fashion stylist, costume designer, costume historian, tailor and certified color consultant puts her in a unique category to understand what it takes to create a powerful and successful personal brand and overall image. Shelley works with both individuals and companies to increase confidence in how you dress to empower yourself to attract the people you want into your life by creating a unique personal brand through your clothing and overall image.

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A San Francisco native of Hawaiian/Italian decent. His mother is from Hawaii and father was an Italian from New Jersey. Dan always commanded the stage/center of attention, from an early age at family functions. It was a natural transition for him to speak on camera and before live audiences! An entrepreneur having help start X2Biosystems-technology for head impact monitoring, Dan also works at Skillz in San Francisco, the fastest growing company in the world with revenue of $54 million in 2018, according to INC magazine. Dan’s an avid surfer, and volunteer year round as a coach at the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco.

MAR 13: CDR Jennifer Free, USN: The Challenges of Recruiting America’s Best and Brightest

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Commander Jennifer Free is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Cmdr. Free is a warfare-qualified surface warfare officer. She enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and served 3 years as a hospital corpsman. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 2000 and received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. She also attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where she earned a Master of Science in systems engineering in 2006.


MAr 6: Attorney, Jen G. Lee - The Elephant in the Room–Dealing with Financial Stress

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Jen Grondahl Lee (JenLeeLaw.com) is a debt and credit strategy attorney. She helps her clients examine their financial situations and provide long-term solutions for reducing debt and stress in their lives. Sometimes, the solution is bankruptcy, but oftentimes, there are other solutions we can work through to get back on track. She has been featured in articles in Consumer Affairs, US News & World Report, and various websites relating to credit, debt, and bankruptcy. She has 2 girls and they are involved in several dog rescue organizations.


Feb 27: Italina Kirkins- Superstar Linked In Pro Shares Social Media Presence INSIGHTS - Real ESTATE PROS Must See!

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Italina Kirkins, JD, understands the power of LinkedIn for Professional Real Estate Agents. Ms. Kirkins advises professional Real Estate Agents in branding themselves on the popular business focused social media platform. A popular speaker with years of experience in social media, Italina brings deep insights into the do’s and don’ts of LinkedIn and how you can get the most benefit from this powerful business platform. If you’re a real estate agent, don’t miss this chance to meet a true social media professional.


Feb 20: Greg McIntyre Interview with Joszi Meskan: THE FUTURE OF SAN FRANCISCO’S INTERIOR DESIGN INDUSTRY

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Join us for an insightful, fun and no-punches pulled discussion about San Francisco's Interior Design Industry. Design Legend, Joszi Meskan interviews her dear friend, CEO of Windows & Shades, Greg McIntyre. 

About Windows & Shades —

When Jack Shears and Adam Window opened  Shears & Window in 1976, they held a creative vision that has continued to sustain us to this day. That vision was to offer home furnishings & textiles to interior designers that exemplify the finest creative talent that the design industry has to offer.

In our furniture showroom, located on the second floor, we showcase an extensive collection of fine furniture, lighting, and accessories, many with custom capabilities. Our primary focus is traditional with many of our lines offering products that are transitional enough to bridge with contemporary.

Our textile showroom, located on the fourth floor, features a diverse collection of fabrics, leathers, wall covering, trimmings, and drapery hardware.  We offer a beautiful array of products that include fine Italian velvets,  intricate French embroideries, hearty Belgian linens, and decorative Portuguese trimmings.

We invite you to visit our showroom and hope that you will see for yourself, the outstanding collections we are able to offer the most discriminating client.


Feb 13: Linda Shively - Laugh Your Way To Joy!

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Linda Shively works with resilient, capable entrepreneurs who feel frustrated in their business and are ready to have the results they want.  After navigating the diagnosis and death of her almost 4-year-old-daughter, healing from an abusive relationship, and starting her own business, Linda inspires her audiences and guides her clients to move through difficult challenges to achieve success and joy in business and life. She also shares how laughter has the power to promote physical and emotional health and well-being.  Linda has studied brain and mind function for 30 years. In addition to her Bachelors in psychobiology from UCLA, Linda is certified as a Master Life and Executive Coach, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, a Master Hypnotherapist, and a Laughter Yoga Leader.  A powerful speaker, she has touched thousands of individuals, businesses, and organizations with her inspirational message:  no matter the level of stress, frustration, or difficulty, the challenges you face do not have to limit your ability to create a life filled with laughter, meaning, and joy.


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February 6th Sara B. Hart, PhD.

Author of “The UpSide of DOWNSIZING” Sara B. Hart will discuss “getting to ENOUGH”

Sara Hart, PhD has her own management consulting company, Hartcom, which she launched 20+ years ago. Hartcom focuses on leadership development, coaching, and team building inside organizations. Much of Sara’s work focuses on how to build a Thinking Environment (TimetoThink.com) in which people can do their best thinking.

Michael D. Selfridge joined First Republic in 2012. As Chief Banking Officer, he is responsible for Northern California Private Banking, Information Technology, and nationwide Business Banking. Previously, he served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and also as the Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining First Republic, Mr. Selfridge was head of U.S. regional banking at Silicon Valley Bank. Mr. Selfridge held various other senior management positions with Silicon Valley Bank over an 18 year period. Prior to this, he was with HSBC and also Wells Fargo Bank. He serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of San Francisco. B.S., 1989, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.B.A., 1995, University of San Francisco; Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, 2013.

Michael D. Selfridge joined First Republic in 2012. As Chief Banking Officer, he is responsible for Northern California Private Banking, Information Technology, and nationwide Business Banking. Previously, he served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and also as the Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining First Republic, Mr. Selfridge was head of U.S. regional banking at Silicon Valley Bank. Mr. Selfridge held various other senior management positions with Silicon Valley Bank over an 18 year period. Prior to this, he was with HSBC and also Wells Fargo Bank. He serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of San Francisco. B.S., 1989, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.B.A., 1995, University of San Francisco; Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, 2013.

James Dixon, a San Francisco architect whose mentor was the late Aaron Green. Aaron Green was the last living professional link to Frank Lloyd Wright and he completed the Marin County Civic Center after Wright's death. James is an expert and lecturer on Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles in the Bay Area. A San Francisco architect and lecturer on architectural styles from the Victorian to the present day, James can consult on site with you to identify a property’s architectural style, give a brief history of the style, and discuss what is interesting or significant about the building itself. James will also suggest stylistically and architecturally appropriate modifications to make the building more closely fit the client’s needs.

James Dixon, a San Francisco architect whose mentor was the late Aaron Green. Aaron Green was the last living professional link to Frank Lloyd Wright and he completed the Marin County Civic Center after Wright's death. James is an expert and lecturer on Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles in the Bay Area. A San Francisco architect and lecturer on architectural styles from the Victorian to the present day, James can consult on site with you to identify a property’s architectural style, give a brief history of the style, and discuss what is interesting or significant about the building itself. James will also suggest stylistically and architecturally appropriate modifications to make the building more closely fit the client’s needs.

Known simply as "The International Man of Memory", Chester Santos has left an impression on all corners of the earth. Through his ability to demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, as well as educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be one of the greatest memory experts in the world. He is the author of the best-selling book, "Instant Memory Training for Success", published by leading academic publisher John Wiley & Sons (Wiley), and "Mastering Memory: Techniques to Turn Your Brain from a Sieve to a Sponge", published by leading nonfiction publisher Sterling Publishing (Sterling). His memory talents have been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, ABC and PBS. From recalling a random 100-plus digit sequence in five minutes to naming every U.S. congress person’s state and district number, there’s no memory challenge Chester hasn’t taken on.

Known simply as "The International Man of Memory", Chester Santos has left an impression on all corners of the earth. Through his ability to demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, as well as educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be one of the greatest memory experts in the world. He is the author of the best-selling book, "Instant Memory Training for Success", published by leading academic publisher John Wiley & Sons (Wiley), and "Mastering Memory: Techniques to Turn Your Brain from a Sieve to a Sponge", published by leading nonfiction publisher Sterling Publishing (Sterling). His memory talents have been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, ABC and PBS. From recalling a random 100-plus digit sequence in five minutes to naming every U.S. congress person’s state and district number, there’s no memory challenge Chester hasn’t taken on.

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2018 MEETINGS

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ReCAP: Creative Business Growth LUNCH

GGBC's all-star Creative Business Pro Start-Up experts discussed what it takes to grow a creative-focused business in the Bay Area. Thanks to the generous support of First Republic Bank, the event raised over $1,100 over lunch. MajGen Jan Huly was the keynote speaker and spoke in honor of Pearl Harbor Day and shared with the attendees the mission of Marines Memorial and upcoming events.

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  • Kellie Menendez, veteran investor, marketing pro, artist and co-founder of Half Full.

  • Liz Curtis, Founder and CEO of Table+Teaspoon

  • Laura Moreno, Managing Director for New Listings & Capital Markets at Nasdaq

  • Matthew Coleman, Salon Manager, Harry Winston

  • Antonio White, Moderator, GGBC Club President, veteran startup marketing pro

With a limit of only 50 people in attendance, you'll get time to ask your toughest, most challenging questions to our expert panel of Creative Business Pros. In addition, we'll serve a light lunch including beverages, plus you'll get an opportunity to chat with other professionals involved with creative focused local businesses.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from talented, successful and accomplished business leaders who are focused on growing their creative pursuits and helping you do the same. 

You get access to our panelists, a lovely light lunch with beverages, networking with other creative business owners and advisors, all at the top of San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid building. Very limited tickets available. All proceeds go to GGBC's year-end charitable giving program– and thanks to a sponsorship from our friends at First Republic Bank, 100% of your ticket price is tax deductible.

Come join the fun!

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Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history. Doug has a passion for nature, history and adventure. As a fourth-generation Californian, Doug has explored his home state extensively both personally and professionally all his life and is thrilled to be returning to television to share his interests, knowledge and discoveries and invite viewers to join him for extraordinary adventures along the open road.

Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, "Bay Area Backroads," the longest-running television series in Bay Area broadcast history. Doug has a passion for nature, history and adventure. As a fourth-generation Californian, Doug has explored his home state extensively both personally and professionally all his life and is thrilled to be returning to television to share his interests, knowledge and discoveries and invite viewers to join him for extraordinary adventures along the open road.

Many people set goals. Not everyone is able to achieve their goals. Why? How can you set goals that can be achieved? The 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement provide the framework to Get the Goals You Set. Join us for an interview with fellow GGBC Member and author, Tony Woodall.

Many people set goals. Not everyone is able to achieve their goals. Why? How can you set goals that can be achieved? The 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement provide the framework to Get the Goals You Set. Join us for an interview with fellow GGBC Member and author, Tony Woodall.

Scaling Startups in San Francisco: Breakfast + Q&A with SF Entrepreneurial Rockstars, Liz Curtis and Kellie Menendez  With all the focus on high tech business in San Francisco, you may be surprised to learn about the rebirth of the San Francisco's Creative Industry. Hear from two exceptional Start-Up founders with deep business and professional experience as they share their stories of scaling their creative- focused start-ups in San Francisco, leveraging both the Internet as well as physical storefronts. You'll have a chance to meet the founders of Table+Teaspoon and Half Full as well as participate in a Q&A Session. This breakfast chat is part of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's Getting Business to Scale Series. The chat with be moderated by GGBC Club President and veteran start-up marketing pro, Antonio White

Scaling Startups in San Francisco: Breakfast + Q&A with SF Entrepreneurial Rockstars, Liz Curtis and Kellie Menendez

With all the focus on high tech business in San Francisco, you may be surprised to learn about the rebirth of the San Francisco's Creative Industry. Hear from two exceptional Start-Up founders with deep business and professional experience as they share their stories of scaling their creative- focused start-ups in San Francisco, leveraging both the Internet as well as physical storefronts. You'll have a chance to meet the founders of Table+Teaspoon and Half Full as well as participate in a Q&A Session. This breakfast chat is part of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's Getting Business to Scale Series. The chat with be moderated by GGBC Club President and veteran start-up marketing pro, Antonio White

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Nora is a 3D Printing expert since 2010, passionate about how products are made: from design to manufacturing, using emerging technologies, such as IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing. Nora's expertise is in building strategic alliances and strong business relationships. Named amongst the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015, Nora also received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco in 2017 for her work with Women in 3D Printing, and was awarded Community Advocate of the year 2018 by her peers. Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing industry. She also co-initiated and co-organizes #3DTalk, an industry-specific and educational event series featuring women in the 3D Printing and related industries. #3DTalks are global events hosted in various cities across the USA and Europe.

Nora is a 3D Printing expert since 2010, passionate about how products are made: from design to manufacturing, using emerging technologies, such as IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing. Nora's expertise is in building strategic alliances and strong business relationships. Named amongst the 20 most influential women in Additive Manufacturing every year since 2015, Nora also received the Certificate of Honor in Manufacturing by the City of San Francisco in 2017 for her work with Women in 3D Printing, and was awarded Community Advocate of the year 2018 by her peers. Nora founded Women in 3D Printing in 2014 to promote women leaders in the Additive Manufacturing industry. She also co-initiated and co-organizes #3DTalk, an industry-specific and educational event series featuring women in the 3D Printing and related industries. #3DTalks are global events hosted in various cities across the USA and Europe.

Morgan Le is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Talent Orchard, a leading workforce solutions provider for Fortune, Startup companies and government contracts. She has worked directly with 60+ public company CEOs and board members globally. She advices and counsels the world’s leading companies on Board and C-Level recruiting, leadership development, succession planning, talent assessments, workforce/organizational design and culture. Under her strategy, Morgan spearheaded her independent brand’s transformation as a diversified human capital expert.

Morgan Le is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Talent Orchard, a leading workforce solutions provider for Fortune, Startup companies and government contracts. She has worked directly with 60+ public company CEOs and board members globally. She advices and counsels the world’s leading companies on Board and C-Level recruiting, leadership development, succession planning, talent assessments, workforce/organizational design and culture. Under her strategy, Morgan spearheaded her independent brand’s transformation as a diversified human capital expert.

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The responsibility of craft. At Telhart, we believe in doing things differently. We chose to buck the trends of modern production, which mass produces ephemeral goods and (mis)markets them as unique designs. Instead, we built Telhart Watch from the ground up, with the credo of responsible design. This meant creating bespoke timekeeping software, building a double-windowed watch casing, and designing the world's first wooden circuit board. And we did it all from our sunny (sometimes foggy). We're reimagining the way consumer goods are made. And we're doing that with community.   Joining our Kickstarter campaign  helps Telhart invest in the development tools and materials needed for the first round of production. It's a one-time commitment, and it means you'll receive one of our first watches, made by hand, by the Telhart team, in our San Francisco design studio.design studio in San Francisco.

The responsibility of craft. At Telhart, we believe in doing things differently. We chose to buck the trends of modern production, which mass produces ephemeral goods and (mis)markets them as unique designs. Instead, we built Telhart Watch from the ground up, with the credo of responsible design. This meant creating bespoke timekeeping software, building a double-windowed watch casing, and designing the world's first wooden circuit board. And we did it all from our sunny (sometimes foggy). We're reimagining the way consumer goods are made. And we're doing that with community.

Joining our Kickstarter campaign helps Telhart invest in the development tools and materials needed for the first round of production. It's a one-time commitment, and it means you'll receive one of our first watches, made by hand, by the Telhart team, in our San Francisco design studio.design studio in San Francisco.

In the most technologically advanced region of the planet, the art of premiere Stained Glass craftsmanship is rapidly becoming a lost art. San Francisco's preeminent Master Stained Glass artisan,  John Lenox , states this about his work, "For me, there is something about the way the glass and sunlight work together and this makes it easy for me to go to work every morning." Join us for a wonderful time learning about the artistry and craft of John Lenox. Tickets available at  www.GGBCsf.org  with limited availability free tickets for Veterans and College Students.

In the most technologically advanced region of the planet, the art of premiere Stained Glass craftsmanship is rapidly becoming a lost art. San Francisco's preeminent Master Stained Glass artisan, John Lenox, states this about his work, "For me, there is something about the way the glass and sunlight work together and this makes it easy for me to go to work every morning." Join us for a wonderful time learning about the artistry and craft of John Lenox. Tickets available at www.GGBCsf.org with limited availability free tickets for Veterans and College Students.

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History currently tours 20 of Sidney Mobell’s finest jeweled art pieces from their collection, including his $2 million dollar, 24k gold Monopoly game board. The items were donated in loving memory of his wife, Ronnie. Born 1922 in Denver, Colorado, Sidney spent his early adolescence in an orphanage due to an ailing Mother. He served in the second World War, became an ASCAP hall-of-fame song writer. In 1970 he built the preeminent San Francisco jewelry store of its day catering to powerful politicians and stars of stage and screen, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Samy Davis, Jr. and many others. Johnny Carson had him as a regular guest on the Tonight Show each Christmas and the British Royal family has several of his iconic, original Diamond Hourglass necklaces. At 92 and still keeping office hours, Sidney Mobell is a shining example of San Francisco spirit.

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History currently tours 20 of Sidney Mobell’s finest jeweled art pieces from their collection, including his $2 million dollar, 24k gold Monopoly game board. The items were donated in loving memory of his wife, Ronnie. Born 1922 in Denver, Colorado, Sidney spent his early adolescence in an orphanage due to an ailing Mother. He served in the second World War, became an ASCAP hall-of-fame song writer. In 1970 he built the preeminent San Francisco jewelry store of its day catering to powerful politicians and stars of stage and screen, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Samy Davis, Jr. and many others. Johnny Carson had him as a regular guest on the Tonight Show each Christmas and the British Royal family has several of his iconic, original Diamond Hourglass necklaces. At 92 and still keeping office hours, Sidney Mobell is a shining example of San Francisco spirit.

Before OCCULUS Rift, XBOX, Playstation, NINTENDO, and ATARI, there was "Galaxy Game", co-created by Hugh Tuck and his friend Bill Pitts at Stanford Artifical Intelligence Lab. Come hear Hugh's terrific story about the making of this wonderful piece of computer science and Pop Culture history. Open to all ages.

Before OCCULUS Rift, XBOX, Playstation, NINTENDO, and ATARI, there was "Galaxy Game", co-created by Hugh Tuck and his friend Bill Pitts at Stanford Artifical Intelligence Lab. Come hear Hugh's terrific story about the making of this wonderful piece of computer science and Pop Culture history. Open to all ages.

A Time-Honored Breakfast Club tradition: Come meet two of our newest members and hear about their lives. A great way to get to enjoy comradery and fun.

A Time-Honored Breakfast Club tradition: Come meet two of our newest members and hear about their lives. A great way to get to enjoy comradery and fun.

Now with the “legalization” of marijuana in California, and pot getting more publicity, you might be more confused than ever. You’ve heard words like Marijuana, Cannabis, Pot, THC, CBD, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, and more. Can someone please stop the reefer madness! And clear this up for us? Yes, we know just the person! Larry Jacobson, adventurer, circumnavigator, business and life planning coach, author, speaker, and evidently a stoner, says he can de-mystify this all for us. Bring it on Larry!

Now with the “legalization” of marijuana in California, and pot getting more publicity, you might be more confused than ever. You’ve heard words like Marijuana, Cannabis, Pot, THC, CBD, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, and more. Can someone please stop the reefer madness! And clear this up for us? Yes, we know just the person! Larry Jacobson, adventurer, circumnavigator, business and life planning coach, author, speaker, and evidently a stoner, says he can de-mystify this all for us. Bring it on Larry!

Audrey Lasky, MS EDU is the author of the groundbreaking new book GET A C.L.E.W. FOR LIFE! (The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Health and Fitness for a Lifetime Based on the Program Climb, Lift, and Eat Well ®) Audrey is a Parisian-born former New York educator turned author, speaker, trainer, and travel expert living in downtown San Francisco. As the president and founder of The Audrey Zeitouni Lasky Company, a boutique health and fitness consulting LLC, Audrey specializes in teaching men and women of all ages how to make optimum health and fitness an integral part of daily life at home, at the office, and when traveling. As a world traveler with more than one million documented airline miles under her belt, Audrey explains how and why the three tenets of her trademarked program (C.L.E.W.) are essential in making business and leisure travel more productive and enjoyable both in-flight and on the ground.

Audrey Lasky, MS EDU is the author of the groundbreaking new book GET A C.L.E.W. FOR LIFE! (The Definitive Guide to Optimizing Health and Fitness for a Lifetime Based on the Program Climb, Lift, and Eat Well ®) Audrey is a Parisian-born former New York educator turned author, speaker, trainer, and travel expert living in downtown San Francisco. As the president and founder of The Audrey Zeitouni Lasky Company, a boutique health and fitness consulting LLC, Audrey specializes in teaching men and women of all ages how to make optimum health and fitness an integral part of daily life at home, at the office, and when traveling. As a world traveler with more than one million documented airline miles under her belt, Audrey explains how and why the three tenets of her trademarked program (C.L.E.W.) are essential in making business and leisure travel more productive and enjoyable both in-flight and on the ground.

Ann Mahony, CDE - Known as the Forgery Sleuth, Ann is board certified in Document Examination and has been court qualified since 1982, testifying in Federal and Superior Court on forgery and fraud. Her work includes, but is not limited to wills, deeds, contracts, medical records, calendar, journal and notary entries, anonymous letters, hate mail, graffiti and elder fraud. She has provided training for the State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois, California Association of Police Training, Northern California Fraud Investigators, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Safeway Stores, Pacific Bell, and others. Clients include Bank of America, Federal Express, Coldwell Banker, Chicago Title, State Farm, Kaiser Permanente and others.

Ann Mahony, CDE - Known as the Forgery Sleuth, Ann is board certified in Document Examination and has been court qualified since 1982, testifying in Federal and Superior Court on forgery and fraud. Her work includes, but is not limited to wills, deeds, contracts, medical records, calendar, journal and notary entries, anonymous letters, hate mail, graffiti and elder fraud. She has provided training for the State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois, California Association of Police Training, Northern California Fraud Investigators, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Safeway Stores, Pacific Bell, and others. Clients include Bank of America, Federal Express, Coldwell Banker, Chicago Title, State Farm, Kaiser Permanente and others.

Chuck Hooper is a business intelligence consultant, specializing in data visualization analytics. Chuck brings 5 decades of business and IT experience with him. From 1998-2008, he was an owner of Pro Relational Systems (“PRS”), aconsulting and application development firm specializing in business intelligence.  His experiences include the analysis, design, implementation, training and support of business intelligence, data warehouse and decision support system environments in a variety of engagements for clients including: Clorox, E.&J. Gallo Winery, PepsiCo, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Unilever, The Broad Institute, Zeltiq, Align Technology, Harte-Hanks, Accenture, PWC, Awarepoint, Deloitte, McKesson, UMass Medical, Irish Life, UC Irvine and many others . In 2005, PRS became Tableau’s first consulting partner. In 2008, Chuck joined Tableau Software to starttheir Professional Services group. In 2011, Chuck “retired”, back to the independent consulting world.  In addition to the current consulting offerings, Chuck does speaking engagements, and, conducts training sessions on the use of Tableau Software products, visual analytics, data warehouse design, and other business intelligence topics, at both the technical and the executive levels. Chuck is honored to be one of the officially designated “Tableau Zen Masters”.

Chuck Hooper is a business intelligence consultant, specializing in data visualization analytics. Chuck brings 5 decades of business and IT experience with him. From 1998-2008, he was an owner of Pro Relational Systems (“PRS”), aconsulting and application development firm specializing in business intelligence.

His experiences include the analysis, design, implementation, training and support of business intelligence, data warehouse and decision support system environments in a variety of engagements for clients including: Clorox, E.&J. Gallo Winery, PepsiCo, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), Unilever, The Broad Institute, Zeltiq, Align Technology, Harte-Hanks, Accenture, PWC, Awarepoint, Deloitte, McKesson, UMass Medical, Irish Life, UC Irvine and many others . In 2005, PRS became Tableau’s first consulting partner. In 2008, Chuck joined Tableau Software to starttheir Professional Services group. In 2011, Chuck “retired”, back to the independent consulting world.

In addition to the current consulting offerings, Chuck does speaking engagements, and, conducts training sessions on the use of Tableau Software products, visual analytics, data warehouse design, and other business intelligence topics, at both the technical and the executive levels. Chuck is honored to be one of the officially designated “Tableau Zen Masters”.

“The Best Customer Service Comes from the Heart” Poor communication costs your organization money, frustrates your customers and strains employee relations. Poor service jams your help desk and call center queues, tests customer loyalty and hand delivers clients to your competitors. Poor sales costs your company market share and shrinks your bottom line. Can you afford business as usual? More sales, better service and clearer communicationform the cornerstone of Craig Harrison's Expressions of Excellence!™ Craig's impact is immediate: under his tutelage, deliver stellar customer service, work effectively as a team, step into their leadership, sell more powerfully and communicate for success with colleagues, customers and the world-at-large.

“The Best Customer Service Comes from the Heart” Poor communication costs your organization money, frustrates your customers and strains employee relations. Poor service jams your help desk and call center queues, tests customer loyalty and hand delivers clients to your competitors. Poor sales costs your company market share and shrinks your bottom line. Can you afford business as usual? More sales, better service and clearer communicationform the cornerstone of Craig Harrison's Expressions of Excellence!™ Craig's impact is immediate: under his tutelage, deliver stellar customer service, work effectively as a team, step into their leadership, sell more powerfully and communicate for success with colleagues, customers and the world-at-large.

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Adjunct Professor Thomas Klitgaard, an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP, San Francisco, focuses his practice on East Asian commercial and intellectual property issues. Mr. Klitgaard was the chair for many years of a business manager training program jointly run by the Shanghai Municipal Government, China’s State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and the City of San Francisco. He received the Magnolia Silver Award in 2011 from the Shanghai Municipal Government for “valuable support to Shanghai’s development and outstanding contributions to [our] friendly cooperation.” Early in his career, Klitgaard served as the law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. In addition to teaching Asian Legal Systems at USF for nine years, Klitgaard has been a guest professor at the Shanghai Economic Management College and an associate and adjunct professor of commercial and corporate law at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

Adjunct Professor Thomas Klitgaard, an attorney at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP, San Francisco, focuses his practice on East Asian commercial and intellectual property issues. Mr. Klitgaard was the chair for many years of a business manager training program jointly run by the Shanghai Municipal Government, China’s State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and the City of San Francisco. He received the Magnolia Silver Award in 2011 from the Shanghai Municipal Government for “valuable support to Shanghai’s development and outstanding contributions to [our] friendly cooperation.” Early in his career, Klitgaard served as the law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. In addition to teaching Asian Legal Systems at USF for nine years, Klitgaard has been a guest professor at the Shanghai Economic Management College and an associate and adjunct professor of commercial and corporate law at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

"Art Knows No Boundaries" Documentary filmmaker, Louie Navarro travels the globe, interviewing artist from border regions. In this exclusive rough-cut preview, Louie presents selections from interviews with artists in Mexico and the United States. The filmmaker inquires how the borders (physical and mental) have influenced their work. The objective for this Crowdfunding GoFundme.com project is to travel to more countries with hard borders dividing them from their neighbors and film more interviews.

"Art Knows No Boundaries" Documentary filmmaker, Louie Navarro travels the globe, interviewing artist from border regions. In this exclusive rough-cut preview, Louie presents selections from interviews with artists in Mexico and the United States. The filmmaker inquires how the borders (physical and mental) have influenced their work. The objective for this Crowdfunding GoFundme.com project is to travel to more countries with hard borders dividing them from their neighbors and film more interviews.

The creator of the Stompump is Reason Bradley, Internet Famous for his numerous Battlebots victories! His primary roll is the owner of a product development and prototyping shop in Sausalito, CA and founder of Universal Sonar Mount, a company that specializes in equipment for mounting and optimizing underwater survey equipment. Co-Creator, Woody Tate. The original founder and creator of the Tate Labs/Bar Fly brand. He's successfully created and managed now 2 Kickstarter campaigns as well as launched and sold one company. Between the two of them they have decades of product development experience.  www.Stompump.com

The creator of the Stompump is Reason Bradley, Internet Famous for his numerous Battlebots victories! His primary roll is the owner of a product development and prototyping shop in Sausalito, CA and founder of Universal Sonar Mount, a company that specializes in equipment for mounting and optimizing underwater survey equipment. Co-Creator, Woody Tate. The original founder and creator of the Tate Labs/Bar Fly brand. He's successfully created and managed now 2 Kickstarter campaigns as well as launched and sold one company. Between the two of them they have decades of product development experience. www.Stompump.com

Non-profit Spaulding Boatworks and volunteer master boat builder Peter Saggers have spent more than 500 hours and $16,000 to build the SV-14, a sailboat that was designed as a reasonably-priced prototype that can be specifically outfitted for disabled sailors. We're building the boat for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS). We've even tweaked the design so the boat can be launched from the BAADS-specialized dock in San Francisco. BAADS members visit the Spaulding Marina every week to check on our progress. Contibute to our  Gofundme Campaign by clicking here . Check out the great work BAADS does here:  http://www.baads.org/

Non-profit Spaulding Boatworks and volunteer master boat builder Peter Saggers have spent more than 500 hours and $16,000 to build the SV-14, a sailboat that was designed as a reasonably-priced prototype that can be specifically outfitted for disabled sailors. We're building the boat for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS). We've even tweaked the design so the boat can be launched from the BAADS-specialized dock in San Francisco. BAADS members visit the Spaulding Marina every week to check on our progress. Contibute to our Gofundme Campaign by clicking here. Check out the great work BAADS does here: http://www.baads.org/

EarJellies on  Kickstarter - $71,028 pledged of $25,000 goal  EarJellies are the World's first and only ear plugs made of MemorySil™ Viscoelastic Silicone! Ultra low pressure for maximum comfort! EarJellies - The World's Most Comfortable Ear Plugs! EarJellies are 17x softer than foam ear plugs. They won't cause irritation or fall out like foam earplugs either.

EarJellies on Kickstarter - $71,028 pledged of $25,000 goal

EarJellies are the World's first and only ear plugs made of MemorySil™ Viscoelastic Silicone! Ultra low pressure for maximum comfort! EarJellies - The World's Most Comfortable Ear Plugs! EarJellies are 17x softer than foam ear plugs. They won't cause irritation or fall out like foam earplugs either.

Honey Love on Kickstarter  - $314,721 pledged of $30,000 goal  HONEYLOVE is "re-shaping" traditional shapewear to allow women to highlight our best features, support posture and get a smooth fit in favorite clothing. As a female-founded startup, we know the power of confidence, so we created Sculptwear to be the most supportive, sexy and effective shapewear to ever hug your curves.

Honey Love on Kickstarter - $314,721 pledged of $30,000 goal

HONEYLOVE is "re-shaping" traditional shapewear to allow women to highlight our best features, support posture and get a smooth fit in favorite clothing. As a female-founded startup, we know the power of confidence, so we created Sculptwear to be the most supportive, sexy and effective shapewear to ever hug your curves.

Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934[1]) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker and later served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, the first African American to do so. Under current California term-limits law, no Speaker of the California State Assembly will be permitted to have a longer tenure than Brown's.[2] The San Francisco Chronicle called Brown "one of San Francisco's most notable mayors" who had "celebrity beyond the city's boundaries." Brown served as San Francisco mayor from January 8, 1996 until January 8, 2004. His tenure was marked by a significant increase in real estate development, public works, city beautification and other large-scale city projects. He presided over the "dot-com" era at a time when San Francisco's economy was rapidly expanding. Brown presided over the city’s most diverse administration with more Asian-Americans, women, Latinos, gays and African-Americans than his predecessors.[3] He increased funding of Muni by tens of millions of dollars and ended the city's policy of punishing people for feeding the homeless.

Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934[1]) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker and later served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, the first African American to do so. Under current California term-limits law, no Speaker of the California State Assembly will be permitted to have a longer tenure than Brown's.[2] The San Francisco Chronicle called Brown "one of San Francisco's most notable mayors" who had "celebrity beyond the city's boundaries." Brown served as San Francisco mayor from January 8, 1996 until January 8, 2004. His tenure was marked by a significant increase in real estate development, public works, city beautification and other large-scale city projects. He presided over the "dot-com" era at a time when San Francisco's economy was rapidly expanding. Brown presided over the city’s most diverse administration with more Asian-Americans, women, Latinos, gays and African-Americans than his predecessors.[3] He increased funding of Muni by tens of millions of dollars and ended the city's policy of punishing people for feeding the homeless.

Can a shy, introverted engineer become a corporate rock star? The answer is yes if they willingly lock themselves in a room with the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's resident presentation expert. Come celebrate Patricia Fripp's birthday, and listen to her reveal a few of her proprietary presentation techniques. What would it mean to you if you knew how to have resounding success with every speech and presentation you gave? Impossible, you say? That depends on the speech coach you engage to help you.  Executive speech coach Patricia Fripp and her expert associates simplify and demystify the process of designing a presentation for anyone who needs to speak in public. Executives, sales teams, and even high-fee professional speakers undergo nothing less than a transformation in their presentations from both a content and delivery standpoint. Learn more about this National Speakers Association Hall of Famer at  www.Fripp.com

Can a shy, introverted engineer become a corporate rock star? The answer is yes if they willingly lock themselves in a room with the Golden Gate Breakfast Club's resident presentation expert. Come celebrate Patricia Fripp's birthday, and listen to her reveal a few of her proprietary presentation techniques. What would it mean to you if you knew how to have resounding success with every speech and presentation you gave? Impossible, you say? That depends on the speech coach you engage to help you.

Executive speech coach Patricia Fripp and her expert associates simplify and demystify the process of designing a presentation for anyone who needs to speak in public. Executives, sales teams, and even high-fee professional speakers undergo nothing less than a transformation in their presentations from both a content and delivery standpoint. Learn more about this National Speakers Association Hall of Famer at www.Fripp.com

About KGO Radio Host John Rothmann  John F. Rothmann is a radio talk show host on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco. John first joined the KGO family in 1996. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency, John has spoken on over 150 university campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. John has been a professor at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco since 2004. John has been involved in many political campaigns on the national, state and local levels including Richard Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign and Senator Frank Church’s California Presidential campaign in 1976. He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Milton Marks and as Field Representative for Senator Quentin Kopp, both of San Francisco. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, John is a graduate of George Washington in San Francisco and received his BA in 1970 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Whittier College in 1971. John lives in San Francisco. He and his wife Ellen have two sons, Samuel and Joel. Learn more about John at his website  rothmanntalksandtours.com

About KGO Radio Host John Rothmann

John F. Rothmann is a radio talk show host on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco. John first joined the KGO family in 1996. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency, John has spoken on over 150 university campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. John has been a professor at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco since 2004. John has been involved in many political campaigns on the national, state and local levels including Richard Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign and Senator Frank Church’s California Presidential campaign in 1976. He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Milton Marks and as Field Representative for Senator Quentin Kopp, both of San Francisco. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, John is a graduate of George Washington in San Francisco and received his BA in 1970 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Whittier College in 1971. John lives in San Francisco. He and his wife Ellen have two sons, Samuel and Joel. Learn more about John at his website rothmanntalksandtours.com

Richie Greenberg is a startup consultant and small business advisor, and a 17-year resident of San Francisco. He is the San Francisco GOP-endorsed candidate for Mayor. He is a delegate on the RCCC (Republican Party Central Committee), an associate member of the Republican Women of San Francisco and is a member of and is endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans. Richie is on the board of trustees of an orthodox religious congregation, he is a volunteer disaster services worker, having trained and is certified under both the SFFD Emergency Response Team (N.E.R.T.) and the SFPD Auxiliary Law Enforcement Team. He speaks four languages, has traveled extensively to many countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and to Mexico City, leading to a deep understanding of lifestyles, business practices and norms of other societies besides our own.  Richie Greenberg was born in Queens, New York City, grew up on Long Island, moved to Los Angeles for college, then settled in San Francisco in 2001. Richie went to public schools, elementary through high school. A product of a diverse family, Richie's cousins, and In-laws range in age from newborns to the 90's, who live here in San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Florida, Texas, New Orleans, Paris, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Learn more at  RichieGreenberg.org   Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

Richie Greenberg is a startup consultant and small business advisor, and a 17-year resident of San Francisco. He is the San Francisco GOP-endorsed candidate for Mayor. He is a delegate on the RCCC (Republican Party Central Committee), an associate member of the Republican Women of San Francisco and is a member of and is endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans. Richie is on the board of trustees of an orthodox religious congregation, he is a volunteer disaster services worker, having trained and is certified under both the SFFD Emergency Response Team (N.E.R.T.) and the SFPD Auxiliary Law Enforcement Team. He speaks four languages, has traveled extensively to many countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and to Mexico City, leading to a deep understanding of lifestyles, business practices and norms of other societies besides our own.

Richie Greenberg was born in Queens, New York City, grew up on Long Island, moved to Los Angeles for college, then settled in San Francisco in 2001. Richie went to public schools, elementary through high school. A product of a diverse family, Richie's cousins, and In-laws range in age from newborns to the 90's, who live here in San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Florida, Texas, New Orleans, Paris, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Learn more at RichieGreenberg.org

Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

Jane Kim became active in civic life thanks to the lessons she learned from her parents – immigrants from South Korea who raised Jane in a one-bedroom apartment alongside her grandparents. Jane first volunteered to help homeless residents while in high school and later worked as an organizer for the Chinatown Community Development Center and as a civil rights attorney. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  Jane Kim was elected in 2010 to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes South of Market, Mission Bay, the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. She is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco and the first Asian-American candidate to win a non-historically Asian district in the city. During her first term on the Board, Jane led efforts to establish the police substation on 6th Street, transform Boeddeker Park into a beautiful, brand new park. Jane was appointed Chair of the Rules Committee and also served as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee. Currently, Jane sits on the Land Use Committee, making recommendations on small to large land use and economic development projects and reforms to the Planning Code. Learn more at  JaneKim.org   Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

Jane Kim became active in civic life thanks to the lessons she learned from her parents – immigrants from South Korea who raised Jane in a one-bedroom apartment alongside her grandparents. Jane first volunteered to help homeless residents while in high school and later worked as an organizer for the Chinatown Community Development Center and as a civil rights attorney. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Jane Kim was elected in 2010 to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes South of Market, Mission Bay, the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. She is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco and the first Asian-American candidate to win a non-historically Asian district in the city. During her first term on the Board, Jane led efforts to establish the police substation on 6th Street, transform Boeddeker Park into a beautiful, brand new park. Jane was appointed Chair of the Rules Committee and also served as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee. Currently, Jane sits on the Land Use Committee, making recommendations on small to large land use and economic development projects and reforms to the Planning Code. Learn more at JaneKim.org

Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

London Breed currently serves as the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and District 5 Supervisor. She first won election to the Board of Supervisors in November 2012. In January of 2015, her colleagues elected her to serve as President of the Board. She was re-elected as District 5 Supervisor in November 2016 and unanimously re-elected as Board President two months later. London is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition community, located in District 5. She graduated with honors from Galileo High School and attended the University of California, Davis, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Public Service with a minor in African American Studies. London went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. As Board President, London is the 2nd-highest ranking official in San Francisco, leading the legislative body of the city and overseeing a $10B budget with over 30,000 employees. She has dedicated herself to improving the City’s housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life.  London also serves on the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors, as a Commissioner on the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and is an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Leran more about Board President Breed at  www.LondonforMayor.com  Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

London Breed currently serves as the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and District 5 Supervisor. She first won election to the Board of Supervisors in November 2012. In January of 2015, her colleagues elected her to serve as President of the Board. She was re-elected as District 5 Supervisor in November 2016 and unanimously re-elected as Board President two months later. London is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition community, located in District 5. She graduated with honors from Galileo High School and attended the University of California, Davis, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-Public Service with a minor in African American Studies. London went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. As Board President, London is the 2nd-highest ranking official in San Francisco, leading the legislative body of the city and overseeing a $10B budget with over 30,000 employees. She has dedicated herself to improving the City’s housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life.

London also serves on the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors, as a Commissioner on the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and is an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Leran more about Board President Breed at www.LondonforMayor.com Tickets: $28 Non-members (includes full buffet breakfast) - Cost is for breakfast only. Not a campaign donation. Not Tax Deductible.

Mark Leno lost his life partner to the AIDS epidemic, dedicated himself to being a community volunteer and civic leader, and became the first openly gay man to serve in the California Senate. Mark’s accomplishments include raising California’s minimum wage to $15, requiring developers to build affordable housing in every large project, stopping the chemical industry from putting dangerous toxins in consumer products, and passing landmark laws for equal rights, marriage equality, and protecting transgender Californians. Mark has run a small business in San Francisco for 40 years. He lives in Noe Valley, and would be the first gay Mayor in San Francisco history. Learn more about Senator Leno at  www.MarkLeno.com

Mark Leno lost his life partner to the AIDS epidemic, dedicated himself to being a community volunteer and civic leader, and became the first openly gay man to serve in the California Senate. Mark’s accomplishments include raising California’s minimum wage to $15, requiring developers to build affordable housing in every large project, stopping the chemical industry from putting dangerous toxins in consumer products, and passing landmark laws for equal rights, marriage equality, and protecting transgender Californians. Mark has run a small business in San Francisco for 40 years. He lives in Noe Valley, and would be the first gay Mayor in San Francisco history. Learn more about Senator Leno at www.MarkLeno.com

Angela was born and raised in San Francisco, along with her five brothers, and she raised her four children here. Her parents are former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angelina Genaro Alioto. During her service on the Board of Supervisors, Angela was elected President of the Board. She served as Vice-Chair of the Board's Finance Committee, Chair of the Health, Public Safety and Environment Committee, and Chair of the Select Committee on Municipal Public Power, a committee she created as President. Today, Angela is a champion for workers discriminated against in the workplace based on race, age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation, as well as a fighter who tackles harassment, wage/hour, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination of workers.  Angela won the largest civil rights verdict in American history for African American workers and has won several high-profile verdicts against corporations who have engaged in workplace discrimination. In 2007, Angela was a Finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. She was named Litigator of the Month in 2000 by the National Law Journal and was a finalist for 2001 National Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Learn more at  www.aliotoformayor.com

Angela was born and raised in San Francisco, along with her five brothers, and she raised her four children here. Her parents are former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angelina Genaro Alioto. During her service on the Board of Supervisors, Angela was elected President of the Board. She served as Vice-Chair of the Board's Finance Committee, Chair of the Health, Public Safety and Environment Committee, and Chair of the Select Committee on Municipal Public Power, a committee she created as President. Today, Angela is a champion for workers discriminated against in the workplace based on race, age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation, as well as a fighter who tackles harassment, wage/hour, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination of workers.

Angela won the largest civil rights verdict in American history for African American workers and has won several high-profile verdicts against corporations who have engaged in workplace discrimination. In 2007, Angela was a Finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. She was named Litigator of the Month in 2000 by the National Law Journal and was a finalist for 2001 National Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Learn more at www.aliotoformayor.com

Anna Lecat is a repeat fashion entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Les Lunes, a men and women’s fashion label based in San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai. Lecat specializes in retail and sustainable manufacturing having previously lived and worked in China for 18 years. She speaks fluent Mandarin and feels at home on the streets of Shanghai, in the mountains of Northern California and traversing the theater district in Paris. Her insatiable enthusiasm for championing artisanship, quality, and ethical manufacturing is well known in the business world.

Anna Lecat is a repeat fashion entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Les Lunes, a men and women’s fashion label based in San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai. Lecat specializes in retail and sustainable manufacturing having previously lived and worked in China for 18 years. She speaks fluent Mandarin and feels at home on the streets of Shanghai, in the mountains of Northern California and traversing the theater district in Paris. Her insatiable enthusiasm for championing artisanship, quality, and ethical manufacturing is well known in the business world.

Did you know that off the West Coast were Japanese submarines in the weeks immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor? They not only sunk a number of merchant vessels, but shelled the American mainland on more than on occasion. Come here John J. Geoghegan, author of Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Plan to Change the Course of World War II, speak about this fascinating but little known period of American history. Based on interviews he conducted with the Japanese officers and crew who patrolled the California coast, Mr. Geoghegan will illustrate his talk photographs of many of the ships, submarines and naval personnel involved.

Did you know that off the West Coast were Japanese submarines in the weeks immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor? They not only sunk a number of merchant vessels, but shelled the American mainland on more than on occasion. Come here John J. Geoghegan, author of Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Plan to Change the Course of World War II, speak about this fascinating but little known period of American history. Based on interviews he conducted with the Japanese officers and crew who patrolled the California coast, Mr. Geoghegan will illustrate his talk photographs of many of the ships, submarines and naval personnel involved.

2/14: Janice Litvin - "Exercise for Life" – Janice Litvin, health & fitness expert shows us how to get fit in just a few minutes a day. Exercise does not have to be time-consuming, dreary, or difficult, and Janice will inspire us with the latest trends & techniques for finding the FUN in fitness. She will teach you how to "Love Your Heart, Love Yourself." In addition to being a wellness leader, she is a Zumba Fitness Instructor, Certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She helps organizations get their people healthy & fit so they can come to work every day happy, engaged, and ready to work. Her first book, " Working Well: How to Engage Employees in Workplace Wellness will be out later this year. She can be found at  www.JaniceLitvin.com.

2/14: Janice Litvin - "Exercise for Life" – Janice Litvin, health & fitness expert shows us how to get fit in just a few minutes a day. Exercise does not have to be time-consuming, dreary, or difficult, and Janice will inspire us with the latest trends & techniques for finding the FUN in fitness. She will teach you how to "Love Your Heart, Love Yourself." In addition to being a wellness leader, she is a Zumba Fitness Instructor, Certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She helps organizations get their people healthy & fit so they can come to work every day happy, engaged, and ready to work. Her first book, " Working Well: How to Engage Employees in Workplace Wellness will be out later this year. She can be found at www.JaniceLitvin.com.

2/7/18 - The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on July 17, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, United States. Munitions detonated while being loaded onto a cargo vessel bound for the Pacific Theater of Operations, killing 320 sailors and civilians and injuring 390 others. Most of the dead and injured were enlisted African American sailors.

2/7/18 - The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on July 17, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, United States. Munitions detonated while being loaded onto a cargo vessel bound for the Pacific Theater of Operations, killing 320 sailors and civilians and injuring 390 others. Most of the dead and injured were enlisted African American sailors.

1/31/18 - Do you wish your clients, colleagues and friends could understand why San Francisco politics are so colorful and complicated? Do you find it hard to explain yourself? Then January 31 is the must-attend breakfast for bringing guests. Examiner columnist Joel Engardio will provide an entertaining look at the history that shaped our local politics and how to make sense of it today. See where you fit on San Francisco's unique political spectrum.  More on Joel Engardio --  www.engardio.com

1/31/18 - Do you wish your clients, colleagues and friends could understand why San Francisco politics are so colorful and complicated? Do you find it hard to explain yourself? Then January 31 is the must-attend breakfast for bringing guests. Examiner columnist Joel Engardio will provide an entertaining look at the history that shaped our local politics and how to make sense of it today. See where you fit on San Francisco's unique political spectrum.

More on Joel Engardio -- www.engardio.com

1/24/18 - Michael Kress is the Senior Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Crosspoint. With an extensive 40+ years of professional investment experience, Michael has developed a high regard in the San Francisco investment community and has largely contributed in making Crosspoint one of the preeminent authorities on tactical investing. He has spent the last 20+ years of his career advising individuals and institutions using Crosspoint’s core investment methodology. Michael is a member of the firm’s investment committee and enjoys taking the time to develop personal connections with the firm’s existing clients.

1/24/18 - Michael Kress is the Senior Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Crosspoint. With an extensive 40+ years of professional investment experience, Michael has developed a high regard in the San Francisco investment community and has largely contributed in making Crosspoint one of the preeminent authorities on tactical investing. He has spent the last 20+ years of his career advising individuals and institutions using Crosspoint’s core investment methodology. Michael is a member of the firm’s investment committee and enjoys taking the time to develop personal connections with the firm’s existing clients.

1/17/18 - Carmen Chu is a leader in San Francisco who cares about our City’s core value of inclusion. As the daughter of small business owners, she was raised to believe that good government should serve everyone. During her years on the Board of Supervisors and now as our elected Assessor, Carmen drives her team to innovate beyond business as usual to better serve the public. She leads a department that generates $2.6B in revenue to keep core City services running.

1/17/18 - Carmen Chu is a leader in San Francisco who cares about our City’s core value of inclusion. As the daughter of small business owners, she was raised to believe that good government should serve everyone. During her years on the Board of Supervisors and now as our elected Assessor, Carmen drives her team to innovate beyond business as usual to better serve the public. She leads a department that generates $2.6B in revenue to keep core City services running.


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Naval Sea Cadets

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San Francisco Boys Chorus

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