Thursday Speaker Luncheons


Thursday, October 1, 2020
The Oldest Cave
Alex Kugushev
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Jim Lodato
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Tax-Wise Charitable Planning Techniques
Jennifer Pasquini Callahan
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, October 22, 2020
“The Magnificent Cars from Italy and How They Changed my Life”
Dick Gale
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, October 29, 2020
“Come as you are!”
(Zoom Meeting)*

This month’s programs arranged by Marc Pasquini and Alex Kugushev.


Thursday, September 17, 2020
How the San Francisco Opera and Merola are Coping with COVID-19
Kip Cranna and Jean Kellogg
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, September 24, 2020
The Entrepreneurial Jacuzzi Family
Ron Fenolio
(Zoom Meeting)*

This month’s programs arranged by Ron Fenolio.

JULY  2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020
No meeting in deference to July 4 holiday.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Key Dates & Events of the American RevolutionKen Sproul
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, July 16, 2020
An Explorer and Archeologist Discusses the Anasazi Civilization in America
Vincent Lee
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Unique Artistic Gems of Northern Italy: Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont
Susanna Lombardi
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, July 30, 2020
OPEN SESSION: How Has the Coronavirus Affected You?
Moderated by David T. Giannini(Zoom Meeting)*

This month’s programs arranged by David T. Giannini and Chuck Stagliano.

JUNE  2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020
The Cusp of Dreadfulness:
Fifteen Seasons in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia
Margaret Winslow
(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Chasing Portraits:
A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy
Elizabeth Rynecki

(Zoom Meeting)*

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Ricordi di Padri e Nonni
Moderated by Alex Rynecki
(Zoom Meeting)*

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020
Father’s Day (USA)

Thursday, June 25, 2020
(Members only)
(Zoom Meeting)*

This month’s programs arranged by Alex Rynecki.

MAY 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ricordi di Mamme e Nonne

Moderated by Ron Fenolio
(Zoom Meeting)


Thursday, May 14, 2020
A Brief but Fascinating History of Long-Distance Running:
(And some wild experiences along the way!)
Chuck Stagliano

(Zoom Meeting)

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Images of an Age: San Francisco
Ron Fenolio
(Zoom Meeting)

Thursday, May 28 2020
Sergio Leone, the Spaghetti Western, and Making Clint Eastwood a Star
Jim Boitano
(Zoom Meeting)

This month’s programs arranged by Ron Fenolio.

APRIL  2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020
No Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, April 9, 2020
No Luncheon Meeting
Virtual Board Meeting
(Zoom Meeting)

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Open Session: Introducing Zoom
David Cobb
(Zoom Meeting)

Thursday, April 23, 2020
“Law Enforcement in the 21st Century: Some History and Many Challenges”
Leo Pierini, President, California Law Enforcement Columbia Association
(Zoom Meeting)

Thursday, April 30, 2020
“The Rediscovery of the Etruscans: A Retrospective”
Lisa Pieraccini, PhD, UC Berkeley, CA]
(Zoom Meeting)

This month’s programs arranged by Catherine Accardi.

MARCH 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020
“The Realm of the Lion of Judah: A Visit to Ethiopia”
Mike Prior

Thursday, March 12, 2020
“A Pearl Harbor Hero—and that was just the beginning!”
Mickey Ganitch

Thursday, March 19, 2020
“The Oldest Cave – Magnificent Art of our Stone-Age Forbears”
Alex Kugushev

Thursday, March 26, 2020
“The Leaning Tower of San Francisco”
Ron Hamburger

This month’s programs arranged by Eph Hirsch.Past Speakers