Past Events

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Bill Wells – Mayor of El Cajon

June 13, 2023

Can you say you put your faith into action on a daily basis?  People may wonder if there are any politicians who actively live their faith as part of their job.  Bill Wells, a strong Conservative voice in Southern California politics and currently the Mayor of El Cajon, does just that and will be our […]

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Todd Maddison of Transparent California

May 9, 2023

Are we in the know? How much do we really know about what’s going on behind closed doors in our governmental corridors and other public institutions. Our speaker on May 9, Todd Maddison, is the Director of Research for Transparent California.  It is his responsibility, with the help of a small group of part time […]

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Dr. Maud Rao – San Diego Air and Space Museum Docent

May 6, 2023

Dr. Maud Rao will discuss flying’s “second best.” The meeting opens at 11:30 at The Heights Golf Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Blvd, Rancho Bernardo, with lunch from 12:00 noon until 12:30. Cost is $37 for lunch and in-depth discussion in person with Maud Rao, San Diego Air and Space Museum Docent. Registration can be done […]

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Jan Goldsmith – Former City Attorney

April 11, 2023

Lunch with Jan Goldsmith, longtime San Diego, lawyer, political activist and government official   Jan hardly needs an introduction in San Diego. He was first elected to the Poway City Council in 1988, then to the CA state legislature in 1992, where he served in several leader-ship positions. In 1998 he was selected as a […]

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Rev. Dr. Mofid Wasef – Associate Pastor Community Presbyterian Church

March 14, 2023

Some spread joy and goodwill wherever they go. Some have the fortitude to know adversity and yet continue to spread joy, goodwill and the gospel. Reverend Doctor Mofid Wasef has known adversity beyond 98% of us and yet he continues. Truly here is a man of God.  He is the Associate Pastor of the Community […]

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Ruth Weiss – Election Integrity Project CA

February 14, 2023

Why aren’t election results available within hours after the polls close? Why do we have “Election Month” rather than the traditional election day? Why does California not require a voter ID? Why (nationally and state wide) do we seem compelled to litigate election results? This month’s speaker, Ruth Weiss will address these and other issues […]

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Brent Wilsey – Wilsey Asset Management President

January 10, 2023

Our speaker on January 10 is Brent Wilsey, a local investment advisor and Poway resident. Forbes Magazine has selected him as one of San Diego counties 21 best investment advisors (out of over 300 advisors) every year since 2018. Brent is president of Wilsey Asset Management, a firm he founded in 1982. He can also […]

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Paula Whitsell – San Diego County Republican Party Chair

December 13, 2022

Where do we go from here? The Republican Party surely has its challenges in San Diego County. Only one Congressman from San Diego County is a Republican, Darrell Issa. This is a real change from the past. 36% of voters are republicans, 42% are democrats and 18% are other. Of the three candidates who spoke […]

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Dr. Kimberly Budill – Livermore National Laboratories

November 8, 2022

Our speaker this month is Dr. Kimberly Budil, since 2021 the Director of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, a premier US government research lab. Dr Budil is a Physicist, with a Doctorate from University of California Davis. She will address nuclear fusion as a source of electricity. Nuclear fusion (think hydrogen bomb) is potentially the perfect […]

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October Speakers – November Election Candidates

October 11, 2022

This is our last meeting before the mid term elections and we can’t possibly invite every worthy candidate to speak at our October 11 meeting.  We have chosen three candidates that we believe will have a lot to contribute to the meeting as well as the future of California . Mr. Pete Murray, candidate for […]