Speaker Date Topic
Gregory Harris Aug 14, 2020
Harris World Tour - 1 Family, 1 Year, 24 Countries

A Rotarian from Encinitas sold his business and traveled with his wife and 2 children for a year, through Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Southeast Asia. He talks about his planning and his experiences as well as lessons learned. Slideshow has dozens of shots the family took while traveling.
More information: gregorysharrisauthor.com

Eric Lovett - Urban Street Angels Aug 21, 2020
Ending Youth Homelessness in San Diego

Eric Lovett has over 25 years of leadership experience with non-profit organizations and charitable causes across the United States. As the founder and Executive Director of Urban Street Angels, Lovett has spearheaded the organization's growth over the past seven years with a keen eye toward expanding the scale, scope and impact of the its efforts to end youth homelessness in San Diego, California.
After relocating to Southern California nine years ago, it quickly became apparent to Lovett that housing options and job opportunities were in short supply for homeless youth. Relating the despair he saw on the streets to the personal experiences he had gone through early in his own life experiencing rejection and discrimination, Lovett set out to make a difference.  In 2013, he opened up his own home to homeless youth - at one point, providing safe housing for up to eight homeless youth. Fast forward to today where Urban Street Angels will serve over 150 youth this year with transitional housing, rapid rehousing, job training programs, employment opportunities, linkages to education, and an innovative holistic program focused on reducing the stigma associated with severe mental illness. Urban Street Angels continues to lead the way in meeting the needs of so many youth who have experienced pain and destruction in their lives, helping them find a way to leave the streets behind for good!  Through strategic partnerships with the County of San Diego - Behavioral Health Services, the Regional Taskforce on the Homeless, Veterans Village of San Diego, National University, Microsoft, and Father Joe's Villages, Lovett has Urban Street Angels poised for even greater impact in 2021 and beyond.  

“Urban Street Angels - providing sustainable solutions that offer hope and opportunity to homeless youth seeking to leave the streets behind.”

Kristen Keltner - OBMA Aug 28, 2020
OBMA & Covid19 Operations/Relief
P Martin Peters CLU RHU Sep 04, 2020
Back to the Future: Polio Rotary and Covid 19

Back to the Future: Polio Rotary and Covid 19

Benjamin Birner - Scripps Oceanography SCOPE Sep 11, 2020
Scripps Oceanography SCOPE

Benni is a PhD student with Ralph Keeling and Jeff Severinghaus. His own work is on measuring noble gases in the atmosphere.  His work In Jeff's lab involves working on ancient glacial ice from Antarctica and what it can tell us about the natural background state of the climate.

Chief David Nisleit - SDPD Sep 18, 2020
SDPD Update

Join us to hear directly from the Chief what's the latest with the San Diego Police Department.  Given the current climate of calls for Defunding of Police Departments, it should be an interesting presentation.

Jennifer Nelson esq Sep 25, 2020
SDVLP - San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

About SDVLP

Since 1983, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP) has changed the lives of thousands of poor women, children and men throughout San Diego County.  A private, non-profit organization, SDVLP is the county’s oldest and most comprehensive pro bono legal services program.

SDVLP serves the most vulnerable members of our community: the homeless, abused children, domestic violence victims, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants and those with HIV/AIDS. Notably, more than 75% of SDVLP’s clients are women and children.

Mission Statement:  To provide equal access to the justice system by serving as a bridge between indigent and other disadvantaged people in San Diego County and the volunteer lawyers and others who are willing to donate their time and resources.

Vision Statement:  That all people in San Diego County enjoy equal justice and access to legal services without regard to economic status.

History

SDVLP’s origins date back to 1980, shortly after the creation of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a quasi-governmental agency responsible for distributing federal funds to and regulating local legal aid programs. An LSC mandate that its grantees allocate a minimum of 10% of their awards to private attorney involvement activities, prompted San Diego County Bar leaders to form an Advisory Board tasked with creating an organized pro bono program that would comply with the new regulations. The Advisory Board, along with other representatives from the community, met throughout 1982 and by July of 1983, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program was incorporated. Since that time, SDVLP has developed into the region’s major provider of pro bono civil legal services.