Speaker Date Topic
Chris Allen Sep 21, 2017
San Jose Job Corps
San Jose Job Corps

Chris Allen, Deputy Center Director for San Jose Job Corps Center, will give an overview of the Job Corps Center. There will also be a description of the community outreach program.

Mr. Chris Allen has over fifteen years being in education in various roles as a counselor, teacher and administrator. He has nine years of Job Corps experience and six as the Deputy Center Director of the San Jose Job Corps Center. He is passionate and committed to the success of young adults and believes strongly in leadership and personal accountability. He graduated the Job Corps Executive Management Program obtaining his Master Degree in Management and also has a Master Degree in Education Counseling. Please see attached file for photo.




Assembly Member Ash Kalra Sep 28, 2017
State of the State of California
State of the State of California

Ash Kalra was elected to represent the 27th Assembly District in November 2016 and is the first Indian American elected to the State Legislature.  The district encompasses eastern portions of the city of San Jose. A resident of that city for most of his life, Ash previously represented the 2nd District on the San Jose City Council.

During his time serving as a councilmember, he provided a voice on a number of issue areas, including improved schools and transportation options, and a cleaner environment as well as providing the tools for effective public safety.

Notably, he has fought to maintain funding in the face of cuts to public safety, specifically to restore the San Jose Police Department’s burglary unit and the Violent Crimes Enforcement Team.

He has also worked to bring economic incentives to the area and given a strong voice to extend BART into Silicon Valley.

Before serving on the city council, Ash spent 11 years as an attorney in the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office. 

Previously, he taught at San Jose State University and at high schools in Washington DC. During his tenure on the city council, he was a law professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

Among the many non-profit boards that he has served include the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Asian Law Alliance, Somos Mayfair, and the South Asian Bar Association.

Ash lives in Hayes, the same San Jose neighborhood where he grew up. He is one of the founders of the Hayes Neighborhood Association.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has a degree in communications and has a law degree from Georgetown University.

Club Dark Oct 05, 2017
Attending District Seminar for Avenues of Service
Offsite Tour Oct 12, 2017
Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center

Lunch - 12:00 noon

Tour - 1:00 pm

RSVP no later than Oct 11 to Secretary Sara required - I'm required to submit a list of attendee's names the day before.

Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director Oct 26, 2017
San Jose Museum of Art

Susan's talk will be a general introduction to San Jose Museum of Art -- who they are and what they do.

Kelsey Frey Nov 02, 2017
Presentation from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Presentation from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Bio: Kelsey is the Education Programs Coordinator for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and teaches elementary school students about birds and the importance of conservation. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in wildlife, fish, and conservation biology. Before joining SCVAS, Kelsey taught 4th graders about watersheds and native plants followed by a stint in the conservation corps.

Description of Talk: Kelsey will go over the different birds we have in the area, along with details about their habitats and adaptations. She will discuss how to attract birds into your yard, and general information about nest boxes and feeders!

District Governor Orrin Mahoney Nov 16, 2017
Yearly Club Visit
Dark Closed for Holiday Nov 23, 2017
Have a Great Thanksgiving