Speaker Date Topic
Paul McEneany Feb 02, 2023
Dental Clinic
Gem Munro Feb 09, 2023
Amarok Society

Right now, Rotary Clubs around the world are pioneering the way toward global education. They are causing a radical change in the lives of children overseas - reducing poverty, violence, and religious extremism. It all starts with mothers. Amarok Society is proud to have partnered with more than a hundred Rotary Clubs to pursue a new model of education: instead of teaching children directly, we teach illiterate mothers to become neighbourhood teachers. This mothers-first approach to education is transforming entire communities. Amarok Society co-founder Gem Munro is on a speaking tour, raising awareness of the impact of this new educational approach and inspiring people with what's possible for the future.

Dr. Mark Barry Feb 16, 2023
Train the Trainers

A Novel model to “Train the Trainers” in surgical specialties in Low Income Countries.

Saundra Cima and Ruth Gunther Mar 02, 2023
Honor Flight San Diego


Brier Minor, Author Apr 13, 2023
Walking the Wall: Life Behind Del Mar's "Snakewall"


Walking the Wall is the fascinating story of Del Mar's iconic walled estate, La Atalaya, better known today as the "Snakewall Property." Well researched and written in a comfortable and colorful style, Brier Miller Minor's book covers three generations of Burnetts, the well-to-do family that built the estate they called La Atalaya, and then migrated back and forth between the hubbub of Los Angeles and tranquility of Del Mar for nearly half a century. La Atalaya was built in the Roaring Twenties; struggled through the Great Depression, a devastating fire and World War II; and was lost to the family with the death in 1971 of the patriarch, the author's grandfather, cement mogul Coy Burnett.

And yes, Minor pieces together the puzzle of how the name "Snakewall" came to be.

Later chapters include the convoluted years of the next owner's tenure and the restoration of this magnificent property by its present owners. And in her brief "Afterword" Minor, recently retired after a rewarding career practicing and teaching Marriage and Family Therapy, looks back on her own childhood summers in Del Mar. Recalling hours spent observing the grown-ups and walking La Atalaya's wall with her siblings and cousins, she considers the role of walls, both physical and figurative, in all our lives.

Beyond its obvious attraction for anyone with ties to Del Mar, this book will also appeal to those interested in Southern California history, or in the family dynamics of wealth, through good times and bad.

Fred Salas, President Jun 08, 2023
Live Like Jack Foundation