We have some great speakers for the month of February 2011 at our club including Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Robert Schock. If you would like to be a guest please contact us so we can make sure there is room.

2/1/2011: Michael Copeland, a humorist and frequent contributor to Alive magazine, will talk to us about “Things that scare” and other humorous observations. This will be a good reason for members to pick up a copy of Alive, which is free at newstands around Danville (including Bagel Street Café in the Livery), and enjoy the many entertaining features by local writers.

2/8/2011: Time will turn back to 1903, and our visitor will be President Theordore Roosevelt (in the person of Fred Rutledge). President Roosevelt will tell us about his recent visit and camping trip with John Muir in Yosemite and his interest in preservation of our natural resources. President Roosevelt, who will receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his efforts to bring about an end to the Russo-Japanese War, is the first of our Nobel Peace Prize winners who will speak to us in February.

2/15/2011: We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with our guests, and we will have a two-part program. We will start with out Student/Teacher of the Month presentation. We then will welcome Dr. Robert Schock who was Coordinating Author of the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Schock and the IPCC received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with Former Vice-President Al Gore for their contribution to knowledge of climate change. Dr. Schock’s topic will be “Climate Change: Myths and Realities.” This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear about an extremely important subject form a preeminent expert and to ask questions that all of us have about this topic.

2/22/2011: Tom Delfino, Executive Director of the California Citrus Nursery Society, will introduce us to some varieties of citrus that may not be familiar to all of us, and he will bring some samples to share. The Califoria Citrus Nursery Society is an association of citrus tree growers and is much involved in research to improve existing varieties and identify new varieties as well as research to protect against the introdution and propagation of pests in the citrus orchards, one of California’s hallmark industries.