Jim Wilson got his start with entertainment when he learned how to juggle back in 1975…practicing with rocks! During college he did street performing as a juggler at festivals in San Luis Obispo. After graduating in Physics and working in the laser industry in the L.A. area for 9 years, he moved back to San
Peter Gilli was raised in Fresno. He attended Cal Poly SLO and received a Bachelor's Degree in City and Regional Planning. Peter met his wife-to-be at Cal Poly and moved from the Central Coast up to Bay Area with her, where she's from. They settled in the South Bay area where Peter worked for the
The March Men's Club will be a representative from CASA, Aaron Pankratz Aaron Pankratz joins the CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocate) team this year, bringing with him a passion for serving vulnerable populations. In his career, he is most proud of the people he has served. This includes people from a wide background including street children
Bryn Nelson Smith (born August 11, 1955 in Marietta, Georgia, U.S.) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1981-1993. Smith made his Major League debut with Montreal. He had a pair of 5-game winning streaks in 1985 and was picked Expo Player of the Month for July by Montreal
January 12th our speaker is Roger Hall, professor of history at Allan Hancock College, speaking about World War I, and its impact on Santa Maria and the world. He has some great vintage photos on a PowerPoint presentation.
As a result of the March speech by Santa Maria Police Chief, Ralph Martin, we were invited to a tour of the new City Police Department building located at 1111 West Betteravia. The date of October 26 at 9:30AM has been established. Since the Department building is a secure facility, we need to provide the
Doug Dougherty is the Executive Director for OASIS, Inc.-Senior Citizen Advocacy Nonprofit Center. Doug holds a degree in Anthropology from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He has worked in culturally challenging areas as diverse as Israel and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Dave Cross is the Economic Development Director at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. In that position, he works to attract new companies, as well as support and promote existing businesses to create an environment of economic sustainability and development. As an extension of his current position, he is also the Partnership Manager for
Ben Heighes of Knight Radio Network – We are excited to welcome local celebrity and long-time radio personality, music and movie afficianado, Ben Heighes, as our speaker for the June meeting.
James H. Bray will be our speaker for the upcoming May 12th meeting. James is the Public & Government Affairs Manager for Pacific Coast Energy Company (PCEC). He is based in the company’s Orcutt, California office. Be sure to join us on Tuesday 5/12 at 8am at the Santa Maria Country Club.