On Thursday, August 23rd, the Men’s Club visited the National Weather Service in Oxnard. We meet our tour guide, John Dumas, upon arrival. John is an ex Navy Meteorologist and served 20 plus years for Uncle Sam. He has been with the National Weather Service for just over 5 years.more»
On Saturday, October 27th, The Men’s Club visited what is now known as Oakridge Estates. Some 80 years ago Barbara Stanwyck purchased a piece of property in the San Fernando Valley. The property bordered on the north by Devonshire Blvd, on the east by Reseda Blvd, on the south by what is now Lassen, and on the west by what is now Wilbur. On this property Ms. Stanwyck and Zeppo Marx, her agent and one of the Marx Brothers, built separate homes. Additionally, a thoroughbred training track and ranch were added. During this time period, Barbara and Zeppo called this the Marwych Ranch.more»
On Saturday, February 17, 2018, The Men’s Club visited the Santa Susan Depot Museum and Model Railroad display in Simi Valley. Our docent, Curt, was very outgoing and added so much to the tour. We were limited in time to two hours, but, I’m sure Curt could have gone all-day with the history and stories about the depot.more»
2015-2016 Speaker Series
Merrill Lynch At Valley Jewish Community Center
On Tuesday evening, 11/1, Balfoure Brenes of the Shagrin Group, under the Merrill Lynch umbrella, made a presentation at Valley Jewish Community Center about varied investment vehicles. The attendees were mostly near or already retired. Balfoure did a good job of covering the many varied investment opportunities existing in today’s market. The audience asked a lot of questions and left satisfied with the responses. A big thanks to the Women’s Club and the Men’s Club for co-hosting the event.
League of Women Voters at Valley Jewish Community Center
On Wednesday evening, 11/2, Fran Lapides, a representative from the League of Women Voters spoke to the community at large at the Valley Jewish Community Center. The event was well attended by the community. The speaker was not partisan and covered several of the Measures, State, County and City, that will be on the ballot on Tuesday. The most controversial measures were presented in a non bias manner giving the pros and cons so we the people could understand them. Everyone left better informed and able to make smarter decisions when voting. A big thanks extended to the Women’s Club and the Men’s Club for co-hosting the evening and presenting a very timely subject matter.
Submitted by: Chas Phillips