Speaker Date Topic
Steve Mahr, Director of Marketing & Communications Dec 13, 2017
Community Health Centers
Santa Dec 20, 2017
Kids Christmas Party
no meeting Dec 27, 2017
Holiday break
Pierre Rademaker Jan 03, 2018
San Luis Obispo
John Weiss Jan 10, 2018
District Governor
Bob Christenson Jan 17, 2018
The Evacuation of Saigon
George Trevelyan Jan 24, 2018
Grassy Oak Oyster Company

Grassy Bar Oyster Company
3488 Gilbert Ave.
Cayucos, CA 93430

Chief Scott Jalbert Jan 31, 2018
San Luis Obispo County Fire Dept
Kelly Ricker Feb 07, 2018
Illustrations by Kelly Ricker

illustrations by Kelly Ricker

Cupid Feb 14, 2018
Not So Newlywed Game
Andy Caldwell Feb 21, 2018
Coalition of Labor Agriculture & Business
Larry Bauchman Feb 28, 2018
Magic Show
Bill Pucciarelli Mar 07, 2018
Community Response Emergency Teams
Community Response Emergency Teams
Brandon Downing Mar 28, 2018
Director of Marketing and Creative Services
Director of Marketing and Creative Services

Brandon Downing is marketing and creative services director at KSBY-TV, Cordillera’s NBC affiliate in the San Luis Obispo-Santa Barbara, CA, television market. He began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school as an intern in the stations promotion department before quickly being hired in news, where he served as production manager and director of the top-rated evening newscasts for 12 years, prior to his current roll. Downing has helped KSBY remain the dominant station in the market by strategically utilizing limited resources and effectively marketing news and station programming, as well as commercial clients and community projects.

Brandon’s skills in editing, writing, producing and directing have earned him numerous recognitions, including multiple regional Emmy Awards.

He spent most of his childhood in the small coastal town of Cambria and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He and his wife Shannon, live in Arroyo Grande with their 6-year-old son, Carter. 

Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab Outing Apr 11, 2018
Dr. Wen Chen Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Biology at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2000. She currently works for Caltech as a scientific analyst. As an active member of Amnesty International, she focuses on human rights issues in China. She has been volunteering for the Epoch Media Group, the largest global Chinese media outlet broadcasting uncensored news about China, by participating television programs including “Journey to the East," “Learning Chinese is Fun," “1,000 Steps of Fun in Taiwan,” and “Zooming in China." Since 2012, she has given more than 180 presentations to community organizations about Chinese culture, history, and human rights.

Joseph Erwin Apr 25, 2018
Reconstruction of Highway One

Joseph is a Caltrans Project Manager in District 5 working on the reconstruction of Highway One at Big Sur.