Speaker Date Topic
Richard Hajas Jun 09, 2023
Water, Drought, Fire & Ojai
Water, Drought, Fire & Ojai

Richard Hajas is chairman of the Casitas Municipal Water District, and retired after more than 40 years in the water management industry. He has been in charge of two major districts, Casitas and Camrosa Water District in eastern Camarillo. When he was at Casitas, he managed the Casitas Dam, Robles Diversion Facilities and Casitas' pipeline-pumping system.

Beginning in 2007, he volunteered to assist Ojai Flow's effort to replace Golden State Water, a private company and transfer its management to the public through Casitas. He and his wife Sandy have lived in the Ojai Valley for 40 years and raised two sons, and now have two grandchildren who also live in the Ojai Valley.

He has a B.A. Degree and a master’s degree in public administration from CSU,  Northridge.

Susan Andrzejewski, CSUCI - Dean of Business Jul 21, 2023
Cal State Channel Islands School of Business - Vision for the Future

Cal Sate Channel Islands University is not only the newest and youngest of the California State System, but it is also a sleeping giant.  Come listen to Sue Andrjejewski, Dean of the School of Business, share her vision for the future and what has already been accomplished.  It is nothing short of amazing.  See you at the meeting!  Her bio is shown below for your reading pleasure!

Dr. Susan Andrzejewski is the Dean of the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics. Dr. Andrzejewski believes that a robust business education requires an experiential, interdisciplinary, and inclusive educational framework, where students, faculty, staff, and industry partners come together to provide an education that will prepare students to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving workforce. Under her leadership, the Martin V. Smith School has moved several critical initiatives forward, including the development of the MVS School’s five-year Strategic Plan; launching new academic programs, including in the areas of Accounting, Business Analytics, and Digital Marketing; expanding experiential learning opportunities for students; expanding partnerships across the University and within the local community; and securing over $10.9 million in philanthropic support. Dr.  Andrzejewski is also leading the MVS School through the process of becoming AACSB accredited. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and hassling Jack Jacobs.

Sue received her doctorate in Social Psychology from Northeastern University and completed pre-doctoral training in the Marketing Departments at Babson College and Northeastern University. She also holds an M.S. in Social Psychology from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Psychology from Bethany College.

Friends of Condors Debbie Parisi Jul 28, 2023
California Condors
Col. Jack Jacobs, Ret. Aug 04, 2023

Ukraine:  Where we are.  Where we are going/could go.  Connections with the rest of the world.

Colonel Jacobs is not related to our own club past president Jack Jacobs.  He is a retired colonel in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Vietnam War.  He serves as a military analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and previously worked as an investment manager.  His program will be beamed to our meeting via Zoom and introduced by our friend and many time presenter of programs, local resident Keith Nightingale.  This is a program that you do not want to miss.

Get Acquainted Talks Aug 11, 2023
Marty Pops, M.D. Aug 18, 2023
A new and old look at affirmative action for admission to medical school

Dr. Pops chaired  the committee on admissions at the UCLA school of medicine during the original challenge to affirmative action in the 1970s. He now compares the present pending supreme court  decision to do away completely with affirmative action in higher education( U.North Carolina, Harvard )

Pam Davis Sep 22, 2023
realities of admission to colleges and universities 2023

Former director of life planning and college counselling, Vista Mar school Manhattan Beach Ca.