Program: Evolution and the Human Brain


Fred Brown, a graduate of University of Illinois with a first degree in electrical engineering, has written over 100 technical articles and believes firmly in lifelong learning.

His topic was Evolution and the Human Brain.  Starting with a very clear definition and explanation of evolution as gradual and progressive change, he explained that it is an established scientific fact and a fundamental part of creation.  The controversy lies in which theory best explains specific aspects of evolution.  Starting in 1859 with the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, Evolution is based on four elements: Heredity, Variation, Excess Replication, and Natural Selection.  Darwin’s great contribution was the idea of the Survival of the Fittest. 

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Program: Stop The Bleed


Stop The Bleed ( is an educational program, initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.

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Program: Follow-Up Sales Systems


Roy Henderson introduced our Program Speaker Wanda Allen.  Wanda is a speaker, coach, author of two books and business owner.  She offers intensive training in business development, client relationships, and customer service. Wanda Allen’s theme was the importance of, and the what, how and why of “following-up” on business leads.  She stressed that is all about relationships, and relationship building.  Most important is having a “system” of maintaining relationships and following-up.

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Dave Alemian is a leading retirement expert and recognized authority whose expertise is shared via video columns, numerous journals and talk-radio. Formerly the host of “It’s About Money” Radio Show, Alemian has also produced and is featured in over 200 financial education videos. Mr. Alemian hails from the east coast, relocating to San Diego in the early 2000s. He lives with his wife and two pug dogs in a suburb on the beach in North San Diego – enjoying beach bootcamp, boating and spending time with his family.

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A gifted cellist, Daniel Grab, was accompanied by Myrna North on piano and joined by Vaughn North for one of the selections. We all enjoyed hearing the compositions of Schubert, JS Bach’s ‘Ave Maria”, Camille Saint-Saens, ‘The Swan’, and the ‘Carnival of Animals’ among others. It was truly a beautiful program enjoyed by all.

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