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January 21, 2014

Anna Konotchick – Post-earthquake self-recovery in Haiti

Best Western 7-Seas


February 25, 2014

Char Glacy – Midway Atoll: A Brief History & What it is Like to Count 500,000 Albatross

Best Western 7-Seas


April 22, 2014

Jut Wynne – The Mysteries of Easter Island Caves

Best Western 7-Seas


May 27, 2014

Tom Levy – Cyber-Archaeology in 3D: Recent Exploration in the Middle East

Best Western 7-Seas


August 24, 2014

Summer Mixer at the home of Suzanne and Michael Hennessy in Del Cerro


October 21, 2014

Kevin Hardy and Natalya Gallo – Beyond the Movie: The Untold Discoveries of the DEEPSEA Challenge Expedition

Best Western 7-Seas


November 18, 2014

Dr. Jeff Bada – The Origin of Life on Earth, and Elsewhere(?)

Best Western 7-Seas


December 13, 2014


Holiday Mixer at the home of Rick & Kay Matheron overlooking San Pascual Valley


January 15, 2013

John E. Lawrence & Susan Grimaldi – Shamans in Remote Mongolia

Best Western 7-Seas


February 20, 2013

John Asmus – Seeing Double: Leonardo’s Mona Lisa Twin

Best Western 7-Seas


March 19, 2013

John Rowe – Omo Valley of Ethiopia

Best Western 7-Seas


April 23, 2013

Shirley C. Strum – Baboons: How to Solve a Monkey Puzzle

Best Western 7-Seas


May 13, 2013

Special Event – David Smith’s 60th Anniversary as member of TEC

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla

June 18, 2013

Capt. Robert “Rio” Hahn – Maha Kumbh Mela 2013

Best Western 7-Seas


July 21, 2003

Club Mixer – Home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills


September 30, 2013

Dr. Laurie Marker – Saving the Endangered Cheetah

Best Western 7-Seas


November 12, 2013

Dominique Rissolo – An Underwater Journey into Mexico’s Ice Age

Best Western 7-Seas


December 8, 2013

Holiday Mixer at the home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills



January 17, 2012

Joanne Simerson – Polar Bears and Climate Change

Best Western 7-Seas



February 21, 2012

Michelle and Howard Hall – Making “Under the Sea 3D” in 70mm IMAX

Best Western 7-Seas


March 20, 2012

Hubert Staudigel – The Rock Bottom of Antarctica’s Food Chain

Best Western 7-Seas


May 20, 2012


Spring Mixer – Home and Sea Horse Grotto of Rick and Patty Elkus in Poway


June 12, 2012

Charles Stanish – Exploring the Ancient Mysteries of Lake Titicaca

UCSD Faculty Club


June 21, 2012

Dr. Thomas Levy and Dr. Albert Lin

Invitation to the 5th Anniversary of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3)



October 16, 2012

Richard Theiss – Understanding Great White Sharks and the Future of Shark Conservation

Best Western 7-SEas


November 13, 2012

Alan Nichols (President of TEC) – Dead Men Tell Tales…The Last Days of Chinggis Qa’an

Best Western 7-Seas


December 2, 2012

Holiday Mixer - Home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills



January 18, 2011

Mark Van Stone – 2010: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya

Miramar Naval Air Station


February 15, 2011

Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne – The Critical Role of the Polar Region on Climate Change

Best Western &-Seas


March 29, 2011

Michele Westmorland – Headhunt Revisited: Caroline Mytinger’s 1926-30 journey to Melanesia To paint portraits of vanishing cultures

Chinese Restaurant



May 17, 2011

Prof. Donald Johanson – Lucy and Our African Origins

Best Western 7-Seas


July 17, 2011

Summer Social at the 7-Seas in Mission Valley


October 20, 2011

Raymond Ashley – Three Voyage to Paradise: Cook, Melville, Gauguin

Best Western 7-Seas


November 15, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey L. Bada – The Origin of Life on Earth and Beyond: Insights from Mars

Best Western 7-Seas


December 4, 2011

Holiday Mixer – Home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills



January 19, 2010. -  A Night of Ocean Exploration

Talina Konotchick – Into the Abyss

Miriam Goldstein – Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastics Expedition

Miramar Naval Air Station


February 22, 2010

James Westerman – Osireion of Abydos, Egypt: An Archaeological Analysis

Miramar Naval Air Station


April 20, 2010

Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell – Elephant Communication

Miramar Naval Air Station


May 2, 2010

Club Mixer – At the home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills


October 19, 2010

Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin – Mongolia, Valley of the Khans Project: The Search for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

Miramar Naval Air Station


November 30, 2010

Dr. John West – Life at High Altitude

Miramar Naval Air Station



January 20, 2009

Prof. Thomas Levy – Masters of Fire – Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India

UCSD Geisel Library


February 17, 2009

Gary L. Peterson – The Cryogenic World of Triton

Miramar Naval Air Station


March 17, 2009

Chia Tan – The Secret Life of Golden Monkeys


April 22, 2009

Dr. Ray Ashley – Return of the San Salvador


May 9, 2009

Field Trip by invitation of Adm. “Nick” Nicholson

Tour of Los Angeles class attack submarine


May 31, 2009

Club Mixer – At the home of Rio Hahn and Teresa Fiske in Bonsall


October 20, 2009

Kim Griest – The Dark Side: How Dark Matter and Dark Energy control the Universe and its Fate

Miramar Naval Air Station


November 10, 2009

Dr. Peter Keller – His travels and research in New Guinea

Miramar Naval Air Station



January 15, 2008

Barbara Nolan and Nancy Nenow - Art and Life Among the Wodaabe and Tuareg of the Sahara

Miramar Naval Air Station


April 17, 2008

Megan McArthur - Astronaut on a Mission to Repair the Hubble Space Telescope 

Miramar Naval Air Station


May 22, 2008

Dr. Aaron Thode - When Predators Collide: Studying How Sperm Whales Interact with Fishing

Vessels Off Southeast Alaska


September 16, 2008

Dr. David Pierce – Climate and Conflict: Pressure on Global Water Supplies

Miramar Naval Air Station


October 14, 2008

Richard C.J. Somerville – Global Warming: The Latest Word on the Best Science

Miramar Naval Air Station


November 18, 2008

Helen Amanda Fricker – Are the Ice Sheets Melting? Antarctica and Greenland’s Response to Climate Change.

Miramar Naval Air Statio2



June 19, 2007

Jon Rebman – San Diego Plant Atlas Project: Exploring and Discovering in Our Own Backyards

94th Aero Squadron, Montgomery Field



March 23, 2006

David Flohr, MBA

The Wreck of the SS Brother Jonathan

Sizzler Restaurant, Point Loma



March 15, 2005

Jim Hoffman – Fighting Wildfires – Seeing Through the Smoke with Infrared

Miramar Naval Air Station



February 2004 – Two part program

  1. Floating the Upper Missouri: The 200th Anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Doug Magde

   2. Easter Island to Tahiti: Stone Statures and Geolog

By Monte Marshall


November 23, 2004

Dr. David Hoffman – Building Democracy: The Afghan Way

Miramar Naval Air Station



January 28, 2003

Dr. David I Hoffman – Central Asia

Miramar Naval Air Station

May  2003

Dr. Jim Hawkins – Travels in Tibet and the High Himalaya in the 1980’s

June 2003 – The Explorers Club Annual Barbecue and Hubbs Sea World Research Institute Update

Brent Stewart


September – 2003

Sea Changes – The Effect of Climatic Forces on Polar Ecosystems

Dr. Paul Dayton with introduction by Dr. Don Walsh

(This program was in coordination with the Oceans 2003 conference)


October - 2003

Biological Exploration in the 21st Century – Journeys of Discovery in Genomic Science

Oliver A. Ryder


November  2003

Bryon Bass – The First Marines and Farmers of the Adriatic Sea



February 20, 2001

Payne Johnson - “All Roads Lead to Rome” Early Explorers in Egypt, Jordan, & Syria

Miramar Naval Air Station


March 22, 2001

David Furnas - Traditional Trepanation of the Kisii, Kenya


April 17, 2001

Dr. William (Wild Bill) Wheeler – Efe Pygmies: Archers of the African Rain Forest

Miramar Naval Air Station


November 13, 2001

In honor of Professor Hugh Bradner – a man of exceptionally diverse interests and talents within and beyond the field of science

Hugh was ably assisted by Marge Bradner who served as Secretary for our Chapter for a number of years – What a team!



January 18, 2000

Dr. Eugene LaFond – Oceanography


March 14, 2000

Robert Floyd Dill – Exploring the Depths of  Belize’s Blue Hole

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar



October 19, 1999

Ralph White – Exploration of the Ocean Abyss


November 16, 1999

Jim Hoffman – The Highest of the High Ground: Imaging and Mapping from Space



December 1, 1998 – Members Night

Miramar MCAS



January 14, 1997 – Tracking China’s Monal Pheasant

David Rimlinger

Miramar Naval Air Station


March – John West – 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Mt. Everest

Miramar Naval Air Station


April – Alan Rice – Greenhouse Extinction of Dinosaurs: Volcanoes or Meteors?

Miramar Naval Air Station


May - Peter Isler – Cape Horn Winter Passage with ESPN

San Diego Yacht Club


June 20, 1997 – Alfred McLaren – Explorers Club President – joint meeting with San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Explorers Club


July 17, 1997 – Amazon Voyage – Capt. Rio Hahn and Amazon creatures from the Zoo

Joint meeting with Ocelots in the Zoo auditorium


October - Shona, Spirit in Stone (African sculpture) – San Diego Natural History Museum


November - Annual Meeting – Brunch at the San Diego Yacht Club



January 21, 1996

New Board of Directors Meeting?

Home of Jim Clements


January 23, 1996

Dennis L, Mammana – Stargazers

Miramar Naval Air Station



January 24, 1995

Hugh Bradner – “The Weirdest Telescopes in the World”



February 28, 1995

Jim Clements



April 27, 1995

Ed Darack – 6194 Denali Solo



May, 1995

Jack Peters – World Travels


June 13, 1995

Robert Hahn- Voyages of the Research Vessel Heraclitus



October 10, 1995

Gaie Ailling and Mark Van Thillo – Two Years in the Biosphere

Miramar Naval Air Station 


December 3, 1995

Bil Brown – Champagne Brunch/Business meeting

Stone Ridge Country Club, Poway   



February 20, 1994 – Our First San Diego Chapter Meeting

Champagne Buffet Brunch and Business meeting – short introduction by each member

Stone Ridge Country Club, Poway


March 29, 1994

Dr. Frank Todd – “Impossible Dream”- Creating the Penguin Encounter at Sea World

This will encompass 20 seasons in Antarctica with 5 or 6 trips a season.

   *Additional short program by Ann Helliwell, skydiver with over 3,000 dives.

Miramar Naval Air Station


April 24, 1994

Robert Gow – Red Blood, Green Gold: Stories of the Yucatan

Stone Ridge Country Club, Poway     


June 14, 1994

Bill Wheeler – In the Footsteps of Stanley: On Foot with Pygmies in the Ituri Rain Forest, Zaire



September 13, 1994

Werner P. Heuschele, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species of the San Diego Zoo

Dinner at. Café del Rey Moro (now the Prado) for dinner and presentation at the Otto Center, San Diego Zoo


October 25, 1994

Ralph White – Titanic

Rubin H. Fleet Theater

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