Speaker Date Topic
Elaine Chan Oct 17, 2019
The Unfinished Civil War in China
The Unfinished Civil War in China

Chaos and Protest in Hong Kong:  a historic perspective and how is America involved

Elaine Chan, a native from Hong Kong, has researched on Asia's Labor Market as a grant recipient from the International Labor Organization and the World Bank. Her Dissertation was on export-led growth of the Four Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) and its implication for China. Upon receiving a Ph.D in Economics Development at Cornell Universities in 1988, she had worked at the World Bank on China's industrialization. as well as the progress of poverty and income inequality.   She has also worked at General Motors as an International Economist analyzing capital investment in China and Asia.

Joining Elaine will be Seth Kaplowitz.  Seth has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and was a visiting professor at Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. He is an attorney and former real estate executive with an extensive background in real estate development and construction. He began teaching at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University shortly after his return from Asia in 2010 where he was developing real estate in Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, and Phuket, Thailand. He recently relocated to Tacoma. 

Rotary 8 Members Around the World Oct 24, 2019
World Polio Day
World Polio Day
Chris Staudinger Oct 31, 2019
The Ghosts of Tacoma - Pretty Gritty Tours
The Ghosts of Tacoma - Pretty Gritty Tours
Chief Master Sergeant Trisha Almond, ret Nov 07, 2019
The Military in Washington
The Military in Washington

Chief Master Sergeant Trisha D. Almond is the Washington State Senior Enlisted Advisor for Headquarters, Camp Murray, Washington National Guard. She represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the Washington National Guard and is responsible for the welfare, readiness, morale, development, and care for over 7500 enlisted personnel of the Washington National Guard.

Chief Almond entered the Air Force in 1988 as a Command and Control Battle Manager. Her extensive background in air defense includes serving as the NCOIC of Combat Training and then further advancing to the NCOIC of Standards and Evaluation Division at the Western Air Defense Sector. She has participated in OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE, working under 1st Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. She routinely augmented the 1st Air Force Standards and Evaluation Branch by evaluating other unit’s combat readiness and effectiveness throughout the United States. In September 1997 she joined the Washington Air National Guard as an Active Guard Reserve member and has served as a Flight Superintendent and as the Operations Superintendent at the Sector. Additionally, she spent 15 months serving as the Washington National Guard’s Joint Operations Center Senior Enlisted Leader and two and half years as the Washington Air National Guard State Command Chief. Her assignments include bases in California and Washington.