Michael Stevenson is a West LA resident for nearly 20 years. He
is President/COO of Critical Period Insurance Agency, Inc. which
provides Cyber Security for PC's/Servers, Financing for
Attorneys and Plaintiffs on personal injury cases, and develops
insurance products to insure and enhance OEM warranties in
addition to creating new insurance products. He is the father
of 5 children, a member of St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church,
and co-founder of West LA Homeless.org. As an athlete he has
completed 16 Ironman Triathlons in 12 countries on 6
continents. His passion is to help end the homeless crisis for
a country with this much wealth there is no reason to have
anyone living on the street. He will be speaking about his
involvement in West LA Homeless, an organizaion he co-founded.
August 27 - Aaron Donahue Craft Talk
Donahue is a 23-year YMCA professional and recently moved to
LA from Boston, MA, where he was the executive director of a Y
branch there. He enjoys his role building community through
programs that promote youth development, healthy living and
social responsibility. Aaron lives with his wife and daughter on
the West Side.
September 3 - Eugene Volokh
Volokh is Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law at
UCLA. Professor Volokh teaches First Amendment law and a
First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where
he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, tort law,
and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.
coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on
the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Volokh is the
author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes
(6th ed. 2016), and Academic Legal Writing (5th ed. 2013), as
well as over 90 law review articles. He is a member of The
American Law Institute, a member of the American Heritage
Dictionary Usage Panel, and the founder and coauthor of The
Volokh Conspiracy, a leading legal blog. His law review articles
have been cited by opinions in eight Supreme Court cases and
several hundred court opinions in total, as well as several
thousand scholarly articles.
Volokh worked for 12 years
as a computer programmer. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in
math-computer science at age 15, and has written many articles
on computer software. Volokh was born in the USSR; his family
emigrated to the U.S. when he was seven years old.
September 10 - Bruce Rosen
is the Executive Director of the Bandini Foundation which
initially gave the land to the Veterans Administration on which
the VA is located. They support the VA Hero’s golf course and
are involved in many veterans’ activities.
Rotary is a leadership organization
made up of local business, professional and civic leaders who meet
regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and, through that,
get things done in our local community. Rotary is the world's
oldest and largest service organization (founded in 1905).