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(Champagne Reception at 11:30am Sponsored by Kurtis Magee, Merrill Lynch & Jesse Walker, Lord Abbett)

As an Engagement Coordinator, Guido Hajenius manages the programs in Southern California and engages the region in efforts against child exploitation and trafficking. His work includes organizing adult and youth outreaches; helping build exploitation prevention models for youth serving spaces, chairing the Training and Outreach subcommittee with the LA Regional Task Force, and providing training for educators, law enforcement, and local community members. Guido also builds strategic relationships with people who can open channels of distribution for our Empower Youth prevention programs. He also actively communicates our solutions at conferences, house media events, university campuses, and in the various sectors that intersect with vulnerable and victimized youth. In 2010, when he heard what iEmpathize was doing to help vulnerable and victimized children, Guido knew he needed to be a part of it; he launched the Southern California branch of iEmpathize in April of 2011. Guido brings almost two decades of non-profit experience to his role, including pioneering three non-profit organizations in leadership roles. His experience included training students for local and international service projects, mentoring student leaders, and developing a leadership team to sustain and expand the organizations. 


Guido Hajenius
 Oct 20, 2017
 Oct 21, 2017 8:30 AM

Since childhood Marilyn has been influenced by food and wine. Her Irish grandmother was the owner/chef of a very successful restaurant and pub and her Italian grandmother lived on a small farm nearby where she made her own wine. Though hardly award winning, the wine was a cherished part of family gatherings.

After receiving a BS from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst ,Marilyn began her professional career as a Food and Beverage Manager for Marriott Host International in Boston. She proved to be a quick study and became known for her knowledge of the food and beverage industry. Marilyn was asked to be the wine educator on the web site "BellaOnline; the Voice of Women on the Web." She educated a diverse group of members on topics ranging from grape varietals and wine regions to food and wine pairings. She also contributed food and wine articles to assorted publications. Marilyn then developed wine lists and wine events for several local businesses. Her knowledge comes from both personal and professional experiences and she takes pride in the fact that she attended the Sterling School of Service and Hospitality and the International Wine Center in NYC.

As a Los Angeles transplant via Boston, Marilyn became the Sommelier at Upstairs 2 in late 2006. Here she stewards the wine program where her focus is on pleasing the palate of the novice as well as the wine expert. With an ever changing wine list, as well as 50 wines by the glass, Marilyn always has something new to taste. She also hosts a weekly Wine and Dine Wednesday that features food and wine pairings from around the world as well as wine education.

Marilyn Snee
 Oct 27, 2017
DARK for Wine Fest
 Nov 03, 2017
 Nov 05, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Captain Chris Janke grew up in Burlington, Wisconsin and is a 1991 graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Following training as a Naval Flight Officer, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) at NAS Jacksonville, FL.  He served in the Tactics, Operations and Maintenance departments in VP-5.

In August 1997, Captain Janke was selected for duty as Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean/Task Force 67 in Naples, Italy, responsible for all installations and maritime patrol forces in the U.S. SIXTH Fleet. In June 1998 he continued his duties in Annapolis, MD upon the Admiral’s assignment as Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

Captain Janke returned to sea duty as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and while serving aboard Kennedy he deployed to the Arabian Gulf supporting Operation SOUTHERN WATCH in which he led the ship’s largest division (V-2) in the Air Department.

In August 2001, he reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30) for duty as a Fleet Replacement NFO Instructor. Captain Janke served as Command Services Officer and Assistant Maintenance Officer at VP-30, in which he was charged with operating over 20 P-3’s in the Navy’s largest aviation squadron.

Captain Janke next reported to Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) located in Kaneohe Bay, HI, serving as Training, and Operations Officer.  At VP-4 he completed two deployments in the FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet areas, including combat operations in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Upon completion of his Department Head tour, he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Operations Directorate (J-3).  Serving in the J-39 Reconnaissance Operations Division, he was responsible for the coordination of SecDef approval for deployment orders for DoD reconnaissance assets and charged with preparation of Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations mission packages for Presidential approval.

In July 2008 Captain Janke was selected for command of Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1) onboard NAS Patuxent River, MD.  Captain Janke next reported to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Resources and Requirements (N8) in Manama, Bahrain. 

In May of 2012 Captain Janke assumed duties as Chief Staff Officer for Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 in Jacksonville, FL in which he directing a staff of 350 personnel conducting Man, Train and Equip tasks for eight P-3, P-8 and MQ-4C squadrons encompassing 2700 personnel.

Captain Janke assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of NBVC, CA in March 2015.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal and various operational awards.

Captain Chris D. Janke
 Nov 10, 2017
 Nov 10, 2017 4:30 PM

We'll also announce the nominees for next year's Board of Officers & Directors this day! Election Day is December 15th, so if you aren't going to be there that day, make sure to get an absentee ballot!

 Nov 17, 2017
DARK for Thanksgiving
 Nov 24, 2017

(Champagne Reception at 11:30am Sponsored by Kurtis Magee & Merrill Lynch)

Senator Ben Allen
 Dec 01, 2017
DARK for Holiday Party
 Dec 08, 2017
 Dec 08, 2017
 Dec 08, 2017 4:30 PM
DARK for Christmas/Hanukkah
 Dec 22, 2017
DARK for New Years
 Dec 29, 2017
Dr. William McCarthy
 Jan 05, 2018
DARK for MLK Day
 Jan 12, 2018

An award-winning writer, television producer and teacher, Geoffrey Cowan is the former dean of the USC Annenberg School (1996-2007). He now holds the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership at USC where he is also a University Professor. During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Cowan headed the Voice of America. From 2010 to 2016, Cowan served as the first President of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, where he hosted three presidential summits, including the historic meeting in 2013 between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping of China. Cowan is the author of several books, including "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary", “See No Evil: The Backstage Battle Over Sex and Violence on Television” and the best-selling “The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer", and of the award-winning play, "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers".

Dr. Geoff Cowan
 Jan 19, 2018
 Jan 20, 2018
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
David Orth-Moore
 Jan 26, 2018
Andrea Quintero
 Feb 02, 2018
Gene Sykes @Shutters
 Feb 09, 2018
 Feb 09, 2018 7:00 PM
DARK for President's Day
 Feb 16, 2018
Frank Gruber
 Feb 23, 2018
Literacy Day
 Mar 02, 2018
Judge Amy Hogue
 Mar 09, 2018
Peter Mullin
 Mar 16, 2018
4 Way Test
 Mar 23, 2018
DARK for Easter
 Mar 30, 2018
 Apr 06, 2018
TBD @Shutters
 Apr 13, 2018