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Hanger Prosthetics

In a twist to our usual fare, our speaker this week was Carrie Davis, who hails from Spokane, Washington, and works for Hanger Prosthetics. Carrie was born with no left arm — only a shoulder structure. So her presentation dealt with how she handled this handicap from childhood through her career now traveling the US for the company that makes a variety of prosthetic devices for people needing them.

As part of her spellbinding program, Carrie brought a number of prosthetic devices with her to demonstrate the various functions they enable her to perform.

2011 “Signature Event” Poll

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USS Hornet: Extending the Heritage

For today’s luncheon topic, we return to our continuing series on warcraft and the US role in the history of conflicts. We welcomed Jim Long to tell us about the USS Hornet.

The Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century — World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission.

Now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay, the USS HORNET is a timeless memorial to those who defended our American values and to those who have pursued America’s technological advancements.

Friends of the SJ Rose Garden

Today’s luncheon featured a presentation from the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden, which evolved a few years ago in response to declining conditions at the Rose Garden.

Today’s guest Terry Reilly founded the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden with co-founder Beverly Rose Hopper. The Friends “adopted’ the Municipal Rose Garden in late 2007 under the Adopt-A-Park and the City of San Jose’s Public/Private Partnership Program. The Friends of the Rose Garden hosted its annual pruning event this past weekend with 175 volunteers; the event was featured in the SJ Mercury News.

In addition to presenting the history of the Park and its Friends, Terry shared a video about recent events at the Rose Garden:

Due to severe cutbacks to the city’s park maintenance budgets over the years, staffing levels at this garden were severely cut. As a result, this garden was placed on probation by the All America Rose Selections (AARS), the governing board of public display rose gardens.

Once being adopted by the Friends, the Rose Garden was removed from probation in the first year, and has gone on to be designated a “Test Garden” and was recently named the “Best Rose Garden” in the country.