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Oak Dowling via Zoom Mar 05, 2021 12:15 PM
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Oak Dowling via Zoom
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Oak Dowling via Zoom

Oak Dowling, JD, is a retired attorney with 43 years of practice, including 31 years in San Rafael. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School and a native of Chicago. He has lived in Marin County for over 47 years and for over 25 years he was a part-time Instructor of Law at College of Marin.

Oak has been a member of the Marin County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) team since its inception in 2011 and was selected as Outstanding Marin County Volunteer of the Year for 2012-2013. He has been a member of Marin Forum for over 23 years and was its President in 2002.

For the past 10 years Oak has been an Instructor in the OLLI program at Dominican University in the subject of “Courtroom Drama in the Movies and Theatre.” In his Law classes, he uses courtroom drama to demonstrate legal principles. As an avocation, he performed in theatre in Marin and San Francisco for 15 years. Oak has been a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael for over 43 years and has served the Club as Director and Speaker’s Chairman.

Oak has been married for 58 years to his college sweetheart, Mary. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Fire Chief Contreras via Zoom Mar 12, 2021 12:15 PM
Glenn Waring, EffectiveOrganization.com via Zoom Mar 19, 2021 12:15 PM
EffectiveOrganization.com by Glenn Waring via Zoom

Glenn is CEO of EffectiveOrganization.com, a company dedicated to increasing our understanding of organizations.  Glenn works with companies to help them discover and reach potential.  In private practice since 1992, Glenn counsels medium to large organizations, building clarity around what has to happen to make a particular organization most effective.     Assignments touch on group work, scenarios and action planning.  Glenn learns constantly from his clients, his MBA students, the experts who visit his CEO groups, and the CEOs themselves.  Glenn earned a Masters in Business Administration at Cornell University and spent twenty years in two Fortune 100 corporations (Ford and Nationwide Insurance).  He served as a Vice President in several capacities including Chief Financial Officer. 

Hon. retired, ROBERT BOYD via Zoom Mar 26, 2021 12:15 PM
The History of the Electoral College by retired Judge Robert (Bob) Boyd
Michael Krasny of KQED Forum May 28, 2021 12:15 PM