Speaker Date Topic
Aerojet Rocketdyne Team Manager Mike Lauer May 29, 2020
NASA's Manned Space Flight Program
NASA's Manned Space Flight Program

Mike Lauer is a man on a mission.  The mission is to put the first man and woman on the moon in 2024.  The nozzle product team manager of the Aerojet-Rocketdyne RS-25 rocket engine (a modernized version of the Space Shuttle main engine) began his career at McDonnell Douglas designing hardware for the International Space Station, which continues flawlessly in orbit after 20 years.  Later he was the lead designer of the nuclear battery that powers the Mars surface rover Curiosity. 

Mike has undergraduate and graduate degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University.  When not putting things into space, he enjoys sports with his three children triplets, especially his role as an AYSO soccer referee.  We are indebted to the Rotary Club of Wilshire for recommending Mike as a speaker, whom they called "one of the best programs we have ever had."  Bring a guest.    

National motivational speaker Mark Lipps Jun 05, 2020
Solar Power: The earth's oldest source of energy is new again

Manhattan Beach Rotarian Mark Lipps

Join us this week at Rotary as national motivational speaker and trainer Mark Lipps shares his knowledge of solar energy.  A frequent speaker at Rotary clubs, Mark's presentation on "The Five Wins of Solar" also has been featured by the City of Manhattan Beach at a community forum.  "I have always been a 'green energy guy'," Mark explains, noting his early use of solar panels, rain barrels and even involvement in dry farming.  

Lipps is a graduate of the University of Evansville and has more than 30 years experience as a television industry executive.  He is a former CEO of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce.  His talk will cover the subjects of recent legislation, the cost of and obstacles to solar, its impact, the evolution of battery power and the future of Southern California Edison.  Learn more about this timely topic and later share your new knowledge gained at Rotary with your non-Rotarian friends.  Bring a guest.  

 
 
 
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