Special Veterans Day Program

Ticket Prices:
$42 - Online Advance Reservations
$45 - At the Door for Rotarians and Guests
$13 - Non-Diners (members only)

$8 - Parking
$12 - Alcohol


Please note that advance online tickets must be purchased by 3pm on the Thursday prior to the Friday meeting.

California Club
538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Special Veterans Day Program

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Where Are These Veterans—our Heroes—Now?

Hear inspiring stories from these veterans about their military service and their path to civilian life.


James D. Galindo

Then: 
US Marine Corps
Sergeant
Scout Sniper
Iraq War Combat Vet
23rd Marines
Regimental Combat Team 1 during the 2003 Iraq invasion with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Now: 
Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Global Commercial Banking Middle Market
Bank of America Merrill Lynch    

Frank Watanabe

Then:
US Navy
Commander
Intelligence Officer
Reserve Director of Intelligence, Coastal Riverine Group One
Former Chief of Targets, Combined/Joint Forces Special Operations Component Commander, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Former Planner, Special Operations Command Central, Operation Iraqi Freedom
Former Tomahawk Targeting Analyst, Operation Noble Eagle (Kosovo)

Now: 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Arcutis, Inc.

Bill Muir, RN

Then: SGT "Doc" Muir
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Medic

Now:
West LA VA Medical Center
​Book Author — SGT Vegan "Vegan Strong"


Mark Elfers

Then:
Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corp
United States Naval Academy graduate
Commanding Officer, VMA-214
The Black Sheep Squadron
Harrier Pilot
Yuma Arizona

Now:
Senior Manager, Biosimilars
Access and Value
Amgen
Pepperdine MBA student (current)

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