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September 28, 2016

Kevin Parker

“Embrace Washington”

Kevin is serving his 4th term representing the 6th Legislative District, which includes part of Spokane, Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights. He is an entrepreneur who

Dr. Stark is a retired cardiac surgeon and is a health care policy analyst at the Washington Policy Center, one of the largest state-based think tanks in the country. He is the author of numerous health care studies including

The Impact of Federal Health Care Reform on Washington State and the book, “The Patient Centered Solution”.

He has testified before Congress on Medicaid, the state health insurance exchanges and CO-Ops in the Affordable Care Act.. He has served on the Governing Board of Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and is the past Chairman of Overlake’s Foundation Board. He is a member of many professional organizations and is an active member of the Woodinville Rotary.


October 19, 2016 NOTE DATE CHANGE!

Dr. Roger Stark

“Our Health Care Landscape-Past, Present and Future”

November 16, 2016 3rd Wednesday!

      Don Jans

“The Fundamental Transformation of America

Will it still be the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free? Will the transformation currently happening in our country limit the freedoms and opportunities of our grandchildren?

       Mr. Jans has been a lifelong student of European and Russian history and will share his research as it relates to progressive ideals of  “fundamental transformation”.   He will outline the policies advocated by Karl Marx and let you decide where we are headed.


January 25, 2017

February 22, 2017

Rodney Mittmann

“The Marijuana Industry “

    Born and raised in Spokane and a graduate of Central Valley High School, Officer Mittmann has had a career in law enforcement for 37 years.


The first 25 years were spent as a Trooper for the Washington State Patrol. The additional 12 years have been spent with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Come and hear the impact of legalizing marijuana in our State.

March 22, 2017

Clare M. Lopez

VP for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, WA D.C.


Ms. Lopez provides training on Islam, Sharia, jihad, Iran/Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood to Local Law Enforcement across the country.  Since 2013, she has served as a member of the Citizens Commission

on Benghazi. She was a career operations officer with the CIA. As an advisor to EMP Act America, in 2012 Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National & Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse threat to our nation.


manages 160 employees at his 8 coffee shops and teaches in the Whitworth University and Gonzaga University MBA programs. His experiences in the private sector and in the higher education classroom as an instructor helped lead to one of the most successful and widely accepted state budgets  (2015-2017)in recent legislative history.

Joseph Grable, Sr

“Security and Freedom in the Age of Terrorism”

     Joseph Grable, Sr. has served for over 20 years as a career Department of  Defense officer in a variety of postings, both

abroad and in the U.S.  A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Gonzaga University with a degree in Economics, Grable began his career as a US Army paratrooper in Alaska.  He has a Master’s Degree from National  Defense University in Strategic Security Studies.

Gable’s talk will focus on the apparent conflict between security measures and personal freedoms in the face of terrorist threats in the US homeland.