Coffee Cabinet

The RAM Coffee Cabinet will meet via Zoom until it is deemed safe to resume meeting in person. Recordings of meetings will be displayed on this page. Meetings start around 8:15 a.m. and will be called to order at 8:30 am for an hour long program that includes humor or highlights of history, announcements and anecdotes and a featured speaker.  

Upcoming Programs

April 15, 2021 – Elliot Marshall, Pacific Coast Rail Road Historians / SLO Railroad Museum, Building the Avila Breakwater, Part 1.

April 22, 2021 – Elliot Marshall, Pacific Coast Rail Road Historians / SLO Railroad Museum, Building the Avila Breakwater, Part 2.

Zoom Meeting Archives

Click on a video link below to watch a Coffee Cabinet Zoom meeting. 

4/8/21

Gail Phillips

A Bonneville Racer: Record Land Speed Driver

4/1/21

Bob Chapman

I Built My ’32 Ford Roadster From the Gound Up

3/25/21

Mike Adams

Amazing Artificial Limbs

3/18/21

Joy Pederson, Interim Dean of Students & Aydin Nazmi, Epidemiologist

Cal Poly

Update on Cal Poly’s Planning & Response to COVID-19

3/11/21

Jorge Garcia, Management Services Director

City of Pismo Beach

Projects Update: Projects Within  Pismo Beach and Those with Five Cities Regional Impact

3/4/21

Bill Burlingame, Docent

Firestone / Ford Museum, Detroit

Museum and Period Working Farm

2/25/21

Brian Dietterick

SP Swanton Pacific Ranch

SPR: Looking Back; Looking Ahead

2/18/21

Megan Field

Air Pollution Control District

AQI; Mitigation Measures; Health

2/11/21

Mike Hoffman

CP Rose Float Advisor

My 1956 Turbine Chrysler

2/4/21

Sr. Theresa Harpin, Exec Dir; Vivien Devaney, In-Custody Re-entry Dir.

Restorative Partners

Program Update; Collaborative Initiatives with the Sheriff & the Courts

1/28/21

Ken Reiner

RAM

My Trip to Myanmar

1/21/21

Ray Vellinga

Hydrofoil Association

Hydrofoils: They Give Us a Lift

1/14/21

Ernie Dossa, Steve Bennett

RAM

Autobiographies

1/7/21

Hal Thilmony

RAM

Virtual Day Trips: Past, Present & Future

12/17/20

Salud Carbajol, 24th Dist Rep

US House of Representatives

Report to Constituents

12/10/20

Rod Fink, Sr. Corpsman

US Marines, Vietnam War

The Walking Dead

12/3/20

Rich Van Houten

showerthepeopleslo.org

Shower the People

11/19/20

Kristen Adams, Mgr

A Better Life Recovery, Orange Cty

Helping Adults  From Addition to Recovery

11/12/20

Jim Brescia, EdD, Superintendent

SLO County Schools

Preparing to Restart In-person instruction

11/5/20

Mike Newsom

PG&E (ret.), past RAM

Sturgis: Enroute on my Harley

10/22/20

Michael Codron, Dev. Director

City of SLO

Impact of New Building Laws

10/15/20

Sioux Oliva, PhD, Historian

Independent

Personal Family History of People of Note

10/8/20

Richard Neidhardt

Condor Tracker

California Condor

10/1/20

Derek Johnson, City Manager

City of SLO

Parklets; Rush Hour Traffic

9/24/20

John Lindsey, Corp Relations Rep

PG&E

Video: Over Diablo Power Plant Lands

9/17/20

Steve Davis, PhD

Cal Poly Col Science & Math

Importance of Physical Fitness

9/10/20

Michael Latner, PhD, Professor

Cal Poly Political Science

Some General Election Factors

9/3/20

Jessica Griffith

Morro Bay Audubon Society

Bird Migration

8/27/20

Mona Tucker, Pres. & Wendy Lucas, VP

Northern Chumash Tribe

Chumash Culture & Local Priorities

8/20/20

Dr. R. “Mike” Hill, Director

SLO Co Public Health Agency

COVID-19 as it relates to seniors

8/13/20

Norm Dean, Capt USN (ret.)

RAM

I Love Me

8/6/20

Monique Matta, Ref Librarian

SLO Co. Library

Today’s Remarkable Library Svcs

7/30/20

Tim Bridwell, Coord: Past Pres.

Friends of the Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals, Program 2

7/23/20

Franz Kurfess

CP Cptr Sci & Software Eng Dept

Artificial Intelligence

7/16/20

Jim Maraviglia, Vice Provost

CP Enrollment Development

College Admissions & Beyond

7/9/20

Ann Kitajima, Ass’t Director

MB Nat’l Estuary Program

Recent Environmental Report Card

7/2/20

Brad Parkinson, Prof Emertus, (recalled)

RAM, Stanford University

The Third Planet

6/25/20

Carl Berney

RAM

My Second Career as a Stone Sculptor

6/18/20

Hank Campbell

RAM

A Tale of Automobiles

6/11/20

Dick Adams, Rich Hendrickson

RAMs

Autobiographies

6/4/20

Harry Sharp

RAMs

Autobiography + Closing Remarks

5/28/20

Dr. Steve Hansen

RAMs

Covid-19 Update