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October 2016

The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles®

October 6, 2016 -

Business Meeting followed by a short program by
Ralph Perez - Colorado Backcountry Roads by Motorcycle


 
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October 13, 2016 -

Ladies Night - Courtney Gillenwater
Refugee Crisis in Greece

Courtney Gillenwater

Courtney Gillenwater

"The American in Red: Tales from the Underground and Unconventional Medicine at the borders of the Refugee Crisis"

  • sea rescue in the Greek isles
  • unconventional medicine at the borders of the refugee crisis
  • adventures had by the "American in Red" and her underground team nicknamed the "Pirates..." and what they were able to accomplish in the organized chaos

The photo is of Courtney in her makeshift med jacket (with crosses cut from a white t-shirt stitched into the Gortex), standing in front of the barbed wire fence built at Greece’s northern border to keep refugees out of Europe.

The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles thanks Roger Haft for recommending this speaker.


 
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The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles®

October 20 2016 -

Club Dark


 
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October 22, 2016 -

NOHA - Night of High Adventure

$110 per person
*All Sales are Final - No Refunds
NOHA
NIGHT OF HIGH ADVENTURE
Is A Showcase For Excellence
 
October 22, 2016 6:00 P.M.
 
The Reef on the Water Restaurant
880 S Harbor Scenic Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-8013

 
$95 per person, $110 after Sept. 1
Black Tie, Uniform or Ethnic Dress

 
For Tickets, Contact Ricardo Flores, (310) 428-4832 rickflores@adventurersclub.org
 
For Information, Contact Pierre Odier, (323) 254-1549 pierreodier@adventurersclub.org
About Our NIGHT OF HIGH ADVENTURE Speakers

Greg Spooner
Almost to Shore: A Worst-Case Scenario Gone Right

Greg tells the story of OAR Northwest. From a nonprofit started in the basement of his house in Seattle, to a rowboat racing the high seas of the North Atlantic, battling house-sized waves and starvation on their way to an unlikely victory. Years later, adventure and opportunity called again and led him to transform OAR Northwest’s focus from racing to education through an adventure that would take his crew from West Africa, across the Atlantic, through the Bermuda Triangle to Miami. With less than a thousand miles left, disaster would strike and all that was left was survival.

Greg Spooner is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and co-founder of OAR Northwest, a nonprofit adventure rowing and education organization based in Seattle, Washington. Greg is a veteran of the 2006 Shepherd Ocean Fours Rowing Race across the North Atlantic ocean (1st place, Guinness Record), as well as multiple independent ocean, coastal, and inland rowing expeditions as a rower and onboard medic. He helmed "mission control" as the land-based expedition manager for the 2013 Africa to the Americas Expedition.

In 2014 OAR Northwest and its "Rowboat Classroom" launched Adventure: Mississippi River, an annual fall semester education expedition, rowing the Mississippi River from source-to-sea, delivering STEM-focused standards-aligned curriculum and live inspirational visits to schools along the river.

Dr. James Delgado
Making it Count: Maritine Heritage as a Means to Protect the Oceans

Dr. James Delgado

Dr. James Delgado

The oceans comprise the majority of the planet. They are the major means by which humanity has spread across the globe. They remain the means by which global trade happens. They provide more than half of the world’s food. They are the source of much of our oxygen, and they are the major engine driving the world’s climate. And, since the end of the last Ice Age, they have covered significant areas of the land we, as humans, have inhabited. Maritime heritage and the exploration of humanity's past, and how we have been influenced by the oceans, how we respond, and how now, in the 21st century, the oceans and its species respond to us - not always to their benefit - are the focus of how we can use our understanding of our collective past to inform a better future for the oceans and by extension, the planet.

Currently Director of Maritime Heritage in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Delgado oversees heritage programs and active research in the nation’s waters, as well as outreach and education on America’s underwater and marine heritage. Among his duties is administering NOAA’s Congressionally and court-directed oversight of RMS Titanic. Previously, he served a four-year term as President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, the world’s leading scientific and educational organization dedicated to the understanding of humanity’s seafaring history through the excavation and scientific study of shipwrecks. Before that, he was the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum in British Columbia, Canada for fifteen years, and before that the maritime historian for the U.S. National Park Service. He is the author of more than 30 books, the most recent being Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine (Texas A&M University Press).

Erden Eruç
Magic of Goalsetting

Erden Eruç

Erden Eruç

Erden will discuss stories and experiences from his circumnavigation by human power. He will be putting in context his theory about "setting audacious goals to invite records and to tease out greatness."

In memory of Göran Kropp, Erden decided to reach the highest summit on different continents except Antarctica. He would do so by human power as had Göran in his 1996 bicycle trip to climb Everest. In 2003, Erden summited Mt. McKinley after bicycling to Alaska towing his climbing gear like Göran and walking the length of the Kahiltna Glacier. During his circumnavigation by human power, he summited Kosciuszko in 2010 and Kilimanjaro in 2011. Aconcagua, Elbrus and Everest remain on Erden’s list of priorities over the coming years.

Erden recently completed the first solo circumnavigation by human power which took 5 years and 11 days. What started as a simple idea in 1997, tracing his finger across a world map hanging on the wall while working in a software development lab, would become his quiet obsession. An unfortunate accident which claimed the life of Göran Kropp while rock climbing together in eastern Washington in September of 2002, finally put him in motion. "Life is short, get on with it" was the message.

US citizen and long-time Seattle resident, Erden Eruç is the founder of the Seattle based 501(c)(3) nonprofit Around-n-Over with a mission to educate and inspire children. Human powered journeys are the source of their dispatches from the field. To date, Around-n-Over has raised and applied over $100k toward educational projects.

Erden is the leading ocean rower in the world today. He is the recipient of the 2013 Citation of Merit from the prestigious Explorers Club, one of the 2013 Adventurers of the Year – "Nine individuals changing the face of global adventure" by the Outside Magazine, and one of the 50 Most Adventurous Men by Men’s Journal. He is already listed in the 2009, 2012 and 2014 Guinness books of World Records. Among his records are:

  • The first one to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world by human power;
  • The first one to row the three oceans: Atlantic, Pacific and Indian;
  • The first one to row across an ocean from the southern hemisphere to the northern;
  • The longest distance rowed across the Atlantic Ocean;
  • The most experienced ocean rower alive with a career total of 934 days;
  • The longest career distance rowed on oceans by nearly 32,000 nautical miles;
  • The longest nonstop time at sea for a solo ocean rower by 312 days; and
  • "Classic Pairs" record holder on Monterey Bay to Waikiki race course by 54 days 42 minutes.

One of the NOHA Secret Auction Items:


 
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The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles®

October 27, 2016 -

Matthew J. Owens
When Adrenaline and Adventure are just in Your Blood

Matthew J. Owens

Matthew J. Owens

Matthew expressed that It is an honor and a blessing to be able to partake in what seems to be a family tradition of sorts of attending and participating at the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles. On his last visit to the club, He learned that his uncle Allan Enderly is a proud member and now his father Robert Owens is also a member. Matthew’s story starts with an interesting origin that of being the son of an ex-special forces turned minister who took missionary work to the extremes he was accustomed to in the military. Whether smuggling bibles into Russia under the iron curtain or working with the underground church in China… This was the everyday of the world he came to know. By the time he was 18 he had already been to over 23 nations on every continent except Antarctica.

Since birth, Matthew was taught to run towards and overcome your fears. By the age of 12 he was Angel walking down the face of a 25 story building ahead of all the 40-50yr olds that had been with them in Sydney. SCUBA certified in middle school, learning in preparation for his solo flights in early high school, bungee jumping multiple times in multiple locations, and getting his first ski dive in all before the age of 16. Matthew’s life trajectory was ever increasingly leading him toward the next adventure on whatever continent it may have been on at the time. Trying to take full advantage of whatever the local region had to offer while on the road.

After playing and honing his football skills since birth Matthew found himself recognizing the fact in high school that if he did not go where the recruiters were he was not going to be seen. He moved from Reno Nevada to Tallahassee Florida after his junior year to try and see what else was out there. Through his time playing in Florida, he was asked to play on the Florida team during the prestigious California vs Florida game where his Florida team was victorious. Their 6A high school had over 21 Division 1 scholarships and he received an offer to play for Florida State University after taking several official visit trips to such schools such as Nebraska, Louisville, University of Kentucky, Colorado... as well as requests by several other schools.

Though Matthew took the official offer it was short lived and he found himself in Laguna playing for Saddleback College while taking care of his grandfather and stumbling into his new life which started in their film school. After finishing his associates he was accepted and planning to attend Chapman University when life again brought him to Reno where he received an offer he couldn’t refuse and finished his business degree and launched his production company back in 2011 at the University of Nevada, Reno.

This is where Matthew’s real story begins as a two-sided coin between being a Freeride and Alpine Race Ski traveling coach and a film producer in recovery. Matthew will be going into explaining the world of the x-Games competitions and training with some of the highest performing athletes in the industry and why the average age of these athletes has dropped up to 4 years down to the 12-13-14 ranges for these top quality national representative competing athletes. He will go into the types of training and the whole behind the scenes experience of the top coaches and the ex-US ski team athletes who are now molding the next generations. As well as where the industry is going. As a former downhill bike marshal for his series in the Tahoe region in the offseason, there will no doubt be some pepper about that world and how mountain biking is changing with its huge growth pattern over the last several years.

As a film producer, Matthew finds himself veering away from these industries in a conclusion of this past season and he is inclined to talk about the motivations that led him to be this way and how he aspires to encourage the next generations of adventurers to get to experience much of the same according to their own destinations.


 
© 1921 - 2017 All Rights Reserved
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2433 North Broadway, P.O. Box 31226, Los Angeles, CA USA 90031-0226
(323) 223-3948
 
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2433 North Broadway, P.O. Box 31226, Los Angeles, CA USA 90031-0226
(323) 223-3948
 
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