The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles

A Gathering Place for Those Who Leave the Beaten Path in Search of Adventure

All photos in the slideshow are by, for, or about members of ACLA.

Past Programs

2018

August 9, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Jeff Holmes 1146
SE Asia WAY off the beaten path


August 2, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
David McAlexander 1199
SAMs (Surface-to-Air Missiles)
Dodging Aerial Death from Vietnam to Desert Storm


July 12, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Marco Rocchio
The Story of Coffee from Ethiopia to Guatemala 

Referred by David Hayen, Esq.,1203


July 19, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Dave Finnern
Member 1065
Sunken Mysteries Of The West


June 28,
A Ladies’ Night
Justin Chapman
Traveling from Capetown to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia


June 21, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Dr. Megan O’Neil
Associate Curator LACMA
New Discoveries at the Pyramids in the Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Referred by David Hayen 1203


June 7, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Valerie Lezin
Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum

Referred by David Hayen 1203


 June 14, 2018
A Night Open To All
Robert Quist ACLA Member
Cuba 2010 and Again 2017


May 31, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Yosemite NPS Firefighter
Larry Ypez
Bear Attack Survivor


May 24, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Dave Berman 1201
600 Years of the Universe Through Glass

From Galileo to Alvan Clark & Beyond


May 17, 2018
A Ladies’ Night – Everyone Welcome
I N  M E M O R I A M
Bob Silver 728
Party


May 3, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Alec Shumate
The Vanishing Art of Travel Sketching


May 10, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Nick Ut
From Hell to Hollywood

Interview by Mark Edward Harris


April 26, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Ed Reynolds
200 Countries and Driven 1953 MG in 48 States


April 19, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Rich Mayfield
Hiking the Appalachian Trail from Florida to Maine, Part 1


April 12, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Phyllis Hansen
The Art of Pioneering:
Paintings and Tales of Early California


April 5, 2018

A Gentlemens’ Night
Andy Medina
Clash of Giants – Cold War Espionage


March 29, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Kendall Hudson
SOLD OUT!
Tiki Culture in a Coconut Shell


March 22, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Rusty Nelson
Storm Chasing and Image Mastery


March 15, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Eric Drummond
Giant Rubies Discovered in Greenland


 March 8, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
The King of Redonda, Michael Lawler Member 1195
Spanish Discovery of Hawaii before Capt. Cook


March 1, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Member Showcase
Bring an Object that Relates to an Adventure.


February 22, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Casey Sheppard
7 Life Lessons from Solo Traveling


February 15, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
“Hot Rod” Kurtz, Navy Aviator
First Night of War
Or, ejecting from a damaged jet over ocean


February 8, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Brian Kresie 1186
Bang Bang!

Ft. Irwin National Training Center preparing troops to deploy overseas


February 1, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Both ends of the frozen world
The Antarctic – Wayne White 1194
The Arctic – Francis Luta


January 25, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Natalie Gibb
Exploring Yucatan Underwater Caves


January 18, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Bill Altaffer 1095
B  U  L  G  A  R  I  A


January 11, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Dr. Michelle Rich
Pre Columbian Archeology Discoveries in 7th Century Guatemala

 


January 4, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Jay Foonberg 1126
Havana Cuba for Adventurers Club

December 14, 2017
A Gentlemen’s Night
President’s Annual Holiday Celebration


November 30, 2017
A Ladies’ Night
Ken Corben
Creatures of Light
Deep Sea Science and Dives


December 7, 2017
A Ladie’s Night
Dave Rader
Theodore Roosevelt


November 9, 2017
A Ladie’s Night
Barbara Schultz
How Amelia Earhart financed her flying


November 16, 2017
A Ladies’ Night
Terrence Finnegan
A Delicate Affair on the Western Front


November 23, 2017
Club Dark
Thanksgiving


November 2, 2017
A Gentleman’s Night
Showcase of the Awesome Members
of ACLA

Club General Business Meeting Precedes Program


October 12, 2017
A Ladie’s Night
Ken Freund 1046
Motorcycles Across Russia


October 19, 2017
A Gentlemen’s Night
Member Spotlight
Plus Rabbi Shifren
International Masters Ocean Championships


A Non-Club Event
Sunday, October 22, 2017
International Masters – Ocean Championships
At Duke’s of Huntington Beach

September 21, 2017
Marthe Cohen
A Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

Referred by Steve Bein 1057


September 28, 2017
Shane Berry 1093
Ecuador and Galapagos
Independent Exploration


October 5, 2017
Allison Brown
Staying Fit for Adventure

The Adventurer’s Club thanks Martin Bloom 1147 for this speaker.


September 7, 2017
Erin Johnson 
Atlas Obscura Night

The Adventurers Club thanks Eric Steit 1166 for referring this speaker.


September 14, 2017
Eileen Finklestein
The Kindness of Strangers: A Travel through civilized and remote Bolivia

The Adventurers Club thanks Alan Feldstein 1094 for referring this speaker.


August 31, 2017
Scott Tracy Griffin
Tarzan on Location, Director of Special Projects – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

The Adventurers Club thanks Stewart Deats 1168 for referring this speaker.


August 17, 2017

TJ Korst – Egyptology: Fact/Myth


August 24, 2017
Bob Silver 728 Birthday Bash
– and  Transpac 2017 with Mike Lawler 1195 Mike and Barbara’s Exhilarating Sailing Race


August 10, 2017
Andrea Donnellan – The Big One


August 3, 2017
Member Spotlight – The Awesome Members of ACLA


July 27, 2017
Elisa Kotin – A Journey Through the Real Indonesia


July 20, 2017
Steven Wright – 21 Day Wilderness River Trip Down the Grand Canyon


July 13, 2017
Eric Streit #1166 – Catholic Sicilian Culture of Death


Archives of Previous Programs