Speaker Date Topic
Zaven Kazazian Apr 23, 2021
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Special Program
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Special Program
Sharon Townsend Apr 30, 2021
Pageant of Arts
Ara Oshagan May 07, 2021
Reckoning: Racism and Resistance in Glendale
The exhibit presents rarely accessed archival photos and documents through an innovative digital platform and provides a glimpse into the story of systemic racism as told through Glendale’s archives. Due to a scarcity of Black voices and content in the archives, “Reckoning” includes interviews with contemporary scholars and local activists who contextualize and connect the historical material to the present-day. Rather than providing a comprehensive history of systemic racism and anti-Blackness, “Reckoning” is designed to be a tool for discovery and further research in the work towards an anti-racist future.
“Reckoning” unfolds through six weekly episodes. Each episode is accessed through an interactive digital portal image of a location in current-day Glendale related to the city’s racist history. “Reckoning” launched on February 1, 2021 at reflectspace.org. The exhibit is designed and produced by Brand Library & Art Center and ReflectSpace Gallery and is curated by Shannon Currie-Holmes, Ara Oshagan and Anahid Oshagan. Archival research by Holli Teltoe with production assistance from Erin Stone, Gegham Sargsyan, Trent Sneed, Anna Wittenberg, Anastasia  Denos, Shannon Brogan, Gregory Gonzalez and Erin Stone.
“Reckoning” is presented by Glendale Library Arts & Culture, with support from the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, the Glendale Library Trust and the Brand Associates.
Bill Protzmann May 14, 2021
Music: Your Resilience Tool
Music: Your Resilience Tool

Bill Protzmann’s mission is to raise awareness of the power of music as self-care.
He is the world’s leading expert on the power of music for physical, mental, emotional,
and spiritual health, holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative
writing, and has been a successful entrepreneur for more than 30 years.
In 2011, Bill launched Music Care Inc, a for-purpose corporation to teach and advocate
for practical ways music can be used for your self-care. In 2014 he was recognized by the
National Council for Behavioral Health with an Award of Excellence – the industry
equivalent of winning an Oscar.

His volunteer work has included Board positions with Guitars for Vets and the San Diego
Veterans Coalition. He has been instrumental in connecting thousands of military service
members and Veterans with honor tickets to the largest healing music organization in his
town: the San Diego Symphony.
Organizations like Consumer Action, The Society for Financial Education and
Professional Development, 2-1-1 San Diego, and The American Music Therapy
Association have all been delighted with his keynote presentations.
Go online, and you can read his articles at Fox News, Your Tango, The Good Men
Project, Psychology Today, and PracticalHeartSkills.com.
For his foundational work establishing music as self-care he received an Inspiring Hope
Award of Excellence from the National Council for Behavioral Health.
You’ll find his first book at Amazon.com: “More Than Human – The Value of
Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization.”
He’s the world’s leading expert on music’s power for physical, mental, emotional, and
spiritual health, and he’s here today to inspire, delight and demonstrate the power of
music as a tool for self-care…please give a warm welcome to the man with the music:
Bill Protzmann.
Music as self-care is an idea whose time has come. You can find Bill Protzmann online
or contact him directly via email or phone using the website Practical Heart Skills dot
com (PracticalHeartSkills.com).
If you’re all ready to jump in and learn how to use music as self-care, take the guided,
gamified, and fully-mentored online course at Quest dot Music Care dot net
(Quest.MusicCare.net).
And keep your music playing!

Erica Frausto-Aguado May 21, 2021
American Red Cross
American Red Cross

Erica Frausto maintains a diversified background that has given her a broad understanding of communication principles, including community and government relations, marketing, event coordination, as well as program management and small business development. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Erica served as the Executive Director for the Pomona Chamber of Commerce for 4 years. In her role she collaborated with the business community, local government, non-profit agencies and stakeholders to work towards a thriving Pomona Valley economy.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Communications from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2005, she began her pursuit of a career in economic development working for a non-profit community development corporation in Los Angeles that focused on the growth of the minority small business community. Seeing the need for advocacy and support in the business community, she was able to use her education in public relations to network with local stakeholders and politicians.

As her interest in economic development grew she became the Business Development Specialist for the City of Pomona under the former Redevelopment Agency. Soon after an opportunity to serve as the Business Improvement District Manager for the City of Huntington Park provided her an arena to work with over 400 businesses.

Erica currently serves as a member of the following organizations and committees: Kiwanis Club of Pomona, Rotary Club of Pomona Valley, Moms Club of Diamond Bar/Walnut and Board Member of the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. Erica was born and raised in the city of El Monte and spent most of her upbringing in the San Gabriel Valley. She currently resides in the city of Diamond Bar with her husband and 2 young children.

TBA May 28, 2021
Memorial Day Special Program
TBA Jun 04, 2021
Monthly Craft Talk
Zaven Kazazian Jun 11, 2021
The Groundbreaking pf the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of America

The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of America is a developing project in Glendale, California. The mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The vision is a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.

TBA Jun 18, 2021
TBA
President Mike Shaar Jul 09, 2021
Introduction to new rotary fiscal year