The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half century.

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9-10:15 am
Location: Fireside Room
Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
Contact: Bob Greene ( or Susan Owicki (

Group URL: Realm Forum Group (login required)

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 05/26/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for July,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 06/02/2019Forum – What to do about Immigration,

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

  • 06/09/2019Forum – The Great Pivot – Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Meaningful Future,

    Discussion Leader: Fred Zeise

  • 06/16/2019Forum – Cost of Housing in the Bay Area,

    Discussion Leader: Jerry Strom

  • 06/23/2019Forum – America’s Political Future,

    Discussion Leader: John Cone

  • 06/30/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for August,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 07/07/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 07/14/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 07/21/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 07/28/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 04/09/2017 – Forum – How Do You Cope with Change?,

    Dicussion led by Martha Greene

  • 04/02/2017 – Forum – “From under the Russian Snow”, a memoir,

    Discussion led by Michelle Carter & Carlene Whittelsey

  • 03/26/2017 – Forum – Discussion Topics for May,

    Discussion Led By: All

  • 03/19/2017 – Forum – Changing Economics,

    Discussion Led By: John Cone

  • 03/12/2017 – Forum – What’s the Future of the Democratic Party,

    Discussion Led By: Jim Basiji

  • 03/05/2017 – Forum – Obama’s 8-Year Review,

    Discussion Led By: Bob Greene

  • 02/26/2017 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for April,

    Discussion led by: All

  • 02/19/2017 – Forum – Fixing Ocean Acidification,

    Discussion led by: Bob Greene

  • 02/12/2017 – Forum – Your Favorite Loves,

    Discussion led by: Dick Duda

  • 02/05/2017 – Forum – Stay or Leave the Country,

    Discussion led by: Carleen Whittelsey

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