Fireside Meeting

The Hillside Club Fireside meetings, held on the first Monday of most months* are a good way to see the club and get to know the members.
The meetings begin with Club business at 7:00pm, followed by a speaker at 7:30pm.
Club members, our neighbors, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
We hope to see you there.

*(January, February, March, April, June, October, November)

F I R E S I D E   M E E T I N G

Admission is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 10, 2016 Fireside Talk
(notice that this talk is the second Monday in October)
"Living in Nature, or:
A Few Rooms In Case of Rain –
The Neighborhood Legacy of the Hillside Club"
Presented by David Mostardi
In the 1890’s, Berkeley was dotted with neighborhood clubs (who knew?). What made the Hillside Club so different from all the others?  Who founded it and why? David will talk about the Club’s early years, show lots of old photographs, explain more about this fascinating title, and discuss why the Hillside Club continues to be relevant today.
David Mostardi has been the Hillside Club historian since 2004, and he writes the "History Corner" articles for the Club's monthly newsletter. David also is the bibliographer for Paul Elder & Company, the turn-of-the-century San Francisco publisher and bookseller. It was Paul Elder who published Charles Keeler's "The Simple Home," a book that you'll be hearing about in David's talk. By day, David is a sales engineer for IBM. You may also have seen him here at the Club playing the accordion, and dancing with his wife Arlene (not at the same time). David and Arlene live here in Berkeley with their two cats. 
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