Last Friday Ladies Lunch Events

When: Last Friday
of every month
Time: Noon til 1:30pm
Where: The Hillside Club, Berkeley
Cost: Free. Potluck. Bring a dish to share.
Location: Map

January 25, 2013, noon til 1:30: Cate Leger, Architect


Featured this month is Cate Leger, a green certified architect, who with her husband and business partner built a zany house on McGee Street in Berkeley made out of car parts (check out

After graduating with a master's in architecture from UC Berkeley, she worked for pioneering green architects William McDonough and Sim Van Der Ryn before joining her husband, Karl Wanaselja, in their own firm in 1996. In an earlier life, Cate spent five years in our nation's capitol as an environmental advocate for the EPA and Congress, where she specialized in pollution prevention and water quality protection.

Please RSVP to

A sample of Previous Last Friday Ladies Lunch Events

January 23, from noon-1:30pm: Arlene Blum


This month the date has changed to Friday, January 23 (NOT Jan. 30)

Arlene Blum, the Berkeley-based biophysical chemist, mountaineer, author, mother, recently winner of a $100,000 Purpose Prize and founder of a new green science policy institute. Arlene is one of the most inspiring people in the world -- you'll feel better about being alive after hearing her -- and it's going to be a rarity to be able to hear her talk, so do come.

Please RSVP to by Jan. 22, NOON

November 21, from noon-1:30pm: Paula Harvan Rosdol

Our featured speaker is Paula Harvan Rosdol, a former high tech marketing consultant who at age 47 found her true loves -- a husband and a knack for buying and renovating old cottages in tourist destinations, such as the South of France and St. Helena, California.

She'll show us slides of her fantasy-come-true wedding ceremony in an ancient French town, where one of her properties is located (, and where the entire village was invited to celebrate along with the couple. Paula met her husband, a Brit who owns a company that leases private jets, through a Craigslist connection made in Europe. After dessert, she'll us how she entirely changed her workaholic life to a lifestyle that opened her heart and mind to the natural riches of this world and its peoples.