Legislative Report…Daniel Nnorth

What is Campbell CERT?

This is the information Jackie Wyckoff presented at the July 19 meeting. I feel it is important to make available to all members. What will you do in the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or other emergency? Did you know that our local police and fire will likely be overwhelmed and not able to respond or assist for hours or even days after a major event? The Campbell Community Emergency Response Team could be your salvation. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, Campbell CERT will help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. CERT members are trained to:  

  • Manage utilities and put out small fires. 
  • Provide basic medical aid, including treating the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock. 
  • Search for and rescue victims safely. 
  • Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. 
  • Collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

The City of Campbell (including our close San Jose neighbors) currently has more than 180 trained CERTS. The CERT Academy training consists of twenty hours of training by Santa Clara County Fire, including a final exam and graduation.  Once members have completed the training class they are requested to apply to the City of Campbell PD for an official Disaster Service Workers pass.  Applicants must provide fingerprints and pass a background check.  This indemnifies each CERT and provides them with insurance in the event they are injured performing their job. We are constantly adding to our roles and will graduate three new classes of trained volunteers in July, September and November 2016.      Our focus is now on equipping each neighborhood battalion with the supplies they will need, to do the jobs that they have been trained for. We need generators, radio equipment, medical supplies, funding for our website and to apply for emergency service grants, funding to host drills and make maps, for continuing education for CERT Volunteers, and much more. If you or your business are interested in helping Campbell CERT attain our goals, here are a few ways you can contribute

  • Get trained or have your staff members trained. 
  • Make a cash donation.  Every dollar helps fund CERT programs, education and supplies. 
  • Donate a gift card, goods or services for an upcoming event, raffle or auction.  We will be holding a raffle at the Downtown Campbell Oktoberfest October 15-16, 2016, in conjunction with hosting the First Aid Station.  
  • Sponsor or co-Sponsor an upcoming event.

Campbell CERT is a 501(c)3, California Non Profit entity so your donation is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes. We will also provide you with a window sticker so you can show the community that you support Campbell CERT. If you would like more information: Log on to our website at CampbellCaCERT.org; Email us at CampbellCaCERT@gmail.com; or Contact Jackie Wyckoff, 650-704-3230.



We are working hard to select officers for next year. We invite you to be a vital part of our fantastic group by volunteering for a board or committee position. We always welcome new ideas. If you are interested in guiding the chapter, please call one of the members of the Nominating Committee. It will enrich your life.

Officers and Committee Chairpersons


President     Marlene Hruby

VP/Programs      Ken Schieck

Secretary            Margaret Schieck

Treasurer     Rick Loek

AsstTreasurer     Sue McMillin

Past President    Marilyn Clough


Comm Service     Sheila Gold

Legislative       Daniel Nnorth

Tours           Marilyn Clough

Membership    Shelly Schwartz

Opportunity Dwg   Carol Barcelos

Opportunity Dwg   Barbara Robinson

Newsletter    Marlene Hruby

Refreshments       Ken Schieck

Sunshine       Irene Elardo

Telephone             Thelma Bridges

Public Relations    How about you?

Social Activities     Bette Maniglia

Treasure Chest    Jan Delucchi

Troop Support      Angie Jaggars

Lunch Coord.        Marilyn Simpkins
Nominating  Committee

Bette Maniglia

Jan DeLucchi

Shelly Schwartz

Karen Sanfilippo

Dominic Donato

Marilyn Clough

Thelma Bridges


Program…Ken Schieck

Our speaker for August is Nancy Burns, a California certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is a professor at Five Branches University and has been an active member of the San Jose community for 25 years. She will discuss acupuncture, a 3000 year old medical practice that Western medicine recognizes as a safe and effective treatment method for many conditions, including chronic pain, exhaustion, neck and back issues, migraines, insomnia, depression, fibromyalgia and other conditions. Acupuncture treatment involves the stimulation of specific points along meridians or channels throughout the body; treatment offers to correct imbalances in the system by placing super-thin needles through the skin at precise points. Nancy was well received at a Senior’s group recently to the point where she was immediately asked for follow up information.

Opportunity Tickets

Opportunity Tickets…Carol Barcelos

August drawings at three for $1 are:

Panera Bread  (Bagel Pack) Various Locations  (Thanks to Angie Jaggars)
French Nails (Free Manicure) 2091 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell 408-879-0609 (Thanks to Marlene Hruby)
Dickie’s BarB-Q Various Locations (Thanks to Marlene Hruby)
Campbell Express  (Thanks to the Howe Family)

July winners were:

Panera Bread: Lorraine Biagini

French Nails: Charlene Silva

Campbell Express: Daniel Nnorth

President’s Message

President…Marlene Hruby 

Where has the summer gone? Believe it or not, it is time to think about next year. We need several positions on the board filled with new energetic members. Please contact one of the members of the nominating committee if you would like to guide our chapter next year.  We need YOU!     The vote was almost unanimous to have our annual luncheon in January again next year. There are approximately 20 weeks until the December meeting when you will need to pay. Remember the Christmas Clubs? Well, I suggest you put a dollar or two each week in an envelope marked “January AARP Luncheon.”  This way you will be sure to be able to join in the festivities.  We have scheduled that meeting for December 13 instead of December 20. Please note this on your calendar.

Campbell Adult Center Classes

Campbell Adult Center Travel Party—Free—Tuesday Oct. 4 10:15 Rm C35   If that trip doesn’t interest you, find out about all the different travel possibilities. A slide presentation from Talbot Tours will be featured as well as info about the Adult Center’s upcoming one-day and overnight trips. There will also be refreshments and door prizes. Please RSVP at 408-866-2146 by Friday 9/30.
Diet Mythbusters—Friday Aug. 26  10 am-12 pm  Rm E42  $12                       Are you struggling to make sense of all the news about what to eat and what diet to follow?  If so, then this workshop is for you! Learn the various pros and cons of the many diet recommendations in the media, such as paleo, vegetarianism, my plate and more. Explore why these diets may or may not be working for you. Nutritionist Marcia Sivek will discuss what foods are causing many to become sick and overweight and how to look for those foods in your pantry and eating out. Bring some food labels from your pantry to learn how to understand the ingredients and nutrients listed.
 What You Need To Know About Your Bone Health– Friday Sept. 16 10-11 am  Rm Q80-Free                                                                                                 Educational program to learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Learn how to be Fit to a T (T-score measures bone density) so you may continue to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Please RSVP by 9/15 at 408-866-2146.
Harvest Hoedown—Friday Sept. 30  12:00-2:-00 pm   Orchard City Banquet Hall  $15                                                                                                    Celebrate the beginning of Autumn and the Harvest Season with food and fun. Doors open at 11:30. BBQ chicken, BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, Caesar salad, fruit, desert and beverage. Line dance demonstration and lesson; enjoy music by the Peninsula Banjo Band. Tickets on sale at the Adult Center Office starting Mon 8/29. Vegetarian entrée must be requested upon purchase. Deadline 9/28. NO tickets at door.




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Cybersecurity — who “owns” your account?…Rick Loek

Who owns your online accounts? What happens when you die? Have you ever read the agreement you acknowledge when you create an account? Twice yearly I attend extensive training from Ed Slott, CPA and his team. The Wall Street Journal calls Ed Slott the nation’s best source of IRA advice. Additionally you may have seen Ed Slott on PBS during pledge week. He is one of the all-time top fundraisers for PBS. If you look closely at the show – you will see me in the audience! At our October 2016 training with Ed Slott we dove into the subject of digital estate planning. Do you have accounts you “share”, that is, you have one “joint” account? Did you know that online accounts are never joint?

Here are various types of online accounts:

  • Email; iTunes and similar digital media collections; Blogs, Domain names and websites
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites
  • Dropbox, Box, One Drive Google Drive, Shutterfly and other cloud storage accounts

At this point we have taught some of our chapter members to publish content on the Internet; they can boast that they are creating webpages – might have been fun at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Are you unknowingly a “hacker”? Anytime someone accesses information without proper authorization, that is exactly what they‘re doing – hacking! In many cases today, it is illegal for anyone other than an account owner to access a particular online account. For example Per Yahoo’s terms of service agreement: “No Right of Survivorship and NonTransferability. You agree that your Yahoo! account is non- transferable and any rights to your Yahoo! ID or contents within your account terminate upon your death. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.”

What’s the solution? There is some legislation that can be suggested and adopted by various states. At the time of the training in October California was not one of those states. Maybe we can see what AARP can do to help lobby for a solution? Until something changes you should be aware that when a person passes away – access to their account is likely not authorized, even if their trust and estate documents make provision for such access.

Look at http://CampbellAARP.org for more useful posts and resources.