NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Nominating Committee…Jan Deluchi
We need help! Thank you to the members who have volunteered to help at the monthly meetings. We still need your help   PLEASE call me and see how you can help.  Jan 408-379-7587. This organization cannot run without your participation. By the way, the nearest chapter is in San Mateo; all others have folded.

Opportunity Tickets

Opportunity Tickets…Barbara Robinson

June drawings at three for $1 are:

Judy’s  Hair  Salon ~$60 Value
Consult, Cut, Shampoo & Style
(Thanks to Nancy Tepperman)
RED  ROBIN  ~$5  Value
El Paseo de Saratoga Shopping Center
(Thanks to Daniel Nnorth)
Campbell Express
Two subscriptions
408-374-9700 ** (Thanks to Stephon Hansen)

May  winners were:

Café San Jose: Don Peterson
Habit Burger Grill: Helen Kao
Campbell Express: James Konsevich and
Daniel North

Membership

MEMBERSHIP…Shelly Schwartz 
Well, here we are already into November and, yes, I’m collecting Membership dues for 2018.  As stipulated in last month’s Dispatch our 2018 dues have increased a bit, as follows: Annual Membership dues, including the Dispatch, emailed to you, will be $14.00. Annual Membership dues, including the Dispatch, sent by regular mail, will be $17.00.
New members who join us in November and December will have the 2017 fee waived.  New members or current members wishing to pay their 2018 dues early, may do so by either paying at the next meeting or by sending me a check payable to AARP Campbell Chapter 5151.  My address is at the bottom of the Application.  Please include the yearly Membership Application with your payment

NOVEMBER 21 MEETING IN Q80

NOVEMBER 21 MEETING IN Q80
10:00 a.m.   Social Time 9:30 a.m.

Leave clean clothing and bedding and nonperishable food for Sacred Heart on the bench outside. Please do not bring garage sale type items for Sacred Heart. Please bring books to share. Place these items on the first table: donations for the troops; new and used greeting cards in the box; your volunteer hours in purple envelope

Lunch after meeting:
Aldo’s Ristorante & Bar
14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos  408*384-1808
(at Knowles Drive)
Program:
Ray Cosyn, Historian

Program

Program…Gene Lennon
There is only one amendment that has ever been repealed, and that was the Eighteenth Amendment which spawned the Volstead Act and brought the country thirteen years of prohibition. The 1920s became a period of hypocrisy and bedlam thanks to the passage of the Volstead Act. How did prohibition come about and how did it end? Who were the key figures of the time and what were their roles in stemming the manufacture, sale, and distribution of intoxicating beverages? How did the California wineries survive and why was the act repealed? All these and more questions will be answered in this fascinating presentation.

Legislative Report

Legislative Report…Daniel Nnorth and Claudia Schott

The State Legislature is adjourned until January and the Governor has until the 15th of October to sign or veto the legislation. We don’t have a lot of time!

Please urge Governor Brown to VETO Senate Bill 649, the Small Cell Towers Bill, which allows telecommunications companies to bypass the standard permitting process and install cell towers without local government permission OR public input. His number in the Capitol is:  916-445-2841

SB 17 (Drug Pricing Transparency Bill) is also on the Governor’s desk. When it is signed, it will be the strongest drug pricing transparency measure in the nation! (I am not even going to say IF it gets signed – don’t want to jinx it!)

On the national level, we are still dealing with Congress wishing to cut Medicare spending and budget. Congress has until the first of October, but they always run a little late, so feel free to call our Representatives and Senators and let them know how we feel!  Congressional leaders know that some of the harsh cuts to Medicare on the table in other proposals would never pass in an up-or-down vote. That’s why they’re trying to sneak them into law by attaching them to a must-pass spending bill, and hoping that we don’t notice them trying to break Medicare’s promise.

Don’t let them get away with it: Tell Congress to protect seniors’ earned benefits, and reject any budget that cuts Medicare. Go to https.action.aarp.org and add your name to the growing numbers opposing Medicare cuts!

Dates to Remember

DATES TO REMEMBER

DEADLINE for articles for the Dispatch First Tuesday each month e-mail to mar2hruby@sbcglobal.net
snail (US) mail: Dispatch, 2156 Orestes Way Campbell CA 95008

Executive Board Meeting, Wesley Manor Dining Room      Second Tuesday each month 10:00 am
Chapter Meeting Campbell Community Center Room Q80       Third Tuesday each month   9:30 am

October 17 Meeting

OCTOBER  17 MEETING IN Q80
10:00 a.m.   Social Time 9:30 a.m.

Leave clean clothing and bedding and nonperishable food for Sacred Heart on the bench outside. Please do not bring garage sale type items for Sacred Heart. Please bring books to share. Place these items on the first table: donations for the troops; new and used greeting cards in the box; your volunteer hours in purple envelope

Lunch after meeting:
Sam’s Bar-B-Que
1110 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose  408-297-9151
Program:
Terry Gallo Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

Program

Program…Gene Lennon
The October 17 program will feature Terry Gallo, “How Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley keeps low income seniors safe in their homes.”  Volunteers and communities come together to help low income seniors