President…Ken Schieck

Our incoming officers and committee chairs for 2019 are listed below.  You will have the opportunity to vote for these members at the General Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20.  Remember that these positions are vital to our chapter; without volunteers like these members, the chapter will become inactive.



President – Ken Schieck

VP/Programs – Gene Lennon

Secretary – Fannie Young

Treasurer — David More

Asst. Treasurer – Barbara Robinson

Past President – Marlene Hruby



Community Service – Leona Fails

Legislative – Daniel Nnorth

Membership – Shelly Schwartz

Opportunity Drawing — Paul and Sharon Levine

Opportunity Drawing — Sheila Bailey

Newsletter — Harry Kiesler/Jeanne Ulrich

Refreshments – Gene Lennon

Sunshine – Sue McMillin

Telephone – Thelma Bridges

Social Activities – Paddy Wray

Treasure Chest – Jan Delucchi

Troop Support – Angie Jaggars

Lunch Co-ordinator – Libby Harbour

Books – Charlene Silva

Greeters – Lily Hirota/Roslyn Higgins

Badges — Sue McMillin

Nominating Committee – Jan Delucchi

Public Relations – HOW ABOUT YOU?



Sad News:  Longtime member Marilyn Simpkins passed away on October 16, 2018.

Funeral service will be on November 13, 11:00, at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 48800 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont.

Memorial to follow at 12:00 noon at Adobe Park on Wessex Place, Milpitas.

Meeting…Tuesday, November 20, In Q80

  Social Time 9:15 am    Meeting 10:00 am

Leave clean clothing, 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:

ADELITA’S (Mexican cuisine)

1896 Curtner Ave at Leigh in San Jose


Community Service…Marilyn Clough

Hopefully, many of you helped in your own way with getting out this month’s vote in the mid-term election.  What a relief that’s over!   Now we can concentrate on collecting our volunteer hours; rounding up eyeglasses, hearing aids, books-on-tape, and other useful items; and putting a bag together for Sacred Heart Community Service.   A year-round need exists for all these items (except the election!)  As Thanksgiving season draws near, we in our community can certainly appreciate how fortunate we are personally and that so many organizations, including our chapter, exist to help others.

Nominating Committee…Jan Deluchi

During the next meeting, members will be voting on the 2019 Slate of Officers and Chairpersons. I want to thank all of the members who have volunteered to help us through this year. I hope you will continue to help when needed.

There is one position that remains open for 2019, Public Relations. I hope you will do your part by volunteering now.  Please call Jan.

Opportunity Tickets…Barbara Robinson

November drawings at three for $1 are:

ALDO’s Italian Restaurant

$30 Gift Card

(Thanks to Libby Harbour)


FURUSATO Japanese Restaurant

$15 Gift Card

(Thanks to Libby Harbour)


Take a chance!!!  😊

(Thanks to Barbara Robinson)


October winners were:


SAM’s BBQ   $25 Gift Card

Lin Kao

HABIT BURGER GRILL   Free Charburger

Rick Loek


Lynda Martinez

President…Ken Schieck

This month I must pass on the sad news that both Daphne

and George Depold died recently; they were members of AARP until about 4 years ago, and they were living recently in an assisted-living facility in Santa Clara. George was a participant in the D-Day offensive and was well known in the local veteran community. George had close ties to many local veterans’ organizations: our American Legion post, the San Jose Veterans Center, and The Olive Tree (Campbell’s Veterans Memorial Foundation). George started our troop support effort in 2006, mailing care packages to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq before this activity became a chapter project. He served on our board of directors for many years and was responsible for getting us involved in the Moffett Field gift wrap extravaganza. George had two bricks in his honor at the Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation and they have an 8 x 8 paver in place to honor him as their first ‘veteran of the year.’ He was also an honorary chaplain for the organization. In addition, George was the troops chairperson, and he was in charge of the AARP Christmas wrap with the sheriff. Daphne was involved in the Campbell Seniors Caring Hearts Club. They make little hats and blankets for babies in the hospitals. George and Daphne met during World War II while he was in the Army stationed in England. Daphne came to our country with him as a war bride, was a member of the local war brides association, and a leader and expert knitter in our Community Center’s Busy Hands/Caring Hearts group. Their involvement in so many activities is a true example of what “Community Service” is all about. We can all try to follow in their footsteps. The Foundation will let us know after their Oct. 5 meeting how they plan to honor him.

AARP has a voter engagement campaign titled ‘BE THE DIFFERENCE VOTE’. If you haven’t already, please commit to voting on Nov.6th by signing our voters’ pledge and visit _Voter_Pledge.html

The county of Santa Clara is looking for election officers; volunteer stipends range from $115 to $200. For more information, go to the county home page VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOV.6



The way to keep our chapter going is to volunteer. Please consider a position in Community Service, Public Relations and Assistant Treasurer.