Program … Gene Lennon

Can you believe the email announcing that you won the lottery? Is that really your grand-child calling you for help from a prison? Did a beautiful model from another country fall in love with you in response to your witty email?
If you want to hear answers to these questions, please come to a presentation by Suzana Gal from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Suzana Gal is the co-director of the Consumer Mediation Unit in the Santa Clara County DA’s Office. She graduated from the University of Bucharest with a degree in Romance Languages and Literature.
After several years of teaching, she became a mediator in 1987 and has mediated community disputes, all types of civil consumer transactions, provided consumer advice to the public and has spoken on consumer issues with various organizations in Santa Clara county. She is a former vice president of the California Consumer Affairs Association.

President’s Message … Ken Schieck

As I said at the general meeting in June, I would list the most common suggestions you have given, along with our suggested solutions. I plan to spend some time during the general meetings in July and August talking with membership about these.


1) Extend social time prior to meeting
2) More entertainment specialists instead of speakers
3) More speakers who discuss positive aspects of aging
4) More ‘historical’ speakers (e.g. the lady from the Los Gatos Museum)
5) More information on various ways service animals help their owners
6) Keep members updated on services/talks provided by local libraries
7) Ensure that speakers have handouts 8) Ensure the progress of the website
9) Look for ways to recruit members
10) Rotate volunteers whenever possible


1) Open social hour to 9 or 9:15 AM; we cannot extend after 11:30 because an exercise class starts around 11:45

2) Entertainment can be prohibitively expensive, but our vice-president will continue to look; suggestions gratefully accepted.

3,4,5) Programs and speakers are also your responsibility; if you want to hear information on a particular topic, maybe you know someone who would like to speak to the group; if so, please contact Gene Lennon.

6) We will try to contact libraries in the Campbell Area and ask them to send information about their activities

7) Some speakers prefer using PowerPoint or other presentations

8) We have 3 members dedicated to the website

9) We need a public relations person to contact existing advertising sources and explore new ones

10) All members are invited to attend monthly board meetings to find out what plans are being made for outreach and volunteer effort. We will also look for ways to rotate volunteers at the general meetings.

Community Service – Marilyn Clough

We scored a big grocery bag full of eyeglasses last month! You were spared a fashion show of times past as they left the meeting early for their appointment with the Lions Club. Perhaps your church or other organization has these kicking around with no home. We can get them on their way to people who really need them easily — just bring them to our chapter meeting.

It’s not too early to get ready for Sacred Heart’s Pack-a -Back program. If you see a good buy on general school supplies or back packs as you shop, please consider shopping also for neighboring children very less fortunate than our own. Contributions are very much appreciated, especially at our next three meetings.

Father’s Occupation

“What’s your father’s occupation?” asked the school secretary on the first day of the new academic year. “He’s a magician, ma’am” said Little Johnny.
“How interesting. What’s his favorite trick?”

“He saws people in half.”
“Wow! Now, next question. Any brothers or sisters?”

“One half brother and two half sisters.”


LDS Church Parking Lot 925 Cera Dr, San Jose

This family friendly event includes a no-cost raffle for emergency preparedness items. View displays and demonstrations. Learn how to equip your house, apartment or vehicle for common potential emergencies and disasters.

Governmental and non-governmental presenters:

  • Office of Emergency Management
  • San Jose Search and Rescue
  • Fire Department Exhibits:
  • Food storage
  • Water purification
  • Emergency communication
  • Earthquake proofing your home
  • 72-hour kit preparation

JUNE 19 IN Q80

Social Time 9:30 am Meeting 10 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:
El Greco Grill (Greek Food)
2325 S, Winchester Blvd
Campbell 408-412-8585

What Your Legal Documents Do and Don’t Do For You Dedra Jize

Program – Gene Lennon

There are various documents that make up an Estate Plan. These documents not only direct your wishes at death but can be very important to help you while alive and may even help preserve your estate assets . What are these documents? There are various types of documents such as a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Living Trust and a POLST. They each have a different function to help your loved one help you should you lack physical or mental capacity to make your own decisions.

Dedra Jize holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and is a Certified Senior Advisor and Geriatric Care Manager at the Law Offices of Roy W. Litherland. She helps families as they may be struggling with the care or plan for a loved one. This involves assessing (physical, psychological and social health), advocating (assures that the senior’s wishes and voice is being heard) and assisting (providing resources and finding payment options such as Medi-Cal) seniors and their family members. Combining Geriatric Care Management (GCM) with an Elder Law Attorney provides a unique approach that is comprehensive beyond the standard services offered by GCM’s.

President – Ken Schieck

Those of us who are of a certain age will always remember June 6, 1944-D Day. I wasn’t around, but I graduated high school on the 20th anniversary of the attack (1964).
Other memorable events in the month of June:
June 4, 1989-Chinese government kills at least 300 people in Tianamen Square;
June 5, 1968-Bobby Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles;
June 6, 1978-Ca.lifornia voters pass Prop. 13 which curbs property taxes;
June 13,1971-N.Y.Times starts to print THE PENTAGON PAPERS;
June 18,1978-Sally Ride becomes first female astronaut;
June 25, 1876-Sioux defeat General Custer at the Little Big Horn in Montana;
June 25,1950-Pres.Truman commits US troops to South Korea;
June 26,1945-United Nations charter is signed in San Francisco;
June 28,1919-Signing of Versailles Treaty officially ends World War I;

June 30,1971-25th amendment is passed, lowering the voting age to 18.

Last month, I spoke briefly about the issue of ‘AARP Livable Communities’; I will be communicating with the State office in San Jose to bring more of these updates to your attention. Also, National Service Day will be coming during the summer, providing opportunities for service in the community. A happy summer to all members and their families.