Community Service…Marilyn Clough and Leona Fails

While transferring our Community Service chair responsibilities and with the beginning of a new year, we encourage you to continue “To serve, not be served.” Please use the purple envelope to report your volunteer hours. Meanwhile, enjoy the incredible story of an amazing young artist at the attached link –

SAVE THE DATE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19th 2019 For the AARP Annual Luncheon at

Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant

The $26.00 price will include one of 4 entrees, salad, beverage, and dessert.

Entree #1 Lasagna baked in a meat sauce, served with zucchini
Entree #2 Garlic chicken served with pasta and zucchini
Entree #3 Fettuccine Prawns Alfredo in a cream sauce

Entree #4 Vegetarian selection penne primavera in a red sauce tossed with zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms in a marinara sauce.

The social committee will accept checks and your firm menu selection at the January meeting or by mail to Paddy Wray at her address in the Dispatch. Please write your menu selection on the bottom of your check, which should be made out to: AARP Chapter 5151.

Opportunity Tickets…Sharon and Paul Levine

January 15, 2019 — Three Tickets for $1:

CAFÉ’ SAN JOSE in San Jose $25 Gift Certificate (Thanks to Libby Harbour)

(Thanks to Angie Jaggers)


Good Luck

December winners were:


$25 Gift Card – Lin Kao


$15 Gift Card – Rita Beck


One FREE Subscription – Joyce Donahoo


Paul Levine

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.