Program … Paddy Wray

Are you becoming lazy and non-productive, or are you looking at the clock and wondering where your day has gone? We are going to present a panel that will provide you with new and varied options to get involved — Tina Wong’s staff (re the Campbell Recreation and Community Services Department), Liz Gibbons (re miscellaneous opportunities), Steve Kline (board aide to Supervisor Susan Ellenberg), and Sharon Levine (re book-club participation). We also would like to hear what you’re involved with that may interest other members of our group, so please come prepared to share!

Nominations … Jan Delucchi

To the members of our Chapter: we are asking you to volunteer for some very important positions to keep our Chapter running. It is up to you now. PLEASE call me, 408-379-7587, or email me at gmomjan1@sbcglobal.net, or see me at the next Chapter meeting to see how you can help. We have been a Chapter for over 20 years because our members volunteered when needed.

Eliminating AARP Snail Mail…Angie Jaggars

If you no longer wish to receive certain mailings from National AARP, follow these instructions:

  1. Call the phone number on the back of your membership card.
  2. Say “suppress” to be connected with a representative.
  3. State what mailings you are no longer interested in — be specific, i.e., car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, etc.

Allow 12 weeks for processing.

Legislative News … Daniel Nnorth and Claudia Schott

On the AARP front, survey results are being released in conjunction with the launch of AARP’s national campaign to convince federal and state lawmakers to curb out-of-sight prescription drug prices. The “Stop Rx Greed” campaign will promote AARP’s four solutions to runaway drug costs. Stop price gouging by allowing Medicare and states to use their vast buying powers to negotiate for lower drug prices and allowing state attorneys general to take legal action against drug manufacturers for excessive drug price hikes.

  • Stop price gouging by allowing Medicare and states to use their vast buying powers to negotiate for lower drug prices and allowing state attorneys general to take legal action against drug manufacturers for excessive drug price hikes.
  • Increase access and affordability of prescription drugs by capping out-of-pocket costs for consumers, expanding the availability of state pharmaceutical assistance programs, allowing states to safely import prescription drugs from other countries and protecting a recent Medicare improvement that helps beneficiaries with high prescription-drug costs.
  • Close loopholes that allow drug manufacturers to delay or even block the development of lower-cost generics, and ban deals that allow pharmaceutical companies to pay generic firms not to bring a competing product to market.
  • Support laws that promote transparency by requiring drug makers to justify dramatic price increases.

“Americans are paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world,” says Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer. “It’s time for pharmaceutical companies to stop deflecting blame and acknowledge that the root cause is the price they set for their products.”

AARP is encouraging us to focus on this campaign and get updates on this and other federal campaigns by going to action.aarp.org to sign up for the alerts.

FREE Programs/Services for Cancer Patients … Barbara Robinson

Call 1-800-227-2345 or go to cancer.org for the American Cancer Society’s numerous free services & information. It’s an amazing organization before, during & after cancer. FYI…. donations are tax deductible. Local office is at 747 Camden Ave, Ste B, Campbell. Feel free to contact Barbara Robinson to receive a flyer by email.

FIGHT CANCER at the “RELAY FOR LIFE” Event: April 6th @ 4:45 pm at AVAYA STADIUM. Get Tickets at https://fevo.me/2SxJag5 San Jose Earthquakes Team attending.

Opportunity Drawing

April Drawing:

Three Tickets for $1.00 – April 16, 2019

MOD Pizza in Campbell $25 Gift Card
(Thanks to Angie Jaggars)

Best Taste Restaurant in Campbell $10 Gift Card
(Thanks to Angie Jaggars)

Mystery Prize (Thanks to Barbara Robinson)

Good Luck

March Opportunity Drawing Winners:


Blue Sky Restaurant winner was Helen Kao

The Garret winner was Kathy Mattingly

Campbell Express winner was Jane Seeds

Bouquet of Shamrocks winner was Paddy Wray

Membership…Shelly Schwartz

Have you paid your dues for 2019?  If you have not, they are definitely past due.

Please complete the Application form in this Dispatch and send it along with your check to me at the address listed on the form.  As a reminder, dues are $17 with your Dispatch sent by regular mail; $14 with your Dispatch sent by e-mail.

I hope to hear from you very soon.