Program…Ken Schieck Sal Pizarro, columnist for the San Jose Mercury News will be our featured speaker on Nov. 15. Sal has written the ‘Around the Town’ column for the Merc since 2005. His column covers the people and events surrounding the cultural scene in Silicon Valley. In addition, he writes ‘Cocktail Chronicles’, a feature column on Silicon Valley bars and nightclubs. In his recent columns, he has highlighted ‘This is San Jose’, a collection of about 50 portraits of the San Jose experience that are on display at City Hall. He also noted the introduction of ‘Greeter Robots’ at the San Jose Airport. Sal’s topic at our meeting will be ‘The Future of Print Media in the 21st Century.’
Chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at: Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Room Q80 in Campbell (corner of Winchester Blvd. and Campbell Avenue) except December. Social time begins at 9:30 am.
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A recent article in the Mercury News showed a store fully emblazoned with holiday merchandise-two months before December 25! (Almost as silly as the stores in Phoenix, where I grew up, showcasing sweaters and coats in August when it was often 105 degrees!) My thoughts returned to the 70’s when my children often put promises of work on pieces of colored paper, put them in a hand-made card and proudly presented them to me. I recently found some of the coupons for doing dishes and taking out the trash but figure the statute of limitations has LONG passed. Many of you know I’m a dedicated thrift store shopper and really gloat about how little I’ve paid for outfits like my jacket of many colors I wore to our October meeting. I’m suggesting we return to the days of neighbor helping neighbor when we offered to bring dinner, walk the dogs of shut-ins, and visit those in convalescent hospitals. And again, I suggest making Savers, Goodwill stores, Cancer thrift stores, the Habitat for Humanity stores, etc. your headquarters for your all-around shopping trips. Of course, these shops are grateful for donations and will give you discounts for shopping and/or receipts for income tax deductions. Know someone who might be alone for Thanksgiving or unable to prepare a festive dinner? Think of making that person’s holiday by including them. Thanks for listening, Sheila
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Second Tuesday each month 10:00 am Chapter Meeting Campbell Community Center, Room Q80
Third Tuesday each month 9:30 am
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