Southwest Experience Trip by Talbot … Marlene Hruby

Please join Merry Wilkins and me on this great trip, September 27 to Oct 2, 2016, to Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Pink Jeep Tour, with many, many other sights and museums all included. Of course, Talbot Tour’s extras are included: home pickup and airport transfers, tour manager, hotels, many meals,  baggage handling, all tours, taxes, and gratuities for all service. Lots of brochures were taken at our last meeting. Where are you? More will be available at the tour table.  You can also call me to receive a copy.

Campbell Adult Center Classes

Campbell Adult Center Travel Party—Free—Tuesday Oct. 4 10:15 Rm C35

If that trip doesn’t interest you, find out about all the different travel possibilities. A slide presentation from Talbot Tours will be featured as well as info about the Adult Center’s upcoming one-day and overnight trips. There will also be refreshments and door prizes. Please RSVP at 408-866-2146 by Friday 9/30.

Diet Mythbusters—Friday Aug. 26  10 am-12 pm  Rm E42  $12

Are you struggling to make sense of all the news about what to eat and what diet to follow?  If so, then this workshop is for you! Learn the various pros and cons of the many diet recommendations in the media, such as paleo, vegetarianism, my plate and more. Explore why these diets may or may not be working for you. Nutritionist Marcia Sivek will discuss what foods are causing many to become sick and overweight and how to look for those foods in your pantry and eating out. Bring some food labels from your pantry to learn how to understand the ingredients and nutrients listed.

What You Need To Know About Your Bone Health– Friday Sept. 16 10-11 am  Rm Q80-Free

Educational program to learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Learn how to be Fit to a T (T-score measures bone density) so you may continue to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Please RSVP by 9/15 at 408-866-2146.

Harvest Hoedown—Friday Sept. 30  12:00-2:-00 pm   Orchard City Banquet Hall  $15

Celebrate the beginning of Autumn and the Harvest Season with food and fun. Doors open at 11:30. BBQ chicken, BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, Caesar salad, fruit, desert and beverage. Line dance demonstration and lesson; enjoy music by the Peninsula Banjo Band. Tickets on sale at the Adult Center Office starting Mon 8/29. Vegetarian entrée must be requested upon purchase. Deadline 9/28. NO tickets at door

Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder August 16 10:00 a.m.  Social Time 9:30 a.m. Campbell Community Center Room Q80 Please bring books to share.  Leave clean clothing and bedding and canned food for Sacred Heart outside the meeting room on the bench. Please do not bring garage sale type items for Sacred Heart. Put new and used greeting cards in the box on the troop table. Bring your items for the GI’s into the meeting area.

 Lunch after meeting:

Coco’s Restaurant

150 E. Hamilton Ave, Campbell


Nancy Burns, Acupuncturist and Herbalis

Community Service

Community Service…Sheila Gold

Some of you are downsizing and I have a book that may be of interest to you. It’s “The Homeowner’s Journal.  What I Did and When I Did It” by Colleen Jenkins published by Blue Sky Marketing, Inc. in St. Paul,  MN.  As the title suggests, it contains different sections on rooms, wall coverings, insulation, etc.  It also gives suggestions on how to file papers and a tax worksheet.  It’s probably a good idea to fill it out at your leisure rather than when you decide to move! I also have one called NETBOOK which contains sections for your email addresses.  The only indication of publisher is Mouse Network.

Troop Support

Troop Support…Angie Jaggars

NO personal care items for now. Please bring leisure items, i.e., yoyos, Slinkies, handheld games, etc.


Sunshine…Irene Elardo

The following cards were mailed: Sympathy to K.C. Whitcomb, former Campbell Senior Services Supervisor; Get Well to Polly Vitkovitch and Dominic Donato; Thinking of You to Edna Whitlock.

Dates to Remember

DEADLINE for articles for the Dispatch First Tuesday each month e-mail to   snail (US) mail: Dispatch, 2156 Orestes Way Campbell CA 95008

Executive Board Meeting, Wesley Manor                             Second Tuesday each month 10:00 am

Chapter Meeting Campbell Community Center, Room Q80      Third Tuesday each month   9:30 am


Legislative Report…Daniel Nnorth

What is Campbell CERT?

This is the information Jackie Wyckoff presented at the July 19 meeting. I feel it is important to make available to all members. What will you do in the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or other emergency? Did you know that our local police and fire will likely be overwhelmed and not able to respond or assist for hours or even days after a major event? The Campbell Community Emergency Response Team could be your salvation. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, Campbell CERT will help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. CERT members are trained to:  

  • Manage utilities and put out small fires. 
  • Provide basic medical aid, including treating the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock. 
  • Search for and rescue victims safely. 
  • Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. 
  • Collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

The City of Campbell (including our close San Jose neighbors) currently has more than 180 trained CERTS. The CERT Academy training consists of twenty hours of training by Santa Clara County Fire, including a final exam and graduation.  Once members have completed the training class they are requested to apply to the City of Campbell PD for an official Disaster Service Workers pass.  Applicants must provide fingerprints and pass a background check.  This indemnifies each CERT and provides them with insurance in the event they are injured performing their job. We are constantly adding to our roles and will graduate three new classes of trained volunteers in July, September and November 2016.      Our focus is now on equipping each neighborhood battalion with the supplies they will need, to do the jobs that they have been trained for. We need generators, radio equipment, medical supplies, funding for our website and to apply for emergency service grants, funding to host drills and make maps, for continuing education for CERT Volunteers, and much more. If you or your business are interested in helping Campbell CERT attain our goals, here are a few ways you can contribute

  • Get trained or have your staff members trained. 
  • Make a cash donation.  Every dollar helps fund CERT programs, education and supplies. 
  • Donate a gift card, goods or services for an upcoming event, raffle or auction.  We will be holding a raffle at the Downtown Campbell Oktoberfest October 15-16, 2016, in conjunction with hosting the First Aid Station.  
  • Sponsor or co-Sponsor an upcoming event.

Campbell CERT is a 501(c)3, California Non Profit entity so your donation is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes. We will also provide you with a window sticker so you can show the community that you support Campbell CERT. If you would like more information: Log on to our website at; Email us at; or Contact Jackie Wyckoff, 650-704-3230.



We are working hard to select officers for next year. We invite you to be a vital part of our fantastic group by volunteering for a board or committee position. We always welcome new ideas. If you are interested in guiding the chapter, please call one of the members of the Nominating Committee. It will enrich your life.

Officers and Committee Chairpersons


President     Marlene Hruby

VP/Programs      Ken Schieck

Secretary            Margaret Schieck

Treasurer     Rick Loek

AsstTreasurer     Sue McMillin

Past President    Marilyn Clough


Comm Service     Sheila Gold

Legislative       Daniel Nnorth

Tours           Marilyn Clough

Membership    Shelly Schwartz

Opportunity Dwg   Carol Barcelos

Opportunity Dwg   Barbara Robinson

Newsletter    Marlene Hruby

Refreshments       Ken Schieck

Sunshine       Irene Elardo

Telephone             Thelma Bridges

Public Relations    How about you?

Social Activities     Bette Maniglia

Treasure Chest    Jan Delucchi

Troop Support      Angie Jaggars

Lunch Coord.        Marilyn Simpkins
Nominating  Committee

Bette Maniglia

Jan DeLucchi

Shelly Schwartz

Karen Sanfilippo

Dominic Donato

Marilyn Clough

Thelma Bridges