General Information

After Meeting Lunches – Our social time continues with our lunches after the meetings. Just think, you won’t have to cook dinner that night!   Marilyn Simpkins has been selecting the locations, but would welcome any suggestions that you may have. Attendance has fallen off so maybe we need some new venues to spark interest.
Tours…Jan Delucchi – Campbell Travel Party   Tuesday May 10   10:15 am   Rm C35   FREE Find out about day and overnight trips with Campbell. Please RSVP at 408-866-2146 by Friday May 6
Transportation Sales Tax – Monday   May 23    7 pm    Room Q80   FREE Come and learn about progress made toward a possible transportation sales tax on the Nov 2016 ballot on Monday, RSVP on Facebook and invite your neighbors, friends and family.
Boogie on the Avenue – Downtown Campbell Sat May 21 10am-6pm & Sun May 22 10am-5pm FREE, Entertainment, Food, Beverages, Arts and Crafts
Boy Scout Troop 330 All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast    Saturday May 14   8-11 am    Tickets  Amer. Legion Post 99, 1344 Dell Ave, Campbell, $10/Kids/Seniors $6,
What You Need To Know About Stroke – Tues May 31   10:00am   Rm C35   FREE What it is, risks, prevention and how to respond if someone is experiencing symptoms. RSVP by 5/27 408-866-2146.
Trader Joe’s Recall – Potential Listeria in Certain Frozen Vegetables Some Trader Joe’s Brand peas, whole green beans, broccoli, and organic foursome are recalled. Check


Sunshine…Irene Elardo

Get well cards were sent to Marilyn Simpkins, Lee Billings, Dottie Temby, George & Daphne Depold. and Bette Maniglia. A symphony card was sent to Sandy Clark’s son. Stay well, folks!!

Opportunity Tickets

Opportunity Tickets… Carol Barcelos

Five different May drawings at three for $1 are:

French Nails (free manicure) 2091 S Bascom Ave, Campbell 408-879-0609 (thanks to Marlene Hruby)
Panera Bread (13 Bagels & Spread)) Various Locations (thanks to Angie Jaggars)
Café San Jose 1583 Meridian Ave., San Jose 408-265-3020 (thanks to Libby Harbour)
Campbell Express  (Thanks to the Howe Family)

AARP Tee Shirt
April Winners were:

  • French Nails: Mary Sarsfield
  • Panera Bread: Guest Betty Klink
  • Harry’s Hofbrau: Bob McElligott
  • Campbell Express: Sheila Bailey


Program…Ken Schieck

Basim Jaber is a lifelong South Bay native and freelance photographer who has researched the history and geography of Mt. Umunhum and the Almaden Air Force Station since 2006.  He continues to archive historic images and artifacts from Almaden Air Force Station. You’ll be amazed at the size of the AF base in its prime. Marlene and Angie saw his presentation at H2U and found it very interesting. We are sure you will also.

Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder

May 17   10:00 a.m.  Social Time 9:30 a.m. Campbell Community Center Room Q80

Please bring books to share & Treasure Chest items.  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  408-866-5377.

Program:  Basim Jaber, Mt. Umunhum


Legislative…Daniel Nnorth & Claudia Schott


NARFE Chapter 50 and NARFE Tri Valley is inviting District 17 members of AARP to meet Ro Khanna, who is running for the congressional seat in this district, at a luncheon meeting on Tuesday May 24th at Holders Country Inn Restaurant on 998 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA. (just south of Bollinger Rd). He is scheduled to speak from 11:30am to 12:30pm which will include a Q & A period.  We encourage members to submit questions in advance.  From 12:30 to 2:30pm lunch will be served. In order to use this attractive meeting room for free, Holders Restaurant has requested that we all have a meal.  There are eight menu choices which you will select as you reserve your spot at the Tour Table. Even if you don’t live in Dist. 17, you are encouraged to come.
Ro Khanna was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce in and is currently a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and was a Professor of law at Santa Clara University.  In addition to being an educator, Ro serves as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Smart Utility Systems, a Santa Clara based company dedicated to promoting energy efficiency through the use of smart technology.
Ro knows we need to strengthen and defend Social Security and Medicare. Therefore, he supports the following:

1. Protect the retirement age.

2. Support increasing benefits for seniors to keep up with the high cost of living.

3. Hold healthcare providers and insurers accountable for cutting costs.

4. Make sure that seniors get every penny of the benefits that they worked for, and opposes efforts to slash Medicare and Social Security.

President’s Message

President…Marlene Hruby
Well it finally happened. My computer has fouled up my Publisher program and I can only access the first page of any issue. So you are getting a short version this month without all the contact data etc. Hopefully things will be better next month. Please read the Legislative report below and join us for this presentation.