Santa Clara Central Park Free Concerts

July 7, 6:30 pm. — 8 p.m. – Orquesta Latin Heat

July 16, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Johnny Neri Band

July 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Rockin’ Blues Express

July 30, 2:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. – The LyraTones

Aug.13, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Daze on the Green

Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – The Hitmen

Opportunity Tickets…Barbara Robinson

July drawings at three for $1 are:


$30 Gift Certificate

200 E. Hamilton Ave

(Thanks to Barb Robinson)

Campbell Express

Two Subscriptions 408-374-9700

(Thanks to Stephon Hansen)

Weekend Coffee Roasters

Bag of Fresh Coffee, Locally Roasted

(Thanks to Rick Loek)

June winners were:

Red Robin: Ken Schieck

Dickey’s BBQ: Lin Kao

Campbell Express: Sue McMillin & Jeanne Ulrich

Weekend Coffee Roasters: Veronika Phillips

Enjoy a Laugh (or Seven)

Are we the ones with dementia? Are we the ones who are aging? Really? Recently, I went to McDonalds and I saw on the menu that you could order 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. “We don’t have half dozen nuggets,” said the teenager at the counter. “You don’t?” I replied. “We only have 6, 9 or 12.” was the reply. “So I can’t order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?” “That’s right.” So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets (unbelievable but sadly true). (Must have been the same one I asked for sweetener and she said they didn’t have any, only Splenda and sugar; and they think they are worth $15 per hour!)

Inside every older person is a younger person— wondering what the heck happened.

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.

I am in shape. Round is a shape.

Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

Brain cells come and go, but fat cells live forever.


Cybersecurity…Rick Loek

I’ll say it again and again, there is nothing that is 100% secure, nothing! You can take steps to help protect your computer from attacks. You can use the *free* versions of AVG and MalwareBytes. The free MalwareBytes is a manual version, meaning you need to remember to scan your computer. By *free* I am intending to alert you that they have paid versions. When you download and install the *free* versions they usually want you to use their *trial* versions. Skip the trials, stick with free. Also, NEVER download from CNET – they seem to add useless additional software. https:// pricing/

Community Service…Marilyn Clough


IT’S TIME! Last month marked the beginning of Sacred Heart’s Pack-aBack program which has always been supported by our chapter. Keep this in mind as you shop and spy a good deal on school supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, etc. They will accept red or blue for the homeless. Ask for the manager of the store and tell him/her why you are buying these items. They will sometimes give you a teacher’s discount! At the end of August, hundreds of packed bags are ready to help launch neighbor children into a successful school year. We will be accepting donations (money and gift cards, too!) at our next summer meetings to help meet this community need. As always, clothing and bedding are always welcome.

Program…Gene Lennon

Michele is an Independent Agent with her own agency, Michele Campbell Insurance Services. She has over 30 years working in the insurance industry and has gained an in depth knowledge of the industry working in many facets of insurance. She is an entrepreneur at heart and has owned several businesses. Initially she wrote individual, small group and life insurance. In 2008 she moved into the Medicare market and fell in love with the senior market, which soon after became her primary focus. She has grown her agency to over 1,200 clients, 2 employees, and then became a Managing General Agent for carriers like United Healthcare (AARP’s Medicare carrier) and others. With a growing team of over 20 agents, she trains and helps other independent agents to become successful agents like herself. She and many on her team are some of the top California agents for several carriers. Most recently, she was asked to sit on the AARP Agent Advisory Council, which is prestigious to only 12 agents in the country!

Michele is a Rotarian and an active member in her community, sits on the Gilroy Chamber Board of Directors and will be Chair of the Board in 2018. She is currently Chair of the Gilroy Chamber Ambassadors Committee and has been serving as an ambassador for 4 years. In 2017, she joined the Board of Directors for the Gilroy Downtown Business Association and has been serving on the Organization Committee for the downtown since last summer.


10:00 a.m. Social Time 9:30 a.m.

Please bring books to share. Leave clean clothing and bedding and nonperishable food for Sacred Heart on the bench outside. 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. Put your volunteer hours in purple envelope at TROOP table.

Lunch after meeting: The Garret (408-559-7930)

1777 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell

Program: Michelle Campbell

“The State of Medicare, Currently and The Future”

Sunshine…Irene Ilardo

A Get Well card was sent to Angie Jaggars and a Sympathy card to the Cancellieri family upon the passing of Bob Canceillieri, former owner of Saratoga Bakery. Be sure to let me know when a card needs to be sent.

President…Ken Schieck

I hope that you all had a safe and sane 4th of July. One of the more foolish (although fortunately harmless) pranks I was involved in took place on the 4th of July, 1961; while my parents and aunt were at the local bar, I helped my cousin put firecrackers in a couple of my mom’s flower pots and light them. For some reason, my cousin thought that all the sand we packed into the pots would prevent them from blowing up! Maybe some of the safety laws that municipalities have passed in the years since are due to this and more serious pranks. Oh yeah, my cousin asked me not to tell my mother what happened; as mothers so often do, she found out anyway!

July 20th marks the 48th anniversary of the moon landing, Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin doing the honors. This was the first of six manned flights which ended in late 1972. Armstrong was quoted as saying ‘one small step for man, one large step for mankind.’ He died in 2012 at the age of 87; Aldrin is still alive at the age of 87.

Famous people born in July include Selena Gomez (July 22), Tom Hanks (July 9) Gerald Ford (July 14), George W. Bush (July 6), Malala (I am Malala) Yousafzai (July 12), and Jennifer Lopez (July 24). More importantly, July is the beginning of a lot of outside entertainment venues such as Campbell’s Music in the Park on Thursdays, Los Gatos Jazz on the Plazz and weekend entertainment at Vasona Park, as well as venues sponsored by San Jose Jazz; many, if not all of these are free.

Check out national AARP ‘Summer of Service to Seniors’ at; the site gives you information about a nationwide initiative to help older adults across the U.S. who don’t have enough to eat; it shows how you can support these seniors.