Serious Business … Shelly Schwartz

A young businessman had just started his own firm.  He had just rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques.

Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office.  Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working.

He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments.  Finally, he hung up and asked the visitor, “Can I help you?”

“Yeah, I’ve come to activate your phone lines.”

Really Serious Business … Lynda Martinez

I believe – that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I believe — that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

Aspire to inspire before you expire.

To Contemplate … Veronika Phillips

For those weddings cancelled due to COVID-19, God is giving them a second chance to think about it.

Healthy Eating Tip #43:  I pick fresh vegetables every day, feed them to my pig, and he converts them to bacon.

I’ll never forget the look on the cashier’s face when she scanned the packet of bird seed and I asked her how long it will take for the birds to grow once I plant them.

President’s Message … Margaret Schieck

Happy Independence Day to all.  I hope you had a safe and sane celebration of the U.S.A.’s 245th birthday!

Good news:  As of September, and barring any surges of COVID, we are back in the Campbell Community Center for our General Meetings.  Therefore, assuming things continue to progress at the current pace, we will meet in Room Q80 on September 21st with a coffee time from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. and the meeting from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30a.m.  At the present time, we do not have a permanent lunch coordinator, so unless some member volunteers to take that on, we will not have plans for an after-meeting lunch.

As of July 1st, Chapter 5151 of AARP (Campbell Area) will have a monthly column in the new Campbell Press newspaper.  I have written the first article, and we have volunteers for August and September.  Please let me know if you have ideas and/or are willing to write a 200- to 250-word column for the paper.  Get in touch with me for details.

See you on Zoom for July and August and in Q80 for September!

AARP July Meeting … Paul Levine, Rick Loek

The speaker for our July 20, 2021, meeting will be Dale Morgan, a Criminal Investigator with the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office.  His law enforcement career has spanned over 41 years, beginning with the San Jose Police Department and now with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.  Dale obtained his BA from St. Mary’s College in California. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico.  He is currently assigned to the Elder Financial Crimes Unit.  Dale spent 11 years as a financial crime investigator with 5 years in the Urban Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force (Organized Insurance Crime)-Silicon Valley Branch. He is currently an elder fraud financial crimes investigator.

Dale’s presentation will discuss the following question: What are the major frauds targeting the elderly in our community and country as a whole?  These scams include a wide variety of topics, such as: Romance, Hello Grandma, Law Enforcement, IRS, Social Security, Lottery (advanced fee scams), Business Email, Tech Support, Gift Cards, Covid-19, Family, Work from Home, Contractors, Care Givers.