Membership…Shelly Schwartz

Have you looked at your Red AARP National Membership Card to check on its expiration date? As you know, Membership in the National organization of AARP is required for all of our members. So, check the date on your card to make sure your membership has not expired. If you need to update your National Membership, make sure you let me know your new expiration date when your new card arrives. You can update by: 1)Going online at www.aarp.org 2)Calling 1-888-687-2277 or 3)Pick up a renewal form from me at the meeting. There was no room for the renewal form in this Dispatch; however e-mail recipients will receive one.

Election This Month

Election of the new officers will take place this month: President Ken Schiek; Vice President Gene Lennon; Treasurer Rick Loek; Assistant Treasurer Sue McMillan; Secretary Fannie Young. The new nominating committee consists of Karen Sanfillipo, Jan Delucchi, Shelly Swartz, Thelma Bridges; Chris Hejmanowski; Angie Jaggars, and Marlene Hruby.

Goat for Dinner

The young couple invited their elderly pastor for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having. “Goat,” the little boy replied. “Goat?” replied the startled man of the cloth, “Are you sure about that?” “Yep,” said the youngster. “I heard Dad say to Mom, ‘Today is just as good as any to have the old goat for dinner.’ Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!

Robot For Sale

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out at dinner one night:

The father asks his son what he did that afternoon.

The son says, “I did some schoolwork.”

The robot slaps the son.

The son says, “Ok, Ok. I was at a friend’s house watching movies.”

Dad asks, “What movie did you watch?”

Son says, “Toy Story.”

The robot slaps the son. Son says, “Ok, Ok, we were watching porn.”

Dad says, “What? At your age I didn’t even know what porn was.”

The robot slaps the father.

Mom laughs and says, “Well, he certainly is your son.”

The robot slaps the mother.

Robot – For Sale

Book Club

Book Club…Angie Jaggars

Enjoy reading, then discussing books (no romance or sci-fi)?  Join us on the 4th Thursday evening of each month.  More info: Angie Jaggars, Campbell Armchair Literati, 408-292-4063.

No-Sweat Family Travel…Sheila Gold

Remember the Chevy Chase horror movies about taking the family across the country? Well, Samantha Brown, writing in on our AARP bulletin of last spring, gives these hints:

  1. Decide who’s paying. Cruises and rental houses are good bets if you want to avoid hidden costs.
  2. Choose a destination to suit all interests. Disneyland and Disney World are usually universal favorites, but consider how much walking is involved. Big cities like Chicago and New York offer a plethora of cultural and dining interests. Also they offer a variety of shopping and transportation choices.
  3. Include each traveler’s top attraction. If the group has divided interests, consider splitting up for an afternoon or morning.
  4. Steal away with the youngsters. Offer to take the grandkids out for dinner or ice cream so parents can have a “date night.” Adult kids, do the same for your parents.
  5. Schedule a daily respite. Everyone needs a break; schedule one about three in the afternoon when energy lags.
  6. Above all, take lots of photos and work on an album together. These moments are precious and enjoy them!

Opportunity Tickets…Carol Barcelos

Opportunity Tickets…Carol Barcelos

October drawings at three for $1 are:
Tomato Thyme $40   408-723-7333

1560 Hamilton Ave., San Jose

(Thanks to Carole Barcelos)
Free Manicure French Nails    408-879-060

2091 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell

(Thanks to Marlene Hruby)
Campbell Express 

(Thanks to the Howe Family)

September winners were:

    Big Basin Winery: Margaret Schieck

    Starbucks Gift Basket: Paddy Wray

    Autumn Decoration: Jean Ulrich

    Campbell Express: Susan Landry