The Boomerang Barbershop Quartet was formed originally in 2000 from four members of the Peninsulaires Barbershop Chorus: Al Ward, Steve Wolf, Jim Gray, and lead singer Rob Sequera. The name “Boomerang” was a play on their members: they were baby-boomers and Silicon Valley boomers and their lead singer was Australian. About 5 years ago, Rob and Jim moved on to other pursuits, and after a temporary period with another lead, they became the Boomerang of today; Lead Ramin Keyvan, Bass Steve Wolf, Baritone Dave Morley, and Tenor Al Ward. They previously sang at an AARP meeting in 2018 and their performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS, INC., is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization helping seniors 65 or older in West Santa Clara Valley by offering services and programs that help them maintain their independence. Come learn more about their offerings and find out why they are passionate about helping seniors in our community. Perhaps their programs will benefit you or someone you know, and/or possibly you’ll find them to be a worthy volunteer opportunity.
Their motto: “Friendly Neighbors Helping Seniors Stay Independent.”
Our speaker for June is Jennifer Schachner, Program and Operations Director for the Timpany Center in San Jose, which offers a wide range of therapeutic and fitness programs at reasonable rates to the local community (including numerous aquatic classes). Come and hear about all the programs offered at the Timpany Center.
Our speaker for May is Robert Stromberg from Housing Ready Communities, Santa Clara County. This organization works to find solution to the homeless crisis by taking action to support the development of supportive affordable housing communities. There will be a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions afterward.
Our speaker for the general meeting this month will be Antoine Cook, AARP Associate State Director, focused on Volunteer Engagement and Management in the local community. He began working for AARP in July 2006 and is responsible for developing and managing relationships with various AARP programs, such as: Smart Driver, Tax Aide, Chapters and more. Mr. Cook also sponsors conference calls in which California chapters of AARP share information. The program topic will be the relationship between the California state office and the local chapters.
The November program will be a presentation from Sourcewise (formerly known as the Council on Aging) concerning the changes in HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and in Medicare coverage for 2019.
Santa Clara Players’ Outreach Program will present this month’s program which will focus on humorous readings and vignettes. This wonderful group has been providing entertainment to organizations throughout Santa Clara County for 35 years. Two of the actors performing for us will also be in their upcoming play, Exit the Body, running from 10/26 thru 11/17 at the Triton Museum Hall. If you enjoy theater in a small, intimate setting, we highly recommend Santa Clara Players. They offer interesting plays, matinees and evenings, at a nominal fee three times a year. Check your computer for days and price.
We thank Liz Gibbons who, with the assistance of our member Barbara Robinson, spoke at the last minute about several measures on the November election ballot. Our membership had some interesting insights and contributions, which made the program really meaningful.
The September program will be a presentation about the issues on the November ballot. Please bring paper and pencils for jotting down notes.
The Boomerang Barbershop Quartet is finally here. Join us for a trip down memory lane as they perform some oldies but goodies. Maybe you could even join them. Who knows?
Can you believe the email announcing that you won the lottery? Is that really your grand-child calling you for help from a prison? Did a beautiful model from another country fall in love with you in response to your witty email?
If you want to hear answers to these questions, please come to a presentation by Suzana Gal from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Suzana Gal is the co-director of the Consumer Mediation Unit in the Santa Clara County DA’s Office. She graduated from the University of Bucharest with a degree in Romance Languages and Literature.
After several years of teaching, she became a mediator in 1987 and has mediated community disputes, all types of civil consumer transactions, provided consumer advice to the public and has spoken on consumer issues with various organizations in Santa Clara county. She is a former vice president of the California Consumer Affairs Association.