One big test for the road

When one chooses to commit, providence appears. That which needs to be accomplished becomes obvious. The next right action appears.

what there is to do first is to be willing, willing to commit, willing to be greater than you know yourself to be.

Some Funnies

Shelly Schwartz

Before setting off on a business trip to Tulsa, I called the hotel where I’d be staying to see if they had a gym. The hotel receptionist’s sigh had a tinge of exasperation in it when she answered.

“We have over 300 guests at this facility,” she said. “Does this ‘Jim’ have a last name?”

  Shelly Schwartz

The salesman at the furniture store told me, “This sofa will seat 5 people without any problems.”

I said, “Where the hell am I going to find 5 people without any problems?”

          Angie Jaggars

My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash, and it is gone!

         … Lynda Martinez

I Believe –

That we don’t have to change friends, if we understand that friends change.

            That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.  Same goes for true love.

            That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

Santa Clara County Announces “No Wrong Door” for COVID Vaccinations

On Feb 4 Sara Cody, Santa Clara County’s Health Officer, announced anyone 65 and older can get their vaccine from anywhere in the county. 

The county’s new “no wrong door” policy makes it possible for seniors to get vaccinated regardless of who their normal medical provider is.  “A Kaiser patient can go to the county, a Stanford patient can go to Kaiser, a county patient can go to Stanford (to get vaccinated),” said Dr. Cody. “It doesn’t matter where you go, we want you to get vaccinated.” 

County officials said that the change would become effective immediately within the county hospital system, while it might take a few days for all of the South Bay’s vaccine providers to make the transition.

Work2Future Virtual Job Fair, Thursday, June 11

Work2Future has invited the recruiters of the Santa Clara Census offices to join them for their Virtual Job Fair, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Details are available at

Please share to your networks as we will be selecting thousands of applicants to complete the 2020 Decennial Census in the new timeline created to insure the safety and security of our staff, and the public. Attached are fliers for you to post to social networks. We will send out updated versions of this if neccessary.

Thank you for your continued support of this vital, once a decade opportunity to make a big difference in our own communities!
Take care,

Anne M. Karoly, Partnership Specialist

Community Partnership and Engagement Program

Santa Clara County

Los Angeles Region

U.S. Census Bureau

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Passing of Marlene Hruby

Remembering Marlene Hruby … Marilyn Clough

Sadly, we mark the passing of Marlene Hruby on May 14, 2020.  Details can be found through the Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary on the internet (some details below).  Marlene and her husband, Ron, were such valuable members of our chapter that it’s hard to know where to begin.  Along with raising two sons and two daughters, they were active in many professional, educational, and community organizations.  When younger, they hiked all over central California and supported local nature conservation activities.  Marlene worked for Westinghouse as an administrative assistant for many years.

After retiring, Marlene was not only the editor of our Dispatch, she also edited another organization’s newsletter, for over a decade. She was president of our chapter for two years shortly after Ron’s death, and also served on our Tours and Nominating committees, among other chapter activities.

Marlene and Ron never missed a theatrical presentation in our area.  What a performance by both of them!  They will be missed by many in our community.

Service Information provided by Ronda Hruby, Marlene’s Daughter … via Rick Loek

A small graveside service, due to Santa Clara County restrictions (ten attendees only), is planned for Marlene. The funeral will be at NOON on Friday, June 5, at Mission City Memorial Park in Santa Clara. Flowers may be sent to Lima Family Mortuary by the afternoon prior preferred, or by 9 a.m. Friday.…/lima-family-santa-cl…/2461

Marlene’s grandson, Nicholas Xydes, is investigating a live broadcast for those not able to attend in person (likely to be Facebook live) as most members of her family do use Facebook.