President’s Message…Ken Schieck



    As I write my first AARP letter as your new president, let me introduce myself.

I am Ken Schieck, and my wife Margaret and I have been active members of the Campbell Chapter since June 2010. I served as co-chair of the Opportunity Drawings for four years and have just completed a 2 year stint as your chapter VicePresident.

I retired from the California Employment Department in 2010 after serving 18 years as a veterans workforce services specialist; in that capacity, I assisted veterans in their preparation and search for employment. As part of that service, I became involved with local veteran service organizations such as the Veterans Employment Committee of Santa Clara County, the San Jose Vet Center and Chapter 201 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Currently, I also lector at our church and distribute Communion to the sick at O’Connor Hospital.

Everyone contributes to the activities and great spirit of our local chapter; you, the members, make it one of the most active in the country. By focusing on a mission and vision for our chapter, as well as expanded outreach, we can offer new members the opportunity to share the ‘vibe’ and companionship which our chapter offers.

I pledge to listen to your ideas and implement them as best I can.

Thank you for your support.