President’s Message … Margaret Schieck

Happy Mothers’ Day to all mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and anyone filling the role of Mother figure.  Enjoy your Day!

The next glasses sorting opportunity will be on May 6th from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided.  This is an easy way to contribute 5 hours of volunteer time, and it’s fun.  The event takes place at the Santa Clara County VISTA Center, 101 No. Bascom in San Jose (cross street is San Carlos).  The event is sponsored by the Campbell-West San Jose Lions Club. See you there.

Senior Safari events have returned to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.  The first free event will be on May 25th. Seniors enter free and parking is free as long as you enter between 9:00 a.m. and 9:59 a.m.  If it is your first visit, you will receive an admission card with the future events listed and any subsequent visits will not require you to stand in line.  Once in the park, you may stay as long as you wish.  Coffee and light breakfast fare are available for purchase.

On Memorial Day, May 29th, let us not fail to honor those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” for our country.  The Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Memorial site on Orchard City Green at City Hall.  The ceremony will also be streamed live on Facebook.

CHAPTERS:  There are 16 local AARP Chapters left in the State of California.  Only 5 of these are in Northern California, and only 2 of the 5 are in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Campbell Area Chapter 5151 is proudly one of those 2.  One does not have to be a Campbell resident to belong to this Chapter.  More about the various cities represented next month.

SUGGESTION BOX:  Please note that our Secretary, Fannie Young, brings a suggestion box to every general meeting.  It is located on the table at the front of the meeting room.  We welcome suggestions for speakers/programs.  Please feel free to make suggestions for speakers by using this box.  Please include contact information if you can provide it.

Have a great month of May.  We’ll see you at the meeting on May 16th.