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Spring 2016 Newsletter

newsletter coverOur Spring 2016 Newsletter includes reports from the colleges, retiree news, and benefits news.

Look for it in your mailbox or read it now here:

View Spring 2016 Newsletter.



Benefits Interview and Open Enrollment Questions

With the District's open enrollment about to begin, CARE has conducted an interview with the Human Resources Department Benefits staff, seeking tips, suggestions, and the answers to frequently asked questions about benefits.

   Read the transcript of Interview with District Benefits Staff  April 2016

During open enrollment, CARE members are offered the opportunity to select medical benefit plans.  We have compiled a list of questions that may be helpful to members comparing available plans.    

  View Open Enrollment Questions - A CARE Tool for Comparing Benefits  May 2013

Map thumbnailA Visit to the District Office - a map and pictorial guide

Do you need to visit the District Office and perhaps meet with the Human Resources Department Benefits staff?  We provide a
brief guide with photographs.


CARE awards $3,000 in grants to help faculty, classified, and administrators

The winners of the 2015 CARE Fund Special Projects Grant Program have been announced:

  Communication Lab Signs by Veronica Martinez - $400
  "Mindset" Theory & Tutor Training by Jane Wolford -$313.50
  Creating Instructional Videos with Camtasia by Maritez Apigo - $84.95
  Veteran's Writing Project by Jim Ott - $237.11
  Difficult-to-Source Rocks & Minerals by Carol Edson - $500
  Vessel Topping System by David Everett - $488.70
  Creative Accounting Teaching Methods by Erick Bell - $271
  Research Supplies for Plant Water Use Experiments by Michal Shuldman - $400
  Women's Basketball Carts by Clarence Morgan (partial funding) - $350

View any of these winning proposals on this page.

Our small grant program supports special projects designed by college staff. The grants help employees do a better job of serving our students, staff, and institutions.  Any area of service is eligible, and any category of employee may apply: faculty, classified, administration, full-time, or part-time, college or district office.

Get a better sense of the program by reviewing this 2016 report covering a dozen winners.  Your contributions to the CARE Fund support this Grants program.

CARE Book Fund at Chabot

booksBecause of the high cost of textbooks and the difficulty some student have had in purchasing them, CARE has established a special
Student Book Loan Fund at Chabot College.  CARE members may contribute by sending a check made payble to: Chabot College.
In the notation area write “CARE Chabot Student Loan Book Fund.”

Mail your check to:
  President’s Office - Attn: Kirti Reddy
  Chabot College
  2555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545


CARE Member Directory

Envelope ImageAre there retirees you wish to reach, but you lack their contact information?  Would you like other CARE members to be able to reach you?

See our member directory.  Learn how to join.

CARE Membership and 2016 Dues

CARE extends membership to all retirees without charge, but we depend entirely on your $10 dues payments to support our programs of activity on your behalf

If you have not already done so, please print the 2016 dues form  and make your $10 contribution now.  Thanks for your support! 


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