Each January, CARE sponsors a reunion that is the highlight of our social calendar, with good food, entertainment, and most important, an opportunity to connect with the friends and colleagues you worked with for so many years. Seeing them once again is a reminder of why you loved your job!
These scenes from past reunions give a sense of the event:
This year, we met on Thursday, January 23, 2020 and experienced a presentation by CARE grant winner David Everett, Faculty & Program Coordinator for the Viticulture & Winery Technology Program at Las Positas College. David described his work and his program's exciting plans. After a brief business meeting, we enjoyed socializing and a fine luncheon, raffle prizes, and best of all, a chance to socialize with friends and worklife colleagues. Event photos photos taken by Mark Smythe show a few higlights:
Our reunion this year took place on Thursday, January 25, 2018, and included a presentation by CARE grant winner Carol Edson, Las Positas College Geology Lab Technician, who shared some of her grant-winning projects. Good friends, good food, and a good time, with CARE mugs for everyone to take away. Event photos photos taken by Don Nilson, CARE Photographer, show a few higlights:
Members once again gathered at the San Ramon Country Club on January 21, 2017 for our annual business meeting and social reunion. Here are a few highlights of photos taken by Don Nilson, CARE Photographer:
After a wonderful opportunity to socialize with friends and coworkers, the CARE Board held a brief annual business meeting for reports and the election of officers for 2016. Then we enjoyed a buffet lunch accompanied by Don Nilson's slide show of historic and current photos. The event concluded with a fun prize drawing and lingering conversations.
CARE members gathered at the San Ramon Country Club on January 24, 2015 for our annual business meeting and social reunion. Here are a few highlights of photos taken by Don Nilson, CARE Photographer:
About 70 CARE members met on January 25, 2014 at the San Ramon Country Club, our long-standing venue for the reunion. The gathering opened with a social hour, and then CARE President Chet Rhoan welcomed everyone and kicked off a short business meeting. After brief business reports, members elected a slate of directors and officers including new directors Tom Gerrits, Dee Roshong, and Art Tenbrink. Buffet lunch and then a brief drawing for door prizes followed.
Social groups were the order of the day:
CARE members gathered at the San Ramon Country Club on January 19, 2013. This reunion led off with a social hour which was filled with conversation. During our business meeting, members elected a full slate of officers featuring Chet Rhoan as the new CARE President. Then on to lunch and door prizes, accompanied by updated slide show in the background.
Guests in attendance included Las Positas College President, Kevin Walthers, and General Manager and CEO of the Chabot Federal Credit Union, Larry Schaffer. Both Kevin and Larry contributed gifts to the door prize drawing.
On Saturday, January 21, nearly 80 CARE members came together at the at the San Ramon Country Club for our annual reunion meeting. After a welcome remarks from CARE President, Linda Barde-Zimmerling, several guests were recognized, including the new Las Positas College President, Kevin Walthers, General Manager and CEO of the Chabot Federal Credit Union, Larry Schaffer, and retired CLPCCD Trustees Gary Craig and Fred Duman. Both Larry Schaffer and Kevin Walthers offered brief comments.
the CARE Business meeting, several brief reports were delivered:
Then CARE Vice-President Chet Rhoan introduced
the CARE Board and conducted the Board and Officers election for
Helen Bridge, CARE Past President, announced her retirement from the CARE board and was recognized for her years of outstanding service to CARE.
Don Nilson's slide show of historic and current
photos was projected throughout the meeting and lunch period, and it
provided a fine stimulus for social conversation.
Following lunch, Bob Wiseman conducted the door prize drawing with assistance from the team of Linda Barde-Zimmerling, Les Bridge, Clyde Allen, and Don Nilson. All prizes were contributed by CARE Board members and by the Chabot Federal Credit Union. As usual, members lingered in conversation long after the reunion was adjourned.
The 2011 reunion was held January 22, 2011 at the San Ramon Country Club. About 80 CARE members were joined by guests including CLPCCD District Chancellor Joel Kinnamon, retired CLPCCD Trustees Gary Craig and Fred Duman, and General Manager and CEO of the Chabot Federal Credit Union, Larry Schaffer. CARE Director Emeritus John McKinley was introduced and recognized for his outstanding service to our organization.
Joel Kinnamon and Larry Schaffer offered brief remarks, and then we conducted our annual business meeting. During the meeting, two new members joined the CARE Board of Directors: Bob Wiseman and Rachel Maldonado Azimina. The membership elected a new slate of officers, with Linda Barde serving as President, and they ratified minor changes to the CARE Constitution and Bylaws. Minutes of the business meeting are available here.
lunch was served, members enjoyed a terrific and expanded slide show
of nearly 300 historic and current photos of Chabot, Las Positas, and District
staff and facilities prepared by Don Nilson. The slide show brought
back many memories and triggered lots of enthusiastic remarks.
Five copies of this great set of pictures were given out during the
door prize drawing.
Following lunch, new CARE Board member Bob Wiseman joined Clyde Allen and Linda Barde to conduct the door prize drawing, with lots of prizes being won by retirees. The Chabot Federal Credit Union contributed a number of high-value door prizes for the event.
The reunion offered good food, great pictures, and best of all, a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends and colleagues. Conversations continued well after the formalities concluded.
Guests included Joel Kinnamon, CLPCCD District Chancellor, Celia Barbarena, Chabot College President, Larry Schaffer, General Manager and CEO of the Chabot Federal Credit Union, and Heidi Finberg of the Chabot Foundation.
We were delighted to have 17 new retirees among
us, and look forward to their vitality and interest in CARE and its
activities. Click the photo at right for a larger view of most
Our business meeting included the election of a full slate of officers, with Helen Bridge returning to serve as Interim President. JoAnne Neu re-joined the Board and three new Board members were elected: Linda Barde, Isabel Polvorosa, and Sophie Rheinheimer; we are confident that they will provide an infusion of new energy to help sustain CARE's efforts. The membership also approved minor changes to CARE's constitution and bylaws. These changes provided for a slightly larger Board and established the position of "Director Emeritus." Minutes of the business meeting are available here.
During lunch, attendees were treated to an outstanding slide show of over 170 historic and current photos of Chabot, Las Positas, and District staff and facilities prepared by Don Nilson. The photos refreshed memories and stimulated good conversation at the lunch table.
The event closed, but retirees lingered for conversation and photo sessions.
About 75 CARE members met on January 24, 2009 at the San Ramon Country Club, our traditional venue for the reunion.
Guests were introduced, including the two
college Presidents and Credit Union General Manager.
After final remarks by outgoing president Bridge and incoming president Goldberg, Gay Conner introduced the Chabot Jazz Band members, who performed while attendees had a delicious lunch. Following lunch, Clyde Allen conducted the prize drawing, with about fifteen prizes being won by lucky retirees. All prizes were contributed by CARE Board members and by the Chabot Credit Union, which provided six outstanding gifts.
success of the event was shown by the socialization that continued
after the formal program ended. Conversation groups lingered
until after 2PM!
The 2008 reunion was held January 19th at the San Ramon Country Club.
In a short business meeting, members approved CARE Board appointments for the upcoming year. Helen Bridge will continue as CARE President, providing outstanding leadership for our organization.
Joel Kinnamon, CLPCCD District Chancellor spoke briefly, offering words of praise for CARE. Larry Schaffer, General Manager and CEO of the Chabot Federal Credit Union generously provided a number of door prizes that delighted the winners.
Entertainment was provided by an excellent student jazz band from Las Positas College. The luncheon buffet, as usual, was bountiful and delicious.
On January 20th, 2007, about 80 CARE members gathered at the San Ramon Golf Club for our annual reunion lunch. As in years past, the event was a tremendous success.
Following a brief business meeting, members approved CARE Board appointments for the upcoming year. We are fortunate to have all of our outstanding board willing to serve another term, with the only change being our newsletter editor. After several years of service, JoAnne Neu felt it was time for a change, and our own Heidi Spearer has agreed to begin with this newsletter as our editor. JoAnne will stay on as vice president. We'll be in good hands!
Feedback from members who attended the luncheon suggested that everyone enjoyed the afternoon, and particularly the opportunity to visit with old friends and colleagues. The luncheon buffet, as usual, was bounteous and delicious. Entertainment was provided by Myrna Bowman, whose singing and on-stage banter impressed everyone, and by two first-year forensics students from Chabot College doing brief readings. We were also fortunate to see some beautiful paintings by Gene Houck's wife, Mary Ann. This event continues to be the highlight of the year.