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CARE Annual Reunion

San Ramon Country Club PhotoEach 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!

  

Past Reunions

These scenes from past reunions give a sense of the event:

2017 Reunion

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:

   

   

   

2016 Reunion

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.

Event photos:

    

   

   

   

2015 Reunion

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:

     

     

   

 

2014 Reunion

reunion groupAbout 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. 

Photo highlights:

welcome tablewelcome groupJoanne Neu, Rachel Maldonado Aziminia, and Gay Connor welcomed arriving guests who gathered right at the door to begin conversation.

 

 

   Social groups were the order of the day: 

  

  

                           

LesJackLes Bridge conducted the drawing of door prizes, resulting in many happy winners.  All prizes were contributed by CARE Board members and by the Chabot Credit Union.

 

 


2013 Reunion

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.

Photo highlights:

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winnerAs always, Don Nilson served as CARE's official photographer, capturing the prize winners seen here.

 

 

 

2012 Reunion

OverviewOn 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. 

SophieLinda Barde-ZimmerlingDuring the CARE Business meeting, several brief reports were delivered:
- Communications report from Bill Threlfall
- CARE Fund report from Clyde Allen
- Special Grants Program report from Sophie Rheinheimer

Then CARE Vice-President Chet Rhoan introduced the CARE Board and conducted the Board and Officers election for 2012. 

Les & Helen BridgeHelen BridgeHelen Bridge, CARE Past President, announced her retirement from the CARE board and was recognized for her years of outstanding service to CARE.

 

 

slide showfoodDon 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.

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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.

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conversation group  conversation group  Kevin Walthers


2011 Reunion

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.

         

As 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.

 

2010 Reunion

Nearly 90 attendees gathered at the San Ramon Country Club on a rainy January 23, 2010. 

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 of them.
 

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. 

 

 

Just after lunch, Clyde Allen and Heidi Finberg conducted the door prize drawing, with a more than 30 prizes being won by retirees.  As in previous years, all prizes were contributed by CARE Board members and by the Chabot Credit Union.

The event closed, but retirees lingered for conversation and photo sessions.

2009 Reunion

Event PhotoAbout 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. 
New retirees were recognized, as were Helen Bridge Photothe Reed Buffington Award winners who were in attendance.  During a brief business meeting, three new CARE Board members were elected:   Dick Albert (At Large), Lettie Camp (Secretary), and Chet Rhoan (At Large).  Esther Goldberg was elected President for 2009.  Finally, outgoing CARE Board members and officers were recognized for exemplary service.

Chabot Jazz Band PhotoAfter 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.

Photo of Members in ConversationThe success of the event was shown by the socialization that continued after the formal program ended.  Conversation groups lingered until after 2PM!

 

2008 Reunion

Event PhotoThe 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.

Larry Schaffer PhotoJoel Kinnamon PhotoJoel 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.

Band Photo

 

Entertainment was provided by an excellent student jazz band from Las Positas College.  The luncheon buffet, as usual, was bountiful and delicious.

Conversation Groups

 


Best of all, members really enjoyed the opportunity to socialize with colleagues and old friends. 


 

2007 Reunion

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.

Event PhotoFollowing 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!

Myrna Bowman PhotoFeedback 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.


 

2007 C.A.R.E.

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