The purpose of The Connection
is to provide for the women of Rossmoor
a means of establishing friendship,
promoting social and educational activities
and charitable outreach.

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NEXT GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2019

Social - 6:45 pm
Short Business Meeting & Program - 7:15 pm
Fireside Room at Gateway

The club will provide drinks and snacks for a social at 6:45pm; at 7:15pm there will be a short business meeting followed by a 50/50 raffle. The evening’s program will feature Sharon D. Henderson.

At the age of three, Sharon began singing in the churches of Oakland. She started her career singing Gospel music and it is still a mainstay of her musical repertoire. Sharon has performed with both the Voices of Christ and the Northern California Gospel Music Workshop of America. She is also a soloist with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. In 2016, she recorder her first solo recording, “Through It All”.

When she is happy or sad, in every situation life presents, she sings. Sharon believes in the healing and restorative power of music. She sees music as a source of joy and rejuvenation. It is her wish to be a healing presence in the world.

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PRESIDENT’S REMARKS FROM KAREN McCALLISTER

Our 30th Anniversary celebration was just perfect. The food was so good. I wish that I knew who made many of the dishes because I would love the recipes. The decorations were so delicate and fitting with the pearls and roses. The antidotes that the Past Presidents regaled us with were delightful and so interesting. It was especially nice to see one of the founding members and a Past President, Joan Marx. A good time was had by all.

I want to thank all of the volunteers that stepped up. The Connection has such wonderful members who exemplify the purpose of our organization.

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SAVE THE DATE OF TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019

THE CONNECTION CLUB PICNIC AT DOLLAR CLUBHOUSE PATIO

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MARCH POTLUCK - A HUGE SUCCESS

On Tuesday, March 5, members of The Connection met at the Event Center to celebrate their 30th Anniversary as a Rossmoor Club. Georgia Clima and Susan Grancio organized a team of volunteers to present a memorable evening for club members. The crafts group was responsible for the lovely table decorations, featuring a flickering candle surrounded by pearls and soft-colored flowers.

The Connection provided beverages and the main course of roasted chicken. Members who attended filled the tables with a beautiful array of salads, side dishes and desserts. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Past Presidents who were able to attend. Vice-President Lou Aidukas introduced them. Each shared brief memories of her time serving as President of The Connection.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Director of Community Outreach is responsible for collecting money for The Connection charity fund, researching charities and distributing the funds to the chosen charities. The Rossmoor Fund always receives an annual gift from us and a second recipient is determined yearly.

Finally we offer rides to members for the general meetings, the potluck, the patio picnic and the holiday dinner. If you would like to work on this committee please contact Judy Canepa at judycanepa@aol.com or 415-310-7349.

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THE CONNECTION ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCEMENT

Second Thursday Social Bridge will Not Meet in April. There is no room available.

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DO LUNCH WITH THE CONNECTION

Let’s Do Lunch is a new activity for The Connection. Meet other members of The Connection, make new friends and enjoy lunch.

The April lunch is at 12:30pm on April 10 at Creekside Grill (no need to carpool).

If you want to go please contact Judy Canepa at judycanepa@aol.com or call phone 415-310-7349. Tuesday, April 9 is the last day to respond.

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NEW HAND & FOOT CARDS GROUP

The Connection has formed a new group to play Hand and Foot (a card game). Play will be the second Monday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Bunker Room at Creekside.

All are welcome to play this easy and fun game. Supplies and rules will be provided.

The scheduled dates are April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9.

For more information, please call Sarene Zimmerman 925-944-9414 or Susan Wolfe 714-743-2905.

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NEW WALKING GROUP

A walking group has started up on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. They are meeting at the Community Park on Tice Valley (out the gate and right on Tice Valley Blvd. first driveway on right) at 9:00am. Planned walks include the flat track at the park, Iron Horse Trail, flat trail off Olympic Blvd., and walks around Rossmoor.

Times of the walk are subject to change with the seasons and group needs.

For more information, contact Nancy Fike at 925-998-6927, nkfike@comcast.net.

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BOARD GAMES GROUP

Board games are being played by several members in MPR #1 every 2nd Thursday of the month (April 11, May 9, June 13, July 22, etc.) from 6:00 pm.

The ladies are currently playing Rummikub and Mexican Train Dominoes. The room can accommodate diverse games and players. Conversation, laughter and companionship accompany this activity.

Bring your game and Connection friends to MPR #1 on April 11. Contact Connie Sue Badgett at 559-641-8200.

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TREASURE HUNT FOR SALAD BOWL & UTENSILS

Lucia and John Bennhoff are missing their salad bowl and utensils from the Potluck. The items were not there when the room was cleaned. They believe someone took the items home for them. Does anyone have any information? Contact Lucia and John at johnandlucia@comcast.net or (925)954-8474.

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FOR DETAILS ABOUT SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES, SEE THE HEADINGS ABOVE IN BLUE

Amerian Canasta: 2nd and 4th Wednesday - Contact Lois Geisel on (847)830-2454

Board Games: 2nd Thursday - Contact Connie Sue Badget on (559)641-8200

Book Clubs: Various Dates and Times - Contact Vicki Stanley on (925)938-3894

Bridge: Various Dates and Times - Contact Pat Van Oss on (925)278-1992

Crafts: Various Dates and Times - Contact Pat Van Oss on (925)278-1992

Dining Out, Regular: 3rd Thursday - Contact Mary Kelley on (925)954-7778
International: 4th Wednesday - Contact Karen McCallister on (925)300-3263

Mix/Mingle, Cocktails at Creekside, 1st Thursday - Contact Beverly Willison on (925)278-1645
4th Thursday - Contact Elaine Stone on (925)464-7879
Sunday Socials : Various Dates and Times - Contact Vicki Stanley on (925)938-3894

Day Trips: Various Dates and Times - Contact Fran Barry on (925)393-5095

Hand & Foot Cards: 2nd Monday - Contact Sarene Zimmerman on (925)944-9414
or Susan Wolfe on (714)743-2905

Do Lunch, Let’s Do Lunch: Various Dates - Contact Judy Canepa on (415)310-7349
Lunch at Hillside: 3rd Friday - Contact Fran Barry on (925)393-5095

Theater: Various Dates and Times

Walking: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Contact Nancy Fike on (925)6927

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The Connection Club Policies

  1. All participants of small group activities must be a member of The Connection in good standing. However, women may attend one (1) activity as a guest before being required to join.

  2. Men and women guests are welcome to come to both General Meetings and Special Events.

  3. There will be an additional charge for guests at Special Events.

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DO YOU NEED A RIDE TO OUR MEETINGS? ARE YOU ABLE TO PICK SOMEONE UP AND DRIVE HER TO OUR MEETINGS?

If you answer is “Yes” to either one of these questions, please let us know and we will put you together. You can phone Judy Canepa at 949-8914.