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   President's Message for Nov/Dec. 2019

Following our society's summer hiatus, we suddenly find ourselves in the fall season with holidays on the horizon. Our recent October meeting at Cattlemen's in Livermore was a successful and pleasant venue for SAH membership reengagement. Guest speaker Dennis Jenkins captivated us with his fascinating space shuttle discussion and this year's food drive was, as usual, a huge success. Many thanks are extended to all for your generous donations. The bountiful collection was delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos, courtesy of Nick and Betty Veronico.

We were delighted to have long-time (and long-distance) SAH member Bob Schinsing with us. Bob hails from Newark, New York, and his trip to the west coast via an Air Force reunion along the way allowed his schedule to coincide with our meeting. SAH member Gela DePutter graciously helped coordinate the logistics that allowed Bob's attendance. An interesting side note here: Bob was introduced to fellow SAH member Dave Trojan as the meeting disbanded. As you may know, Dave is a staff member at the Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center, and his newly formed connection with Bob becomes important because Bob has historically significant observations and experiences to share related to his duty time at the Fairfield-Suisun Air Force Base (now Travis AFB) as a B-29 crewman in 1950.

Our elections for the 2020 Board of Directors are now upon us. By now you should have received your ballot in the mail. Please follow the instructions carefully and submit your completed ballot by mail as soon as possible. The election results will be announced at our December meeting.

Please join us on December 7 at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Redwood City for our final general meeting of 2019. We'll be conducting our Teen Toy Drive then, so please remember to bring an unwrapped gift suitable for that often-forgotten age group. See you there!

Ron Close


Past President Messages are linked below and on following pages:

Sept/Oct 2019

July/August 2019

May/June 2019

March/April 2019

Jan./Feb. 2019

Nov./Dec. 2018

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July/August 2018

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Nov./Dec. 2017

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Nov./Dec. 2016

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May/June 2016

March/April 2016

Jan./Feb. 2016

Nov./Dec. 2015

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July&Aug. 2015

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March/April 2015

Jan./Feb. 2015

Nov./Dec. 2014

Sept./Oct. 2014

May/June 2014

March/April 2014