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Calendar for the Week of September 23, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am Card Making reservations required
Monday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, Blackbear Diner reservations required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Advanced Health Care Directive reservations required
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Thursday 11:00 am – 1:15 pm Senior Legal Services appointment required

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

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Advisory Board Minutes for July 16, 2018

Walnut Creek Seniors Club
Advisory Board Meeting
July 16, 2018

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:40 am by President Annette Hammond.

 

Present: Rolando Salazar, Fred Rentschler, Jody Johnson, Barbara Bacon, Bob Mohler, Cindy Mohler, Linda Ausplund, Annette Hammond, Jeanne Wolf.  Also in attendance were Adriane Lee Bird and Vannessa Rodriguez (staff). Fred Weston from PROS attended.

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Investment Discussion Group Meeting – February 20, 2018

Greetings,

our next meeting will be on Tuesday Sept 18, 1;30 pm at the WCSC.  During the last meeting we discussed diversification of our portfolios,  I made a statement that the overall  total stock market index fund performed at a higher return than many of the other funds I was aware of.  I will offer a limited, chart to the group to show what has transpired for the past ten years.  I will use Vanguard, as I am most familiar with their website   I would encourage you to provide some other charts and graphs to help us all determine what may work best for our investments.  I will make copies for you.    I have received several e mails this month and they suggested we discuss individual stock selection which may boost our returns,  Any ideas out there, lets share your expertise and find that hidden money maker that works for you.

As usual we will have coffee and cookies,  lots of time for open discussion of new and old ideas.  Remember that you must be a member of the WCSC to obtain a free parking sticker for the library garage.  Hope to see you all there, and we always appreciate your one dollar donation to help support the club.

Best Regards,
Wayne

Calendar for the Week of September 16, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:30 am Covia Home Match reservations required
Tuesday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Investment Discussion Group Lounge
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:30 am Care Management appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Friday Social : End of Summer BBQ reservations required

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Legacy Recipes

Sample Page from my Cookbook

  Sample Page from my Cookbook

Do you still cook?  Would you like to pass down your recipes to your relatives?  Believe it or not all you need to do this is a word processor and a three ring binder.

I have been cooking for 48 years.  (Quite an accomplishment, as I won’t admit to being older than 39.)  To find an adequate filing system, I have tried it all.  Recipes stuffed in cookbooks, index cards, clipped out recipes of various shapes stored in file folders, .clipped out recipes of various shapes stored in envelopes.

Then in 1983, I got a computer.  Determined to explore every way that this machine could make my life easier, I got one of the first recipe programs for the home market.  Needless to say, this was a big failure.  The program was clunky. It was discontinued in about 2 year two years, taking its proprietary file format with it.  Fortunately, I had a paper printout of my recipes, but all the typing I did was gone.   I did learn a valuable lesson from this – neve type data into a program unless you know how you can export it into a common file format.

As the computer search function was much better than my paper system, I persisted.  I did my recipes on my word processor, but I made the mistake of trying to make them look like a cook book.  Too slow to enter and edit.  Then I hit on a winner.  I keep my recipes in one big Word file, sorted by recipe type, and within type alphabetically.  I list the recipe name, ingredients in a single column, followed by instructions.   I insert a page break after each recipe.  This gives me plenty of room to record changes and notes, and I only need to print the pages I need.  I keep the printouts in a three ring binder with a divider for every recipe type, so it’s easy to insert the new recipes in order.  If I splash tomato sauce on a recipe, I just enter the handwritten changes and print another copy.  I work with paper and a binder because it’s not smart to use a computer where it can be splashed with tomato sauce.

If I want to share a file with a person that uses a Mac or another word processor, Word will export a plain text file (.txt).  Just select File->Save As and select Plain Text from the drop down menu of file types.  The recipient will have to format the recipe titles so they stand out, and then they will be good to go.

 

September 2018 Friday Social – End of Summer BBQ

Entertainment &  Birthday Celebration
Friday September 21, 2018
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Civic Park Community Center outdoor plaza

$10 per person

Entertainment: Jerry Gee on guitar and harmonica.

 

Join us for an evening of tasty BQB catered by Simple Elegance, wine, fun, entertainment and friends!

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the front desk.
Please call (925) 943-5851 for reservations and more information.

 

Save the date for our upcoming Quarterly Socials!

December 14, 2018 – Holiday Social

 

 

Calendar for the Week of September 9, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 1:00 pm ScreenTime, Edward R. Murrow Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Market Day Outdoor Plaza
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.