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Investment Discussion Group Meeting – March 20, 2018

Greetings,

our next meeting is Tuesday march 20,  1;30 pm at the WCSC.  Our first topic will be Real Estate,,, the physical type and the paper kind,  stocks,  Reits,  Sectors.  Please put on your thinking cap,  Nell will have a fun and interesting quiz for us all.  No prizes just the satisfaction that you may learn something new, or just to verify that we are all unrecognized geniuses.

We also were challenged  with the idea of presenting our best stock picks to share with the group.  If you would like to inform the group about your best choices,  you are invited to present your findings,  I will make copies for the group so be sure to arrive a little early,  the copy machine is much smarter than I am,  so it takes me a  while to adjust to modern technology.

We ask for a one dollar drop in fee, and we offer free coffee and cookies,  parking is your greatest challenge..  hope to see you all soon.

Best Regards,  Wayne Slater

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Calendar for the Week of March 19, 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 – 11:00 am Senior Peer Counseling appointment required
Tuesday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Investment Discussion Group Lounge
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:30 am Care Management appointment required
Wednesday 10:15 pm – 11:15 pm Balance & Fall Prevention Workshop Social Hall
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Thursday 11:00 am – 1:15 pm Senior Legal Services appointment required
Friday doors open 11:30 am
reservations honored until 12:30 pm
Friday Social & Birthday Celebration 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.

Advisory Board Minutes for November 20, 2017

Walnut Creek Seniors Club
Advisory Board Meeting
December 11, 2017

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:35 am by President Annette Hammond.

 

Present: Rolando Salazar, Fred Rentschler, Kent Clancy, Barbara Bacon, Jody Johnson, Linda Ausplund, Wayne Slater, Bob Mohler, Annette Hammond, Jeanne Wolf.  Also in attendance were Adriane Lee Bird, Vanessa Rodriquez and Preston Jones (staff), and Fred Weston (PROS). Guest Jake Van Akkeren.

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Quarterly Social is the New Friday Social

With the  new year beginning, the Walnut Creek Seniors Club believes that it is time for a positive change in our Friday Social lunch program.

We will begin focusing or celebrations on a quarterly basis starting on June 22nd.

We are also hoping to host a BBQ in September and a Holiday themed social in December  Please look in the May newsletter  or in this blog for more information regarding themes, dates and times!

We are sure that you will find or new socials entertaining, inviting and overall engaging for all who attend!

April 2th will be our last “Friday Social”; we look forward to seeing you then!

 

Construction Warning – Update 1

Well, construction has moved to the second side of the sidewalk.; the new half of the sidewalk is open  This is a great improvement, as access is through the handicapped door.  Also, a back door is open to give access to the parking lot.  Just follow the signs.

The construction workers are taking half of the parking spaces, and of course they are taking the spots closest to the senior center.  This mess is supposed to be finished by the end of March.  Of course those are construction days, which tend to multiply or are more than 24 hours long.   Watch this space for updates.

Calendar for the Week of March 12, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 1:00 pm ScreenTime, Sleepless In Seattle Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies Lobby
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies 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.

Prepare for Online Shopping

If online shopping fills you with dread, be prepared to adapt. The news has been filled with articles about how bricks and mortar stores are struggling. If my recent experience is typical, I believe stores are in trouble.

My story starts a year ago with my quest for a powered USB hub, an inexpensive computer accessory which everybody needs. I walked into a big box store because I expected it to have plenty of selection, but the aisles were taking up half of the floor space. The salesman explained that they only carry one brand. The store was respectable and the price was right, so I bought it.

The hub breaks after only one year. This is shoddy workmanship, so I resolve to never buy this brand again. This time I do my research, and the top rated brand is just as inexpensive. Before I can order online, I find myself driving by the same store’s parking lot. I decide to stop because I know exactly what brand I want. Now they don’t even carry powered hubs. If I didn’t want it today, I would order it online. Bottom line is that I ordered online and I liked my new hub so much, that I bought another one for the other computer. Did I stop in the brick and mortar store? You have got to be kidding!