The Retirees Association has activities in addition to our regularly scheduled Spring Brunch and Fall Dinner. These activities are announced in Secretary Larry Glasmire's monthly emails. ALL Sacramento State retirees and their partners are welcome to participate - you do not have to be a member.
THE BOOK GROUP meets the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Retirees Room, Library 4026-F. Regularly attending members are Karen Peterson (coordinator), Lou Cohan-Lower, Cecelia Gray, Tom Griffith, Don Hall, Steve Harris, Tom Kando, and Lita Whitesel. Email Karen Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining.
The BOOK CLUB discussed Voices From Chernobel, by Svetlana Alexievich, at their September 13 meeting.
LUNCH AT CAFE BERNARDO'S AT PAVILLIONS on August 13 was hosted by Bob Curry. Also attending were Ed Christenson, Virginia Dixon, Tom Griffith, Don Hall, Hazel Johnson, Alma Long, Paul Noble, John Schaeuble, Shirley Vicari, Will Vizzard, and Art Williamson.
The BOOK CLUB discussed Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande, at their August 9 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The Killing Compartments, by Abram de Swan, at their July 12 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The Illuminations by, Andrew O'Hagen, at their June 14 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikery, by Gabrielle Zevin, at their May 10 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The Koran, translated by N.J. Dawood, at their April 12 meeting.
LUNCH AT THE THREE SISTERS on April 5 was hosted by Larry Glasmire and Bob Curry. Also attending were...
The BOOK CLUB discussed Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain, at their March 8 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert, at their February 9 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The Japanese Lover, by Isabel Allende, at their January 12 meeting.
The BOOK CLUB discussed The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, by Anand Giridharadas, at their December 8 meeting.
The PROCESSION OF CAROLS CONCERT on December 6 was attended by 12 colleagues/family members. Most participated in a potluck dinner at Tom and Nancy Griffith's house after the concert.
The BOOK CLUB discussed And the Mountains Echoed, by KhaledHosseini, at their November 10 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed Department of Speculation, by Jenny Offill, at their October 13 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Harder They Come, by T.C. Boyle, at their September 8 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Wright Brothers, by David McCullogh, at their August 11 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, at their July 9 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig, at their June 11 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, at their May 14 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the road to World War I, by Miranda Carter, at their April 9 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed All Our Names, by Dinaw Mengestu, at their March 12 meeting.
LUNCH AT OZ KOREAN BBQ on April 7 was hosted by Sue Downs and Larry Glasmire. Also attending were Anne Louise & Jan Radimsky, Bob Buckley, Bob Curry, Bob Olmstead, Don & Bev Gerth, Ed Christenson, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, John Connor, John McFadden, Karen Peterson, Karyn Hinnebusch, Paul Noble, Robin Lovering, Steve Gregorich & Laraine, Tom Kando, and Virginia Dixon
The BOOK GROUP discussed Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer, at their February 12 meeting.
LUNCH AT LEMON GRASS on January 27 was hosted by Alan Wade, Bob Curry, and Larry Glasmire. Also attending were Duane Campbell, Jean Torcom, Shirley Vicari, Joan Dworkin, Don Hall, John Connor, Karen Peterson, Ed Christenson, Rich Kaufman, Lita Whitesel, Fel and Mel Ramey, Karyn Hinnebusch, Susan Downs, Bev and Don Gerth, Madeline Fish, Sybil Jakob, and Joe Gibson.
The BOOK GROUP discussed Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan, at their January 8 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed Going Clear, Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright, at their December 19 meeting.
The December 7 PROCESSION OF CAROLS concert, featuring choirists Larry Glasmire and Ed Gibson, was attended by 17 colleagues and followed by a potluck dinner at Tom and Nancy Griffith's house.
The BOOK GROUP discussed All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, at their November 13 meeting. (All members enthusiastically recommend this book.)
The FALL DINNER was November 7.
The BOOK GROUP discussed Blasphemy, by Sherman Alexie, at their October 9 meeting.
LUNCH AT PIATTI was hosted by Alan Wade and Bob Curry on October 7. Alan reported, "Eighteen stalwarts attended. Rich Kaufman brought copies of his new book, Saving the Donner Party, and signed it for purchasers. Each attendee spoke for a minute or two about the top issues, accomplishments, or matters of interest in his/her life at the moment, and lots of good conversation and fellowship took place."
The BOOK GROUP discussed All That Is, by James Salter, at their September 11 meeting.
The BOOK GROUP discussed Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon, at their August 14 meeting.
LUNCH AT ROXY was hosted by Larry Glasmire on July 22nd. Attending were Steve Gregorich, Lara Stefan, Larry Glasmire, Bob Curry, Bob Olmstead, Lita Whitesel, Karen Peterson, Tom Griffith, Paul Noble, Shirley Vicari, Hazel Johnson, Bob Buckley, Dan Decious, Rich Kaufman, Alan Wade, Don Hall, and Alma Long.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at their July 10 meeting. Guernsey was written by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer.
The APPLE USERS GROUP met on June 20. Matt Monsoor, Apple Genius Bar emplpoyee spoke about security settings and measures. He also answered questions on secutity and a variety of issues. Attending were Duane Campbell, Tom Griffith, Ruth Schroeder, Fel Ramey, Mel Ramey, Candy Jackson, Ann Reed, and John Oldenburg.
The BOOK GROUP discussed Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America in their June 12 meeting. The authors are Daniel Biddle and Murray Durbin.
The BOOK GROUP discussed The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, at their May 8 meeting.
The SPRING BRUNCH, featuring our inaugural faculty grant recipients, was held May 5.
THE BOOK GROUP DISCUSSED I Am Charlotte Simmons, by Tom Wolfe, at their April 19 meeting.
LUNCH AT CLARKS CORNER on Tuesday, March 18 was hosted by Larry Glasmire. It was easy to find (site of original Shakey's Pizza) and easy to pay (separate checks). This lunch set a record with 23 attending: Andy & Linda Banta, Ed Christenson, John Connor, Bob Curry, Phyllis Donovan, Don Gerth, Larry Glasmire, Tom Griffith, Don Hall, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Bob Metcalf, Paul Noble, Bob Olmstead, Robin Pollock, Fel & Mel Ramey, Ann Reed, Marcos Sanchez, Shirley Vicari, David Wagner, and Bruce Wilson. The group had a good time with nice mix of staff and faculty!
THE BOOK GROUP discussed The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, at their March 13 meeting.
LUNCH AT ZINFINDEL GRILLE on Monday, February 19 was hosted by Bob Curry and Dick Kornweibel. Attending were Terry Manns, Joan Moment, Don & Bev Gerth, Larry Glasmire, Bob Metcalf, Lita Whitesel, Joe Gibson, Bob Curry, Dick Kornweibel, and Bob Olmstead.
A CAPITAL STAGE PLAY, The Real Thing, was attended by a group of Retirees on February 16. A "chat" with the actors, director, and theater consultant Stephanie Tucker (emerita, English) followed the play. Attending were Joe Gibson, Larry & Kathy Glasmire, Tom & Nancy Griffith, Charles Martel & Leyla Bentley, John & Joyce Schaeuble, Nancy Wylie, and Will & Diana Vizzard. Several of the group went out to dinner at Tamaya after the play.
THE BOOK GROUP discussed David and Goliath, by Malcom Gladwel, at their February 13 meeting
THE BOOK GROUP discussed We Are Water, by Wally Lamb, in their January 9 meeting.
THE BOOK GROUP discussed Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War, by Nathaniel Philbrick, at their December 12 meeting.
THE PROCESSION OF CAROLS CONCERT was held at Sacred Heart Church on December 8, 2012 and featured baritones Ed Gibson and Larry Glasmire. In attendance were Cindy and Jim Collins, Kate Daby and Dorothy Smith, Rich Epstein and Gwynn Doebbert, Nancy and Ron Fox, Harriette Gibson, Kathy Glasmire, Tom Griffith, Ann Hafer, Lou Lower, Robin Pollock, John and Joyce Scheuble, Nancy and Chris Tooker, David and Chris Wagner and friend Doug. Many of the group went to Tom and Nancy Griffith's house for dessert after the concert.
THE BOOK GROUP discussed Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, at their November 14 meeting.
THE FALL DINNER was held on Friday, November 1. Our first student scholarship recipients and parents were honored. See more in the Photos link.
THE BOOK GROUP discussed The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout, at their October 10 meeting.
THE FOURTH APPLE USERS GROUP MEETING was held on June 21. Sam Parsons continued his presentation on editing photos on both OS and iOS devices. Matt Monsoor summarized and discussed new new operating system developments which were presented at the recent World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Participants were An Hafer, Kathy Glasmire, Tom Griffith, Paul Noble, Ann Reed, Herb Drummond, and Ed Christensen.
A DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE was held for retirees on campus on May 23, one of 80 such groups planned for California. These three hour sessions are jointly sponsored by The Center for Health Care Decisions and The California Medicare CHAT Collaborative.Opinions collected will be be synthesized in a report designed to influence planners and policy makers. Participants were David Humphers, Nancy Miller, Linda Martin, Felicenne Ramey, Tom Griffith, Paul Noble, Dan Decious and Jean Torcom. Kathy Glasmire from CHCD was the organizer.
THE THIRD APPLE USERS GROUP MEETING was held on May 17. Sam Parsons did a presentation on uploading, managing and editiong photos in iPhoto on both OS and iOS devices, while Apple expert Matt Monsoor handled individual questions at the Retirees Genius Bar. In attendance were Roberta Hargan, Ann Reed, Lynn Wilcox, Felicenne Ramey, Tom Griffith, Paul Noble, Louellyn Lower and Ed Christensen.
THE SPRING BRUNCH was on Sunday, May 5. President Emeritus Don Gerth and Bev Gerth were honored for Don's work on behalf of retirees. See the Photos link for photos and more information.
THE SECOND APPLE USERS GROUP MEETING was held on April 19. Sam Parsons did a presentation concerning all aspects of apps, followed by several attendees demonstrating some of their favorite apps. Our valuable resource Matt Monsoor assisted members individually and answered questions from the group. Approximately a dozen attended.
LIBRARY GALLERY RECEPTION AND "CABARET," held on April 18 were a nice combination. University Gallery Director Phil Hitchcock hosted the reception, which included conversation, viewing the Three Sisters exhibit, dining on hors d'oeuvres, and a preview performance of a song by the very impressive sophomore star of "Cabaret." After the rectption we walked - through a 5k run - over to the University Theatre for a very impressive and entertaining performance of Cabaret." The following participated in this evening's activities: Cindy and Jim Collins, Madeline Fish, Larry and Kathy Glasmire, Cecelia Gray, Tom and Nancy Griffith, Ann Hafer, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Steve Harris, David and Rina Humphers, Fredi and Sybil Jakob, Charles and Mrs. Martell, Linda and David Martin, Jerry and Ulla McDaniel, Wayne Muller, Paul Noble, Karen and Ron Peterson, Anne-Louise and Jan Radimsky, Brian Sakai, Jack Thompson, Nancy and Chris Tooker, Jean Torcom, Stephanie Tucker, David and Chris Wagner, Geri Welch, Ann Weldy, Arthur Williamson.
THE FIRST APPLE USERS GROUP MEETING was held in a high-tech room on campus on March 22. The very knowledgeable Matt Monsoor, who works part-time at the Apple Store, presented a variety of information related to iOS devices and answered questions. The 90 minute workshop was attended by Ron Boltz, Ed Christianson, Dan Decious, Herb Drummond, Kathy Glasmire, Larry Glasmire, Cecilia Gray, Tom Griffith, Ann Hafer, Roberta Hargan, Lou Lower, Kathy McCord, Matt Monsour, PaulNoble, Donna Powell, Ann Reed, and Jerry Wilson.
LUNCH AT THE ZINFANDEL GRILLE on January 24 was hosted by Bob Curry and Dick Kornweibel. Fellow diners were Fel Ramey, Mel Ramey Lita Whitesel, Don Gerth, Bev Gerth, David Wagner, Dick Hughes, Shirley Uplinger, Larry Glasmire, Paul Noble, Vivian Miller, Bob Curry, Dick Kornweibel, Jean Torcom, Don Hall, Terry Manns, and Rich Kaufman.
PROCESSION OF CAROLS CONCERT by the Sacramento State choirs on Sunday, December 2,2012 at Sacred Heart Church was attended by Ron Fox, Nancy Fox, Jean Torcom, Lou Cohan-Lower, John Schaeuble, Joyce Schaeuble, Nancy Tooker, Chris Tooker, Tom Griffith, Phyllis Mills, Stan Mills, David Wagner, Chris Wagner, Ed Gibson, and Harriette Gibson. Ed Gibson and Larry Glasmire performed. Drinks and dessert were provided at Tom and Nancy Griffith's following the concert.
THE FALL DINNER, "A Taste of Italy," was onFriday, November 2 at the Alumni Center. Along with the many products of Italy procured by Linda Martin, we had presentation by Felicenne Ramey on her interviews and photographs of senior African Americans around the country. See the Photos link for more details.
B STREET THEATRE PRODUCTION of Arthur Miller's "The Price" on Thursday, October 25, 2012 was attended by Murray Work, Harriette Work, Evie Michelle, Art Williamson, Stephanie Tucker, Tom Griffith, Nancy Griffith, Mark Riley, Suzanne Riley, and Joe Gibson.
LUNCH AT LEMON GRASS on October 10, 2012, hosted by Fel Ramey and Henry Chambers, and joined by Jean Torcom, Richard Thane, Mildred Thane, Don Gerth, Tom Griffith, Mel Ramey, and Larry Glasmire.
Note: The consensus after the Vines and Lemon grass lunches is that those who attended enjoyed themselves and that we should try a few early next year to see if more colleagues are interested.
SACRAMENTO PHILHARMONIC performance of "Viva La Musica" featuring music of South America was on September 29, 2012. Comments from some of the fifteen Retirees and guests attended are below.
"Extremely interesting" (Ed Gibson), "Lovely, beautifully done" (Andonia Cakouros), "It's wonderful to hear new music rather than the European composers we usually listen to" (Carole Barnes), "Fantastic selection of music from Latin and South American composers...the tango concerto with guest pianist and bandoneon player was particularly impressive" (Kathy Glasmire).
LUNCH AT VINES at the downtown Hyatt on September 28, 2012, hosted by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Louellyn Cohan-Lower. Also inattendance were Jack Thompson, Ann Weldy, Steve Harris, Lynn Wilcox, Margo Kaufman, and Tom Griffith.
THE SPRING BRUNCH was on Sunday, May 6. Photos by Design Department Students were on Display and a string trio provided music. See the Photos link for pictures and more information.