THE RETIREES BOOK GROUP meets the second Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Retirees Room, Library 4026F. Current members are Karen Peterson (coordinator), Juanita Barrena, Tom Griffith, Don Hall, Tim Hallinan, Bob Olmstead, Fel Ramey, Shirley Vicari, Georgiana White and Lita Whitesel.
THE APPLE USERS GROUP planning group will announce additional activities in early 2014.
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 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" 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, 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.
B STREET THEATRE PRODUCTION of Arthur Miller's "The Price" on Thursday, October 25 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, 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 on September 29. 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, 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.