ALF Mountain Valley Chapter
June, 2008 Update

In This Issue
Event: ALF Summer Party
Event: Reset the Rhythm
Event: Third Thursday Talks Turkey
Table Op: Women Who Mean Biz
Nominate Potential Class XIII Fellow
Nominate an Exemplary Leader
Quick Links

There are many things happening in ALF this month -- take a quick look here and make sure you're not missing anything!

Class XII Welcome Reception Photos
class xii welcome cover Official ALF Photographer Stephen Tse captured the fun!

Sr. Fellows and Board members welcomed Class XII to the ALF program in style last week at their welcome reception at the Sierra Health Foundation!  See the pictures!

NEW! Upcoming Event:
ALF Summer Party
The ALF social event of the season!

Sunday, June 22, 4-7pm, Home of Kris Martin (Class II) and Will Middleton, Clarksburg

You and your family are invited for the ALF social event of the summer! Join us for the ALF Summer Party just south of Downtown Sacramento. Class V's Griselda Barajas will provide the always-outstanding food and we'll have sodas, beer, and assorted wine from last year's California State Fair competition for you to sample.
  • Boogie down to sounds of the ALF All-Star Band as they return for another highlight performance;
  • Bring your swimming suit for a dip in the pool (lifeguard will be on duty for the kids);
  • set up the croquet course;
  • work on your stroke with the badminton set;
  • or just relax on a swing overlooking one of the beautiful Delta's sloughs.
There's plenty of space to roam and chat with your Fellow ALFers -- catch up with old friends and meet new ones!
Scholarships are available. We look forward to seeing you there!  RSVP today!
Upcoming Event: Reset the Rhythm
Designed for those going through life's transitions

June 16th, 4-8 pm, Sierra Health Foundation

Rhythm logo smallReset the Rhythm: An experiential evening including dinner, conversation, exploration, and a new way to look at how life works with facilitator Julie Interrante, the founder of The Compassionate Arts Project in Sacramento, who teaches the Art of Compassion to colleges, health care organizations, corporations and seminaries across the country.  Get more information

Upcoming Event:
Third Thursday Talks Turkey
Discuss the details of the potential ALF trip to Turkey with the Pacifica Institute

June 19th, 5:30-7 pm, Crocodile's at Radisson Hotel Sacramento

The Pacifica Institute will host a trip of ALF members on a cultural and spiritual exchange to Turkey.  If you're interested, complete a simple survey, then come to June's Third Thursday discussion to hear more about the trip and find out how you can become involved.

ALF Table Opportunity: WWMB
The Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business

Friday, June 20, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Hyatt Regency Sacramento

ALF is coordinating a table of ALFers at this event to honor successful regional women.  One of the honorees this year is Class VIII's Pam Saltenberger.  As of 6/3, three tickets remain available for the ALF table.  Purchase yours today!

Nominate a Potential Fellow
for Class XIII
Keep an eye out for Focus Group meetings this summer!

Deadline to submit nomination for Class XIII: June 20

The strength of the ALF organization is its Fellows and Sr. Fellows.  To increase the value and strenght of the ALF network, the Nominating Committee needs your help!

Do you know an excellent community-minded leader who would bring skills and passion to ALF?  Don't rely on the members of the Nominating Committee to know them... submit a nomination and describe their qualifications to get the Nominating Committee's attention!

And keep an eye out for one of a dozen focus groups meeting this summer -- charged with identifying potential Fellows from geographic, ethnic, and industry-specific communities!  We hope you can participate!

Nominate for 2009 Exemplary Leader
Leader to be honored at ALF Annual Dinner

Deadline to submit Exemplary Leader Nomination: June 27

ALF is also looking for nominations to honor an exemplary leader from the region at our annual dinner in March, 2009.  Last year's honoree was California State Senator Darrell Steinberg. 

You can nominate an exemplary leader by submitting their name and a SHORT description (one paragraph; two at the most) of how you believe the person has been an exemplary leader. 
Submit your nomination by June 27th by email (, fax (916-920-5675) or mail (ALF, 1321 Garden Highway, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833).