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ALF Mountain Valley Chapter
May, 2009 Update

In This Issue
Welcome from New ED
Class XIII Welcome Reception
ALF Summer Party
Hard Hat Tour of Crocker
Yuba River Hike Benefits ALF
Nominate for Class XIV
Save the Date: Sr. Fellows Retreat
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May kicks off a new year for ALF -- Class XIII begins its year, a new fiscal year begins and Bonnie Ferreira starts as ALF's new Executive Director. 

And, as always, we have PLENTY of opportunity to connect to other ALF members, with more being planned all the time.

Take a look at what's going on...

Bonnie Ferreira Starts Her ALF-MVC Executive Director Role

Bonnie FerreiraI'm looking forward to working together!

I am honored and thrilled to be here and I want to thank our incredible Board members and you, our Sr. Fellows for all your support and good wishes.  I also want to thank Scot for all of his hard work and support in this transition. 

Over the next few months I will be working closely with our Board to begin a strategic planning process which includes discussions regarding how we see ALF evolving over the next few years.  I will be visiting with many of you to explore your thoughts on ALF's evolution as well.  Please feel free to contact me directly ( or 916-920-5669) and share your thoughts about ALF moving forward.

Don't Forget to Welcome Class XIII on Wednesday 
groupEnjoy a late-spring afternoon overlooking the Sacramento River and welcome the new class of Fellows

Please join us as we welcome Class XIII at a reception in their honor, held on the patio of Sierra Health Foundation, along the bank of the Sacramento River.

Enjoy a beautiful spring day in a gorgeous setting along with the warmth of companionship an ALF event can bring!

See a list of the new class as well as full event details and registration information.

NEW EVENT: ALF Summer Party Set for June 28 

Williams Pond funThe very best of Placer County -- Loomis Style!

The Placer County ALF Fellows invite you and your family for a fabulous day of play, food, and fun from 4-7 pm on June 28th at the annual ALF Summer Party.

Class VIII's Jim Williams and wife Dianne are hosting us at their gorgeous garden on Williams' Pond in Loomis.

Highlights include:
  • Jim's son Matt, owner and chef extraordinaire of Cafe Zorro, will be preparing a feast showcasing the best of Placer County's summer bounty.
  • Wine Tasting from Placer vineyards
  • Bocce ball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Even a putting green!
  • And -- best of all -- the company of your fellow Fellows and their families and friends!
Full event details and to RSVP.

NEW EVENT: Hard Hat Construction Tour of Crocker Art Museum Expansion
Crocker expansionGet the behind-the-scenes preview June 11, 4 pm

Crocker Art Museum Director Lial Jones (Class VI), invites you to a hard hat tour of the $75 million museum expansion currently under construction.

On June 11th, Lial will give a briefing and an overview of the floor plans before leading participants on the tour of this exciting project.  Please note: this is a construction site -- there are no elevators so be prepared to walk up/down stairs and wear closed toe shoes.

Don't miss it!  Register to attend.
Hike & Picnic on South Yuba River Benefits ALF

Yuba RiverEnjoy the beauty of the South Yuba River while benefiting ALF

Gail Johnson Vaughan, Class X, is donating and leading the following event to benefit ALF:

On July 11, 2009, beat the heat at the wild & scenic South Yuba River just outside of Nevada City.  Picnic, swim & hike as your host takes you to beautiful pools with private beaches, wild flowers and incredible beauty.

Families welcome. Most trails are easy.  Terrain does includes some scrambling down at least one steep trail.

12 tickets for this hike and picnic will be sold at $35 each.  Get yours today.

Nominate for Class XIV 

Class XIV logoSelection Committee needs to hear from you with nominations of excellent leaders

With Class XII in the ranks of Sr. Fellows and Class XIII ready to get going in May, it's time to turn our attention to developing Class XIV (that's 14 for the Roman-Numerically challenged). 

ALF needs to hear from you about regional leaders whom you feel would make excellent Fellows.  Don't assume the selection committee will know them -- Nominate them with sufficient information to make clear their value to the region.  Sing their praises and the selection committee will take notice.

Focus groups will convene again this year, so to make sure your nominee gets the most attention, complete your nomination by May 30.  And keep an eye out for the focus group dates -- we encourage you to participate in the selection process.

SAVE THE DATE: Senior Fellows Retreat 

calendarDon't forget to put this on your calendar!

Senior Fellows' Retreat
November 15-16, 2009
Harvest Inn, Napa Valley

More registration and program information will follow soon.