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ALF Mountain Valley Chapter
June, 2009 Update

In This Issue
ALF Summer Party
Strategic Planning Survey
Sr. Fellows Dues Invoices
Nominate for Class XIV
Yuba River Hike Benefits ALF
Hard Hat Tour of Crocker
Save the Date: Sr. Fellows Retreat
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June brings us the best social event of the summer -- the ALF Summer Party! 

Bring the family as the Placer Fellows invite you to Jim & Diane Williams' garden and swimming hole in Loomis.  See below for more details and RSVP today.

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Bring the Family: ALF Summer Party  Sunday, June 28, 4-7 pm

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.

ALF Needs Your Input: Strategic Planning Survey

ALF 2020 logoLook for an email sent to you on June 9, 3:45pm, from Executive Director Bonnie Ferreira (

As ALF enters into our strategic planning session at the Board Retreat in July, it is imperative to check in with you, our Fellows & Sr. Fellows, regarding how ALF moves forward.

In order to do that, we have created a six-question survey that will allow us to check the pulse of our Sr. Fellows and gain better insight as to where you think ALF could go and what you are willing to do to help us achieve it.

Didn't get the survey invitation email?  Email Scot in the ALF office to have the invitation re-sent.  Surveys must be completed by Tuesday, June 16th.

Annual Sr. Fellows Dues Invoice
on its Way
starburst 2ALF depends on its members' support -- approximately 80% of local ALFers paid dues last year

Annual Sr. Fellows dues notices for '09/'10 are going out as you read this.  Please keep an eye out for the invoice and consider making an additional gift to support scholarships to the Sr. Fellows program events and the work of ALF. 

Dues remain $240 for the year or $120 for Fellows who have moved out of the region, and dues scholarships are also available.  You can pay by check or credit card, or consider automatic monthly installments either by credit card or drafted directly from your bank account -- see the enclosures in the invoice mailer or call the ALF office to find out how.  You can also pay online

Thank you in advance for your support.  If we can be of any assistance, please contact the ALF office.

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 June 30.  And keep an eye out for the focus group dates -- we encourage you to participate in the selection process.

ALFer-led 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.

Hard Hat Construction Tour of Crocker SOLD OUT!
Crocker expansionWaiting list available; potential for second tour if there is demand 

Crocker Art Museum Director Lial Jones (Class VI) will lead 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.

Get on the waiting list or show interest in setting up a second tour.
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.