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ALF Mountain Valley Chapter
November, 2009 Update

In This Issue
Chair's Message
Sr. Fellows Retreat: Last Chance
ALF Night at Cinderella
Great Valley Chapter Calls for Nominations
New Web Site to Connect Fellows Nationally
Don't Forget: Sr. Fellows Dues
Save the Dates: Retreat, Cinderella
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Fall brings the Sr. Fellows' Retreat (NEXT WEEKEND!) then a new scholarship fund supporting event at STC's "Cinderella" following on its heels on December 6th.

The Sr. Fellows' Committee has morphed into two separate committees -- see the chair's message below, then take a look at what else is going on...

CHAIR'S MESSAGE:  Board Creates Two Committees for Sr. Fellows Activities

Betty MasuokaBy Betty Masuoka, ALF Board Chair

For the past eleven years, one committee of volunteers has had the charge of developing an engaging Sr. Fellows' program.  While committee leadership and membership has changed over the years, the Sr. Fellows' Committee planned issue forums on current topics, brought national-level speakers in for unique, intimate conversation, and put on an array of social activities such as the Summer and Holiday Parties.

With Class XII now on the rolls of Sr. Fellows, we have nearly 275 Sr. Fellows for which to plan activities.  Finding the right balance of opportunities has proven challenging, and so, with the blessing of the Sr. Fellows' Committee, the board has implemented a change in the committee structure.  MORE

Last Chance: Register for the Sr. Fellows' Retreat
Harvest InnDon't Miss This Highlight of the ALF Year

The Harvest Inn in St. Helena will be the site of the 2009 Sr. Fellows' Retreat, November 15-16 and sponsored by PG&E and Western Health Advantage

The Harvest Inn is sold out, but you can get a room at our overflow hotel three minutes away, The Inn at Southbridge, by contacting Tracee at  at (707) 255-3260.  Tell her you're with ALF to get the discounted rate of $169.

And don't forget to go here for full details and to register for the Retreat with ALF.  We look forward to seeing you in St. Helena!

Special ALF Scholarship Fund Fundraiser: STC's Cinderella, Dec. 6

Cinderella ugly step sistersWild fun for all ages!

ALF and the Sacramento Theatre Company celebrate the holiday season with the return of STC's musical version of Cinderella, a special fundraiser performance for the ALF scholarship fund.

Invite your friends and family for a night at the theater.  Funds raised by this performance will help enable diverse leaders from across the region participate in ALF's unique program.

This intelligent production encourages the audience to interact with the talented ensemble as every outrageous pun and delightful song guarantees that young and old will have a ball!

Stick around after the performance for a dessert reception with the cast.  Don't miss it!

ALF Great Valley Calls for Nominations
ALF Great Valley        Network's newest
        chapter embarks on
        search for Class II,
        needs your help 

Our sister chapter to the south, the ALF Great Valley Chapter, has successfully initiated the Class I program is  now looking for nominations for Class II.

If you know diverse, established leaders in the San Joaquin, Merced, or Stanislaus county region, please take a moment to complete their online nomination form.

New ALF Web Site Will Connect Fellows Nationally

www imageConnect to Sr. Fellows around the US or opt-out of this feature

Part of the enhanced functionality of our upcoming NEW Website will be the ability for Senior Fellows across chapters to access basic contact information (name, title, organization, preferred email address and primary city and state).  We are excited about this opportunity to expand the ALF-MV network to the 2,644 Senior Fellows throughout the United States.

We need to know if you would like to "OPT OUT," meaning Senior Fellows from other chapters WOULD NOT have access to your basic contact information.  ALF-MV Senior Fellows would continue to have access to your information, regardless.

Our new website launch is scheduled for this winter, but database work is happening now in preparation.  If you would like to OPT OUT of this opportunity to network with ALF Senior Fellows in other chapters, please let us know by Monday, November 30, 2009.

Please send your OPT OUT responses to or call the ALF office at (916) 920-5669. 

Senior Fellows' Dues: Class III Leads with 80% Paid
Dues chartALF depends on its members' support -- many thanks to those who have paid!

Class III has the lead in members paying Sr. Fellows' dues, with Classes VI and VIII right on their heels with 75% paid.  If you haven't paid yet, keep an eye out for a reminder invoice coming to your home address.  And please 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.
SAVE THE DATES: Register Now!

Senior Fellows' Retreat
November 15-16, 2009
Harvest Inn, St. Helena

ALF Night at STC's "Cinderella"
Sunday, December 6, 2009