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May, 2010 Update

In This Issue
Exemplary Leader Dinner
Fun Activities to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Class XIV Welcome Reception
Volunteer for Summer Party?
Save the Date
Quick Links
Community Partners

Two-Star Partner
Wells Fargo

One-Star Partners


Gilbert Assoc

Kaiser Permanente


Sr. Fellows Partners

Silver Star Partners

Sierra Health Foundation

Western Health Advantage

Dear ,

As we wrap up another successful Exemplary Leader Award Dinner, the ALF staff would like to thank you, our members and supporters, for everything you did to ensure its success.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Exemplary Leader Award Dinner a Smash Success

Fred & Nancy 2Nearly 500 people joined together for the annual ALF dinner presented by Wells Fargo on April 28th at the Sheraton Grand to honor this year's Exemplary Leader Award honoree, Class III's Fred Teichert.

In addition to honoring Fred, the evening featured a good portion of networking time, a silent auction, and the return of the live auction.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, attendees, and auction donors and bidders -- it takes a community to produce a successful event!

Margaret Fortune, Class XII, served as our Scholarship Ambassador, kicking off the "fund-a-scholarship" portion of the live auction by telling the audience how ALF has impacted her life and the work she is doing.  The "fund-a-scholarship" drive quickly raised $12,000 for the ALF scholarship fund.  The surprise of the evening came when Class V's Randy Reynoso and his partners at Wells Fargo announced at the conclusion that their company would match the scholarship drive, instantly doubling the fund.  Thanks, Randy and everyone at Wells Fargo!

Official ALF photographer Stephen Tse, Class VII (and self-described Chinese paparazzi), captured the magic on his three (3) cameras.  Follow the links to enjoy the fruits of his labor and catch a glimpse of the spirit of the evening: Album 1, Album 2.  Thanks, Stephen!

Did you attend?  Could you answer 10 survey questions to help our planning for next year?  Go here for the survey, and thanks in advance for your comments!

ALFers Host Activities to Benefit Scholarship Fund
Get your tickets for these fun events donated in conjunction with the Exemplary Leader Award Auction

An Elegant Brunch In An Historic berkeley brunchJulia Morgan Home with Class I's Don Brown and Dennis Mangers
Julia Morgan, the first woman architect in California, architect for William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon Castle, and arguably the most famous woman architect in US history, designed and oversaw the construction of an elegant home in Berkeley in 1928. This home is now owned by ALF Class I member, Don Brown and his wife, Carol Anne.

The Browns, joined by ALF Class I member  Dennis Mangers (Special Assistant to Senator Darrell Steinberg) and his partner, Michael Sestak, will serve a Sumptuous Champagne Brunch for up to 12 people on Saturday, August 21, at 11 AM. Seating for 12 can be filled by groups or individuals until all 12 seats are taken. Buy now for what will be an event full of laughter, great food, and a chance to step back into a bygone era and to tour a most unique home. Get your brunch tickets here.

Yuba RiverSouth Yuba River Hike & Picnic with Class X's Gail Johnson Vaughan
On July 24, 2010, 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 hike tickets for this hike will be sold at $35 each.

SAVE THE DATE: Class XIV Welcome Reception, 5/26, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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Come greet the new class -- Give them a taste of what to expect

Class XIV will begin their year with their orientation session at Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg next week.  Come to the Welcome Reception on May 26, 5:30 - 7:30 to officially welcome them to the ALF family.

Location and RSVP information will follow in the next couple of days, so keep an eye out for the email announcement!

Volunteers Needed to Help Plan Summer Party

watermellonCan you help plan the social event of the summer season?

The annual Summer Party is approaching (date not set yet, but has traditionally been on a Sunday in late June) and the Fellowship Committee invites any and all who would like to help plan the event.  A couple of meetings and a pair of helpful hands the day of the event is all that is required.

If you would like to help out, contact Scot in the ALF office at or (916) 920-5669. 



Class XIV Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Location and RSVP info to be announced soon