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October, 2010 Update

In This Issue
Sr. Fellows' Retreat
Nominate an Exemplary Leader
Affinity Groups, Tables of 8
Sr. Fellows' Dues
Partner Profile: Drexel Univ
Save the Date
Quick Links
Community Partners

Two-Star Partner
Wells Fargo

One-Star Partners


Gilbert Assoc

Kaiser Permanente


Western Health Advantage

Sr. Fellows Partners

Silver Star Partners

Sierra Health Foundation

Dear ,

Fall brings us the excitement of the Sr. Fellows' Retreat, Oct 24-25 in the beautiful Olympic Valley -- we hope you will join us for a great 24 hours of ALF Fellowship.  Or, for fellowship in smaller doses, participate in (or start!) and ALF Affinity Group or Table of 8 meal. 

And you have one last chance to nominate for the 2011 Exemplary Leader Award.  Read on....

Don't Miss the Sr. Fellows' Retreat!
Just 2-1/2 weeks away -- register and get your hotel room now!

retreat dancersThe Sr. Fellows' Retreat returns to the PlumpJack Olympic Valley Inn in the Tahoe region.  Don't miss this 24-hour period of connecting with your ALF friends in a relaxed, rejuvinating setting.  The program is deisgned by Sr. Fellows, the flow gives you plenty of time to connect and enjoy a place to BE so you can DO better!

Rooms at the PlumpJack in are just $139, but hurry!  Our room block expires this weekend so you need to call now!

For full details on the program and hotel, go to the event registration page.

Nominate for Exemplary
Leader 2011

Over the past twelve years, ALF has honored a long list of outstanding regional leaders.  Who will we honor in 2011?  We need to hear from you!  Nominate an exemplary leader and keep an eye out for an announcement soon! 

HURRY -- the deadline to make a nomination is Friday, October 15.

New Ways to Connect: Tables of Eight, Affinity Groups
Join or start an Affinity Group; Pick a restaurant and a date for a Table of Eight

celebrating crowdALF Affinity Groups
Join a group of ALFers to share in the joy of being with one another and sharing a similar interest.  A women's group is in full swing with regular monthly meetings as is a group of African American men, and a group of ALFers in the throes of parenting.  Log onto the ALF web site and click "Affinity Groups" under the "For Senior Fellows" tab for more information. 

Do you want to start an Affinity Group?  Maybe around books, movies, climbing, bowling, or a particular issue?  The possibilities are endless.  The ALF office can help you get one set up!

forksTables of Eight
No agenda, no topic, no facilitators -- here's another low-key yet fun opportunity to meet and mingle with a small group of ALFers.  You pick the restaurant and the date, the ALF office sends out and tracks the invitations and everyone pays for their own meals.  Already lunches have happened in Rocklin and Woodland and a dinner in Sacramento.  Why not hold one near you?

Contact the ALF office any time to get started!

A Note About Senior Fellow's Dues...

checkbookHaven't seen an invoice yet?  There's a reason...

The ALF Board of Directors is considering a change of fiscal years to follow a calendar year, a change from the current May 1 through April 30 fiscal year.  Also, the development committee is reviewing all funding options and how Sr. Fellows' Dues fit into the overall plan.

The current plan will be to send out notices in December to cover the twelves months of 2011.  If you have any questions about this, please contact the ALF office.

A look at one of ALF's Community Partners

It's amazing to think about, but Drexel University only opened the doors to its Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies just 20 months ago.

It seems like it has been ALF's partner from the beginnig.  This past year, Drexel not only repeated as a Visionary sponsor of our Exemplary Leader dinner, but was home to the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program that we co-sponsored with Coro, and offered scholarships to every one of its graduates.  Drexel made its state-of-the-art facility available without charge to dozens of the region's not-for-profit organizations for educational programs, board meetings, and retreats. 

Please follow this link to



ALF Holiday Party
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Holiday Party returns to Kris Martin's inviting Clarksburg home