your taste buds on a streak sandwich, because your VBL board is
tentatively setting our sights on returning to the Club Pheasant
for our April 14 meeting. Yes, we’ve been disappointed too
many times before with last-minute COVID cancellations, so you never
know. Still, we’re optimistic. Watch your email for updates
from the K-VBL news desk. Our guest speaker will be the new GM at
KOVR, Deborah Collura.
able to hold an in-person luncheon meeting in April, it will be a
hybrid affair, streaming live on Zoom for those unwilling or unable
to come to an in-person event. Thank you to AV wizard Bud
Kress for making this possible! Again, watch your email for
updates as they become available.
Changes at VBL
couple of new faces at VBL World Headquarters, as Anita
Fein and Ward Koppel have both agreed
to serve on the board of directors. Yay! Read more about Anita
and Ward in the April newsletter. In the meantime, we have reluctantly
accepted the resignation of VP Michael Guilliano,
who has personal issues to attend to. Thank you, Michael, for
all you’ve done to keep our beloved social club afloat this
Three brief health updates:
Jim Drennan has
become a resident leader at Sunrise of Carmichael care center;
but has good/bad days. The center is allowing (fully vaccinated)
visitors again. If you phone him (916-333-2996) and he doesn't
pick-up after several tries, you may call the facility's concierge
(916-485-4500) for assistance connecting.
Middlekauff spent a week in hospital for gallstones and
tests. He's home now pending further treatment; but asks peace
& quiet at this time. [Don't we all!]
Stan Atkinson writes:
"I’m better with no more pain in the back. The
pain is realizing I have months to go before I’ll be able
to solo…even with a walker. Rebuilding strength and balance
is a slow roll after a big surgery and 3 weeks in a hospital when
you’re 89. I’m up for it tho’. Always like the
challenges…even that damnable PT."
Fun Times in February
a great time we had at the February 10 VBL Zoom meeting! The highlight—a
reunion of fabled KFBK morning show hosts Dave Williams
and Bob Nathan. At bottom left, Dick
Leeson celebrates the occasion by digging out a vintage
Dave-n-Bob tee shirt, circa 1985, from his collection. Memories
galore, including the time the duo rescued Rush Limbaugh
from nearly drowning on a rafting trip on the American River.
If you missed the meeting, never fear, a recording is available.
Contact VBL Secretary Allen Chamberlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
for the link.