AUG. 29, 2001
CONTACT: Pat Wright, 661/664-2138, pwright@csub.edu

60+ Club salutes volunteers, welcomes new members

The 60+ Club hosts its annual Explore the Possibilities Day Sept. 6 in the California State University, Bakersfield Cafeteria at 10 a.m. Volunteers who donate hundreds of hours to the university are recognized at the annual event.

Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall will be the featured speaker; he will talk about the role of the mayor and his relationship with the community.

Club membership chairman Wayne Chapman said the kickoff to the club’s annual activities was an opportunity for members to reconnect and those interested in joining to learn more about the club. "Possibilities Day is the time to meet fellow members and sign up for your favorite programs," Chapman said. "It's also a time to learn about all the programs offered to the membership. We are going to make our goal of 400 members this year!"

The group sponsors many programs during the year, including Elder College, a continuing education program held in October on the CSUB campus, many special-interest groups aimed at those interested in reading, gardening, playing bridge, viewing classic movies, sharing dining experiences, and seminars with CSUB faculty.

The Action Network also provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities, from taking tickets at performing-arts events to helping out at the Facility for Animal Care and Treatment and the California Well Sample Repository.

Possibilities Day is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the 60+ Club. Parking is free and available in Lot L and in the grassy area northeast of the Walter Stiern Library. A parking officer will be on duty.

The 60+ Club is open to anyone who is 60 years of age or retired. The 60+ Club is an affiliate of the CSUB Alumni Association. Annual dues are $30.

For more information, call 661/664-3211.

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