Chevron Newsletter2 for October 2010 by liuhongmei


									Golden Times
A newsletter published by the Chevron Retirees Association, San Diego Chapter
                                      October 2010 Volume 03 Number 27

Our CRA luncheon at the Bernardo Heights Country Club today was really enjoyable. Our luncheon group of
retirees seems to be getting smaller and smaller, but it’s still a great group and hopefully more of our members
                              will realize this and join us. For the
                              August meeting we were in the smaller
                              dining room. The special roast beef that
                              Jim Edwards had ordered was tender and
                              unbelievably delicious. Jim called the
                              meeting to order by asking Phil Stone to
                              lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim
                              then asked everyone to remain standing.
                              He requested a minute’s silence and a
                              prayer for our past President Bernie
                              Scaparro (shown top left) and his wife
Sylvia as well as for Tom Beyer (shown in the picture top right) with Jim Edwards center and Tom’s wife,
Rose Marie. Rose Marie suffered from cancer and passed away on August 5. Our thoughts have been with
these two families during this difficult time. Jim noted that our speaker for today will be our own Bill Hicks
                                           who attended the CRA
                                           International Annual meeting
                                           with his wife Margie, along
                                           with Herb and Anita
                                           Farrington in New Orleans
                                           last June 16 & 17 (they are
                                           shown on the left). In the
                                           picture on the right are three
                                           Unocal retirees enjoying the
                                           luncheon. They are from left
                                           to right, Max Southwick, Roland Clifford and Jim Schuetz. Three
close friends having a great time (shown lower left) were Ginger Robinson of Chevron on the left, with Jerry
and Linda Oyler on the right. Jerry used to be with Unocal. Bob Kaye from Chevron and Judith Wenker from
                                           Texaco (shown lower right)
                                           also had a good time at the
                                           luncheon. After a very
                                           special dessert, Bill Hicks
                                           took the floor and gave us an
                                           informative talk regarding
                                           the recent visit to New
                                           Orleans to attend the CRA
                                           International           Annual
                                           Meeting. Herb Farrington
                                           assisted with his laptop
computer and showed lovely photographs of the New Orleans area and the meeting at the Hilton Hotel. All
four flew into the Louie Armstrong Int’l. Airport located on the outskirts of New Orleans. The $35 taxi ride
into town really showed the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. There were lots and lots of homes that
had been tagged as unusable. The extended damage around the city was obvious, but life is slowly returning to
normal. What caused so much of the damage was the breakthrough of the levees. The city of New Orleans is 6
feet below sea level and the flooding did enormous damage. Bill and Herb with their wives arrived a day early
and had, therefore, a chance to do some sightseeing. Unfortunately, they were not able to walk on Bourbon
Street since it was raining. But they had a chance to listen to New Orleans Jazz music, enjoy lunch and dinners
in some lovely restaurants and enjoy coffee in sidewalk cafés. At one restaurant, they even had French Fried
Alligator Tail. Another meal at one of the luncheons was Blackened Cat Fish. The CRA meetings were held at
the Airport Hilton where the delegates stayed, so taking taxis into town became an interesting adventure. One
taxi even added a “Surcharge,” but as the ride was so interesting and enjoyable, Bill complied. One day,
Margie Hicks attended a special New Orleans cooking school. She enjoyed every minute of it and provided us
with copies of recipes. One of Bill’s favorite meals was Jambalaya. This is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish
and French influence with chicken and sausage.

Breakfast was always at 7:00 A.M. and the meetings started at 8:00. This was no laid-back conference. To give
you an idea, there are 98 international Chevron Retirees Association Chapters, 96 in the United States and two
in Canada. President Ernie Breaux welcomed all the delegates. Al Horan, Benefit Committee Chairperson,
discussed the CRA Metlife Dental Plan with its open enrollment period 3/1 to 3/31 every year. Claudia
Polidori, Manager U.S. Benefits, discussed Chevron’s health plans open enrollment period from October 18
through October 29. The Public Award Program is still alive. Request an application from one of the Chapter
Officers if you have a person in mind. Total CRA Membership in 2009 was 16,315. Membership projection for
2010 is 13,000. Future International CRA meetings are planned as follows: 2011 in Houston, TX; 2012 in San
Francisco, CA; 2013 in Southern California (Bakersfield?); 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Of great personal interest to Bill was a presentation, “Tips for Seniors,” by Dr. David Weichers, United Health
Care Account Executive for Chevron. The delegates heard about Chevron and its program for retirees, they met
a lot of wonderful people and had a great time. The report by Bill Hicks and Herb Farrington may have caused
one or the other to consider the possibility of attending a future meeting as a San Diego Chapter delegate.

Luncheon Meeting 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Brigantine Restaurant, Escondido, CA, Bob Adamson will be in charge

Guest Speaker: Jim Bregante, Docent for the San Diego Maritime Museum

Subject: San Diego Waterfront Through the Eyes of a Child

Jim Bregante is a native San Diegan, raised in Little Italy and on the waterfront. He is a
Docent for the San Diego Maritime Museum and a Board member of the Italian Historical
Society of San Diego. He attended San Diego City College and San Diego State College. His
career was in the building material business with Western Lumber Company. Jim is currently
writing his memoirs based on the presentation you will witness today. He has a great love for
Little Italy, the waterfront area and enjoys sharing his experiences with others. Many of us
are newcomers to this area. It is a real privilege for us to hear what Little Italy and the San
Diego Waterfront was like before we arrived. We are indebted to Jim Edwards for inviting
Jim Bregante to our luncheon. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to hear about life
from the 1930s to the present.
Membership Dues

We need you now. Please submit your membership dues for 2011, at this time. Use the enclosed
return envelope to forward dues to our Treasurer, Roland Clifford.

Your continued support is valued to continue our publications and maintain good liaison with Chevron
Corporation. Attrition is starting to be an issue. We are aging, and members are leaving us for a
better place. Also fewer retirees are moving into our area. So, send in your $10 for retiree and spouse
and stay with us. Dues have stayed at $10 forever. They may go up at some point as postage and
printing costs increase, but for now, this bargain rate continues.

Note: The following have already paid their dues for 2011, and need not pay again:

Hoyt Ambrosius                Carl Brick               Dave Charles                 Doris Crawley
Seymour Garber                Wanda Jurszewicz         John Leong                   Christopher Liu
Mary Reeder                   Jim Schuetz              Catherine Westover           Elmer Williams


The Nominating Committee, Bill Hicks, Phil Stone and Bob Adamson have been unsuccessful so
far in filling two of the slots available for Officers. These are two very important positions,
President and Vice President. As you can see, there are still four Board of Director positions
that need to be filled for 2011. This is also an extremely important position for our chapter, as the
directors help decide on how we are going to function; however, the position is not time
consuming! If you are interested in helping our chapter in this area, please call Bill Hicks at 760-
788-3223. More about this at the October 9th luncheon!

2010 Officers (4)            Continuing in 2011                 2011 Nomination

President, Vacant                                               None to date!
Vice President, Vacant                                          None to date!
Treasurer, Roland Clifford         Yes                          Roland Clifford
Secretary, Ursula McNicol          Yes                          Ursula McNicol

Directors (8)

Bob Adamson                        Undecided                    ____________
Tom Beyer                          Undecided                    ____________
Jim Edwards                        Yes                          Jim Edwards
Jerry Denchfield                   Yes                          Jerry Denchfield
Tom Goad                           Undecided                    _____________
Bill Hicks                         Yes                          Bill Hicks
Ron Morosetti                      Yes                          Ron Morosetti
Larry Sorensen                     Yes                          Larry Sorensen
Message from Alan Horan, CRA Benefit Chairman

I’ve been contacted by several Chapters and individuals regarding $250 rebate checks
that have been received from the Federal Government. The purpose of the rebate
check is to help defray drug costs for individuals who go into the “donut hole.”
 However, the manner in which the Chevron Medical Plans are written they do not
have “donut holes.” The question is whether an individual who is covered by a
Chevron Medical Plan is entitled to keep the check. I have been in contact with
Chevron and have been advised as follows:

“Chevron has confirmed that the government did issue checks to individuals enrolled in Chevron-
sponsored plans. The government has confirmed that a member who receives a refund, regardless
of whether they feel it is owed to them, should keep the rebate check. CMS has determined it was
appropriate based on the data available.”

Joe Berke died on August 31, 2010 at 96 years of age after his very long retirement from Chevron in 1975. He and
Mozelle were married for 73 years.Our club will miss Joe's faithful support and attendance. We extend fond
thoughts and condolences to Mozelle, Joe Jr. and the family. Joe was a long time member of the Escondido Country
Club and services were scheduled at the Country Club on September 17 at 11:00.

 Douglas C. Hays was born on March 23, 1928 in Inglewood, California. He passed into his eternal rest on
September 20, 2010. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years Audrene B. Hays. He is survived by his sister Joyce
Moberly, sons: Douglas M. Hays, Michael Hays, daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren as well as companion of 8
years, Donna Prout.

Doug graduated from Freemont High School in Los Angeles in 1945. He concurrently attended Stanford where he
was assigned to the ASTP Branch of the U.S Army. He later went to Pasadena City College playing on the football
team in 1947 as the first team to play a televised game from the Pasadena Rose Bowl.

Doug transferred to the University of Southern California where he graduated with a B.A. in history and political
science in 1952. After graduation, Doug began a 32-year career with Union Oil Co, working his way up from tank driver
to manager of Product Supply for the Western Region. With an early retirement in 1984 he went to work for Harken
Energy, retiring permanently 4 years later. He continued to remain active with Union Oil Alumni.

Doug’s passion was golf, which he admitted to playing with more enthusiasm than skill. The highlight of his golf career
was the 1983 Pro-Am Open with partner Arnold Palmer. He calls it, “the best five hours I’ve spent on a golf course.”
His sharp wit and self-deprecating humor was a trademark with friends.

Doug was also a longtime member of Oakmont Country Club, in Glendale where he served on the Board of Directors
as well as chairman of the Oakmont Monthly Calendar. He was also a member of the Senior’s Golf Association of
Southern California. Doug was a frequent contributor to the Times Sports Section in the Saturday Morning Column.

A memorial service is scheduled October 22nd 2010 at 12 O' clock p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club,
Glendale California. Donations can be made to charities of donor’s choice in Doug’s name.
Secretary Report
Please submit information for the “Golden Times” directly to Ursula McNicol, 12865 Camino De
La Breccia, San Diego, CA 92128-1525, tel. (858) 451-0301, e-mail:
Please make an effort to join us for the Chapter luncheons. Sit down right now, make out the
check and put it in the mail and mark your calendar. We promise you will have a good time
October 12 at the Brigantine in Escondido. If you would like to come and need transportation, call
me or one of the other Officers, we will try our best to arrange something.

Web Pages: Newsletter and Information for CRA San Diego Chapter:
UNOCAL History:
Chevron Corporation: Caltex: Texaco:
ChevronTexaco Matching Gift Program: The
companystore: ChevronTexacopublications: Gulf history: Chevron Retirees: Human Resources Service Center (Mellon):
HTTP:// or telephone 1-888-825-5247 Chevron
Human Resources: H.R. Retiree page United Healthcare 800-654-0079

2010 Officers
______________        President

______________        Vice President

Roland Clifford       Treasurer        43870 Butternut Dr, Temecula, CA 92592          (951) 699-9476

Ursula McNicol         Secretary &    12865 Camino De La Breccia, San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 451-0301
                       Newsletter Editor

Bob Adamson (838) 864-2082     Jerry Denchfield (951) 679-7504   Ron Morosetti (760) 731-7474
Program Committee              Program Committee                 Program/Website

Tom Beyer (760) 723-7873       Tom Goad (760) 744-7864           Larry Sorensen (858) 484-3069
Program Committee              Compassion/Chaplain               Greeter

Jim Edwards (858) 487-9457     Bill Hicks (760) 788-3223
Program/Greeter/Raffle         Program Committee

Advisors (Past Presidents)
Bob Greider (858) 759-0215     Phil Stone (760)742-1201          Vern Taylor (760) 704-1126
                               Membership Committee/Roster
Chuck Wootton (619) 226-8020
                                       Luncheon Reservatio n Form

11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2010, The Brigantine Restaurant
421 W. Felicita Avenue
Escondido, Ca 92025    (760) 743-4718

Directions to the Brigantine: From the North or South, take I-15 to Center City Parkway and
proceed to Felicita Avenue and turn East. The Brigantine is on the corner of Felicita Avenue and
Center City Parkway. From Highway 78, go East into Escondido and turn South on Center City
Parkway and proceed to Felicita Avenue.

Before October 7, use the enclosed return envelope to make your reservation and send your check
for luncheon and/or dues to Treasurer Roland Clifford, 43870 Butternut Drive, Temecula, CA
92592, payable to Chevron Retirees Association. If you are late, please call Roland at (951) 699-9476

Menu: The Brig House Salad with blue cheese dressing. The Main Entrée will be Grilled Free Range
Chicken Breast (FRC) served with saffron rice and vegetable. Medium rare Bistro Steak Sandwich
(BSS) served with house made potato chips. Pasta Primavera (PP) with mixed vegetables in a lemon
broth sauce. Desert will be a scoop of Ice Cream. Beverages will include Coffee, Iced Tea and Tea.

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                          Luncheon and/or Dues Reservation Form

Please cut or copy this page and send it back in the enclosed envelope

Your Name _____________________choice (                            )

Your Contact Number________________________

Guest Name ____________________choice (                            )

Guest Name ____________________choice (                            )

Guest Name ____________________choice (                            )

Guest Name ____________________choice (                            )

Please send your check, $20.00 for each lunch and/or Membership Dues of $10 for 2011

Total for lunches $_________ Membership Dues ($10) ________ Grand Total $_________

May we have your e-mail address, if you have one:


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