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Events

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Upcoming Events

NOV
3

 6th Annual Baubles, Bangles and Bags Luncheon

 

 
SEPT
20

The Walk to End Alzheimer's

 Support the Rosener House Walkers and the Alzheimer’s Association at the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" on September 20, 2014.

San Francisco, Mission Creek Park

(5th and Berry, near Caltrain station)

Check-In opens 8 am.  Walk starts 10 am.

Go to the Alzheimer's Association website

and support the "Rosener House Walkers" team.

 

Past Events

MAY
 13 

Corporate Volunteers in Action

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., gives a big Thank You to the Allstate Insurance volunteers who spruced up the Rosener House Patio Garden on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Just in time for the semi-annual Open House, the eight volunteers from Allstate came armed with gloves, trowels and shovels.

They pulled weeds in the Fountain planter then replanted with fresh flowers. They also decided to clean the Fountain. For all their hard work, PVI happily provided lunch from our Little House Café.  

Community Volunteer Director Mary Rached and Rosener House Director Barbara Kalt shared with the Allstate group the important programs that PVI provides to the community and the significance of the Patio Garden landscaping to those services. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., and Allstate Insurance Volunteers: What a community team!

 
MAY
4

23rd Annual Authors Salon

 
 
MAR
19

Mayors for Meals

 
 
DEC
3

Holiday Book & Gift Sale

 
 
NOV
4

Baubles, Bangles and Bags!!!

 
 
OCT
15

Dine Out for Meals on Wheels 2013

Dine Out at these participating restaurants ALL DAY on October 15, 2013 

and they donate 10% of their proceeds to Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels

 
MAY
4

2013 Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Decorator Show House

 

For the first time in a decade, the Peninsula will have its own designer show house again, as Peninsula Volunteers ramps up to this fabulous event.

Visit one of the last great estates on the Peninsula: an 11,000 square foot house with 20 beautifully decorated designer rooms, situated on a 21-acre estate with breathtaking vistas in Woodside, CA. Styled and decorated by premier Bay Area designers.

Take a video tour of the house and grounds here.
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 We thank our sponsors:

 

 

                            Palace
Roz and Merv Morris and Ann Griffiths
 
Estate
Martha and Howard Girdlestone
Audrey and Roland Lampert
Betty Jean and Hiro Ogawa
 
                           Chateau
Huguette Bartels Connie and Bob Lurie
Frances Bohannon Nelson
Mansion Carolyn and Preston Butcher
Capital Group Private Client Services
Linda and Stan Dickinson
Sandy Ferrando
J Manus Foundation
Jeanne and Frank Fischer
Nancy and Joseph Greenbach
Joanne Harrington
Barbara Hiller
Jill and John Jerrehian
Gloria Kennett
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Pearl Anne Seipp
Clover Worland
 
                             Benefactors
Gentry Magazine, Media Sponsor
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP
NBC Bay Area
Neiman Marcus Stanford Center
Leonard and Margaret De Somma
 
                               Underwriting
JoAnn Connor
Anne Nunan
Linda and Chuck Drew
Alfreda and Bob Andrews
Pat Grillos
Anne and Richard Melbye
Amalia Popell
Adolf Rosekrans
Jackie and John Scandalios
Twila and Clay Woods
Past Presidents of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
American Trust & Savings Bank - Robert Hopper 
Sally Broberg
Marilee Gardener
First National Bank of Northern California
Betsy and Allan Harris
                                  Donors
ACT, San Francisco
Huguette Bartels
Bev Mo! - Menlo Park
Mary Alice Bowie
Terri Carville
Helen Chew
Kathy Downey
Maria Erdi
Fox Theatre, Redwood City - Eric Lochtefeld, Owner
Marilee Gardner
Nancy Greenbach
Edwin Gotay
Pat Grillos
Chief Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Dept. 
One Hope Wine - Julie Bell Hope
Jill Jerrehian
Gloria Kennett
Mohr-Fry Ranches
Bev & Jim Nelson and Kathy & Jim Downey
Ava Norman
Anne Nunan
Remede Spa - St. Regis Hotel
Barbi Sheldon
Camilla Shroff
Christine Baur - Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry
Kimber Sturm
Tom's Outdoor Furniture
Michele Westmorland
Patricia Wilkinson
 Darlene Woodson
Clover Worland
             Outdoor Designers
Emily Joubert Home and Garden - Judy Sieber
Flegel's Fine Furniture and Interior Design
Betsy Kehoe - Every Bloomin' Thing
Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco 
Plein Air Outdoor Painters
Tom's Outdoor Furniture
 
             Entertainment
Boomerang Quartet
The Shasta Brass Quintet
Elizabeth Erickson
 
            Artists on Display 
Dominique Caron
Inga Dorosz
Kalani Engles
Ewa Gavrielov
Sam Gilliam
Bonnie Hagstrom
Archie Held, Sculptor
Martine Jardel
Kathryn Kain
Frank Lobdell
Daniel Phill
Leslie Safarik Studios - Sculpture
Michele Westmorland
 
          Additional thanks to:
Kristen Benson, Paula Kirkeby, Michael Liener,
Janet and Carl Martin
 
Thank you so much to our incredible PVI Staff:
Bart Charlow, Executive Director, Joe Christian,
Cathy Duhring and Debi Bingham
 
MAR
20

Mayor for Meals

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Meals on Wheels Hosts “Mayors For Meals Day” 

Celebrating 35 Years of Meals on Wheels Service to South San Mateo County

For one day this year you can be sure that your local mayors will deliver the goods to their constituents! Eleven mayors and officials will go door to door across mid-Peninsula cities bringing life-giving hot meals to homebound and frail seniors,  who cannot cook for themselves.

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) Meals on Wheels program, celebrating 35 years of home delivered meals to South San Mateo County, announced today that it will be holding “Mayors For Meals Day” as their part in the nation-wide “March For Meals” campaign. Mayors Elizabeth Lewis of Atherton, John Richards of Portola Valley, Alicia Aguirre of Redwood City, Anne Kasten of Woodside will be joined by Council Members Bob Grassilli and Karen Clapper of San Carlos, Larry Moody and Laura Martinez of East Palo Alto, San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, Sequoia Healthcare District Board President Kim Griffin and Director Jerry Shefren to show their support for our community’s seniors. 

PVI’s Mayors For Meals Day event will include some vivid and compelling picture opportunities, including home deliveries, a demonstration of how Meals On Wheels are packaged for delivery, as well as a brief press conference.

“We are excited to have the mayors whose cities we serve get hands-on experience with this most vital human service.  There’s no need more basic than food, and about 12,000 seniors in San MateoCounty alone – our most vulnerable population - face the threat of hunger. PVI delivers 130,000 meals to seniors every year, half of them through Meals on Wheels directly to their homes. Without these hot meals and daily safety checks they are truly alone and at great risk,” said Bart Charlow, Peninsula Volunteers Executive Director.

March For Meals is a national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage local community action.  Senior nutrition programs across the U.S. promote March For Meals in their communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.  In 2012, over 1,500 mayors across the United States participated in delivering meals to seniors in their communities. 

 
MAR
10

22nd Annual Authors Salon

Read Janet Duca Norton's article in the San Jose Mercury News

"Sold-out crowd for Peninsula Authors Salon"

22nd Annual Authors Salon Committee 

 Chair, Diane Rosland

Committee:

Carolyn Bergamo

Mary Alice Bowie

Carol Clarke

Ramona Cole

Francesca Eastman

Maria Erdi

Anne Flegel

Ana Hays

Anna Marie Janky

Beverly Nelson

Shirley Simmons

Mary Lou Taylor

Patricia Wilkinson

About our authors:

Richard Rhodes 

Richard Rhodes will speak on his book Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Mr. Rhodes is the author or editor of twenty-four books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; an investigation of the roots of private violence, Why They Kill; a memoir, A Hole in the World; a biography,John James Audubon; and four novels. Rhodes lives with his wife, who is a clinical psychologist, near Half Moon Bay, California.

  

Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy is a California native and will discuss her novel Cane River. Before beginning to write full-time, Lalita received an MBA from UCLA, and was a vice president and general manager with several high technology companies in Silicon Valley. Her professional writing career officially began when her first novel was published in 2001. Cane River, a historical novel, was aNew York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club Selection. Her second novel, Red River, was also a New York Times Bestseller in 2007 and One City One Book Selection for San Francisco. She is currently at work on her third novel, the story of Black Indians in Oklahoma.

 

Susan Wels

Susan Wels will speak on her soon-to-be-published book San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012. She is also the author of the 2009 biography AmeliaEarhart: The Thrill of It; Titanic: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Ocean Liner, a New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today bestseller; Pearl Harbor: America’s Darkest DayThe Olympic Spirit: 100 Years of the Games; and Stanford: Portrait of a University. An award-winning editor and freelance writer, she has worked on assignment around the world. A graduate of Stanford University, she and her husband have two daughters and live in San Francisco.

Paul Goldstein

Paul Goldstein is a writer, lawyer and teacher and will present his book Havana Requiem. Additionally, he is the author of the novels Errors and Omissions and A Patent Lie, also on intellectual property themes. Mr. Goldstein has authored two general interest non-fiction books, Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox, and the recently published Intellectual Property: The Tough New Realities That Could Make or Break Your Business. Since 1985, Mr. Goldstein has been the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School where he has twice received the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. In April 1997 Newsweek magazine named Mr. Goldstein to its “list of 100 people for the new century,” as one “whose creativity or talent or brains or leadership will make a difference in the years ahead.”

 

Marilyn Yalom

Marilyn Yalom will discuss How the French Invented Love: 900 Years of Passion and Romance. Her other books include: Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women’s Memory; A History of the Breast; A History of the Wife; Birth of the Chess Queen and; The American Resting Place. Ms. Yalom’s books have been translated into 20 languages and in 1991 she was decorated as an Officier des Palmes Académiques by the French Government. Marilyn Yalom grew up in Washington, D.C. and was educated at Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. She has been a professor of French and comparative literature, director of an institute for research on women and is married to psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom.

Moderator Ellen Sussman

Ellen Sussman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, French Lessons, published in 2011. Her first novel, On a Night Like This, was a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. It has been translated into six languages. Her newest novel, The Paradise Guest House, will be published in March 2013. She is also the editor of two anthologies, Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex and Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, which was a New York Times Editors Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Ellen was born in Trenton, NJ and has lived in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Paris. She has taught at Pepperdine University, UCLA and Rutgers University. She now teaches through Stanford Continuing Studies and in private classes out of her home. She has two daughters and lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We wish to thank all our sponsors, underwriters and donors:

                   

                                    Union Bank: Menlo Park & Palo Alto Private Bank

Donors & Underwriters:

Major Underwriter

Ann Griffiths and Roz Morris

 

Nobel Laureate

Betty Jean and Hiro Ogawa

 

Pulitzer Prize

Francesca Eastman and Edward Goodstein

National Book Award
Eva & Steve Aber
Fritzie Andrews, Nancy Carter, & Kimber Sturm
Pat & Philip DeBrincat, & Maria & George Erdi
Linda & Stan Dickinson, & Marge & Jim DuBois
Mark & Anne Flegel
Cynthia Floyd & Shirley Simmons
Zeni & Ben Mallari
Camilla & Gidu Shroff
Tricia Tanoury
Susan Sweeney & Ana Hays
Mary & Don Young

 

 

 

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