Events and Activities

Our Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser was held at the Seascape Golf Club in Aptos on December 4, 2022.  The silent auction was our main fund raiser for our scholarship program.  It was followed by a lovely brunch.  Four of our scholarship recipients were in attendance and provided us with an update on their SJSU experiences.  A number of SJSU Alumni Board members also attended and supported this event.  Our Holiday Party for this year is scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd.

Annual Member's BBQ and Meet Our Scholarship Recipients, Sunday, September 11th at Roaring Camp Railroads

Members and scholarship recipients enjoyed a day at the Roaring Camp facility and BBQ.   We had the opportunity to hear from our scholarship recipients on their SJSU experiences. All scholarship recipients that were there highlighted how happy they were to be back on campus and enjoying their in person classes and activities. We also had the opportunity to meet the Interim Executive Director of the SJSU Alumni Association, Valerie Gonzales who gave us a campus update.

Castro Adobe tour was held on Wednesday, May 18th. 

Our tour of the Castro Adobe State Park was lead by State Park's Interpretor Paul Katz and three other Castro Adobe volunteer docents.  It was a private tour of the recently renovated two story historic adobe.  We then followed the tour with a picnic box lunch.  The Castro Adobe was the home of one of the original founders of the Aptos and Watsonville areas.

Members Enjoyed a Guided Tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Bechtel Education Center in Monterey on March 28, 2022.

Board member and longtime Monterey Bay Aquarium charter docent Donna Ziel led a tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We then toured of the Aquarium's new Bechtel Education Center, a LEED Certified Building.  

The tour was followed by a very informative talk by one of the the aquarium founders, Steve Webster (a former San Jose State Professor).

Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser was held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz.

We hosted our annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser on December 4th at the beautiful Dream Inn in Santa Cruz.  This was our major fundraiser for our scholarship program and had sixty-five guests in attendance.   We had eight  of our scholarship recipients in attendance and they told us about their Fall San Jose State experiences.   Close to $6,000 was raised for our scholarship program.

Annual Members BBQ and Meet our Scholarship Recipients was held on Saturday, September 25, 2021

On Saturday, September 25th we held our Annual Member’s BBQ at Roaring Camp in Felton.   We also  had the opportunity to meet some of our Scholarship Recipients and their families who attended.  The BBQ began at 11:30 am.  The BBQ was free to all members and family and friends were able to attend.  Seven of our scholarships recipients were able to attend and tell us about their SJSU experiences last year and this Fall.   From  1:30-3:00 pm a majority of to attendees rode the Roaring Camp Steam Train into the Redwood Forrest.The Roaring Camp stores, exhibits, and activities were open to all who attended. 

Watch for future information on tours of  the Santa Cruz Recycling Center, Moss Landing Marine Labs, Elkhorn Slough Safari, and Wine tasting.

Past Chapter Events

SJSU Alumni Night at the Santa Cruz Warriors, Saturday, February 29, 2020

Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser, December 8, 2019

Private Elkhorn Slough Boat Safari, November 11, 2019

SJSU Main Campus Tour:  Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Scholarship Check presented to SJSU Marching Band at Wharf to Wharf Race on Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Day at the Farm Tour and Lunch was held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds  

    Annual Member's BBQ and Meet our Scholarship Recipients was held on Saturday, June 1, 2019

    SJSU Alumni Night at Santa Cruz Warriors, January 18, 2019

    Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser, December 5, 2018

Chapter Board Meetings

Chapter board meetings are open to all members.  They are held on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00am to noon.  In-Person Location (tbd): The clubhouse of Villa Santa Cruz Mobile Home Park off of Felt Street.