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Upcoming Special Events

SJSU Main Campus Tour:  Tuesday, October 8th
The new Student Recreation and Aquatic Center  (SRAC) opened on the main campus in April.  We will schedule a main campus tour to see this new state of the art facility and other campus sites in the Fall.  The tour will begin at 10:00 am.  Meet at the front entrance of the Student Recreation and Aquatic Center.  Suggest you park in the 7th Street Garage or take the Hwy 17 Express Bus to SJSU. To signup for this trip, please contact Carolyn Lewis at clewis48@sbcglobal.net or call 408-768-3425.  The recreation center and aquatic center,  includes two pools, workout facilities, climbing wall, and an inside running track and  is open to alumni  discount memberships and  the general public memberships.  Following the tour, we will have a no host lunch at the new SJSU Student Union.  For those who are interested, Carolyn Lewis will lead a tour of other parts of the SJSU campus.

Private Elkhorn Slough Boat Safari, November 11th:
This trip is limited to 22 participants and has sold out in the past.  Enjoy a private guided tour with biologist of the Elkhorn Slough on a pontoon boat.  This is one of the best times to see juvenile sea otters and seals as well as enjoy the Fall bird migration at the slough.  Trip  check-in is at 1:30 pm and trip begins at 2:00 pm. Cost is $28 per member and $33 per non-member, which includes trip ticket and gratuity.  This trip usually runs $39 for adults and $36 for seniors.   Deadline to signup for this trip is October 5th.  Please mail check (payable to SJSU Alumni Association, Santa Cruz) with the names of participants to Carolyn Lewis, PO Box 2037, Aptos, CA 95001-2037. 

Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser, December 8th:
This year's annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, December 8th.  It will be a Brunch this Year so we should be able to have more of our scholarship recipients attend and we can also enjoy the beautiful scenery from the Dream Inn's Banquet Room.  Mark you calendar to this important event.  Invitations will be mailed and posted on the website in late October.

Watch for future information on possible tours of  Moss Landing Marine Labs, Doc Rickett's Lab and a guided tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the City of Santa Cruz Recycling Center later this year.  Other potential events include a Wine tasting event with the Santa Clara Valley Alumni Chapter, a SJSU Alumni Night at a Santa Cruz Warriors game, and a BBQ/music night.

Recent Events

     Scholarship Check presented to SJSU Marching Band.  On Sunday July 28th, Chapter President Carolyn Lewis and Treasurer Katie Hill presented a $1,000 scholarship check to the SJSU Marching Band Director and members of the SJSU Pep Band.  The Pep Band was performing in front of the Simpkin's Office during the Wharf to Wharf Race.

       Day at the Farm Tour and Lunch was held on Thursday,June 13th.  Twelve members attended a guided tour of the Santa Cruz County Agricultural History Project and Museum on .  The Ag History Project is located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville.  Discover the rich agricultural history of the Central Coast through the exhibits of farm and agricultural equipment on display in the barns and artifacts used in crop and livestock production in the Codiga Center and Museum.  The tour included a delicious lunch.

        Our annual Member's BBQ and meet our Scholarship recipients was held on Saturday, June 1st at The Forty Thieves                  Group BBQ Area, Washington Grove, DeLeVeaga Park, Santa Cruz.  Over forty-five were in attendance including five  of  our scholarship recipients who provided us with background information and their experiences at San Jose State University.

Annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser:   On December 5, the Santa Cruz chapter of the San Jose State University Alumni Association held its annual Holiday Party and Scholarship Fundraiser.  Our silent auction was a success and raised several thousand dollars for our scholarship programs.

SJSU Alumni Night at Santa Cruz Warriors.   San Jose State Alumni watched the Santa Cruz Warriors beat the Salt Lake City Stars on Friday night, January 18th.  A good time was had by all.

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.  Location: The clubhouse of Villa Santa Cruz Mobile Home Park off of Felt Street.