CRAHawaii Lunch Meeting June 3rd, 2019

Attending: Robert Alakai, Peter Robertson, Ken Yamasaki, Kaz Morikawa, Mary Ann Barngrover, Louis Oliveira Sr, Darlene Smeigh, Ted Meditz, Marshall McCormick, Sue Maruyama, Cheri Robertson, Yaeko Oliveira, Louis Oliveira Jr., Jo Anne Rhoden, Lou-Ann Adams

We had lunch first then the meeting.

Ken called the Meeting to order @11:30 AM

Board members: Many people are completing their term. Ken asked that you volunteer for the board. You will have fun and meet interesting people.

The national meeting was in New Orleans this year and Denver in 2020.

2019 Paid Membership: 36 members, 15 spouses, 2 survivors.

If you haven’t renewed your membership ($10) then you should. Go to our to renew your membership.

Next Meetings:

Although we are not having a formal luncheon in August, we decided to have a small get together lunch on Aug. 5 at Ruby Tuesday’s. Details to follow.

The board will meet November 4th at the Waialae Country Club. You are welcome to come to the meeting. We will plan our Christmas Lunch on December 2nd, at the Waialae Country Club.

If you have ideas about a good location then call them, get the menu, the cost and if they can seat 20 to 30 people comfortably.

If you have a lunch location or presenter that you found interesting, please send an email to Ken at or call him at 925-783-9481.

Ted Meditz got a free lunch - his reward for signing up to our club.

Ted gave us a little background about his job and refinery goings on.

Ted works for island energy as a Pipeline Technologist. He said that island energy kept the tank farm and the lines and the gas station land.

They're investing in Marine lines. They let go of 150 employees and picked up about 90 employees. They're now bringing in refined product both gasoline and jet fuel.

If you're a former Chevron employee that was 50 years of age and 10 years of service at the time of the transition from Chevron to Island Energy, you qualify for Chevron Health and Welfare benefits. Notify 1-888-TALK2HR when you are ready to retire.

If you get a chance take a look at the Encore newsletter from Chevron retirees association, click Encore 2Q 2019.

  • We will move our CRAHawaii from Northern California to the Northwest Alaska group.
    • This balances out the clubs better for both groups.
  • We moved our website from GoDaddy to Google because GoDaddy wanted $500 for three years of service.
  • Ken asking for volunteers for the board and for the presidency.

In Memoriam

Roy Stocks passed away May 6, 2019.

Services will be private but open to Chevron employees. The celebration of life will be held at Elk Club on July 16, Tuesday. Please call Darlene Smeigh 808-636-8596 or Diane Stocks 808-200-4322 if you plan on attending. See his Obit in our CRAHawaii/compassion tab.

Meeting Adjourned about 12:30 PM.

Lunch notes:

Our June lunch was held at Bravo's at the Pearl City shopping center.

We had a private room and the service was excellent. Thank you to the staff.

We raffled off 10 Longs and Safeway gift cards.

Popular dishes were meat lasagna, pizza and the mahi mahi fish sandwich.

That's all for now. Come to our board meeting and add your energy to ours.

Ken and Pete

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CRA Chapter Websites

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Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter

Contra Costa Chapter

Hill Country Chapter

Marin Chapter

Metropolitan Houston Chapter

San Joaquin Chapter

Unocal Gulf Coast Alumni Club

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