Its time for some PSU Football!  As noted in our mailer – we’re going to do some more alternate site viewing this year starting this Saturday (Syracuse) where we will be at the Henkel House at noon PDT.  If you don’t know what we’re talking about check it out on Facebook.  They decorate, have a pool, bar, and a shrine to PSU.  Yes… a shrine.

We’re purposely not putting Mike and Amy’s address on the Internet but they are in Elk Groove.  If you want to attend, please send Mike an email at liongrad2001 at gmail dot com.  Substitute an @ and . for at and dot.  (This is to protect Mike from Spammers… sorry I’m a 15+ year security geek…)

Other games:

  • 10/21 – Michigan at the Sanders House in El Dorado Hills
  • 10/26 – Ohio State Downtown – We are still looking for a volunteer who lives/knows downtown to organiz

All other games we will be at Players in Fair Oaks and I assume some will go there during the alternate site games as well.  Most notably – Nebraska (11/23) we will be there and in white.  All of your know that they UN alumni show up there in red and in force.  Let’s show them!

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2013 Summer Mailing and Event – RSVP Today!

Hello everyone!  I am pleased to announce that our 2013 Summer Newsletter is available for download here.

Highlights from newsletter include:

We will be mailing these to alumni in the immediate Sacramento region this week.  You do not need to wait to RSVP and mail your dues and event fees today.  You can either print and mail the form from the newsletter or pay online via

As always – let us know if you have any questions.

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New Leaders Needed!


Please see our new page for a request for new leaders to step up for to guide the chapter forward.  The current team will be stepping aside at the end of the year and we are looking for new and fresh ideas.

Visit for more information.

All the Best,

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In Memoriam – Suzy Fenton

Last week, the chapter lost a dear friend and one of my favorite people.  Suzy Fenton passed away on the 15th due to complications from a stroke.  Her obituary can be found here at


For those that didn’t have the pleasure to know Suzy, she had a remarkable life.  She was recruited into a special women’s engineering program at PSU in ’42 sponsored by the airplane manufacturer Curtis Wright.  She worked there for two years before enlisting in the Navy for several years.  She then returned to PSU to finish her BS in Aeronautical Engineering in ’49 where she met Wayne.  With all due respect to Sheryl Sanberg, what Suzy did before 1950 tops my list of achievements :-)

Suzy and Wayne moved to Sacramento shortly after graduation where she taught at Sac State for 38 years.  Suzy was an officer at the chapter for many years and was on the board of directors up until her passing.  She and Wayne have been to every event, every chapter meeting, and most every game as long as I’ve been here.  Suzy, you will very much be missed!  Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Suzy’s services will be limited to family but the family is considering a celebration event at a date to be determined.

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Spring – Summer Events


Hello everyone!  I hope you and your families are having a nice spring, especially now that the weather has turned the way we love it here.  I wanted to provide a quick update on our activities planned for the spring and summer.

  1. Saturday April 20th – Blue/White @ Players – At this point we are not certain if the game will be televised on the BTN. If so, we will meet at Players.  If it is Internet only, we may provide alternative plans.  Please be sure to check back closer to the date.
  2. Saturday May 4 – Wine trip to Amador County – we plan to have a picnic lunch visit Windwalker, TooGood  and more up in Amador Co.  Please contact Doug to RSVP and he will provide logistics. 
  3. Sunday – June 2 – Big Ten Picnic – Annual Big Ten Picnic at William Pond Park.
  4. Saturday August 10 – Annual Summer Gathering and Student Sendoff  - Save the date. We are currently working to reserve William Pond Park again and will be back in touch with logistics soon!

We look forward to seeing everyone out at the events!

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Fall is Here!

Fall is here!  First and foremost thank you to everyone who came out to the summer gathering and student send-off.  I have posted some pictures here.

Going forward, there are a couple announcements:

  1. We’ll be watching this weekend’s (9/1) game at Players – 4060 Sunrise in Fair Oaks – Kickoff time is 9am PDT.
  2. UPDATE – The 9/8 – Virginia game will not be at Mike Henkel’s house.  We will be at Players as always.  We will reschedule this for a later date.

Last, we received an invitation to join the San Francisco chapter on Friday 9/7.   The event is an Evening with Tina Hay, the editor of the Penn Stater magazine.  Event details can be found at

Going forward we will continue to meet informally at Players.  We are also planning another family friendly alternate viewing location in Folsom/El Dorado Hills in November.

As always don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

For the Glory,

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Pictures from the 2012 Summer Gathering

Below are a few pictures from the summer gathering and student send-off starting with our spot at William Pond Park.

The group!

Best of luck to two of our area’s current students!

Well of course it was served…  and it was good!

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