Summer Gathering and Student Sendoff – August 9th w/ Details

All, the 2014 summer gathering and student send-off is on Saturday.  Preferred method of registration is online by clicking here.

Alternatively, checks may be made out to the Penn State Club and mailed to:

The Penn State Club c/o BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc.
1024 Iron Point Road, Suite 100 #1225 Folsom, CA 95630

Be sure to include on your check – single/family and how many raffle tickets.

Also, given the late notice, please email me at with your counts so we have them.

Event Day Details:

We will be at the Cottonwood Pavillion.  Enter through the main gate ($5 parking fee) and proceed to the first major parking lot.  The pavillion is just adjacent to that lot as shown here:

Cottonwood Pavillion

For the raffle and silent auction, note that prizes will be split between the two.  Some prizes will be via raffle and others will be via silent auction.  Bring your checkbooks to raise money for our scholarship program!


Summer Events 2014

Summer is almost here and that means bbqs with your alumni associate and broader Big 10 network.

The, Big Ten Picnic will be held Sunday June 1st at William Pond Park in Carmichael. Cost $5 per adult and each family is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert.   These events are a lot of fun and usually involve “corn hole” tournaments with the other chapters.  If you plan to attend, please register your RSVP here.   Please RSVP this week.

Additionally, we have set Saturday August 9th as the date for our annual summer gathering and student sendoff. It will also be held at William Pond Park. We will be putting together our mailer in the late June timeframe for those of you in the immediate area.

Any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me.

2012 Newsletter and Summer Event Registration Form – Register Today!

The 2012 Penn State Alumni Assocation Sacrament/San Joaquin Valley chapter newsletter is now available online.

The newsletter includes a recap of 2011, plans for 2012, and the registration form for the summer gathering on August 11th at William B. Pond Park.  In addition, this year you can now register and pay both dues and event fees online with a credit card.

To download, the newsletter, click here

To register for the event online, click here/

For more information about the Summer Gathering, click here

PSU Casino Night for RAINN – Saturday January 21

On the evening of Saturday, January 21rst, chapters all across the country will be having events to raise funds and awareness to fight child abuse.  

The national event webpage can be found at

Here in Sacramento, Mike and Amy Henkel have graciously offered up their home for a social gathering and poker night.  We will host a cocktail hour from 5-6 followed by multiple games.  For those who wish to play, 100% of the buy-in will go to RAINN.  Others that wish to donate directly can do so that night or send a check to the chapter.

The event flyer is attached here.  Also, click here to see and respond to the Facebook Evite.  Not on Facebook?  RSVP directly to Mike at by January 14th.

October Chapter Update (Thanksgiving Family Drive & Elections)

Well, it hasn’t always been pretty but We Are…  7-1!    A couple quick updates for the chapter.  Please note for the bottom section (chapter elections) there is a deadline to submit interest/nominations by 11/11.

First, a VERY BIG thank you to Bridget (and Ryan) Sanders for hosting the game viewing at their house two weeks ago.  For those of you that didn’t attend we had a great turnout including many that hadn’t come to Players in the past.  Speaking as a parent who is usually chasing his son around Players, having a babysitter there was huge!  We didn’t even see the kids as they were doing crafts in the other room or playing outside.  Thank you again Bridget!  We will definitely be doing that again next year.

1. Philanthropy Message from Renee – We are starting our annual Thanksgiving family drive.  For those of you that our new, this is one of the most successful philanthropic events the chapter has ever done where we choose a special family and providing them with a “Thanksgiving dinner.” This year, due the wonderful generosity of the club last year, we are going to sponsor two families. These families will be chosen in a few weeks and the biographies will be sent to you.

We will be collecting at the football games starting Oct. 29 or checks may be mailed to Doug c/o BrightLine CPAs at 1024 Iron Point Road, Suite 1058 Folsom, CA 95630. The collection at the games should include canned goods and other non-perishable items. These items should be in unbreakable containers.  The response last year was great but I am confident this year we will match or exceed it.  If you have any questions you may e-mail Renee at

2.  Officer Elections – As mentioned in the Summer Newsletter, we are holding open elections this fall for new officer positions.  Please read the attached document and consider getting involved.  Being an officer in this chapter is not a large time commitment but its a great way to meet great people and stay involved with Dear Old State.

As always, feel free to contact me directly at if you have any questions.

For the Glory,

Big Ten Bowling Tournament this Weekend!

We had the flyer at the picnic but I wanted to follow-up to see if anyone else was interested in joining us for the Big Ten Bowling Tournament this Sunday (August 28) from 1-4PM.

The tournament will be held at AMF Mardi Gras at 4800 Madison –

Cost is $10 per person for three hours of bowling (which includes shoes).  Please contact me directly at if you want to join us.

For the Glory!

PS We came in second place to Iowa (yes Iowa) two years ago. It would be nice to beat those guys…

August 6th Student Sendoff and Summer Gathering – RSVP Today!

Fellow Alums,

This week the annual newsletter and summer gathering invites will be sent to those with current addresses on file with the University.  For your convenience, I am posting both of those here as well.  Click here to see the newsletter.

The summer event and student send-off at Gold River Racquet Club on Saturday August 6th at 4:00pm.  Like previous years, we will be serving creamery ice cream!  Please send in your RSVP today via the Summer Gathering RSVP form.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 6th!

For the Glory,