Summer 2014 Newsletter
Our Summer 2014 Newsletter is here!
Read our President's message about pensions, see what's up at Chabot and Las Positas, view more news from retirees, learn about the CARE fund, and more...
CARE Fund Special Projects Grants Program for
We are proud to announce plans to award a total of $4,500 in 2014-2015 grants to proposals from the Colleges and District - an increase of 50% over the previous year! Funding for the grants is provided in part by the CARE Fund, which is the source of our charitable activities in support of the colleges.
The Governor’s Higher Education Budget
On January 9, the Governor presented a budget with a proposed $2.3 billion reserve at the end of 2014-15. The Governor's budget seeks to address some of California's biggest budget issues. His higher Education Budget provides $20 billion in Core Funding for Higher Education and estimates that local property tax revenue will be up $94 million (4 percent) from the current-year. Student fee revenue is budgeted to increase $13 million (3 percent) due to enrollment growth. The Governor’s major proposed augmentations for higher education are: base increases at the universities, increases in apportionment funding and two categorical programs at the community colleges, Cal Grants growth, and implementation of the new Middle Class Scholarship program.
Chet Rhoan, CARE President
Chabot College History Instructor Rick Moniz recently joined retired Chabot colleague Delviz Fernandez and friend Andrés Pazoz to present a lecture titled “Faces of Cuba,” based on experience from Rick’s program of travel studies to Cuba. The event, part of the 2013-2014 Chabot College Lecture Series, is available on YouTube: View "Faces of Cuba" lecture
new In 2015, Rick will offer another trip in his long-standing Cuba
Also, this Fall, he will be leading
a trip to Europe with the theme "Faith, Empires and Arts:
Contact Rick for more information about these travel opportunities:
Chabot College Brown Bag Meetings
Susan Sperling, Chabot College President, holds "Brown Bag" meetings from time to time on topics of current concern at the College. These are recorded and available to all.
CARE Book Fund at Chabot
of the high cost of textbooks and the difficulty some student have had
in purchasing them, CARE has established a special
Mail your check to:
CARE Resources Page
Have you checked out our Resources page? It contains links to helpful online resources as well as archived stories and documents. Here are a few examples of the archived medical benefits stories you'll find there:
Questions - A CARE Tool for Comparing Benefits
To visit the Resources page, just select
Resources from the main menu above.
Public Pension Records
Ever wonder how your retirement pension compares
CARE Member Directory
Are there retirees you wish to reach, but you lack their contact information? Would you like other CARE members to be able to reach you?
CARE Membership and 2014 Dues
CARE extends membership to all retirees without charge, but we depend entirely on your $10 dues payments to support our programs of activity on your behalf
If you have not already done
so, please print the 2014 dues
make your $10 contribution now. Thanks for your support!
Chabot Board of Trustees Report and Hotsheet
We aim to make a current copy of the Report and Hotsheet available at all times on our Resources page under "Chabot College".