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2015 GA ERA
Board of Directors
UPCOMING EVENTS: Children’s ERA Socials
Hippity-Hop Picnic—Torrey Pines March 28
Easter Eggstravaganza—Palmdale—March 28
— Katherine Partain
Vice President
Torrey Pines Site, Building G10-700:
Open Tuesday through Friday
Closed Mondays
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Office: 858-455-3305
Fax: 858-455-3302
E-mail: [email protected]
— Jaime Leyva
— Lucy McGovern
— Vacant
Adult Social Director
— Mike Moreno
Children's Social Director
— Roxanne Dierking
— Theresa Juarez
Newsletter Editor
ASI Poway ERA Office, Stowe Complex
Bldg. A15 Room 2202:
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & all Payday Fridays
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Office: 858-312-4133
Sabre Springs Site, Bldg. A05A Room 152
Open all Payday Fridays, 11 am - 4 pm
Office Phone: 858-312-3693
— Michelle Metschel
General Director
— Gabby Morfin
General Director
— Tonya Aubuchon
Hi Desert General Director
— Mike Cerda
► Andrea Saenz
Newsletter Contest:
Look for your name hidden
somewhere in the newsletter
and win a prize! Contact
Michelle Metschel to claim
your prize at:
[email protected]
Each office representative for the Satellite Offices keeps her/his own
“office hours” for ERA products. Also, please see the pages on ordering
tickets for various attractions and goods for sale.
The GA ERA Satellite Reps. are:
Trish Cahhal-Simpson (Bldg. A3 ASI, Rancho Bernardo)
Krishna Clay (Gray Butte Admin Bldg.)
Susie Castaneda (El Mirage)
Susan Duffy (Sabre Springs, Bldg. A05A)
Donna Hernandez (Rancho Bernardo Bldg. 90)
Cheryl Markowitz (Adelanto)
Christina Swaringen (Poway Bldg. 21-1131N 858-525-6222)
When visiting our satellite reps in Rancho Bernardo to purchase merchandise or tickets,
please contact them first to make sure they are available to assist you.
Trish Cahhal-Simpson, Bldg. 3 MS at 858-762-5810 or
Donna Hernandez Bldg. 90 EMS at 858-676-7188.
Thank you
Newsletter Delivery Modes
Currently the GA ERA monthly newsletter is delivered electronically as an e-mail attachment in PDF format, and posted on the ERA website at
Do you know of an ERA Member not receiving their Newsletter?
Please let us know! If you have a GA e-mail address and are not receiving the newsletter
electronically please let us know your address. If you do not have a GA e-mail address
we can send the newsletter to your personal e-mail address if you provide it to us. If you
change your personal e-mail address you must let us know the new e-mail address if you
wish to keep receiving the newsletter. You can also get to your GA e-mail from off-site if
you have a user ID and password. Please see your IT folks if you do not have a user ID
and password set up. If you do not know if you have a GA e-mail address please look up
your name in the company on-line directory.
Bounced Check Policy
The ERA has always accepted personal checks as payment for purchases of merchandise and
attraction tickets, as well as many ERA sponsored events. If your check is returned due to insufficient funds, then you will be charged a $6.00 bank returned check fee. You will be notified by a
member of the ERA staff and your check will be re-deposited the following Friday. If it doesn’t
clear again, you will be charged an additional $6.00 fee. Unfortunately, if you write a check that
bounces, you will no longer be allowed to write checks again to the ERA. You may use cash or
credit cards only for all future ERA purchases. If we do not receive payment for your bounced
check (including the bounced fee payment(s), then you will not be able to purchase any items
from the ERA store or participate in ERA-sponsored events. Also, you will not get a refund for
your membership in the ERA.
The ERA appreciates your business, but we must also be financially responsible to limit
losses to the ERA.
Your ERA Staff
ERA Board Meeting Schedule
All meetings are tentatively planned to be held at lunchtime in G07-120 (except where noted as
we don’t always get the room), at the Torrey Pines site. Meetings are open to all ERA members.
Club Presidents are especially encouraged to attend. Please contact Katherine Partain to get the
exact location if you are interested in joining us.
GA ERA Upcoming 2015 Meetings: March 17, 2015
May 19, 2015
These are the Clubs that are currently sponsored by the GA ERA:
Basketball Club
Jon Sheeder
Katherine Partain
Bernie Hancock
Larry Boysen
Cycling & Triathlon
George Spalding
Fit-Fun in Training
Bettye Washington
Rubber Stamp
Donna Oellien
Vlad Nicolayeff
[email protected]
Larry Hanson
Crystal Kuss
Toastmasters ASI Poway
Jacqueline Silva
Toastmasters RB
Diana Hagerty
Norman Ravelo
On March 21st/28th, the Scuba club is planning a Boat Charter out of Ventura. It is a full day of diving, +meals (including a BBQ), free air refills and you can sleep on the boat the day before the event. All for only $130. “Members in Good Standing” of the Scuba club will be ge ng a significant discount. In fact, the discount on this dive alone could pay your monthly dues for over 6 months. If you would like any more informa on, please contact Larry ([email protected]‐ You can also go to and follow the links for The Spectre. 14
The GA ERA Camera Club sponsors lunch hour compe
ons throughout the year for members. A variety of subject and open categories are featured. Images are posted and can be viewed on the camera club website at Check this out to see some of our recent work and review our current calendar. All ERA members are welcome to join ($10 per year dues), visitors welcome to observe. We also feature an annual banquet early in the year where top images from the previous year are featured and judged by an outside professional with awards given. A photo workshop at one of the GA campuses and a local photo field trip are also part of our yearly mee ngs. This is a great opportunity to hone your photo‐
graphic skills and pick up some new ideas. Contact Larry Boysen [email protected] (858) 455‐2633 for addi onal informa on. 17
Torrey Pines Chapter of the GA ERA Bible Club Meets every Monday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in G15‐224 Study format is Book‐Chapter‐Verse. Current book of study is II Corinthians Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Bible Club to a end. Club contact: [email protected] 24
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhor ng one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 (KJV)
Bible Studies – Poway – ASI Tuesday, 12–1 pm, bldg. A18, conf. rm. 1505 Contacts: [email protected]‐ • 858‐524‐8961 [email protected]‐ • 858‐312‐4624 GA‐RSG WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES — RANCHO BERNARDO — BLDGs. A2 & A3 Tuesday (women only), 12–12:30 pm, bldg. A15, pur‐
chasing conf. rm. Contact: [email protected]‐ • 858‐312‐2241 Wednesday, 12–1 pm, bldg. A23, conf. rm. 2108 Contact: [email protected]‐ • 858‐312‐3959 Thursday, 11:30 am – noon, bldg. A18, conf. rm. 1338 Contact: [email protected]‐ • 858‐312‐4109 Bible Studies – Adelanto Chapter Meets every Wednesday: 10:00‐10:30am (all welcome) Conference Room 3 Studying II Corinthians Contact: Phil Cardozo x2671 or Cheryl Markowitz x2778 Meets every Thursday: 11:00‐11:30am (all welcome) Conference Room 3 Studying Romans 19
PredOrators, the RB Chapter of the GA ERA Toastmasters Club, held a speech contest on Wednesday, 2/25. There were two contestants who spoke in the Interna onal Speech Contest. This contest is considered the star ng point along the path to compete at the annual Toastmasters Interna onal Conven‐
on in August, this year at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and possibly be awarded the 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking. Timothy Johnson and Guoqing “GQ” Liu will be speaking next on Saturday, 2/28, at the Area 31 Interna onal Speech Contest held at AudaExplore in RB. 20
Its that me of year again and we’re planning our next 2 fishing trips! I’d like to see if there is any interest in going out on a Friday for our first trip in July. A second trip is being planned for September. This is not a sign up—so please don’t ask to be put on the list, there is no list. If you are interested in going out on a Friday please contact me (Chris [email protected]). Please use the subject line ‘Friday Fishing’ If we have enough interest we’ll set a date and send out flyers. Remember, this is for ERA members and 1 guest over the age of 18. Please don’t ask if you can bring more than 1 guest. It’s 1 boat for 40 people. This is not a sign up, its only a survey to see if we can get 40 people for a Friday trip. Thank you Chris na 22
1. Quick and fun way to peel a boiled egg: Put boiled egg in a plas c cup with a top that your hand will fit over. Add enough water to cover the egg. Place your hand over the top of the glass—and SHAKE! The egg will crack and the water rubs the shell off. (Hint: do this over a sink in case you didn’t get a good seal over the glass!) 2. Clever kitchen space idea: Remove the fake drawer underneath the sink and install a paper towel holder. 3. How to safely pack your razor: Use a binder clip on the razor top. 4. Running bacon under cold water before cooking will reduce shrinkage by up to 50%. Also, always cook bacon in the oven for 10 minutes at 365 degree F for maximum flavoring! 5. Spiders as well as mice hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bo le with water and spray your garage and all the door frames. 6. Walking in a scary area at night? Download a police scanner app on your phone and listen to it at full volume. 7. Nectar of Paradise: Soak a watermelon chunk in tequila, dip it in coarse salt, and you have yourself a margari‐
ta you can eat anywhere! 8. Cherries contain an an oxidant that protects the body from cancer cells. 9. If you have an old cell phone, keep it charged and powered off in your glove compartment. All phones can call 911 for free regardless if they are ac vated or not. 10. Glue a small magnet behind your light switch plate and your keys will s ck to the light switch. 11. Rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil p to uns ck the zipper. 12. If a bee or wasp lands on you, blow on them to get them off instead of slapping and they won’t retaliate. 13. The most effec ve cough syrup that exists is HONEY. (Bee Happy Beekeeping Supply, Inc at 2637 University Ave #B, San Diego, CA 92104 in North Park has Ginger‐Lemon Honey. Awesome tas ng—the best!) 14. A rectangle laundry basket plus a muffin pan=a perfect tool for holding large groups of drinks or anything in the car. 15. Drinking 15 ounces of water will boost your metabolism by 30% alone. 16. A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning can help with arthri s pain. 17. Use clothes pins to prevent your toothbrush from touching dirty counters when travelling. Just clip the clothes pin to the handle and stand it up. 23
GA ERA Newsle er Classified Ad Rules Please submit ads to Michelle Metschel at: [email protected]
1. The GA ERA does not charge a fee to advertise in the newsletter.
2. Commercial ads must offer GA ERA members a minimum of a 10% discount on prices and it
must be ongoing as a requirement to advertise in the newsletter.
3. E-mail ad(s) as an attachment to Michelle Metschel at: [email protected] with the
subject line: “Newsletter Ad—[Title of Ad]”. Otherwise it will get missed as the editor sorts
e-mails by subject.
4. Personal ads must have a GA ERA member affiliation and use a personal telephone number
and not a GA business telephone number.
5. Commercial ads must use a telephone number other than a GA business telephone number.
6. Advertising from real estate companies, lending agencies, or financial planning agencies is
not accepted.
7. The GA ERA reserves the right to refuse advertising for the newsletter, including, but not limited to, ads deemed illegal or inappropriate.
8. The GA ERA does not endorse the vendors that advertise in the newsletter.
9. Please specify runtime when placing ads. Non-Commercial ads will run 3 times and
then are removed. All other ads need to be renewed in January and June of each year.
If no time is specified for the number of months the ad is to be run, then we run the ad
as space permits. Also, sometimes ads need to get moved around on the various pages. We do this intentionally sometimes to vary the look of the newsletter but sometimes just due to space necessity. Ads are located and sized in the newsletter according to space availability. Ads with expirations dates will be removed when they expire.
10.It matters not how long the ad has been running in the past. If it is not renewed by the advertiser we do not renew it for you. We do not make it a policy to notify advertisers that the time
frame is up.
11.All ads need to be electronic, pdf preferred. Commercial ad size should be 3.5 x 2.0. If your
ad is square or odd shaped please let us know and we will try to assist with sizing.
12.We are all volunteers and must juggle ERA responsibilities along with our regular GA jobs. If
we make a mistake and miss something, we apologize. Please just let us know nicely and
we will fix it.
Newsletter Contest:
Look for your name hidden somewhere in the newsletter and win a gift certificate
worth $25 at the ERA store. You have 30 days to redeem your prize once you get your
certificate. Contact Michelle Metschel to claim your prize at:
[email protected]
All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month for publication in the next month’s issue.
Please send ads to [email protected] Subject: Newsletter Ad
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New lower price $5495 2007 Yamaha 1300 VStar Tourer Model This is a great bike at a great price. I love this bike but decided to buy something BIGGER. Yamahas are known for their reliability. Mileage is 24k which is very low for this model. I just paid about $1000 for scheduled maintenance and a new rear re. I have the records if you want to see them. Also, I have a TRANSFERABLE extended service contract that is good un l the spring. The passenger seat has a back rest. My wife rides on the back all of the me. There is no be er place in the USA to ride than San Diego! Loud pipes and skulls are also included! Tom 858‐395‐8564 
Are you feelin’ lucky about a new ride? 2004 Harley Davidson 1200 Custom Sport Excellent condi on and has been well maintained Never in an accident or laid down Comes with windshield, passenger footrest, and a achable backrest for long drives Call or text 858‐735‐2011 Only—$6,000 35
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1963 Ford Ranchero pickup, V‐8, automa c, bucket seats, PS, blue. It’s a cute and powerful li le truck that can be used for shows, daily driving or hauling. I just spent $800 on a tune‐up and fixing li le things. $6,900 37
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