SVCB Phone Tree Message for May 2023

General Meeting

Our May meeting will be an in-person and virtual event at the San Jose Vista Center for the Blind on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM, and it should be a nice, warm day! Lunches will be available from Subway the way it used to be with the same menu, however prices have gone up slightly. Issues people have had with their lunches are being addressed. Talk to Donna Sanchez about the new chicken salad!

There will also be a celebration of life for SVCB member John Vandervort at the Blind Center. Carol Silveria, John's sister, writes:

"There will be a celebration of life for John Vandervort after the SVCB May meeting. I have been letting people know that it will begin around 2:00 pm. That way those who want to have their Subway lunch can still do so. After the service, we will have some light refreshments. We are planning a program that will include an open mike for those who wish to speak. John died on Monday, March 6, 2023." So don't forget to make your VTA ride accordingly.

The SVCB meeting will also be available through Zoom for those who can't attend in-person. The Zoom information is below and is also in the Event Calendar section of the newsletter.

Join Zoom Meeting on May 20 from 9:30 AM to adjournment.

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  • Call in number: 408-638-0968
  • Meeting ID: 739825688
  • Passcode: 222638

When prompted for a participant code, press the Pound key.


Susan Glass will talk to us about birds in our back yards, even near the freeway.


We'll have a picnic update plus committee reports. Also, we'll formally decide whether in-person meetings remain in odd-nnumbered months and virtuals in even-numbered months. To review, in-person meetings were in January, March and May, and virtual (Zoom) meetings were in February and April.