WALKABOUT WELCOMES JANET FENSTON
NEW BOARD MEMBER
Please welcome Jane Fenston who was elected to the Walkabout Board of Directors on Friday, September 13. We welcome her presence and look forward to her contributions to our organization. Janet moved to “sunny” San Diego from “snowy” Buffalo, New York in the 1970’s. She raised her family—one daughter currently living in Ireland and one son living here in San Diego—and has three grandchildren. She spent her career working as a bookkeeper and still works part time for a local masonry company. Janet has a real green thumb and has treated many of our walkers with goodies from her garden. She also watches out and cares for feral cats in her neighborhood. Janet became a Walkabout member in 2013 and since then has participated in many of our local walks as well as enjoying traveling for both day trips and extended trips to Cape Cod and especially Switzerland. She has recently become involved in leading walks. Examples of her walks include Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park, a walk around Lake Murray and she plans to begin walks from the Mission Trails visitor center.
Janet wants to concentrate her energy on the board by working to increase membership. I’m sure she will be asking for volunteers to participate in health fairs and public events to make sure Walkabout information is spread throughout the county.Janet wants to concentrate her energy on the board by working to increase membership. I’m sure she will be asking for volunteers to participate in health fairs and public events to make sure Walkabout information is spread throughout the county.
Bob Wilson turns the magic 100 years young in November. Join us for the regular Merry Go Round walk on Sunday November 3rd at 8:15. Bob will be leading the walk for that special day. Come out and see if you can keep up with a real live Centenarian!!! Be careful because this young rascal can be pretty quick!!! Details for this walk are in the monthly walk round up. We will be taking a break at the Headquarters patio at seaport village with a small celebration for the young man’s birthday. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Miller at 619-578-2607 or email@example.com.
WALKABOUT WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE UNION TRIBUNE’S
Walkabout will be participating in the Union Tribune’s “Successful Aging Expo” this year on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The event will be downtown at the San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 6, Upper Level. 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, Ca 92101. The 10th annual “Successful Aging Expo” gathers the latest in research, products, and services to help San Diegans make the most of life after 50. They have been promoting it in their newspaper, you probably have seen their ads. This event features FREE admission, expert speakers and the latest information, services and products geared to active older adults. For more information, sand
Walkabout needs volunteers to work in our booth. This is your opportunity to show your support for Walkabout. If you want to sign up for a shift, please contact Marilyn Buckley at (619) 231-7463. The best way to get there is on the trolley. It stops about a block away. You can see the convention center from the trolley station.
UPCOMING EVENTS/TRIPS/WALKS CALENDAR
|Successful Aging Expo 9 am||Sat, Nov 2|
|Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk 10am||Thu, Nov 28|
|Thanksgiving Dinner||Thu, Nov 28|
|Office Appreciation Holiday Party/Gift Exchange||TBD|
|Hotel Del Coronado Walk||TBD|
|San Diego Bay Boat Parade of Lights||Sun, Dec 8|
|Annual Christmas Breakfast/Gift Exchange||Wed, Dec 25|
|Annual New Years Day Walk||Wed, Jan1|
|Annual Walk Leaders Appreciation Luncheon||TBD|
|Walkabout Anniversary Potluck||TBD|
|Board Members Annual Retreat/Planning Session||TBD|
MARGARET ANN SAMUELSON WALKER
AUGUST 3, 1920 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
One of our dear Walkabout friends, Margaret Ann Samuelson Walker, age 99, died at home in Poulsbo, WA, on September 8, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband, Allison Walker of Hammond, IN. Margaret was born on August 3, 1920 in Towner, CO, held a BA from Grinnell College, IA, and MS from Purdue University, IN. Margaret taught in Hammond, IN. In San Diego, Margaret was active in Mission Hills United Church of Christ, Walkabout International, the San Diego Women’s Club, and Scripps Ranch High School Library Volunteers.