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NAPS Enjoys Weekend in Northern California
By Marilyn Walton
NAPS Western Region Vice President
On the first weekend in November, California State Branch 905 Executive Board members, led by President Marilyn Jones, flew to Sacramento. The group then was driven to the beautiful Placer County Foothills to visit Red Hawk Hotel and Casino, the venue for the 2024 California State Convention.
Red Hawk Casino is an adult’s playground that offers not only gaming, but also bowling, golfing, virtual roller coaster, a bumper car track and other virtual games. The convention meeting rooms look over the foothills; the hotel rooms were just opened this spring.
Sacramento Branch 77 President Ralph Petty and his team will be the host branch. We took in the hotel and casino amenities and selected menus for the convention. The theme will be Country & Western; we are looking forward to a great time at the state convention in April.
Board members next traveled west, stopping in Vallejo where the Branch 77 Auxiliary and I hosted a meet-and-greet at a local pub. We were pleased to have NAPS President Ivan D. Butts and National Auxiliary President Laurie D. Butts join us. They were in the Bay Area to attend San Francisco Branch 88’s retirement lunch the following day.
On Saturday, state board members joined several California branches for the annual retirement lunch at the scenic Dominic’s by the Bay Yacht Club. Also attending were NAPS Secretary/Treasurer Jimmy Warden, Pacific Area Vice President Chuck Lum and me. Jimmy and Chuck had traveled to Fresno Branch 274’s year-end event the night before and drove over to meet us in San Francisco.
Branch 88 honored 14 retirees; unfortunately, none were available to attend. The branch welcomed newly promoted San Francisco Postmaster Doug Smith. He said he was excited to be a part of the San Francisco team and was happy to report that the San Francisco Plant was number one in the country.
Branch 88 also recognized Sally Simpao, California State treasurer. Sally recently volunteered to serve as Branch 88’s secretary/treasurer. The branch was appreciative of her support and commitment to NAPS. Ivan, with the NAPS officers, installed the Branch 88 officers.
We enjoyed a delicious brunch with friendly conversation and a fantastic view of San Francisco Bay—a great weekend in Northern California.