On Thursday, August 23rd, the Men’s Club visited the National Weather Service in Oxnard. We meet our tour guide, John Dumas, upon arrival. John is an ex Navy Meteorologist and served 20 plus years for Uncle Sam. He has been with the National Weather Service for just over 5 years.more»
On Saturday, October 27th, The Men’s Club visited what is now known as Oakridge Estates. Some 80 years ago Barbara Stanwyck purchased a piece of property in the San Fernando Valley. The property bordered on the north by Devonshire Blvd, on the east by Reseda Blvd, on the south by what is now Lassen, and on the west by what is now Wilbur. On this property Ms. Stanwyck and Zeppo Marx, her agent and one of the Marx Brothers, built separate homes. Additionally, a thoroughbred training track and ranch were added. During this time period, Barbara and Zeppo called this the Marwych Ranch.more»
On Saturday, February 17, 2018, The Men’s Club visited the Santa Susan Depot Museum and Model Railroad display in Simi Valley. Our docent, Curt, was very outgoing and added so much to the tour. We were limited in time to two hours, but, I’m sure Curt could have gone all-day with the history and stories about the depot.more»
Valley Jewish Community Center helped Operation Gratitude make packages for our troops overseas. The majority of the people helping were volunteers from all over the Valley and greater L.A. area. Our Platoon consisted of 15 – 18 Center Members.more»
On Sunday, 3/26, the Men’s Club traveled to Santa Monica Airport to visit the Museum of Flight. Our group was warmly welcomed and Linda, our docent, was a very outgoing and knowledgeable person to say the least.more»
What can be more fun than getting together with friends and enjoying wine and sweets, all while painting a beautiful masterpiece to hang in your home? A lively group had a blast while we ate, drank and painted up a storm at our Paint and Wine evening. If you couldn't make it this time, we hope you will be able to join us for exciting events in the future.more»
Valley Jewish Community Center (VJCC) announced today that Jerry Wayne, Executive Director of VJCC, has been asked to speak at a Congressional Briefing on the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) on September 21st in Washington, D.C. This briefing is sponsored by Solera Health, a National DPP integrator that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers who are preventing and managing chronic disease. Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) will provide introductions and comments.more»
The Valley Jewish Community Center sponsored Mah Jongg Tournament was held on Sunday, 8/28, at the Masonic Lodge in Van Nuys.more»
The Valley JCC Men's Club at Edwards Air Force Base (photo by Burt Kaminsky)
Men’s Club at 911 Center by Chas Phillips
On Thursday, 8/11, the Men’s Club toured the LAPD Dispatch Center in West Hills. As stated by the tour guide, the tours are not only informative but also educational. We learned and saw the history of the Call Center and the progression of the equipment, very interesting. We moved to a conference room and learned how this center and the second center in Los Angeles cover the entire County of L. A. From the conference room we were able to observe the call center in action. A huge room with over 50 desks, each desk having 6 computer screens to help the dispatcher determine how to handle the call. We also learned that over half the calls received by the 911 operators are not emergency calls and should have used the non-emergency phone number: 1-844-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273).
Men’s Club at Edwards AFB by Chas Phillips
On Friday, 8/12, the Men’s Club took a tour of Edwards Air Force Base. An absolutely amazing and wonderful tour. Out Tour Guide was a retired Air Force camera man who rode in the backseat of aircraft and took pictures of test aircraft in flight during a test session. It was easy to see he enjoyed his job and embraced the chance to depart his knowledge and experience to the group. If you are an aircraft or flight enthusiast, this is a must tour. Starting in the flight and aircraft museum, we saw an example of every aircraft tested at Edwards…amazing. With pictures and examples of some the more famous accomplishment of the Test Pilots, the museum is a must see. We then took a bus tour of the Administration buildings and then onto the flight line. We saw F-16s, F22s, F-35s, KC-135s, C-17s, B-1, and a Global Hawk drone and several other less famous aircraft. At the Tourist Center, all of the F-100 series aircraft are on display. The base and the history are truly an experience to cherish.more»
Our summer Type 2 Diabetes prevention class is starting soon. Check the flyer below for all the information!more»
With Hanukkah around the corner VJCC held their Hanukah Boutique, Sunday November 29th. There were many great items to choose from and a good time was had by all. Missed this boutique. . . . watch our website for information on our Spring Boutique.