October 6, 2015

Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce to Install Board of Directors at Gala Event

Dale Eldridge Kaye and Former Mayor Marshall Kamena at the Board Installation and Gala Event, February 2011

Dale Kaye and Former Mayor Marshall Kamena, 2011

Livermore, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2012 - Each year, the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrates the installation of their Board of Directors with a gala event. Checkers Catering and Special Events is catering the event, as they do each year with their special blend of fine food, and beautiful presentation.

The Gala sells out each year, and it’s expected to again this year.

“Last year, everyone was having such a good time, that they almost had to be kicked out when it was over at 10 p.m.,” said Dale Eldridge Kaye, President and CEO of the chamber.

The Robert Livermore Community Center will be transformed into the New Decade Lounge with music, dancing, an open bar, a fun casino and lots of networking opportunities. Jody Amos from Amos Productions will be providing the ambiance, music and disc jockey services, and has been a popular DJ at the Gala before.

The new Board of Directors to be installed include:

  •     Board Chair, Tim Tikalsky, from RINA Accountancy Corp.
  •     Vice Chair, Jay Davis, from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
  •     Secretary, Crystal Lu from Sybase, Inc.
  •     Treasurer, Jennifer Thaete, from the Law Office of Jennifer Thaete, LLP

The Gala Event will be held from 7-10:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue in Livermore, CA. Tickets are $115 per person, and there’s no silent or live auction. It’s just an opportunity to have a good time and enjoy wonderful food, music, dancing, fun and no paying for drinks.

For more information or to register, please visit www.livermorechamber.org or call 925-447-1606.


Anthony Chavez Speaks to Marylin Avenue Students

Anthony Chavez, grandson of activist Cesar Chavez spoke at an assembly for students at Marylin Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Anthony Chavez, 25, grew up participating with his grandfather in United Farm Workers’ marches, rallies and political campaigns. He speaks before numerous student and community groups on behalf of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, established by the Chavez family, to further his grandfather’s life and work. Anthony also speaks out to students to foster relationships with one another based on commonalities instead of rivalries. Anthony is a recent graduate CSU Bakersfield.

During his visit to Marylin School, Anthony shared the legacy of his grandfather.  Cesar Chavez was a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader; a genuinely religious and spiritual figure; a community organizer and social entrepreneur; a champion of nonviolent social change; and a crusader for the environment and consumer rights. Cesar Chavez spent many years coordinating voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, leading campaigns against racial and economic discrimination. He founded the National Farm Workers Association which later became the United Farm Workers of America. Founding the union was a leap of faith, not just because the odds were against him, but also because he still had serious doubts; he questioned how he would make it succeed. Over four decades, Cesar Chavez saw his share of defeats, but also historic victories. Under Cesar, the United Farm Workers of America achieved unprecedented gains for farm workers, establishing it as the first successful farm workers union in American history. Anthony shares his grandfather’s experiences in order to inspire and motivate students to persevere through adversity.

As he spoke to students, Anthony focused on the importance of education and encouraged students to plan a community service project as they celebrate Cesar Chavez Day on 3/31. By the end of the assembly, students were excited to talk about how they might plan and become involved in serving the community.