NEW MAIL ADDRESS

After years of generous board members using their own mail, we have sprung into the 21st Century with the bold concept of *a Post Office Box*!

Please address all Correspondence, Dues, Work Party Forms and Inquiries to :FOSJFC, P.O. Box 8237,  San Jose, Ca. 95125

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2017 Dates to Remember

The 2017 Camper Season is upon us!

Our Manager is already up at camp regularly, but for the rest of us it’s time to clean up your calendar and set up some weekends!

  • Jan.  14-15                             Bass Pro Outreach
  • Jan. 28th                                Friendraiser Night-Early Reg. Codes!
  • April 7th,8th,9th                Work Weekend
  • April 8/May ?                        *Contact Deb Hollis Shoreline Training for Fundraisers.
  • April 28th,29th,30th         Fish Camp Weekend
  • May 17th,18th,19th            Seniors Midweek
  • May 19th,20th,21th           Work Weekend
  • June 9th – Aug 6th             Regular Camping Season
  • Sept 6th,7th,8th                 Seniors Midweek
  • Sept. 29th,30th,31th        Work Weekend
  • TBA                                         Appreciation Weekend.

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Outreach at Bass Pro January 14th and 15th.

We had an outreach last fall at the Bass Pro, and are seeking help with the January 14th/15th outreach. Please let Tom or Deb know if you would like to volunteer with us for the Friends.

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Donations for Friendraiser

We thrive on our Friends help- and this year’s Friendraiser is no exception. Please take a moment and read our donation letter, copy and fill out our donation form, and help us out?

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Winter Time- Elections, Friendraiser & Wrap up

December meeting is coming, and that brings the annual elections. We have 2 openings on the Board of Directors and a full slate of folks running. To vote you must be a dues paid member as of Dec 14th before the meeting begins and be there in person to cast a vote.

Meetings are held 2nd Wednesdays of every month at the Kelly Park Administration Building called Leininger Center. 7Pm.

 

January is the yearly Friendraiser- and here is the new info!

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Here is the link for tickets on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-camp-fire-up-and-friendraiser-2017-tickets-28661652775?aff=es2

 

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Special welcome and THANK YOU to MAR-VAL Markets

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Bass Pro Outreach

Friends Of Family Camp came out two weekends in a row to spread the word and tell folks about camp down at Bass Pro Shops. The new Bass Pro is HUGE and fun and decorated as a sports persons paradise. We want to thank everyone who showed up to pass out flyers and meet new friends over the May 21/22 and May 28/29 weekends.2016-05-22 11.56.322016-05-22 12.25.092016-05-22 12.44.162016-05-22 13.15.092016-05-22 13.15.132016-05-22 12.38.09

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Helping Us Help Camp

Dear Friend,

 

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2016 Top-Rated Awards. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

 

Go to http://greatnonprofits.org/org/friends-of-san-jose-family-camp to get started!

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June Meeting Wed 8th at Shakey’s Restaurant 7PM

June, July and August we are meeting at the ice rink upstairs in the restaurant in their private room. Same Bat time, same Bat channel. LOTS of stuff to attend to this month, please join us everyone is welcome!

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Early Work Weekend & the Seniors Mid Week Retreat.

One of 2 retreats this year for those 50 and over was held in May up at camp- and the Wed-Fri camping time for adults was WONDERFUL. Several of our FRIENDS members took advantage of the cool temps and empty camp to totally enjoy the mountains and spend time with their friends before the full season started.2016-05-19 18.13.43 2016-05-19 18.14.132 of our volunteers came up to serve food and help out in the kitchen as well as several projects they had planned. 2016-05-18 17.11.582016-05-19 07.38.22 2016-05-19 08.58.22Our kitchen garden had gotten WAY out of hand over the last couple of years so it was time to cut out the garbage and return it to a usable state.  2016-05-19 10.31.20 2016-05-19 10.31.29 2016-05-19 11.20.05Once we got it cleaned out we headed into town to MOUNTAIN SAGE coffee and plants in Groveland and picked up a few things (shopping is GREAT HERE- we are going back!)2016-05-19 13.52.17 2016-05-19 13.52.28 HDRThen it was filling and finishing. 2016-05-19 18.57.57 2016-05-19 18.58.25Meanwhile the guys were finishing up on the HUGE amount of work done April 15th when the lights were all changed over on the decks before Fish Camp opened.2016-04-15 19.31.16 2016-04-15 19.31.21 2016-04-15 19.31.242016-04-16 08.50.00 2016-04-16 08.50.10 2016-04-16 08.50.16 2016-04-16 08.50.25 2016-04-16 08.51.20Our sincere special thanks to Tyler Barkwell for the electrical lead on this project. They came out GREAT!

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