VCAHU was represented by Korey Platt, Debbie Blander, Kellie Bernell, Jim Wisdom and Jolene Bibian at Capitol Summit this past week. Monday night kickoff included a night at Coin-Op hosted by Vanguard Council. Attendees had a blast playing old school arcades and jumbo jenga. Tuesday was jam packed with an entertaining and informative line up of speakers and content. Janet Trautwein discussing Single Payer and its many forms. Joe Getty, Co-Host of Armstrong & Getty radio show came and enlightened the crowd with insight on his views of all things from democracy to doing things that simply make you happy, you know like painting a bowl a fruit ;-). Member only town hall discussion and delegate voting for the new CAHU board was not uneventful! Ending the evening with the PAC Reception at Punch Bowl Social! Wednesday, Assembly Members Wood and Rubio came to speak with us and gave us an inside perspective on the lives of our legislators in an effort to help with our legislative meetings. Many CAHU members had meetings lined up throughout the day with legislators Tuesday and Wednesday. Our chapter met with Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Assemblyman Dante Acosta and Senator Henry Stern. We also had the pleasure of meeting with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson's office on behalf of SBAHU.
A lot of effort goes into planning these conferences and it does not go unnoticed. It was obvious that everyone was having a great time by the laughter that could be heard in the evenings when the AHU family joined forces for some casual celebrations to cap off the daily events.