To all CRCEA Delegates, Alternates, County Association Members, Affiliates, Retirement Board Members, Spouses and Guests:

The Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees (SCARE) cordially invites you to attend the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA) Fall Conference at the

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

The DoubleTree is located in Rohnert Park with easy access from Highway 101. For those who are flying, the DoubleTree is also a drop off and pickup location for the Sonoma County Airport Express which services both the San Francisco and Oakland Airports. The Airport Express is not available if you fly into the Sonoma County Airport. From there you would have to rent a car or take Uber or Lyft to the hotel.

October is the perfect time of year to enjoy Sonoma's gorgeous landscapes. We hope that you will take time to see the breathtaking redwoods and the many regional and state parks, to experience the Fall colors of wine country, to taste at Sonoma County wineries and breweries, and enjoy the agricultural bounty of the North Coast. While Sonoma County is famous for its wineries, it has become one of the major producers of artisan brews in the U.S.

To whet your appetite, more information on some of the many things that you can do during your stay in Sonoma County are found at Activities. Think about extending your stay in Sonoma County so you can explore more of these things.

This Fall's CRCEA Conference program is still in the planning stage. We have confirmed the Keynote Address by California Senator Mike McGuire. We will have presentations on Are you Underinsured? (most people who lost their homes in the fires of the last 2 years were underinsured); Establishing Age-Friendly Cities; Avoiding Isolation and Dealing with Loss. More to come as we confirm speakers. There will be a summary of current legislation affecting retirees moving through the State legislature. A hospitality reception hosted by Steve Pettee of Pacific Group Agencies, Inc. follows both the Monday and Tuesday sessions.

The opening session begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 28. Tuesday's session begins at 8:00 AM. On Tuesday evening there will be a banquet dinner (optional) at a cost of $55 per person. The evening will include entertainment and door prizes. The Conference will conclude on Wednesday morning with the CRCEA Business Meeting.

Registration packets will be mailed mid-August. The registration form is available online now if you want to register early. The tentative conference program will be available on this website soon. Your completed registration form and check must be received by October 1st, 2019. The check should include the registration fees of $75 for each member attendee (excluding Affiliates) and $30.00 for each spouse/significant other. You may contact Carol Bauer, Conference Host Committee Chair at 707.874.9149 or bfuzzy51@aol.com or Co-Chair, Kathy Young at 707.539.8027 or kyoung2@sonic.net for additional information.

Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel by September 26, 2019 by calling 707.584.5466 and referencing the CRCEA Conference or registering online at the DoubleTree Hotel. You have a choice of a room with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Cost is $173 per night for single occupancy; $183 per night for double occupancy; and $193 per night for triple occupancy. The cost includes self parking, breakfast and in-room WiFi but room tax will be added. These rates extend from Sunday October 27th through Thursday, October 31st (based on space available). It is a good idea to book early as October is a very popular month in Sonoma County and the hotel may fill up, plus the reduced rate is only guaranteed through September 26th.

We look forward to seeing you, and to your participation at our conference.

Things to do in Sonoma County, go to Activities
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