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Upcoming Event:

*The 2018 Annual Reunion and General Meeting will be held on Saturday February 3 at Michael's at Shoreline in Mtn.View.

Please reserve the date on your calendars and plan to attend.




Recent Event:

*The 2017 SSAA Picnic was held on Thursday August 17 at Cuesta Park in Mtn. View.

Click here for a summary and photos.




2017 Board of Directors and Officers:

Please welcome your new and continuing Officers:
President: Velimir Kuftinec
Vice President: Tom Moran
Recording Secretary: Mary Mulkins
Corresponding Secretary: Bonnie Wagner
Treasurer and Membership: Carolyn Lyon

And Board of Directors Members Richard Bastiani, Jackie Brown, Linval DePass, David Ellis, Kim Graham, Bonnie Horner, Carolyn Peterson, Rick Salazar (Memorabilia Chair), Kent Stormer, Bill Taylor (Webmaster & photographer).

And contributors: Gerry Blaufarb legal advisor and Gerri Smoluk Newsletter editor and design.




The SSAA needs your help!
We are frequently surprised to hear from former Syntex/Syva employees that they have never heard of the SSAA or believe that it is just for retirees (it's for all former employees). The only means we have to 'advertise' is through word of mouth. Please forward our Web address, http://www.syntexsyvaalumni.org, to ex-Syntexers/Syvas whom you know to inform them of the organization and our activities. Also, if you are attending the picnic or the ARGM, please tell others about the event.

Also, if you are interested in serving on the SSAA Board, please e-mail SSAA.








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Syntex Syva Alumni Association
P.O. Box 1857
Los Altos, CA 94023-1857
e-mail: ssaa@syntexsyvaalumni.org
Phone: (650)598-0249



Member Section: Click here
(Membership is open to ex-employees from any Syntex/Syva entity.)





Life Sciences Foundation / Chemical Heritage Foundation

The focus of the Life Sciences Foundation is to tell the story of Biotechnology. You can use the link to the LSF and see the tribute article to Alejando Zaffaroni biotechhistory.org. Also, a keyword search of 'Syntex' gives several articles.
The SSAA continues to collect Syntex memorabilia and the Life Sciences Foundation has agreed to archive it as a historical collection and for publications.

In October 2015 the Life Sciences Foundation merged with the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Their statement: "CHF continues to collect, preserve, and exhibit historical artifacts; engage communities of scientists and engineers; and tell the stories of the people behind breakthroughs and innovations".
The CHF has an interesting series of films titled Scientists You Must Know and one segment is about George Rosenkranz that can be viewed at this link.






The 2017 SSAA Picnic was held on Thursday August 17 at Cuesta Park in Mtn. View.

With 130 members and spouses attending, the picnic was another successful get together. The great Armadillo Willy's BBQ, Best Beverages and Golden State Ice Cream was enjoyed by all.

The meeting this year had several first-timers and new members attending and we were fortunate to have a good turnout of former Syva employees.

Thanks to all who attended for keeping the spirit of Syntex & Syva alive!

Click here for photos of the picnic courtesy of Diane Cho, Dave Ellis, Vel Kuftinec, Carolyn Peterson, Rick Salazar, Bill Taylor and Bonnie Wagner.
(See the Photos section for information on viewing photos with Shutterfly.)


***Please let us know if you have any comments that you'd like to pass on, please e-mail us at ssaa@syntexsyvaalumni.org





The Board wants to know if SSAA members want another activity.

Please click here to send us an e-mail and tell us of an activity that would be of interest to you and whether you would volunteer to be the activity leader.

Possibilities include, but are not limited to: *VMWare tour; *Filoli Gardens Tour; *Golf Tournament; *Rosie the Riveter Museum; *Asian Art Museum; *Casino Bus Trip; *Beach Blanket Babylon; *Wine Country; *Treasure Island; *Symphony/concert; *Monterey Bay Aquarium; *Financial Planning seminar; *Biotech lecture; *USS Hornet.






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