President's Call to Action

Dear Chapter Members:

I'm delighted to be your new NorCal ASTA President!  I want you to know that I have an open door policy.  I am always open to hear from you.  So feel free to contact me with any of your concerns, questions or just to talk.

What an awesome Cruise Night we had last Thursday at the Basque Cultural Center in So. San Francisco!  It had a record breaking attendance of 95!  A huge thank you to all the attendees & specially to our 15 Cruise Exhibitors.  Each of our vendors shared something they as an individual, or the cruise company they represent had done to "give back" to others.  WOW, what caring vendors we work with!  Of course, to share NorCal ASTA's thankfulness to our vendors, they were given the coveted See's chocolate turkey.

I want to give a warm welcome to our new Vendor Board member, Linda Kay Barber, who represents Celebrity Cruises.  Anita Pagliasso has also accepted a Board position as Director at Large.  Thank you both for stepping up to volunteer your time with the NorCal ASTA Board.

I would like to acknowledge Chris Minoletti, who due to personal reasons, left the NorCal ASTA President position.  We wish him the best in his new endeavors.  A big thank you to Marilyn Zelaya, who stepped in as the interim NorCal ASTA President.  Last but not least, thank you to Antonio Paez.  Antonio is our saving grace.  He is the glue that keeps us on task.

I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Holidays!


Maureen Dinnocenzo
Chapter President


PRESIDENT                           Maureen Dinnocenzo
PAST PRESIDENT                  Marilyn Bell Zelaya

1st. VICE-PRESIDENT            Matthew Wahlgen

DIRECTOR AT LARGE           Anita Pagliasso

TREASURER                          Paul Demers

SECRETARY                           Audrey Cooper

VENDOR RELATIONS             Linda Kay Barber

AFFAIRS COMMITTEE            Les Burger

PRODUCT SEMINAR               Paula Quon

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR           Antonio Paez

Upcoming ASTA Events
We hope you'll join us at one of our upcoming shows!
ASTA Destination Expo - TBA

Upcoming Chapter Events:
"Cruise Night".- November 19, 2020 - Basque Cultural Center, So. SFO


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