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18 Kamara Sams, Boeing Environmental Community Relations, joins executives Nan Bouchard and Jean Chamberlin, left to right, as they roll up their sleeves in support of a past tree planting activity with non-profit partner Tree People. Volunteers have participated in Earth Day activities for over five years. (Boeing photogrph)

• Here’s an inexpensive way for you to reach thousands of fellow employees to buy or sell a product, find a roommate, rent a cabin, make an announcement and much more.

19 • A listing of Clubs and contact. • Fitness Member Profiles: Huntington Beach, Long Beach and Seal Beach • Van Pool ride Listings. • Boeing Christian Fellowship Bible Studies. • Douglas Christian Fellowship Lunchtime Bible Studies. • Tennis & Pizza March 22 – See Page 26



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‘Employees Really Do Make A Difference . . .’ ■ By MICHAEL GOUGIS Contributing Writer amara Sams came to Boeing from a marketing and communications position with the Salvation Army, so working with non-profit agencies for the improvement of the community wasn’t something you had to persuade her to do. But Sams wasn’t really experienced in outdoors work. She found that “getting your hands dirty” and “heavy lifting” weren’t just metaphors – they were literal descriptions of hard work. And she loved it – so Kamara Sams, Environmental Community Relations focal at Boeing, participates in a past tree planting activity with nonprofit partner Tree People. Kamara, like many employees, enjoys bringing her children to events to teach them about volunmuch that she’s now part teering and the environment. (Boeing photograph) of the Boeing team that that now my kids are involved in Tree People activities throughhelps link the company and its employees to opportunities to out the year.” volunteer for projects that better the environment, including the This year, more than 100 Boeing employees are expected to upcoming Earth Day activities scheduled for Los Angeles and join TreePeople at its Earth Day event at Stetson Ranch Park in Orange counties. Sylmar, at the base of the Angeles National Forest, says Maria “Non-profit support to me is very near and dear to my heart,” Passaseo, Boeing Volunteer Coordinator. Stetson Ranch Park Sams says. “When I started in this particular position (Sams was the site of a previous tree planting, and this year, the volunserves in Environmental Community Relations at the company’s teers will be on hand to help make sure those trees continue to Canoga Park facility), I looked for ways to get involved. I found have a shot at survival, she says. out about the TreePeople planting activity, which is close to “They’ll be there helping those trees grow properly,” Passaseo where I live, and it was kind of the first outdoors volunteer activ- says. “The volunteers will be pulling weeds, cleaning up the ity that I’ve done.” area, watering the trees, spreading mulch, adjusting the (supWhat did Sams remember from the 2009 event? porting) stakes so the trees grow straight.” “Heavy lifting. Lots of heavy lifting,” she says, laughing. It’s not the only activity that Boeing has on tap to celebrate the “Getting your hands dirty – literally – and I loved it. I absolute- environment and to help make Southern California a nicer place. ly loved it. It was one of those activities that I enjoyed so much Boeing has an annual service event with the Bolsa Chica


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Conservancy, a private non-profit agency that works to maintain the Bolsa Chica wetlands and to educate and restore coastal wetlands. “(The conservancy) is another non-profit that we have partnered with in the past,” Passaseo says. “We’re hoping to have about 100 volunteers there to help remove invasive plants and restore the habitat in the area.” It can be hard work, and often the volunteer efforts don’t attract the spotlight like more highprof ile activities. Sometimes it’s hard, through the rush of everyday life, to notice that the wetlands in Bolsa Chica are litter-free, or that the birds who nest there look healthy and plentiful, or that the trees at Stetson Non-profit partner The Ecology Center brings their watershed trailer to the Huntington beach site to educate employees on water conservation at the 2013 Earth Day Fair in Huntington Beach. (Boeing photograph) look lush and strong. “Community service is a big part of my personal and profesBut the effort matters, every bit of it, Sams says. “People ask sometimes, Boeing’s a big company, how do sional life. I feel very lucky as a Boeing employee that I get to employees make a difference? Our employee volunteers really do something like serve on the board of the Ecology Center and drive a lot of the change you see in the community. Whether it’s represent the company,” Krantz says. “I have to tell you that this giving to our employee community fund or giving through their has changed my own habits at home and at work.” And beyond the impact the involvement with environmental time, employees really do make a difference.” organizations has on the lives of Boeing employees, the interacIt makes a difference in the lives of the company’s employees, too, says Kim Krantz, Communications for Space & Intelligence tion between Boeing and those agencies impacts the lives of othSystems at the company’s Seal Beach campus. Krantz has been ers – some of them people who need the opportunities created by involved with The Ecology Center, a non-profit environmental those collaborations. Sams points to the partnering of Boeing with groups like the educational center based in San Juan Capistrano, for the past four years.

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Earth Day Activities And Volunteer Information • Boeing has partnered with TreePeople for an Earth Day activity at Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar on April 26. The park is located at 13877 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342. Boeing employees can sign up for this event in the Volunteer Calendar found in the "My Community Giving" section of Total Access. For more information, contact TreePeople at 12601 Mulholland Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, (818) 753-4600, • Boeing's Service Day with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Boeing employees also can sign up for this event in the Volunteer Calendar found in the "My Community Giving" section of Total Access. For more information, contact 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, (714) 846-1114, ■

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All smiles, Evan Marks, founder and director of non-profit The Ecology Center, poses with S&IS Communications employee Kim Krantz as she presents a check from Boeing in support of their environmental work in the community. Kim sits on the board of The Ecology Center. (Boeing photograph) (Continued From Page 9)

Los Angeles Conservation Corps or the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society. Not only do those groups provide environmental conservation services and education, but each reaches out to young people who can benefit from the activities that the agencies engage in. The Corps, in particular, reaches out to at-risk youth and adults with environmental and community service activities designed to provide them with jobs skills, education and work experience. “That would give the Corps the opportunity to give young people the opportunity to go out and work, or opportunities for the

Reina Toyama of Global Corporate Citizenship joins a fellow volunteer during a past Earth Day event with Tree People in the Angeles National Forest. (Boeing photograph)

Audubon Society to go out and do, say, bird banding or bird counting on some of our properties,” Sams says. The outdoors activities, the fun (and hard labor) in the sun are the most visible parts of the environmental activities scheduled for Boeing employees by TreePeople and the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. But there is another element that is just as important, critical for long-term change in the way that Southern California residents and Boeing employees interact with their environment. That element is education. And all of these organizations – TreePeople, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society – identify education as key to their core missions. Educating the public about environmental issues is key to the survival, physical and economic health of the Southern California region – witness the massive public awareness campaign underway at this point in time to bring the public up to speed on what it needs to do to conserve water in the face of one of the driest years on record. Boeing is happy to step up and support that mission of education, says Vanessa Pereda, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Community Investor. “In terms of Global Corporate Citizenship, our contributions to the community, it’s really to educate the public on environmental issues,” Pereda says. “And we as a company try to do that internally as well, through our volunteer projects, through our Earth Day activities. And we ask our non-profit partners to educate us on environmental issues. “Unless people are educated and aware, you’ll never see action, and then you’ll never see change.” ■

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Manufacturing Designation Could Benefit Long Beach ■ By TIFFANY L. RIDER, Editor Long Beach Business Journal ong Beach has an opportunity to be part of an application for L the Los Angeles region to become a federally designated manufacturing community, which could bring needed funding and technical assistance to the area. The designation competition, which was launched in December by the Obama Administration, would provide up to 12 selected communities preferential treatment for federal funding from a pool of $1.3 trillion and assistance from 10 different federal agencies. The deadline to apply is March 14. Leonard Mitchell, executive director of the USC Center for Economic Development, leads the regional effort to apply for this designation. He noted that for Long Beach to be involved, a partner commitment letter must be submitted by March 7. Mitchell’s team at the USC Center as well as staff from the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) are coordinating with cities, small business development centers, regional workforce investment boards, community colleges, the California State University system, research universities and other academic institutions to craft an application that would designate the region as what many consider it to be already – a hub for aerospace and defense manufacturing. “If you look historically, many industries have been seeded by aerospace and defense research,” Mitchell told the Business Journal. JoAnne Golden-Stewart, director of public policy for the LAEDC, told the Business Journal that this designation is critical. “The Los Angeles region is the manufacturing capital of America,” she said. “We are working with Long Beach to make sure the city is being competitive as part of this proposal.” The application requires proof that the region is adequately equipped to hold the designation – quantified in time and money spent – and has strategies for investing in the following areas: workforce and training, infrastructure and site development, trade and international investment, operational improvement and capital access, advanced research and supply chain support. “Long Beach has quite a bit to offer in each of those categories,” Golden-Stewart said. “It’s a very critical player.” Mitchell agreed. The Long Beach College Promise program, which provides a path for high school students to get into college, would be a valuable addition to the application, according to Mitchell. “The region has invested a lot in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education,” he explained. “We’re trying to build the next steps for those kids to show them the future of manufacturing. We have


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strengths we will not lose because we have invested so heavily in our education infrastructure. What we are doing now is to prepare for the future.” As the university redevelops curricula for manufacturing, students can start looking at manufacturing as being creative as developing a computer game, Mitchell said. “For those people who want to make something, there are so many opportunities,” he said. Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske, who serves as a member of the Los Angeles Jobs Council, learned about the opportunity and placed an item on the February 18 city council agenda to encourage the city’s participation. “We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the county, so anything that brings jobs will be a benefit to the city,” Schipske told the Business Journal. “We’ve got to get involved in this process so the city can explore what actual benefits there would be.” The goal is to ensure that investments are industry driven, according to Mitchell. “What we’re trying to do is to support this industry and its supply chain in moving into its future through advanced manufacturing technologies,” he said. LAEDC has been conducting conversations with businesses in aerospace and defense manufacturing, and further discussion will occur as the application is developed. ■

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Fitness Centers Boeing Fitness Center – El Segundo Bldg. S25A, 901 Nash St., El Segundo, 310-662-5526 Boeing Fitness Center – Huntington Beach 14600 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach, 714-896-3326 Boeing Fitness Center – Long Beach 2019 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, 562-427-3462 Boeing Fitness Center – Seal Beach 2600 Westminster Blvd., Seal Beach, 562-797-3612

Hobbies El Segundo Karaoke Club “Dr. Dave” Sunderland, 310-662-7521 Photography Club – Huntington Beach Club has ceased operations. For information about Photographic Society of Orange County, contact Frank Meadors, 714-934-5622

Boeing Affinity Groups Boeing American Indian Society (BAIS) (Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month) Terralee Pettinger, President, 562-496-7126 Carla Mastracco, Vice President Grace Gradillas, Secretary Gladys Agustin, Treasurer Georgette Jenkins, Membership Ethel Gannon, Education Joyce White, Activities Executive Sponsors: Ira Schey and Robert Dankers Web site: Boeing Asian American Professional Association (BAAPA) (Meets 1st Thursday of the month – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Kevin Davidson, Chairman Thanh Ho, President John Zapata Vice President (acting) Anthony Chang, Treasurer (acting) Elizabeth Dela Cruz, Secretary Jennifer Anderson, CommunicationElection/Recognition (acting) Jennifer Anderson, Programs & Networking

Jeanette Wu, Membership Executive Champions: Bruce Glaser, Tom Croslin Boeing Black Employee Association (BBEA) Don Woullard, President, 562-496-7746 Roberta Morris, Vice President Rocky Anderson, Treasurer Lisa Thomas, Secretary Executive Champion: Donald Pitcher Boeing Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender Employees and Friends (BEAGLES) (Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday every month) Beth Carter, President Nicole Allison, Vice President Michelle Smith, Treasurer Sonia Quinonez-Gamarra, Secretary Executive Champions: Lee Whittington & Frederica Weimer Web site: Boeing Employee Ability Awareness Association (Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month) Parry Havelaar, President, 562-982-5943, 562-234-2998 Rick Tkach, Vice President Lindsay Howell, Secretary Sherman Havelaar, Treasurer Ray Killbreath, Director of Membership Daniel Munoz, Director of Communications Executive Champions: Andy Shelby, Bob Stanger, Jim Michel Boeing Employees Veterans Association George A. Alcivar, President Nick Peralta, Vice President John L. Williams, Treasurer Cheryl Tate, Secretary Boeing Hispanic Employee Network (BHEN) (Meets 2nd Thursday of the month) Dino Montez, President Jesse Madrigal, Vice President Toni Burczyk, Secretary Darryl Tillman, Treasurer (Please Continue To Page 20)


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Boeing Women In Leadership (BWIL) Luz Virgen, President Oscar Ceron, Treasurer Cecille Perez-Abobo, Membership Coordinator Executive Champions: Bruce Glaser & Peggy Berry

Leadership Chapters/Associations Boeing Leadership Association of Southern California (BLASC) a chapter of the National Management Association (NMA) Glenn Button, President, MC H020-F107, 714-896-8537

Personal And Career Development Clubs Amelia Earhart Society – Membership Information Becky Brown, 562-593-2837 American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics Orange County Section El Segundo Yoga Club Joanna Chen, International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE) David Boyd, INCOSE-LA Chapter President, International Society website:; L.A. Chapter: Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) SAWE International Society website: SAWE Los Angeles Chapter website:

Speech Clubs HB Astromasters Club 6851 Richard Potter, President, 714-372-2046 e-mail: HB SpeakEZ’s Toastmasters Club 8771 Jack Schmidt, VP Public Relations, 714-896-3375; LB Upper Crust Toastmasters Club 1016, Bldg 800 Rick Harenburg: 714-478-4529 or HB Mixedmasters Toastmasters Club 3686 Sandra F. Reid, President, 714-372-4196 Sea Launch – The Sky’s The Limit Club 922100 Julie Larson, President, 562/951-7530 Seal Beach Speech Bums, Club 4842 Ed Smith, President, 562-797-5867 Toastmasters – DPD Ed Mitchell, M/C C078-0422, 562-982-6493 or 714-663-7735, FAX 562-496-9244

Boeing Radio Clubs Amateur Radio Club – Long Beach Emergency Communications Team – ECT John F. Hennessy, 562-593-2653, Fax 562-593-2280 Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society (BEARS) – Huntington Beach Dan Violette, M/C H013-C335, 714-896-3332

Sports Clubs Boeing Judo, El Segundo Joseph Buford, President, 310-416-9319 Bruce Inman, Head Coach, 310-364-9127 Workout schedule: Mon., 4:30-6:45 p.m.; Wed., Noon-1:15 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Boeing Outdoor Adventure Club (BOAC) Mary Glaser, Huntington Beach, 714-372-9879 Paul Sue, El Segundo, 310-335-6744 Barry Dahlen, Long Beach, 562-593-2722 Wayne Norman, Seal Beach, 562-797-2860 Boeing Tennis Club – Southern California Hugh Vo, Vice President, 562-982-8030 Cathy Sejansky, Membership Director, M/C 110-SB06, 562/797-2829 Douglas Dive Club Dan Pankratz, 562/593-2222 El Segundo Martial Arts Club Elozor Plotke, 310-416-5991 El Segundo Rod & Gun Club Russ Hunt, PIO,, Home: 714-540-0363, Fax: 714-540-0376 El Segundo Tai Chi Club Fong Tien, Huntington Beach Table Tennis Club Meets Monday through Thursday at Noon for games. Wide range of levels. Meet in central part of Building 45B. Join us for some good exercise. For more information call: Tam Nguyen, 714-896-6136 or Charles Smith, 714-896-5174 Jetliners Trailer Club Nelson Dudley, President, 714-220-9167 or Kay A. Hoeffken, 562-982-2265 MD Windriders Brian Sarinana, M/C D001-0022, 562-593-8870 Racquetball Club Howard Mauer M/C C054-0018, 562-593-5625

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HUNTINGTON HUN HU UN NTINGTON NTI TIN ING NGT GTO TON ON B BEACH BEA BE EA ACH CH FI FITNESS FITNES ITN TNE NES ES SS CE CENTER CEN EN NTE TER ER MEMBER MEM ME EMB MBE BER ER SH SHOWCASE HOWCASE HO OWC WCA CA ASE SE PR PROFILE ROFILE ROF RO OFI FIL IL LE Name: Linda K Dobson Y ears at Boeing: Years 10 Position: Software Engineer A Fitness Center Member For: Since the HB Gym was built Fitness Counselor: Linda and Janeen Recent Accomplishments: 6 Day trek in India on the Singalila Ridge. We We needed neede two days to reach the top of the ridge at 12,000 feet elevation. We We spent two days walking along the ridge before spending two days coming back down. We We had trained trained our legs all summer for long distance hiking. Goals: To maintain a level of fitness that will enable me to have fun skiing, hiking, biking and windsurfing whenever I get the chance. If you To are out of shape, it limits what kind of fun you can have. I have been retired for seve sevenn years, and I still want to have fun whenever the opportunity presents itself. Current Focus: I'm focused on improving flexibility and strength. I used to do more cardio, but no now w I'm down to running 2 days a week and using the stairmaster in between. Favorite Activity at the Fitness Center: I like the morning Pilates class with Janeen and I like to do my circuit that includes resistance training. I try to make sure to do squats and lift weights. Most Challenging Activity:

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For sure it's lunges. But they're the best! As we age, the gluteous maximus loses its definition definition and strength. Suggestions for New Fitness Center Users: Keep a chart in the drawer and mark down everything you do until you can do it by he heart. art. It's so important to know which weight you need on which machine, and then how many reps. It's hard to remember until you do do it for about six months. It also helps to make it more fun because you have a record of your accomplishments.


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Snowfliers Ski Club Jim Hughes M/C D083-0058, 562-593-9905 Softball – Huntington Beach Fitness Center Tyron Stern, 714-896-3326 Space and Launch Systems Shooters Assn* (SALSSA) *Not a Boeing Affiliated Club Phil Cowan, 714-896-1739 or Kay Schroeder, 714-372-2597 Training Wheels Off-Road Motorcycle Club Van Richardson M/C D800-0044, 562-593-0506

Golf Clubs Boeing Space Golf Club Scott Thoeny, President H019-F702, 714-372-5824 DAC Memorial Golf Club Howard Croxen 562-431-0202 Financial Management Golf Club Dave Hyatt, M/C H011-A103, 714-896-5929

Special Interest Groups Actors’ Workshop Laurel Richardson M/C H013-A306, 714-896-1079 Veronica Johnson M/C H014-C424, 714-896-6305 The Alliance For Children With Special Needs Tom Schmidt, M/C C160-0060, 562-496-5675 (2nd Shift) “As Bill Sees It” Recovery Support Group Stacey Keefer, M/C C052-0001, 562-982-0777 Boeing Freethought Fellowship of Seal Beach Michael Rivera, 562-797-5419 Boeing Regional Association Network For College Hires, Canoga Park Rich Kim, 818-586-0038 Boeing Retiree’s Breakfast Group John Sustacek, 714-997-1877 Douglas User Group For IBM PC & Compatible Harish Bhardwaj M/C C052-0552, 562-982-7329

MACDAC West Retirees (DAC, MDC, NA, Boeing) Web site:, Phone: 949-387-5825 Parenting Network Jenny G. Lesiow, M/C H010-C021, 714-896-3018 Michelle Harper, M/C H020-C248, 714-372-5055 Pilots West Flying Club* Ron Brankovic, M/C D800-0025, 562-593-5619 * Not a Boeing Affiliated Club

Regional Events And Activities For College Hires (REACH) Grant Crampton, M/C 841-SX21 562-797-5112 or Pager 562-877-9330 R.I. Flying Club, Inc. * Lisa Erickson, M/C H013-B326, 714-896-1812 * Not a Boeing Affiliated Club

Sons Of VFW Post 1622, Lomita, CA John Nordin, 562-593-5218 or 562-593-9490 or Mike McHugh, 562-593-7944

Religious Studies Catholic Study Group David – 714-896-3714 or Andy – 714-896-1519 Boeing Christian Fellowship at Anaheim Gerry Hawkins M/C 031-AE10, 714-762-4734 (Bldg 250-5, IT Conf Rm, Thursdays, 12:15-12:55) Boeing Christian Fellowship at Canoga Park David Johnson M/C 055-AA78, 818-586-7537 Boeing Christian Fellowship at Huntington Beach (BCF) Thomas Phillips, President, Email: Douglas Christian Fellowship Richard Haseltine, M/C HM–D721 (C054-0080), 562-497-5056 Islamic Study Group Faiyaz Rasheed, M/C D800-0074, 562-593-2279 in Long Beach Sami El-soudani, M/C H019-F781, 714-896-7022 in Huntington Beach Torah Group B. Klein. M/C D800-0053, 562-982-2723

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LON LONG ONG NG BEAC BEACH BEA BE EA AC CH FITNESS FIITN TNE NES ESS SS CENTER CEN CEN CE NTE TER ER MEMBER MEM ME EMB MBE BER ER SH SHOWCASE HOWCASE HO OWC WCA CA ASE SE PROFILE PR ROFILE ROF RO OFI FIL IL LE Boeing Long Beach Fitness Center Employee Showcase March 2014 The Boeing Long Beach Fitness Center recognizes Jef Jeff fff Wilschke Wilschke as our Employee Participant of the Month for March, 2014. Jef fff currently works as a Propulsion Engineer and has been with Boeing for 2 years; during which time Jef fff has been Jeff Jeff one of the Long Beach Fitness Center ’s most active and committed participants. Whether he’s he’s motivating the group in a Center’s Crossfit circuit, or pushing himself through the mental limits that occasionally come me into his mind, Jef fff ’s great attitude and Jeff’s personality are welcome additions to the Fitness Center Center.. Growing up, Jef efff ff was consistently i t tl iinvolved l d iin physical activities; participating in gymnastics, soccer Jeff soccer,, and skiing all fff ’s mother, mother, a former aerobics instructor and current cycling instructor has been involved in the fitness before age 10. Jef Jeff’s industry for over 25 years. She found the time to teach each Jef fff and his siblings about the benefits of exercise and healthy Jeff living all while attending school and working full time as a registered nurse. In 2008, Jef fff was w selected to participate as a test subject for an exercise machine called the SpaceCycle; where up to 4 Jeff g’ g’ss of force would be put onto participants while cycling and doing squats. He, along with fellow Boeing employee Musui Endo were among the first to use the piece of equipment designed for the space station and other zero gravity environ environ-ments. One of Jef fff ’s most challenging activities came in 201 1, when he and a group of friends kayaked the length of Jeff’s 2011, Catalina Island from Avalon Avalon to the west end point in one day. day. More recently Jeffff enjoys volleyball, hiking, surfing, and has become a regular participant of Crossfit and TKO recently,, Jeff Fitness at the LB center center.. He constantly tries to use the heaviest weights and keep the quickest pace in the classes. The sense of accomplishment that comes with completing ing a dif fficult ficult workout along with the desire to feel healthy and strong difficult keeps Jef fff moving forward. f Concentrating on putting ng as much ef ffort fort into maintaining a healthy diet as he does in his Jeff effort nt focus of Jef fff ’s. “It’ workouts is a current Jeff’s. “It’ss important to find a workout you enjoy doing consistently with people that motivate and push you to work harder”, he says. “Y You o can find plenty of excuses for why not to go while sitting at your “You desk, but when co-workers are going it can be all the motivation you need. Plan for a day and time to go to the gym and make it as important as the other meetings you attend during the day”. Congratulations tions to Jef fff Wilschke Wilschke on being selected Jeff the Employee Participant of the Month for March, 2014. See you at the fitness center!

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Christian Fellowship Bible Studies Huntington Beach

LOCATION: Carlsbad/Oceanside/ San Juan Capistrano to Long Beach Operator: Brian Croxen • 6:30-3 p.m. shift Leaves Carslbad 5:05 a.m. p/up San Juan 5:35 Long Beach Bldg 800 6:10 a.m.; C-17 Bldg 52 & 54 6:25 a.m. 562/593-8355 • LOCATION: Corona to Long Beach Bldgs. 800, 801, 80, 52 and 54 Operator: Gary Miller Hours: leaves at 4:30 a.m. arrives for work at 6 a.m. leaves Long Beach at 2:30 p.m. 593-4433; Note: no open seats LOCATION: Fountain Valley/Westminster/ Huntington Beach Operator: Hung Le Work Shift: 7:45 to 4:30 p.m. 7 a.m. pickup at Boomers, 16800 Magnolia St. (corner Magnolia & Warner) 310/416-6794 or LOCATION: Fullerton to Huntington Beach Operator: Pam Fife Leaves Fullerton Train Station at 6:20 a.m. Departs Huntington Beach at 4:45 p.m. 714/372- 9418 LOCATION: Highland to Huntington Beach Operator: Frank Tsuda Shift: 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 714/896-1260 LOCATION: Huntington Beach to El Segundo Operator: Long Nguyen 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • 310/416-3950 LOCATION: Irvine to El Segundo Operator: James McCleary 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. • 310/364-8544 LOCATION: Irvine to El Segundo Operator: Shane Ashby 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. • 310/720-5513 LOCATION: Laguna Hills to C-17 Facility at Wardlow Road, Long Beach Operator: Ebrahim Jalali Shift: 7:00 a.m. to 3:42 p.m. 562/593-7136

LOCATION: Lake Elisnore to Long Beach Operator: Steve Cohen Shift: 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 562/593-1074 LOCATION: Mira Loma/Norco to Huntington Beach Operator: Cheri Hibbard Shift: 1st 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 714/372-5341 LOCATION: Moreno Valley Operator: Carl Gunn; Shift: 2:30 to 11:30 p.m. 909/653-4211; 562/982-7443 LOCATION: Moreno Valley to Huntington Beach Operator: Eric Hoffman Shift: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 714/896-2355 LOCATION: Moreno Valley to Huntington Beach Operator: Marge Sico Shift: 6 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Leave Moreno Valley at 4:30 a.m.; arrives Huntington Beach 5:30 a.m. 714/896-3159; LOCATION: Moreno Valley, Riverside, Long Beach Operator: Joseph Marino Shift: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Phone: 951/489-9506 LOCATION: Murrieta to Long Beach Operator: John G. Elliott Hours: leaves Murrieta 3:50 a.m.; leaves Long Beach 2 p.m.; 1 stop in Corona Phone: 562/593-7647 LOCATION: Oceanside to Huntington Beach Operator: Frank T. Zakravsky (Subsidized Van) Leaves Oceanside 5:30 a.m., arrives Huntington Beach 6:30 a.m. departs Huntington Beach 3:30 p.m. Arrives Oceanside 4:45 p.m. Ph: 714/896-1082 Email: LOCATION: Ontario Operator: Ray Kottapalli Leaves park ‘n ride at Achibald/60 Fwy at 4:40 a.m.; Phone: 562/593-4346 LOCATION: Rancho Cucamonga to Long Beach Operator: Collins Peoples 562/234-9767; Shift: 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Riverside to Huntington Beach Operator: C.C. Lee; Shift 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Leave Riverside La Sierra at 5:20 a.m. (no stops in Corona); Arrive HB at 6:20 a.m. Leaves LB at 3 p.m. Phone: 714/317-3189; LOCATION: Riverside/Corona to Long Beach Operator: Tom Ayala Leaves Riverside at 4:30 and Corona at 4:40; arrives to work at 5:30; leaves Long Beach 2:30. Phone: 909/240-4449. Seats available. LOCATION: Riverside to Huntington Beach Operator: Freda Johnson Shift: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 714/896-4029 LOCATION: Riverside/Corona to Huntington Beach Operator: Rod Bolman Shift: 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 9/80 schedule 714/896-3273; LOCATION: San Diego/San Juan Capistrano to Huntington Beach Operator: Michael J. Heller (Subsidized Van) Leaves San Diego at 5:40 a.m.; stop/pick up in San Juan Capistrano at 6:10 a.m.; arrives at HB at 6:45 a.m.; Ph: 714/372-0531; email: LOCATION: Santee to Long Beach Operator: Thomas Espiritu Shift: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 562/593-3919 LOCATION: Simi Valley/Woodland Hills to Long Beach Operator: Neal Flowers Shift: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 818/389-1408 LOCATION: Temecula/Lake Elsinore/Corona to Huntington Beach Operator: Andy Beck 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. shift; 714/264-4215 LOCATION: Victor Valley, Apple Valley to Long Beach C-17 Operator: Renee Smalley Shift: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 562/593-3638 LOCATION: Victorville to Long Beach C-17 Operator: Tim Walewski Shift: 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Cell: 562/208-9153

Boeing Christian The Fellowship is a Companysponsored employee club under the umbrella of Recreation/ Employee Auxiliary Services. The BCF exists to provide the opportunity to fellowship; testify and give thanks for God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness; to study the Holy Bible; to promote the application of Spiritual Truth – all directed at gaining a better understanding of what the Lord Jesus Christ’s purpose is for each of our lives. In addition to offering many weekly Bible Studies, the BCF has several ministries available for employees: Prayer at the Corner (weekly intercession for Boeing and the Country). Intelligent Design and Monthly Praise and Worship events hosted by the BCF Praise and Worship Team. The BCF distributes daily devotionals called “Our Daily Bread” and financially support former employees who have gone into the Mission Field in Columbia and Jamaica. For more information, contact Tom Phillips, BCF President, at email: BCF Website: http://

Boeing Christian Fellowship Of Long Beach Bible Studies Bldg. 52 54 54 54 10 (HB) 800

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M/C C052-0445 D054-0024 C054-0024 C054-0071 H012-C104 D800-0063

Phone 714/225-7856 593-1942 593-1456 225-1426 714/372-9042 982-2462

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Boeing Christian Fellowship of Long Beach Officers President, Stan Wood, (M/C C052-0445), 714/225-7856 • Secretary, Rick Tkach, CG-OFEB (C054-0046), 593-7762 • Treasurer, Jim Lawless (C054-0080) 562-593-1238 • Special Ministries, Johnny Johnson (C054-0071) 562-225-1426

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“Be willing to do what it takes to get the results you want.” Those are the words from our Participant of the Month, Amanda Von V on Bur Burger. ger. Amanda works in the BDS HR/T HR/Talent alent a Management group and has been with the Boeing Company for 15 years. Born and raised in Orange County County,, she currently lives in the city of Newport. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Cal State Fullerton emphasizing in Accounting. In addition, she he obtained her MBA A at the University of Redlands. A regular user of the Seal Beach Fitness Center since 2012, Amanda spends 45-60 minutes pushing herself beyond her limits. Her week begins with a high intensity interval training workout (HITT). On Tuesdays Tuesday uesdays and Thursdays, Amanda attends the 45-minute Total Tootal Body Fitness class. To To compliment a variation to her strenuous exercise routine, she participates in the Mat Pilates held on Wednesdays Wednesdays edne from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. By the end of the week, she incorporates a mixture of cardio, light weight training, and bosu ball workout. off fff blood pressure pressur medication after being on it for 7 years. Her goal for 2014 and beyond is In August 2013, she was able to get of to continue to increase her fitness level and according to Amanda, “have super awesome abs!” Outside of her active lifestyle, Amanda enjoys traveling with her family and friends. Among the countries she’s she’s visited are Germany,, Italy Italy,, France, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Argentina, Germany Argentina, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Czech Republic plus Mexico and Canada. The Seal Beach Fitness Center would like to recognize Amanda for being March’s March’s Participant of the Month. Congratulations!

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The Boeing Discount Program What’s it all about? The Boeing Discount Program offers tremendous opportunities to save both time and money on special items and everyday goods and services. There are discounts on cell phones, computers, cars, flowers, jewelry, local fitness centers, entertainment and much, much more! Visit the Discount Program Website! The Boeing Discount Program is constantly working to improve your shopping experience. But we can’t save you money unless you give us a try! Point of Purchase Card Your eligibility verification for redeeming local discounts

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Our website is available at work through TotalAccess on MyBoeing Employee portal or from home via the World Wide Web. At work go to and click TotalAccess. From the TotalAccess Menu in the left column, click Boeing Discount Program, then look in the center column, click the discount link again.

Who’s Eligible? Active Boeing employees, contingent employees as managed by the ECLASCON system, retired Boeing personnel as defined by Boeing Pension, and Boeing Subsidiary employees. Spouses, same sex partners, and dependents are eligible but have access to the website only through the employee. Membership is free!

At home go to My Boeing Express at, enter your BEMS ID and TotalAccess password then click on the Discount Program.

Please note: The Boeing Discount Program is limited to eligible Boeing persons only. Information contained in this program is proprietary and intended for Boeing only. If this program is accessed fraudulently or program information released to non-eligible individuals, the program will be suspended. Copyright © 2010 Boeing. All rights reserved.

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