Luncheon Meetings 

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General information

RPA luncheons usually occur on the first Saturday of February, August, and November, and the first or second Saturday of May, at rotating locations. Exact upcoming dates usually appear on the Notices page. Online reservations become available approximately one month prior to the event. If you have questions or comments about the luncheons, please direct them to Ron Bachman - 

Upcoming meetings are -

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (probable)

Next meeting

November 3rd, 2018  

Location: Boundary Oak Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598                                    

Social hour:  11:30 AM       
Lunch: 12:15 PM
Speaker: 1:00 PM    

Speaker: Paul Drexler, Bay Area crime historian (Return appearance!)

Topic: Great Lawmen of Alameda County (see below)

Menu: Pan Seared Salmon OR Herb Marinated Chicken Breast OR Eggplant Parmesan (Vegetarian option)

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To use a card, click on the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link at the check-out page to bring up the credit card or debit card options, as well as a link to set up a PayPal account if you wish. 

If you use a credit card or PayPal account that is not in the name of the retiree for whom you are paying dues, please enter the retiree's name in an unused box on the payment screen, or else email us the information - - so we apply it correctly.

If you encounter any problems using these features, please email or call 510-508-8504. If you wish to pay by check, please make it payable to RPA and send it with a note containing the meal selections, names of attendees, and other info requested below, to: 

Retired Physicians’ Association of TPMG      

6114 La Salle Ave. #199,     Oakland 94611

But if it's just a few days before the luncheon, don't use postal mail - we may not get it in time. Instead, contact Ron Bachman directly regarding availability by email: <> or phone: 510-350-7349

Order luncheon selections / pay dues here:
Enter names of all attendees:
Special diet request, if any:

Map and directions: Click on marker in interactive map below for more detail and directions:



Speaker info:  Paul Drexler is the director and creator of Crooks Tour and has written extensively on San Francisco crime history. He designed the Crooks Tour Chinatown and Crooks Tour Waterfront and Barbary Coast walking tours . He also designed and co-produced the award winning “SFPD Homicide” True Crime CD-ROM game; a game that has been used to teach police procedures. He has appeared on the Investigation Discovery Network show “Deadly Women” as an expert on San Francisco murderesses. In 2017 he received the Oscar Lewis award from the San Francisco History Association for his writing on San Francisco.

Great Lawmen of Alameda County

The East Bay has contributed more than its share of lawmen, including:

·      Sheriff Harry Morse, pioneer sheriff who captured Black Bart

·      Professor Edward Heinrich, known as “The American Sherlock Holmes”

·      August Vollmer, Berkeley's first police chief and a pioneer criminologist

·      Dr. Paul Kirk, legendary criminologist and the pioneer of blood splatter analysis.

 Paul will discuss the lives of these men and present some of their most famous cases.  

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 Last meeting - August 4th, 2018 at Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco

Speaker- Lee Ballance, MD retired from TPMG 2013, climate change activist

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Lee Ballance attended medical school at the University of Chicago. After training as an internist in New York City, he practiced primary care for three years in western Massachusetts. Upon moving to California in 1976 he became an emergency medicine physician. Lee joined the ED group at Kaiser Hayward in 1988, then transitioned into a musculoskeletal medicine position at the Vallejo facility. At Vallejo he also served as Chief of Continuing Medical Education, Co-Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Chief of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Since his retirement in 2013 Dr. Ballance has been an active member of Citizens Climate Lobby serving as a Group Leader of the Alameda County Chapter and as a member of the Climate and Health Action Team.

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Pictures here by Art Levit and Ken Berniker