Luncheon Meetings 

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Last meeting - February 10, 2018 at Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland

Speaker- Robbie Pearl - read his message here, then pictures from the luncheon below

It was a pleasure and a privilege to address the Retired Physicians' Association at this month’s quarterly meeting. Seeing so many colleagues and having the chance to congratulate all on the success they helped achieve was great. I summarized some conversation on my website, and hope you will enjoy reading about the day. <>

Many people wanted to sign up for my “Monthly Musings” in which I offer insights into what is happening in American health care today. If you are interested, please drop me a note at <> and I will add you to the recipients.

Once again, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to speak with the Retired Physicians’ Association and to honor the rich heritage of TPMG. I am proud of all we accomplished and the success we have had. I hope all of you are proud of what you accomplished across your career, and hope to speak at the event in the future.

Thank You, Robbie

Scroll through the pictures, and click on any photo to see it larger if you wish. We hope some of you will take pictures at future events - send them to        

Pictures below are from prior luncheons. 

Pictures from the August 2017 luncheon at Basque Cultural Center:

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 -

Next meeting

May 5th, 2018  

Location: Crow Canyon Country Club                                                                             711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526

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

Speaker: Ken Berniker MD

Topic: Inside the World of Crosswords - Solving and Constructing

Menu: Four Cheese Ravioli with pesto, pine nuts, & sundried tomatoes OR        Seared Salmon Fillet with lemon grass beurre blanc with caper berries OR Grilled Flat Iron Steak with roasted tomato chimichurri

Use PayPal, credit card, or debit card with the button below, when we activate it.
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 (perhaps the apartment number) 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.

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



Speaker info: 

Ken Berniker has constructed crossword puzzles for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Games magazine, The Permanente Journal, and elsewhere. He's an expert solver and has competed in tournaments. Ken has given a course on crosswords at the adult school level, and spoken to various community groups on the subject. He retired in 2011 from TPMG in Vallejo, where his daughter is now a radiologist.

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