Pictured above is the Kare Bears Board of Directors for 2022:
The 2021 Annual Report was also presented at the meeting, and can be downloaded at the "Downloads" link at the bottom of this page.
Some notable items in the report:
Tom Meek retired in 2010 from Fruit Juice Provider as IT Technical Support for three plants, joining Kare Bears in same year as an office volunteer.
Tom later served on the Board as 1st VP, then completed the term of President in 2017.
He has served as Unit 27 Coordinator, Roving Coordinator, Office staff emergency volunteer, the deliver of Source Books for 5 years, and is now serving once again as President.
"Kare Bears volunteering has been very rewarding and I'm proud to be a member of the Kare Bears organization and wish many others would say YES to volunteering for it is a great organization"
Marilynn retired from a career in health services only to return to work in Real Estate in the Palm Springs area and finally to move to PC to join Kare Bears.
She studied psychology as an undergraduate and later obtained a graduate degree in Gerontology from the Andrus Center at USC.
She is looking forward to working with and learning from the many Pebble Creek residents and coordinators.
Maureens's Kare Bears job is to staff, manage, and maintain the Kare Bears house at 15383 W. Cheery Lynn Rd. along with volunteering in the house.
A resident of PebbleCreek for over 10 years, Maureen brings prior experience as a Business Education teacher and as a business owner.
She has been a long-time Office Volunteer and also a Unit Coordinator since 2016
Nancy along with her husband Bruce Carrington moved to Pebblecreek
in June 2003.
Nancy retired from banking in 1997, having been a Vice President for major banks in Boston and Denver. Nancy was in charge of both Wire Transfer and ACH during her tenure in Banking. She helped automate the Wire Transfer function for both domestic and International wire transfer. She managed a staff of up to 100 people while in her banking career.
Following retirement from banking, Nancy served as bookkeeper for a small law firm that specialized in Wills and Probates, Family Law as well as Title searches in New Hampshire.
Nancy currently serves as Treasurer
for Kare Bears.
Carolyn Moore is retired from a 45-year career in an executive position with an international labor union in Washington, D.C.
Now a permanent resident of Pebble Creek since 2015, she was a snowbird for seven years prior. Moore served as Church Clerk and Secretary for her Maryland church for more than 20 years.
Carolyn has served as a driver, house and events volunteer for Kare Bears since 2010.
Dee-Dee Patrick is a Registered Nurse, and manages the Kare Bears Health and Wellness programs.
Mark has maintained the Kare Bears web site for a number of years, was previously on the Board - and has joined again.
Mark will be guiding our investigation into ways that we might utilize technology to operate the organization, and to help in the delivery of Kare Bears services.
Our Founder, Rayma Scalzo
is now also responsible for Kare Bears Communications, Marketing and Publicity
Rayma and her husband Joe, moved to PebbleCreek in 1995 after residing in Phoenix for over 40 years.
After a life altering experience with Breast Cancer, she decided that her mission in life was to help people.
In 1995 she founded Kare Bears using brainstorming techniques and her marketing background.
In addition to Kare Bears, Rayma is the Founder of the Breast Cancer Discussion Group And Founder of the Alzheimers/Dementia Caregiver Discussion Group.