Welcome to Experience Unlimited

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Joining Experience Unlimited

To become a member of Experience Unlimited is a 5 step process:

  1. Attend a General Meeting
    General Meetings are held weekly, Tuesday mornings, at Temple B'nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, and are open to the public. Click here for information on meeting time and agenda, appropriate dress, and directions to Temple B'nai Shalom.
  2. Attend Orientation
    Orientation is generally held during the first hour of the General Meeting. During Orientation, you will receive & begin completing the required application paperwork to become a member.
  3. Attend a Department Committee Meeting
    You may join any department that interests you and are free to switch departments at any time with the prior approval of each department director. Members often volunteer for projects in several departments, depending on their interests. For example, someone in IT may lead a Training workshop covering a topic with which they have a special background or interest.
  4. Enter your resume with CalJOBS
    Submit your resume online to CalJOBS and then print out a copy from the CalJOBS website and show it to any EDD staff member. CalJOBS is the California employment database, "California's Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumes".
    The system provides tools to post your resume at a variety of detail levels, from a high-level summary through details of five key jobs. Access to profiles are limited to authorized EDD-enrolled prospective employers, and personal information is easily kept off the profile.
  5. Attend the Job Search Workshop
    This workshop is generally held in one half-day session, either on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Prior sign-up for the workshop is required.
  6. Complete & Submit all application forms
    Acquire all required signatures on the "Application Checklist"
    Complete the member information form
    Complete the "Member Agreement" (Contract)
    Sign the, "Authorization to Release your Contact Information" (Optional)
    [to someone looking for you to offer employment]
    Turn all forms into either the Business Operations committee at a General Assembly meeting
    Place all completed forms in the "Business Operations" pocket document box on the partition wall to the side of the administration desk at the Experience Unlimited Office.

Types of Membership

  1. Active Members - enjoy full use of EU Contra Costa chapter resources. In order to be considered an active member of the chapter, you are required to:
    1. Be a department member in good standing.
    2. Volunteer 16 hours per calendar month, accomplished through a combination of attending General Meetings, Department Meetings and additional work on projects or other services
    3. Comply with all rules, regulations and Standards of Conduct of the chapter.
  2. Delinquent Members - members who have fallen 48 hours or more in arrears for required volunteer hours. Delinquent members may not use chapter resources and will be deactivated from the system until volunteer hours have been made up.
  3. Inactive Members - a member becomes inactive by either requesting that their status be changed due to personal circumstances or temporary employment of one week or more, or failing to complete the membership requirements for a period of 3 consecutive months. Inactive members cannot access chapter resources, however, they can reactivate membership within 12 months without going through the application process again.
  4. Alumni - Former members now employed, but who maintain a relationship with the chapter.
  5. Pending - Individuals in process of completing all membership requirements or awaiting administrative action to become an Active Members or in a process of changing their status.


2012 Spring Forward Event Photographs

Upcoming Presentations:


4/15/14 Jane Ransom, "Five Scientific Motivators to Keep You on Track", Jane Ransom- The Science of Personal & Professional Relationships

4/22/14, Ronan Cosme, "The Ascent Path: How to Make Yourself a More Marketable Candidate." Ascent Services Group

4/29,14, Ellen Looyen, " The Art of Personal Branding" Ellen Looyen Communications

5/6/14, Odette Pollar,  "Strategic Volunteering:How Advisory Council Positions Can Keep You in the Game", Matches that Matter       

5/13/14, William K. Wesley, JD, MBA, "Full Life Balance", Full Life Balance

5/20/14, Ian Moore, "The Rules of Three- Communication, Achievement & Happiness", Moore Career Consulting

5/27/14, Dr. Laura Lyons, "How to Find the Job You Deserve"

6/3/14, Jeff Lemmo, "TBD" Jeff Lemmo NY Life Agent

6/10/14, Marjorie Wallace, "Success Tips from an Employment Lawyer:  Papertrail your next Job", Marjorie's LinkedIn profile

 Click below to see links from past Speakers


Events Calendar -- Click year, month, or day

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Get A New Perspective with Tony Friday

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A past Experience Unlimited president, Tony Friday offers motivation and inspiration. Visit his blog, "A Powerful Day" and website, "Causing Excellence".

Recent Gold Card Members

Linda Wojcieson - Mar. 2014

Julie Anderson - Mar. 2014

Susan Dittman - Mar. 2014

Joyce Johnasen - Mar. 2014

Philip Klein - Mar. 2014

Marcia Osmus - Mar. 2014

Alain Descoins - Mar. 2014

Alan Polanger - Feb. 2014

Connie Foote - Feb. 2014

Gayl Belfor - Feb. 2014

Gerard Meilan - Feb. 2014

Henry Hirschel - Feb. 2014

Ponciano Millena - Feb. 2014

Ralph Duff - Feb. 2014

Bill Gough - Jan. 2014

Christine Swihart - Jan. 2014

Delbert Boards - Jan. 2014

Frank Harvey - Jan. 2014

Kathy Morrison - Jan. 2014

Patrick Speese - Jan. 2014

Peter Behrman - Jan. 2014

Vanessa Palacios - Jan. 2014


Alieza Bircher - Dec. 2013

Brittany Nethers - Dec. 2013

Cherie Haro - Dec. 2013

Hamid Kondazi - Dec. 2013

Janie Mori - Dec. 2013

Jeff German - Dec. 2013

Jim Johnson - Dec. 2013

Joanna Bradley - Dec. 2013

Joel Rubinstein - Dec. 2013

Kathryn Senavsky - Dec. 2013

Lucy Bermudez - Dec. 2013

Ovid Mowrey - Dec. 2013

Pamela Dunn - Dec. 2013

Sandeep Saxena - Dec. 2013

Stephen Dallura - Dec. 2013

T.J. DeSoto - Dec. 2013

Ted Pierce - Dec. 2013

Todd Culley - Dec. 2013

Jeffrey Remis - Nov. 2013

Karin Bohling - Nov. 2013

Margie Riesberg - Nov. 2013

Maria Elena Acosta - Nov. 2013

Alison Hayden - Oct. 2013

Bennie Burris (Quevedo-Burris) - Oct. 2013

Clinton Monroe - Oct. 2013

Eric Boutte - Oct. 2013

Eric Brandt - Oct. 2013

Kevin Daugherty - Oct. 2013

Linda Pacheco - Oct. 2013

Ruth Giellman - Oct. 2013

Steve Dunn - Oct. 2013

Steven Buhler - Oct. 2013