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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:


7/15/14, Bill Pollack, "How to Keep Your Financial Boat Afloat during a Career Change" Your Money Journey

7/22/14, Michael Webb, "6 Weeks to Multiple Job Offers", Kimco Staffing Services, Inc.

7/29/14, George Parrish, "Networking", Eco File Corp

8/5/14, Donna Fedor, "Creating a Powerful Foundation and Plan for your Job Search, Affinity People Solutions

8/12/14, Vanesse Johnson, Brand You and Your Career", On the Move Careers

8/19/14, Al Hulvey, "Getting a Job is as Easy as 1-2-3", CareerActions.org

8/26/14, Hannah Bell, "TBD", BornCEO

 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

MK-Tony Friday front view (Cropped Photograph 157x220 pixels)

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


Ana Horn  - Jul.

Allan Breller  - Jun.

Arnel Torres  - Jun.

Carmen Castro Rojas  - Jun.

Joel Rubinstein  - Jun.

Maria Garay  - Jun.

Patrick Perez  - Jun.

Sherryl Brinkley  - Jun.

Stephanie Collins  - Jun.

Tim Cahal  - Jun.

Bill Diener  - May

David Witte  - May

Don Wycoff  - May

Heather Ramamurthy  - May

Jean Pierre Maeder  - May

John Falco  - May

Joseph Warzeniak  - May

Kathleen Stavis  - May

Larry Gerquest  - May

Stephen Gelardi  - May

Wah Cheong  - May

Cheryl Collins  - Apr.

Fred Sahakian  - Apr.

George Clarke  - Apr.

Julio Trujillo  - Apr.

Michael Papas  - Apr.

Milton Rivera  - Apr.

Mitch Bloomfield  - Apr.

Alain Descoins  - Mar.

Joyce Johnasen  - Mar.

Julie Anderson  - Mar.

Linda Wojcieson  - Mar.

Marcia Osmus  - Mar.

Philip Klein  - Mar.

Susan Dittman  - Mar.

Alan Polanger  - Feb.

Connie Foote  - Feb.

Gayl Belfor  - Feb.

Gerard Meilan  - Feb.

Henry Hirschel  - Feb.

Ponciano Millena  - Feb.

Ralph Duff  - Feb.

Bill Gough  - Jan.

Christine Swihart  - Jan.

Delbert Boards  - Jan.

Frank Harvey  - Jan.

Kathy Morrison  - Jan.

Patrick Speese  - Jan.

Peter Behrman  - Jan.

Vanessa Palacios  - Jan.

Ana Horn  - Jul. 2014
Allan Breller  - Jun. 2014
Arnel Torres  - Jun. 2014
Carmen Castro Rojas  - Jun. 2014
Joel Rubinstein  - Jun. 2014
Maria Garay  - Jun. 2014
Patrick Perez  - Jun. 2014
Sherryl Brinkley  - Jun. 2014
Stephanie Collins  - Jun. 2014
Tim Cahal  - Jun. 2014
Bill Diener  - May 2014
David Witte  - May 2014
Don Wycoff  - May 2014
Heather Ramamurthy  - May 2014
Jean Pierre Maeder  - May 2014
John Falco  - May 2014
Joseph Warzeniak  - May 2014
Kathleen Stavis  - May 2014
Larry Gerquest  - May 2014
Stephen Gelardi  - May 2014
Wah Cheong  - May 2014
Cheryl Collins  - Apr. 2014
Fred Sahakian  - Apr. 2014
George Clarke  - Apr. 2014
Julio Trujillo  - Apr. 2014
Michael Papas  - Apr. 2014
Milton Rivera  - Apr. 2014
Mitch Bloomfield  - Apr. 2014
Alain Descoins  - Mar. 2014
Joyce Johnasen  - Mar. 2014
Julie Anderson  - Mar. 2014
Linda Wojcieson  - Mar. 2014
Marcia Osmus  - Mar. 2014
Philip Klein  - Mar. 2014
Susan Dittman  - 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