Pacific Region

Cathy Pluta

Catherine Pluta

Regional Director
Walnut Creek, CA

Greetings from the Pacific Region

Welcome to the Pacific Region web page. I am excited to represent the Pacific region for my third term. I could not do it without the help of Ruth Thorpe in Southern California, Kathy Reynolds in Sacramento, Maggie Tadano at the Travis chapter, Theresa Downs in the Seattle Tacoma area, and Dale Clukey in Oregon. Lynn Von Schleider wears two hats in Nevada.  Besides being the Las Vegas chapter leader, she is also the regional memorial chairman. The regional outreach chairman is Sheila Fleege. This group of dedicated nurses makes my job fun and easy.

Currently the Pacific region has 175 members who live in California (91), Washington (32), Oregon (11), Nevada (15), Alaska (9), Hawaii (2) or are stationed in Japan (1), Korea or Guam. Most ofour members live in the Sacramento/Travis area. For that reason, the Travis chapter is pleased to be hosting the 2020 pacific region meeting in October.

Our meeting is planned for October 19-21, 2020 in Fairfield California. Our meetings will be held at Paradise Valley Estates. A tour of Travis AFB, David Grant Medical Center, the Heritage Center and the new medivac squadron are planned. Included also will be wine tasting and blind sampling provided by member Sheila Fleege owner of Bookshelf Winery, and a banquet dinner. Plans are still being made for trips to the Jelly Belly Factory, Cashe Creek Casino, and shopping at Vacaville Premium Outlets. With so many things to do we may add another day of fun.

If you are not yet a member, I encourage you to do so. As a member you will receive a copy of the latest Rendezvous, instructions for accessing the Members Only portion of the web site (where you can find a color version of the Rendezvous); a SAFN pin, and my favorite, our SAFN directory, which lists contact information for over 1,460 members. Aren’t you a little curious to see if you can find any of your long-lost friends? If you decide to join, dues are $25 annually, payable by 31 January. If you are undecided and have questions, please email me at

TSgt Teara Ware, Nancy Slidell, Major Jeanette Sanders, Sherry Hoyt-Cline
Nurse/Tech Week Celebration at Nellis AFB. Cinnamon roll delivery!
Regional meeting Spokane Washington 2019
Travis and Sacramento chapters
Phyllis Craig holding a copy Remembering WWII Women
Kathy Reynolds
Sacramento Chapter: Breakfast in the Park
Vietnam Commemoration at Sea/Tac chapter meeting
Vietnam commemoration at Regional meeting Solvang California 2017
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