Seventh Annual Founders Event 2006

Held November 17th at the City Hall Rotunda in San Jose

This year we honored the San Jose Fire Deparment as "Guardians of the City" for their role in preserving San Jose's historic architecture.

Attendees enjoyed fantastic food from Catered Too, Music by the Benny Torres Jazz Quartet (Ben Anjo - Piano, Danny Ernst - Bass, Zak Morton - Drums, Benny Torres - Tenor Sax) and a Live Auction conducted by Auctioneer Ron Slawinski.

The central exhibit at the Celebration was the SJ Fire Museum’s restored hand pumper from early 1800’s

Reuben and Diane Zarate

Sal and Barbara Sunseri with Lynn and Jim Zetterquist

Leslie Dill, Franklin Maggi, and Sally Zarnowitz

Joan Bohnett and Evelyn Ucovich

Working at Registration are Milady Casco, Sandra Soellner, and Bev Blockie

Nina and PAC*SJ President- Elect Brian Grayson, and Margaret Martinez

Jim Bunce and Barbara Foncannon

Julie Jacobson, Lani Luthard, Tricia Hill, and Andre Luthard

Event Chair, Helen Stevens, James Williams, Lance Shoemaker

Les and Debbie Wible, Gil Foster

Harvey Darnell and Don Gagliardi

Judy Stabile and Judi Henderson

Special thanks to Fire Chief Darryl Von Raesfeld and Captain Alberto Olmos of the SJFD, and Josh Weggeland of the SJ Fire Museum.

Many thanks to the numerous volunteers who made this event so successful and to our generous sponsors and donors:

4 Alarm
Joseph P. Melehan Family

3 Alarm
AAA Furnace Heating & Air Conditioning - 1712 Stone Ave, San Jose
Antiques Colony
John and Ellen Garboske
Geppetto's Workshop
MBA Architects/Urban Programmers
North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association 
Patti & Walt Phillips
Steinberg Architects, Ernie Yamane
International & Extended Studies at SJSU, Helen Stevens

2 Alarm
Apruval, Jim Bunce
Patricia Curia
Gayle Frank and Rob Moore
Catherine Gowen
Nina and Brian Grayson
Judith Henderson
Jane Luthard, Lani and André Luthard
Julia Howlett & Matt Smith
Richard and Margaret Martinez
James Williams and Lance Shoemaker
Neptune Society of San Jose  
Reuben and Diane Zarate
The Wooden Crown, James Zetterquist
The Larson Family Winery

1 Alarm
Alain Pinel Realtors
BancWest Investments
Joan Bohnett
Patricia Loomis
DEA Bathroom Machineries  
Defining Line Creative Marketing & Design (joann @
Ingela's Interior & Consignments - 999 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley  
San Jose Hardwood Floors  
South Bay Yacht Club
The Schoennauer Company 
Vahls Restaurant - 1513 El Dorado, Alviso

Business Partners
Catered Too, Greg Casella
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Anthea Hartig
San Jose Mailing, Ken Podgorsek 
Slawinski Auction Company, Rob Slawinski