Salute to our Shadow Brook Veterans

On this Veterans Day of 2020 take some time to thank our Shadow Brook Veterans.

In honor of our Shadow Brook Veterans for Veterans Day 2020

Henry Blankenheim – U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force 1960-1988 (active duty and reserves) Retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1988 .  He served together with his identical twin brother Hans for a total of 29 years

Edward Bradley – U.S. Navy 1950- 1954 – (Korean War)

Dale Chapman – U.S. Army 1969-1971 – Technical Liaison Team Leader in the Defense Communications Planning Group and Electronic Engineer (Vietnam War)

Stephen Ferree – U.S. Air Force 1967-1971 – Air Intelligence (Vietnam War)

Dodie Gaines – U.S. Army 1967-1969 – 101st Airborne Division (Vietnam War)

Scott Kimmel – U.S. Navy 1986-1992 – Port Security Harbor Defense

Richard Kohl – U.S. Army 1964-1966 – Combat Engineers (Vietnam War)

KC Monroe – U.S. Marine 1953-1956 – Sargeant (Korean War)

Robert Murua – U.S. Marine Corp 2003-2007

Bill Reynolds — U.S. Naval Reserves 1963-1971

Robert A. Schulenberg – U. S. Air Force 1948-1952 – B29 Tail Gunner

Matt Tenczar – U.S. Air Force 1988-1993 (1st Gulf War) – AMMO Troup

Rose Whitefield* – U.S. Navy 1969-1993 CDR (Ret.) Navy Nurse Corps

Jim Zucchero – U.S. Air Force  1976-1980

Bob Zoller – U.S. Air Force 1956 – 1960 – Pilot

*More information about Retired Commander Rose Whitefield:

Fun fact #1: I was commissioned an officer in the US Navy while still a Canadian citizen. I painted my car, a ’64 VW Bug, like a Canadian flag: white with a big red maple leaf front and back. Because my car (Buggsy) had an officer decal on her front bumper, the enlisted personnel who manned the gates to all military installations had to salute my Canadian flag as I drove through the gate.:-) We had a lot of fun with that!

Fun Fact #2: LTCOL  Henry Blankenheim (Air Force-Ret.) and I retired at the same rank (three gold stripes on our sleeves), but Henry’s Date of Service is three months ahead of mine. So, if we were in uniform and met on the street, I’d be the one to initiate the salute since Henry is senior to me in rank.

She served our country almost five years on active duty at Oakland Regional Medical Center, then 19 years in the Navy Reserves, often providing medical support & training to Marine units. Lotsa interesting stories to tell! She used the GI bill to get both my bachelor and master’s degrees.

If we have missed any veterans please send their information to and we will include them.

All of your neighbors and friends in Shadow Brook thank you for your service!

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Changes at the Pool

Unfortunately, due to our dwindling supply of lifeguards, there will be times where we will not have lifeguards for the evening and weekend swim sessions.  Because of the possibility of no lifeguards during these times, from Saturday, November 7, 2020 until the close of the season, no swimmer under the age of 18 will be permitted without a parent or legal guardian in attendance to supervise.  A new waiver will have to be signed acknowledging “No Lifeguards On Duty”.

We apologize for an inconvenience to our younger swimmers, however the logistics are not working out.  The only other option would have been to close the pool for the season immediately.

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Active Time for Shadow Brook

As we start heading into the Holiday season we have several things going on in Shadow Brook.

Wednesday, November 11 Veteran’s Day – Salute to our Shadow Brook Veterans
Wednesday, December 2 Pick up your Holiday Tree at the Pool
Wednesday, December 9 Food Trucks at the Pool
Wednesday, January 13 Food Trucks at the Pool
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Homeowners Meeting November 8

Our Fall Homeowners Meeting will take place on Sunday November 8 at 4:00 p.m.  As with all meetings lately it will be a Zoom meeting and all Homeowners are invited to join in.  So put this on your calendar and join in.

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Food Trucks Were Back!! Wednesday October 28

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Wednesday night food truck event last week. The food trucks did well and appreciated your support!

Some neighbors have asked that we continue to organize more food truck events so we are scheduling trucks for the second Wednesday of the month in December (12/9), January (01/13) and February (02/10); 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. So mark your calendars and check as we get closer to these dates for details.

Wednesday Night Social – Food Trucks

Our first Wednesday Night Social Food Truck event on October 14 was a great success and the trucks did very well.  The food trucks really appreciated your support.  Thus we are anxious to have another Food Truck event before Winter and Standard Time return.  Come out for our final Food Truck event of the year on Wednesday October 28.  We have four wonderful Food Trucks coming to Shadow Brook for this event.

They are all in compliance with the Santa Clara County Public Health Social Distance Protocol Home Page – Social Distancing Protocol Search

For more information and menus go to the Upcoming Social Events page.

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COVID Safe Halloween for Shadow Brook

The year 2020 certainly has been different and in keeping with CDC guidelines and being safe, Halloween will also be different.  We recommend rather than going door to door Trick-Or-Treating that you lay pre-wrapped treats on a table in your driveway.  And Trick-or-Treaters should not ring doorbells or knock on doors.  Any house participating will have a table setup in the driveway.  Happy Halloween!

More information at Shadow Brook’s COVID-Safe Halloween.

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Order Your Holiday Street Tree by October 30

This is the third year of the Shadow Brook tradition of placing a Charlie Brown neighborhood holiday tree in front yards all around Shadow Brook.  We had more than 100 trees ordered and put in place last year and looking to add more homes to the tradition this year.

Also, the Red Bow Brigade, now in its fifth year, is looking for volunteers to help place large Red Bows throughout Shadow Brook.

For more information and your tree order form check out Red Bow Brigade and Holiday Trees and light up the neighborhood.  We all need a festive holiday season this year!

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Shadow Brook on Social Media

For all you social media users out there you can now find Shadow Brook HOA and Swim Club on the popular platforms.  Check out the right hand side bar on any of the Shadow Brook web pages and you will see the icons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Click on an icon and you will be immediately taken to the Shadow Brook page.

We will endeavor to use these sites to provide you with the latest information about Shadow Brook, pool information, social events and more.  This is in addition to what you will always find on your up to date website.

The fastest source of the latest information will be your email.  If you have not been receiving your Shadow Brook email and want to make sure you are on our email list then you are welcome to add your email via the Email Sign Up page.

Be sure to check out Shadow Brook on your favorite social media sites as follows:

Facebook – this Facebook group is only open to Shadow Brook members and associate members.  Thus you will have to sign up for this group.
Twitter – sign up to follow SJShadowbrook.  This can be seen by anyone who follows us and is not restricted to members and associates.
Instagram – great place to share photos of your favorite Shadow Brook events.  It is open to anyone who follows Shadow Brook.
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Shadow Brook Pool Update – more lanes, more hours, more months!

We are pleased with the success we have had with the SignUpGenius and the use of the pool (not counting the endless days of closure due to air quality).  Many have been using the pool.  Effective  September 28 we have now added more lanes for swimming, more hours to swim and extended the swim season to November 29.

Please visit The Pool tab in the website to access your SignUpGenius and view the presentation outlining these changes to our swim times at the pool.

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Shadow Brook Pool Air Quality Monitoring

Due to the continuing air quality problems due to the many fires surrounding us, we are constantly monitoring the air quality at the pool directly.  If the air quality index exceeds 150 or is trending towards 150 we will not open the pool.  We apologize for the situation where we have to close the pool at time, but the safety of our lifeguards and our members are our top priority.  You can check the pool Air Quality Index at any time via the link provided on The Pool page.

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