Lunchtime Presentations

SOSCA offers multiple lunch time presentations throughout the year. Topics vary. Lunch is provided for members and available for purchase to non-members. Check back often for information on upcoming presentations as seating is limited.

COMING SOON – Lunch Time Presentation

Past Presentations


Alleviating Pain in the Workplace

Presented by Judy Fariss and Leslie Valenzuela.
What we learned:
* ergonomic exercises we can do at our desks
* signs to look out for if these exercises aren’t making us feel better
* equipment available to alleviate pain and discomfort
* who to contact if an ergonomic evaluation is needed for your worksite

stretch01 Stretch!

Safety in the Workplace

Presented by Carina Ortiz of the Bakersfield Police Department. She taught us useful tips on being more aware of our surroundings while entering and exiting the workplace and how to avoid situations that might put us in harm’s way.

Investing for Retirement

Presented by Dean Lyons and Jesse & Shari Sanchez, Financial Advisers with Primerica.

How To Keep Yourself Safe

Sandy Morris (from the Bakersfield Police Department) offered dozens of suggestions for keeping us safe at home and around town. Sandy is always lively in her delivery and gives information in a way we can all understand. We will miss her energetic presentations, as she is retiring later this year. Good luck to you, Sandy!


  • January 25th – General Meeting @ 12:00p by Google Meet
  • February 4th – Site Rep Meeting @ 3:00p by Google Meet
  • March 16th – Lunchtime Presentation @ 12:00p by Zoom
    • Presenter – Robin Paggi
    • Topic – Resume & Interview Building Training

  • Provide its members with duly authorized representation for the purpose of protecting and improving their rights under the Merit System.
  • To settle disputes between employee and employer arising from grievances as they apply to the Merit System, and
  • To provide the communication vehicle between employee and employer.