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Coffeebreak goes live

Have you ever missed out on going to the coffeebreak weekly retiree gathering at McDonald’s? Well whatever your reason, worry no more, you now have the opportunity to participate and visit with old friends and reminisce via this new "trial" platform “Coffeebreak Live”.


Give it a try, we’re gonna get together starting this Wednesday July 29th at 10 o’clock via zoom. Let’s get together for a mere 40 minutes of laughter to visually check in on each other during COVID-19.


The link information is below. So gather your favorite breakfast, brunch or drink ? and just login to chat with some familiar faces and say hello. We hope to see you there.


As for the technologically challenged, DM us (that’s Direct Message) us via Facebook Messenger and we’ll do our best to get you linked in.


Meeting ID: 983 8547 5942
Passcode: 7aiK5E



Coffee break extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Johnny Leasseais who made his transition this week.  Please keep his wife and family uplifted in prayer.



Walter “Walt” Young

On August 4, 1995, Walt Young retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District having served the district’s students for over 31 years. Walt always had a smile on his face and offered words of encouragement to his fellow employees. In 1978, Walt met and married the love of his life, Marilyn, who also retired from LAUSD transportation.

Walt inspired many of us in transportation, mentoring, encouraging everyone to promote, and wrote superb references (they used to be called tracers in the day) for candidates. In the late 1970s, Walt was selected to conduct the critical interviewing and hiring of hundreds of drivers for the district’s mandatory integration/desegregation effort.

Walt wore just about every hat within the department: Driver, Lead Driver (now known as Area Bus Supervisor), Dispatcher, Senior Dispatcher, Assistant Pupil Transportation Supervisor, Pupil Transportation Supervisor, Transportation Planner, and probably a few other positions as well.

Walt was the “go-to” person for challenging projects and difficult logistical “high visibility” transportation planning. Special projects Walt worked on included the Special Olympics, Teach for America summer training institutes, and, most notably, our country’s 200th birthday celebration with an extravaganza held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Walt developed and executed a plan that transported 100,000 LAUSD students representing EVERY school (approximately 650 schools in 1976) in the district for that event held in the evening.

Together, Walt and Marilyn were highly active members of the St. Cross Episcopal Church and served 20 years in various leadership capacities. If you would like to donate in Walt’s honor and memory, please address your donation to the St. Cross Episcopal Church – Youth Pilgrimage, 1818 Monterey Boulevard, Hermosa Beach, California 90254. Walt will be forever missed - - but never forgotten.


Prayers are being asked for our brother Kevin Simon who just lost is brother Eliot Simon. Reach out to him as he mourns the passing of his dear brother.        May he rest with the angels 



SBDA Luncheon Ticket Holders:


As the world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale

and human impact, our hearts go out to all who have

been affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  

It is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize two things: the health and well-being of our family of friends.

The SBDA Luncheon this year has been postponed due to this rapid spread of the CoronaVirus.

We do this to protect our long standing loyal patrons (you) from the dangers of the virus.

Tickets purchased for this years’ event will be credited toward the 2021 luncheon if a new date cannot be secured for this calendar year.

We  thank you for supporting us over the years and look forward to advising you when a safe date for our event can be secured.  


The SBDA committee


Honored Retirement Luncheon Attendees


It has been our pleasure for the past 10 years to be in a position to offer variable pricing for our annual luncheon each year in April.


This year, April 18, 2020 at this year's luncheon we will offer ticket sales to the “2021” luncheon at an introductory rate of $35 per ticket.  This low, low price will only be offered the day of the event!  


Ticket sales thereafter will be at a cost of $50 and all PayPal purchases will include a service fee per ticket. 


We encourage you to purchase your tickets for 2021’s luncheon at this low introductory rate


Ticket purchases may be made via cash, check or credit card. 


We appreciate your past, and future attendance at this awesome event, where we take the time to honor ALL of our beloved retirees of the school bus industry!


Respectfully yours,


The SBDA Committee Members


Save the Date, the 2021 luncheon will be held on April 17th   

This is a small company in the San Fernando Valley. The pay rate is $30-40 per hour call if you're interested. Retirees welcome to apply 

Current Officers

School Bus Drivers Association Of Los Angeles CA. U.S.A


Linda Pogacnik-Schuetterle: President

William Gardner Jr.: Vice President

Mac Baldridge: Treasurer

Earcee Huguley: Assistant Treasurer

Winston Brown: Event Liason

Jackie Hill Elliott:Secretary & Web Master
Rachel Ware: Raffles & Fundrasing
David Whisnant: Advisor & Consultant
Patricia Thompson: Membership
Hermann Schuetterle: Finance Coordinator
Michelle Huguley: Raffles & Fundraising


Coffee Break

The Coffee Break is a weekly meeting of retired bus drivers.  The meeting is held each Wednesday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, at the Mc Donalds located at 1763 W. Century Blvd, in Los Angeles, CA. 90047.  With the exception of the Wednesday before Thanksgiving day and any holiday, that falls on a Wednesday. (such as Christmas or New Years Day)

(N/E corner of Western Ave. and Century Blvd.)


This meeting is not formal and is just what it implies, a coffee break.


New groups!

We have expanded our groups for you.

Our Website is Now Up and Running!

Find out more about our association on our new website!

We are extending an Open Invitation to All

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