August 10 Mervyn's-Salvation Army
Back-to-School Shopping Day
Meeting at Cathy Hennig's
Coffee Field Trip
Starbucks at Tully/Capitol
Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party
Sue Butler's House
Capitola Beach Breakfast
Sign-up: Kathy by August 29
Meeting at Kathy Roessler's
Shoeboxes for Shelters
Nevoli (Happy 12th!)
9th Dee Castagnoli
11th Erik Rasmussen
15th Keely Corral
17th Ron Miller
21st Phil Smith
27th Ruth Eastman
August 15, 7:15pm
Cathy Hennig's House
For the August meeting at Kathy Hennig's house everyone needs to bring a
clip board or something to write on and a $5 gift or regift. No gag
gifts, please wrap! We will be playing a game and just having fun.
Mervyn's/Salvation Army Kids
Instead of going to coffee on Saturday August 10 we can
help out with the Mervyn's/Salvation Army Kids Shopping Day. Kathy
helps her mother-in-law every year. It's at Mervyn's on Story Road
at 7:30 AM (yes it's EARLY--before the store opens.) You are responsible
for 2 or 3 children... they get to shop for $100 in clothes. They come
with a questionnaire filled out with their sizes and what they need
for school. Usually they like you to be sure each child has underwear,
socks & one school outfit. Shoes if they need them. Anyone who
is interested or has questions give Kathy a call. Her mother-in-law
says they have over 100 kids signed up & are hurting for adult "helpers"
this year. "It's really kind of fun," says Kathy.
Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party
On Saturday August 17, ride a moonlight steam train to 1880.
This evening includes a BBQ steak dinner & mountain music beneath
the soft glow of paper lanterns. Then board a steam train for a journey
through a moonlit redwood forest, $40/person. Call Joan for
Capitola Beach Breakfast and Sandcastle Building Contest
Mark your calendars... Saturday August 31, 9:30am ... the
DAY has changed!! We will meet at the beach at Capitola for the Sandcastle
Building Contest. Breakfast will be a "potluck continental breakfast"
with muffins, rolls, fruit, juice & coffee. Call Kathy to sign
up for food and so we'll have an idea how many to expect. There are
no tables & chairs so bring your blankets & lawn chairs. We'll
meet down in front of lagoon. This is a well attended affair so parking
at the beach is usually full. You may want to drop off part of your party
& then park or plan on being able to carry all your stuff. We usually
park at the lot behind the police station... be sure you have plenty of
quarters for the parking meters!!
When: September 19th
Where: Kathy's house
What: Shoeboxes for Shelters
Wanted everyone to get a head start collecting back to school supplies
and saving all those little shampoos from vacation. Also save any
shoeboxes & wrapping paper.
Evergreen Garden Club 2002
Are you a gardener? Wannabe gardener?
If so, you might be interested in the new "Evergreen
Garden Club." Las Madres members Ruth Eastman and
Marti Kranak are part of a small group that has recently formed
to promote home gardening in the Valley. No experience
required; in fact, you don't even need a yard...a pot will do.
If you're interested, check out the very rudimentary web
Or, feel free
to call or email Ruth Eastman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have field trips planned for July, August and September
and home meetings for the winter months.
"Life Begins the Day you Start a Garden"
International Quilt Festival
On October 17-20, this year's festival
will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Over
700 quilts and garments will be on display and many of them
will be competing for prize monies. The Vendor Mall will
have over 200 booths with all your quilting needs. Workshops
and lectures are offered. To register, obtain an online
quilt competition form, or simply for more information visit:
Congratulations to Cathie and Phil Martinez
who will celebrate 35 years of wedded bliss on the 19th!
Las Madres is turning
There are plans in
the works for a celebration for the 50th Anniversary
of Las Madres in 2003. Visit the website
below to read a little bit about it. I have been making
inquiries to find our more information and will pass along
anything I receive.......Ginny
Meet your Las Madres friends
for some coffee and conversation
at the Starbuck's at White and Aborn
on Saturday mornings at 9am. Every
third Saturday is a "field trip" -
check the Coming Events calendar for
the location of this month's excursion.
Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.
Remember, a house becomes a home when
you can write "I love you" on the furniture.
CLUB OFFICERS President & Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez Coffee Co-Coordinators - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen,
Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke