Las Madres '80
FEBRUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER
|3rd Walt Wilson
|10th Shirey D'Agosta
|14th Jim Cuneo
|16th Christopher Johnson
|22nd Cortney Corral
|29th Mathew Hennig
|Month of February
LeBou at San
Coffee Field Trip
20 Years of Still
Did you forget to
pay your annual dues? If so, send your $10 to Vicki ASAP.
Our February meeting will be
hosted by Ginny on Wednesday, February 24th. (Note the change of
date to the 4th Wednesday so the cruisers will be able to join
us.) We'll be going to see Valentine's Day at AMC Eastridge. Based on
the email responses, we'll be going to the 7:40pm show. For those who
want to eat dinner before, we'll meet in the Food Court at
6pm. Please RSVP to Ginny and let her know if you'll be joining
us for the movie and/or dinner.
When: Wednesday, February 24
AMC Eastridge Theaters
to the Eastman family on the birth of Doug V!
January Planning for 2010
January meeting we made our plans for the year. It was discussed and voted on to
move the meetings to Wednesday night so all those who attend the
Evergreen Board meeting that coincided with our old meeting night could
make the monthly meetings.
February 13-21 - Caribbean
February 24 - Movie night
hosted by Ginny
March 13 - 8 ball at the
March 17 - Meeting at Janis's
house (corned beef and cabbage dinner)
April 21 - Meeting at
Sharon's house (ladies poker night)
May 1 - Couples poker night
at Pitcher's house
May 7, 8, 9 - Del Valle
May 14, 15, 16 - Ladies trip
to Paso Robles (Vicki R)
May 19 - Meeting open
June 4, 5, 6 - Las Padres
Golf trip (Lou)
June 12 - Couples Bunco
June 16 - Meeting Bocce at
Fowler Park (Sally)
July 21 - Meeting at Randi's
July 23 - Aug. 1 - Pinecrest
August 18 - Meeting open
August 28 - Couples Bocce
September 11 - Beach
Breakfast (Sue Butler)
September 15 - Meeting open
October 20 - Meeting (Sue
October ? - Ladies trip to
Vision Quest date TBD (Sally)
November 17 - Meeting Tina
December 15 Meeting
(Christmas party at Merrilee's)
At the January meeting, Ginny was
given an American Express gift card for $75 to compensate her for many
many hours of web site changes necessary this year and continuing
dedication to our monthly newsletter. Without her expertise we would be
communication challenged. Thank you, Ginny, from all of us.
Ginny says, "THANKS, EVERYONE!"
Las Madres Yearly Donation - Vicki
This year the attendees at the
January meeting decided to donate $200 each to 2 local organizations
that assist families, women and children; ACCESS and Heritage House.
Families of infants who are born prematurely or with
special needs as newborns face many challenges in addition to the
health status of their children. The Auxiliary of Good Samaritan
Hospital, a non-profit organization, has created ACCESS (A Caring
Community of Education, Services and Support) to help NICU (Neotnatal
Intensive Care Unit) families spend more time with their babies, worry
less and develop the skills they will need when their children come
The mission of ACCESS is to support families of
critically ill babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by providing
free services including home stays, transportation, food, child-care
assistance, and in-unit educational resources, so that families are
more able to focus on bonding with and learning to care for their
infants. Families with severe financial limitations also receive
vouchers for meals, gas, car seats and CPR.
Heritage Home provides long-term compassionate
ministry to homeless, poor and abused women who are pregnant and have
no where else to turn but the streets. Often these pregnant women are
without food or shelter. Heritage House tries to be a light of hope in
these woman’s lives - looking at the whole situation - to meet their
immediate needs and work out long-term solutions through our multiple
programs. The home serves 17 women and 8 babies at a time.
A big thanks to Shirley who researched and came up with several
donation options for us to choose from. And thank you to all of you who
remain LM80 members which allows us to help others in our small way.
If you want to read up on the organizations, go to:
Third Annual Mother's Day Camping at Del Valle - Joan
Anyone interested in camping at Del Valle in the Livermore Valley over
the Mother's Day weekend, May 7th- 9th, will need to make reservations
through Reserve America beginning Feb 12th. If you have any questions
please contact Joan and Walt Wilson 270-3705. Wilson's will try to book
site 38 again. It is the one by the creek which should be running quite
well right now :-)
We meet every Saturday morning at
9 am at
Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena. There is a Starbucks
across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or
pastry. Due to the fact that many will be on the cruise for our
usual field trip date, there will not be a field trip this month.
A Poem About Our Girlfriends
Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
The most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have
The richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house, the clothes ~
might be lonely.
And the Word says, 'If I have not Love, I am nothing.'
So, again, love you.
Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,
'I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed to be Disappointed!'
'Winners make things happen ~ Losers let things happen.'
Be 'Blessed' Ladies and pass this on to encourage another woman.
To the world you might be one person, to me you are special!
President - Janis
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Robin Nevoli
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally