Las Madres '80 East
  JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER



JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
1st     Adam Gerlinger
          Sue Ballard
11th    Mary Ryan
13th   Adam Reid
14th   Krystal Nevoli
16th   Vicki Rasmussen
22nd  Tim Ballard
           Gary Nevoli
24th   Jim Ryan
27th   Lisa Cuneo











COMING EVENTS
Month of January
Saturday Coffee

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
January 8
Happy Hour
4 pm?
Johnny Garlic's in the Plant
RSVP: Vicki
January 15
Our Annual Planning & White Elephant Meeting
7:15 pm
Shirley's House
Contact:
Shirley
January 17
Coffee Field Trip

9 am
Hash House
Contact: Vicki


Our Annual Planning & White Elephant Meeting
When: Thursday, January 15, 7:15 pm
Where: Shirley's House
What: Planning Meeting & White Elephant Exchange

Shirley has generously volunteered to host our annual January Planning Meeting & White Elephant Exchange again this year.  So mark your calendars for January 15 at 7:15 pm
Bring a white elephant gift to exchange, your calendar, and a minimal snack.  That stuff you want out of the house so you won't eat it!  Or something healthy.  We had a discussion and decided not to have a meal since this meeting can go on kind of late.  Shirley will provide drinks.


Happy Hour.....Vicki

January Happy Hour

Happy Hour this month will be at Johnny Garlic's in the Plant, a Guy Fieri Restaurant.  RSVP Vicki if you can join the fun!

Check out the Happy Hour menu:  http://johnnygarlics.com/menu/  (Editor's Note: Make sure to try the artichoke hearts!)



Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue

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. 

Away Coffee - January 17th
Hash House which is a restaurant rather than a coffee house @ 851 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell. Beside the regular breakfast items, which includes a churro waffle served with ice cream, they have 7 signature hashes, omelettes, and benedicts.



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From Life Reimagined...

Play is the stuff of life. It is what gives us that joie de vivre. Without it the world can seem monotone and unforgiving. As play theorist Brian Sutton-Smith says, the opposite of play isnít workóitís depression. Play denotes possibilities; itís not possible to both be stuck and be in the mindset of play. Play makes us feel powerful; it shows us that we can create our own world. It is also hopeful, because hope lies at the center of every creation.
What is play? This is how Peter Gray defines it:

1. Play is voluntary. 
a. If someone is forcing you to do it, it's no longer play. You choose to participate; you decide both how to play and when to play.

2. Play is done for its own sake.
a. The reward is not external; the act of playing is its own accomplishment.

3. Play has a structure and agreed upon rules.
a. You can't use your hands in soccer if you're not a goalie.

4. Play requires an active imagination. 
a. We need a vision from the place of possibility, and the willingness to carry out that vision.

5. Play calls for an alert mental state.
a. We have to be able to observe the world around us.




JANUARY WEBSITE
Year of the Sheep

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/sheep.htm

2015 is the Year of the Sheep (Goat/Ram).  What are the fortunes predicted for the year?



CLUB OFFICERS
President -
Sue Butler

Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee & Happy Hour Coordinator - Vicki Rasmussen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen,
Merrilee Claverie, and Tina Cuneo