Las Madres '80 East


June 2-3
Relay for Life
Oak Grove High School
Visit our "Ladies of the Night"

June 10
Coffee at Dee's
RSVP by June 9

June 15
Hula Lesson/Meeting
Ruth's House

July 9
American River Raft Trip
RSVP Janis by July 5

July 29-August 6


1st        Ed Ryan
2nd       Sally Brooks-Schulke
14th      Jeffrey Caso
25th      Kevin Ballard
29th      Andreas Tsafos
30th      David Ryan

June Meeting
Comeonawanna Hula!

7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM
489 Paseo Refugio
Milpitas, CA
(408) 946-5068
(680 No. to Calaveras (237). West to Hillview, make a right. Left on Paseo Refugio.)

Hula Demonstration and Lesson!
Wear comfortable clothes.
Ruth will be pouring Pina Coladas but if you want food..bring pupus (sp?).
(Ruth says, "Unfortunately I don't do food.")
"Tiny the wine.  Make me feel happy....."

Ladies of the Night

The "Las Madres Ladies of the Night" will be doing the Walk for Cancer this weekend, June 2nd and 3rd at Oak Grove High School.  We will be setting up our tent around 4:00 and the first lap around the track will be at 7:00.  The luminary ceremony will be around 9:00.  We will be walking until noon on Saturday.  We would love to have any of you join us even for a few laps or just to visit. Our tent will be located near the 50 yard line on the left side of the field as you walk in the gate. We really appreciate everyone who helped with donations. Our team collected close to $2,500 and some donations are still arriving.

Coffee at Dee's
Instead of meeting at Starbuck's on Saturday, June 10, head up to Dee's between 9 and 12 and enjoy the view from her garden while sipping and   gabbing.  (Walking up the hill is optional  HEE HEE).   Dee will provide the coffee and goodies.  Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, June 9 so she'll have an idea of how many to expect.

Happy 25th Anniversay
Congratulations to Betty and Rob Verhoeven who will celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss on the 6th.

Get Well Wishes to....
Kurt Roessler who is recovering from surgery to his right shoulder.We wish him a speedy recovery!  (If anyone sees him doing something he's not supposed to be doing in the next 3 1/2 weeks please remind him! :-).................................................................................Keith & Kathy)

Raft Trip Info.....from Janis
"The American River raft trip is scheduled for Sunday July 9th.  The cost for the rafts is $82.00 for 10 man rafts the will hold 8 comfortably.  I will need to know if people are going by July 5th.  No deposit is necessary.  People will need to be at the raft rental no later than 10:30 a.m. on the
9th.  American River Raft Rentals is located at 11257 S. Bridge Street in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento. They have a website at which probably has a map of how to get there and other info.  Any questions, get a hold of me."

The Graduates Will Be Going.......

    Jennifer Butler will be attending St. Mary's in Moroga majoring in Communications.
    Jeff Hennig and Lauren Grady will both be attending Chico State University.
    David Ryan has decided to take a year off to attend the University of Life. :) He has been planning a couple of road trips during this summer with his friends, one to include Canada.
    Brian Miller will be attending Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, majoring in computer science. He recieved their $6,000/yr Presidential Scholarship, $1,000/yr Engineering Dept. Scholarship, and a $2,500/yr scholarship from Intel. 

Kid's Korner
    Jacob Verhoeven has enlisted in the US Navy and is at Great Lakes finishing his training program
in July and will be assigned a new location then. He is in the hospital corpman program.
    Jennifer Butler qualified and participated in the Coca-Cola bowling tournament to the State Finals.
    Brian Miller is Oregon state's chess champion for the high school division, he will be going to Minneapolis August 7-11 to compete in the Nationals. Just a few weeks ago he passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review.  

TIPS FOR A LIFETIME (for the "Betty Crockers")

1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle.... perfect shaped pancakes every time.
3.   To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
4. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.
5. Run your hands under cold  water before pressing Rice Krispies in the pan the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
6. To get the most juice out of  fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under  your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.
7. To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop - skillet will be much easier to clean.
8. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces - no more stains.
9.   When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead - no  white mess on the outside of the cake.
10. If you accidentally  over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato it absorbs  the excess salt for an instant "fix me up".
11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil  when putting in the refrigerator - it will keep for weeks.
12. Brush beaten egg white over  pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
13. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it backup.
14. When boiling corn on the  cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
15. To determine whether an egg  is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water.  If it sinks, it is fresh - if it rises to the surface, throw it away.
16. Cure for headaches: Take a  lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. (I don't does rubbing a lime on my forehead make Snookums leave???)
17. Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
18. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
19. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.
20. To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area, instant relief.
21. Ants, ants, ants everywhere... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march -  see for yourself. (I've got a hint for killing them - mix some Boraxo (dry) with some sugar - and pour this dry mixture wherever you
see ants...they eat the sugar and the boraxo will kill them).
22. Use air-freshener to clean mirrors: It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
23. When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off.  Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
24. NOW Look what you can do with Alka Seltzer:
Clean a toilet - drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
Clean a vase - to remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry - drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle - fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour or longer, if necessary.
Unclog a drain - clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.
(Gee, don't all of the above helpful ideas for use of Alka-Seltzer make you just a tad leery about what those suckers are doing to your insides when you ingest them??!!)


How many women with PMS does it take to change a light bulb?

One.  ONE!!

And do you know WHY it only takes ONE?   Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb.  They don't even know the bulb is BURNED OUT.  They would sit in this house in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it OUT.  And once they figured it out they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS.

But if they did, by some miracle, find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!!


Help with summer travel

President - Joan Wilson
Newsletter & Web Mistress - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Historian - Sue Butler & Janis Gerlinger 1