Las Madres '80 East


October 9-12
Pacific International Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center
Contact: Tina

October 17-19
Ladies Fall Weekend
Pitcher Cabin in Pollock Pines
Contact: Vicki

October 29?
Craft Night at ?
7:15 pm
Contact: Kathy

November 8
Crazy Bowling
Oakridge Lanes
7:30 pm
RSVP: Sue Butler

December 11
Christmas Party
RSVP: Marti

14th      Kindra Claverie (Happy 24th!)         
18th      Tom Gomez 
19th      Melinda Gomez (Happy 20th!)
23rd      Marti Kranak

Ladies Weekend in Pollock Pines
Oct. 17-19
If you haven't already sent in your $25 for our weekend at Cindy's cabin you should do so right away. The beds are full, but there's always room for air mattresses on the floors! It should be a fun weekend & if you haven't been up there during Apple Hill's fall festival you really
should go. This weekend will also be our October "meeting." (and coffee???)

September Meeting Review
Twelve ladies met at Giogio's in Milpitas to help Robin celebrate her birthday & her "release" from hospital duty. Then we saw WHALE RIDER which was a very interesting story about a young girl in New Zealand & her grandfather who refused to accept her (a woman) as the next tribal leader.

Las Madres 50 Year Celebration
by Kathy Roessler
Eight of us attended the Las Madres 50 year celebration on Sunday Sept. 14 representing 1980 & 1977 (Editor's Note: Also represented 1983). We had the dubious honor of being the oldest members there!! They had a nice celebration at Saratoga Springs with most of the attendees being under the age of 5. They called us up & Randi gave an impromptu speech & we got to pick some of the winning raffle prize numbers. Kathy picked Sue Butler's number and she won a diaper bag backpack. (But don't tell Bud... she's going to pass it off as a regular backpack!!) And then Merrilee picked the number that won Laura some children's books. None of us won the Sharks merchandise or the grand prize of a trip for 4 to San Diego. And Randi didn't even win a prize!! (She was relieved when her number wasn't called for the stroller!!) It was a pleasant afternoon and nice to see that Las Madres is still going strong. They even have special interest groups now for Adoptive Parents, Spanish Speaking & soon to be formed French speaking groups. The head of Las Madres communications was hoping to have the article that appeared in the Mercury News out a little sooner so that more alumni might attend, but we were fortunate that Randi saw it & started the telephone tree.

Boccie Ball Review
by Joan
Congratulations to the ten families who braved 100 degree heat in the spirit of Las Madres. Cudos to one family for leaving air-conditioning to join us. Boy was there some intense rounds of Boccie. I think everyone did superbly with exception to Bill Simmons and Joan Wilson who showed strength in the ability to get the balls out of bounds consistently and ultimately scored zero. In the end the winning game was between team Lou and Vicki vs team Walt and Sally. With a score of 6 to 2 for the Non-Italians (Walt and Sally), Lou and Vicki were able to pull ahead and surpass for the win, Congratulations to Lou and Vicki. Thanks to Lou for immediately opening his first place prize and sharing an olive dish and olives. Thanks for all the good food. It was nice to sit around and sweat together. Las Madres--we are the best!

Get Well Wishes
Wishing Sean Nevoli a speedy recovery from his recent accident.
Sending good wishes to Wanda Tsafos who is confined to complete bed rest due to complications with her broken leg.
Wishing Greg Castagnoli good news on his recent tests.

Heinrichsens Hit the Boards Again!
David and Randi are once again participating with the "Glue Factory" at Pioneer High School in the musical "Anything Goes." It is a madcap comedy that takes place aboard a ship! David and Randi each have a short solo and David plays a sailor and Randi is a passenger.
The play dates are Oct. 22-25 and it starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Make checks out to Pioneer Drama and send it to Randi at 5006 Wellington Pk. Dr., San Jose 95136 and she will get your tickets.

December Meeting
Marti has graciously offered to host our annual Christmas gift exchange on December 11 so mark your calendars & be thinking about what dish you want to bring & be on the look out for the perfect personal gift :-)

Pinecrest 2004 Info
from Shirley
When we were at Pinecrest this year we thought about options for next year. I called the reservation system and the first day we can make reservations for July 31st (I think the date we agreed on) would be December 4th. One person can make up to 4 site reservations in his or her own name. Would that cover it? I think we thought maybe 5 sites. Let's talk about it. I don't mind making 4 if people are willing to pay up front when we make them. If we have to cancel it is not too much. Let's talk about it and plan to reserve right away--people were walking around checking out our spot!

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
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.


Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark...
One: Don't miss the boat.
Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.
Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Eleven: No matter the storm, there's always a rainbow waiting.

Info on Apple Hill


President - Kathy Roessler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Co-Coordinators - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke