Las Madres '80 East


October 7-9
Ladies Fall Trip
RSVP: Sue Butler

October 15
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Le Boulanger on Lincoln Ave
Contact: Randi

October 20
Movie & Dinner Meeting
5:30 pm at California Pizza Kitchen
RSVP: Mary Jo

October 22
Octoberfest at Gerlingers
6 pm
RSVP by the 16th: Janis


7th Kevin Corral
14th Kindra Claverie (Happy 26th!)
18th Tom Gomez
19th Melinda Gomez (Happy 22nd!)
Laura Balaoro
23rd Marti Kranak

When: Thursday, October 20, 5:30 pm
Where: California Pizza Kitchen & Oakridge Theaters
What: Dinner & Movie

Mary Jo has offered to hostess a dinner and movie night at Oakridge for this month's meeting. We will meet for dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen at 5:30 pm. She will e-mail everyone when the time gets closer as to what movie we will be seeing around 7 pm. So check your e-mail for info. Please RSVP Mary Jo so she will know who is coming.

Janis had planned a couples Octoberfest on Saturday, October 22nd, at 6:00 at her house. She will provide the knockwurst and bratfurst to BBQ. People should bring a dessert or side dish to share plus their favorite German beer. If anyone has a CD with German music, please bring it along. There is a lot going on in October, so Janis would like an RSVP from those planning to attend by October 16th. If there is not enough interest by then, it will be cancelled.


From the Prez...with a little help from her friends

Reunion Recap
73 people attended the evening event. We had plenty to eat (especially desserts) and drink and it was special to see all the ages of kids "hanging" out together. Just like family.

What a turn out and a big thank you to all that helped set up and clean up and organize the party.. Thank you to Tom Gomez for driving back and forth so the foosball table could be a part of the entertainment. Ginny's slide presentation stole the show. Thank you so much Ginny, for your time and commitment in making it so memorable. It was great having some old (new) faces and the 80's rekindling old friendships. Austin, Terri and Lynn (our surprise guest who had to spend several hours in the airport), were an extra special treat to see. It had been way too long. It was a nice to have Pam and Pat Finch there. It think it's been way longer since I saw them last. We are a family, and sometimes even families get split up for awhile, but LM 80 East is part of our lives and it's the core that keeps us always in each others thoughts if not always in sight.

Thank you to all for just "being you!"

25th REUNION POEM... Randi Heinrichsen
It was 25 years ago today,
Sargeant Pepper got his band to play.
Oops... wrong celebration,
Let me restart my rumination(or recitation!).

It's been 25 years of jubilation,
And enduring Friendships and celebration.
We've been through accidents, deaths and divorce,
But our bond helps us stay the course.

Together we've partied and played,
And while some kids have moved, we've stayed.
Saturday coffee, monthly meetings and more,
Ladies getaways, cruises, camping galore.

Las Madres, the mothers, our name...
Brings us together, in friendship, our fame.
So it was 25 years ago today,
Las Madres, our family, HOORAY!

Las Madres Moms Reunion Luncheon.....the Webmaster's Version
We came, we talked, we ate, we talked......we updated everyone on our lives and families. View the pics on Club Photo to see who came.

Other "Stuff" from the Prez

Reminder for either November 12 or December 3 for a bowling night if there is an interest. Or, would you rather wait till January after everything calms down from the holidays. Contact Sue Butler and let her know your vote.

Still room for the Aptos trip on October 7-9. Should be a gorgeous weekend. Mary Ryan is coming in from Colorado just for the occasion. She would love to connect with as many of us as she can. Some are leaving early Friday and others after work. Contact Sue Butler if interested. The more the merrier, and it will bring the cost down even more.

Do we have a date for the X-mas party? Let Sue Butler and Ginny know.

"42nd St" and "Grease" Info
There are still tickets available for "42nd St" which is the Glue Factory production(with David and Randi) down at Hoover Theatre on Oct. 27-29 at 7:30pm(and a matinee on Sat. at 2pm). Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Just FYI, the Nevoli's are going Thursday night, Brooks-Schulke's, Friday night and Wilson's and my family Saturday night. Randi is also in "Grease" at Westmont which is a fundraiser for the drama students who have an honor invitation to perform next summer in Edinburgh, Scotland at a large International Theatre Festival. I am playing Miss Lynch, a part I played 16 years(yikes!) ago. I will be performing Saturday, Oct. 15th at 7:30pm and Friday, Oct. 21st at 6:30pm(BBQ dinner show), and Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 2pm at a matinee. (I am alternating with my friend Lynn). Tickets are $15 in advance for adults and $12 for students for the regular shows and $25 and $20 for the BBQ dinner show. E-mail or call Randi for info and tickets. Thanks!


Mediterranean Cruise News/Party
We now have 8 couples signed up to go on our cruise next summer on July 13th. There is still room but I would suggest you reserve a room soon. Call Randi for info. We will be having our first Pre-Cruise Party on Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 pm at Randi's house. Bring an appetizer to share and RSVP to 227-5221 or Everyone is welcome!

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. For our October "Away Coffee" on the 15th, Randi has planned for us to "truck on over to Le Boulanger on Lincoln.......Shop/strolling afterwards if you want...." Hope you can come and join us!


e-Mail Tidbit
Noah and the Flood - 2005 Version

In the year 2005, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have six months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights".

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard....but no ark. "Noah", He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?"

"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah. "But things have changed. I needed a building permit. I've been arguing with the inspector about the need for a sprinkler system. My neighbors claim that I've violated the neighborhood zoning laws by building the Ark in my yard and exceeding the height limitations.

We had to go to the Development Appeal Board for a decision. Then the Department of Transportation demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I argued that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it.

Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the spotted owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls. But no go!

When I started gathering the animals, I got sued by an animal rights group. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. As well, they argued the accommodation was too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.

Then the EPA ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood.

I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew.

Also, the trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union workers with Ark building experience.

To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.

So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least ten years for me to finish this Ark.."

Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean, you're not going to destroy the world?"

"No," said the Lord. "The government beat me to it."

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President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Randi Heinrichsen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke