Las Madres '80 East


April 6
Adult Bunko
7:30PM at the D'Agostas
RSVP:  Shirley by April 1

April 19
Cathy Hennig's House
Planning for Relay for Life

April 21
Coffee Field Trip
Starbucks at Snell & Santa Teresa

April 27-29
Napa Weekend
RSVP:  Merrilee ASAP

May 4-6
Los Padres Golf Weekend
Forest Meadows
Contact: Lou

May 18-19
Relay for Life
Oak Grove High School

June 30-July 7

3rd        Laura Teran
4th        Brian Miller
5th        Laura Angel
8th        Randi Heinrichsen
10th      Julie Corral
11th      Trevor Wilson
12th      Merrilee Claverie
             Todd Claverie
14th      Lynn Miller
24th      Tyler Brooks-Schulke
25th      Marcos Gomez

What: Relay for Life Planning
When:  Thursday, April 19, 7:15PM
Host:  Cathy Hennig

We will be making plans for the upcoming Relay for Life.  Fundraising has begun.  Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society and we will put all the money raised together for our team " The Red Hot Mamas".  Sign up with Robin if you want to walk with the team on May 18-19.  Check with Cathy to see if you need to bring anything.
(See March Meeting Minutes below for further info.)

Adult Bunko
When:  Friday, April 6, 7:30PM
Where:  D'Agostas's House
Bring:  Snack or Dessert to share and BYOB
RSVP:  Shirley by April 1
The D'Agostas will be hosting this and the Ryans will be here!  Bring a snack to share and your own liquor.  Shirley will provide soft drinks & coffee.   $5 per person, but try to bring some ones.  Two people can come as a couple, or come alone and Shirley will match you up with someone.  Please RSVP by the 1st of April, so she can get enough tables and chairs for everyone  If you don't RSVP there may not be a table for you to sit at.
The following are the people who have RSVP'd to Shirley:
    Laura Teran
    Cathy Hennig
    If your name isn't on the list (or she forgot to write down that you already told her) and you are planning to come, please notify Shirley ASAP so she can round up enough chairs and tables.

March Meeting Minutes by Joan

    Eleven ladies showed up at Joan's with all the fixin's for forty two baskets filled with goodies galor.  They were gaily wrapped in holiday cello and will be taken to a shelter that supports the downtown community.
    It was good to see Laura Teran. She is still very active with her son who is a member of the Mitty volleyball team. They have meets most Saturdays so Laura says coffee is out until after the season.
    We distributed the materials to begin collecting money for the Relay for Life. If you want to
contribute $$, buy a luminari for someone who has died of cancer of who is a survivor of cancer, or best of all join us in the walkathon event, please contact Robin Nevoli. You do not have to commit to 24 hours. We will be fine tuning our plans at next month's meeting to be held at Cathy Hennig's.  We need to get the contributions turned in at that meeting.

Kid's Korner
Scott Simmons auditioned and was accepted in the theater school at Julliard in NYC.  He will be here doing some Shakespeare for a few months, and there in the Fall.  Maybe he will be famous one day, and we can say we knew him when.......

Mary and Ed Ryan will be celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss on the 24th.

Napa Weekend Getaway
Our weekend away is scheduled for April 27th and 28th at the Embassy Suites in Napa.  We have two suites reserved and each suite can accommodate at least 5 people.  The cost per night is $244 per suite.  There may be an additional charge for extra people. Please let Merrilee know as soon as possible if you are planning on going.

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" - check the Coming Events calendar for the location of this month's excursion.

Here are the upcoming Field Trips for the next few months:

April 21st--Starbucks at Santa Teresa Blvd
9:00 AM
609 Snell Ave at Santa Teresa Blvd

May 26th--Buckeye Ranch(Dee's house)
time and details to follow

June 16th--The Tea House in Willow Glen
more information to follow

Los Padres Golf Weekend

The men's golf weekend has been set for May 4-6 at Forest Meadows.  Call Lou to reserve your tee time!


Laughter for the Soul
    My mother taught me to read when I was three years old (her first mistake). One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping "napkins" in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen??? Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for "special  occasions".
    Now fast forward a few months..... It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up the pastor and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table. When they returned, the pastor came in first and immediately burst into laughter. Next came his wife who gasped, then began giggling. Next came my father, who roared with laughter. Then came mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a "special occasion" napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!!??!!. My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter.
"But, Mom, you SAID they were for special occasions!"

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Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Sharon Simmons
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