Las Madres '80 East

Hot August Nights


August 10
Mervyn's-Salvation Army
Back-to-School Shopping Day
Contact:  Kathy

August 15
Meeting at Cathy Hennig's
Gift Game
Contact:  Cathy

August 17
Coffee Field Trip
Starbucks at Tully/Capitol
Contact:  Robin

August 17
Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party
Contact:  Joan

August 28
Craft Night
Sue Butler's House
Contact:  Vicki

August 31
Capitola Beach Breakfast
Sign-up:  Kathy by August 29

September 19
Meeting at Kathy Roessler's
Shoeboxes for Shelters
Contact:  Kathy

August Birthdays
7th       Abbey Nevoli (Happy 12th!)
            Nathan Laing
9th       Dee Castagnoli  

11th       Erik Rasmussen (Happy 25th!)
15th      Keely Corral
17th      Ron Miller

21st      Phil Smith
27th     Ruth Eastman


August Meeting
When:  August 15, 7:15pm
Where:  Cathy Hennig's House
What:  Gift Game

For the August meeting at Kathy Hennig's house everyone needs to bring a clip board or something to write on and a $5 gift or regift.  No gag gifts, please wrap!  We will be playing a game and just having fun.

Mervyn's/Salvation Army Kids Shopping Day
Instead of going to coffee on Saturday August 10 we can help out with the Mervyn's/Salvation Army Kids Shopping Day. Kathy helps her mother-in-law every year. It's at Mervyn's on Story Road at 7:30 AM (yes it's EARLY--before the store opens.) You are responsible for 2 or 3 children... they get to shop for $100 in clothes. They come with a questionnaire filled out with their sizes and what they need for school. Usually they like you to be sure each child has underwear, socks & one school outfit. Shoes if they need them. Anyone who is interested or has questions give Kathy a call. Her mother-in-law says they have over 100 kids signed up & are hurting for adult "helpers" this year. "It's really kind of fun," says Kathy.

Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party
On Saturday August 17, ride a moonlight steam train to 1880. This evening includes a BBQ steak dinner & mountain music beneath the soft glow of paper lanterns. Then board a steam train for a journey through a moonlit redwood forest, $40/person.  Call Joan for additional information.

Capitola Beach Breakfast and Sandcastle Building Contest
Mark your calendars... Saturday August 31, 9:30am ... the DAY has changed!! We will meet at the beach at Capitola for the Sandcastle Building Contest.  Breakfast will be a "potluck continental breakfast" with muffins, rolls, fruit, juice & coffee. Call Kathy to sign up for food and so we'll have an idea how many to expect. There are no tables & chairs so bring your blankets & lawn chairs. We'll meet down in front of lagoon. This is a well attended affair so parking at the beach is usually full. You may want to drop off part of your party & then park or plan on being able to carry all your stuff. We usually park at the lot behind the police station... be sure you have plenty of quarters for the parking meters!!

September Meeting
When: September 19th
Where: Kathy's house
What: Shoeboxes for Shelters
Wanted everyone to get a head start collecting back to school supplies and saving all those little shampoos from vacation. Also save any shoeboxes & wrapping paper.

Evergreen Garden Club 2002
Are you a gardener?  Wannabe gardener?   If so, you might be interested in the new "Evergreen Garden Club."  Las Madres members Ruth Eastman and Marti Kranak are part of a small group that has recently formed to promote home gardening in the Valley.  No experience required; in fact, you don't even need a yard...a pot will do.     If you're interested, check out the very rudimentary web site at:
Or, feel free to call or email Ruth Eastman (  We have field trips planned for July, August and September and home meetings for the winter months.
"Life Begins the Day you Start a Garden"

Pacific International Quilt Festival
On October 17-20, this year's festival will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  Over 700 quilts and garments will be on display and many of them will be competing for prize monies.  The Vendor Mall will have over 200 booths with all your quilting needs.  Workshops and lectures are offered.  To register, obtain an online quilt competition form, or simply for more information visit:

Happy Anniversary
Congratulations to Cathie and Phil Martinez who will celebrate 35 years of wedded bliss on the 19th!

Las Madres is turning 50!
There are plans in the works for a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Las Madres in 2003.  Visit the website below to read a little bit about it.  I have been making inquiries to find our more information and will pass along anything I receive.......Ginny

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.


Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Remember, a house becomes a home when
you can write "I love you" on the furniture.

Summer Sun

Begonia Festival


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