Las Madres '80 East


December 1
Starbucks Holiday Cheer Party
7 - 8 pm
Aborn & White Starbucks

December 8
Christmas Party at Merrilee's
6:30 pm
RSVP: Merrilee

December 17
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Java Junction
Contact: Randi


3rd  Sean Nevoli (Happy 23rd!)
6th  Art Balaoro (Happy 23rd!)
8th  Bud Butler
11th  Eddie Butler(Happy 25th!)
17th  Steve Grady
21st  Jennifer Butler (Happy 23rd!)
         Carol Grady
28th Sharon Simmons

When: Thursday, December 8, 6:30 pm
Where: Merrilee's House - 3146 Meadowlands Lane
What: Food, Fun, Friends

Merrilee has generously offered to host our annual Christmas party this year. She asks everyone to please e-mail her as soon as possible to let her know what you are bringing. Don't forget the gift exchange: a $15 - $20 "personal" item (PJ's, purses, wall hangings, dessert plates, scarves....or anything for us to "fight" over!)


From the Prez

I only heard from one person regarding the stroke guest speaker. Do you wish to have this speaker at one of our meetings? He is with the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford. It's only one hour with questions. Let me know, and I will follow up with him on a 3rd Thursday of some month.

Remember, bowling night has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 21st. Please RSVP to Sue Butler

The Butler's will be having their annual Christmas Day Open House. All are invited. Stop by on your way to or from your other Christmas festivities. Anytime after 1:00 p.m. (it runs late, so don't worry if you can't make it till 10 p.m.)

Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for the fun and memories of another great year together.


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. Away coffee for December 17th will be at Java Junction by Lunardi's in Evergreen. Come relax and have some holiday cheer before running around the last weekend before Christmas!


e-Mail Tidbit

My Christmas eMail

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for my mouse
My wife she awoke to ask what was the matter
'Twas not Santa Claus, 'twas my keyboard clatter


One would think that my friends would all be fast asleep
But why does my email go click-click and beep-beep?
'Cause elsewhere in the world it's tomorrow already
And my flood of email comes strong, fast and steady


My eNews buddys are browsing and leaping
They still cruise the Web while others are sleeping
With most people in bed, all cozy and curled
Our eNews goes click-click and changes the world


While the old fashioned types still send their regards
By snail-mail with postage and hard-copy Christmas-cards
My cyberspace friends simply copy and paste
Their cute email greetings, just in time with no waste


I type "Froehliche Weihnachten" for my German friends
My "Feliz Navidad" Spanish greetings extends
And my English buddies get a "Chin-chin old chap!"
"Put a shrimp on the barbie!" is my Down-under rap


While my wife sends her few cards with stamps and lick-lick
I send off four thousand email cards with a click
The answers come back at almost speed of light
That's what makes my email go beep-beep in the night


But please cyber friends, don't email too much
Don't just have a virtual Christmas - go touch!
I wish you all a good time and good cheer
To all a good Christmas! And a Happy New Year!


Christmas recipes to make your holiday special!

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