Las Madres '80 East

Happy Holidays

2nd    Phil Martinez
3rd    Sean Nevoli
8th    Bud Butler
11th    Eddie Butler
21st   Jennifer Butler
28th  Sharon Simmons

Month of December
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Robin
December 5
Napa B&B Tour & Tasting
2 - 7 pm
Contact: Sue Butler
December 10
Christmas Party
6 pm
Merrilee's House
RSVP: Merrilee
December 19
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Joan's House
Contact: Robin

Christmas Party
When: Thursday, December 10, 6:00 pm
Where: Merrilee's Home
What: Our Annual Potluck
Our annual Christmas party will be at Merrilee's on Thursday, December 10.  Please RSVP to Merrilee and let her know what you will be bringing.  The gift exchange has been eliminated for this year.

Kids Korner
    Congratulations to Melinda Gomez who passed the CA Bar Exam (first try!) and was sworn in today to the State Bar of California. 
    Congratuations to Darren Heinrichsen who got engaged to Erilynn at the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island at sunset. The Heinrichsens are all thrilled!!!  (no date set yet!)

Get Well Wishes
Wishing Tom Gomez a speedy recovery from his recent back surgery.

20 Years of Still Cruisin'
When:  Feb. 14th - Feb. 21st (school break for many of us)
Where :  Caribbean
Ship:  Emerald Princess (maiden voyage 2007)
Who's invited:  EVERYONE!

Itinerary:   Fort Lauderdale, Princess Cays in the Bahamas (private Princess island), day at Sea, St. Maarten (Dutch side- I went there this summer and it was beautiful), St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Grand Turk (Turk and Caicos), day At Sea, Fort Lauderdale

Approximate cost:  We are an "unofficial group" since we are booking very late.  So the sooner you get your deposit in, the closer to these prices you will get.  Remember it is Valentine's week and President Day's holiday.
Inside cabin:  $649    Ocean View:  $949  Balcony:  $1049  Suite:  $1349  (all of these include $175 port taxes but there will be an additional $76.36 added to all for government taxes)

Good News!:  If you are a former Princess cruiser (Captain's Circle member), you will get additional dollars off.  For example, I have been on 2 Princess cruises with balcony cabins, so I will get $200 off another balcony per person!  The amount you get off depends on how many cruises you have been on, what kind of cabins you have had, and what kind of cabin you are getting.

More Good News:  Being a part of our "unofficial" group, each cabin will get $50 shipboard credit as a perk.

Now what?  All that is required is a $100 deposit per person.  It is fully refundable until final payment is due which is around the beginning of December.  So, if you are even considering going, put down the deposit to hold your cabin.  Call my mom, Betty Ellman, at her office ASAP.   Her number is:  1-800-688-8500

So spread the word.  Any questions...e-mail me or call my mom.

Here is the website to check out Princess:
It's a beautiful almost brand new ship!

Napa B&B Tour & Taste Event
When:  Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Cost:  $55 per person for tickets
Questions:  Sue Butler

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
We meet every Saturday morning at 9 am at Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena.  There is a Starbucks across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or pastry.  The date for our field trip this month is December 19th, and we'll be going to Joan's house.  (Editor's Note:  There will probably be tea as well as coffee....and maybe even some hot chocolate!)

e-Mail Tidbit


I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives.

By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished." So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a
bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey 's Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how fantastic I feel!

Please pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.

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  A little holiday help...

President - Janis Gerlinger
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Robin Nevoli
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke