Las Madres '80 East



February 17, 2000
Sharon's House

March 4
Adult 8-Ball
Casa de Gomez

March 24-26
"Spring Fling" Ladies Weekend
RSVP Kathy

July 29- August 6th

1st        Kacey Roessler
            John Castagnoli
3rd       Walt Wilson
10th      Shirley D'Agosta
16th      Christopher (Caso)
28th      Linda Good
29th      Mathew Hennig

February Meeting
When:  Thursday, February 17 , 7:15PM
Where:  Sharon's House
What:  LM Nightshirt Designing
What Else:  Bring a Munchie

February Meeting will be hosted by Sharon Simmons. We will initially have a design session to configure our “Las Madres Nightshirts”. Come help draft the design and choose the color for our twentieth year commemorative shirt. This nightshirt will be available to all members and will be initiated at our Slumber Party Celebration. (more details to follow). After we have worked out the ideas, we will have a chance to learn a fun new game called Mexican Train.  Come join in the fun, and maybe this new game will be attempted as a couples event.

January Meeting Info

Shirley hosted the meeting and quickly turned it over to the newly drafted president, Joan Wilson. Sue Butler and Janis Gerlinger were recruited into the job of historians. If you have any photographs from activities last year, please make sure to get them to Shirley. Randi left the envelope with Shirley and we are hoping someone would like to assemble them into an album. Vicki and Ginny have agreed to continue as treasurer and technology wizard respectively.

Dues, Roster & Member Info
Annual dues of $10 were due to Vicki by January 31st. If you complied, you will be included in the roster which Ginny will produce this year in a hard copy form. Please check with Ginny if you have new information such as work phone or email address changes. If your require a hard copy of our monthly newsletter to be mailed to you in lieu of internet mail, you need to include an additional $5.00.

Missing Members:  At the time of posting this newsletter, these people are still not current with their dues, Alene Brown and Lyn Distaso.  If you are in contact with them, please encourage them to send in their dues. They are

Saturday Coffee Clutch

Come join your Las Madres girlfriends every Saturday morning at Starbucks in the Savemart shopping center for a morning of visiting. We can be found around  9:00 am anchoring down a group of tables, and if you drop by a bit later, we are usually there still. We have been known to hang out until 11:00 or later.

Upcoming Activities
Mark your March calendars for the following dates. These events were discussed and updates will be in the March newsletter. I am not going to list the entire years activities until these events are relevant. Please feel free to call me if you require the details.
March 4th:  8-ball Party at the Gomezes
March 16th:  Las Madres meeting at the movies

March "Spring Fling" Ladies Get-Away Weekend

The March "Spring Fling" is scheduled for March 24-26.  We had originally discussed a trip to Las Vegas, but that idea has been postponed.  Instead we will be traveling to Arnold & staying in a very nice cabin.  There are 3 bedrooms with beds for 6-- first 6 people to sign up get the beds & the rest can bring air mattresses & sleeping bags for the loft & floor areas.  The cabin has 2 baths & a nice kitchen.  The cost is only $150 for the whole weekend!  Such a deal!  (We will have to clean up after ourselves when we leave... but we're neat!)  People can go up to the ski resort if they wish, otherwise we will probably lounge around, play games & RELAX.  To reserve your spot be sure to call or e-mail Kathy (

Grease is the Word!

.....and Jennifer Butler has the role of the school teacher. (Randi said she played that part so she will be critiquing) The dates are 7:00 p.m. Friday March 3l  Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. April lst and Sunday 2:00 p.m. April 2nd.  Tickets are $10.00 each make checks out to Presentation High School.  Let's plan to go together, maybe Friday night or Saturday.  I'd prefer Friday night.  RSVP to Sue Butler.  Be there or be square!

Kid's Korner
Denise's Pioneer High School Varsity Spirit squad placed first in Varsity Show Cheer at the USA Northern California Regional Chamionships beating last year's National Champions.  They also qualified to go to the USA National Champioships in Anaheim at the end of March.

Golf......Any Los Padres?

Any Los Padres interested in annual Golf Outing?   Best start planning soon.  Early fall might be a good time says Sue Butler.
Lou is looking into golf, how do the guys feel about May 6th?

Pinecrest Reservations
The phone number for Pinecrest reservations is 1-800-280-2267.  Last year some people didn't have it.

Free CD stand/stacker
Does anyone want a CD stand/stacker?  Michael was going to throw it away, but I will give it to anyone who wants it. I had it at the meeting and forgot about it.  It is about 1 ft. square, 5 layers, and each level holds about 50 CD's.  Perfect for someone with a growing collection, and maybe one of the kids would like it...Call Shirley

Job Available at Novtek
Novtek has an immediate opening for a full-time receptionist.  M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM.  Requires phone experience, Windows/PC and clerical skills.  If you know of anyone who's looking, send them my way.  Because we need someone right away, we'll consider a temporary fill-in while we search.  $500 finder's fee. Payable for permanent hires only and only if the hire lasts three months.  Contact Ruth.

This seems to be how women handle self image as they age:
Age 8: Looks at herself and sees Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty etc.
Age 15:  Looks at herself and sees Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Cheerleader or if she is PMS'ing sees Fat/Pimples/UGLY ("Mom I can't go to school looking like this!")
Age 20:  Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she's going anyway.
Age 30:  Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she's going anyway.
Age 40:  Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but says, "At least, I'm clean" and goes anyway.
Age 50: Looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes where ever she wants to.
Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a red hat and goes out to participate in the world.
Age 90: Can't see and so doesn't worry about it!

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Newsletter & Web Mistress - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Historian - Sue Butler & Janis Gerlinger 1