Las Madres '80 East


February 16
Stroke Meeting
7:15 pm
RSVP: Sue Butler

February 18
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Starbucks in Eastridge
Contact: Kathy

February 18
Couple's Bunko
7:30 pm
RSVP: Tina

February 25
Bottle your Own at Guglielmo Winery
Contact: ?


1st    Kacey Roessler
        John Castagnoli
3rd   Walt Wilson
10th  Shirley D'Agosta
14th  Jim Cuneo
16th  Christopher Johnson
22nd  Cortney Corral
25th  Marvin Balaoro
28th  Linda Good
29th  Mathew Hennig

When: Thursday, February 16, 7:15 pm
Where: Sue Butler's House
What: Stroke Presentation by Bob Parsons

Sue Butler will be hosting the February meeting at her & friends welcome. RSVP to Sue.

Find out what Stroke is and isn't.

Learn the symptoms, which when recognized early can help minimize brain damage.

Hear about treatments that prevent disability.

Understand how to reduce your own stroke risk.

In this talk given by a stroke survivor and developed in conjunction with the Stanford Stroke Center, you will learn firsthand what it feels like to have a stroke, how to recognize the symptoms in yourself and others, and how to respond to this life-threatening event.

If you are young and wouldn't attend because stroke "strikes only senior citizens", then come to learn the truth about this misconception, or come for your family or friends.


Couples Bunko
When: Saturday, February 18, 7:30 pm
Where: Cuneo's House

Bring a dessert or appetizer, Tina will provide all the table snacks and drinks. (BYOB) $10 per person?

RSVP to Tina if you will join the fun. Also, let her know if have table or chairs to lend.

Notes from the Prez

Should be a fun 2006. We accomplished a lot at the planning meeting with 15 of us putting our heads together to fill in the better part of the year with activities for the ladies and couples. We also have most of the meetings planned. Remember, this is not carved in stone, be flexible. We're at that stage in our lives, that anything goes! If there's changes, we'll go with the flow.

We are looking for a volunteer to host the Christmas meeting. I know this is a huge undertaking. We have enjoyed Merrilee's hospitality for the past couple of years. If someone else would like to "give her a break", please let me know. Also, we have the June meeting that is open. Please volunteer to host/plan for the meeting.

Mark your calendars for the year, and if you have a suggestion for a couples get together, we'd love to try something different. One suggestion was Comedy Sportz Bar in Santa Clara. Another suggestion for family, is a weekend at Del Val and those that would like to come just for a BBQ, it would be close to home.

Happy Valentine's Day, and enjoy President's week!

2006 Plans

Calendar of Meetings:

2/16 stoke presentation meeting at Sue Butler's

3/16 corn beef and cabbage meeting at Shirley's

4/20 movie night planned by Randi

5/18 Kathy hosting

6/15 ?


8/17 appetizer and dessert at Marti's

9/21 Robin hosting

10/19 pumpkin craft at Janis'

11/16 game night at Mary Jo's


Calendar of Activities:

2/18 Couples bunko at Tina's

2/25 Bottle your Own at Guglielmo Winery

3/18 Couples 8-ball at Ginny's

May weekend Ladies Spring Trip

6/2 to 6/4 Los Padres Golf Trip

6/2 Ladies Day Trip Getaway

7/13 to 7/27 Couples European Cruise

7/29 to 8/5 Camping at PineCrest

9/3 Sand castle

9/16 or a different date for Bocco Ball at Almaden Lake planned by Sue Ballard

9/24 Family beach breakfast by Sue Butler and Janis

10/13 to 10/15 Ladies Fall trip

Thank you to Sally for hosting the January meeting and for the Potatoes & Fixings theme. The White Elephant/Regift exchange was enjoyed by all.........and candles seemed to be the most prevalent gift this year!


Update on Sue Butler
Bowling was a complete success. Some hard splits were made, and easy spares were missed by all, and we decided that it shouldn't be so far between bowling nights for the next time. Vicki had bowling sheets in her bowling bag dated 1976. There were 12 of us and we bowled 2 3/4 games in the two hours allowed. Didn't really keep track of the scores, but looked like Bud and Charles had the high scores. Bill Simmons had a "Turkey", and Kathy found her "mark" and was picking up spares. We had four additional spectators and all 16 of us headed out for dessert afterwards. Other than being out of Apple Pie, and a bad impression of a Strawberry Shortcake, we enjoyed capping off our evening at the Flames.


Update on January Coffee Field Kathy
Eight of us enjoyed our "away coffee" at Craf'it in Sunnyvale. Food service was a bit slow, but they were very nice & accommodating. They carry a unique variety of scrapbooking, rubber stamp, stencils, quilling, & origami supplies as well as gift items. Kathy will plan for us to attend one of their classes for our May meeting! You can check them out online at however their class schedule is not up to date :-(

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. February away coffee will not be far as last months as it is the President's Day weekend & some may have a 3-day weekend and some have the week off. We will go to the Starbucks in the Eastridge mall. It is located in the main central area near the elevators. Then whoever wants to shop or even take in a movie can do that afterwards. Be sure to check out "Christopher & Banks" a new clothing store with nice sweaters, blouses, skirts & slacks. Nothing trendy... but very reasonably priced with good sales in the back!!


e-Mail Tidbit

Woman to Woman Encouragement

Someone will always be smarter.

Their house will be bigger.

They will drive a better car.

Their children will do better in school.

And their partners will fix more things around the house.

So let it go and love you and your circumstances.

Think about it.

The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.

And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children.

The richest woman you know - she's got the car, the house, the clothes, might be heartbreakingly lonely.

So, love you.

Love who you are right now.

Tell yourself, "I am too blessed to be stressed."

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world." 

Possibilities and miracles are one and the same.

Send a Valentine's Day card online.

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