Las Madres '80 East

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1st     Adam Gerlinger
          Sue Ballard
11th    Mary Ryan
13th   Adam Reid 
14th   Krystal Nevoli
16th   Vicki Rasmussen
22nd  Tim Ballard
           Gary Nevoli
24th   Jim Ryan
27th   Lisa Cuneo

Month of January
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Randi
January 19
  Annual Planning Meeting

7:15 pm
Janis' Home
RSVP: Janis
January 21
  Coffee Field Trip

9 am
Powederface Cafe
Contact: Randi

January Meeting
When: Thursday, January 19, 7:15 pm
Where: Janis' Home
What: Our Annual Planning Meeting

January planning meeting is at Janis' house on Thursday, January 19th at 7:15.  She will make two different pots of soup and everyone else should bring either a drink, salad, bread or dessert.  Please let Janis know if you are attending and what you are bringing.  Be sure to bring your calendars, and ideas for meetings and activities for 2012.

Editor's Note:  We usually have a white elephant exchange at the January meeting.  So, wrap up your "favorite" present and bring it to the meeting.

Invite from Ruth

    Ruth has invited us to her home for the 2012 Spring Fling.  Dates she has offered are March 30-April 1st, and April 20-22nd.  Since the cost of the flight will be considerable, she has offered to do some of the cooking for us also. Shirley has told Ruth that she will try to co-ordinate with all of us as to which week-end works best for the most people who will actually go.  Let Shirley know what any of you think.
     Since the January meeting falls on the typical date-Jan 19th,  Shirley will not be there.  So please e-mail Shirley with your preferences.  Other expenses will probably be a rental car but with no hotel/condo rental the cost is not much more than when we have had expensive lodging. Let's make a decision- Ruth is a busy lady and she has offered these choices and we should let her know so that she can plan around us.


Pinecrest information:  As of now, I am assuming that we are still going to Pinecrest during the window of July 22nd thru August 5th.  I checked today and the reservation opportunity is still 6 months ahead to the exact date.  Thus, the date to start trying to reserve will be Sunday, January 22nd.  Probably most of us will go later in that week so we can keep trying if we don't get the spots we want  (or any spots) .  Hope to get a full 2 week spot for Gary for sure.  It is still on Reserve America.  I am sure we will all be in touch at the reservation time.....Shirley

Missouri Missive

December is almost over and the anticipation of the new year is upon us.  With days away from Christmas we are not tying up packages but tying up plans to move….Direct or Dish, which newspaper, which garbage service.

Early December brought us a light dusting of snow. It only lasted a day and the roads were clear for driving so nothing to cause problems. It sure looked pretty, but we hope it stays away for another week while we move in.

With all the major house hurdles over, we took time to enjoy some of the areas holiday festivities, lights and entertainment. We went to three shows in downtown Branson and saw the Dicken’s Christmas Carol….it kinda put us in the holiday mood but in reality our focus is on the house.

The garages are in transition The paint cans, saws and work horses, are slowly leaving and making room for our purchases- vacuum, toilet paper, TV, recliners replacing all the things we left behind. The UHaul is arranged, the boys are on their way to help with the move. The POD and furniture delivery is scheduled. Booya our adventure is almost over….or is it yet to begin.

Happy New Year from Branson West….where the door is always open. 

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.   This month we'll be going to Powerderface Cafe.  It's link on Yelp can be found at:

NOTE:  Randi would welcome your suggestions for new or old places to visit in 2012.

e-Mail Tidbit
Dear God, 
My prayer for 2012 is for 
A fat bank account & a thin body. 
Please don't mix these up like you did last year. 

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President - Merrilee Claverie
Treasurer - Sue Ballard
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Randi Heinrichsen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Sally Brooks-Schulke, and Tina Cuneo