Las Madres '80 East


July 17
Dinner at Dragonfly
6:30 pm
RSVP: Joan

July 19
Coffee Field Trip
Rafiki's Cafe (White/Alum Rock)
9 am
Contact: Robin or Tina

July 30
Craft Night at Robin's
7:15 pm
Contact: Robin

August 2-9

October 9-12
Pacific International Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center
Contact: Tina

October 17-19
Ladies Fall Weekend
Pitcher Cabin in Pollock Pines
Contact: Cindy


1st    Mike Ballard
        Jerry Katz
10th  Tina Simmons (Happy 23rd)
11th  Kelli Castagnoli (Happy 23rd!)
12th  Chad Kranak (Happy 20th!)
14th  Don Pitcher
14th  Brian Pitcher (Happy 26th!)
18th  Kevin Simmons (Happy 17th!)
20th  Janis Gerlinger
26th  Claire Brooks-Schulke (Happy 11th!)
        Gary Gerlinger
27th  Doug Eastman (Happy 23rd!)
        Joan Wilson
28th  Keith Roessler
29th  Jenny Pitcher (Happy 24th!)
        Shana Katz (Happy 14th!)

July Meeting

While a lot of the group will be venturing in Alaska on July 17th, I thought the rest of us might venture to a new restaurant in the Evergreen area. It is called Dragonfly. Vicki Rasmussen has been and thought it was nice. It is high class Chinese. So lets give it a whirl.

Who: Anyone wanting to eat and visit with LM friends

What: Family style Chinese dinner

Where: Dragonfly located in the building where the new Kragen went in at Quimby and White (SW corner of the intersection)

When: Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 pm RSVP Joan if you can make it so she won't go alone.

Why: Because I signed up to plan something in July.

Maybe Coldstone for dessert if it is a nice evening.??????

Kid's Korner
Sara Hennig will be moving to D.C. and has a job in cardic intervention at George Washington. Mathew and Paula Hennig are moving July 2nd to Iowa, same company just different location and they are thrilled.

Craft Night
Robin will be hosting this month's meeting.

Music in the Circle at Evergreen Village (Lunardi's) on Ruby
There are free live performances every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 through August.
July's line up includes:
Vintage Brass Quartet doing a Patriotic Show 7/3
Blackbird Jazz Band doing 1930's Blues and Jazz
Pale Moon Sky doing acoustical rock
The Road Dogs doing Rock and Roll 70's -90's hits
Principle doing Columbian and Tex- Mex music.

Joan has been to two performances so far and reports it affords a lovely sit in the circle (bring lawn stuff or use the permanent structures), lots of people to watch and pleasant music. A new ice cream parlor is coming soon. She assumes it is similar to Cold Stone.

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. This month we will be trying out Rafiki's Cafe at the corner of White Road & Alum Rock Avenue.


(George Carlin)

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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President - Kathy Roessler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Co-Coordinators - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke