Las Madres '80 East


Contact:  Merrilee

June 16
Coffee Field Trip
Contact:  Sue Ballard

June 30-July 7

1st        Ed Ryan
2nd       Sally Brooks-Schulke
14th      Jeffrey Caso
25th      Kevin Ballard
29th      Andrea Tsafos
30th      David Ryan

June Meeting There will NOT be a meeting this month.


Relay for Life Event
There is a web site where people can go and look for pictures:

Avon 3-Day Cancer Walk Info

When we were at the Relay for Life, several people expressed an interest in walking the Avon 3-day cancer walk- but doing it somewhere other than the SF one.  I have found the web-site for info for the walk in 2002.  The site is a bit unwieldy, but all the information is there.  Go to: to read for yourself.
What I thought were the most interesting walks:
LA- Santa Barbara to Malibu (as a S Californian, I wouldn't call this LA)-  Oct 18-20
DC- Baltimore- DC in May
Michigan- Ann Arbor to Detroit- May 31-June2nd.  Probably hot already then.
New York- ends up in Manhattan-October
Seattle- from Mt. Ranier to Seattle- Aug 9-11
Boston- from the area of the Revolutionary War (Lexington and Concord, etc) May 17-19th
Colorado- this one sounds tough- all at quite an elevation, Aug. 2-4
San Diego- sounds fun.  From Laguna Beach to Del Mar (This isn't San Diego any more than Santa Barbara is LA, but nice area.)  April 12-14.  Probably still cool and cloudy on the coast.  Sounds like one of the best locations to me......................Shirley
(Editor's Note:  Two teachers from my school participated the the SF one last year...."grueling")

Dear Cancer Walk Participants:
Thanks to those of you who donated luminarias in my name during the recent Cancer Relay Walk.  I was very touched and honored.   The relay and "pajama party" was a wonderful experience for a very worthy cause.
Ruth Eastman

College Plans of the 2001 Graduates

Kevin Ballard plans on going to De Anza College.
Tyler Brooks-Schulke will be attending California State University, Chico.
Jessica Caso will be going to Oregon State University.
Michael Timothy Good will be attending the University of Kansas.
Melinda Gomez will be attending UC Davis where she hopes to play water polo.
Denise Heinrichsen will be attending California State University at Long Beach.
Chad Kranak is going to UC Santa Cruz as a Music Major and Drama minor.
Kurt Roessler will be going to West Valley College.
Tracy Marie Simmons will enjoy life at "the Beach" (California State University at Long Beach).
Leah Verhoeven will be attending Santa Clara University.

Kid's Korner
Kindra Claverie graduated from San Jose State.  She is spending 3 weeks in Europe and then will be looking for a job.

Happy 30th Anniversary the Rasmussens on the 12th. the Kranaks on the 26th.

Idea for Future Meetings

"I've recently joined a knitting/crochet group for the Guideposts Sweater Project.   It uses a very simple pattern to make sweaters to send to poor children in our country, and all over the world.  It's fun to get together and chat while you produce something worthwhile, so I thought maybe our Las
Madres group could start doing this for the months we can't think of anything "exciting" to do for our meetings. The gals who know how to knit or crochet could help the ones who don't,.  It's a "t" shape sweater, so there aren't even any armholes to deal with.  When we get a few done, we send them off to the address I have - no deadlines.   We'd be making a difference in some lives while we engage in our two favorite pastimes - talking and eating!  Let me know if you like the idea!"............Dee

Dee's Strudel
(Editor's Note:  It's great!)

2 cups flour
2 sticks of butter
1 c sour cream

Divide into two balls, wrap in waxed paper, and chill overnight.  Roll each ball out on a floured board until it is very thin.  Spread with apricot jam.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Roll up like a jelly roll and baked on a greased pan at 400 for 45 minutes to an hour (until golden brown).

"This is a really easy and really good recipe from my mom that I've had for years, so I think of her every time I make it. (And of how she teased me about the time I put it in a recipe book without mentioning you need to roll it up before you bake it!)"........Dee

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" - check the Coming Events calendar for the location of this month's excursion. (NO "field trip" this month due to graduations.)


In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf.

Golf is an expensive way of playing marbles.

Golf is a game in which the slowest people in the world are those in front of you, and the fastest are those behind.

Golf: A five mile walk punctuated with disappointments.

The secret of good golf is to hit the ball hard, straight and not too often.

There's no game like golf: you go out with three friends, play eighteen holes, and return with three enemies.

Golf was once a rich man's sport, but now it has millions of poor players.

An amateur golfer is one who addresses the ball twice: once before swinging, and once again after swinging.

Many a golfer prefers a golf cart to a caddy because the cart cannot count, criticize or laugh.

From the Editors of Golf Magazine

President - Merrilee Claverie
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Treasurer - Sharon Simmons
Coffee Coordinator - Sue Ballard 1