Las Madres '80 East


1st       Ed Ryan
2nd     Sally Brooks-Schulke
25th    Kevin Ballard
26th    Gary Gerlinger
29th    Andreas Tsafos
30th    David Ryan

Month of June
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
June 5
Happy Hour
4-6 pm
RSVP: Sally
June 15
Meet the Newlyweds
Almaden Lake, South Point Area
June 19
Movie Night
June 21
Coffee Field Trip

9:00 am
Devine Grind
Contact: Vicki
July 20 - August 3

September 19-21
New Brighton Camping/Beach Breakfast
RSVP: Sue Butler

June Meeting
When: Thursday, June 19, TBA
Where: TBA
What: Movie Night

Marti will be out of town and barely back so we decided at coffee that I will organize a movie and dinner for the meeting.  Any suggestions?  When it gets closer I will put out an e-mail and we can firm up details.  Hopefully there will be a good summer chick flick!.....Randi

Happy Hour.....Vicki

June Happy Hour

This month's Happy Hour is on June 5th to SP2.  Since Vicki will be out of town, Sally will be coordinating this one.  Carpool from Sally's at 3:30pm.

Thursday Summer Coffees.....Shirley

Thursday coffee for June....Starting June 5th we will start having Thursday coffee at 9 AM at the Starbucks near Silver Creek Country Club.  Nice location though bring a sweater as sometimes it is chilly out back.  We have had some suggestions for other locations so we will go for June there and then discuss the possibles for July and August. 

Meet the Newlyweds.....Randi

Come congratulate the newlyweds, Denise and Paul Feneht, at a casual gathering at Almaden Lake on Sunday, June 15th, at 11:30am in the South Point area.  Park on Winfield and walk in, or parking is $10.   An Evite was sent out but if you didn't get it or respond to the Evite, please email me at: ASAP so I will have a head count for the caterer.  Feel free to bring "kids" or grandkids but give me an approximate count if possible.  Plan on playing a little bocce ball or frisbee and enjoying the company of all!  (We can also celebrate our "Los Padres" since it is Father's Day!) 

New Brighton Camping & Beach Breakfast.....Sue Butler

New Brighton annual camping trip on the weekend of September 19-21.

The Butler's will be getting a group site, so those that are tent camping and would like to be included, you don't need to get your own site.
Let me know if you are interested in being included on the group site. 
I already have Sue Ballard on the list.

Also, we will be doing the beach breakfast again on that Saturday, September 20th.  Details to follow.

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.  Vicki has graciously volunteered to be our new Coffee Coordinator!

We will be continuing away coffee on the 3rd Sat of the month during 2014. Here are some new places for June-November. Hope to see more of you at our coffee adventures this year. Look for a carpool email a day or so before the event.

Devine Grind - 27 Devine St (between 1st & 2nd streets north of St. James Park)
Read about it at:

We can also look forward to:

Dolcetto Cafe and Market

Bel Bacio

Sweet Peas Cafe

Top Nosh

Hash House

e-Mail Tidbit


    Last week I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer.  I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

    Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

    When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and Cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

    Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

    Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our Service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi...'

    The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her...

    The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

    The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

    When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second... Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

    After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

    The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

    As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.
    We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank them for their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

ice cream
How many can you do before Labor Day?

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