Las Madres '80 East

garden friends

2nd    Dave Heinrichsen
5th    Taryn Rasmussen
8th    Bret Kranak
          Wayne Pearson
          Barry Pearson
9th    Shaela Claverie
16th   Bill Simmons
17th   Scott Simmons
19th    Jacob Verhoeven
23rd   Cindy Pitcher
24th   Allan Corral
25th   Tracy Simmons
27th   Jessica Caso
29th   Kathy Roessler

Month of March
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Robin
March 4
Brian Copeland - Not a Genuine Black Man
6:30 pm
Evergreen Library
Contact: Shirley
March 14
7:30 pm
Casa de Gomez
RSVP: Ginny
March 19
St. Paddy's Dinner Meeting
6:30 pm?
Shirley's House
RSVP: Shirley
March 21
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Noah's Bagels
El Paseo de Saratoga
Contact: Robin
March 27-29
Ladies Trip
RSVP: Vicki
April 29
Girls Night: The Musical
7:30 pm
Flint Center
Contact: Kathy

March Meeting
When: Thursday, March 19, 6:30 pm
Where: Shirley's House
What: 5th Annual St. Paddy's Day Dinner

Our March meeting will be the now-traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner at Shirley's on Thursday, March 19th.  Let's try to have people arrive at 6:30 and eat around 7 or soon after.  An e-mail will come out about a week before for people to sign up for what they want to bring and RSVP to
Shirley.  Plan to wear something green.
(NOTE:  Editor copied info from last year and it may be revised soon.)

 8-Ball 8 balls
When: Saturday, March 14, 7:30pm
Where: Casa de Gomez
Bring: Appetizer or Dessert & BYOB (Soda provided)
It's that time of year to battle it out on the table! No skills needed, just a good sense of humor and a willingness to suffer to agony of defeat. Please RSVP to
Ginny.  She would also appreciate the loan of a card table and some chairs.

Ladies Trip
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
    We have 3 rooms (2 Qs) reserved for the weekend on 3/27-29, cost  will be approximately $182/nite. Both Janis and Merrilee stay at this place every year and recommend the facilities which include separate gender spas, outdoor mineral water pools, exercise and aerobics rooms as well as accommodations, equipped with kitchenettes. The spa services include mud baths, mineral baths, massage, & reflexology.
RSVP to Vicki.....$50 deposit is now being collected.

Mexican Riviera Cruise in 2009

All monies are fully refundable if cancelled by the final payment in July 2009......CLICK for flyer!

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. Our field trip this month will be March 21st to Noah's Bagels in El Paseo de Saratoga.  Robin, our Coffee Coordinator (AKA Coffee Wizard), advises that there is a consignment store, pet store, REI, and many other stores for us to check out after coffee.
    Noah's Bagels
    1340 El Paseo de Saratoga
    San Jose, CA 95130

e-Mail Tidbit

Advice for Girlfriends


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Love the ones who don't just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly.
Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it.


I am only as strong as the coffee I drink,
the hair spray I use, and the friends I have.
To the cool women that have touched my life.
Here's to you!


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What was the #1 song on the day you were born?

President - Janis Gerlinger
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Robin Nevoli
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke