Las Madres '80 East

May flowers

2nd     Michael Pfefferlen
3rd     Michael D'Agosta
           Matthew Pfefferlen
10th    Betty Verhoeven
15th    Christian Corral
19th    Rob Verhoeven
27th    Leah Laughton
           David Gerlinger
28th    Brett Nevoli
           Kurt Roessler

May Day

Month of May
Saturday Coffees

9 am
LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena
Contact: Vicki
May 1
Happy Hour
4-6 pm
Valencia Hotel's V Bar
RSVP: Vicki
May 15
5:00 pm
Walk the Villages
May 17
Coffee Field Trip

9:00 am
I Java
Contact: Vicki
June 15
Meet the Newlyweds
Almaden Lake, South Point Area
July 20 - August 3

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

May Meeting
When: Thursday, May 15, 5:00 pm
Where: Merrilee's
What: Walk the Villages

The meeting on May 15th will be a walk through The Villages.  Meet at Merrilee's house at 5:00.
We will walk for an hour and then return to the house for drinks and appetizers. We can go to the Bistro for dinner. If you can't go for the walk, meet at the house at 6:00. Please let Merrilee know if you will be attending.

8622 Vineyard Ridge Place

After entering gate, drive straight ahead until the road dead ends at The Vineyard Center. Turn left and drive to the the second street. Turn right on Olivas Circle. Turn right on the first street which is Vineyard Ridge. I am the second house on left.

Happy Hour.....Vicki

May Happy Hour

This month's Happy Hour is on May 1st to the Valencia Hotel's V Bar at Santana Row.  Carpool from Vicki's at 3:30pm.


Our congratulations to Lou and Shirley D'Agosta who will be celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss on the 11th of May.

Shirley & Lou

Save the Date.....Randi

Come congratulate the newlyweds, Denise Heinrichsen and Paul Feneht, at a casual gathering at Almaden Lake on Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am in the South Point area.  An Evite will be sent out soon so we can get a head count for the caterer.  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 May-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.

MAY 17
I Java - 387 Delmas
Coffee art, outdoor seating
coffee pics

We can also look forward to:

Devine Grind

Dolcetto Cafe and Market

Bel Bacio

Sweet Peas Cafe

Top Nosh

Hash House

e-Mail Tidbit


        A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
        drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother.. As
        they talked about life, about marriage, about the
        responsibilities of  life and the obligations of
        adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
        glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance
        upon her daughter...

        'Don't forget your  sisters,' she advised, swirling
        the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll
        be more important as you get older. No matter how
        much you love your husband, no matter how much you
        love the children you may have, you are still going
        to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now
        and then; do things with them.'
        'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women....
        your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other
        women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women
        always do.'
        What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman
        thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
        Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a
        married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely
        my husband and the family we may start will be all I
        need to make my life worthwhile!'
        But she listened to her mother. She kept contact
        with her sisters and made more women friends each
        year. As the years tumbled by, one after another,
        she gradually came to understand that her mother really
        knew what she was talking about.  As time and nature
        work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,
        sisters are the mainstays of her life.
        After more than 70 years of living in this world,
        here is what I've learned:
        Time passes.
        Life happens.
        Distance separates.
        Children grow up.
        Jobs come and go.
        Love waxes and wanes.
        Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
        Hearts break.
        Parents die.
        Colleagues forget  favors.
        Careers end.
        Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
        many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away
        than needing her can reach.
        When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
        have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
        will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
        praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on
        your behalf, and waiting with open  arms at the
        valley's end.

        Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
        beside you....Or come in and carry you out.

        Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,
        daughters-in-law,  sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
        Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended
        family: all bless our life!
        The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
        neither would I.. When we began this adventure called
        womanhood, we had no idea of the  incredible joys or
        sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
        would need each other.

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day Traditions Around the World

Joan - it even has Canada!

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