Las Madres '80 East



November 4
Adult 20 Years Together Party
Mexican Train Fiesta

November 16
Meeting at Vicki's

November 18
9 AM
Starbucks on Capital Ave & McKee near Toy's R Us

December 14
Christmas Party

December 16th
9 AM
Coffee Lovers on Capital Expressway and Aborn Rd

January 20th
9 AM
Coffee place on Thornwood near Blossom Hill
(across from Montgomery Ward)

                NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
                        4th        Wanda Tsafos
                        15th      Sara Hennig
                                     Phillip Martinez
                        16th      Jeff Hennig
                        22nd     Dejah Katz
                        24th      Jim Brooks-Schulke
                                     Bill Rasmussen
                        26th      Doris Katz
                        27th      Sue Butler
                        28th      Erin Grady

    November Meeting
    When:  Thursday, November 16 , 7:15PM
    Where:  Vicki's House
    What: Bow-Making Lesson

                        Bow-making lessons will be given at Vicki Rasmussens house on Nov 16 at
                        7:15.  Bring wide, wired ribbon (1 1/2" or larger) and go home with beautiful
                        holiday bows.  There will also be additional holiday decorating tips demonstrated.
                        Vicki will provide drinks, dessert, and lessons.
                        We also need to be assigning new officers at Vicki's meeting.

                    Happy 10th Anniversay
                        Congratulations to Phil and Connie Smith who will be celebrating their 10th!

    Adult 20 Years Together Party - Fiesta Update

                        Member RSVP’s were due 10/20. If you find you are now available for a fun
                        evening of food and games, you can pay at the door. ($10/person)
                        Remember to dress Mexican theme or at least wear the colors. (red, green, white)
                        We are looking for blenders for the Margaritas. If you have a loaner, please bring
                        it to the Cabana or arrange to get it to someone.

                    October Meeting Review
                        Although lots of people dropped off items and shoeboxes at Janis Gerlinger’s, only
                        six gals attended the meeting to sort, fill and wrap 22 boxes to be delivered to the
                        shelter. Janis was kind enough to offer to play courier. It was amazing how many
                        toiletries we collected, so many that in the end, we filled a shopping bag with what
                        was left to give to the shelter for individual giving.  Janis supplied a great assortment
                        of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and we all sat on Janis’ new dining room chairs
                        ( the Tahoe treasures)

Christmas Party

                        This year's Christmas Party is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14 at Dee's house.
                        Ladies MUST call Dee by Dec. 11 to "reserve a seat" so she can know how many
                        are coming, and to sign up for a potluck dish.  The sooner they call, the more choice
                        they have in what to bring...  Gift exchange will be -anything with a Christmas theme
                        in the $10-15 range.  It does not have to be an ornament.
                        Joan hopes you have all found your “treasure” for the exchange.
                        Just a reminder:  Next year's dues will be collected at that time, by Vicki (?),  same
                        $$$ as last year for those getting their newsletter online
                        (New arrangements need to be made for those members requesting a mailed copy.)

                    Saturday Coffee Clatches
                        Start your Saturday morning with a relaxing cup of ? at the Evergreen Starbucks
                        We meet there on Saturdays around 9:00 a.m.

Café au lait AWAY
                        It was decided by the coffee clatch that the third Saturday of the month will be an
                        “away meet” Sue Ballard is chair of this committee and she will be arranging
                        different locations.  If you know of a neat spot to hang-out, let her know.
                        (Those that she has scheduled to date are listed under "Coming Events" above.)

Message from Mary

                        Janis received the following note from Mary Ryan and thought you would like to
                        here what she wrote.  (Gary was in Denver for a couple of weeks at the end of
                        October and got together with Mary and Ed.)

                        "Wellll-- we had a very nice visit with Gary on Sunday. Like we told him, it is
                        always a pleasure to see old friends from Las Madres. We do miss you guys.
                        We hold many wonderful memories. :) By the way, Gary said that it would not
                        be a problem for you ladies to fly out and do a "girls weekend" out here with me
                        sometime. Ha Ha  I told him it is his duty to go back and tell everyone that! Ha Ha
                        Sounds like everyone's family has grown up. We will have to make a point of getting
                        out there sometime. The unforunate part is that Ed and I have sooooo much that we
                        want to see and do now that we are basically kidless, there are not enough vacation
                        days for me in a year and of course there is that thing called a budget that always
                        seems to get in the way. Oh well------ we will get back out there.
                        Tell everyone "Hi" for us and as always we will be in touch.  Mary Kay :)"

                    e-MAIL HUMOR

                        In the Hospital the relatives gathered in the
                        waiting room, where their family member lay
                        gravely ill.  Finally, the doctor came in
                        looking tired and somber.

                        I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he
                        said as he surveyed the worried faces.
                        "The only hope left for your loved one
                        at this time is a brain transplant.  It's an
                        experimental procedure, semi-risky and
                        you will have to pay for the brain yourselves."

                        The family members sat silent as they
                        absorbed the news.  After a great
                        length of time, someone asked, "Well, how
                        much does a brain cost?"

                        The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for
                        a male brain, and $200 for a female brain."

                        The moment turned awkward.  Men in the
                         room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact
                        with the women, but some actually smirked.
                         A man, unable to control his curiosity, blurted
                         out the question everyone wanted to ask,
                        "Why is the male brain so much more?"

                         The doctor smiled at the childish innocence
                        and so to the entire group said, "It's just
                        standard pricing procedure.  We have to mark
                        down the price of the female brains, because
                        they've been used."

Thanksgiving Jokes as well as Thanksgiving links

                   CLUB OFFICERS
                        President - Joan Wilson
                        Newsletter & Web Mistress - Ginny Gomez
                        Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
                        Historians - Sue Butler & Janis Gerlinger 1