Las Madres '80 East

trick or treat


October 9
"Ultimate Style" Clothing Show
Contact:  Robin

October 17
Meeting at Sue Ballard's
Contact:  Sue Ballard

October 19
Coffee Field Trip
Javaland (behind Oakridge)
Contact:  Robin

October 30
Craft Night
Vicki's House
Contact:  Vicki

November 10
Westfield Holiday Shopping
5:30pm for Dinner
RSVP:  Randi

October Birthdays

1st        Alene Brown
7th       Kevin Corral
14th      Kindra Claverie (Happy 23nd!)
18th      Tom Gomez
19th      Melinda Gomez (Happy 19th!)
23rd      Marti Kranak

October Meeting
When:  October 17, 7:15pm
Where:  Sue Ballard's House
What: Trick or Treat ($3)

This month's meeting will be at Sue Ballard's new digs: 3491 Sugarcreek Dr. It is close to Silver Creek High School. The theme is "Trick or Treat". Come with $3 and be surprised. Detailed directions will be sent via e-mail later.

Fall Ladies Trip Cancelled........but.....
Due to lack of response/interest the scheduled Ladies Weekend trip for October has been cancelled. Thank you, Patrice, for doing the Yosemite research. We appreciate your time and effort.

If you can't make it for the weekend, can you make it for the day? A suggestion has been made that we take a day trip on Saturday of that same weekend, October 12, to the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Admission is $9.95. Please RSVP to Vicki if you are interested in going.  Departure time and place to be determined.

To read more go to:

Read a Steinbeck novel to brush up on this influential, Pulitzer prize winning author before we go. Several of Steinbeck's novels are 100 pages or less; The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl. A few LM members have already read the California Council for Humanities Book Club selection, Grapes of Wrath, and found it very interesting and thought provoking.

Craft Night
Craft Night is Wednesday, October 30. Come and learn to make garlands. We will be making small samples.

What to bring: Cuttings of greens from your yard, (no deciduous trees), preferably only 2-3 different types. If you do not have any check out the yard waste piles in your neighborhood. (Now I am not so sure that I like the yard waste bins!)

What will be provided: wire & rope base (cost to be divided amongst attendees)


New Brighton Camping Pics

September Meeting Recap
Four fearless members met at Kathy's house and sorted out enough shampoos and school supplies for 16 generous boxes. It was quite warm so they enjoyed Vicki's apple crisp with plenty of iced tea and water. Thanks to Sharon Simmons, Sally Brooks-Schulke, and Ruth Eastman who made contributions even though they couldn't make the meeting...........Kathy

"Ultimate Style" Show
There is a showing by "Ultimate Style" of the Carlisle of New York clothing line on Wednesday, October 9. This is a line of clothing that is sold by a friend of Sue Butler, Janis Gerlinger, and Robin Nevoli. This clothing for "women who no longer want to look like their teenage daughters or even their mothers." It was suggested at the New Brighton camping trip that maybe LM would be interested in seeing this show that is only available for one week, four times a year. Contact Robin for futher information.

Westfield Shopping Night

Let's get together for a night of discount shopping, eats, entertainment, door prizes, etc. at Valley Fair on Sunday, November 10th. If you haven't been before, this is a night when Westfield closes its doors to the public and if you buy a special $5 shopping pass (for charity and is tax deductible) you get in and all the stores have discounts and you get a jump on holiday shopping. If you want to go, e-mail Randi ( to reserve your $5 pass (which benefits Westmont CSF). We will meet first at 5:30pm for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen (if you haven't been there it is great-pizza, pasta, salads) which is in the back along Forest Avenue side of Valley Fair. Shopping goes from 7-10 pm. Let Randi know ASAP so she can reserve your ticket.

Come See "Mame "
There are still seats for Dave and Randi's play, "Mame." It opens Wednesday, October
2nd through Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 pm. Patrice is going Wednesday, Roessler's on Thursday, Simmons on Friday, Butlers, Nevolis, Brooke-Schulke's, Heinrichsen family, on Saturday. Seats are $12 for adults and $6 for students. E-mail Randi ( and we can arrange a "will call" pick up.

Alaska Trip Update
We're up to 23 cabins of fun loving people for our July 12th cruise/train trip. There are still some spots open. Call Randi for info. The new Princess cruise brochures are coming from the warehouse next week and should be in the mail soon to those who have already signed up.

Evergreen Garden Club 2002

Are you a gardener?  Wannabe gardener?   If so, you might be interested in the new "Evergreen Garden Club."  Las Madres members Ruth Eastman and Marti Kranak are part of a small group that has recently formed to promote home gardening in the Valley.  No experience required; in fact, you don't even need a yard...a pot will do.     If you're interested, check out the very rudimentary web site at:

Or, feel free to call or email Ruth Eastman (  We have field trips planned for July, August and September and home meetings for the winter months.

"Life Begins the Day you Start a Garden"

Pacific International Quilt Festival
On October 17-20, this year's festival will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  Over 700 quilts and garments will be on display and many of them will be competing for prize monies.  The Vendor Mall will have over 200 booths with all your quilting needs.  Workshops and lectures are offered.  To register, obtain an online quilt competition form, or simply for more information visit:

Las Madres is turning 50!

There are plans in the works for a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Las Madres in 2003.  Visit the website below to read a little bit about it.  I have been making inquiries to find our more information and will pass along anything I receive.......Ginny

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". This month we will be going to Javaland (5440 Thornwood Dr) near the bowling alley behind Oakridge.


Halloween One Liners

One witch told another witch, "I want one of those new computers that has a spell checker."

Don't bother inviting the Invisible Man to your Halloween party. He won't show up. Sometimes he makes excuses, but they're all transparent.

You don't have to worry about Daylight Savings Time at Halloween. The holiday is always on Green Witch Mean Time.

Western Union opened an office in a graveyard so the spooks could send and receive cryptograms.

Vampire pick-up line: "What's your type?"

A vampire joined the police force so he could learn the correct way to get a stakeout.

candy corn

Halloween Online

President & Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Co-Coordinators  - Robin Nevoli & Tina Cuneo
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke
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