Las Madres '80 East

25 Years of Friendship and Fun!


September 3
Capitola Sand Castle Contest
9 am?
Capitola (River/Beach)
RSVP: Kathy

NO Monthly Meeting
NO Time
Contact: Sue Butler

September 17
25th Anniversary Moms Luncheon
11 am
Campbell Sonoma Chicken Coop
Contact: Randi

September 17
25 Year Reunion
7 pm
Creekside Cabana Club
Contact: Joan

October 7-9
Ladies Fall Trip
RSVP: Sue Butler


1st Chris Tsafos (Happy 22nd)
2nd Tina Cuneo
4th Ginny Gomez
Lou D'Agosta
5th Lauren Grady (Happy 23rd!)
6th Megan Grady (Happy 19th!)
8th Denise Heinrichsen (Happy 22nd!)
10th Greg Wilson (Happy 28th!)
Bruce Kranak
15th Michael Cuneo (Happy 22nd!)
Marian Caso
17th Robin Nevoli
Rich Claverie
19th Darren Heinrichsen (Happy 25th!)
21st Mary Jo West
25th Leah Verhoeven (Happy 23rd!)
27th Doug Eastman
28th Cathy Hennig

When: Never
Where: Nowhere
What: Nothing

We will not be having a September meeting due to the 25th Anniversary festivities this month.

Capitola Sand Castle Contest
Saturday September 3rd 2005
Sand Sculpture Contest 8:30 to Noon at Capitola Beach
Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Trophy judging will be held at 1 PM. Sponsored by Brown Ranch Market Place
If you plan on going & want to potluck breakfast again call or send e-mail to Kathy to coordinate the food.

From the Prez
Due to back to school meetings and conflicting activities the September meeting has been cancelled. Those that were at coffee last Saturday, fine tuned the details for the party, so it was decided a meeting prior was not necessary. I think we are set to have a great "bash". Please remember we will need help setting up and cleaning up afterwards. Hope you can help.

The meeting for October 20 has no one assigned to host, so we thought if someone would volunteer to be the contact person and coordinator to plan a movie night and dinner at Oakridge Mall. Please let Ginny or Sue Butler know if you are interested in planning this activity.

Don't forget to sign up and pay for the Ladies Trip for October 7-9. All interested should get their deposit into Vicki. Should be great beach weather. Those signed up are:

Mary Ryan
Mary Jo
Joan + guest
Sue Butler

For the reunion, the games we are planning on are foosball, ping pong, Mexican Train, Carom, and Poker/blackjack. Any other games people can bring, and set on the table, and see if they get used. Other activities are planned also.

We're just going to have background music. Sue Butler only has a single CD player. Rather than changing after every CD, if someone has a multiple player, let her know if we can borrow it. If all who could bring your CD's (with your name on it) so we can enjoy for the evening, that would be great.

Please send a recent picture or two of your family or kids, favorite old photo, or ? to Ginny by e-mail so she can add it to the slide show.

The cost $10.00 per person. Current club members are asked to bring a substantial appetizer AND a dessert. FINGER FOOD ONLY! Beer, wine, soda, and water will be provided.

The members signed up so far:
Gomez (5)
Heinrichsen (3)
D'Agosta (4)
Eastman (3)
Krevanko (3)
Nevoli (4)
Roessler (5)
Simmons (3)
Butler (4)
Ballard, M. (3)
Wilson (3)
Gerlinger (4)
Kranak (4)
Cuneo (2) $?
Castagnoli (2) $?
Grady (5) $?


25-Year Reunion Plans
The invites for the 25-Year Reunion are online:

Las Madres 25th Anniversary Brunch: Don't forget that our brunch on Sept. 17th is from 11am- 1pm at Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell on the corner of Campbell Ave. and 2nd in downtown Campbell. We will be upstairs but you order and pay first downstairs. The following people have sent their RSVP: Randi, Ruth, Sharon, Joan, Janis, Kathy, Robin, Shirley, Marti, Sally, Betty, Sue Butler, Dee, Terri K, Connie, Ginny, Sue Ballard, Tina, Jet, Rosann, Bonnie Roberts and Pam Finch. Anyone else??? RSVP Randi

August Meeting Recap
We had a nice casual salad potluck at Randi's. Kathy brought enough taco salad for an army and all the salads were yummy. Send your recipes to Ginny to add to our website(I sent my curry chicken salad recipe that someone asked for). We discussed our anniversary plans and went through our book boxes. The extra books not taken were donated to Bridgepoint for their library. So we can start a new book box in November since there is no September meeting and October we are going to the movies(tentatively).

42nd Street
David and Randi are in Pioneer's Glue Factory production of "42nd Street" on October 27, 28, and 29. The shows are at Hoover Theater(next to Lincoln High School) at 7 pm each night plus there is a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. The tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. You can send Randi a check (made out to Pioneer) or you can order them yourself online at (there is a surcharge for doing that). Since there is limited seating(real theater seats!) at the theater, it is suggested you get your tickets early. "42nd Street" has such memorable tunes as "Lullabye of Broadway," "Shuffle off to Buffalo," "We're in the Money," and of course "42nd Street!" Hope to see you there!

Mediterranean Cruise Update
We now have 7 couples signed up for the cruise for next summer. There is still room for YOU! Call Betty at (800) 688-8500 to leave your deposit. Also if you have any questions you can ask her or Randi. Remember you can get your deposit back all the way until the beginning of May, so reserve your spot even if you are still on the fence about going. Hope you can join us! (Anyone interested in taking Italian with me? I signed up through Metro Ed for their 8 week class starting on Nov. 9(Wed.) from 7-9p.m. at Willow Glen Senior Center. It should be fun! The '06 Celebrity cruise brochures are now out and if you have already put out your down payment , you will automatically get one. If you would like one, send an e-mail to Randi. Ciao!

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. For our September "Away Coffee" we will be celebrating 25 years together on September 17 at the Campbell Sonoma Chicken Coop (on Campbell Ave and 2nd St). Meet at 11am for our 25th Anniversary Moms' Luncheon.  Hope you can come and join us!


e-Mail Tidbit
Survivor - Public School!

Have you heard about the next planned "Survivor" show?

Three businessmen and three businesswomen will be dropped into 3
elementary school classrooms for 6 weeks.

Each business person will be provided with a copy of his/her school
district's curriculum, and a class of 28 students.

Each class will have five learning-disabled children, three with A.
D.D., one gifted child, and two who speak limited English.
Three will be labeled with severe behavior problems..

Each business person must complete lesson plans at least 3 days in
advance with annotations for curriculum objectives and modify, organize,
or create materials accordingly.

They will be required to teach students, handle misconduct, implement
technology, document attendance, write referrals, correct homework, make
bulletin boards, compute grades, complete report cards, document
benchmarks, communicate with parents, and arrange parent conferences.

They must also supervise recess and monitor the hallways. In
addition, they will complete drills for fire, tornadoes, and shooting

They must attend 100 hours of workshops, faculty meetings, union
meetings, and curriculum development meetings.

They must also tutor those students who are behind and strive to get
their 2 non-English speaking children proficient enough to take the

If they are sick or having a bad day, they must not let it show.
Each day they must incorporate reading, writing, math, science, and
social studies into their program.

They must maintain discipline and provide an educationally
stimulating environment at all times.

The business people will only have access to the golf course on the
weekends, but on their new salary they will not be able to afford it

There will be no access to vendors who want to take them out to
lunch, and lunch will be limited to 30 minutes. On days when they do
not have recess duty, the business people will be permitted to use
the staff restroom as long as another survival candidate is
supervising their class.

They will be provided with two, 40-minute planning periods per week
while their students are at activity classes. If the copier is
operable, they may make copies of necessary materials at this time.

The business people must continually advance their own education on
their own time, and pay for this advanced training themselves. This
can be accomplished by moonlighting at a second job or marrying
someone with money.

The winner will be allowed to return to his or her former job.

Capitola Begonia Festival Events

Find out about the festival events including the Sand Sculpture Contest.

President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Randi Heinrichsen
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke