Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Our Fun and Fund Raising Events

October 9, 2012

Good Morning Dear Members,

With our ever so important annual events and fund raising events taking place in October and November, I thought we should have a gentle reminder Blog.

So - once again - please mark your calendar:

Sept 24-25 - RWH @ Mandarin Gourmet, Palo Alto
Oct 8 - Board Mtg @ 400 Hamilton, PA
Oct 9 - Pillow sewing and Knitting at Thora's. RSVP.
Oct 16 - Annual Member Tea @ Arrillaga Family Rec Center, MP
Oct 22-23 - RWH @ Kabul, San Carlos
Nov 9 - American Girl Fashion Show
Nov 10 - American Girl Fashion Show
Nov 12 - Board Mtg @ 400 Hamilton, PA
Nov 13 - Pillow sewing and Knitting at Thora's. RSVP.
Nov 20 - General Mtg @ at Lucie Stern Community Ctr PA
Nov TBD - RWH @ Parkside Grill, Portola Valley
Dec 1 - Holiday boutique sale @ Allied Arts Guild
Dec 10 - Board Mtg @ 400 Hamilton, PA
Dec 11 - Pillow sewing and Knitting at Thora's. RSVP.
   Delete the Dec 18 - General Mtg @ Lucie Stern Community Ctr There is NO Dec. meeting
Jan 15 - Annual Membership Mtg & Luncheon @ University Club PA

Shirlee Stites reminds us that Books and Bears time is here again - Here are the following group dates chosen for Bear making at the Build-a-Bear store in the Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo (and lunch afterwards if your group so chooses.) Those members who did not work on a specific day at the restaurant are invited to contact the listed person for the day you would like to come.  You are more than welcome and it is a fun day.

Thursday, Oct. 25th - Thursday ladies contact Shirlee Stites at (650)854-0830 
Friday, Nov. 2nd - Friday ladies contact Marzette Woods at (650)967-7337
Monday, Nov. 5th - Monday ladies contact Marilyn Ellis (408)830-9878
Tuesday, tentative date Nov. 27 - Tuesday ladies contact Thora Richardson (650)854-3465
Wednesday, ladies please check with Sue Pettigrew (650)328-7778

If you are donating books, remember they must be new and can be for ages from babies to teenager.  Do not wrap the books.  If you are also going on a "Bear" day you can take the book with you and give it to the organizer.  If not - please bring the books to the Tea. If unable to come to the Tea please put the books in a bag and leave it at Shirlee Stites' front door with your name on it.

As you all know on OCTOBER 16th we will have our delightful MEMBERSHIP TEA. It will be held FROM 2-4:00pm in the lovely, spacious and covered patio at the ARRILLAGA FAMILY RECREATION CENTER, 600 ALMA STREET IN MENLO PARK.

Please remember to RSVP to Dallas Manning (650) 858-1376 or
We will not only be honoring our members for their years of service but Dr. Alexander, CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, will- in 15 minutes- update us on the exciting developments with the Hospital Groundbreaking and the future of Packard Hospital.

Also - please note we have added Rita Benedict for her 54 years of dedication to Our Honorees for 2012.  In the initial list published we did not have her listed.  Many thanks to Margaret Robinson for letting us know about Rita.

15 Years - Mae Skaff, Barbara Trainer,Kay Wangelin
20 Years - Samira Bahous
25 Years - Jane Andrews, Inge Crozier, Marti Deacon, Mollie Paulsen
40 Years - Susan Hull, Carolyn Lovek, June Schiller
45 Years - Marah Brehaut, Sally Bush, Carol Holmes, Rosamond Martin, Maxine McFeeters, Ginny Palmer, Marzette Woods
53 Years - Marilyn Ellis,Louise Thursby
54 Years - Shirlee Stites, Rita Benedict
58 Years - Margaret Robinson

It will be a delightful afternoon.  In addition to the delicious menu prepared by Mary Hicks and her committee, Nancy Bronstein has made all 24 flower arrangements to enhance the charming autumn setting that Stephanie Beach and her committee have created.

Sharon Brugos, chair of our Holiday Boutique to be held on Dec. 1 at the Allied Arts Guild, thanks all for the lovely handmade items that have been donated and asks that you please keep your nimble magical fingers knitting  - the more items we have to sell, the better.  This was a very successful event last year and can be even more successful this year.  If you have any items please bring them to the Tea and Sharon will collect them.

Much information is given at the Membership meetings that I don't put in the Blog.  However, this one time, I will share with you in this blog the third quarter Gross Revenue/Net proceeds
of our sister auxiliaries.  This would be for the three months from May to August:
  •    Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary's revenue- $142,575.00
  •    Charter Auxiliary's revenue - $30,216,89.00
  •    Palo Alto Auxiliary's revenue- $3,823.00 (our American Girl Event is held in Nov.)
  •    Roth Auxiliary's revenue - YTD sales were up 15% over the same time last year
  •    San Jose Auxiliary's revenue- $10,899.44 (there Pumpkin Patch is Oct 13.)
  •    San Mateo-Burlingame's Auxiliary's revenue-$10,968.45 (net)
  •    San Francisco Auxiliary's Jewel Ball will be held in November.
As you can see our money for this 3rd quarter report has come from Restaurants with Heart and the few books sold.  The 4th Quarter report will reflect the money raised at the American Girl Doll Event, the Holiday Boutique, cookbook sales and the Restaurants with Heart proceeds.  Let's make a great deal of money for LPCH this coming quarter.


Belated SEPTEMBER wish to Barbara Cole
OCTOBER:  Sue-Ellen Naugler, Nancy Bronstein, Jackie Clark, Luisa Pliska
NOVEMBER: Sarah Beetem, Jane Bradley, Karen Stevens, Ellen Latour, 
                        Karen Sutherland,Gerry Nelson, Marilyn Slater, Kay Willoughby

Well, that is enough for now.  There will be another October Blog in which I will share more news - past, present and future.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Tea for a wonderful day together.  Until then,


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