Sunday, November 30, 2014

December News

Dear Members,

 With the American Girl Fashion Show now behind us, we know the end of 2014 is fast approaching!  

 Our next event is The Holiday Boutique at Allied Arts Guild's Christmas Market this Saturday, December 6th from 10 AM to 3PM, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.

 Please join us at the Boutique to browse and buy some of the fabulous handmade items that our very talented members have made throughout the year. We know you are among our best customers so bring a friend or your whole family. Other shops and vendors will also be set up and a prize is often given to those who visit many stalls. It's a fun and lo-key way to start the holiday season.
The American Girl committee is about to wrap up for this year with a final meeting on Thursday the 4th. Despite lower ticket sales, we made a profit of about $30,000… which will greatly help our annual donation to LPCH.

 At our November general meeting at the Cibo Restaurant, members voted to donate to three favorite areas chosen from the LPCH Holiday Gift List: the Hospital School for games and books, the Packard Pantry for grocery bags and the Teen Van for gift cards and movie tickets for youths. 

 These Holiday gifts form only a part of our annual gift to LPCH.  Our much larger donation goes to unrestricted funds and will be sent by the Board in December. The ceremonial “presentation’ will be at our Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Wednesday, January 21 at the University Club, Palo Alto.

 Members also voted unanimously to approve the slate of officers for 2015 as presented by the nominating committee: President Nancy Larsson, Vice-President Stephanie Beach, Treasurer June Schiller, Recording Secretary Cathy Murphy, and Corresponding Secretary Mary Anne York.

Dallas Manning will remain as Social Chairman and Sarah Beetem will become Past President.

 Don't forget that you can buy Bear Grams from Gerry Nelson ( for all your upcoming gift-giving events and throughout the year. They are perfect for a hostess gift or that difficult to buy for friend or relative. Gerry has members, teen groups and PAA children building bears and collecting new children's books for LPCH in patients at the holidays.
In other Association news, Charter Auxiliary will hold a rummage sale December 5 and 6 in Redwood City. Allied Arts Guild will hold a Children's Party on December 14th, and Roth Auxiliary has specials based on the 12 Days of Christmas and Letters to Santa. More information is available at
See you at the Boutique; we'll be the ones buying baby gifts.

Sarah and Nancy

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