Friday, June 16, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members,

Rather than the usual June gloom, I woke today to a beautiful sunny morning and hope that you did, too. Our back garden has blossomed with the petunias, lavenders and gladiolas all in majestic purples.

Our June general membership meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 20th and I’m hoping to see all of you in attendance.  We will meet at the Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road at 1 PM.  We have a member’s daughter, Melissa Anderson, speaking about working with parents of diabetic children at LPCH as well as some brainstorming groups on our various activities and the regular business meeting.

Parking is easy in the school lot across the road so we don’t have to worry about downtown time limits.  Our hostess Erika Crowley reminds us to bring toiletries for the Teen Van and vases for Random Acts of Flowers. In addition, we’d like to see items for the summer garden party auction.  Last year, we combined smaller items into theme baskets so a new item of nearly any sort is welcomed. Some we used last year were wine goblets, fancy plates, kitchen linens and tools, pet treats, new garden tools, favorite wines and so on.  The biggest selling items were vacation homes and event tickets. We also love services, hair salons, nails or massages.  If you later find items to donate, I could pick them up but this is our only general meeting before the party on August 26th.

Our next event after Tuesday is the Restaurants with Heart lunches and dinners at Italico, a new Italian restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto on Monday and Tuesday, June 26th and 27th. That’s next week, so if you haven’t made your reservation yet please do so online today or see Karen at the meeting.  Karen Stevens and I have put in many hours getting three new restaurants set up for this summer, rewriting the pamphlet that we give to them and finding hostesses to help out.  Ginny Wilson has done new flyer designs and sent out emails to members and patrons.  In July we will visit the Blue Garden CafĂ© in Allied Arts, Menlo Park for lunch only on July 24 and 25 and in August we will go to MacArthur Park in Palo Alto for dinners on August 28 and 29 so mark your calendars now. We’d love to have a good turnout to show our new restaurants that we value their help in raising funds for LPCH. In the fall we will return to three favorites from prior years.

We have had several changes to our roster. Two members resigned, Katie Liniger and Emily Lim-Lucas, both have young daughters with whom they do other charitable activities.  Two members have died recently, Malkah Carothers and Carol Holmes. Memorial donations from PAA will be sent to LPCH.

From other auxiliaries: Charter‘s rummage sales continue bi-weekly on July 7 and 8 and July 21 and 22 (Big Sale and Christmas in July!). Donations are welcomed on Tuesdays and Saturdays except July 4.  Allied Arts will host a Children’s Garden Tour on Wednesday July 19th for 7 to 12 year olds. Please see for more information.

See you on Tuesday,

Sarah Beetem