Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 17,2014

Dear Palo Alto Auxiliary Members,

Here it is May already and one of the busiest months for many families. At school it was always the big-push-to-finish-curriculum month and why-are-there-all-these-extra-activities month rolled into one. For PAA it’s also a busy month. We’ve already attended a meeting of Auxiliary Presidents, held a PAA Board Meeting and Tuesday the 20th will be our May General Membership Meeting at Lucie Stern Center at 1 PM.

We hope to see many of you on Tuesday at our General Meeting. We’ve invited a speaker from the Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinic at LPCH; Grace Gengoux, PhD, will tell us about her practice with Autistic children and their families. Please come and bring a friend. We have invited sister auxiliary members; so if any come, please help us make them feel welcome. To stir things up a bit, we’ll serve lemonade and cookies and share the raffle rickets with everyone who attends.

In June, because we know that Lucie Stern Center is not available and because we are still trying to enliven our meetings, we are planning a luncheon at a restaurant in Palo Alto on Tuesday, June 17th. You can come for lunch and the meeting or just for the meeting. Details for signing up and the menu will follow shortly in an email.

Restaurants –with-Heart has been extra busy this month. The California Pizza Kitchen fundraiser last week appeared to be very well attended. Sarah and Nancy can vouch that  lunch was delicious and that the pasta Sarah took home for supper was very well received. The regular lunch and dinner event at The Iron Gate in Belmont will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28th. Make your reservations now on our website or phoning the PAA number or mailing to our post office box.

From our sister auxiliaries come news of another Rummage Sale by Charter June 20-21. San Mateo-Burlingame is sponsoring a Game Day on June 18th. Check the LPCH website at   for more details.

Did you know that our members individually donated more than twice the $75,000 that PAA as a group donated last year?  Consider making a direct donation to LPCH by sending it through our treasurer (and get two thank you notes.) However you donate, in cash or in volunteer time, the children of LPCH thank you.

See you on Tuesday,

Sarah and Nancy