Saturday, September 13, 2014

Don't Forget (like we did):

Books and Bears, lead by Gerry Nelson is recruiting "Bear Builders" or "Kids for Packard"...grandchildren, neighbors, scout troops, teenagers who need community service hours to build the bears. She will give each group a gift card to take to Build-a-Bear (at Hillsdale, Stoneridge or Valley Fair) to make at least 10 bears and return them to her to store for Christmas at LPCH. It's a fun activity for the teens and helps us get them Gerry for details.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 2014

Dear Members,

Suddenly it's September.  Life has become busy again as we prepare for several big events this fall.

First our general meeting on Tuesday, September 16th at the Lucie Stern Center in Palo Alto, will consist of a short meeting and a workshop to help prepare the 30 table centerpieces and 1500 popcorn bag ties for the upcoming American Girl Fashion Show in November.  Everyone can participate as we'll have a variety of jobs.   We'll see you there at One PM.

At the same time we hope to announce the Nominating Committee and have them meet next door perhaps saving them from attending one more meeting.

Have you signed on to Amazon Smile? If you or members of your family order from Amazon, it's very easy to sign on via Amazon Smile and sign up for Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children to receive a percentage and it doesn't cost you a thing. Also the eScript that supports the Association of Auxiliaries now is accepted by Safeway!

On Tuesday, please welcome new members: Nancy Bess, Elizabeth (Betsy) Scroggs, Melissa Riley and Laura Whitman. Betsy is a long time Palo Alto resident;  Nancy, Melissa and Laura  come to us via the American Girl show. Our membership form is now available on line at our website and we will be actively recruiting from the moms who volunteer at American Girl.

We've lost a few members, too. We were notified this week of the death of former Wednesday morning cook, Neilda Sussman. In July we learned of the death of Barbara Trainer, who had been a Tuesday server.

Restaurants with Heart had four successful events this summer; in June at Sultana, July at California Pizza Kitchen and at the Iron Gate Restaurant and in August at Scott's Seafood Restaurant. Marlene proudly reports that the profits are ahead of schedule.

Please help support  RwH at their next venue, Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi in Redwood City on September 22 and 23 for lunch or dinner. It's our first time at this restaurant and it sounds like a fun adventure.

October will bring our traditional Member Tea to be held this year in the garden of Nancy Larsson's home in Los Altos on Tuesday the 21st at 2 PM. Invitations will be sent later this month.

The American Girl committee is now selling tickets, contacting models and generally very busy planning the events for November 15 and 16. We are looking for a volunteer coordinator to help organize the staff needed that weekend. Call Sarah or Nancy if you can help.  

Luisa reported on the Association of Auxiliaries project, Packard Pantry. They pack food for families at Packard and McDonald House two Thursdays a month. She would love to have you sign up to help.

A head's up to all members, Our annual luncheon and meeting in January will be on WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2015 not on a Tuesday as the University Club is very popular.

In other Association news: Charter's Rummage Sale is September 19 and 20.  The new Men's Affiliate is celebrating on October 4th with Beer and Brats (sausages not children), San Jose's Pumpkin Patch Boutique will be held October 11 and we will sell cookbooks there. More information on all of these can be found at

Thanks for all your support for LPCH.
Sarah and Nancy