Friday, October 16, 2015

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

As we get ready for our Membership Tea, it has come to my attention that we will be celebrating volunteers with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service! That’s dedication! Let’s keep the tradition alive!

This past month has brought us 9 new members.  All have daughters who will be modeling for us at the American Girl Fashion Show and Tea on November 7 & 8.  Alicia Baker, Cindy Dumesny, Nora Guerra, Melissa Kertz, Katie Liniger, Kristin Iribarren, Kristin Meier, Nirmala Patni, and Katie Shea. We look forward to working with these enthusiastic women on this project and others throughout the year.

Attached is a flyer for American Girl. Please send this along to your friends, family and hairdressers! We made an analysis of last year’s ticket buyers, and less than 5% came from the traditional (and very expensive) invitations with stamps. So, we are relying on emails to former guests, model sales, flyers, FaceBook, and word of mouth.

We will again be donating American Girl tickets to Operation Care and Comfort. These are the children of active service personnel. If you wish to contribute, please bring your checks to the Membership Tea or mail them to me. (I’m in the book!) Each ticket is $35. 100% of these Operation Care and Comfort tickets are tax deductable.

Last month’s Fancy Nancy Tea was a success! As this was our first year, we learned a lot! I now can balance a banana on my head å la Fancy Nancy… we also learned that little girls love a photo booth with fun props! Our Thora’s Thimbles volunteers sold handmade wares as well. All told, we made a profit of nearly $7000 that will be donated to the Family Assistance Fund at LPCH.

September’s Restaurants with Heart days generated nearly $1200. And this month promises to be a winner as well…October 27 & 28 dinners at the lovely Creola, San Carlos.  RwH Chair Marlene Bollhoffer is planning a tour of the Hospital in early Spring 2016 for the owners and managers of the wonderful restaurants that do so much for us and the Hospital. Heartwarming for all to see where their efforts go.

The Holidays are fast approaching, and that means that we will be back at the fabled Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park for the Christmas Market on Saturday, December 5th, 10 am to 3 pm. The artistry, craftsmanship and reasonable prices are always a draw. If you have never been…don’t miss it! Decorations, stocking stuffers, baby gifts, hostess gifts…. Amazing! If you are interested in working a shift at our booth, please contact Sharon Brugos

We lost four former members recently. Our condolences to those of you who have had the pleasure of working with Mildred Chin , Henrietta “Hank” Ferry, Patricia “Pat”  Patterson and Jan Temple.  

The other Auxiliaries are also holding many fundraising events in the coming weeks and months. I’m attaching the Association of Auxiliaries’ Newsletter

Looking forward to seeing you soon…at the Tea, Creola, American Girl, The Holiday Boutique at Allied Arts….it is PAA’s Busy Season!

Oct 20                                             Annual Membership Tea Party, Los Altos
Oct 27 & 28                                    Restaurants with Heart, Creola, San Carlos, dinner                                                                  
Nov 7 & 8                                       American Girl Fashion Show
Nov 17                                            Membership lunch meeting, location TBA
Dec 5                                               Holiday Boutique, Allied Arts, Menlo Park
Jan 20                                              Annual Membership Meeting, University Club