Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring is in full bloom in our valley! The energy and vibrancy displayed in gardens and hillsides is invigorating! I hope to channel some of that energy toward our PAA projects!

Our April Membership Meeting will be next Tuesday, April 19 at 11:15 to 1:15 the Foundation office, 400 Hamilton Ave, Suite 340, Palo Alto.

We will provide tea, coffee and soft drinks and feel free to bring a sack lunch to eat while we meet. Or, make a date to have a late lunch or afternoon tea with some friends!

We will make certain that the meeting does not last longer than 2 hours, as that will not garner a parking ticket for street parking. There are parking garages in the vicinity that allow 3 hours or more.  The garage under the office is no longer open to us. If you require handicap parking, please let me know.

We’ve begun work on the American Girl Fashion Show already! This year’s theme is The Rainforest. A new doll is also being introduced: Melody, a 9 year-old African American living in Civil Rights Era Detroit. Trying to weave those concepts together will be a challenge! Our intrepid AG2016 team is up to it.

Our next American Girl planning meeting will be at 10 am on Thursday May 5 at my place. If you are interested in joining our group, please drop me a line!

This year we are holding the event on Friday November 11 and Saturday the 12th. In the past when Veteran’s Day has landed on a Friday we have had a great turn out. Fingers crossed!

Restaurants With Heart will be at Kabul in San Carlos on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 for lunches and dinners.  Enjoy the delicious, authentic Afghan cuisine while supporting the Hospital! Visit the Restaurants with Heart page on our website, to make reservations. Share the flyer with friends and family!

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Restaurants With Heart program. If you would like to scout out new restaurants to add to the calendar, please contact Marlene Bollhoffer at 650-591-0637.

If you are interested in brainstorming for new fundraising events, I’d love to chat with you!

To help with the Tote Bags, please contact Dallas

Comfort items made by Thora’s Thimbles, Ellen Despite needing more volunteers to help sew with Thora's Thimbles, the group has produced a huge number of items in the first three months of 2016 including: 170 cough pillows, 37 owls for the emergency room, 19 Beads of Courage bags, 27 toiletry bags for the teen van, 1 large pillow and 3 blankets. Why not join this group, which meets on the second Tuesday morning of the month?

Some PAA dates to mark on your calendars:

April 19 Membership Meeting, 11:15 to 1:15 the LPFCH office, 400 Hamilton Ave, Suite 340, P. A.
April 25-26 Restaurants With Heart at Kabul, San Carlos (attachment)
April 20 and May 20, Tours of the Center For Nursing Excellence Simulation Center
May 24 Membership Meeting at Divino Restaurant, Belmont (a RwH lunch at noon with meeting to follow at 1 pm)
November 11-12 American Girl Fashion Show

Looking forward to seeing you soon,