Monday, August 1, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter


I hope you are all having a wonderful summer

While PAA traditionally has no board or membership meetings in July or August, that doesn’t mean we’re just reading novels in the shade!

We have already had a few American Girl meetings and will have a “full” committee meeting on July 25, 10:00 am at my house. Even though a number of our members are still on holiday, headway is being made on our tropical themed event scheduled for November 11 and 12. (If you are interested in helping with the planning…please let me know. All are welcome!)

We are also happily planning our upcoming Palo Alto Auxiliary Backyard Cocktail party on August 13th.
An evite went out a couple of weeks ago. (If you did not receive one, please email Haydee Marshall @ ) 

We have some amazing items that will be in our Silent Auction! Here are just some to tempt you…

A week’s stay in a cabin at beautiful Lake Tahoe
A week in an apartment on the French Riviera where Provence beckens…
A VIP Table for 10 at the American Girl Fashion Show!
An American Girl Doll for that special birthday
Little girl dresses with matching doll dresses
Cases of wine and champagne 
A golf outing in Saratoga, 
Tickets at Theatreworks,  
Gift baskets with themes such as Expectant Mother, Italian Cuisine, French Desserts, Gardening, Dog Treats… and more!!!

Please join us…feel free to bring your “date” and a friend of two, (or come solo and find friends at the event!) and see what adventures await you at the Silent Auction table, the bocce court or the dart board!

July’s Restaurants with Heart will be lunch and dinner Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26, at Galata Bistro Mediterranean Grill, 827 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. This is our newest RWH restaurant, serving fresh and healthy Mediterranean fare. Attached is the flyer.

If enjoying yummy food and helping LPCH are important in your life…please consider helping out on the RwH committee. Marlene is taking a well-deserved break, and we have some big shoes to fill! Contact me!

Vintage Girls…now that’s a term we haven’t heard in a while! I wanted to resurrect a yearly meeting of our members with 25 years or more of service. I sent out an email to those with start dates before 1991 asking for any interest…and got a resounding “Yes!”. (If you have over 25 years and didn’t get an email, please let me know!)  The lunch meeting will be at my house in Los Altos on September 26 from 11 am onward. Jean Gorman of the LPFCH’s Endowment will speak after everyone has had time to eat and catch up. She wants to update us on the wonderful work being done at the Hospital with our gifts. It is amazing what PAA and her members have been able to accomplish with our donations over the past 25 plus (Vintage) years!

There were a few Vintage women who are not in the area for the 26th, so we will just have to do it again in the Spring!

The Thora’s Thimbles group, along with other "crafty" PAA volunteers don’t take summers off. A continual stream of blankets, pillows, stuffed animals and more flow to the Hospital to give comfort to the young patients there.

So….Restaurants with Heart, Backyard Cocktail Party and Silent Auction, Vintage Girls, Thora’s Thimbles and planning for American Girl…seems like a pretty productive Summer to me!

Take care,

PS And if you do have any good novels to recommend, I’d love to hear from you!