Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter
Where did the “lazy” go in “Those lazy, crazy days of summer”?  PAA certainly did not take the summer off…
The Cocktails in the Garden this past month was a great success!  In summing up the event Sarah Beetem (Silent Auction whiz) wrote:

At the Garden Cocktail Party the tip jar at the bar, many kind donations,  and the silent auction combined to made a profit of about $5,400 for LPCH.

We sold 27 of the 30 items to the highest bidder. Included were a French apartment, mountain homes, theater tickets, works of art, baskets of food, wine, baby blankets, and hobby supplies. About half our purchasers were guests of members, so we were delighted to see some new faces.

Nearly everything at the party was donated, with the food and wine a gift from our vice-president Haydee Navarro-Marshall’s husband at the Watson-Marshall Group at Coldwell Banker.  The delicious and hearty appetizers were prepared and presented by caterer Florencia Mejia from South San Francisco . The Larsson and York families donated beverages.

With both bocce ball and a putting green, guests had fun things to do as well as mingle with a very nice mixed age crowd.

The Japanese anenome bloomed just in time to decorate the perennials bed. And the warm evening was perfect for being outdoors.

Dates to mark down

September 20, 1 pm working Membership Meeting at Foundation Office,400 Hamilton Ave #340, Palo Alto (NOunderground parking available, street parking OK as our meeting will not last longer than 2 hours)
September 26, Vintage Gals lunch, 1253 Richardson Ave, Los Altos 11 am onward
September 26 & 27 Restaurants With Heart at Bistro Galata, Menlo Park
October 18  3 pm Membership Tea, 1253 Richardson Ave, Los Altos
November 2   6 pm Hospital Tour and dinner 
November 11 & 12  American Girl Fashion Show and Tea
November 15  Membership Meeting (time and location tba) 
December 3 Holiday Boutique @ Allied Arts, Menlo Park 10 am to 3 pm 

The September20, Membership Meeting will again be a working meeting! We will be snipping and assembling paper flowers for the upcoming and American Girl Fashion Show’s rainforest theme. All hands on deck! 

American Girl is up and rolling! Our theme this year is the rainforest. We will be taking advantage of the school holiday of Veteran’s Day of having the event be on Friday Nov. 11 and Saturday Nov. 12.  In years past a Friday holiday show has been very popular. 

June Schiller will be contacting you soon to volunteer for this great fundraiser. A shift of a few hours in the dining hall or the kitchen is invaluable.

Restaurants With Heart  Please join us on Monday, September 26 or Tuesday, September 27, at Galata Bistro Mediterranean Grill, 827 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, our newest RWH restaurant, for some fresh and healthy Mediterranean fare.Visit the Restaurants with Heart page at www.paloaltoauxiliary.comto make your reservations. 

If you consider yourself a Vintage Gal, and have not contacted me yet, please do!

The Holiday Boutique at Allied Arts will be on December 3 this year. This time around we are calling on all to make a few ornaments to sell! We will have a few trees laden with our creations…now’s the time to start scrolling through Pinterest! 

A commemorative brick will be placed at the new hospital soon in our honor. Here’s the rub…just 2 lines of 23 characters each. What should we write? Put your thinking caps on…there will be a contest!

Inspiring words from David Alexander, President & CEO Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health,

I'm thrilled to share this exciting news with you! Thanks to you, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford was recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll as one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation and the highest-ranking hospital in Northern California. Our hospital was recognized in all 10 pediatric specialties, including three programs in the top 10 nationally.

This is an exceptional achievement, especially considering we are the youngest children's hospital to make the Honor Roll. Since we opened our doors 25 years ago, our spectacular clinical and administrative leaders, amazing caregivers, and your generosity has made LPCH truly extraordinary. This honor is a testament to your commitment to provide the best care for children expectant mothers.

We are so grateful for your support and hope you will join us in celebrating. 
Thank you for all that you do.”

I hope you had a Fabulous Summer!…and I look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings, events or meals!

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