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Presidents" Blog - 2019 In Review and 2020 Events

December 22, 2019

Dear Ladies of Palo Alto Auxiliary,

In this lovely, and quite busy season, I want you to know how much the work of our members and friends is effective and appreciated.

2019 has been a good year – our “Sip and Shop” event in March made a little money and many new friends. The Summer Garden Party with a Silent Auction was quite successful and, again, introduced some new folks to our work.  The Nutcracker Tea last month was lovely, fun for our many young guests and well received by their parents.  Then, too, we made $12,500. 

These events and your dues and donations have made it possible for PAA to make donations to LPCH totaling $45,000 this year!  Congratulations to all our members who have made that possible.  If any of you want to make “year end” donations, we will be happy to receive them and guarantee their good use.

You all know, by now, that the Annual Membership Luncheon will be back at the University Club (again guests of John McGilvray).  Please get your reservations in to Dallas Manning as soon as possible.  We will be talking about the Special Project for 2020 and, I think, you will be delighted with the auxiliaries have chosen t support.  It’s exciting!

We have started planning the Spring Fashion Show and Tea.  The date needs to be confirmed but it looks like it will be May 17th at Allied Arts Guild.  So put that date on your calendar and you will hear more about it soon.  In the meantime, a number of you have mentioned having china cups and saucers that you no longer use. We think they would be perfect for our spring event so if you want to donate some, please let me know.  I’d be happy to pick them up.

As we end 2019, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukah and a great New Year.


Marilyn Anderson