Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Boutique at AAG, December 5, 2015

Welcome to another event with wonderful items made by PAA's talented members!!!
(remember to click on photos to enlarge)
PAA's table was staffed by Nancy B, Sharon B, and Carina V.
Boas, tree ornaments, stockings, (and no, the cute white dog was not for sale!)....

Look who else was there: Cathy M. and Kathy S.
To entertain the shoppers (and sellers) a women's group, the "Merlot Notes" sang Christmas carols....
...they stopped to sing in several areas of the complex.

A stroll through the decorated Allied Arts Gardens......

Also for sale at the PAA table: hats, bags....

also...small pumpkins filled with succulents, a new item... bags for wine bottles, cookbooks.... blankets & quilts, doll clothes.... bags, aprons.
Something for everyone.

Susan K, Erika C, Cathy M, and Sarah Beetem, PAA Parliamentarian
Julie Buelteman, photographer Rob Buelteman's wife, displayed her jewelry.

More sights of Allied Arts Guild,

Decorated trees being auctioned...

Sights many of us treasure from our years working in the restaurant.

Debbie Burkholder, Director, Auxiliary Relations, is greeted by Susan K. & Sarah B.

Time to pack up!
The left-overs will be at the January 2016 Annual Membership Meeting. See you there!
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.

Friday, November 27, 2015

November 2015 Membership Meeting

Another year is coming to an end, and with it our monthly meetings, this one at SULTANA'S in Menlo Park,
Sarah Beetem, Parliamentarian; Mary Anne York, Corresponding Secretary; Susan K; Mary Koeppen, Dues Chair;
Members approving minutes of October Membership Meeting.
Sarah Beetem, stepping in for President Nancy Larsson, who was at home with the flu
BJ S; Luisa Pliska, Packard Pantry & Cook Books; Sharon Brugos, Holiday Boutique;

Marlene Bollhoffer, Restaurants with Heart; Cathy Murphy, Recording Secretary; new member  Carina Verbeke;
Karen Steven, Restaurants with Heart

Nancy Bronstein, Holiday Boutique; Marlene B, RwH;

Katy S; Dallas Manning, Tote Bags & Social Chair; Stephanie Beach, VP & Membership Chair;
Nancy S; June Schiller, Treasurer;

Luisa Pliska, Packard Pantry & Cook Books; Sharon Brugos, Holiday Boutique;
 Kathy S; Ginny Wilson and Carol Roland, Restaurants with Heart

Stephanie Beach giving update on Membership Totals, and reporting on slate of officers for 2016:
President: Nancy Larsson; First VP: Haydee Marshall; 2nd VP Stephanie Beach; Treasurer Carol Roland;
Recording Secretary: Cathy Murphy; Corresponding Secretary: Mary Anne York

Marlene Bollhoffer announcing the totals of 2015 "Restaurants with Heart" income
 See you at the PAA Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon on Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
 at the University Club in Palo Alto. Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

American Girl Fashion Show and Tea, November 2015

A bare room - needing lots of attention to look festive!
(click on photos to enlarge)
 2015 program

The show had a Parisian Theme.... PAA President Nancy Larsson is watching
members Nancy B; Gerry N; Marzette W; fighting stiff paper....

For better indoor viewing, the large windows need to be covered..
Nancy S; Susan K; and Sarah B are doing a good job!

The FRIDAY Set-Up Crew
Nancy S; Sarah B; Susan K; Erika C; Gerry N; Nancy L; Marzette W;
watched over by the Statue of Liberty

Kitchen Crew: Deedee D; Mae S; Evelyn L; and Karen S. from the raffle table

PAA President Nancy Larsson with Haydee M. & Kim D;

Taking a break during Sunday's first show are Sue P and Ruth W;

The Paul Mitchell School offering hair-dos for the dolls..
Niyra F; Antonia N; Kenia J;Kolette S; Remee V; Caroline ; Kirsten A; Kennedy C;

The last walk during the first show on Sunday

PAA needs young hands and minds: Susan K's daughter, Amy, is one of those

Setting tables for Sunday's second show:
Cathy M; Emily L; Elleda G;

Sarah Beetem, Parliamentarian, checking in guests for the 2ns show

Lots of activity in the "Raffle Room"

Guests come in all sizes and shapes and ages!!

"Josefina" and 2 of the commentators

All good things come to an end: the 'Tea and Show' is over...

The balloons will be the last item(s) to come down....

And as many times before, the loyal husbands are there to give a hand!

See all the names, except those of our members, who were so heavily involved.
At the bottom left are the businesses which so kindly assisted us to make the 2015 show a success.
Support them if you can.