Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Boutique December 2014

 ALLIED ARTS GUILD ...... decorated for the holidays and special event, a Holiday Market
Gerry N & Luisa P were selling BEAR GRAMS & our award-winning COOKBOOK 
"Ready to buy?" Marty J and Sarah B, PAA co-president, want to know...

PAA was there with those wonderful items - all handcrafted and tempting!!
There was something for everyone,
child or grown-up.
Hats, scarfs, baby blankets, dish towels, AMERICAN GIRL clothes,
shopping bags, and lots more.
Dedicated crew: Sarah B, Jane B, Marty J, and Sharon B

Did I mention bears?

Carolyn K also was there to help on this lovely Saturday
They came in all colors!
.....and there were hats with pig-tails!!

Nancy B is modelling a red hat with matching scarf while Gerry N is admiring.....

Came to look - and buy! Stephanie Beach, PAA VP, and husband chatting with Gerry N

This Fountain in the Garden of Abundance was donated by the
family of Bonnie Evans, seen here, who came to look....
and ended up buying several of our award-winning cookbooks.

The cookbook's cover shows the garden and its fountain which
was painted by Carolyn Hofstetter, a PAA member since 1961.
It was by chance that Carolyn was at the event, and delighted
Bonnie by autographing her bought treasures!
Gifts for several family members. How very appropriate.
Bonnie bought more than a box of books. Thank you so very much!

The event is closing, time to pack up unsold items.
     It was a long but wonderful day. Nancy, Luisa, Sharon and Jane are ready to go home and relax.
    Until we meet again at the January Membership Meeting!   Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 2014 Membership Meeting

JoAnn P; June S; Kathy S; Cathy M; Sue P; and Phyllis B.
 Enjoying lunch at CIBO'S before the November meeting.....
Karen S; Dallas M; Stephanie B; Carolyn K;

Susan K; Ellen S; Mary Ann Y; and co-presidents Sarah Beetem & Nancy Larsson

Erika C; Nancy B; Gerry N; Marzette W; Marlene B; and Ginny W.

                                                  Lunch is over...the meeting has started.
One of the items on the agenda: though not as heavily attended as in previous years,
the American Girl fundraiser was a big success and is on the 2015 calendar.

Friday, November 21, 2014

American Girl Tea and Fashion Show, Nov 2014

Getting ready for another big fundraiser, our "American Girl 2014" weekend.....
Here are Mae S. and Mary Anne Y. unpacking gifts for each attendee
"Dance, Ballerina, dance"....
A large church hall needs to be transformed into a cozy Tea Room for up to 300 guests coming to watch a fashion show
The theme for 2014
Sarah Beetem, PAA co-president, taking a break with her husband, one of our steady supporters

Two "decorators" Nancy B. and Mary K., enjoying a comical moment

It's starting to look more inviting...
JoAnn P., Carol R. and Marzette W. always ready to work!

View from the kitchen: The hall is almost ready.....

Quick chat before leaving: Mary Ann Y.; Nancy Larsson, PAA co-president; Ginny W. & Carol R.

Ready to get the tea poured: Karen S. and Mary H.

All is ready in the Hall.....


Selling American Girl items....

Cathy M. with her "volunteer staff"                                                                                                                            
Luisa P. "Cook Books" & Gerry N. "Bear Grams"

The Squellatis "in charge of Event Tickets"

Raffle Items

3 moms whose girls were also volunteering during the event

Evelyn L., Mae S. and Mary H.

WELL DONE....Everyone.
Again it was a wonderful and successful event.
There still is hard work ahead: but taking down is quicker than setting up!! Shortly the church hall will look the way we took it over on Friday afternoon.
  Good Bye, Balloons....Good Bye, Kitchen.....Good Bye, to our members and their faithful husbands.
                                           Until the next big event in November 2015.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 2014, Membership Meeting and Tea

PAA Membership looking forward to a wonderful afternoon in a beautiful location.
(Click on any image to enlarge)
Signing in, checking out items to be sold at "Holiday Boutique" in December at the Allied Arts Guild, and purchasing gorgeous glass pumpkins donated by Deborah P.

VP Stephanie Beach with Ruth Wood, President 1992

     Co-Presidents Nancy Larsson and Sarah Beetem with new members Nancy Bess & Roopa Shekar
Kathryn E.; B.J. Sorenson, President 1971, and Carolyn H.

Mary Anne Y.; Sharon Brugos, President 2006-08; Samira B., and Mae S.

Sarah B. greeting Victoria Applegate, VP & Director, Auxiliaries Relations

Greeting and meeting old friends on this sunny afternoon in super surroundings!

Sharon B. scheduling work hours with Evelyn L. for "American Girl Tea and Fashion Show in Nov. 2014

Food - as always - deliciously prepared by the membership.
Cille E.; Joanne R., and June Schiller, Treasurer

President 2009/10, Deborah Potash; Cathy M.; former board-member Kathy S., and President 2011-13 Luisa Pliska

Audrey P.; Marlene B., chair for "Restaurants with Heart"; Betty M.; and Carolyn Keeley, President 2001,

Rita B.; Ruth W.; Susan H. and Sue M.

Norene Scholz, President 1978, and Sue P.

Co-President Sarah Beetem greeting Dr. Neville H. Golden, MD,
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Golden speaking to members about working in his so-important field: Adolescents!!

Honoring Nancy Larsson for her 15 years of service to PAA, and also with being co-president

Mary Koeppen, Dues Collector, 20 years of service

Norma Cance, 35 years of service

Joanne Rutter, 40 years of service

Barbara Cole, President 1976, being honored for 45 years of service

Louise T. being honored for 55 years of service; Carolyn H. and Ellen S.

But clean-up must also happen!
After a lovely affair it is no problem giving a helping hand.

Thanks to all who set-up, brought tasty finger foods, and took-down.

We missed so many members who for various reasons were not able to attend this great event.
Hope to see some of you at the Nov. meeting.