December 2018 Newsletter
President Mary Carter
VP Programs Darlene Casella
VP Membership Terry Krogen
Treasurer Sue Lapham
VP Ways and Means Lisa Zepeda
Recording and Corresponding Secretary Rosalin Schiller

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Luncheon Meeting

Thunderbird Country Club
70737 Country Club Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 328-2161
11:00AM Social - 11:30AM Meeting - Lunch at Noon

**Valet parking is available**


  • Chicken Crepes and Spinach, Béchamel sauce, and grilled asparagus

Vegetarian Alternative:

  • Mushroom and Spinach Crepes
  • Must be ordered at time of reservation


  • Chocolate Ganache Cake
  • Vanilla Crème Anglaisa

Supporting the Marine Children at the 29 Palms Base Annual Toy Drive

This month is our annual "Toy Drive" for the Marine children. Please bring NEW UNWRAPPED toys to the December 12th meeting. The toys will be distributed by the Armed Services of the YMCA to the children at their holiday party. For some of the children these toys will be the only ones they receive. Let's make this a memorable holiday for them!

Not sure what to bring? See the suggestions below.

Stuffed Animals - Trains, Planes & Cars - Dolls - Art Supplies - Soccer Balls - Hula Hoops - Jump Ropes and other activity toys

If you choose toys that requires batteries, please include the required batteries with the toys.

Our holiday luncheon with entertainment by Johnny Meza, will include Marines from the 29 Palms Base and the Director of the ASYMCA , Patrick Byrnes. This is a great time to thank the Marines for their service.

Direct questions to Sue Lapham at: or 760 898 6968.
Reservations must be made by preceding Friday, December 7th
Email Pam Levin or call 760-837-7100
**Cost $35 Member $40 non member
Payable in cash or check at check in.
A Reservation made is a reservation paid.


Well, the election is over....finally all of the votes in Florida are counted and the final tally shows that we lost the House, but, not as bad as it could have been. We gained seats in the Senate which hasn't happened in a long time. This is not what we wanted, but, certainly it isn't the worst.

Where do we go from here? Well, raising money for the 29 Palm Marine children is a great start. We did just that at our November Fundraiser. The vendor's wares were hard to pass up; and was great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done. Raffle tickets sold like hotcakes with all of the great prizes and the Silent Auction was a success. Our thanks go out to everyone who helped put this together. The Pavilion at Indian Wells Gold Resort was decorated in a festive holiday setting. And, the icing on the cake was the crooning of Gerald Colucci, who enjoyed singing to a group of people on the RIGHT side.

Things are already heating up for 2020 now that the midterms have passed. It will be interesting as the Democratic hopefuls are plentiful. Many different factions of that party will be clashing to see who the victor will be....from Kamala Harris to Spartacus and Bernie, Uncle Joe, and Warren to Hilary....won't it be fun to watch!!

All we can do is to continue to follow our hearts and values and not give up the fight.

Mary Carter, President


Your Sunshine Chairman is requesting that you keep her informed of any and all occasions that need to be acknowledged by a card. Such things as births, deaths, marriages, health issues, happy and sad, all deserve recognition. If I don't hear from you, someone who could use a bit of cheering up would be overlooked. Let's don't let that happen. Just drop me a line or email me.

Many thanks,
Dodie Brocken
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Terry Krogen, V.P. Membership, at or 760-285-8694
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