By Elaine Parker from the March 2014 Edition
Happy March, Ladies,
The winter season is quickly flying by and many of our friends are planning to leave for their northern homes. Our luncheon this month will be held on Wednesday, March 5th. Be at Oasis at 12:30 to socialize and pay for your lunch. The luncheon will begin at 1:00. Your lunch is 100 pesos and includes the tip. Your drinks are extra and do not include a tip. Your choices for lunch are – Chicken Piccata – chicken breast with a lemon and caper sauce, served with pasta Coconut Fish – coconut and panko crusted fish, mashed potatoes, coconut and cilantro sauce.
Please respond by Tuesday at 2:00, March 4th, ONLY TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: email@example.com.
This address will be used only for the lunch choice and count. Please list your choice(s) of food and number attending. All other information for the newsletter will continue to go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want something else to eat, please contact Oasis at 334-8822 or email@example.com
Canela Michelle Meyers will be the speaker at the luncheon and will talk on contentment. Canela will have a few of her books available for purchase at 240 pesos or $20 Canadian.
Please remember if you are going to sell tickets for an event at the luncheon, contact Oasis so they can have a table set up for your use.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Word has been received that the Friends of PATA will now be called Friends of Mexican Animal Welfare. The name was changed to accurately reflect what the organization does in assisting animal welfare programs in Mexico. Friends of Mexican Animal Welfare will continue to be a 501(c)3 organization. A new website is coming soon.
Last month there was a request for a hot/cold water dispenser for the Ancianos. I am happy to report that a hot/cold water dispenser is now up and running in their home.
A big thank you to the donor.
A request was received to ask if someone would be willing to teach a group of beginners Mahjong. It may be a little late in the season to start the lessons but if anyone is willing to take on the task now or next season, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
PATA will be holding its March sterilization clinic the end of the month. If you want to volunteer or donate old towels and sheets for the clinic contact Stan at email@example.com or any PATA member.
A message has been received from Nancy Nystrom to pass the word that the “Up With People” or Viva La Gente” group will be in Manzanillo the end of March.
The group will arrive March 23rd and will be in Manzanillo for one week doing service work in the community, working with young people in the Universities. The group will also perform two shows later in the month. (See below)
Three members of the advance team have arrived to work with Casa Hogar Angelitos, the city of Manzanillo and state youth directors to make the event a success. There is one young man and two girls (from the US, Belgium and Mexico) in the advance group. A safe place with internet access is needed for them to stay. Either together or separate. If anyone has a room, apartment or other accommodations to donate for one, two or all three, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to know more about Up With People/Viva La Gente you can go to www.upwithpeople.org or www.vivalagente.org
Saturday, March 1st – The Tall Boys will be performing at Oasis. If you haven’t made your reservation, call now to see if there is space.
Tuesday, March 4th – PATA Poker Tournament/Art Show/Silent Auction will be held at Oasis Beach Club. Be there at 7:00 p.m. for the 500 peso registration/buy in. For further information contact Chantel Oleksin at email@example.com or June Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org There is still time to register.