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Mujeres Amigas Newsletter June 2014

2014 Elaine Parker June 2014 Living in Mexico

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the June 2014 Edition

Happy June Ladies,

By now you are all enjoying the warm weather where ever you are. Our June luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 4th. Be at Oasis by 12:30 to socialize and pay for your luncheon and drink choice. The pizza and salad buffet will be served at 1:00. The cost of the luncheon is 100 pesos and includes the tip. Drinks are separate and the cost does not include the tip so remember to tip your server. The Mobil veterinarian is coming to introduce herself. Edgar Lopez, a Spanish teacher recommended by Candy, Sue Ellis and many others will also be at the meeting. His cell phone is 314-133-4017 and e-mail is

Please respond that you will attend the luncheon by 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3rd to


Derek Beattie passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 27th of a heart attack in Manzanillo. Our condolences go out to his wife, Nancy and their family.

Club Santiago resident Amirlante Salvatore Gomez passed away in early May. Amirlante was a brilliant man, wonderful artist and an incredible woodworker in retirement. Our condolences go out to his family.


Those attending the May luncheon enjoyed talking to Lic. Mercedes Nava from Asilo de Ancianos de Manzanillo I.A.P. The Senior Center is a private institution and relies on donations in order to provide a great service to the elder citizens of the area. As always the center is in need of donations to cover the basic expenses which are important for daily care. After the luncheon Lic. Mercedes Nava sent a list of the needed items for now:

1. The center has been unable to pay IMSS, Infonavit and CFR bills since October 2013. The total amount owed up to May 7th was 70,000 pesos.

2. Assistance is needed in paying employee wages totaling 10,000 pesos.

3. For the new Aslio, there are various projects the center needs to work on in order to get ready to move into. There is a group of people working on raising the money to purchase these projects right now. One is the need to purchase a few fire extinguishers and some smoke detectors in order to meet the safety standards.

Lic. Nava respectfully requests that any donation would be helpful to cover some of their expenses. Hopefully the new Asilo de Ancianos will be open soon and the residents can enjoy their long awaited new home.

Another new restaurant, Aroma, has opened in Las Brisas on Av. Lazaro Cardenas. Aroma has a shipping container theme evidenced by the front door and entrance. There are dining rooms of all sizes so one can book a room for a private party. The menu is extensive and the food is excellent. The staff is very attentive. Prices are in the Pergola, Toscana and Freddy’s range.

Some good information from Lydia Bevaart. Lydia recently went to Sam’s Club to purchase five items.

When she arrived home, she only had four items but was charged for the five. Lydia returned to Sam’s just in case she might get the one item back, a jar of green olives. Lydia was afraid that she had left the olives in the cart. Well, lo and behold, someone had turned in the green olives to the desk at Sam’s. Sam’s had attached a note to the olives “left on Monday in the cart at 3:30 p.m.”. Who would have thought someone would have turned in the jar of olives and Sam’s Club would have taken time to put a note on the jar and kept it safe. Lydia has also been doing some checking around the pharmacies in the area. Lydia found that

Sam’s Club was over 30 pesos less for the pills she wanted than Guadalajara Pharmacy, even with the senior’s discount. Commercial was also more expensive. It pays to check a couple of pharmacies before you purchase your medications or other pills.

Thank you Lydia for alerting us to Sams Club’s good policies and being a good shopping detective. It pays to shop around.

Don’t forget to read the June issue of the Manzanillo Sun e-magazine which should be available soon after the first of the month.


Sunday, June 1st – Marine’s Day, Dia de las Marina celebrates the Mexican Navy

Sunday, June 15th – Father’s Day, Dia del Padre honors all the fathers throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States.

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