Notes from October 9, 2019 Meeting

Dear Everybody,

Well, it felt like 1993 all over again with a band of women around one table. We missed you all. (So did the management of the restaurant.) And it was our server Amberley’s birthday, which I did not realize until after I got back in front of my computer.

Our meeting was actually very productive, intimate, and animated, and we talked up close and personal about a variety of topics. Robin mentioned that her schedule has openings in it right now because the weather is temperate and pleasant (great for us, not so great for her work orders). So we suggested taking an approach of now being the perfect time to get your AC service before you forget over the winter that it was wonky, and you fire it up in the spring to find a huge issue.

Brooke talked jewelry, and reminded us of the Ania Haie Launch Party on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 10 a.m. She also told us fascinating stories of how they extract gold dust from their carpeting, furniture, and so forth at their shop. Nothing goes to waste. And now is the best time in years to scrap jewelry that you no longer wear, that is broken, etc. Gold prices are through the roof.

You are also invited to the Grand Opening of the Valley View Community Food Bank’s new pantry location at 107th Avenue and Peoria in Sun City. The celebration runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and the ribbon cutting is at noon. Susan Riedel and Modern Woodmen providing an outdoor flag to be displayed. Food will be served.

Speaking of Susan Riedel – she asked me to remind you that she will be at the Rock Springs Café this Sunday October 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. We will be outside on the patio for pie, ice cream and a beverage.

Also, mark your calendars that Modern Woodmen and Susan will be joining with the Sons of the American Legion on November 6 from  5 to 7 for a chicken fried steak dinner. Tickets are being partially underwritten by Modern Woodmen, and will only cost $5 for an entire meal.

Susan Fitzgerald reminded us that she and Chuck are hosting a wine tasting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:15 p.m. to about 7:30 p.m. at their home. There will be wine to taste and snacks, and bottles of wine available to purchase. Please let her know by October 11 if you can attend.

Judy Haenel sent word that she was having tremendous problems with flower shipments from Ecuador, which make up many of her arrangements.  She suggested I Google the reason, and it would appear that the entire country is erupting in violence. Here is a link to a recent broadcast. So keep Judy in your thoughts as she tries to conjure up a few miracles for a very demanding (and ignorant) public.

If you have upcoming events – and most of you do – that you would like me remind people about, just let me know.

In the meantime, I hope to see more of you next week. So would the management of the restaurant.

All the best,
Jody Serey
SereyJones Publishers, Inc.
623-451-0834 (cell)