Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Events Around Aleli Parlor

The past few months have been eventful around Aleli Parlor and the District. Here are the highlights:

Bonnie Rasmussen 1927 – 2016
One of Aleli Parlor's longtime members, Bonnie Jane Rasmussen, passed away on April 6, 2016. Bonnie was born in Watsonville, California on November 23, 1927. Bonnie was a 55-year member of Native Daughters of The Golden West. She was currently serving as one of Aleli Parlor’s Trustees.

Bonnie Jane Rasmussen

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Kenneth L. Rasmussen; sister, Shirley J. Townsend; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Leonti, Dorothy (John) Richey; brother-in-law, Carrol (Carmen) Rasmussen; special friend, Juanita Littleton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Aleli Parlor sisters will miss her spunk, her sense of humor, and most of all, her sisterly affection for her Native Daughter’s sisters.

Home Tea
On April 3, District 21 hosted their Annual Home Tea at the Adobe in San Juan Bautista. The event benefits our Native Daughter’s Home in San Francisco. Among other amenities, the Home has guest rooms for Native Daughters of the Golden West members and their guests to use while visiting the city of San Francisco.  

The theme was “April Showers and Spring Flowers.” The tables were decorated with flowers and umbrellas. A catered luncheon featuring frittata, tea sandwiches, green salad, cupcakes and a variety of teas was served to all the guests in attendance. 

A “buy and fly” rummage sale, raffle items, and direct donations helped to raise very close to $3,500!  This was the District’s most successful Home Tea to date!

Pajama Party
Aleli Parlor hosted a Pajama Party at their parlor meeting in May. Sisters got into the spirit of the evening by wearing their pajamas, robes and slippers to the meeting. The tables were decorated with quilts and stuffed animals. Joanne Reyes and Laura Lawrence provided a breakfast consisting of egg and potato casserole, fruit, pastries, and muffins prior to the business meeting.

From left to right: Joanne Ririe, Lois Franscioni, Rita Dominy, Joanne Reyes, Laura Lawrence, and Lillian King
From left to right: Trustee Rita Dominy, Past President Lillian King, President Rosemary Perez

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Second Annual Bingo Fund Raiser on August 28

Mark your calendars! 

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, the Sisters of Aleli Parlor No. 102 will host our Second Annual Bingo Fundraiser at the Monterey Moose Lodge in Del Rey Oaks.  The event is open to the public and gives Aleli Parlor an opportunity to let the community know about Native Daughters of the Golden West, the non-profit foundations, and our Home in San Francisco.

Early-bird as well as regular Bingo games will be available. A variety of gift baskets, raffle and door prizes will be available. Snacks and a full bar will be available.

Last year’s event was Aleli Parlor’s first fundraiser in many years. We were able to raise over $1,500 to support parlor activities and to fund community outreach programs. Please join us for Bingo fun and friendship on August 28.