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.
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!
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|