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HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

You may be invited by one of our members or you may get in touch with us by contacting us through our E-mail:  part.lg@gmail.com or writing to: PART, P.O. Box 3668, Saratoga, CA 95070.  After attending two of our monthly meetings, and if you are interested in joining, the board will vote to admit you, prior to sending a letter of invitation. After accepting the invitation, you will then be formally installed as an active member and will get our yearbook and more information. As members, we accept assuming responsibilities, participating in Committees and as elected officers.

Our Motto is “ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE”

Our Members:

There are three types of memberships:  Active, Honorary and Contributing Members.  The Title of Honorary Member may be conferred upon any man or woman who has given distinguished service to the Table.  They are always welcome to attend any Table meeting or special event, and their names are included in the Yearbook.  Contributing members pay dues and support fundraisers but they do not participate in meetings.

The Duties of Active Members:

– Pay annual Tables dues of $45.00.
– Attend monthly meetings on a regular basis.
– Assist in the coordination of organization projects.
– Be willing to volunteer and serve in either elected or appointed positions.
– Abide by our Table Constitution and by the Alliance Constitution By-Laws.
– Maintain Pan American spirit and friendliness towards other members.
– Respect punctuality at all times and responds to messages from Table Officers.
– Attend fund-raisers and if unable to do so, give your contribution to the Treasurer.
– Be willing to host and co-host monthly meetings.
– We are all volunteers and our Table is not a social club. We gather to work towards a common goal that supports our mission, and in the process, we do establish lasting friendships.

PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

We meet every second Thursday of the month, September through June at member’s homes.

At that time, we hold a general business meeting, a luncheon, and enlightening programs.

Our activities are mostly geared towards planning our fundraisers, our Christmas and Pan American Day celebrations, our June potluck luncheon and keeping in touch with fellow members from the San Francisco and Contra Costa Tables. We also welcome Alliance guests that come to visit us from other States and countries.

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Some of our members with Alliance dignitaries that visited the LG-Saratoga Table in May of 2012.

Helena Richards, Marta DeFazio at the Spring 2012 Fund Raiser.

Helena Richards, Marta DeFazio at the Spring 2012 Fund Raiser.

 

Helen Lemmon, Elsie Perez, Javonne 2013

Welcoming Elsie Perez to Saratoga – Helen Lemmon, Elsie and Javonne Harwood

Working as a team at General Meetings to assist young women in their future education.  Members from left to right: Helena Richards, Linda Alejandro-DuMont and seated, Marta DeFazio

Working as a team at General Meetings to assist young women in their future education. Members from left to right: Helena Richards, Linda Alejandro-DuMont and seated, Marta DeFazio

 

Elsie Perez, Helena Richards, Viviana Gunter and Mary Lynn Dutro

Elsie Perez, Helena Richards, Viviana Gunter and Mary Lynn Dutro making a difference in young women’s lives at the Fund Raiser Luncheon.

The Contra Costa Table was joined by Helena Richards, Ruth Murch, Mary Lynn Dutro and Viviana.

The Contra Costa Table was joined by Helena Richards, Ruth Murch, Violeta Branzuela, Lillian Barna and Viviana.

 

Fran Roberts swears in the new 2012-2013 Board

2012-2013 PART Board

Board of Directors 2012 – 2013, Marta DeFazio, Nora White, Lillian Barna, Violeta Branzuela, Mariqueta Churchill, Viviana Gunter, Helena Richards, Linda DuMont, Rosie Winkelman, Helen Lemmon

Our regular meetings follow protocol and guidelines.  After our business meeting we also take the time to reconnect and enjoy our wonderful friendships.

Gen'l Meeting at Helena's

Connecting after our General Meeting at Helen’s home

Members take turns in Hosting meetings in their homes and being co-hostesses.

Linda Alejandro-DuMont is the co-hostess and brings a cake to Javonne’s home

Guest Speaker and Meeting Members

General meeting at Linda Alejandro-DuMont’s

 

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Meeting at Helen Lemmon’s home

 

 

 

 

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We celebrate member birthdays! Helena Richards and Linda Alejandro-DuMont

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrating Mariquetta’s Birthday – Viviana, Maruja, Helena and Violeta!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our members come from the USA, Spain and from all of the Americas.  Each and every one of our members contributes a rich culture of diversity.  They each have a wealth of talent, and we are proud to share a poem, authored by one of our members, Frances Roberts, originally from the State of Georgia.

Fran's PoemFran Roberts has been a member of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Table the longest.  She is the personification of a “Southern Belle”, and through the years has been a most valuable member. She has been Table Director three times and was Table Delegate at two Alliance Conventions: Albuquerque, N.M. in 1974 and Cancún, Mexico in 1986.  Francis Roberts’s poem,  “Migration”, can be found in her book – Flame from the Rock by Frances Roberts.

 

MIGRATION

I come from a long line of restless women,

their hair knotted with needles of glass,

Sudden weathervanes

Unable to gauge the merits of stability.

A long line of projected blame,

The giving and taking of too much prayer,

Commas of indecision.

Until weary of lace and the scent of gardenias,

they rise up in darkness, take old simplicities,

bare them for reading.

Groping along forbidden streets,

they ignore the last time for turning.

Lifting their arms to half-sealed light,

They feather their bodies, grow wings.

A scarlet prototype.

Stray birds lost from the coastal route,

They begin their flight to the sea.

 

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If you are interested in attending one of our general meetings, you are welcomed to fill out the following form and send to our PO Box 3668, Saratoga, CA  95070, or send an email to part.lg@gmail.com.

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