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Los Paseos Association

7047 Via Ramada
San Jose, CA 95139
(408) 224-9880

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Que Paso?

Volume 41     News and Views of Our Los Paseos Association     February, 2005

Contact us at:
Clubhouse    224-9880
Fax629-2313
E-Maillospaseoshoa@juno.com

Next Board Meeting: Wednesday March 2, 7pm in the Clubhouse

Social Events Calendar for 2005

Saturday, February 26th6:30 p.m.Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, MarchWine Tasting
Thursday, April 7th7:00 p.m.Bunko Night
AprilInternational Feast
MayMother's Day at the Pool
JuneFather's Day at the Pool
July & AugustFamily Fun Nights
AugustFlea Market

Please contact Susan Kind at the clubhouse if you are interested in volunteering to plan or help with any social events. Please note that this list is tentative and actual dates are to be determined.

Spaghetti Dinner, Sat. Feb 26th

This annual activity is always a wonderful event, with good food and good friends. Take a night off and take the family out to your neighborhood Italian cafe, at the clubhouse! Dinner includes spaghetti with your choice of sauce, salad, garlic bread, wine, punch and coffee. Tickets may be purchased in advance by sending your check to the clubhouse. Advance ticket purchase prices are $5.00/Adults, $4.00/Children 6-12. At the door tickets are $7.00/Adults, $6.00/Children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

BUNKO NIGHT! Thursday, April 7th
7PM - 9PM

What is Bunko? It is a social dice game played in rounds and with multiples of 4 people (we will give instructions on how to play at 6:50 PM). We have set a 2 hour duration for the game with 2 or 3 short breaks. At the end of the night we give away 5 PRIZES! Come and meet new people or bring some friends. We will have snacks, coffee & tea with a great deal of fun & laughter. If you have any questions or would like to help out by setting up or bringing a snack please call or e-mail Jenn Holst at 408-629-2807 jennholst777@hotmail.com

Los Paseos Swim Team

The Los Paseos Pool hosts a summer (cabana league) swim team that runs from May through the end of July. Children aged 5 through 18 that are either part of the LPHOA, or live within the LP Association boundaries are invited to participate. No experience is necessary. The team hosts several meets throughout the season, and schedules numerous recreational activities including a raft trip and an overnight party at the pool. Walk in registration is April 16th at the pool. Send inquiries to jpread@ix.netcom.com, for additional information. Check out our website at http://eteamz.active.com/lospaseos_penguins/

2005 Pool Schedule

May Weekends 12:00-6:00 p.m.
June 1 - June 10 12:00-6:00 p.m.
June 11-August 31
     M-F Member Swim 12:00-8:00 p.m.
     Weekend Member Swim 12:00-6:00 p.m.
     Adult Lap Swim M-TH 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Labor Day 12:00-6:00 p.m.
September weekends 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Pool hours on the following dates are 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, due to home Swim Meets.
June 4th
July 9th
July 16th

Now Hiring - Gate Guards and Life Guards

We are now taking applications for the 2005 season. If you are interested in applying for a position as Gate Guard or Life Guard please pick up an application at the clubhouse. Interviews will begin in March.

Did You Know?

Your annual assessment money is hard at work. The Los Paseos Association Board has approved repairs to both the lap and wading pools. These improvements include four new filters, three new pumps, and a brand new chemical maintenance system. The new powerful water circulation is now clearly visible and the water looks inviting enough to jump in, even in the cold of winter!

Facility Improvements

As you probably know, the Los Paseos Association grounds and clubhouse could use some improvements and upgrades. The Board would like your feedback on the idea of increasing Associate Membership from 75 to 85 to raise additional funds for these upgrades. The increased funds would be used specifically to improve the pool grounds and clubhouse. Your input is important. Please email or call the office with your thoughts on the increase. Call 224-9880 or email lphoa@sbcglobal.net.

Landscape Improvements

Heads up! Changes to the landscaping in the front area of the clubhouse grounds will be discussed at the next Board Meeting. Mark your calendars now, and plan to attend with your thoughts and suggestions, or just come to see what new, exciting, changes are being planned. Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm. at the clubhouse.

Jr. Block Monitors Needed

Let's all give a huge THANK YOU to our existing block monitors. They diligently deliver your Que Paso newsletter and other important communications every month. Without them, our postage fees would skyrocket. But let's face it, everyone needs a break now and then. So we are turning to you for your help. We are seeking at least 5 youths, min. age 13, to help deliver our communications. In return for your speedy delivery services, you will receive a cool thank you gift each month. Contact Susan at the clubhouse if you are interested. 224-9880

Second Harvest Food Bank Sends Their Thanks

Thank you to those of you who attended the Arts & Crafts Fair back in December. There were some truly beautiful, artful, items for sale. Each vendor donated one item to be given away as a raffle prize, which raised $79.00 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. We received a thank you letter from the Second Harvest Food Bank informing us that our $79.00 will provide 158 nutritious meals for those who are hungry in our community. So, thank you for attending our fun event and making this community service project a success.

Clubhouse Rentals

The pool maybe closed for the winter but the Clubhouse is not. Consider using the Los Paseos Clubhouse for your upcoming events. It's perfect for birthday and anniversary parties, graduations, family reunions, weddings, and showers. The location is convenient with plenty of parking. In addition, it's inexpensive and well equipped for your event. Use of the kitchen is included and there are plenty of folding chairs and tables available, as well as barbecue facilities. Call or email the office for available dates and costs. 224-9880.

Stay Connected!

Join the Los Paseos Association eMail group list. By joining the group list you will receive important information early, in addition to reminders of social events and meetings. Don't delay, email the office today with your name, address and phone number, to start receiving your email updates. lphoa@sbcglobal.net

Classifieds

If you have something you'd like to sell or give away, call or email the office with your information.

Needed

Occasional Saturday night babysitter needed on Via Maria!!!! Looking for high school or college aged dependable babysitter for my 1 1/2 year old. Great rate and will stock your favorite snacks!
Call Christine 578-0163 if you are interested
(Homeowner on Via Maria since 1999)

Homeowner Businesses

Here are a few of our neighbors who provide goods and services in which you may have an interest. If you are a contractor or operate a business and wish to be included in future issues of the Que Paso, please e-mail your information to the clubhouse at lphoa@sbcglobal.net.

Curves

7124 Santa Teresa Blvd.
(408) 227-3600
30 minute fitness and weight loss center specially designed for women.
60% off Service Fee for Los Paseos members through Feb 28th, 2005.
Dazzling Design Custom Jewelry
Gizelle Lamb
(408)373-8936
dnglamb@comcast.net
Cookie Lee Jewelry
Christi Porter , Independent Consultant
(408) 363-2180
Fine Fashion Jewelry-
Catalog purchases & shows
Creative Memories
Jenn Holst
Workshop Hostess
(408)629-2807
Nanny
Sita Patel
(408) 360-0551 on Villa Bella
References available
Postal Annex
Cynthia Durio
Albertson's Shopping Center
Mailboxes, packing materials,
Notary, money orders, fax,
copies and more
Almaden Blossom Hill Realty
Heena Balakrishnan
Realtor, Notary Public
(408)206-5190
Raj Balakrishnan
Senior Loan Officer
(408) 515-9866
Intero Real Estate Services
Damon Holst, Realtor
(408)979-5988
Dholst@intorealestate.com
Creative Memories
Scrapbooking supplies &
Workshops
Ann Rushmeyer (408) 227-9023

2005 Board of Directors
President Tim Nemeth
Vice President Tim Nemeth
Treasurer Jim Rodenborn
Secretary Cheryse Triano
Associate Member Rep. Jona Denz-Hamilton

Architectural Committee
Diane McGeachy Bob Lombardi
Rosemary Alvarez Jim Kinker

Welcoming Committee
Melissa James Mariah James Crystal Sandberg

Newsletter Editor
Christine Leonard

Clubhouse Manager
Susan Kind

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