Did you notice that the Rosemary Gardens Newsletter has gone bimonthly? The hope is that a bimonthly newsletter will get information to you in a more timely manner. Since articles can be spaced out over six issues instead of four, the newsletter print can be made larger for those of you who have had a hard time reading the articles. We also have a new phone number for the RGNA Message Center! The new number is 441-RGNA (441-7462). We hope this will make it easy for you to remember. You can call this number anytime day or night to get a current list of RGNA activities, dates, times and locations. You can also leave messages or questions for the board at this number.
New activities are being planned. The activities are not only focused on family participation, but to help build neighborhood spirit. How does the RGNA pay for these activities? Your dues help, so does recycling, sales from the raffle at the Annual Picnic, and grants from various foundations. We need more. We need you. By becoming a member of the RGNA, you give us a stronger voice when it comes to dealing with issues regarding the neighborhood.
Also, by becoming a volunteer, you can contribute in many ways. You can be a block leader or help with the Saturday morning recycling drive, distribute newsletters, or many other activities. By volunteering, you can help make your neighborhood a better place to live.
For more information, you can contact the RGNA through the Message Center at 441-RGNA (441-7462).
- Joseph Fota
On the evening of Saturday, April 3rd, don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour.
Rosemary Gardens is having an Easter Egg Hunt!
Don't forget to bring your children for a visit with the Easter Bunny at RGNA's First Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Date: Saturday, April 3, 1999
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Bachrodt School Field
Ages: 1 through 12
Lots of Candy! Prizes! Coloring Sheets!
- Please bring your own basket to put your goodies in.
- The hunt starts promptly at 10:00, so come a few minutes early to visit with the Easter Bunny.
If it rains, this event will be rescheduled.
We welcome you to participate in the Neighborhood Yard Sale.
Saturday, April 24, 1999
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Your driveway or yard!
- Make some extra money!
- Sell your own items in your own yard!
- Let RGNA do the advertising for you!
- As in the past, $2 will be collected the day of the sale to help defray the cost of advertising.
The RGNA monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Please check the Message Center to find out where each meeting will be held. The meetings start at 7:00 p.m. If you have an item that you would like to include on the agenda, please leave a message on the Message Center, 441-RGNA, in advance so that you may be accomodated.
The RGNA Web Page currently includes the following information:
- The Neighborhood
- Board of Directors
- Important Phone Numbers
- Calendar of Events
- Links of Interest
- RGNA Boundaries
- Association Bylaws
- RGNA Committees
- Upcoming Events
- Senior Activities
- Youth Activities
- A Neighborhood Yard Sale
- The Golden Anniversary Picnic
- The Warmth Drive
Don't forget to call to:
- get current information for neighborhood activities
- find out times and locations for meetings
- leave a question for the RGNA board
- get on the agenda for the monthly RGNA meetings
- voice your opinion or concern with a neighborhood issue
Don't forget that April 6th and May 4th are street sweeping days. Cars should be parked off the street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.
Every second Saturday of the month, volunteers from the neighborhood collect your recyclables. Your newspapers, cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic liter soda bottles help the RGNA to earn money which offsets the cost of many of the neighborhood activities, such as the Easter Egg Hunt and the Annual Picnic.
The RGNA can use your help on Recycling. Volunteers, including drivers with trucks, are needed to help with the collection. Recycling Saturdays begin at 8:00 a.m. and usually last about two hours. Volunteers are greeted with coffee, juice, muffins or donuts. If you would like to get involved and meet some of your neighbors, just arrive at the homes listed below at 8:00 a.m.
Here are the dates and meeting places for the next two Recycling Saturdays:
1413 N. San Pedro St.
1437 N. San Pedro St.
If you have any questions, call the Message Center at 436-1270.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and neighbors that are leaving the RGNA board for all of their hard work and effort over the past few years: Patti Bossert, Lilian Dennis, Fatima Fortuna, Ingrid Krantz, Stephanie Lykam, Carol Rivera and Scott Sivi.
Senior companions are adults 60 years and older who volunteer 20 hours a week to visit the homes of other older adults, bringing warmth and friendship into the lives of both. Companions must be low-income and be San Jose residents. They receive a stipend of $2.55 per hour which does not count as income for Social Security or IRS purposes.
If you are interested in becoming a companion or if you would like more information about the program, call the Senior Companion Office at (408) 277-5506.
Individuals whose income is too high to qualify for the stipend can still be in the program. These volunteers receive reimbursement for mileage and meals instead of the stipend.
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Northside Senior Center
488 N. 6th Street in San Jose
Monday through Friday, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Willows Senior Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue in San Jose
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and the 3rd Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
AARP 55 Alive Class
Monday and Thursday, April 19 and 22, 1999.
Refresh your driving skills and learn the latest in traffic law.
Call Kirk Community Center at (408) 269-0214 for registration information.
Seniornet Computer Classes
Learn to use a computer to do word-processing, spreadsheets, genealogy, finances, send and receive e-mail. Connect to the internet or just play games. Call (408) 448-6400 for more information. Sponsored by the Willows Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Avenue.
- Reprinted from the City's Senior Info Newspaper
Nicholas Edmund Lahaye was born on December 2, 1998 at 11:16 a.m. He weighed 9 lbs. and 15 oz. and was 23 inches in length. His proud parents are Diane and Todd Lahaye of North San Pedro Street. He is very lucky to have a very loving big brother named Eric.
Elena Sophia Ajluni came into the world on December 19, 1998 at 5:09 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. Her very proud and loving parents are Karen and Richard Ajluni of Santa Paula avenue.
Congratulations to Ed and Jane Ninnini of San Juan Avenue! They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October of 1998. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Janice and Patricia, and they have four wonderful grandchildren.
Rochelle and Larry Vaughn, Arnold Avenue, are the proud parents of Karly Grace-Lorrain, born March 18, 1999. Karly, 9 lbs., 4 oz., and 21 inches, is Rochelle's and Larry's first child.
1 1/4 cups cocoa
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cubes butter or margarine
2 teaspoons instant coffee
3 cups sugar
7 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups walnuts (optional)
Grease 13x9 pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix cocoa, flour, and salt. Set aside. Melt butter and add coffee. Stir until coffee crystals are dissolved. Remove from heat and add sugar. Add eggs 2 or 3 at a time. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until toothpick comes out not quite clean. Do not overbake. Cool completely and cut into bars.
(A great Breakfast drink; quick and nutritious)
Put into a blender:
1/2 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt (such as Dannon Light)
3/4 cup of frozen peaches or strawberries
1 cup of 1% milk
1 small banana, cut into pieces
Blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.
Calories per serving: 170.
- Margie Cornehl
Looking for a summer job? Interested in a career in the construction trade? Or do you just need some career related assistance?
If you are interested in a career in a construction trade and are between the ages 18-24, the City of San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, the Youth Employment Program, and Local 270 Laborer's may be able to help you. For more information contact Juan M. Avila, Trades Program Coordinator at (408) 501-0980.
If you are between the ages of 16-24 and are seeking employment, career exploration, and/or any career related assistance then the City of San Jose Youth Employment And Referral Service (YEARS) can help you. This is a free service. For more information contact Rahsaan, Melina, or Raul at (408) 501-0980.
If you are a teen, 14-16 years of age, a summer jobs youth program is available to you, but you will have to act fast. Deadline for this summer's Work Experience Program is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 1999.
Application for the Work Experience Program may be obtained at Y.E.S, 43 E. Gish Road, Suite 100, or at the Information Desk at San Jose City Hall, 801 N. First Street. For more information contact Lanell Fry at (408) 501-0980.
Don't just sit around this summer. Makes some money and get work experience at the same time!
(Printed with permission from Juan M. Avila and Lanell Fry.)