Trunk or Treat

The Trunk or Treat last Saturday was a great success – the kids looked fantastic in their costumes (and some of the adults too…) and had a wonderful time running round, enjoying the clown show and collecting lots of candy from all the spooky trunks!

Here’s some photos from the event

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A big THANK YOU to Maryann and Sarah for organizing the event and to everyone else who helped out – you did a great job!


There have been several newspaper articles and reports over the last few years about dangerous levels of lead found in some Mexican candies. In the lead up to Halloween, you might like to look at these reports on which candies to avoid for trick or treating and our Trunk or Treat party coming up on Saturday 27th October.

Center for Environmental Health

FDA Statement on Lead Contamination in Certain Candy Products Imported from Mexico

The Orange County Register

Three brands of Mexican candy found to have high levels of lead, health officials say – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Lead in Mexican Products Raises Concern – New York Times

Thank you to Letty for hosting the October meeting last week.  It was a great turnout, delicious food and lots of laughs.

Here’s a brief summary of what we discussed and what’s coming up:

Ladies Night Out – Wednesday October 24th at 7:30pm @ Ole Restaurant.

Trunk or Treat – Saturday October 27th at 5pm in La Jolla common area.
The cost will be $100 pesos per family and any additional guests $50 pesos. Hot Dogs and drinks will be provided, plus a clown to entertain the kids as well as a videographer to tape the event.  Those who are interested in having a DVD of the day with pictures of all the kids etc please contact Maryann for details.

Farewell Party for Sarah – Thursday November 1st
We have also decided to plan for a FUN NIGHT out for Sarah who will be leaving us next month.  Details to follow….

November ESIA Meeting – Thursday November 8th at 7:00pm at Mary’s house.
Thanks to Chantal, Trisha, Silvia and Sarah who have offered to bring the food.

Ice Cream Social – Saturday November 17th
Any ideas for a venue are welcomed…

Mark your calendars ladies as it seems we have a few busy months ahead!

We had a great first meeting of the year. It was nice to get together again after a long, hot summer. Silvia provided us with very yummy Mexican dishes and there was an abundance of cakes!

We welcomed 2 new members, Tara & Karline and heard about some other new ladies who will hopefully be joining us next month.

For those of you who couldn’t make it along, here’s a recap of what was discussed and decided at the meeting:

  • Hilary volunteered to organise the Scrapbooking/Crafts Group. This group is open to anyone who would like to meet regularly to work on their scrapbooking, art or any other craft that interests them. Hilary will be emailing everyone shortly with details of the first get-together. 
  • Maryann volunteered to organise the Ladies Nights Out this year. We’ll look forward to the first outing!
  • Maryann also volunteered to organise the Trunk or Treat with the help of Letty, Sarah & one of our a new members, Trish, who couldn’t make it to the meeting. It was suggested that October 27th might be a better date for the party, since it is a Saturday. This will be confirmed once we have a venue organised.
  • Donations were received for the Ciudad de Niños and we reminded everyone to please bring along anything you can spare that the kids might need, including toiletries, rice, beans. lard, flour and pasta.

The next meeting will be held at Letty’s place on Thursday 11th October. We will email you with an address and directions, or you can email Alex on the esiahermosillo email address to find out all the details.

The next event is Cooking Class at Hilary’s on Thursday 4th October at 10.00am.

Looking forward to seeing you all then or at the next meeting.

Hope you all had a great summer and are ready for a new year of activities, fun and new friendships with ESIA.

September Meeting

When:   Thursday 13th September 2007 at 7pm
Where:   Please email us on esiahermosillo [at] yahoo [dot] com for the location
Please bring:

  • Anyone who is interested in joining or finding out more about ESIA – new members always welcome!
  • One bottle/tube/packet of toothpaste, shampoo or other toiletries for Ciudad de los Ninos. We are asking that everyone brings one household item (whatever size) to each meeting this year to provide for the kids, who are terribly short of supplies.
  • Please email us if you can bring a dish to the meeting so the host is not left doing all the cooking!

Committee Positions

There are still some positions we need to fill – please let us know if you are interested in helping out with any of these activities:

Ladies Night Out Co-ordinator
Scrapbooking Co-ordinator

If you have any other activities you are interested in starting up, please volunteer!

Trunk or Treat

The Trunk or Treat is tentatively scheduled for Friday October 26th. We will be asking for volunteers to help organise this event at the September meeting and suggestions for a suitable venue.

Other coming events

Cooking Class – will be held on the first Thursday of every month. We need a volunteer to host the first class on Thursday 4th October. Remember – you don’t have to cook in front of the group! You can prepare something in advance and when the ladies show up you can eat the goods and talk about the recipe.

Coffee mornings – will be held on the third Thursday of every month. the first get-together will be on Thursday 20th September at 10.00am at Cafe Ambrosia, Calle San Bernardino (the Los Lagos road). Please email if you need directions.

Hermosillo Bookclub

If you have any English language books that you no longer want, the Hermosillo Bookclub will gladly accept donations! Please bring them along to the meeting.

Hope to see a good turn out on Thursday!