For those who couldn’t make it to the October Meeting:

October 2007 Newsletter


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!

The next Coffee Morning will be held tomorrow

Where: El Cafe, on Gomez Farias near the intersection with Justo Sierra

When: 10.30am – whenever we all have to leave!

Looking forward to seeing you there.

The October Meeting is on next Thursday!

When: Thursday 11th October at 7.00pm

Where: Letty’s House – Please call or email for directions

Please remember to bring:

  • A food or toiletry item for Ciudad de los Ninos (rice, flour, beans, pasta, toothpaste, shampoo, diapers, etc)

  • Any new members who want to join

  • Your enthusiasm to help out with or just attend the events we have coming up!

The October Cooking Class will be held tomorrow (Thursday 4th October)


Where: Hilary’s house – Please call Hilary or email us for the address and/or directions

When: 10.00am – 12.00pm 

İBuen Provecho!

September is just about over and it’s time to get together to do crafts.  This will be an opportunity to work together and share ideas, it is not exclusively scrapbooking, so bring over whatever craft you’re working on and let’s make some progress!
Hilary is going to host the first scrapbooking/craft meeting at her house on Tuesday, October 2 from 9am-1pm.  Please email us for the address and directions if you need them. Please RSVP, via phone or e-mail, to Hilary so she can set up for the event.  There is no problem if you can’t make it on time, just be forewarned, that we will terminate the meeting at 1pm, no later 😉
Also, we would like some input on what times and days are the best for the majority interested. A few members said that they might be interested in evenings; Hilary is willing to host the meetings if there’s sign of interest (6:30/7-10:30/11).   

Looking forward to a crafty morning!