A Social Organization for Alumnae Mothers

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." -Cardinal Merlillod

Our organization, Loving Alumnae Mothers of Presentation (LAMP) is dedicated to carrying on the tradition of "Not Words, But Deeds" motto of Presentation High School by providing social, spiritual and service activities to mutually benefit its members and the Presentation community. LAMP continues the friendships established at Presentation and lights the path for future generations of Pres moms.

Interest Groups

Book Club

The Book Club meets the last Thursday of every other month. A selection list of approximately twenty books is complied from The New York Times Best Seller List, The San Jose Mercury News Best Seller List, Barnes and Noble web site and input from the group. Each member chooses their top 3 and the book with the most choices is the one selected as the next read.

Books we have read so far include:

  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  • With you and Without You by Deborah Wolfe
  • Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • The Thirteen Tale byDiane Setterfield,
  • The Scenic Route by Binnie Kirshenbaum.
  • One Week in December by Holly Chamberlin
  • Shakedown by Andie Ryan

We have enjoyed evenings of thoughtful discussions, food, wine and good company. Check the calendar for dates and times.

Mary Ann Ramirez

Crafts Group

The craft group has enjoyed making a variety of crafts. We've learned to knit, made Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, designed Christmas gift tags, and made Origami scrapbooks, to name a few. No experience is needed and a good time and laughs are guaranteed. Check the calendar for dates and times.

Crafts we have made include:

  • Knitting on a "Knifty Kniter"
  • Christmas Gift Tags
  • Iris Folding
  • Origami Scrapbooks
  • Desk in a box
  • Old Fashion Valentine Cards
  • Party Favor boxes for Holidays and favors
  • Making Chocolate Truffles

Sue Pershon

Hiking Club

The hiking group goes on local walks and hikes in the Bay Area. The Los Gatos trail and Almaden trails are two of the areas this group has explored. Check the calendar for dates and times.

Charlene Murray

Movies and Theater-Goers

The movie group meets once a month to see the latest releases of what we like to refer to as "chick flicks". These are the movies our husbands don't usually want to see! Also, depending on the time of the year, we will be attending plays at Presentation High School,listen to a female speaker in downtown San Jose at the Unique Lives series or see a seasonal performance that is directed toward women. Check the calendar for dates and times.

Sue Butler

Social Activities

This group meets once per month to plan a variety of activities for the group. Previous activities have included a tour of Harley Farms, Heath Ceramics, Annieglass, the Golden Gate Bridge, Elephant Seals, Lula’s Chocolates, various gallery exhibits etc.

Mari Donnelly


Membership is open to all mothers, stepmothers and guardians of Presentation alumnae who do not have a daughter currently attending Presentation High School. The annual membership fee is $25. The membership period is August 1 – July 31. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Chair:

Marge Scheitrum
LAMP Membership Chair
2957 Faircliff Court
San Jose, CA 95125
(Melissa Scheitrum Choi - Class of 2004)

Steering Committee

Click here for a list of our steering committee members, as well as contact information for our interest group leaders.

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