“RAIN DROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD”
I was happy to see so many of our membership at our first meeting of the year! I also LOVED our VEEP Doris Morley’s “MIX IT UP” seating idea. We are such a large, lively, and interesting group of members why not branch out and get to know others. Hopefully this trend will continue during the year.
The Sportsman’s Hall was a very welcoming venue, with delicious food, and great service. Thank You Amy Shim for your efforts.
Our teams have met or will be meeting soon to discuss their various projects for the coming year. The membership renewal form was the place each of us marked off which teams we were interested in participating in. Please refer to the 2014 Roster to see where you landed up.
IF you signed up for a team and have changed your plans please let the appropriate Team Leader know of your change. The scope of the team’s members often determines the projects that are realistic for that team.
I look forward to a FUN and diverse year with our DGC club.
Please feel free to contact myself or any other Board Member with questions you may have.
SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY MAY 23rd!
@ SMITH FLAT HOUSE, PLACERVILLE, CA
DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB AND FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OF POLLOCK PINES/CAMINO
FUNDRAISER FOR L.O.R.A. PROJECT LIBRARY OUTDOORS READING AREA
MORE INFORMATION TO COME
FEBRUARY MEETING MINUTES
February 5, 2014
President, Mary Bourn, called meeting to order at 10:30 am. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Vice-President, Doris Morely.
The minutes from the November meeting were approved by Anne Tornincasa and seconded by Tami Lee.
Guests were introduced as Norma Ray by Mary Simpson; Jayne Loughry by Pat Schoggins; Elaine Carpenter by Kathryn Anderson; and Teresa Bourrough by Mary Bourn.
Doris explained today’s “mix-it-up” seating as a way to get to know and reacquaint us with all of our members.
TREASURERS REPORT: Maureen Julian reported the bank account at $3,334.
SUNSHINE – Janet Sullivan announced the birthday lunch will be held at 11:30 on Feb.12th, at the Cascada Restaurant, Placerville hostess for the luncheon will be Kathryn Anderson. She also announced that Ginger DeGregory is now at home recovering from her knee surgery and is doing well. She welcomes cards and calls.
PROGRAMS – Donna Morrison reported that the March 5, meeting will be AT THE Crystal Basin Bistro in Camino starting at 10:30 sharp. Lunch will be $13.50 all-inclusive except for wine your check needs to be mailed by 2/25 to Donna. Menu selections will be in a separate email and in the Newsletter. After lunch a wine cellar tour will be offered.
CRAFTS – Nanette Lewis said the Team held its first meeting coming up with some great ideas. This year the Team will meet at members’ houses every other month
With crafts targeted for personal use. Everyone is invited to participate.
FUNDRAISING – Mary Bourn said Fundraising will have a new look, focusing on 3 main groups: Pollock Pines Library (LORA Project) LORA stands for Library Outdoor Reading Area; Boys & Girls Club and the Pollock Pines Camino Community Center. Example would be the Spring Tea as a fundraiser for the Library possibly incorporating a Tablescapes theme and all fundraisers would partner with other groups to ensure greater attendance and success.
OTHER BUSINESS: Mary read a letter from the Community Center thanking the Club for the clean up and improvements performed on the Martin Luther King Service Day. Jeanne Harper presented a plaque to Mary in recognition of service to the Boys and Girls Club.
Remember to vote daily on-line for Annabelle King as a valued volunteer, she hopes to win the coveted $5,000 prize for her favorite charity.
Janet Sullivan shared the remembrance book to be placed at the library in honor of Jeanie Redmond.
Bunny Minkin suggested a new picture membership book. New member Jayne Loughry has agreed to take on that project.
Mary stated the Club still needs a Historian.
Maureen Julian is working on a webpage and Facebook page for the Club.
Meeting adjourned at 11:30.
Marilyn Johnson, Secretary.
Dogwood Garden Club March 5th 2014
Crystal Basin Bistro
3590 Carson Rd.
Be there at 10:30 sharp for our meeting. Lunch will be served at 11:30.
1. Grilled Cheese (Fontina) with Artichoke Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes.
2. Corned beer and sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard on marble rye.
3. Blackened chicken, Anaheim chili, pepper Jack cheese, chayote aioli on toasted Ciabatta.
Coffee, hot or iced tea and a chocolate plate for desert will be offered.
Total cost includes tax and gratuity $13.50. Please make your check out to DGC and mail by
February 25th to: Donna Morrison 4109 Sugar Pine Dr. Pollock Pines, Ca 95726
Following our lunch we can go next door where “Mike” will be our host. We will have the opportunity to taste some great wines and then have a guided tour of the wind cellar
Donna Morrison, Program contact for the March meeting
MARCH BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON
The March Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 12th at 11:30 a.m. at Crepe Town Café& Grill, 4064 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs. We will be given separate checks. Crepe Town Café & Grill is a very quaint restaurant with a wonderful menu, which includes not only crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, both savory and sweet but also a full breakfast, sandwiches and salads and entrees. I am confident you will enjoy Crepe Town. Darlene Grosz is your March Birthday Luncheon hostess and has done a great job arranging this restaurant for us. Janet Sullivan will be taking RSVP for those who wish to attend. Please call Janet at 530-644-3223 or email at: email@example.com.
Directions to Crepe Town Café & Grill: Take Hwy. 50 West to the Ponderosa Exit. Take a left to the traffic light. Take a left on Mother Lode Drive and you cannot miss the huge sign for Crepe town Café & Grill.
March Birthday Celebrants are:
Charlotte Taylor – March 6th
Susan Nelson – March 13th
Janet Sullivan – March 28th
Lorraine Mumm – March 29
I look forward to seeing many members at this unique restaurant.
Sunshine Team Leader
If you have any questions about the program meetings below please contact the host of that month.
Please do not call the publisher of the Bloomin News or our president.
March 15th: Crystal Basin Bistro/Winery
Donna Morrison is our host for the March meeting
April 2nd: “Farm to Fork” program at Smith Flat House
Jeanie Harper is our host. More info to come.
May 17th: Tenley Martinez of Sea Dream Lavender will
give a program on lavender at Greenstone Barn.
Call Judy Jackson if you have any questions.
MORE PROGRAMS TO FOLLOW.
DGC NEEDS AN HISTORIAN FOR 2014
We are still looking for a member or members to take up the JOY! of gathering our clubs memories for this year. DGC has over 53 years of Historian Books in our PP Library. Please take a look at our DGC shelf the next time you are in our Library it is quite interesting to see our LONG HISTORY!
This is something that can be done by a couple of members who like to Scrap Book, maybe divide the year up into 2 or 3 month sections so it could be manageable? We have a budget for this very worthwhile project. Please contact me if you are willing to do this.
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
Thank you to those members who attended our first Craft Team meeting and special thanks to Judy Cooper for opening her home to us as we planned for 2014.
Nanette Lewis volunteered to be team leader for the coming year and both Judy Cooper and Tami Lee offered to assist her.
The crafts team will meet every month and the group agreed to meet every other month to share & teach our crafts. Lorraine Mumm has offered to show us how to make rugs using wool material and Nanette is willing to demonstrate how your computer can enhance your crafting. Other crafts we want to share/learn are making lanterns from glassware and creating the pot-people we all think are darling!
We also would like to work with the Boys & Girls Club this year to share our skills with the students there.
After discussing what we could do to support the club this year we decided on the following strategy: Sell raffle tickets, create and donate items for raffle baskets (or create a basket of our own to raffle off), attend the annual tea and bring a guest, and donate craft items to sell at the Holiday Craft Bazaar. Proceeds from our table at the Bazaar would go directly to the club.
Records show the Craft Team raised $430.00 in 2013. Our first goal is to improve on this figure.
Our website has been updated with the current board and Team Leaders. All monthly meetings and birthday meetings for the year are on the calendar. Once I get the particulars of each event I will update.
For the calendar, are the other events that you would like to see on in addition to the DGC’s event, like the events at the Pollock Pines Camino Community Center? Please let me know if you have any ideas.
Our website should be a tool for our members to use; are there other things you would like to see on it?
Our page is “up and running”! This is a great place to post gardening tips, craft ideas or?
If you like volunteering in our community, please add your name to our community list. If you were part of the MLK event, you will still need to register on the community list, as there are different questions that what was on the MLK registration.