THE BLOOMIN’ NEWS
A wonderful time was had by the 23 or so who attended the May meeting at Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento and the lunch following at Joe’s Crab Shack. Sorry that more of you could not attend. Many thanks to Marilyn Brown for organizing this event.
The meeting on June 5th will be at Mira Flores Winery in Pollock Pines and we will have guest speakers, Leslie Roy and Michelle Murphy from the Boys and Girls Club here at SierraRidgeMiddle School, an organization that we contribute to each year. When I talked to her recently and asked just what the B and G club does, I was amazed and also very surprised by their activities and thought that the membership should know about them. So it should be a good meeting and a chance to find out how our donations are spent. So come on out for a local meeting and maybe even a chance to taste some great wine…..
I hope that those of you who have “box tops” will bring them to the June meeting. I will be collecting them and take them to the school before summer break.
Also, (stop asking for money Donna) a reminder that if you have not already given to Penney for Pines, we can accept your check or cash at the June meeting and save you postage. Now that’s a deal!!!
Upcoming events: May 18th Rotary Flea Market, where the Craft Team will have a booth and also our raffle baskets will be on display. June 7th is Wagon Train Day here in Pollock Pines a BIG HOO HAA day in our town. A very fun day for the grand kids and for all the young at heart. Real horses, real riders and a real pancake breakfast. And much more.
Mary Bourn and company (Sue Granno and Susan Nelson) have put mucho effort into organizing the Spring Fling Tea. At this writing we have about 95 ladies who will attend. So see you all there on May 23rd.
Donna Morrison, President
“One more thing”
I forgot to include Merle Neil as one of Mary Bourn’s assistants in selling Raffle tickets for the Spring Tea.
Also, the Umpqua Bank in Pollock is having a Volunteer Expo at the bank parking lot on Friday, June 7th, from 5-7PM. The DGC will have a booth there manned by the Membership team June DeVille and Jeri Hartman with brochures about our club AND Raffle tickets will be sold there for our July 4th basket by the Fundraising team.
MINUTES for May 1, 2013
We gathered at Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento at 10:30 a.m. Our docent for the tour was Steve Beck, who was outstanding. He gave us not only information on the history of Sutter’s Fort and Captain Sutter, but also on general California history. He handed out a California state map and California history brochure to those who wanted one. He explained the fort was built in 1840 and reconstructed in 1890. It was never actually a fort, but rather, a trading post, and consisted of roughly the equivalent to 75 square miles, from the ConsumnesRiver to Redding. Docent Steve recommended reading 60 Years in California by William Heath Davis for a “good read” on California history dating from the Gold Rush. The third Saturday of each month is devoted to community programs at the fort. On May 18 there will be a celebration called ‘A Community of Diversification’ at the fort.
We held the business portion of our meeting in the fort’s Distillery upon the completion of Docent Steve’s presentation.
President Donna called the meeting to order. Marilyn Brown brought a guest, Sherry. Also attending for the first time was new member, Nanette Lewis. The Minutes were approved as printed in the Bloomin’ News. Donna reported the Treasurer’s Report for absent Pat Schoggins. Our bank balance is $6,055.22.
Program Committee: Becky reported our next meeting is at Mira Flores at 10:30 a.m. on June 5. Lunch will be catered and cost $15.00. Checks need to be sent to Merle. We will have a speaker from the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, to whom we have donated money.
Sunshine Committee: May’s Birthday Lunch will be held at the New Haven in Pollock Pines at 11:30. Celebrants are Judy Jenkins, Sandra Morgan, Patty Noble, Amy Rath, Leslie Sinclair and Jo Ann Striegel. Happy Birthday!
Membership Committee: Nothing new to report.
Craft Team: Nothing new to report.
Garden Team: The garden beds at the Community Center have been prepared for planting. HELPERS NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING: (1) Monday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. – Daffodil Hill cleanup. (2) On-going throughout the summer – watering the garden at the Community Center, which will only take about 20 minutes once a week. (3) Post Office cleanup, date to be determined. Please contact Leslie Sinclair and let her know you can help!
Fundraising Team: The deadline to purchase tickets ($25) to the Tea (Thursday, May 23), is May 10. So far there are over 50 attendees to the Tea which will be held at the Smith Flat House in Placerville on their patio. The menu will be distributed to members by email. No host bar drinks will be available for your cash purchase. A Fashion Show by Off Broadway will be featured. A Decorated Hat contest will be held, with a cash prize of $50! Raffle tickets for the beautiful Garden and Spa Baskets will be sold at the Rotary Flea Market on Saturday, May 18, at six tickets for $5.00.
After the meeting was adjourned, members continued with a self-guided tour of Sutter’s Fort. At 12:30 we met for lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack in Sacramento on the river waterfront. Delicious!
Vicki Doyle, V.P.
The June Garden Club Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 11:30 a.m. at The Mandarin Chinese Restaurant, 6530 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. We will be given separate checks. Bunny Minkin is your June Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please RSVP to Bunny at
June Birthday Celebrants are:
June DeVille – June 10th
Virginia Bane – June 14
Marilyn Brown – June 23
I hope the weather is warm and I hope to see you at the Mandarin.
Sunshine Team Leader
DearGarden Club Members:
Virginia Bane had a successful surgery on Monday, April 15th to help with circulation to her heart. Virginia is doing well after the surgery.
She will be in the hospital for five days. Virginia is at UCD (University of California Davis Hospital) in Sacramento.I am sure Virginia would love to receive get well cards and notes from friends in the Garden Club. Virginia’s address is: 6713 Topaz Drive, Pollock Pines, CA 95726.
Sunshine Team Leader
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Fund Raising Committee
Ladies, I can’t believe we are so close to our Spring Fling Tea.
The response from all our members and their invited guests has been wonderful.
Just some housekeeping before the event:
This event will have assigned seating at the tables. We will contact the “Hosts” of each table to reconfirm you and your member/ guests.
Members please wear your DGC name tags. It is a nice way to show our clubs support as guests will have name tags.
We will be selling Raffle tickets on the day of the event and if you have invited guests who will be buying Raffle Tickets please remind them to bring “Self Address Labels” that stick on the back of the tickets, it cuts down on all the writing on the tickets.
We have sent out e- mails with the choices of Wine and Mimosa’s and the prices that each are. If you could remind your guests to bring “Cash” it is much easier to deal with at the bar. We also encourage “Car Pooling” . We are looking forward to a Fun and Fab Day with so many ladies . Our number is around 112 people so far. We will be having an article in the Mountain Democrat that may entice some more people.
We want to Thank each and every member who reached out to their friends and families to make this a most promising Fund Raiser for our DGC
The Fund Raising Team
Ladies, just a reminder if you are planning on attending the Tea and have not sent in your check now is the time to do so. We are setting up tables and want to accommodate you and any guests you have invited. Please make checks payable to DGC and mail into PO Box 1074 Pollock Pines
95726. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e- mail me.
Mebourn@gmail.com or call me 530- 644-4832.
FOR THOSE ATTENDING – A REMINDER
FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING – A LITTLE INSIGHT TO WHAT YOU ARE MISSING!
Which we all know is “Tea Month”
Here is the menu for our lovely
Small Garden Salad
Scones: Traditional and Berry
Served with Clotted Cream and
Assorted Tea Sandwiches on white and wheat bread
Cucumber with water cress
and cream cheese
Short Bread Cookie with
Lemon Curd and fresh Berry
We will also be served a selection of teas which will include:
Lavender Cherry Blossom
Our “No Host Bar” will be serving
Pinot Grigio $7.00
This will be a cash bar so please bring what you will need.
We have ordered OUTSTANDING WEATHER. For the day and it should be a fun filled event.
Remember we are doing a cash prize for the “Hat Contest” so if you have not started thinking about a Hat, now is the time.
Looking forward to seeing you all there
The Fund Raising Team
Spring has sprung and our projects are in full swing. Unfortunately, I seem to have the uncanny ability to choose dates on which we get rained out. So here is the latest schedule which is also subject to change. Always watch for the updated E-mails or give me or Sylvia a call.
Thursday, May 16th – 10:00 a.m. Daffodil Hill – Light Trimming, weeding and clean-up
Pollock Pines Library – Date and time pending – TBA
Tuesday, May 28th – 10:00 a.m. Riebes Auto Store (Planter Box) We need team members who are willing and able to do weeding and planting.
Saturday, June 1st – 9:30 a.m.PinewoodSchool. Call Pat Schoggins for details.
Friday, July 12th – 9:00 a.m. Daffodil Hill Major clean-up and prep for fall planting.
Special recognition goes out to Tom and Nancy Schulz and to Mike Johnson for cleaning up and planting flowers that they donated out of their own pockets at the SlyPark entrance last month. thank you so much.
Also, we are all so happy that Cindy Stettler has taken over the care and landscaping maintenance of the LosHermanosPlaza. She met with Marilyn Johnson and myself recently to ask for advice on the weed eating of Daffodil Hill so that she did not cut back any plants or bulbs that we would want left alone. We are so grateful to have her on our team!
See you all at the Spring Tea.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO MEMBERS IN THE GARDEN GROUP!
Just to let you know of the work that was done at the lake entrance on Tuesday April 16. Nancy, Tom, and Marilyn Johnson’s husband, Mike, cleaned the area and weeded, mulched and replanted the beds. They have revisited the area several times to remind the gate staff about watering. There is a bed distant from the gate which is hard to keep watered. Tom worked out an informal agreement with Cheri Jaggers, EID, that their son, Peter (who lives across the street from the Lake) will check on the watering and will plant herbs in this particular bed for the locals and the EID park staff. The plants they bought (about $40 worth) was an “in kind” contribution to the Club.
JUST A REMINDER
DearGarden Club Members:
Now that the weather is warm and wonderful and I am sure you are out in the garden a lot, please be aware that the “meat bees” are out also. From a reliable source I found out that they are worse than last year and earlier than last year. I called my pest guy today and he cannot come here until NEXT THURSDAY, he is getting 3-4 calls a day. So be very careful when digging in the garden, they live in holes in the shade and are hard to spot sometimes. We have them again this year in the eaves on our roof on our deck…exactly where they were last year. These bees eat road kill and if they sting you it most certainly will result in a trip to the physician to get an antibiotic or two. So beware and good luck.
2120 Four Springs Trail
Off Sly Park Road, Placerville
½ mile north of Pleasant Valley Market
11:00 Speakers from Boys & Girls Club
12:00 Box Lunch by ALLEZ! $15.00 *
Non refundable * Or bring your own lunch
ALLEZ! Will supply sandwich, salad, Brie cheese, cookie & fruit tart.
Menu: Sandwich choices
(1) Tri-Tip, Dijon mustard with caramelized onions
(2) Chicken Apple Wood Bacon, Caesar dressing, tomato & lettuce
(3) Vegetarian, roast vegetables, French Feta, vinaigrette & aioli
(4) Potato green bean salad
(5) Mediterranean salad
Please indicate your choices of sandwich and salad by number
Mail to: Merle Neil, 4547 Sierra Springs Drive, Pollock Pines 95726
Include your menu choices by number and your check made out to
Dogwood Garden Club no later than May 31st
Pollock Pines Friends of the Library is having a $5-per-bag used book sale in the library foyer, between May 14-23, during regular library hours (Tues. from 12-7 and Wed./Thu. from 10-5). There will be hundreds of books for sale. For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit the library.
A Note From Sandra
I cannot begin to thank you enough for the beautiful cards, emails, thoughtful calls, hospital visits and prayers through this difficult journey. With the kindness and support of family and friends like yourselves it has been comforting to know how much we are loved and cared for.
A Memorial Service for Bob is scheduled for Monday, May 20th @ 11am at PollockPinesCommunityChurch. To honor Bob’s memory you are invited to bring your classic cars. I know it would bring him so much JOY.
For all of you that have expressed an interest to provide food please call Sherry Leonesio @ 647-9610.
A note from Barbara
DearGarden Club Members,
I want to thank one and all of you for all of your kind thoughts and well wishes.
I will be home soon and am looking forward to being part of the Garden Club again.
So many of you went out of your way with notes and letters.