THE BLOOMIN’ NEWS
Sure hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we are having. A little rain and thunder the other day, but at least the pollen is gone bye bye. And good riddance I say for that. Hard to believe that almost half of the year is gone, but its true. We have accomplished quite a lot this year and last. A very successful Spring Tea, new members have joined our group, daffodil hill looked really beautiful this year and continues to produce more flowers after the daffodils are gone. The library clean up went well and the community garden is producing veggies for the folks that really need them. The craft ladies are happy and enjoying their creations (and selling them). Our program folks have planned some interesting places for us to have our meetings. Fundraising is doing its thing and getting ready for a BIG event on the 4th of July.
I wanted you all to know that so far this year we have given $204.00 to our single mom. This money was for auto parts from our local auto store. She had told me that keeping her car running was the most important need that she had, and so we can feel good about helping her with that.
For those of you who were not at the last meeting to hear Leslie Roy of the Boys and Girls Club speak to us, you really missed out. She was wonderful and told us about what they do and how we can help.
We have given them a donation for the past several years. What we can do in addition is look around for art supplies that we may have at home, so crayons, paint, paper, pens stuff like that. I will bring a box to the next meeting and we can collect items. No need to purchase anything, just whatever you have around. I have asked her to let me know what else they could use like fabric, yarn or stuff for their garden. When I hear back I will let you know. Of course, school is out now but we can give our collection to her in August when school opens.
Have a safe summer and watch out for the flat landers who drive too fast.
Chicken – Adobo marinated, then grilled
Steak – Adobo marinated, then grilled
Carnitas – Braised and shredded pork
Barbacoa – Braised and shredded beef
Vegetarian – Vegetarian black beans and guacamole
All burritos made with Cilantro-lime white rice, Vegetarian black beans, Mild fresh tomato salsa, Cheese
All burritos come with Chips and salsa/guacamole (one bag of chips and one side of sour cream for every two burritos)
BURRITOS AND BOWLS
Cilantro-lime rice, vegetarian black beans or pinto beans *(cooked with bacon), meat, salsa and cheese or sour cream. Served in a flour tortilla or in
Three crispy corn, soft corn or soft flour tortillas with meat, salsa, sour cream or cheese, and lettuce.
Chopped romaine lettuce with choice of beans, meat, salsa and cheese. Served with freshly made chipotle-honey vinaigrette.
Chips & Guacamole – $3.15
Chips & Salsa – $1.75
Guacamole – $1.90
Chips – $1.25
Bottled Drinks – $2.25/$2.50
Soda – $1.60/$1.90
Prices start at $6..25 – If we have 6 or more members we will get a discounted price.
July Birthday Celebrants are:
Teri Munyon – July 4th
Barbara Thomas – July 6th
Judy Jackson – July 7th
Judy Cooper – July 8th
Judi Belt – July 13th
Sue Granno – July 20th
Diane Rake – July 23rd
Carole McNamara – July 27th
Sunshine Team Leader
UPDATED PROGRAM REPORT
Team member: Becky M
|Pizza Factory, prepaid pizza, salads, bevvies|
|August 7:Team member: Billie Jordan||Fifty Grand. Billie will collect $ in advance, cks payable to DGC. Billie to work with restaurant on menu/pricing and
|September 4:Team member: Jeri Hartman||WoodsLake, bag lunch on your own|
|October 2Team member: Ginger DeGregory
|Sac. Governors’ Mansion, followed by lunch, if possible, at CasaGardens. Docent “Governors Wives” at the mansion.|
|November 6:Team member: Billie Jordan||Elections and lunch at Crystal Basin Bistro in Camino.|
|December 4:Team member: Judy Jenkins
|Christmas lunch, Wedgewood (aka Sequoia). Toy drive, $ collection for teen gifts, no ornament or gift exchange.|
Submitted by Becky McIntyre
We had initially planned to go to Folsom Gardens (Consumes River Gardens) for our September meeting; however, construction has been going slowly and they haven’t begun planting. Therefore, we’ll postpone that trip for another time.
Instead, our September meeting will be held at Woods Lake. It is an hour from Pollock Pines via Mormon Emigrant Trail. We can each pack a picnic lunch and beverage along with a comfy lawn chair to sit near the lake. There are large picnic tables but they are not grouped together; we’ll gather around one of the tables with our lawn chairs for the meeting portion. The parking area is very close to the lake and it is level ground to the lake, picnic area and bathroom.
There is a $5 fee per car that can be paid after you park.
There should still be wildflowers in abundance since they have a very late spring at 8200 feet elevation. I’ve been there towards the end of August and the wildflowers were beautiful. The area is stunning, so bring your camera. If you are able, you can hike around the lake as well. We can plan to carpool from the CVS parking lot. More information will follow. In the event of rain, we plan to have lunch at the Sportsman’s Hall.
Programs Team Member
FUND RAISING TEAM
Fund Raising Team:
The Spring Fling Fund Raiser was quite the sucess thanks to our DGC members participation in all phases of this event. Many of you invited friends to fill your tables and many of you bought and sold raffle tickets for the Garden and Spa baskets. Many thanks to DGCmembers who donated cash to help supply some of the items for both the Baskets The Craft team also raised money to add to the overall total to date for Fund Raising.Thanks to Tom Schulz who donated to the fund from the sale of his Whimsey Sticks that we sold at Wagon Train Days. Our total to date is $ 2,788.00 ( this does not include what was done at Wagon Train Days)
Fund Raising continues as DGC will have a Raffle Prize at the 4th of July event with the theme of “All this fun in your own back yard.” Our Raffle Prize will be a Gas Grill(donated by Home Depot) Picnic Table (donated by Fudge Factory Farms). We also will have a cooler filled with assorted BBQ items , games and gift certificates. This is quite a nice prize and we will be selling tickets at various locations in PP. You can purchase tickets at
Ship Shape. The tickets are 6 for $5.00. We look forward to a great day on the 4th in our Community. Thanks for all your support.
The Fund Raising Team
Hey Ladies, Have you looked in your closets and or garages for backyard games? If you have anything I can add to the BBQ raffle prize for the 4th please drop it off at Ship Shape in PP, or call me 530- 644-4832.
I would like to finish up this Raffle prize soon. Ok , I know
What it is like to venture into that “closet” but the best part is once you do it you clean it out.
GARDEN TEAM REPORT
By Leslie Sinclair
We’ve had a very active May and June so far. Pat Scoggins
organized the clean up and planting in the courtyard at Pine Wood School.
Our light clean up at Daffodil Hill went very well. We were
so pleased to see Sandra Morgan who showed up to help. She seems to be doing
very well. Thanks also to Donna Morrison, Anne Mintmeier, and especially Louise
Furden who started at 8:30 a.m. and kept going through the 11:30 a.m. quitting
We also just finished a major clearing of rocks and beds of
hypericum for the new outdoor children’s reading area at our local library.
Chris, the librarian, both directed and worked with us while Pat, Donna, Tami
cleared the area. Pat also did a major clean up and leaf blowing in the library
parking lot. We managed to finish just before the lightning , thunder, and rain
began…. Guess I haven’t lost my touch of scheduling our project on rainy days!
Our next big project will be on Saturday, July 12, when we
will have help from at least 12 teenagers, referred by Jeanne Harper, who will
be divided into two groups: six at the community garden and six at Daffodil
All for now,
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
The Dogwood Garden Club is a non-profit organization established in 1961, and registered in El Dorado County, California, for the purpose of promoting local interest in gardening, the beautification of Pollock Pines, and supporting the establishment and continuance of the Pollock Pines Library. We contribute to local charities, schools, youth groups, service organizations and the El Dorado County Pennies for Pines Program.
Donna Morrison, President Vicki Doyle, Vice-President
Judy Jenkins, Secretary Pat Schoggins, Treasurer
2013 TEAM LEADERS
June Short, Communications; Mary Bourn, Parliamentarian & Fund Raising; Pat Schoggins & Vickie Doyle, Decorations; Becky McIntyre, Programs; Leslie Sinclair & Sylvia Hamblin, Gardening; Sandy Wilson, Publishing; Tom Schulz & Sue Granno, Historians; Janet Sullivan, Sunshine; Choral Engstrom & Judi Belt, Hospitality Events, Mary Bourn & Merle Neil, Special Events; June DeVille & Mary Hartman, Membership; Becky McIntyre, Webmaster