THE BLOOMIN’ NEWS
I certainly hope the everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather that we are experiencing. Lots to do outside these days and the good weather really helps to get things done.
I have a concern regarding our last meeting at the Pizza Factory….Twenty two people signed up for the meeting and lunch and paid the $9.00. HOWEVER, thirty-eight showed up, some paid for salads and some did not eat. That is not a problem, BUT everyone should be aware that they should contact the program person in charge and let them know that they will be attending and either buying lunch on their own or not eating. It is only common courtesy so that we know how many people are attending. Also please be prompt. The meetings usually start at 11 AM, and arriving late in the middle of the meeting or in the middle of a guest speaker is just plain RUDE.
We were very fortunate to have 50 teens from the Park Creek Bible Camp come last Friday to help with our Daffodil Hill clean up and at our Community Garden Plot. They were very good workers and enjoyable to have help us. Hopefully, they will come again next year.
At the August meeting at Fifty Grand Steak house we will be selling some craft items.
In early September, we will have another shed clean out, especially the hospitality items that have taken up so much space, and extra craft items that have multiplied in the shed. Funny how that happens. We will announce the date soon, so that interested members can join us.
Donna Morrison, President
DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB
Minutes, July 3, 2013
President Donna Morrison called the meeting to order at 10:33 am at the Pizza Factory in Pollock Pines .
Donna thanked Becky McIntyre for arranging today’s meeting- nice and cool.
Vicki Doyle, Vice President, led the Flag Salute.
Donna welcomed 4 new members: Brigida Ysais, Diane Knight Joan Hall and Maureen Jilian.
Sue Granno moved that the minutes, as they appeared in the Bloomin News, be approved.
Pat Schoggins, Treasurer, reported that we have $5,488.06 in the checking account and there is more to come since she is receiving checks and money today.
Janet Sullivan, Hospitality, said the July Birthday luncheon will be at The Buttercup Restaurant in Placerville on July 10 at 11:30. Please contact Janet if you plan to attend.
Becky McIntyre, Program Chairman, announced that the August 7 meeting will be at Fifty Grand Restaurant in Pollock Pines. Please send your choice and the $14 to Billie Jordan. The speaker will be from the Master Gardeners.
Becky also thanked those who worked on the Library area. The Library Book sale will be July 13.
Leslie Sinclair, Garden Team, said the new fence at the Library is a work of art. Becky’s husband built it.
Leslie said Teens from a Bible camp will help at Daffodil Hill, the CommunityGarden and The Post Office.
Tammy Lee, craft team, reported that they are not having a booth on July 4th because of the heat. Mary Bourn will be there with the 4th of July Basket. She is selling tickets today and you can buy them on the 4th throughout the events. July 17 is the Chandelier Class. Information will be sent out as to the date. The craft team brought several bird houses, jeweled bird baths, and small decorated chairs to sell at the meeting.
Mary Bourn announced that the Mother Teresa Maternity Home in Placerville has a yearly event in October where tables are decorated by the people who buy them for the event. The Garden Club had one table and she wondered if anyone else was interested. Please let her know. The Tickets are $25.
Donna showed a basket of items she gathered at her house to give us an idea of what the school needs. Please take any donations to Donnas’.
Donna reported that she had received a scam call from “social security” trying to give her a new card. Vicki Doyle got 6 or7 calls from “Publishing Clearing House” and she finally got rid of them by calling Verison.
Mike Steinbach from Edward Jones was our speaker. He told of the services he provides, introduced his administrative assistant and asked if there were any topics we were interested in. Social Security seemed to be the topic most were interested in.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:16 am, A pizza luncheon was enjoyed.
The Garden Club August Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 11:30 a.m.
at “Los Pinos Restaurant”, 3420 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park. Take the Cameron Park Exit #35, turn right. Turn right onto Palmer Drive. The restaurant is on the right. There is ample parking. We will be given separate checks. Sandy Wilson is your August Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please RSVP to Sandy at: 530-644-1550 or email Sandy at: email@example.com
August Birthday Celebrants are:
Barbara Mahach – August 5th
Mary Simpson – August 7th
Sandy Wilson – August 7th
Lynn Fischer – August 10th
Lynn Outland – August 14th
Donna Foltz – August 21st
Sylvia Hamblin – August 25th
Team member: Billie Jordan
|Fifty Grand: Billie will collect in advance. Checks payable to DogwoodGarden Club by July 28|
Team Member: Jeri Hartman
|WoodsLake. Event description follows.|
Team Member: Ginger DeGregory
Team member: Ginger DeGregory
Team member: Judy Jenkins
|SacramentoGovernorsMansion, followed by lunch, if possible, at CasaGardens. Docent Governors Wives at the mansion.
Elections and lunch at Crystal Basin Bistro in Camino
Christmas Lunch, Wedgewood (aka Sequoia) Toy drive, $ Collection for teen gifts, no ornament or gift exchange
These extra spaces courtesy of my computer. A mistake the computer decided I could keep or do this whole thing over. So bear with me – my computer’s decision to add its creative touch.
Who said we didn’t need to fear that the computers would someday rule earth. It certainly has a good start at my house.
Submitted by Becky McIntyre
Fifty Grand Steakhouse Luncheon Form
Please fill out this lunch order form and send before July 28 with a check payable to DGC to
Billie Jordan, 6324 Fairview Dr., Pollock Pines , CA 95726 No cancellations, please.
Teriyaki Chicken: ___________________________________
Chef Salad ( vegetarian choice) : _____________________________
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 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 at 9:30 a.m.. It takes one hour to arrive at Woods Lake.
Directions are: From Sly Park Rd., turn onto Mormon Immigrant Trial and continue 25 miles to the juntion of Highway 88. Turn left and continue a few miles past Silver Lake. Continue on Hwy. 88 for about 7 more miles and you will see Caples Lakes. About 2 miles past Caples Lake you will see a forestry sign that says Wood Lake on the right. Turn right into Wood Lakes and continue on to Lake parking. There is a $5 fee per car that can be paid after you park
GARDEN TEAM REPORT:
We just can’t say enough about the delightful group of teens we were lucky enough to have work with us on Friday, July 17th. Each and everyone of these youngsters demonstrated such a positive attitude and a genuine willingness to work. We were all so impressed with this great group of young teenagers who were in our area attending a Bible camp nearby. I believe that Jeannie Harper was the one who made the arrangements to have them work with us on theses community projects. Thanks, Jeannie.
Much was accomplished in three locations: The Pollock Pines Library, under the direction of Becky McIntyre, the CommunityGarden, and Daffodil Hill. Thanks to all the Garden Team members who participated and a special thanks goes to Sue Granno who,singlehanded ,.declared war on the numerous dandelions on Daffodil Hill. I am pleased to report that our own Sue was victorious, and managed to vanquish the “enemy” prior to our general clean-up on the 12th.
Our next big project will be more bulb planting on Daffodil Hill in late September or early October, depending on the weather. I will schedule a Garden Team meeting in early September.
Leslie and Sylvia-Co-Leaders
I hope you all read the email saying to beware the bees abode on Daffodil Hill should you plan on doing some gardening stuff there.
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 & Jeri Hartman, Membership; Becky McIntyre, Webmaster