Our April meeting was held in Coloma; Members enjoyed walking through the museum and enjoying their lunch at the picnic area. Norma Ray had donated a beautiful outdoor pot with several plants for the raffle. Jeri Hartman’s guest, Julie Miller, won the raffle!There are only 20 seats left for our fundraising luncheon on June 12. If you plan on attending please contact Kay Campbell ASAP!! The DGC is one of the sponsors for PPC Fire Safe Council’s Community Fire Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 2, 11-3pm at the PP Fire Station. Norma Ray is helping with creating a display for Fire Resistance Landscape. Free Hot Dogs, Free Handouts! Come and learn how to protect your future against future wild fires……Our community is still vulnerable!I am looking forward to our May 6 meeting at Choral’s house. We will have a guest speaker from the Pollock Pines-Camino Fire Safe Council that will talk about Defensible Space.
The meeting was held in Coloma.
President Maureen Julian called the meeting to order at about 11:50 a.m.
Guests: Jeri Hartman brought a guest, Julie Miller, who recently moved to the area.
Minutes approval: Jeri and Janet Sullivan motioned and seconded approval of the March minutes.
Treasurer’s Report: According to Treasurer Teresa Burroughs, we have $2,246.13 in the checking account.
New Business: None
Crocker Art Museum Tour and Lunch at the Firehouse in Sacramento – Maureen relayed a report from Ginger DeGregory who is coordinating this event. Contact Ginger if you intend to go, even if you have already signed up. The tour is $8 cash only at the door and is separate.
June Fundraising Event – Maureen gave an update. Almost all of the 18 tables have hosts. Waiting for confirmation from Annie Tornincasa for one of the tables. Sue Granno still needs models for the fashion show. Fashions from Grapes & Ivy, Off Broadway and Ambiance. Needs 10 models. Each will model one outfit of her choice. If you are interested, please contact Sue.
Fire Preparedness Day – May 2nd 11:00 – 3:00. Will take place Pollock Pines Fire Station on Pony Express. Event is to educate the community about things to do to make homes more fire resistant.
July 4th Celebration – Reported by Mary Bourn. Joyce Harris and Mary are co-chairing the 4th of July celebration at the Community Center after the parade. This is a free event – no charge for booths, no entry charge. The purpose is to give non-profits an opportunity to raise money for their programs. DGC and Friends of the Library are working together to have a book and bake sale. FOL will have bags of books for $5 each. DGC will provide baked goods. Looking for cookies, brownies, cake-cicles and other things that can be bagged up and sold in individual servings so people can eat them as they walk around. Janet Sullivan and Judy Jackson are coordinating the baked goods portion of the program. Contact one of them for more information. There will also be a Bingo/Spaghetti feed on Sunday afternoon, April 19th at the Community Center to help the Center raise money for a bounce house for the 4th of July event. $10. Contact Mary or Joyce for more information about this event.
Team Reports:Library Team: Pat Schoggins gave the report. The Friends of the Library is having a book sale and membership drive on May 22nd at Safeway (off to the side near the recycle area).
Program Team: Norma Ray and Jeri Hartman gave the report. Norma made arrangements for the meeting in Coloma at the Museum. She also provided the raffle prize of a barrel with 2 blueberry plants and an azalea.
May Meeting: The May meeting will be hosted by Choral Engstrom at her house. We will have someone coming from the Fire Safe Council give a presentation to the group. Choral will be sending out information about that meeting in the near future. The June meeting will be at the Lily Farm.
Sunshine Team: Janet Sullivan. The next birthday lunch will be at the Mandarin Chinese Restaurant in Pollock Pines. Janet is hosting. Janet will send an e-mail with more details.
Decorating Team: Pat Schoggins. The team will provide decorations as needed for the June Fundraising lunch.
Garden Team: Pat Schoggins.
- Maintenance of the Library area is on-going. Anne Mintmier will be covering the month of April. Jayne Loughry and Pat continue to keep the parking area clean. Thanks to Sylvia Hamblin and Leslie Sinclair for the February/March cleanup.
- Daffodil Hill – Looking good. Irises are blooming as the daffodils begin to fade a bit.
- Becky coordinated Pinewood school clean-up last Monday, March 30th. She was joined by Pat, Jane and Marilyn Johnson.
- The Sly Park work party was successful. Tom and Nancy were joined by Nanette and Peter Shultz.
Raffle: Julie Miller, our guest, was the big winner! Congratulations Julie
Maureen adjourned the meeting at 12:14.
Submitted by Norma Ray
May 6 meeting will be at Choral Engstrom’s house in Camino. The meeting will start at 10:30. There will be a guest speaker from the Pollock Pines-Camino Fire Safe Council that will speak about defebsible space for your home. You can either pre-order lunch or bring your own.
The May Garden Club Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 11:30 a.m. at The Olive Garden Restaurant, 2485 Iron Point Road, Folsom. We will be given separate checks. The Olive Garden has an extensive and very reasonably priced menu. Just think of that delicious salad those soft, warm bread sticks and piping hot soups. Louise Furden is your May Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please RSVP to Louise if you plan to attend so that she can let the restaurant staff know how many people to expect. Please check your Garden Club roster for Louise’s phone number and email address.
May Birthday Celebrants are:
Sandra Morgan – May 2
Patty Noble – May 7
Judy Jenkins – May 8
Jayne Loughry – May 8
Georgina (Bea) Yant – May 12
Leslie Sinclair – May 20
Amy Rath – May 23
Jo-Ann Hall – May 30
Please join us for a delicious lunch and good company.
Gardening Team: Pinewood School Memory Garden was cleaned up and new mulch applied. Nancy and Tom Schultz along with their son Peter and Nanette Lewis cleaned up and planted the Sly Park entrance. The library continues to be cleaned up through out each month which has really worked out well. Our next endeavor will be cutting back the Daffodil’s and Iris sometime this summer and then planting in the fall. Marilyn Johnson will head this up.
Decorating Team: We will be doing some decorating at the fundraiser luncheon. We estimate about 15 tables total with only 6 or so needing some decorations. The remainder will be table scaped by the host and guests.
Library Team Library Team is looking for 3 more volunteers for our May 22 book sale/membership drive in front of Safeway. Shift hours are 9:30-12 and 12-2:30. We need additional help for both shifts. 1 more for a.m. and 2 more on afternoon.