For our first meeting of the year, we had a WONDERFUL soup/salad potluck with delicious breads and desserts; there were over 40 Members in attendance! Thank you to those that contributed to the potluck. If you didn’t get a chance this time to contribute, there will be at least one more time that we will have a potluck meeting.
We welcomed new member, Lisa Butler and it was nice to see Virginia Bane at our meeting again since recouping from an injury last year.
We will have a fundraising luncheon that will benefit the Pollock Pines-Camino Fire Safe Council – so SAVE THE DATE!
Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 11:30 – 3:30
Place: Smith Flat House
Ticket Price: $30 ($5 less than last year’s cost)
Menu: Appetizers: Pizzas and stuffed mushrooms, served during social time
Main Course: Entrée size salad, choice of steak, chicken, salmon or vegetarian, delivered to table
Dessert: Fruit with cake or cobbler, something with fresh berries
A signup sheet for table hosts will be available at the March meeting. More information will be coming soon.
I am looking forward to an exciting year!
Maureen welcomed Virginia Bane who had been recuperating from an injury and introduced new member Lisa Butler. Approval of November 2014 minutes were motioned by Janet, seconded by Ann and approved.
DGC received a commendation from the Marine Corp Reserves for our generous contributions to the Toys for Tots campaign 2014.
Norma gave a summary results of the survey distributed at the end of last year. Almost 1/3 of the members returned their surveys – good! Generally speaking:
1. Most wanted to continue supporting the library and the Boys and Girls club 2. Almost everyone wanted to participate in programs outside of PP. Most about half the time. 3. Half respondents were interested in field trips to places like Napa, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, gardens, cemeteries, museums and mansions. 4. About half the people are willing to participate in raffle baskets. Or purchase craft items from the crafts team. 5. 2/3 participate in birthday lunches. Some were willing to change the date or make only 4 times/year. 6. All but 2 participated in club teams. Most suggestions noted how well the teams are functioning now. 7. Ideas for 2015 – more speakers, demonstrations, etc., more wineries. More time getting to know club members. 8. Additional comments – many commented on how happy they were Maureen is now our President!
New Business: We now have access to a credit card “square” so payments and donations made using a debit or credit card go directly into the DGC bank account. Maureen has details. Library introduction by Maureen: DGC bylaws specifically state that one of our missions is to support the Pollock Pines library. Most Friends of the Library board are also DGC members including Marilyn J. Pres, Pat S. VP, Anne M. VP membership, Maureen Treasurer. Mary Ellen is the non-DGC board member. Maureen found out from the EDC Library corp president that the board isn’t limited in number of members. Mary B and Sylvia H have been added to the board. Maureen has initiated a DGC Library team headed by Sylvia to serve as liaison between DGC and the Friends of the Library. Anne gave a presentation to encourage DGC members to become Friends of the Library members. Cost is $10 for a single person and $20 for families. She provided a list of activities and items the funds were being raised for. Sylvia discussed the cleaning of the small storage room next to the library. Over 1,000 books were removed to be distributed to thrift shops, prisons and maybe nursing homes. Some will be sold in the library’s foyer. Some books were brought here for people to take with them for a donation – or not. FOL members get membership pins.
Next month we will be meeting at the Historic Cary House in Placerville. Ginger D. is coordinating. A program put on by the staff at the HCH will include an historical presentation and singing. Lunch will be afterwards and on your own. Suggested restaurants included Farm to Fork and California Kitchen.
Birthday cards by Lorraine. Lorraine is coming up with some pretty spectacular birthday/anniversary cards for members. Bravo to her and her daughter!
Sunshine Team – Janet. Birthday lunches will stay the 2nd Wednesday each month. Team choice! The next lunch will be at the Romanos Macaroni Grill on East Bidwell. Kat A. is hosting. If you intend to participate, RSVP to her. Jan T. had hip surgery at Mercy Hospital in Folsom. Bravo to Janet for her super job with Sunshine Team
No community garden this year. Concern about the water situation for this summer. Per Tom S. Girl Scouts are looking for projects to do.
Raffle – Teresa B. made a really cute basket to be raffled off. She sold $107 worth of tickets. The lucky winner was Donna Folts!
Treasurer’s Report – Teresa B. reported a bank balance of $2416.
Meeting adjourned at 12:30. Respectfully submitted by Norma Ray Secretary
MARCH 4 DGC Meeting
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the historic Cary House Hotel located at 300 Main Street, in downtown Placerville. We will learn about the famous and infamous who have stayed at the Cary House since 1857. We will start our meeting at 10:00 am with an exciting Power Point program by multi talented Josh Thart. Plan to meet at the CVS parking lot at 9:30 if you would like to carpool. There are several parking lots near the Cary House. Parking is free for the first 2 hours and a dollar an hour after that. Parking machines are located in the various parking lots and take either a credit card or cash. If you plan to stay and go shopping or have lunch, there are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the Cary House
MARCH 11 Birthday Luncheon
The Garden Club March Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at 11:30 a.m. at The Forester Restaurant, 4110 Carson Road, Camino. We will be given separate checks. The Forester menu is extensive and includes salad, soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Bunny Minkin is your March Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please RSVP to Bunny if you plan to attend. Consult your Garden Club Roster for Bunny’s phone number and email address. It is important to RSVP to the hostess so that she can inform the restaurant of how many people to expect.
March Birthday Celebrants are:
Susan Nelson – March 13th Janet Sullivan – March 28th Lorraine Mumm – March 29
January DGC Anniversaries
Teresa Burroughs 1yr
Donna Folts 4 yrs
Jeanne Harper 6 yrs
Teri Munyon 4yrs
Tom Schulz 4 yrs
Nancy Schulz 4 yrs
Jo Ann Strigel 20 yrs
February DGC Anniversaries
Sandy Adams 14 yrs
Judy Cooper 3 yrs
Janet Deines 14 yrs
Sylvia Hamblin 3yrs
Bunny Minkin 19 yrs
Sandra Wilson 11 yr
Program TeamOur next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the historic Cary House Hotel located at 300 Main Street, in downtown Placerville. We will learn about the famous and infamous who have stayed at the Cary House since 1857. We will start our meeting at 10:00 am with an exciting Power Point program by multi talented Josh Thart. Plan to meet at the CVS parking lot at 9:15 if you would like to carpool. There are several parking lots near the Cary House. Parking is free for the first 2 hours and a dollar an hour after that. Parking machines are located in the various parking lots and take either a credit card or cash. If you plan to stay and go shopping or have lunch, there are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the Cary House. Here are a few:
Bricks – 482 Main Street
Buttercup Pantry -222 Main Street
Carrow’s – 209 Main Street
Cascada – 384 Main Street
Heyday Café – 325 Main Street
The Farm Table – 311 Main
Street Sweetie Pies – 577 Main Street (about a 7 minute walk from the Cary House)
Save the date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, for a docent led tour of the Crocker Art Museum special exhibit Toulouse-Lautrec. Our tour will start at 11:00 and we should plan to arrive by 10:45 am. Lunch will be at the historic Firehouse on the patio at 12:30. More information to follow.
The team met on January 29 and Pat Schoggins and Judy Cooper will be co-team leaders. The team discussed the entire year of decorating:
- Any meetings that are held in a meeting room, we will decorate for the season or holiday.
- Spring fundraising luncheon, date TBD.
- July 4th event at the PP Community Center Event.
- Christmas boughs, 11/30/15 at the PP Community Center
- Christmas Luncheon
The team met on January 29 and Pat Schoggins will be the team leader. Each garden project will have a coordinator for the projects:
- Library LORA area and library interior houseplants.
- Pinewood School Memorial Garden
- Sly Park Entrabce
- Daffodil Hill – Spring cleanup and planting
- Boys & Girls Club
Possible Fundraising Ideas
Tom Schultz suggested a White Elephant Sale. Each member will look in their home and make a list of items they think would be suitable. We would also perhaps include some potted plants for sale. Locations for a sale were discussed.