What a fabulous time we had at the Historic Cary House in Placerville for our March meeting, There were 40 members that attended and we heard a wonderful presentation on the history of the Cary House. Many of us went on to have group lunches in Placerville. SAVE THE DATE- June 12 we will be our fundraising luncheon at The Historic Smith Flat House benefiting the PPC Fire Safe Council. It will be a great day with a fashion show, silent auction and yummy food and more! More information will be coming soon.
Happy Spring to you all, I know officially it isn’t here until March 20, the Vernal Equinox. All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal. March 20th, the Sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west.
Our Daffodil Hill is looking spectacular, be sure to drive by and take in the beauty of all the flowers!
DGC General meeting
The meeting was held at the Cary House in Placerville. Prior to the meeting Josh gave a very informative presentation about the history of the Cary House.
President Maureen Julian called the meeting to order at about 10:50 a.m.
There were no guests at the meeting.
Janet Sullivan and Tom Shultz motioned and seconded approval of the February minutes.
Teresa Burroughs gave the treasurer’s report. We have $2,421.71 in the checking account.
New Business: June Fundraising Event – Kay Campbell. The event will be a luncheon on June 12th beginning at 11:30 at Smith Flat House. SFH will be serving appetizers, salad main entrees and a fresh berry dessert. There will be a no host bar. Sue Granno is organizing the fashion show featuring 3 Placerville dress shops. There will be raffles and silent auction items. The price is $30 per person, $5 less than last year. Contact Kay to host a table and contact Sue if you want to model in the fashion show.
Wagon Train, June 5th – Mary Bourn and Marilyn Johnson. DGC will be partnering with Friends of the Library to staff informational booths for both organizations. Need volunteers to sit at the tables – rotating one hour each person from 9 am to 1 pm.
July 4th Celebration – After the parade, the Community Center will host a celebration featuring BBQ by chef Ken Brown, community booths, games and refreshments. DGC and FOL will have a book and bake sale like in the past. FOL will supply the books (bookmobile will be there) and DGC will supply the baked goods. The bake sale part is a fundraiser to support the DGC. Janet Sullivan and Judy Jackson volunteered to coordinate the bake sale. Many people raised their hands when asked if they would volunteer to bake something for the bake sale part of the program. If you are interested in baking, contact Janet or Judy. There will be a refrigerator available at the Community Center for items dropped off the day before.
Twilight Dance: Tom Shultz is organizing a dance at the Community Center that could turn into a regular activity. Fundraising possibility exist.
Old Business:Photo Directory – Jayne will not be able to finish the directory due to other commitments. Nanette has agreed to continue the project with the hope for a finished product by summer.
Library Team: Sylvia Hamblin, Mary Bourn and Marilyn Johnson. The library is looking better and better. There is a new children’s area. Looking for donations of club chair style chairs for adults. Library team/FOL met with the El Dorado County library folks. They were impressed with how large the meeting was – largest they’d been to in the county. There were 10 people there!
Program Team: Norma Ray and Ginger De Gregory (with help from Jeri Hartman). Thank you to Ginger for arranging the meeting at the Cary House.
Next meeting, April 1st : Norma is organizing the April meeting which will be held at the Coloma Gold Discovery site. Bring your picnic basket full of goodies or you can buy a lovely sandwich from the Argonaut. We will meet at 11, check out the museum and perhaps view one of their short films. Lunch will begin at 11:45 with the meeting following. For the heartier souls, a tour of the area is available for $3 and will begin at 1 pm. It takes about 45 minutes and involved walking up and down hills. Carpooling to this site is a must since they charge by the carload. There will be a raffle basket to help defray the entrance fee. There will be 2 meeting places for carpooling – CVS parking lot in Pollock Pines and Grocery Outlet parking lot in Placerville.
Special event: Ginger is organizing a trip to the Crocker Art Museum on Wednesday, April 22nd to check out the exhibit on Parisian life in the early 20th Century featuring art by Toulouse Lautrec. The docent led tour begins at 11 am. Lunch at the Firehouse after the tour. Carpooling leaves CVS at 9:30. Please contact Ginger to sign up and for more information.
Other meetings: The May meeting will be hosted by Choral Engstrom at her house. The June meeting will be at the Lily Farm.
Sunshine Team: Janet Sullivan. Beverly Sundberg is up and about these days and misses her DGC friends. The next birthday lunch will be at the Forrester in Camino. Bunny Minkin is hosting. Please call Bunny to RSVP.
Decorating Team: Pat Schoggins. The team will provide decorations as needed for the June Fundraising lunch.
Garden Team: Pat Schoggins.
- The Community Garden is being dismantled with wood, the gate and gardening items going to the Boys and Girls Club garden.
- Maintenance of the Library area is on-going and improved with the addition of 2 green waste containers.
- Daffodil Hill – A clean up is scheduled for this summer as well as a bulb planting day for around September.
- Becky is coordinating the Pinewood School garden clean-up. Will probably happen around spring break.
- Tom and Nancy continue to maintain the entry flower area to Sly Park Resort. They will have a work party March 22-25. Call them if you are interested in helping. They are looking for drought resistant flowers.
Maureen adjourned the meeting at 11:28.
Submitted by Norma Ray
April 1 Meeting
Norma Ray is organizing the April meeting which will be held at the Coloma Gold Discovery site. Bring your picnic basket full of goodies or you can buy a lovely sandwich from the Argonaut. We will meet at 11, am to check out the museum and perhaps view one of their short films. Lunch will begin at 11:45 with the meeting following. For the heartier souls, a tour of the area is available for $3 and will begin at 1 pm. It takes about 45 minutes and involved walking up and down hills. Carpooling to this site is a must since they charge by the carload. There will be a raffle basket to help defray the entrance fee. There will be 2 meeting places for carpooling – CVS parking lot in Pollock Pines and Grocery Outlet parking lot in Placerville. Please contact Norma with any questions
April Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:30 a.m. at The Mandarin Chinese Restaurant, 6530 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. We will be given separate checks. The Mandarin Restaurant is again open for business. They have an extensive menu and very reasonable prices. Janet Sullivan is your April Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please RSVP to Janet. Check your roster for the phone number and email address.
April Birthday Celebrants are:
Teresa Burroughs – April 9th
Choral Engstrom – April 18th
Ken Brown – April 26th
Maureen Julian – April 28th
Darlene Grosz – April 30th
DGC March Anniversaries
Annie Tornincasa 13 yrs
Barbara Mahach 11 yrs
Carole McNamare 11yrs
Jeri Hartman 5 yrs
Joy Heine 16 yrs
June Short 16 yrs
Pat Schoggins 7yrs
April DGC Excursion
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00am
What: Docent led tour of the Crocker Art Museum’s special exhibit: Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880 – 1910.
Final Head Count Date: April 15
Lunch afterwards will be at the historic Firehouse.
There were 18 DGC members that signed up to attend; PLEASE confirm with Ginger DeGregory by April 15 if you are definitely going
Hello DGC MEMBERS
I am coordinator for the Raffle Basket/ Silent Auction items for our Luncheon on June 12th, benefiting the Pollock Pines-Camino Fire Safe Council.
I would like to put a “Wine Chest” together as an item that we will sell “CORKS” for. I would like to have a case of various wines that could be comprised from the many vineyards in EDC. If you would like to donate a bottle to this Wine Chest please contact me and I will make arrangements to pick up your bottle (or bottles).
If you have any Silent Auction items you would like to donate (remember these items are Tax Deductible) I will have a receipt for you.
Thank you in advance for your help and support.
We are continuing to keep the library parking lot and LORA area clean. Sylvia Hamblin and Leslie Sinclair have been working together for the months of February and March. April is Anne Mintmier; May is Jayne Loughry; June is Marilyn Johnson; July is Barbara Mahach. Becky McIntyre will be planning the Pinewood School Memory Garden clean up in the spring. Tom and Nancy Schultz will be cleaning up and planting the Sly Park lake entrance again and could use a little help. Please call Tom.
Decorating Team -nothing at this time
Pat Schoggins for Garden and Decorating Team
It’s time to renew your annual Friends of the Library membership.
Help us provide programs for our local Library patrons and children’s activities. No funding is received through the County for these programs.
Through the membership drive our library can provide these valuable programs.
6/10 Summer Kick Off and Ice Cream Social; 6/24 Alan Candee Musician, an entertaining look at how Cowboys and Cowgirls entertained themselves; 7/9 Honey Hills Farms Nigerian Dwarf Goat Program; 7/15 Sierra Wildlife-Raptor Program; 7/21 Magic/Variety Show; and 8/5 Wild Things Animal Rescue.
Mail your membership renewal to: Friends of the Library of El Dorado County, P.O. Box 757, Pollock Pines, Ca. 95726
Note in memo line: Pollock Pines Branch