February 3, 2016
Maureen Julian, President, opened the meeting at 11 am. She thanked Mary Bourn and Teresa Burroughs for our refreshments
Pat Schoggins, Vice President, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
A motion was made and seconded to approve the November minutes. The motion was approved.
Guests & New Members
Maureen said there are three new members that joined this month, Deana Jackson (who was present at the meeting) Lexa Mack and Linda Corkery. Katheryn Anderson introduced her guest, Tess Babcock.
The treasurer was on vacation so Maureen gave her report. We have $2873 in our account.
Maureen was appreciative of those that supported her 2015 ideas especially – Lorraine Mumm and Sue Nelson for the member birthday and anniversary cards sent last year with the lovely original art work.
Maureen hoped you all enjoyed looking at the old scrapbooks from past years and would like to make it a tradition to bring out the old books every February.
Becky McIntyre suggested that we discontinue the scrapbooks because of cost as well as it being difficult to getting members to do them and once done- they really aren’t looked at.
BUT we still will have pictures on our website. Any pictures you have send to Becky (who is our webmaster) and Becky will post the pictures.
Pat Schoggins said we didn’t do Penny Pines last year but she would like us to consider this year. The money goes to plant little pine trees where there have been fires and such and we would designate El Dorado Forest as our recipient.
Marilyn Johnson proposed to the members that we donate $50 to paint some steps at the “Old School”, which is the first school in PP. The owners donate free space to local organizations to hold meetings. The steps will look like books and we can have Garden Books as our steps. A motion was presented, seconded and passed.
Leslie Sinclair proposed that we support The Arbor Day Event on May 1st at the Old School from 11-4pm. Events will include games for the kids, cakewalk, maypole and planting a Dogwood tree. There was a show of hands in support. Leslie passed around sign-ups sheets for activities from members she needed support for.
Maureen spoke about the future of our group. It has evolved over the past 55 years from a small group of women to the Dogwood Garden Club of today. Over the last several years the club’s activities have declined and a lot of it is due to our members who have been there, done that – and want the others members to take over, but we do lack participation of the members.
We want to continue to support the library just as our founders did.
Be a community philanthropic group.
Sue Granno presented the 2015 Historians book; which will probably be the last “book” Maureen will bring to the meeting for members to look at.
Norma Ray spoke about fundraising
Jeri Hartman gave us the anticipated 2016 programs
The meeting was adjourned at 11.30.
We had a wonderful Valentine themed brunch meeting hosted by the lovely Mary Bourn and Teresa Burroughs! The Penny Pines collection was started up again and $92.20 was collected.
At the meeting I asked for ideas of new community activities that perhaps the DGC would like to do and there were some good suggestions; if you suggested one or have an idea you need to bring the idea to a meeting with a plan on how it would need to be implemented.
Leslie Sinclair brought the idea to the meeting for the Arbor Day event and will have more updated info at the March DGC meeting and thanks everyone for signing up to help.
Norma Ray has emailed me that part of the Fundraising Team’s mission will also be philanthropic pursuits. At the March meeting Norma will be talking about the “Greeting Card Project”, so bring your unused extra greeting cards – sympathy, birthday, get well, Christmas, Easter and blank cards. If you have some extra pens and 5 postage stamps to donate, please bring them as well. Norma will explain what the Greeting Card Project is and how DGC members can participate and how it will touch people’s lives!
SAVE THE DATE- 55 years ago the Dogwood Garden Club was founded (as the Pot & Plot Club). We are having a dinner celebration for our Members and 1 guest on June 17th at the Log Cabin. More information to come!
There are lots of wonderful things for 2016…..Yes, there are a few “teams” but any member can join in on any project/event…..the more the merrier!!
March 2 Meeting
Time: 11 AM
Guest Speaker Ellen Osborn will tell us about her new book, “A Lovely and Comfortable Heritage Lost” A Unique History of El Dorado County beginning with the early days of the gold rush, conflicts with the Native American tribes of the region, the evolution of Highway 50 and much more!
Place: Gold Ridge Club House
March Birthday Luncheon
Will be held on Wednesday March 9th at 11:30 am at the Beef ‘N’ Brew Restaurant, 4250 Fowler Lane, Ste.101, Diamond Springs. We will be given separate checks. Judy Jackson is your March Birthday Hostess. RSVP to Judy. Please see your roster for Judy’s phone number and email address.
March Birthday Celebrants are:
Janet Sullivan – Mar. 28
Lorraine Mumm – Mar. 29
Co Team Leaders: Sylvia Hamblin, Jeri Hartman, Judy Cooper & Lorrain Mumm
Will be meeting after the April meeting to set a first meeting date
Co Team Leaders: Pat Schoggins & Leslie Sinclair
Co Team Leaders: Pat Schoggins & Deanna Jackson
Future Meetings (place subject to change)
April 6th- Museum of Wonder and Delight ($4 admission). Lunch -Hop Sing
May 4th Trip to the High Sierra Iris Gardens
June 1st Home Choral Engstrom
July 6th Mira Flores Winery
August 3rd-Bridal Veil Falls
September 7th Lake Tahoe TBD
October 5th- Docent-led tour of downtown Placerville
November 2nd Pottery World in El Dorado Hills for a Christmas Decor demonstration
December 7th- Xmas Luncheon Log Cabin