Dear DGC Members,
Our April meeting, “Farm to Fork Experience” at Smith Flat House, was very well attended and enjoyed by many members. The farmers brought to life the whole concept and we learned many interesting facts about our local food. Thank You Jeanne Harper for being our host and putting this fanatic program together.
We did have some much needed rain in late March and from that came some “New Blossoms” to our DGC Garden Club We now have four New Members.
Virginia (Ginny) Miles
The Spring Fling Tea Fundraiser for the Library is shaping up very nicely. The flyers will be up and our advertising is on Community Calendars and Event Pages throughout El Dorado County. We are also on Facebook. Becky McIntyre will be at the May meeting to accept checks for the Tea. Deadline for payment is May 12th.
Our Communication Team is without our “dear” June Short, who for many years telephoned all our members to remind them of our program details. June will be moving closer to her son’s home in Santa Rosa and will be missed by all of us.
The protocol for communications with our club members thru our Private Email System is done thru Marilyn Johnson. This let’s members know that the message you are receiving is related to DGC matters. We have a policy for no political endorsements.
I am looking forward to our next Program with Tenley Martinez of Sea Dream Lavender at Greenstone Barn.
See you in May
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MAY 7th MEETING
GREENSTONE COUNTRY @ GREENSTONE BARN
3451 Stagecoach Road, Placerville. 642-9354 See directions below
SOCIAL TIME: 11:00 – 11:20 am
Sandra Morgan will be collecting your donated bags of groceries for “THE PAY IT FORWARD FOOD DRIVE”
during the social time. REMEMBER you will receive 6 free Raffle Tickets for your donations.
Sandra will be putting a FABULOUS BASKET TOGETHER AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Meeting Time: 11:25 Meeting:
Lunch: 12:00 Pre Ordered box lunch from Schlotzsky’s – Cost of lunch $10.00 (See Attachment for lunch choices) or bring your own lunch. Water will be provided or bring your own beverage.
**** WE WILL NEED A COUNT FOR SEATING, SO IF YOU ARE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH PLEASE CALL Judy Jackson.
Program: 12:30 Tenley Martinez from Sea Lavender will do a presentation on Lavender.
DIRECTIONS: Turn right off Highway 50 on Missouri Flat Road, continue on MF which turns into Green Valley Road go pass the School District Offices and approximately 1/4 mile turn right on 3451 Stagecoach Road into the gated community of Greenstone Country. A gate code will be e-mailed before the date of the meeting. When you enter the gate continue on Stagecoach Road until you come to the Barn on the left side of the road.
April 2, 2014
Meeting was called to order at 11:33 a.m. by President, Mary Bourn. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Vice-President, Doris Morely. The minutes from the March meeting were approved by Janet Sullivan and seconded by Judy Magness.
TREASURERS REPORT: Maureen Julian reported the bank account at $3,610.
DECORATING–Pat Schoggins said Team will provide floral arrangement across the top of each tiered tray for the Tea.
FUNDRAISING – Mary Bourn explained the Tea table setting and the Mountain Democrat will be meeting with The Friends of the Library for a Tea publicity article.
GARDENING – Pat Schoggins announced the following: Pinewood School clean-up will be April 14 10 a.m.; Community Garden rebuilding of boxes and new gate with the help of a team from LDS on 4/26, 8 a.m.; Library clean-up will be May 6, 10 a.m. and Sly Park entrance area to be scheduled by Nancy and Tom Schulz in May.
PROGRAMS – Judy Jackson – next meeting will be held at the Greenstone Barn with a talk on lavender and box lunches provided. Meeting starts at 11 a.m.
SUNSHINE – Janet Sullivan announced the birthday lunch will be held at Smith Flat House Restaurant on April 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., hosted by Bunny Minkin. June Short is doing well. Mary Simpson is doing o.k.
Sandra Morgan will be conducting a food drive at the May 7 meeting and for each bag of groceries a member brings they will receive 6 raffle tickets.
Ginger DeGregory donated the Tea ticket for this meeting’s raffle.
While we enjoyed our lunch local farmers, introduced by Jason Spencer of Smith Flat House, spoke about their produce we were eating. Charley Cornell of Jollity Farms (cheeses); Kelley and Desiree Penrod of Penrod Farms, Honey on the cheese/pear salad; and South Fork Organic farms provided produce.
GUESTS: Carole McNamara introduced Cathy Majestic; Kathryn Anderson introduced Virginia “Ginny” Miles; Judy Jenkins introduced Norma Ray -all guests joined the Garden Club.
Meeting adjourned at 12:02.
Marilyn Johnson, Secretary.
PROGRAM CALENDAR FOR 2014 *
Pat Weidman will be hosting a trip to Green Acres with a tour, meeting and lunch on your own in Folsom
Merle Neil will be hosting the meeting at Too Good Winery; program agenda to be announced.
Jeri Hartman will be hosting the meeting at Woods Lake, weather permitting.
Ginger DeGregory will be hosting at Leonie Meadows in the Grizzly Flats area. Tour of their historic home, museum, train ride and lunch.
Mary Bourn & Judy Jackson: Meeting at Sierra Springs Lodge. We will have a Soup Potluck and meeting.
Mary Bourn will host this meeting due to the elections; meeting place to be announced.
Judy Jackson will be the working with the The Smith Flat House for our annual Christmas Party.
* Reminder no refunds on pre-paid events or lunches.
Program Team Leader
The following Dogwood Garden Club members are celebrating their anniversary with the Club this April.
Length of time
Member Year joined the DGC as a valued DGC member
Judy Jenkins April, 2009 5 years
Nanette Lewis April, 2013 1 year
Sandra Morgan April, 2009 5 years
Susan Nelson April, 2009 5 years
Patty Noble April, 2006 8 years
Beverly Sundberg April, 2005 9 years
June DeVille and Jeri Hartman
Membership Team Leaders
Decorating Team- We will have our first meeting on April 16 at 11AM at Ship Shape to discuss the centerpieces for the tea.
Decorating Team Leader
Gardening Team- Our next project will be the cleanup at Pinewood School Memory Garden on Mon. April 14th at 10AM. We will be meeting in the parking lot. We will rake up the little bit of leaves and spread 10 bags of mulch.
On April 26th, the men from the LDS church in Pollock Pines will do a day of service for the Community Center and the Community Garden. They will be replacing the gate and rebuilding planter boxes. These is an interactive event for them and expect help from the people that have the plots in the garden as well and some of our garden team people that have volunteered.
The Dogwood Garden Club has two plots which we plant and donate vegetables to the local residents in need.
May 6th at 10AM, we will do a final clean up at the library. The Schultz’s will be planting the entrance to Sly Park Lake either at the end of April or the beginning of May.
Leslie Sinclair, Pat Schoggins and Marilyn Brown
Gardening Team Leaders
Mentoring Team We have 5 new members to be recognized at the next meeting:
Mentoring Team Leader
Many thanks to Carol McBride for hosting our April meeting; the poppy seed cake was delicious!
The members present decided meeting once a month was unnecessary and that any business could be handled at the crafting meetings every other month.
This means the June meeting at Jeri Hartman’s home and the August meeting at Marilyn Johnson’s home are cancelled.
It was also suggested that during the summer our meetings should be held in the afternoon as many of us are involved in swim aerobics at 10:00 A.M., four days a week. We will finalize these changes at the May 13th crafting meeting.
The May meeting will be at Marilyn Brown’s home where we will be making pot people. We discussed the availability of small pots & switching one craft project with another. As we are all responsible for our own supplies it was decided we didn’t need to switch the projects. Supplies needed for the project are 21 pots of varying sizes, (your choice of sizes) twine, large washers, other materials you wish to use for hair, clothes, faces, etc. Nanette has a drill and will bring it to make holes in the pots.
I will be researching where we might get a deal on pots and will let everyone know if I find a great price somewhere.
A new project was introduced by Carol for sewing crafters. Snap purses made from measuring tapes which can be utilized for everything from craft trinkets to makeup to medications!
See you all on May 13th at Marilyn Brown’s home!
Nanette Lewis, Judy Cooper, Tami Lee
Craft Team Leaders
The May Garden Club Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 14th at 11:30 a.m. at The Mandarin Chinese Restaurant, 6530 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. We will be given separate checks. Donna Folts is your May Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please RSVP to Donna at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Donna at: 530-647-8495. The luncheon menu at The Mandarin is extensive and very reasonably priced.
May Birthday Celebrants are:
Sandra Morgan – May 2nd
Patty Noble – May 7th
Judy Jenkins – May 8th
Jayne Loughry – May 8th
Georgina (Bea) Yant – May 12th
Judy Magness – May 15th
Leslie Sinclair – May 20th
Amy Rath – May 23rd
JoAnn Striegel – May 30th
We hope all the birthday celebrants will come so we can celebrate their special days.
Sunshine Team Leader
The Fundraising Team has been very busy with the preparation of our joint venture with PPFOL Spring Tea event, on Friday May 23rd at Smith Flat House. The menu for this event will be out shortly and Merle Neil and Donna Carmichael have done an outstanding job with it. Pat Schoggins and her decorating team will be doing the toppers for the Tied Trays, as always it will be spectacular. We are going to be doing our Hat Contest again this year with the winning prize of $50.00. Our collection of Live Auction items is going to be another great way to raise money for our beloved Library. Please remember to let your guests know that checks are welcome when purchasing Raffle Tickets and bidding on live auction items. If you are not able to attend the Tea this year and you would like to make a donation please make your check payable to PPFOL and mail to :
6395 Pony Express Trail
Pollock Pines, CA
Your donation is Tax Deductible.
Fundraising Team Leader