Our trip to Wood’s Lake on August 6th was quite
“MAGICAL”. We could have not asked for a more beautiful day in the mountains. We were in the middle of our meeting and a Hummingbird landed on Sylvia Hamblin’s bright pink fuchsia jacket, and stayed right there for her photo op which many of us did get with our cameras. MS HUMMINGBIRD stayed for a long while, it was so wonderful. Jeri Hartman lead us on a walk around the lake and YES, there were wildflowers in the meadow.
Thank You Jeri for such a Fabulous Day!
We do have a Nomination Team formed for the 2015 Board Openings, Marilyn Brown, Norma Ray, and Marion Majestic stepped up to take this team to help get a new Board for 2015.
The positions that need to be filled are:
President, Vice President and Secretary. Maureen Julian has agreed to stay on as Treasurer. If you are considering filling these positions, please contact anyone on the Nomination Team and let them know.
I need to gently remind this club and its members that if there is NO BOARD, THERE IS NO CLUB.
It would be a shame if our beloved club had to disband.
August Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 noon by President
Mary Bourn. The minutes of the July Meeting were approved by Sue Granno and seconded by Doris Morley.
Pat Schoggins reported that the LORA PROJECT planting at the Library was in the process of completion. The Library Open House for the LORA PROJECT will be on Sept 9th from 4:00-6:00pm and encouraged all members to come by and see how are DGC FUNDRAISING event helped bring this project to fruition.
Nanette Lewis reported that the Craft Team would be meeting at Lorraine Mumm’s house on Sept 9th to work on rug making. Please contact Nanette Lewis for the information on this.
Judy Jackson reported for Janet Sullivan that the Birthday Lunch for August will be held at California Kitchen for the members who have August Birthdays.
Judy Jackson announced that the Sept Meeting will be held at
LEONI MEADOWS in Grizzley Flats,our host for this meeting is Ginger DeGregory
Detailed information will be in the BN
Mary Bourn announced that our next Fundraiser will actually be a “FUN RAISER” for the Boys and Girl’s Club.
We will be doing the “Christmas Store” for the students where
a classroom will be set up a store for the students to shop for their families; we will be organized in groups for this:
INVENTORY, DECORATING, GIFT WRAPPING COOKIE BAKERS
More information to come on this project.
September 3rd Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday September 3, as we take a delightful tour to Leoni Meadows in Grizzly Flats. There we will enjoy a 45 minute train ride, tour the historic Leoni Home, circ 1887, and take a self guided tour of a natural history museum. We will enjoy a hot vegetarian luncheon, salad, fresh fruit, homemade breads and spreads, vegetables and dessert. The total cost for this tour including lunch, train ride, tour of the historic home and natural history museum is $14.00 per person.
Please mail your check made out to the DGC by August 25, in the amount of $14.00 to:Ginger DeGregory
Please plan to car pool from CVS at 10:00 am. There will be no brown bags allowed as lunch is included in the $14.00 price.
From Pollock Pines Area:
Take Hwy E16 off Hwy 50 (this is the Sly Park Recreation Area exit in Pollock Pines). Go south on Hwy E16 to Somerset.
From Placerville Area: If you like to carpool from Walmart, please give me a call – Ginger 344-1776
Take Hwy 50 to Missouri Flat Exit. Turn right off the freeway on Missouri Flat Road and continue to Pleasant Valley Road. Turn left and continue on Pleasant Valley Road 5.2 miles through Diamond Springs to Bucks Bar Road. Turn right on Bucks Bar Road, continue for 4.8 miles to Somerset.
*If you get lost please call Leoni Meadows at (phone (530) 626-3610)
Directions from Somerset to Leoni Meadows
Go east through Somerset on Grizzly Flats Road and stay on this road for 12.2 miles (road name changes to String Canyon Road at mile 8.6––stay to the left).
At the stop sign turn right onto Sciaroni Road. There is a Post Office across the street. NOTE: For motor homes and large vehicles, swing wide as this is a sharp right turn.
Go 0.3 miles to dead end. Turn left (green county road sign points to Leoni Meadows). Road narrows to one lane for 1/4 mile. At bottom of hill keep left. This is Leoni Road. Continue for 3 miles to the Leoni Meadows turnoff at large, wooden, Leoni Meadows sign. Turn right and go 1 mile, continuing past staff houses. The Leoni Lodge (with the office for registration) is the first large building on the left after the houses.
Mary Borne & Judy Jackson: Meeting at Sierra Springs Lodge. We will have a Soup Potluck and meeting. Not confirmed
Mary Bourn will host. It will be held again at the Greenstone Barn in Placerville. This meeting will be our election meeting. Bring your own lunch.
Judy Jackson will be the working with the Smith Flat House for our annual Christmas Party.
Community Garden watering volunteers through August are Jayne Loughry on Monday, Norma Ray on Wed. and Sandra Morgan on Friday. Thank you to these ladies that stepped up to help. Our tomatoes are getting ripe, however, we are having a problem this year with Blossom Rot. Front Yard Nursery told me this is from lack of calcium in the soil. They suggested adding liquid calcium in the water once a week, then in the fall adding granular calcium to the soil. I will be purchasing the liquid calcium and adding it. They said the tomatoes are still edible, just cut off the affected bottom spots.
We are still scheduled to clean up Daffodil Hill on August 28th at 9am.
Garden Club member, Choral Engstrom is scheduled to have surgery at U.C. Davis on August 26th. Cards and notes can be sent to Choral’s home. Choral will be at home recuperating and I am sure she would love to hear from many of the Garden Club members.
Virginia Bane is at home now after hip surgery and rehabilitation. Please give Virginia a call or card or note to let her know we miss her and are thinking of her.
The September Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 10th at Selland’s Market-Café at 11:30 a.m. 4370 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills. Marian Majestic is your September Birthday Luncheon hostess. Marian will be there earlier to grab a table at the west end of the restaurant.(near where you order your lunch at the counter.) weather permitting; we might want to move outside to umbrella tables. After ordering, pay the cashier located at the other far end of the counter.
Depending upon what you order, you either pick upon your lunch near the cashier or it will be brought to you. Utensils and napkins are on all of the tables. Don’t forget to check out the desserts en-route to the cashier.
RSVP to Marian Majestic.
September Birthday Celebrants are:
Tom Schulz – Sept. 4
Nanette Lewis – Sept. 10
Judith Jordan – Sept. 19
Doris Morley – Sept. 25
Pat Schoggins – Sept. 30
Judi Belt 8 yrs
Judy Magness 13yrs
Janet Sullivan 10yrs
The Craft Team will be meeting on September 9th at 10:00 A.M. Lorraine Mumm will be hosting this meeting at her home & showing us how to make wool rugs. A list of supplies will be sent to team members along with any other information needed for this event.
We will also need to set meeting dates/projects for the remainder of the year so we will have a brief meeting before Lorraine’s demonstration.
At the August meeting, President Mary Bourn, suggested Craft Team members might like to contribute crafted items to our FUNraiser event in December. More information will follow.
If Craft Team members have any questions about these events please they can email or call Nanette Lewis.
Mentoring Team: nothing to report
Decorating Team: nothing to report