The July Meeting at Palissandro Winery was a picture perfect day until………our sweet Virginia Bane fell and broke her hip.
Our hosts Shaun and Jeannie were so welcoming to our club. Everybody enjoyed our discussion on the winery and the tasting. Lunch was DELISH as we dined surrounded by beautiful roses and sunflower
Thank You Judy Jackson for arranging our day!
One of the items on our agenda was the need to form a Nominating Team for next years Board . Norma Ray said she would be on this team, but we need a team with at least 3 to 5 members. This Board will not be returning except for Maureen Julian who has offered to stay on as Treasurer. If you would like to volunteer to help find members to fill the positions of PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND SECRETARY please contact me or IF you would be interested in filling these positions please put your name forward.
We all enjoy the “SOCIAL and TEAM ” components of our club BUT can NOT have a club without a BOARD. We are a very established club in our Community and it would be a shame after 53 years not to be a round.
I am always available for any questions that may come up as you ALL consider your part in our club
July Meeting Minutes
Meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. by President, Mary Bourn. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Vice-President, Doris Morley. The minutes from the June meeting were approved by Bunny Minkin and seconded by Doris Morley.
TREASURERS REPORT: Maureen Julian reported on the bank account balance.
CRAFT TEAM– July meeting has been cancelled.
FUNDRAISING- Mary Bourn stated that the Spring Tea co-sponsored by the Club and Friends of the Library raised $2,300 for the library LORA project. The next project will be the Boys and Girls Club Christmas Store. Volunteers “Grandma Elves” will be needed to help organize gifts and assist students in selecting presents for their family members.
MEMBERSHIP– Doris Morley announced two new lifetime members as Bunny Minkin and Joy Heine.
PROGRAMS – Judy Jackson announced the Christmas Party will be at the Smith Flat House Restaurant with social hour in the glass house then lunch will move upstairs. The cost will be $25.00. More information will follow at a later date.
The August meeting will be at Woods Lake hosted by Jeri Hartman. Members should carpool and expect the drive to take at least 1 hour. We should each bring a bag lunch and lawn chair. The wildflowers should be in bloom.
SUNSHINE – Judy Jackson announced the birthday lunch will be held at The Independent Restaurant on July 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., hosted by Elaine Carpenter.
She also reported the June DeVille is at Marshall Hospital after having knee surgery. Judy Cooper is at home after kidney surgery. Her recuperation will take longer. Judy Belt is at home using a walker and her speech is good.
Mary announced that a nominating team is needed consisting of 3-5 people. The current Board will not serve again, with the exception of Maureen Julian who has agreed to fill the Treasurer position for 2015.
While we enjoyed our lunch at Pallissandro Winery in Somerset the owner, Shawn, spoke of the history of the winery and served many wines complimenting the gourmet lunch cooked by his wife, Jeannie.
GUESTS: Maureen Julian introduced her granddaughter, Brooklyn and her Pollock Pines best friend Marie.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30.
Marilyn Johnson, Secretary
“Woods Lake Wildflowers” Our August meeting on Wednesday the 6th, will be held at Woods Lake. We can each pack a picnic lunch and beverage along with a comfy lawn chair to sit near the lake. There are large picnic tables but they are not grouped together; we’ll gather around one of the tables with our lawn chairs for the meeting portion. at 11:00 a.m. The parking area is very close to the lake and it is level ground to the lake, picnic area and bathroom.
There should still be wildflowers in abundance since they have a very late spring at 8200 feet elevation. I’ve been there towards the end of August and the wildflowers were beautiful. The area is stunning, so bring your camera. If you are able, you can hike around the lake as well.
You can arrange your own carpooling from the CVS parking lot at 9:30 a.m. It takes one hour to arrive at Woods Lake.
Directions are: From Sly Park Rd., turn onto Mormon Immigrant Trial and continue 25 miles to the junction of Highway 88. Turn left and continue a few miles to Silver Lake. Continue on Hwy. 88 for about 7 more miles and you will see Caples Lakes. About 2 miles past Caples Lake you will see a forestry sign that says Woods Lake on the right. Turn right into Woods Lake and follow signs to Lake parking. There is a $5 fee per car that is deposited in a receptacle so make sure you have the right amount.
The August Garden Club Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the California Kitchen Restaurant (formerly Torino’s Restaurant), 251 Main Street, Placerville. Still the same owner, a new chef. Open for breakfast and lunch only, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 pm. daily. A very nice menu. (Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers and breakfast items) Breakfast is served all day long. We will be given separate checks. Judy Jackson is your August Birthday Luncheon Hostess. Please call or email Judy if you plan to attend.
August Birthday Celebrants are:
Barbara Mahach – August 5th
Lynn Fischer – August 10th
Lynn Outland – August 14th
Donna Folts – August 21st
Sylvia Hamblin – August 25th
Judy Cooper update
After 5 days in the hospital she’s doing well recovering at home. She wants to thank everyone for all the cards she received
We will be meeting on July 15th at 11AM at Ship Shape to discuss the Community Garden and Daffodil Hill. Thanks to Maureen Julian, Leslie Sinclaire and Marilyn Johnson for watering our two plots. Due to the early high heat, much of the lettuce is going to seed quickly and the earwigs are enjoying the Chard. We will harvest what we can and not replant anything else due to the water situation. We do have 7 tomato plants that are doing well and will be ready to pick soon. We need more help from our garden team ladies with watering and picking tomatoes, then dropping them off at the community center between 10AM-11:30AM.
Katheryn Anderson 11 yrs
Sandra Bird 2 yrs
Lynn Fischer 2yr
Louise Furden 13yrs
Joan Hall 1 yr
Maureen Julian 1 yr
Tami Lee 10 yrs
Ginger DeGregory will be hosting at Leonie Meadows in the Grizzly Flats area. Tour of their historic home, the museum, train ride and lunch.
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.
Craft Team- nothing to report
Mentoring Team- nothing to report
Decorating Team- nothing to report