It was a beautiful Fall day for our annual potluck meeting this month with 29 members attending. Lots of wonderful food, thank you everyone! A special thank you to the Pollock Pines Community Church for hosting us and Sandra Morgan for reserving the church and coming in early to help set up to get things going, and to volunteer Carey Stewart with the HEM program and who is also their Kitchen manager, he set up the tables & chairs and made the coffee. Thank you Carey!!
We had two guests join us, Issabella Velasquez, granddaughter of Valerie Laam and Cyndy, guest of Kathryn Anderson who will be joining our club. Welcome!
November birthday lunch was held last week at Wally’s Pizza bar. November birthdays for our following members: Anne Mintmier, Barbara O’Sullivan, Becky McIntyre, Billie Wood, Bunny Minkin, Jeri Hartman and Lexa Mack. Happy Birthday Ladies!!
As a result of all your hard work and dedication to our fundraisers this year we were able to add 2 more groups to our 2023 Community Contribution amounts.
Checks were sent out last week to the following.
$ 900.00 Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County
$ 900.00 Friends of the Library – Pollock Pines
$ 900.00 Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center
$ 900.00 Pollock Pines Community Church- Food Pantry & Helping Hands
$ 500.00 Rotary Club of Pollock Pines/Camino – Scholarship Fund for local youth
$ 500.00 Sierra Wildlife
$4,60.000 Total Distribution
Thank you to each and every one of you who took leads and who volunteered at the events, including all the wonderful baked goods for our bake sales! THANK YOU!!!!
Elections were not held for our 2024 Board. We still do not have a volunteer for the position of President. Currently we have the following:
? President – Vacant
? Vice President – Allison Knight
? Secretary – Theresa Magnuson
? Treasurer – Lexa Mack
Thank you to outgoing President Debbie Bybee-Crumpley (2 years), Vice President Carol Game (2 years), Secretary Barbara O’Sullivan and Treasurer Maryann Trujillo! THANK YOU for your dedication and support for our club!!
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
This brings us to the status of our club. With no current nomination/volunteer for President, what is the future of our club? If no President is elected, what do we do? We are a registered Non-Profit that needs a board. If no board, we need to have the conversation of the club disbanding.
Here is my proposal – I have done 2 years. I will offer to be Co-President if someone will step forward to be President. I have e-files I will download onto a flash drive for both years and hard copy binders for both years. Easy to follow, I will help you along the way and consult where/when needed. You must be able to use a computer, basic stills, and be organized.
Usually there is no meeting in January as the new board uses this month as a planning month for the upcoming year. SO…..
There will be a SPECIAL EMERGENCY MEETING held on Wednesday, January 10th, 11:00 am, hopefully at the church. Look for an email soon confirming that. At this meeting hopefully we will be able to announce or someone at the meeting will volunteer for the position of President and we can hold elections. If not, there will be a discussion on what we do. PLEASE ATTEND THIS MEETING. Should only take about an hour.
Our community organizations will be affected with our yearly contributions if we do not survive.
If our club is to continue, we will resume our meetings in February with our Annual Potluck at the church, February 7, 2024.
We are remaining hopeful that we will have a board…
Membership Renewal- You will be receiving an email from Barbara for 2024 Membership Renewals. Thank you for your continued support of the Dogwood Garden Club so that we may continue to support our community and organizations. And have fun doing it!
I’m going to use the Bloomin’ News this month to highlight all our upcoming activities and events through the end of the year. If you would like to join us at any of them email me directly.
Judy Morgan Park -Our 3 months of cleaning the park are done!! Thank you to all who came out to help.
Holiday Craft Faire & Bake Sale – Was held this past weekend. Proceeds were as follows:
Bake sale- $501.25, Coffee Sales & Raffle- $495.72, our half of vendor booths- $597.50. For a total raised for this fundraiser – $1,594.47! Thank you Carol for taking the lead for the bake sale, Maryann for the Raffle, Norma for the overall coordination of the event AND to all our members who worked the bake sale,and baked all the goodies to make the event happen!!!!
****** Our club does co-sponsor this event with the community center. If we are not around……..
Christmas Bough Making & Distribution – Tuesday, November 28th 11:00 am. Contact Thesea Magnuson if interested. Emails have gone out to those who have signed up.
Trees for Teens – Decorate Tree, Date to decorate TBD.
The Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, December 2rd at 5:30 pm. El Dorado Savings Bank. Hope to see you all there!
Community Center Christmas Dinner, December 10th, 2-5 PM, Community Center. Tell your family & friends, free dinner. Debbie and Carol will host the kids craft table.
Boys and Girls Christmas Store – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, December 11-13.Sierra Ridge Middle School Boys & Girls Club Rooms. Club members will help set up and be “Grannie Elves” helping the kids choose and wrap gifts for their family members. Shifts for each day are still available. Contact Kay Campbell.
With all that behind us, we will then party!!
Dogwood Garden Club Christmas Party
1849 Country Christmas
Wednesday, December 6, 2022
Placerville Shakespeare Club
2940 Bedford Street, Placerville, CA
$45.00 Per Person / Spouses, Partners & Friends welcome!
Please note the time!!! 2:00 – 5:00 pm
An email went out about how to send in your checks. I will send another one this week. Deadline – we need your check to be in our PO Box by Friday, December 1st. Please place it in the mail by Tuesday to have it there by Friday.
Mail your check – write in the Memo names of those attending.
Dogwood Garden Club
PO Box 1074
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
Hors d’ Oeuvres
Spicy Prawns, Smokey Tomato and Jalapeno Aioli
Macaroni and Cheese with Crab Scallions
Garden Tomato Bruschetta, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil
Grilled Romaine, Asparagus with Olives, Sea Salt Asiago Cheese
Holiday Salad Greens, Cherries, Walnuts, Vidalia onion
Grilled Tri Tip with Wild Mushrooms, Lingo Berry Adjust
Mashed Yukon Garlic Potatoes
Cheese Agnolotti Grilled Chicken, Alfredo Sauce and Wilted Spinach
Dessert: Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache
Water, Lemonade and Coffee
******You may bring your own alcohol – plastic glasses provided/bring your own glass is you like!
Live Music by OPUS
1849 Country Christmas Theme
Enjoy your holidays with family and friends!!
Hope to see y’all there!