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President's Message | AUGUST 2018


This is my first Weeder as President, so bear with me. First, I want to thank Helen Wheeler for her service as our President this year until she resigned due to personal reasons. Helen has been a hard worker for the club, especially during our propagation process leading up to our annual Plant Sale. She often was the first person there and the last to leave each Saturday! Thank you, Helen.

Speaking of propagation and the Plant Sale, planning has started and our first day of propagation is scheduled for September 15th, 10:00 until noon at the Wolfe Ranch.  This will be a great time for all Members to learn about Propagation, meet up with old friends, make new friends, and have a great time! Propagation will continue each Saturday until mid November when we break for the holidays. We start up again in February and will be propagating, planting, up sizing and grooming plants every Saturday until the Sale on Saturday, May 12th, the day before Mother’s Day. It may sound like work, but actually it is a lot of fun and the more people having fun, the less work it is. So come out and help as much as you can.

This year we formed a Plan Sale Committee that has started meeting and will be reporting to the Board and General Membership as we go along. Our primary goal over the next few months is to develop a detailed procedure manual and detailed calendar for our Propagation / Sale steps, with a focus to making the process as easy as possible for our members to participate and use. We are also going to spread responsibilities over more people who have an interest in certain plant types, etc.. Our first subcommittee has been formed based on the interest and request from Bob Castle and John Case, who will be in charge of propagating California Natives. We are looking for more volunteers to help on other plant subcommittees such as vegetables/herbs, succulents, etc., so if you have an interest in a certain area contact me or one of the Board members. As part of our process, we will be sending a questionnaire out to all members soon for your feedback on the Plant Sale. We want your thoughts and suggestions on what the club can do to improve the propagation and sale process. Please respond and give us your thoughts and ideas. Having an annual Plant Sale is a team event and we need everyone to be on the team to help in any way they can to have a successful Sale and Garden Club. More information to come!

This DIG year is rapidly coming to an end and it is time to identify members who would like to run for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasure. We must present a list of members who are running for these offices to the membership at our October General Meeting and elect new officers at our November General Meeting. If you or you know a member who would be interested in being a Board member, please contact Pat Moore who is on the nominating committee. We also have non elected positions that are very important to the club. These include Membership, Publicity, Weeder Editor, Webmaster, Hospitality, Field Trips, Plant Managers, etc..  We currently need to fill the Publicity position and will need to fill  the  Hospitality position soon, as our current Hospitality persons are moving out of the area. If you or you know someone who may be interested in either of these jobs please contact me.
Stay cool and I hope to see you at the General Meeting on Monday August 27th..

Bob Selders

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Important Dates

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7:30 pm at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church,
809 Second Street in Brentwood.

Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday, (after the first Monday), 7:00 pm,
of each month in the Fireside Room.

General Meetings
August 27
September 24
October 22

Board Meetings
September 4
October 2
November 6

Propagation Workshop

Propagation for the 2019 season will begin on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00am until noon at the Wolfe Ranch. Bring your clippers and gloves to learn how to propagate your favorite plants.  

2019 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 11, 2018
Wolfe Ranch