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Southern California Garden Club’s

2017 – 2018 Activities, Events and Meetings

Club Board Meetings are held at the Sepulveda Garden Center on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. At 9:30 a.m. a light snack is served by volunteer hosts. The business meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Officers and Committee Chairmen are required to attend. All club members are welcome.

Membership Meetings and Programs are held at the Sepulveda Garden Center, at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Members and visitors should bring a sack lunch (except December and June); beverages and desserts are provided.

NGC – notes relevance to National Garden Clubs, Inc. projects and programs

CGCI – notes relevance to California Garden Clubs, Inc. projects and programs

 

2018 Club Activities

January 2018 Club Activities

January 2 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino

Hosted by Harriet Vallens and Carol Vallens

 

January 16 — General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. Plant Market, Country Store, Specimen Display

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. HorticultureWorkshop: Club member Alexis Slafer will present a workshop on “The Ins and Outs of Camellias.” Learn how easy it is to grow and show camellias. (NGC, CGCI)

 

11:00 a.m. Program: “Sign Me up for the Flower Show” Master NGC Flower Show Judge Joyce Dean and NGC Flower Show Judge Marilyn Hafermalz will present a multi-media program of ‘line’ in fl oral design. Are you afraid to enter our flower show each year, because it looks difficult? These gals are a winning combination, so, release the inner artist inside and help our club win top awards for the best Flower Show. (NGC, CGCI)

12:00 p.m. Luncheon: BBI (Brown Bag It). Please bring table service for you and your guests. Your hospitality committee will provide beverages and desserts.

 

February Club Activities

February 6 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino

Hosted by Terri Taylor and Joan Berg

 

February 20 — General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. Plant Market, Country Store, Specimen Display

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting –

10:30 a.m. Horticulture Workshop : Club member Diana Eishakhanian will present a workshop, “Arbor Day and Trees.” Learn about Arbor Day – its history and how our club has celebrated the holiday . (NGC, CGCI)

 

11:00 a.m. Program: “From Hives to Honey”

From LSG Honey, Robin Ghermezi is a real live Beekeeper, outfit and all. He and his daughter run the family business in Chatsworth. Robin will share how honey is removed from the hives and produced. Then Robin will share several types of honey to taste, including avocado honey. Come learn about the process of making honey and take a picture with the Beekeeper in his bee suit. He's even going to bring an actual beehive but NO bees.   (NGC, CGCI)

12:00 p.m. Luncheon: BBI (Brown Bag It). Please bring table service for you and your guests. Your hospitality committee will provide beverages and desserts.

 

 

 

March Club Activities

March 6 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino

Hosted by Karen Aguilar and Rita Lorenz

March 20 — General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. Plant Market, Country Store, Specimen Display

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. Flower Show Workshop: Club member Rita Desilets will present a workshop, “Designing with Rita.” Get tips on entering the design division of our April Standard Flower Show. (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. Program:“Penny Pines: Making a Difference” A representative from the National Forest Service will present an insider’s view of how our national forests are doing. How has the drought and this past fire season affected the growth of the trees and other native foliage. He will update us on the health of the trees and explain why our CGCI Penny Pines program is so important to the preservation of our local forests. (NGC, CGCI)

12:00 p.m. Luncheon: BBI (Brown Bag It). Please bring table service for you and your guests. Your hospitality committee will provide beverages and desserts.

 

 

April Club Activities

April 3 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino

Hosted by Gail Vanderhorst and Janet Gies

April 17 — Bus Tour

Get ready for an amazing day of food, fun, and learning. Our spring bus tour will begin at Balboa Sports Center in Encino at 8:00 a.m. (in the parking lot off Balboa Blvd., 1/4 mile north of Burbank Blvd and just north of the tennis courts). (NGC, CGCI)

 We arrive at Buon Olive Farms in Ventura at 10:00 a.m. where we will tour an olive farm, learn how the olives are grown and harvested, then pressed into olive oil.

Following our tasting, we will eat our brown bag lunches and then we will head to Underwood Family Farms in Somis. This produce stand is amazing with a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables and lots more, including specialty items, flowers and pick your own berries. (Blueberries are available in April). We depart the area at 2:00 p.m.

Wear walking shoes and bring a hat or visor, and enjoy a day with your garden club friends. We will return to the Balboa Sports Center around 3:30 p.m.

Donation: $15.00 (includes bus driver’s tip, entrance/tour fee and a small donation to Southern California Garden Club. Lunch is not included in this fee).

Reservations are required . To reserve your seat, contact Carol Vallens at CVallens57@aol.com or 818-378-1313

This tour is an important event for our club;

please make sure we fill our bus.

More April Club Activities

Standard Flower Show

 

Our club’s

52 nd Standard Flower Show

“Cinderella”

will be held at the Sepulveda Garden Center on April 20-21, 2018.

(NGC, CGCI)

 

April 19 — Flower Show Set-up

Set-up for the show will be Thursday, April 19, in the afternoon. Club members will help arrange tables, spread tablecloths, decorate, fill horticulture display bottles with water, help with staging and placement of educational exhibits and division, section and class signs among other duties.

 

April 20 – 21 Standard Flower Show

All designs and horticulture specimensmust be in place no later than 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20.

 Judging will be on Friday afternoon, April 20. The judges will start with a lunch at 11:30 a.m., hosted by the Flower Show Judges’ Luncheon Committee. Following lunch, the show will be judged.

 

The show will be open to the public (complete with fundraising tables and sales) on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.All members should plan to attend to man the fundraising white elephant, plant, and baked goodies tables as well as to be on hand to greet our guests and the public. All members will assist in dismantling the show on Saturday afternoon.

This is the most important fundraising and educational event for YOUR club. Please donate to the fundraising tables, publicize this event, enter the horticulture and/or design divisions and help on the Show days and invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend.

 

 

May Club Activities

May 1 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino

Hosted by Jane Gordon and Robin Pokorski

 

May 15 — General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. Plant Market, Country Store, Specimen Display

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting: Budget adoption

10:30 a.m. Workshop: Club member Diana Eishakhanian will present “Tea for Two and all of You.” Learn how to make teabags and tea with herbs and spice plants. (NGC, CGCI)

 

11:00 a.m. Program: “Are YOU One of us?”

The vision and force behind Gardenerd, a resource for organic gardening, Christy Wilhelmi writes a blog that is a resource for many garden needs. Christy has been featured on ABC News: Nightline, KCAL 9 news and Garden Center TV among others. Christy will empower people to grow their own food, to be more self-reliant, and to reduce pollution and waste, one garden at a time .  (NGC, CGCI)

12:00 p.m. Luncheon: BBI (Brown Bag It). Please bring table service for you and your guests. Your hospitality committee will provide beverages and desserts.

 

June Club Activities

June 5 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino

Hosted by Carol Vallens and Robin Pokorski

 

June 19— General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. Plant Market, Country Store, Specimen Display

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

Recognition of Honored Guests: Former Club Presidents, former District Directors and honored guests.

11:15 a.m. Program:Presentation of awards and honors, scholarships and CGCI, Pacific Region and NGC Life Memberships. Convention recap. (NGC, CGCI)

12:30 p.m. Luncheon: Potluck luncheon. Bring your favorite dish to serve 10 and a serving implement. The table service for you and your guests will be provided.

 

 

June 25 — NGC Tri-Refresher

"It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

DATE OF EVENT: Monday, June 25, 2018

TIME OF EVENT: 7:45 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: Sepulveda Garden Center

FEE: $75 – includes lunch.

Registration required by June 15 – CGCIRobin@gmail.com

Southern California Garden Club is pleased to sponsor an Educational Event open to everyone which will also serve as an NGC Tri-Refresher.  “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is intended to look at our world through the neighborhood and community frame of reference and will feature eight lectures (by six instructors) and interactive exercises covering an analytical look at our neighborhoods, including our backyards, community and school gardens and the new urban forest.

 

An NGC Tri-Refresher allows NGC Environmental, Gardening and Landscape Design Consultants in good standing to refresh their credentials.  They may refresh for credit as often as once each calendar year and must refresh by the end of the fifth calendar year after becoming a consultant or last refreshing.  This refresher is important to all consultants, but especially to those whose credentials are due to lapse on December 31, 2018.  It is the only California opportunity to refresh in 2018 currently scheduled.  Check with your CGCI schools chairmen: Shane Looper (Environmental Schools), Greg Pokorski (Gardening Schools), and Alexis Slafer (Landscape Design Schools) about your consultant status and eligibility to refresh.

 

To register click here or down load the form below:

SoCal Garden Club 2018 Refresher Registration Form.pdf