Southern California Garden Club
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Club Board 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. The business meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. All club members are welcome. Officers and Committee Chairmen are required to attend.

 

Membership Meetings and Programs

General membership meetings are held at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, 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

Guests are welcome!

October Club Activities

October 4 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

October 18 — General Membership Meeting

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

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. Workshop : Club member Greg Pokorski will present, “Your Place in the Garden Club World.” Learn about the projects, programs, schools and publications of CGCI, Pacific Region, and NGC. (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. Program : "Refuge – Healing – Education – Making a Big Impact," a multi-media program, will be presented by Martine Colette, founder of Wildlife Waystation. (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.

 

November Club Activities

November 1 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

November 15 — Bus Tour

Our autumn bus tour will begin at Balboa Sports Center in Encino at 8:30 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 America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark on the Moorpark College campus at 10:00 a.m. where we will tour the facility, enjoy an animal demonstration at 10:30 a.m. (seated) and hear a lecture by students.

We will enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own) in a shady park near the campus.

After lunch, the campus botanist will present a short program about the flora of the campus. We depart the area at 2:30 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: $20.00 (includes bus driver’s tip, lunch, entrance/tour fee and a small donation to Southern California Garden Club).

Reservations are required. To reserve your seat, contact Robin Pokorski, RobinP@juno.com or 818-361-7873

 

December Club Activities

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

December 20 — General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. General Set-up: Santa needs helpers.

10:00 a.m. General Holiday Merriment

Bring dry goods and yummy (not expired) canned goods for a local food bank.

11:00 a.m. Program: Home-Grown Entertainment of our own making will delight and enchant us. Warm up your vocal cords for “Twelve Days of Gardening Christmas,” our annual participatory event and a sing-along (a trophy is involved this year, so voice lessons would not go amiss). Plan to bring a gift if you wish to participate in our “Gift Exchange.”

12:00 p.m. Luncheon: Lunch is a catered affair. Details will be announced in The Green Thumb. Bringing a friend as your guest is a thoughtful gift idea for your friend and your club.

Reservations are required.

Reserve your place with Robin Pokorski, RobinP@juno.com or 818-361-7873

 

January Club Activities

January 3 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

January 17 — General Membership Meeting

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

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting – Presentation of slate of 2017- 2019 officer candidates.

10:30 a.m. Horticulture Workshop: Club member Rita Desilets will present a workshop on “Table Setting Designs.” Learn how easy it is to enter the table setting design classes in our flower show. (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. Program : "Living Soil," an interactive program,will be presented by Gisele Schoniger, Organic Gardening Educator at Kellogg Garden Products. (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 7 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

February 21 — General Membership Meeting

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

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting Election of 2017 – 2019 officers.

10:30 a.m. Horticulture Workshop : Club member Janet Gies will present a workshop, “Sign Me Up for the Flower Show.” Learn the hows and whys of floral design in Standard Flower Shows . One of NGC’s objectives is to promote floral design. (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. David King, author and lecturer, will present “Easy-Peasy Tomatoes for YOUR Garden.” The tomato is our club’s 2016-2017 Signature Plant.   (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 7 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

March 21 — 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 Rosemary Ecker will present a workshop, “Gardens to Visit around Los Angeles.” Learn about hidden gems in our metropolitan area. (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. Program: Shane Looper, NGC Master Flower Show Judge from South San Francisco, will present “It’s Time to Use Those Flowers from the Garden,” a floral design demonstration.   (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 4 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

April 18 — General Membership Meeting

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

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. Workshop : Horticulture Workshop : Club member Carol Vallens will present a workshop on “International Garden Festival - Epcot.” O ne of NGC’s objectives is to promote horticulture and floral design education. (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. Program : "Gardening in the Marsh," a multi-media program, will be presented by Tracy Drake, founder of Madrona Marsh. (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.

 

More April Club Activities

 

Our club’s 51 st Standard Flower Show, “TV Diners,” will be held at the Sepulveda Garden Center on April 21-22, 2017. (NGC, CGCI)

April 20— Flower Show Set-up

Set-up for the show will be Thursday, April 20, 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 21-22 Standard Flower Show

All designs and horticulture specimens must be in place no later than 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21.

 Judging will be on Friday afternoon, April 21. 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 22from 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.

 

May Club Activities

May 2 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

May 16— 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. Horticulture Workshop: Club member Gail Vanderhorst will moderate a round table discussion of horticulture questions and answers “Bring Your Horticulture Questions.” (NGC, CGCI)

11:00 a.m. Program : "Attracting Wild Birds to YOUR Garden,” an interactive demonstration, will be presented by Scott Logan of Wildwings. O ne of NGC’s objectives is to promote flora and fauna education. (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 6 — Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

June 20— General Membership Meeting

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

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

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

11:15 a.m. Program : Celebration of the club’s 90th birthday! Presentation of awards and honors. Convention recap. Presentation of scholarship. Presentation of CGCI, Pacific Region and NGC Life Memberships. (NGC, CGCI)

Installation of 2017 – 2019 Officers

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.