News Notes

*Our Fall District Meeting was unusual, fun and informative.  We met at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, a site that reflects the agricultural side of south Orange County.  In keeping with their philosophy of sustainability, we brought our own reusable table ware, and cloth napkins.  Tables were set up amongst the trees with a view of the 1878 farmhouse.  After the business meeting, we toured the grounds, ending in their shop full of items that make great holiday gifts for ourselves or others.  To top things off, we went across the driveway to the organic vegetable stand for our weekly produce.

*We are searching for nominations for the 2017-2019 district board.  All club presidents have been asked to talk with their members about the opportunity to be on the board as District Director, Programs, Membership, Ways & Means, Treasurer, Secretary and Hospitality.  Anyone interested can call one of our Nominating Committee members: Annie Hall Bouche, Launa Gould, or Jorja Puma.

*I will soon be sending all club presidents, a flyer with details about the Winter District Meeting.  The meet and greet period will start at 9:30 and the business meeting at 10:00.  Besides a presentation by Trish Schooley of the Naples Island Club, we will be having our Valentine Container Auction to benefit the scholarship fund we started at our last Winter Meeting.  All clubs that participated last year and/or this year, will be able to submit one nomination for a high school senior who is going on to college to major in some area of horticulture.  It is never too early to start scouting around for unique containers to plant or fill with donations you have collected.

*I need someone to give an inspiration and lead the flag salute at our next three meetings: Feb. 6, April 3 and June 5.  Please let me know if you are willing to do this for one or more of these meetings.  Elaine

*Blue Ribbon Club statistics are due to me by December 10 so that I can send the list to the State in time for your club to receive the certificate.

Complete the form at the end of these News Notes and send to me at Elaine Davis, 32562 Sea Island Drive, Dana Point CA 92629 or


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