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January : No regular club meeting

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, January 7

Holiday Party & Potluck Dinner on Sunday, January 7 in Ayres Hall at the LA County Arboretum. Help us celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. Park in the side parking lot and enter through the gate next to the hall. Setup starts at 3:00 p.m., and WE NEED YOUR HELP to set up tables and the room. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. The club provides plates, cups, and utensils. Club members provide main dishes, appetizers, salads, relishes, side dishes, and desserts. Please bring that yummy casserole your family begs for….anything you’d like to share. And please bring enough to feed both you and your guests (one dish per person ensures that we have enough food for everyone). There are some fantastic cooks in our club, and the meal is always outstanding. Please call your dinner coordinators Rebecca Mallonee (714) 299-1304 or Mary Brumbaugh (626)201-8615 to volunteer your set-up/clean-up services, or for questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have limited access to the kitchen, so plan your dish accordingly. No warming up before serving, nor washing dishes after dinner. Break out those crock pots and warming trays. Gift Exchange: Anyone may participate in this optional activity. Bring one cactus, succulent, or related item per person. It must be in good condition (something you would like to receive). Attach a label with your name on one side and the species on the other. The item that is deemed most desirable will be sold during the auction. The person who brought in that item gets first pick from all remaining items. The person who brought that item gets to pick next, and so on Holiday Plants: Each member receives a Holiday Plant as a gift from the Club. Members are invited to bring in plants from previous Holiday Parties to show how well they have been grown.

Holiday Party Plant Auction: Bring Money! This is a great opportunity to purchase or sell rare or specimen sized plants. Items will be auctioned by some of our knowledgeable members. Auction Rules are: * Must be a club member to sell. * Limit of 2 plants or cactus/succulent-related items per member. * Other items may include artwork such as paintings and pottery, or just neat items with cactus/succulents on them. * Plants must be mature, well-grown specimens. * Club gets 25% of the proceeds, seller gets 75%. * Label your auction items with your name and the minimum bid you’ll accept. * If the item is a donation to the club, then indicate such. SEE YOU SUNDAY, January 7th!


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
I’d like to clarify our meeting schedule for December and January. We usually have our holiday dinner in December and we actually had Ayers Hall reserved for it this year but in February the Arboretum let us know that they had canceled our reservation and had booked a large exhibition for much of November and December. The earliest we could get the hall would have been the weekend before Christmas. Most of us felt this would result in a very low turnout and several of our regular volunteers said they would not be able to help since they had other obligations that close to Christmas. The board decided that the next best time to have our annual dinner would be in January so we booked Ayres Hall for January 7th.

Since Ayres Hall was booked most of December and only the smaller classrooms downstairs would be available, we decided to forgo the December meeting altogether. Our December and January meetings will be:

December - No meetings
January 7th - Annual pot luck and awards dinner including all activities we normally have at the Holiday dinner.
January 11th
- 2nd Thursday of the month - No meeting
January 17th - Workshop meeting downstairs in the Palm room

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Your DUES ARE DUE unless you paid them at the November meeting. MEMBERSHIP IS TWENTY DOLLAR$. You can pay at the SUNDAY, JANUARY 7th Party Or you could pay by writing a check payable to SGVCSS And mail it to Tori Wilson, membership 501 San Luis Rey Road, Arcadia, CA 91007


Meeting Highlights
SGVCSS Information  Membership Form
SGVCSS Officers, Board, and Committees
SGVCSS Communiqué Back Issues
 Southern California Resources
Cactus and Succulent Nurseries and Bookstores
Cactus and Succulent Societies in Southern California
Places to Visit
Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Mojave National Preserve
The Living Desert Wildlife & Botanical Park, Palm Springs, CA
The Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA
National / International Cactus and Succulent Resources
The Cactus & Succulent Society of America
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall

2018 CACTUS AND SUCCULENT CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

JAN 13, 2018 -T H E H U N T I N G T O N LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California 91108 (626) 405-2100  9am-5pm

FEB. 10 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, SPRING SHOW AND SALE BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA—INFO 619-990-2051 

MAR. 22-24 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SPRING SHOW AND SALE THURS. 22nd  6-9PM---FRI. MAR. 23rd 9-7PM---SAT. MAR. 24TH 9-5, 1000 S. State College Bl., (Anaheim United Methodist Church) Anaheim, CA INFORMATION CALL 562-587-3357

APR. 7-8 SOUTH COAST CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW & SALE SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS, 26300 CRENSHAW BLVD., PALOS VERDES, CA 9AM-4PM INFO: heidihusnak@gmail.com or http://www.southcoastcss.org 

APR. 29 HUNTINGTON PLANT SALE 10 TO 5:00 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS, 1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA. 626-405-3504

MAY 5-6 SUNSET SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER, MULTIPURPOSE RM, 4117 OVERLAND AVE., CULVER CITY, CA. INFO. 310-822-1783

MAY 6 SOUTH BAY EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE---9am to 4pm SOUTH COAST BONTANICAL GARDENS, INFO. 310-833-6823

MAY 11-12 GATES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 36TH SHOW AND SALE  FRI & SAT 9-4:30 pm, INFO. 909-910-9195

MAY 19-20 LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB PLANT SHOW AND SALE 10-4 pm RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH, CA  INFO. 562-631-5876

MAY 26-27 CENTRAL COAST CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW & SALE (10-4PM),  LUDWICK CENTER, 864 SANTA ROSA, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – INFO. 805-237-2054,  www.centralcoastcactus.org

JUNE 2-3 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY—SUMMER SHOW & SALE  BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA INFO. 858-382-1797

JUNE 9-10 LOS ANGELES CACTUS and SUCCULENT SOCIETY PLANT SHOW AND SALE JUNE 9th 9-4, JUNE 10th 9-3  SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD., ENCINO, CA.  INFO. www.lacss-show.com

JUN 29-JUL 1 CSSA ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE –HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS  1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA., 626-405-3504 PLANTS SALES START  JUNE 29TH THRU JULY 1ST 10AM-5PM  SHOW OPENS JUNE 30th THRU JULY 1ST 10AM-5PM 

JULY 19-21 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SUMMER SHOW AND SALE  THURS 19TH 6PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-7PM, SAT 9AM-5PM, 1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BLVD. (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH), ANAHEIM CA, 949-212-8417

 AUG 11-12 33RD ANNUAL INTERCITY SHOW AND SALE AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM  9AM-5PM DAILY, 301 N. BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA CA, INFO CALL TOM GLAVICH  626-798-2430 or JOHN MARTINEZ 805-390-2139

SEPT 1 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS SUCCULENT SYMPOSIUM  ALL DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON, 626-405-3504

SEPT 15 LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION, 12-5PM RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH CA 90615  INFO: 562-631-5876

OCT 13-14 BAKERSFIELD CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE, SAT 10-5,  SUN 11-3, ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, 2216 17TH STREET, BAKERSFIELD CA 93304  FREE ADMISSION & PARKING, INFO: 661-831-8488

OCT 27-28 PALOMAR CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY FALL SHOW AND SALE  SAT 10-5, SUN 10-3, SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDENS, 230 QUAIL GARDENS RD,  ENCINITAS CA, INFO: BritaMiller1@gmail.com 

NOV 10-11 SAN GABRIEL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE  BOTH DAYS 9AM-4PM, LA COUNTY ARBORETUM, ARCADIA CA  INFO: MANNY RIVERA 626-780-6957 or JOHN MATTHEWS 661-714-1052

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