Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

My Favorite Plants

Bring a plant or plants that got you started in the hobby (obsession?) or that you particularly like now. It doesn't have to be show quality, just what you love and enjoy. We want this to be an expanded Show & Tell where we all can share our plants and experiences - successes and failures, cultural hints, etc. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and even discover a new "favorite' plant.

Earn your Showbucks early at this special MiniShow!

Proposed Slate of Officers

Here is the proposed slate of officers for 2003 - 2004. We will be voting on this slate at the December meeting.

President - Wes Briggs
Vice President - Manson Waters
Secretary - Bill Gingras
Treasurer - Judy Goodrode
Past President - Bill Kurtz
Member-at-Large - Lori Habib
Bill Munkacsy
Rowena Southwell

Reminder: In addition to the other raffles and auctions at our Christmas party, we will be adding a raffle for those members who have paid their dues for 2003 by noon on December 1st.

Grower of the Month: Wes Briggs.

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The Sixth Annual

Northern California 'Christmas is Coming'

Cactus & Succulent Sale

RSVP and Wes Briggs and Roberts will be open on the first three Saturdays in December, and all of our sales merchandise will be at LEAST 30% off. Like last year RSVP will have a drawing for several special offerings -- everyone will get their merchandise at 30% to 90% off the already low prices. You might even be the lucky person to get your entire purchase for FREE! (You get to draw AFTER selecting your merchandise.)

We will be open Saturdays,

November 23, 30, & December 7

Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm

-All Sale Plants-
-Bare Root or Potted-
-Selected Stock Plants or One-of-a-Kind-
-In the Ground or in the Greenhouse-
If it has our price tag, it's on sale!

RSVP and Wes Briggs

(408) 578-6777
729 Moonglow court
San Jose

729 Moonglow Court


(209) 599-4419
23131 South Murphy

23131 South Murphy

Three Saturdays in November and December

We have a great selection of plants, many of which can't be taken to the Summer sale. There will be all sizes from tiny starters to two-man lugs, singly or by the flat, Cacti from Ariocarpus to Zygocactus, Succulents from Abromeitiella to Trichocaulons.