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

Special Notice:
Our annual show and sale will be on April 5th and 6th of 2003.

Holiday Banquet

This year's Holiday Banquet will be held on December 1 2002, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Harry's Hoffbrau. (Note: Harry's does not accept credit cards or checks. There is an ATM machine near the cafeteria line, but we recommend that you bring cash.) The restaurant is located at 390 Saratoga Avenue near Kiely Boulevard. Their telephone number is 408-243-0434, if you would like more information about the Restaurant.

390 Saratoga Avenue

We will have the plant exchange again this year. Here is how it works. Everyone who brings one puts their plant on the table in the center of the room. The first person to pick selects the plant they want. Whoever brought that plant picks next, and so forth until all the plants have been picked. Obviously, the more desirable the plant you bring, the earlier you will get to pick.

The always popular plant auction and gift plants will be back, as well. In addition, members can select a decorative pot instead of their gift plant.

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

To allow us to make appropriate reservations with the restaurant, please contact Bill Kurtz at 408-243-3692 to let him know how many people you will be bringing to the Christmas banquet.

The Cactus Courier is the newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose (CSSSJ). The members of the CSSSJ freely contribute the materials published herein. The accuracy of information and opinions expressed are those of the contributors. The deadline for submissions is the 20th day of the preceding month. Scannable hardcopy and Windows format text files sent via email or on 3.5-inch disk are acceptable as input. Send newsletter articles to Rich Kroll at:

The Sixth Annual

Northern California 'Christmas is Coming'

Cactus & Succulent Sale

RSVP and Wes Briggs and Roberts will be open on November 23rd, 30th, and December 7th. Planta Secca will be having their sale November 30th, December 7th and 14th.

November 23, 30, & December 7, 14

Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm

RSVP and Wes Briggs

(408) 578-6777
729 Moonglow court
San Jose

729 Moonglow Court


(209) 599-4419
23131 South Murphy

23131 South Murphy

Planta Secca

Bill Munkacsy
300 Miranda Lane
Alamo, CA

November 30th, and December 7th and 14th

New seller with a great selection of plants specializing in cacti.

300 Miranda Lane