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

Special Notice:
As in past years, California Succulents, Elton Roberts, and RSVP with Wes Briggs will be holding their open-house sales on Saturdays in November and December.

See announcement in this newsletter!

Holiday Banquet

This year's Holiday Banquet will be held on December 7, 2003, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Harry's Hoffbrau. (Note: Harry's now accepts MasterCard and Visa. Currently, they are having difficulties with their on-site ATM machine.) The restaurant is located at 390 Saratoga Avenue near Kiely Boulevard. Harry's telephone number is 408-243-0434.

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.

There are two ways to have plants in the always-popular auction. Plants donated to the society are very appreciated. The alternative is a 70/30 split between the grower and the society respectively. (Growers can specify minimum starting bids.) Auction plants will be classified either in the budget class ($20 or less) or in the luxury class (more than $20).

There will be small give-away plants for everyone at the tables. There will be the usual plant raffles, as well.

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 Seventh Annual

Northern California 'Christmas is Coming'

Cactus & Succulent Sale

RSVP and Wes Briggs, Elton Roberts, and California Succulents will be open on November 1st, 8th, and December 6th.

November 1, 8, & December 6
Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm


RSVP and Wes Briggs

(408) 578-6777
729 Moonglow court
San Jose

729 Moonglow Court

Elton Roberts

(209) 599-4419
23131 South Murphy

23131 South Murphy

California Succulents
Frank, Naomi,
and Lisa Bloss

(831) 722-1446
134 Trabing Road
Watsonville, CA
134 Trabing Road