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

We will be having a potluck at the February meeting.

Valentines Day Party and Pot Luck

Steal a Gift

Everyone who wants to participate brings a gift in a plain brown bag.

This gift should be
No more than $10.00 in cost
Suitable for a man or a woman
Something to do with gardening/cactus/succulents

The gift is placed on a table. (Do not label it with your name. Part of the fun is in not knowing who brought what.)

After lunch, we will pass around a hat with numbers in it. Participants will choose a number and that will represent their turn to choose a gift.

Number 1 will choose first and open that gift. Number 2 may choose a new gift or steal the gift from number 1. If number 2 chose a new gift, that gift is opened. If number 2 steals a gift, number 1 chooses a new gift. Gifts cannot be stolen back from the person who stole it from you.

This will go on until everyone has opened or stolen a gift. A gift can only be stolen 3 times. If your gift is stolen, you open a new gift or steal from someone else. Everyone who brings a gift ends up with a gift.

If you choose not to participate you can still come and enjoy watching the exchange.

Plants of the Month for February:

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
A plant that has red or pink spines or blooms red or pink
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
A plant that looks like a valentine or blooms red or pink
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Anything in bloom or your choice
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
A plant that you fell in love with or your choice

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: