January 9, 2005




There were not enough Board members present to hold a quorum. Call to Order by President Bill Munkacsy at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 11:00 A.M.



Present are: President Bill Munkacsy            Associate Director Chuck Breese

       Vice President Linda Delgado    Program Director Bill Kurtz

        Secretary Sandy Carter              Affiliate Director Carol Keeton

        Past Treasurer Judy Goodrode                                                                                                  

Absent are: Past President Wes Briggs

                   Treasurer Tony Bassano

       Associate Director Rowena Southwell

                   Associate Director Richard Deming



LAST MONTH’S MINUTES for the Board of Directors Meeting on November 7, 2004 were approved.


TREASURER: The balance as of November 30, 2004 is $5,390. After all the Christmas Party expenses, we had a profit of $395 from the plant auction. Membership in the Garden Club of California, and the club’s liability insurance has been paid.


MEMBERSHIP: There are a total of 70 new and returning members.


HOSPITALITY: We are looking for someone to take over this area of responsibility. Bill Kurtz has graciously offered to help out with this until someone steps up and takes it over.


The February PROGRAM will be a hands-on workshop for members to prepare their plants for our club’s annual show in April.


LIBRARY:  A donation was given to our club in December 2004, for new library material to be acquired in 2005. We did not purchase any new library books in 2004. This was in part because our library in underutilized. The availability and access to the library materials has always been an issue. Any suggestions on how to improve this are welcome.


AFFILIATE:  To help encourage attendance at the CSSA convention to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, this August 5-10, a suggestion was made to reimburse our members $25 for their traveling expenses. Carole renewed our club’s yearly membership in the CSSA. A $40 fee was required.




MINI SHOW:  Judy has volunteered to coordinate this starting in May this year. She has suggested that the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards could be in the form of Showbucks or nice pottery. In addition, a person would be rewarded with Showbucks just for just bringing in a plant. The Showbucks would be $.25 each with a maximum of someone bringing 4 cacti, and 4 succulents, totaling $2.00. The person could bring in more plants, but the maximum payout would be $2.00.


ANNUAL SHOW:  This year, the Show and Sale will be held April 2 & 3 at Buchser School. Last year’s donation to Buchser school was for $500 toward their science department and $200 for the custodial help. Don Cravalho, who has been the advertising director for our annual Show and Sale for a number of years, has resigned his post. Chuck Breese has volunteered to take over coordinating this function. Thank you, Chuck!


BY-LAWS:  Nothing new to report.


NEW BUSINESS:  Nothing new to report.




-        There was discussion on what reimbursement to pay for traveling expenses for our Program speakers. To be considered are: what do other clubs pay, flat fee of $75, flat fee plus mileage, pay air fare, pay for their membership, $0.425 a mile, deduct the first 100 miles, keep costs within $150-$200 depending on distance traveled.



The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 P.M.

The next Board meeting will be on February 6, 2005, at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 10:30 A.M.


Submitted by the Club Secretary,

Sandy Carter