March 1, 2009

Call to Order by President Linda Delgado at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 11:00 A.M.

Present:   President Linda Delgado      Board Member Emeritus Bill Kurtz
Vice President Chuck Breese      Associate Director Tony Bassano
Secretary Sandy Carter      Associate Director Kathi Cambiano
Treasurer Roger Lane      Associate Director Sonia Dyer
Past President Bill Munkacsy      
Absent:   Associate Director Alyene Daggett

LAST MONTH’S MINUTES for the Board of Directors Meeting on February 1, 2009, were approved.

TREASURER: No new report. The balance as of January 4, 2009 is $14,937.72

MEMBERSHIP: With renewals, the total membership is now 87 people.

HOSPITALITY: Vicki and Anthony Ortiz have stepped forward to assist with bringing the hospitality items to the club’s meetings. Thanks!!

The April PROGRAM will be our annual Show and Sale, April 4 & 5, at Buchser School in Santa Clara. The May PROGRAM will be a presentation by Brain Kemble on Winter Blooming Aloes.

LIBRARY: Nothing new to report.

AFFILIATE: We need to process the paperwork for the California Gardeners Club insurance.

MINI SHOW: Maybe have three divisions within each major category?

SPRING SHOW: The 2009 Show and Sale will be held on April 4 & 5 at Buchser School in Santa Clara.
  • Bill M. sent out the vendor letters.
  • Bill K. has lined up the judges.
  • Wes has volunteered to BBQ Sat & Sun for lunch. Bill K. will order the pizzas for Fri night.
  • Tony printed out the postcards, and the club put labels and stamps on them the first 30-minutes of the Board meeting.
FALL SHOW: Oct. 3 & 4 at Buchser School. Bill K. to contact the school to reserve the space.

BY-LAWS: Linda and Sandy have volunteered to spearhead the updating of our Operating Procedures and our By-Laws. This process is open to any club member that might be interested.

  • Bill K. has booked the meeting room at Prusch Park for the remainder of 2009. There will not be a regular meeting on July 4th nor on Labor Day. More information will be sent out beforehand.
  • Bill K. has reserved the room at Harry’s Hofbrau on Dec 6 for our annual holiday party.
  • To help save printing and mailing costs, a motion was proposed and approved to give members an option to receive the CSSSJ Cactus Courier via soft email or hard printed and sent out via United States mail. Linda will keep the master list. A $5 show bucks reward was suggested for those receiving e-couriers, although it has not been determined yet just how the member will receive the reward.
  • This May 11 the US postage is being increased from 42-cents to 44-cents. Linda proposed a motion, which was voted on and approved, for our club to purchase enough “Forever Stamps” from the USPS to be used for sending out the club’s newsletters for the remainder of 2009, and for any other miscellaneous mailings.
  • A motion was proposed and approved to donate $100 in Showbucks to the Stanford garden for giving us a talk last year.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 A.M.

The next meeting will be on May 3, 2009, at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 10:30 A.M.

Submitted by the club secretary,
Sandy Carter