November 6, 2005




Call to Order by President Bill Munkacsy at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 10:40 A.M.


President Bill Munkacsy          Program Director Bill Kurtz
Vice President Linda Delgado          Associate Director Chuck Breese
Treasurer Tony Bassano          Associate Director Richard Deming
Secretary Sandy Carter
Past President Wes Briggs
Associate Director Rowena Southwell


LAST MONTH'S MINUTES for the Board of Directors Meeting on October 9, 2005 were approved.


TREASURER: The current bank account balance is $6,862 as of November 6, 2005. The club's taxes to the State Board of Equalization for April ($970 with late fee included) and September (not calculated yet) did not get paid on time, and are now due.


MEMBERSHIP: We have 91 members. A motion was proposed and approved to increase the cost of basic and family membership from $15/$20 per year to $20/$25.


HOSPITALITY: Nothing new to report.


The January PROGRAM will be a presentation given my Naomi Bloss on how to stage plants for competition showing.


LIBRARY: We purchased one book so far from the $150 anonymous donor, which is: Succulents II, The New Illustrated Dictionary, by Sajeva & Costanzo, Timber Press.


AFFILIATE: Nothing new to report.


MINI SHOW: Nothing new to report.



ANNUAL SHOW: Buchser School is not going to bill us for the custodial fees from the April 2005 Show and Sale. A motion was proposed and approved to donate $400 to Buchser School to cover the estimated custodial fees and for letting us use their premises. The dates for the 2006 Show and Sale are March 31, April 1, and April 2.



BY-LAWS: Nothing new to report.





       A good idea was suggested to include advertisements for our club's growers on the last page of our courier. Maybe, even to open up a personal want ads page. This might generate some enthusiasm from our members to exchange plants they are looking for, are giving away, or selling.

       Our club has a number of trophy and ribbon prizes that are no longer being used, which we would like to part with. They could either be donated to the CSSA, donated to Children's clubs as awards, cut-out and remounted, or photographed and put on our club's web-site as a tribute to the names contained on them. It was suggested to take the trophies to the Goodwill. This should be noted in our courier prior to happening.

       Bill Kurtz has several boxes of old CSSSJ couriers and a large wooden bookshelf that he would like to find a new home for.

       It was recommended that we split up our monthly programs into smaller multiple sections, so we can have more variety, and possibly perk up our membership interest.

       Tony Bassano wants to resign his position. We are looking for a new Treasurer.

       We are looking for someone to take over the Hospitality responsibilities.





       The letter that was drafted and signed by the Board members to the American Express Credit Card Company, requesting to terminate our club's account with them, was received and acknowledged.



The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 P.M.

The next Board meeting will be on January 8, 2006, at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at

10:30 A.M.


Submitted by the club secretary,

Sandy Carter