March 6, 2005




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


Present are:† †† President Bill Munkacsy†† †††††††††††††††† Secretary Sandy Carter

Vice President Linda Delgado†††††††††† Associate Director Chuck Breese

Past President Wes Briggs†††††††††††††††† Associate Director Rowena Southwell

Treasurer Tony Bassano†††††††††††††††††††† Program Director Bill Kurtz

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Absent are: ††† Associate Director Richard Deming

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LAST MONTHíS MINUTES for the Board of Directors Meeting on February 6, 2005 were approved.


TREASURER: Nothing new to report. The balance as of November 30, 2004 is $5,390.


MEMBERSHIP: There are a total of 82 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 May PROGRAM will be a presentation by Ernesto Sandoval on the flora of the Southwest. Ernesto is the curator of the Conservatory at U.C. Davis.


LIBRARY:† A good idea was suggested to have one of our attending members purchase new books for our library while at the CSSA convention this August.


AFFILIATE:† Nothing new to report.


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. We might want to consider raffle tickets as prizes after Aprilís annual Show and Sale event.






ANNUAL SHOW: This year, the Show and Sale will be held April 2 & 3 at Buchser School. 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! He will need to focus on local advertising, such as the San Jose Mercury News, and distributing fliers to local venues. Paul and Retha Long have always run the cash register for the show and sale, but since they have moved out of the area, we may need to recruit someone new to do this. Bill Kurtz had the small flyers and the $1 off coupons made.



BY-LAWS:† Nothing new to report.


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NEW BUSINESS:† There is a question as to whether or not our club is paying the credit card machine dues for all the NorCal clubs. Judy is looking into this.



OLD BUSINESS:† Nothing to report.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 A.M.

The next Board meeting will be on May 8, 2005, at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at

10:30 A.M.


Submitted by the Club Secretary,

Sandy Carter