September 2013

News Archive

Betty Nostrand, Editor
Molly Fisher and Ann Rivenes, Publishers

Co-President's Letter

Welcome back after the summer hiatus. While we haven't had a Club meeting since June, our members certainly have not been idle. Our volunteer work continued at Pleasanton's Sensory Garden, roses were maintained at Livermore's Hansen Park, and we harvested at the Eden Community Garden, with produce provided to the Second Harvest Food Bank. In a span of just 15 days your Board met twice, and were, also, the participants at the budget planning meeting. The Program Committee arranged for the year's programs, which will start in September with "Fall Fruits for the Home Gardener - Bethallyn Black".

At the September meeting you will get to act on the proposed budget and, also, on proposed changes to the By-Laws and Standing Rules, everyone's favorite topic. You will find the proposed budget and proposed changes to the By-Laws and Standing Rules later in this Newsletter.

Should LAVGC provide some sort of consulting service rather than respond to every outside request for gardening advice with "attend a Club meeting"? That question came up at the August Board meeting. The article on LAVGC Advocates on page 4 provides more detail and asks if you would like to participate.

This is my first co-President's letter to you. I have long been impressed with the variety of Club projects and with your volunteer spirit, and I am honored to have been elected as your co-President.

Happy gardening, Tom Jefferson

Livermore Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) serving the Tri-Valley: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, and San Ramon