Instead of our usual monthly meeting and C&S Workshop in December, we’ll have our annual Holiday Party & Potluck Dinner on Sunday, December 7th, in Ayers Hall at the LA County Arboretum. Park in the side parking lot and enter through the gate next to the Hall.
Setup starts at 3:00 p.m., and WE CAN REALLY USE YOUR HELP to set up tables and decorate. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. The club will provide turkey, ham, gravy, plates, cups, and utensils. Club members provide appetizers, salads, relishes, side dishes, and desserts. Please bring stuffing, yams, that yummy casserole yourfamily begs for….anything you’d like to share with your fellow enthusiasts. And please bring enough to feed both you and your guests (one dish per person ensures that we have enough food for everyone). There are some fantastic cooks in our club, and the meal is always outstanding. Please call your dinner coordinators, Mary Brumbaugh 626/852-2914 or Rebecca Mallonee 626/967-0716, to volunteer your setup and/or cleanup services, or for questions. If you volunteered to bring a turkey or ham, or to perform any other function but will be unable to, please call Mary or Rebecca as soon as you know.
Gift Exchange: Anyone may participate in this optional activity. Bring one cactus, succulent, or related item per person. It must be in good condition (something you would like to receive). Attach a label with your name on one side and the species on the other. The plant or item that is deemed most desirable will be sold during the plant auction. The person who brought that item gets first pick from all remaining items. The person who brought that item gets to pick next, and so on.
Holiday Plants: Each member receives a Holiday Plant as a gift from the Club. Members are invited to bring in all surviving plants from previous Holiday Parties to show how well they have been grown, so bring in your plants from years gone by.
Plant Auction: Bring Money! This is a great opportunity to purchase or sell rare or specimen-sized plants. Items will be auctioned by some of our knowledgeable members. Auction rules are: • Must be a club member to sell;• Limit of 2 plants or cactus/succulent-related items per member. “Other items” may include artwork, such as paintings and pottery, or just neat items with cactus/succulents on them;
• Plants must be mature, well-grown specimens;
• Club gets 25% of the proceeds; seller gets 75%;
• Label your auction items with your name and the minimum bid you’ll accept.
• If the item is a donation to the Club, then indicate such.The auction is always great fun so, again, bring money, and come prepared to buy yourself a present!
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