- Author: Leah J. Haynes
VC Master Gardener Program Weekly Update – May 16, 2012
From the MG Program Coordinator: Need to reach me? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell phone, (805) 320-4134. I will be on vacation from Friday May 25th to Tuesday June 5th.
Need Your Input! In 2010, VC Master Gardeners held a series of focus groups and based on input received we made adjustments to the program. We would like to know your thoughts about these changes. Please take a few minutes to answer questions on survey. Complete survey by May 23, 2012. Link to the survey at – http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=6304
Upcoming Ventura County Master Gardener Events:
MG Slate of Officers for 2012-2013 must be reviewed prior to elections scheduled on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
In accordance with the VCMG Bylaws and Article X -
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
One month prior to the Annual General Meeting, the slate of officers proposed by the nominating committee shall be published in the organizational newsletter, internal web page or sent to all members in an email.
MGs may nominate themselves or others, prior to, or from the floor at the Annual General Meeting, providing that each nomination is properly proposed and seconded.
Voting for each office will be conducted at the Annual General Meeting by those members present.
Proposed Slate of Officers for 2012-2013
- Executive Committee Co-Chairs
- Joanne Abing
- Bill Dobner
- Education Committee Co-Chairs
- Cathy Allen, Kathryn Estomo, Carole Rowland and Barbara Wilsey
- Special Projects & Events Committee Co-Chairs
- Melissa Kornblatt
- Carol Willard
- Communication Committee Chair
- Carol Kurtz
- Membership Committee Co-Chairs
- Patti Handfinger
- Velma Womack
May 24, 2012 – Final Training Class and Exam for 2012 MG Trainees
June 28, 2012 – MG Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held at the Camarillo Ranch House in Camarillo. The event is catered and scheduled from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday June 28. You may bring your spouse or one friend. Membership Chair Joanne Abing is the contact for this event. You can reach her by email at email@example.com or phone at 644-4586.
Registration is required and the deadline is June 22, 2012. Register at: http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=8428
Mastering Your Home Garden Workshop is scheduled at the Hansen Agricultural Center on Saturday May 19th from 8:15 am to noon. Master Gardeners may attend at a reduced rate of $5.00. Certified Master Gardeners in attendance will receive three hours of continuing education. Trainees are welcome to attend, but, time spent in sessions does not count towards required volunteer hours. If you would like to attend contact: Charleen Siegler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know? We are capturing names of individuals interested in receiving information about Master Gardener events and activities. MG speakers and event leads are encouraged to retrieve speakers’ kits where they will find a sign-in sheet used for capturing names. Our distribution list has nearly 2,000 names. We use this list to promote the Mastering Your Home Garden Workshop, the Ventura County Fair and the Master Gardener training classes. This is a wonderful way for us to communicate with people interested in receiving University of California science-based gardening information.
Who doesn't like a ripe tomato fresh off the vine? Thanks to some helpful Master Gardeners now 20 large pots with 6-7 different varieties are planted on the patio of the Veterans Home inVentura. The residents have the pleasure of watching these plants grow as they do their daily walk. Come mid summer, they can select the biggest, reddest, juiciest one and feast on it every day. Salsa will surely be on the menu. Imagine the smiles!!!
Continuing Education Opportunities:
Simi Valley Speakers’ Series – Every Tuesday from 5/1 to 6/12/2012
Register on MG website and each class cost $5.00 (pay at the door)
Ojai Speakers’ Series – 2nd Saturday from 4/14 to 10/13/2012
MG Lead is Robin Graham –email@example.com
Goebel Speakers’ Series in TO – 4th Saturday from 6/23 to 9/22/2012
MG Lead is Peggy Ellis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Master Gardeners receive continuing education hours for attending these sessions. Trainees are welcome to attend sessions, sorry no volunteer hours. Registration is required!
We need your help for the annual Ventura County Fair Exhibit
This year’s theme is
Rides, Ribbons, and Rodeos
(Fair is scheduled from August 1-12)
As you may know, we usually win 1st or 2nd prize for our display.
WE WANT THE BLUE RIBBON!
We are planning to grow all of our own plant material so we need your help in the following ways:
Manpower to make the display components, assembling succulent wreaths,picture framed succulents displays, (fair workshops)
Loaning hardscape items for exhibit, Help transporting and setting up the exhibit on Tuesday, Wednesday July 24, 25. Help teardown the display Monday, August 13
For you Artsy types please think about putting together an entry.
The exhibit will have a judging table with the different displays.
Think 'found art'. Shop your garage, the back shelves of the closet and kitchen for containers and go to it. Whimsy is the name of the game. All entries will be returned. We would also like assorted flowering perennials and annuals in attractive containers entries.
For more information contact
Nancy Nasalroad at email@example.com or
Charleen Siegler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!