Attending: Bill Kurtz, Kathi Cambiano, Sonia Dyer, Alex Morgan, Joel Parker
Called to order at 11AM
There was a discussion of Rich Kroll's email suggesting a plant/disease contest, as he is getting about one request per month as webmaster. Having it be a contest was generally vetoed in the previous meeting. There was further discussion -- the newsletter seems an inappropriate venue. A presentation at our general meeting wouldn't reach random members of the public that are asking the questions. Kathi suggests we possibly refer questions about diseases to the Master Gardeners, and we possibly could also invite them to give a presentation to the club. She will investigate their hotline numbers. Also we could provide links to other sites that are good for plant identification.
Jim Daniels in Oregon passed away recently. Sonia will bring a card to the next meeting for people to sign.
Further discussion of the need for potters at our shows. Joe Hildalgo may be able to come on Sundays.
The spring show will be April 11-12, 2015 at Peterson. Bill K will mark up a copy of the Procedures document for show dealings with Buchser, so that it's apppropriate for Peterson and give it to Sonia to put on the web site.
Loyd has previously lined up Naomi to give a talk at our Sept 7, 2014 meeting. There will not be an October 2014 meeting due to the show.
For April 2015, the show being in mid-April, we won't have a regular club meeting, but Loyd wants to have a show co-ordination meeting at that time instead.
The question was raised whether we should have a fixed day of the month for publication of the club newsletter, even though our actual meeting date varies considerably. We have agreed that having a fixed date is preferable. Loyd will discuss with Rich Kroll.
Bill K says we need the Nominating Committee to be formed for selection of next year's officers. It should have 2 at-large officers and one board member. We M/S/P that Alex should put something in the newsletter calling for new officers.
Kathi is growing tired of running the mini-show, and we need to find someone else to take that over. She agrees to mentor the new person. We also need to put something about this in the newsletter.
We need people to be responsible for tear-down and clean-up after the regular club meeting. Alex suggested that the same alphabetical rotation that brings refreshments should also be asked to clean up the room after that day's meeting. We agreed that was a good idea. We need to put something about this in the club newsletter.
Adjourned at noon.