January 2023

Bay Breeze

In This Issue

Charles Cates
Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.

Upcoming Events

SFBA Chapter Celebration

June 15 | Michael's at shoreline | Mountain View | 5:30pm-9:30pm

Start the Father's Day weekend early, bring the whole family and have fun celebrating our chapter's rich history. After all, this is where CLCA started!

Come ready to celebrate and support LEAF, CLCA's scholarship foundation! We will also have an opportunity to support Chapter sponsored LEAF Scholarship Funds and establish new named funds. Ever thought of establishing your own company or family fund? Is there special people in your life you'd like to honor with a donation in their name? Now would be the perfect time to make this happen. You are encouraged to make a donation by mailing a check or bringing your donation to the event.

Mail donations to:
California Landscape Contractors Association
ATTN: LEAF Scholarships
1491 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Mary Cohen, 408.981.2955 or email marycohen@aol.com

Delicious buffet dinner
Adults $50 
Children 4-12 $20 
Children under 4 FREE

Register Here!

SFBA Chapter Holiday Festivities

Thank you to those that joined San Francisco Bay Area Chapter members for some holiday cheer at the Sequoia Yacht Club in Redwood City on Thursday, December 8th.

CLCA Volunteer
NorcCal Landscape & Nursery Show

2022 President’s Award

Congratulations Lesley Peters for being honored with the 2022 President’s Award at the Holiday Dinner. 

The President’s Award is chosen and awarded by the Chapter President to a person who has consistently served and contributed to the benefit of the chapter. Lesley has been the Auxiliary President for years and is on the Achievement Awards Committee.

Bringing the CLCA SF Chapter
into the Next Phase!

 Andrew Tuckman and Juan Carlos Esparza

For the last eight months, Andrew Tuckman (SiteOne Landscape Supply) and Juan Carlos Esparza (Urban Scapes Landscape) have been meeting regularly to develop plans for a new era of chapter history. They have been instrumental in getting implemented the new electronic newsletter, a mid-month eblast, a new calendar of events and a complete overhaul of the SFBA Chapter website.  The Board of Directors hired Laura A. Leuer (an industry executive with other CLCA chapters as well as the ASLA-NCC) to handle all the back-end business and communications.  With her assistance and TrevNet Web Design, the team is making sure the SFBA chapter stays relevant and chapter members are informed with timely information.

Andrew & Juan Carlos have been taking over Panera Bread’s Hamilton Avenue corner booth on many Friday afternoons to discuss and plan the chapter’s future. This has been a busy time for them implementing 2023 procedures and new processes for the group. With over twenty-five hours logged, Andrew & Juan Carlos are dedicated to advancing the chapter more effectively. They couldn’t do it without the help of the Board of Directors. Thank you to the SFBA board who has been working tirelessly to complete this complicated process, balance the budget and make sure the CLCA brand maintains its strength in the industry.

Look for all the new improvements within the chapter in the coming months!

We welcome your feedback! Have a great year! See you all at the Nor Cal Landscape Nursery Show on February 9th!

Delta Bluegrass Co.
Dig Corp

Partners for Success: 2023 Opportunity

Greetings, happy holidays and a very sincere thank you to our 2022 Partners for Success. The last twelve months were great being able to meet in person again. We look forward to having the green industry back for another prosperous year with our Partners and chapter members.

In 2023 we will continue with the previous improvements made to the Partners Program. A new electronic newsletter, mid-month eblast about events and a website overhaul add increased value for our chapter Partners. We have made it easier to understand the Partners Menu. Most levels of the program include the cost to attend all six (6) General Membership dinner meetings. Flex Points means “flexible”. The Flex Points Program allows you to bring a guest(s) to an event or to attend additional events depending on your Partner level.

Thank you in advance for the continued support of the SFBA Chapter CLCA! Please mail your payment so that it is received by Tuesday, January the 31st, 2023.

CLICK HERE for the Partners for Success Menu.

You may mail a check to the CLCA-SFBA to the Attention of Marin Villalpando at 675 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose, CA 95134 or CLICK HERE to pay with a credit card.

Diamond Partners

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Emerald Partners

Sapphire Partners

Achievement Award A La Carte

Pacific Nurseries
West Coast Turf
Zanker Landscape

CLCA Member Benefit

2023 Board of Directors

President – Juan Carlos 
Vice President – Andrew Tuckman 
Treasurer – Beth Valdez 
Secretary – Kenny Chavez 
Associate Rep – Marin Villalpando 

Auxiliary – Lesley Peters 
Aux Treasurer – Rick Camin 
Aux Secretary – Vicky Parrott 
Membership – Girvin Peters