January 2023

Bay Breeze

In This Issue

Charles Cates
Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.

Upcoming Events

Installation Dinner

Please join us for dinner as we honor and say thank you to this year’s CLCA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Board of Directors and welcome our new board members for 2024.

The Blue Pheasant
22100 Steven Creek Blvd., Cupertino

$45.00 – Attendee
$22.50 – Retired Life member, Student Member
No Charge – New Member (first chapter meeting), Prospective Member, Partner for Success

Holiday Celebration

Come join your CLCA friends and family for our Holiday Party at the Mountain House Restaurant in Woodside as a start to your holiday festivities. New owners, new chef, same warm and cozy atmosphere as before. Enjoy a pre-luncheon holiday cocktail, then sit down for a delicious lunch in the festive dining room amidst the Redwood trees of Woodside.

COST: $110 per person

Register online or complete the registration form, make checks payable to CLCA SFBA Chapter and return to:

Lesley Peters
185 Del Monte Avenue
Los Altos, Ca. 94022

Any questions, call or email Lesley Peters 650-444-4580 or gpland@sbcglobal.net

Entree Selections include choice of:
Red wine braised short ribs with creamy mashed potatoes and charred carrots
Mount Lassen trout with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetable
Seasonal housemade pasta (vegetarian)

Choice of creme brulee with poached pears or a selection of ice creams and sorbets

Please RSVP with your menu selection by December 1st.

Download a PDF of event details by clicking 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

Gold Partners

Emerald Partners

Sapphire Partners

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