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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
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:
185 Del Monte Avenue
Los Altos, Ca. 94022
Any questions, call or email Lesley Peters 650-444-4580 or email@example.com
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.
The trees are changing colors and Halloween candy is in the stores. Fall is arriving early this year. I wonder what that means for the arrival of winter.
The Chapter Picnic on September 10 was a family-friendly event. It was great to see new faces and spend time with everyone. Thank you to the committee (Charlene and Leo Ott, Alice Domine, Vicky Parrott, Rick and Marina Camin, Girvin and Lesley Peters) for putting together a fun and festive day. Special thanks to Rick for chairing the committee, organizing the horseshoe tournament and acting as head chef! Putting on a picnic for 50 people is a large undertaking and it wouldn’t happen without our great committee. Many, many thanks!
Our last Auxiliary meeting of the year is Tuesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. at Cafe Vitale in Los Altos. This meeting is hosted by Chapter President Juan Carlos Esparza. All are welcome to attend. A Paperless Post invitation has gone out. If you did not receive an invitation and you would like to join us, please email me and I will send the invitation to you, along with a membership application. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
There are still a lot of activities through the end of the year. Vendor Night in October at Lyngso Garden Materials, installation of officers and membership night in November, the convention in Monterey, Thanksgiving, the Christmas Holiday Party, Hanukkah and Christmas. 2023 will be gone in a blink of an eye. Happy Halloween. Hope you get more treats than tricks!
Annual Chapter Picnic is Back!
It takes a lot to surprise me these days after enduring Covid with the rest of the world. However, I was shocked last year’s picnic was rained out in the middle of September. I don’t think that has happened in the history of the annual picnic. I guess it was the first sign of the extreme wet winter that followed and we needed it!
This year’s Chapter Picnic was extra special catching up with everyone who came on a beautiful perfect sunny day at Cuesta Park in Mountain View. We had exactly 50 people attend the always fun event with the traditional horseshoe competition, chili cook-off and cookie contest. This year’s menu included BBQ chicken, tri-tip, hot dogs and chicken sausages. I think the food turned out pretty good because members of our BBQ neighbors, a French group, were constantly coming to our side to check out the food on the grill seemingly looking for a taste. – Desole!
The horseshoe competition is always exciting and amazingly Ed and Jonathan Ott repeated as champions. However, they ran into tough early round competition from newcomers Dominic Bryan and Jakie Marsey who almost pulled off a huge upset. After a tight game, the defending champions prevailed and cruised to the finals to take on the tough young Domine brothers of Nicho and Alex. Ed must have been hitting his stride going into the finals because he scored five ringers which I think may be a final record for a crushing 21-8 score! Congratulations to Ed/Johnthan Ott and Nicho/Alex Domine for taking first and second place this year!
Below are the judges and big winners of the annual chili and cookie contest.
Chili judges: Beth Valdez, Cindy Singletary and Simon Parrott
Chili entries: Jackie Marsey, Dominic Bryan, Alice Domine and Michelle Ott
Winner: Dominic Bryan
Cookie judges: Vicky Parrott, Cindy Singletary and Rick Camin
Reese’s chewy peanut butter cookies by Carlee Hess (Mary Cohen’s granddaughter)
Peanut butter blossoms by Virginia Hess (ditto above)
Confetti Rice Krispy treats by Alice Domine
S’mores Caramel Cookie Bar by Tobin and Briar Bayless (Alice’s granddaughters)
First place: S’mores Caramel cookie bar by Tobin and Briar Bayless
Second place: Reese’s Chewy peanut butter cookie by Carlee Hess
The Chapter Picnic takes an entire team to run smoothly every year. A special thanks to everyone who helped this year including:
Vicky Parrott – prizes. Leo Ott – name tags, Charlene Ott – salad, Alice Domine – games. BBQ chef’s Marina and John Camin, Kitchen help – Michelle Ott, Girvin Peters – set up. And of course, a huge thank you to Lesley Peters who is our outstanding president and auxiliary leader who keeps us in line to make sure every event is a huge success for the benefit of our members – thank you everyone!
Hope to see you next year!
2023 Chapter Picnic Chairperson
Join friends and colleagues in Monterey!
Please join us for an evening of fun and insightful presentations at Lyngso Garden Materials as the CLCA SFBA Chapter comes together to learn about new products & services from our industry suppliers.
Join us as we celebrate Lyngso’s 70th year in business with John Lyngso himself and the greater Lyngso family! We will have vendor booths and tables set up like a mini tradeshow as well as a barbeque truck thanks to Ewing Irrigation. This event is for contractors who want to learn about the latest in battery powered equipment, lighting transformers, drip systems, timers, turf, hardscape and tools. Any new or prospective members are more than welcomed as well as existing members. There will also be a tour of Lyngso Garden Materials for those curious about bulk materials, traffic patterns around a supply yard or just wanting to learn about new mulch & ground cover.
This event will be a special and unique evening where participants will have a chance to connect with our favorite rep’s.
Hope to see you there! October 19th 5:00p-8:30pm
The 2024 Slate of Officers below will be presented for a vote by general membership.
Chairperson of the Board – Juan Carlos Esparza, Urbanscapes
President – Barry and Mary Cohen, Life Members
Vice President – Beth Valdez, Davey Tree
Treasurer – Scooter Wren, Peninsula Building Materials
Secretary – Jackie Marsey, Paradise Garden & Landscape
Associate Liaison Officer – Marin Villalpando, Greenwaste
Cost (includes food, drinks): $30
Life Members and Students $17.50Register Here
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2023 Board of Directors
President – Juan Carlos
Vice President – Andrew Tuckman
Treasurer – Beth Valdez
Secretary – Open Position
Associate Liaison – Marin Villalpando
Aux President – Lesley Peters
Aux Vice President – Girvin Peters
Aux Treasurer – Rick Camin
Aux Secretary – Vicky Parrott
Membership – Andrew Tuckman