October Message from the President

Oh Baby, what a meeting!   First, it was held in Ada Brehmer’s beautiful garden where she did a show and tell of the numerous arrangements she made with all kinds of fall plant material, mostly from her garden. There were baskets and vases, gourds, herbs, flowers, and a pumpkin carved with Welcome Herbies, compliments of Ada’s son Mark. 


It was very inspiring to see what you can come up with just walking around your garden. Thank you so much Ada for your generosity and contributions to our group!


We also had a baby shower for Kelly, Nathan and Trevor Chase Knox. There were beautiful gifts, handmade blankets to cuddle in, darling clothes, cards and lots of fun. We all wish the very best for the Knox family. 


You’ll find photos of all the activities at the meeting in the newsletter, thanks to Pauline Atkins. It’s so nice to open the newsletter and see the photos from earlier in the month. It’s a warm reminder of the wonderful, talented women in our group. And it’s a way for people who can’t attend meetings right now to keep up with our activities. Thank you, Pauline!


Next month we’ll be meeting either at Boa Vista or the Herb Garden at the Fairgrounds. It all depends on the Covid restrictions and whether or not Boa Vista can have us there.  We won’t know until about a week before the meeting.  


Wherever we have the meeting, we’ll be having our Food and Clothing collection for the VETS. I spoke with Jennifer Newman and they’re looking forward to our donations. From a food standpoint, it’s the same as before – food that is easy to open and cook. They also need clothing: jeans, jackets, sweatshirts, socks, gloves, hats and blankets (things that are new or gently used). She said, “think warm”.  They’re having a distribution event later in November, so our timing is perfect.


Stay well everyone. See you all at the meeting on November 6 – somewhere.

Jan Keahey














2020 Meeting Calendar

November 6, 2020

Topic: Herbal Gifts

Organizer: All Members

Location: El Dorado Country Fairgrounds

                100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 PMeet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

December 4, 2020

Topic: Annual Christmas Buffet

Organizer: All Members

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

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