October Message from the President

At the October meeting, we learned about the herbs that can help our digestive system with a very informative presentation given by herbalist Peggy Holmes.

We also said farewell to our President Debbie Winterson and Vice-President Lisa Hoffman as they embark on their journey of relocating to New Mexico.

Truda Gibbs has volunteered to organize the raffle drawings at monthly meetings when there are gifts offered by members. She has been designated as our Drawing Coordinator. Congratulations Truda!

Carolyn Fallis gave an update on the Christmas party. Members are asked to sign-up for which dishes they plan on bringing. The sign-up sheets will be at the November meeting. Bring a gift following our theme of “Make It, Bake It, or Grow It” and you will be entered into the gift exchange. The Christmas Party is always a fun event. 

Our November meeting will feature Herbal Gifts for the Holidays. Members are encouraged to share their ideas for making gifts with herbs.  Last year at the October 2018 meeting, members shared their herbal gifts - Donna Foss shared her idea for a lavender gift basket as well as her No Salt Seasoning Mix and Debbie Hillel shared her recipe for herb flavored salts. Other members shared gifts of spiced pumpkin coffee creamer, herbal microwave hot socks, liquid soaps, and many other wonderful gifts. 

The November meeting will take place at Boa Vista Orchards, 2952 Carson Rd in Camino at 10:00am to 12:00pm. We had to find another location as the VETS are doing a little renovation at the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville where we normally meet.   This time of year, it can be chilly at Boa Vista Orchards so you might want to dress warm.  I am pretty sure they will have some hot apple cider or hot chocolate to purchase to help keep you warm. Hopefully it will be a sunny day as well.

Best Regards,

Vivian Abplanalp, Newsletter Editor


The President and Vice President, Debbie and Lisa, made an announcement that their house has sold and they would be moving out of state. Effective immediately. The Society is in need of a President and Vice President. The job is fun. We always had help getting certain things together. This is a won-derful group when it comes to helping each other. Thank you all for making this past year enjoyable. It definitely made us better for taking on the responsibility. Thank you to everyone that came up to us to wish us well on our new adventure.

For all the past meetings, the learning of the various herbs, both for culinary, medicinal just plain, smell good and look pretty, for the wonderful food that everyone has always graciously shared. We’ve had some good times through the years. For all of it, we thank you.

We have a new member, Cindy, that volunteered to take the “Blue Bucket”. We appreciate that she stepped right up to help. It takes a village!

We wanted to give you some ideas for the future: Sacramento’s Famous Hidden Garden, for tours, www.cemeteryrose.org. We did go, and it is beautiful, time it when the roses are in bloom. www.oldcitycemetery.com.

Adios fellow Herbies!

Debbie Winterson, President and Lisa Hoffman, Vice President 

Reminder, if you have any items to donate to Ag in the Classroom, Donna will pick up items at our next meeting. Thanks to everyone in advance for your kind and, giving support to this great cause.

2019 Meeting Calendar

November 1, 2019

Topic: Herbal Gifts for the Holidays

Location: Boa Vista Orchards

                2952 Carson Rd, Camino

                Parking is located across the street

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

December 6, 2019

Topic: Annual Christmas Party

Organizer: Caroline Fallis

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Membership or Renewal Form

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