October/November - Riviera Garden Club

Riviera Garden Club
Sea Breeze
Issue No. 11
October—November 2011
Presidents’ Message
Happy Fall everyone! Wasn’t our Potluck
fun! What a beautiful garden at St. Lukes’
—how special to have that lovely day and
place to start off our new club year! Oh,
and the food was so DELICIOUS! Thank
you everyone!
We finally feel we are back into the full
swing of things! We just successfully finished Power of Art for the third year. We
hope you were able to attend this fun art
festival which featured everything from
salsa dancing to art talks. It was hard
work but fun! Proceeds of the R.B. Art
Group’s event benefits local philanthropy
such as Hands on Art for students in local
schools, plus the disadvantaged and seniors.
And, Susan Hillyer was such an excellent
presenter at our October meeting. Will any
of us ever be able to see a gourd again
without imagining a turkey!!!
Hope to see you at the Blue Water Grill in
December. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
RGC’s Power of Art Designers: from left:
Dina Wiley, Karen Lent, Toni Sargent,
Barbara Bratcher-Ott and Mary Varieur,
Chair. Not pictured: Cavin Shorter,
Claudeene Lyon, Lola Ungar, Gay Hargrave,
Judy & George Unrine.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to
support the Redondo Beach Art Group’s gift
of philanthropy to area students and
seniors. We are happy to help promote
enrichment for community children who are
lacking due to school budget cuts.
RGC Holiday Luncheon
Sunday, December 4, 11:30 am
Fondly, Karen & Shelley
Karen Lent & Shelley Lubinsky
The Blue Water Grill will be the setting
for our annual Holiday Luncheon, Sunday,
December 4 at 11:30 am. Join us for a fun
and festive start to the Holidays. Please
feel free to bring a date (spouse and/or
friend/or not). RSVP to Pam Barrett, $40,
chicken or salmon. No host bar.
The VERY talented Cali Rose will entertain
us at our Holiday Luncheon.
Floral arranger Susan Hillyer enthralls RGC at the October
meeting. (What are those cute hats about?) Happy Halloween! Thank you Sheila K!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Power of Art “Industrial Green” by RGC
June Young
Kay Kanuit
Margaret Majid
Beebe Moorhead
Gene Hassan
Mary Eninger
Karen Lent
Sheila Kutkus
Marilyn Barker
Geneva Martin
Michelle Sagolla
Charlie Sappington 18
Pati Johnson
Ruth Vogel
Diane Connell
Shelley Lubinsky
Marilyn Rubin
Birthdays are nature’s way of saying:
“Eat More Cake!”
Would you be interested in joining the Historical House
Tour Committee and/or helping research Riviera History and People for our Historic House project & event?
Call Dina or Karen
And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. —Abraham Lincoln
HOLIDAY ANGELS (wrapped) due
to Toni Sargent by December 10. Pick an
ANGEL (a designated child w/ name and
age from Toni) OR Wrap a present and label
it Boy or Girl with age range appropriateness
on package.
Harbor Hospital) (unwrapped) gifts of
clothing (sweat pants, shirts, socks, etc.)
and/or small gifts of cards, games, notepads, etc. due to Allison Jones by Dec. 15.
REMINDER: November Meetings move up
ONE WEEK due to the Holidays
November 15 General Meeting to be held at South
Coast Botanic Gardens on Crenshaw Blvd., Room
A. We will participate in “Hollywood at the Movies” Table Designs and have a short talk by local
garden teacher and RGC member Sharon Ratterree on how to spruce up your garden for
Nov 8 Board Meeting , 9:30 am at Shelleys’
Member News & Tidbits
Thank you to Dave Sargent for auditing
RGC books once again. Dave reported on
what a nice job past Treasurer, June
Young, has done keeping RGC’s greenbacks accounted for! Much appreciation to
Dave and June.
Congratulations to RGC member Bobbi
Davison for winning 2nd Place in the
September Torrance Art Guild Show for
her beautiful acrylic piece.
Much thanks to Pete’s Coffee (at Rolling
Hills Plaza) for providing the coffee and
condiments at our September Pot Luck.
Sunshine: Best Wishes to Judy Unrine,
after foot surgery, Mary Eninger, knee
surgery and Wistar Wood who had a
stroke. Healing to you all!
Please make Yearbook Corrections:
Rita Wagstaff email should be [email protected] (add j).
Laurie Valliant email should be [email protected] (not com)
Save the Date
RGC Historical House Tour
June 2, 2012
Nov 15 General Meeting, 9:30 am at SCBG
Table Designs & Garden Spruce Up
Dec 4 Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 am, Blue
Water Grill, $40, RSVP to Pam Barrett
Dec 7 CVD Holiday Lunch, tbd, SCBG
Dec 10 Holiday Angels to Toni S
Dec 15 Men’s Philanthropy Gifts due to Allison
Jan 17 Board Meeting, 9:30 am at Gloria R’s
Jan 24 General Meeting, 9:30 am, Airport,
Speaker: Jon Bell: Succulents &
Jan 31 8:45 am, Meet at Lago Seco Park for
Car Excursion to Virginia Robinson
Gardens & Culinary School Lunch,
$35, RSVP to Marilyn R
A VERY warm welcome to our NEW MEMBERS
Please add them to your yearbook:
Lisa Ramirez (Shaun) 2/16 BDay
433 32nd St., Manhattan Beach 90266-3928
310.303.9357, lisanshau[email protected]
Anne (aka Nan) Clancy 7/4 BDay
165 Vista del Parque, Redondo Beach 90277-6114
310.303.9357, [email protected]
(Lisa is Anne Jensen’s daughter and Nan is a former
RGC Member who moved back in town. Welcome!)
Editor, 535 Paseo de los Reyes, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze is a Bi Monthly Publication, for the members of the
Riviera Garden Club, a Non Profit philanthropic organization
of the South Bay.
Let’s share the Holiday Spirit!
Don’t forget to pick a Holiday Angel (to be
wrapped) from Toni Sargent. (see details
U.C.L.A. Harbor Hospital Holiday Men’s
Philanthropy, men’s clothing and small gifts
(unwrapped) to Allison Jones. (see details
RSVP to Pam Barrett for Holiday Luncheon, December 7 (details page 1)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.Rivieragardenclub.org
Chris and Andy Balk have built a showstopper
November Landscape Award
November Landscape Award
contemporary home on a spectacular corner view lot at
405 Via Anita. Carefully planned, with architect Louis
Tomaro and Renee of Southern California Landscape,
the home is very open to the view inside and out. The
landscape is a serene mix including a green lawn at the
front, fescue at the hillside and terraced planters along
a steep slope. Spitiforum is a backdrop in several areas.
Uniform rows of birds of paradise, palms, kangaroo
paws, succulents and white ice bergs give order on several levels to the terraces and yard. We welcome the
Balks’, formerly of Manhattan Beach, to the Riviera!
RGC OPPORTUNITIES: We are in need of a Newsletter Editor, Mailing Chair and Arbor Day Chair. We
also could use new Green Thumb Work Party Members.
(Thank you SO MUCH to Gloria Balcom, Gay Hargrave and Allison Jones who are already helping!) If
you would like to take part in any of these wonderful
opportunities, please call Karen,
Geneva Martin & Patrick meet up with DeLaine
Anthony in Denver (where snow has already arrived by November! ). DeLaine is doing well , enjoying family, and is in a
small garden club—we miss you DeLaine!
HORTICULTURE NOTE: Fall is the best time to do
your planting. Mix organic fertilizer into your soil before
any rains. THIS is the time to plant wild flowers, and of
course, bulbs for Spring!