San Fernando Valley District

San Fernando Valley District
10 Garden Clubs - 477 members
Rita Desilets, District Director
Theme: "Growing Together"

Member of
California Garden Clubs, Inc.
Pacific Region of
National Garden Clubs, Inc.

It is an exciting time to be a member of a garden club. We are living in a time of great change which also means great opportunity. Famous anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Please invite your members to attend district meetings to get a more complete picture of what being a member of California Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc. means.

We will be "Growing Together" this year - growing in knowledge, growing in friendships and growing in our commitment to make San Fernando Valley District the best it can be.

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Members of all District clubs are encouraged to attend all District meetings and activities. Club presidents or a representative are expected to attend all District meetings. The programs, workshops and reports of other clubs' activities are informative and interesting.
District meetings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Workshops and programs follow the business meeting. Meetings are held at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino.



March 6, 2017

Fundraiser Bus Tour to Vista del Lago Visitors Center in Lebec

8:45 a.m.   Bus Departs from Balboa Sports Center in parking lot off Balboa Boulevard 1/3 mile north of Burbank Boulevard.

9:30 am.    Bus arrives at William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall to pick up more garden club members and friends.

10:00 am   Bus arrives at Vista del Lago Visitors Center for guided tour. Exhibits include "Magic Planet" videos of our earth's water, the effects of climate change and other water related issues.  The "Ancient Water Exhibit" dioramas display how past civilizations moved water for their people and shows issues that threaten our water supply in California and how to improve our stewardship of water. Visitors then enter a giant mock pipeline to view the "State Water Project Room" which depicts resevoirs, power and pumping plants and the "Timeline of California's Water History." There is also a video flight, "Wings over Water" showing the entire length of the State Water Project.  Another exhibit explains the "Sacramento-San Joaqin Delta" which supplies water to 25 million Californians and about three million acres of irrigated farmland. A huge topographical map of California shows how the state's geography influences where rain and snow fall and how water is transported to drier regions.

11:45 am.   Bus leaves for William S. Hart Regional Park for lunch. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. The park features a fun Barnyard Zoo near the picnic area.

1:00 p.m   Bus departs for Green Thumb Garden Center in Santa Clarita.  We will receive a 10% discount on most items.

2:45 p.m. Bus leaves to return to the Balboa Sports Center around 3:30 p.m.

Reservations:  Send your check for $25 made payable to San Fernando Valley District to Robin Pokorski, 512 Newton Street, San Fernando, CA 91340-2421 or give your check to Robin at the February 6 District Meeting. For more information: or 818-361-7873.


June 19, 2017

9:30 a.m.     Sale Table: Plants, bulbs, and cuttings, white elephant items provided by host clubs 

10:00 a.m.   Business Meeting: CGCI Convention Report, Presidents’ and Chairmen’s Reports, Presentation of Youth Awards for Poetry, Essay, Sculpture and the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest, Adoption of the 2017-2018 Budget, Installation of 2017-2019 Officers.

12:00 p.m    Luncheon: Hosted by Southern California Garden Club and West Valley Garden Club