El Retiro Library
Costa Verde Dist.
Cal. Garden Club
Nat. Garden Club
A sizeable group of ladies (not just from RGC) gathered at Ellyn Meikle’s gardens to learn
about orchid arranging and how to care for them. In addition to the wonderful camaraderie,
everyone received handouts on the dos and don’ts of Phaleanopsis orchids. There was an
array of beautiful orchids of various size and color to choose from. Containers, moss, and
bark were supplied to complete their creations. It was a lovely day and a lovely way to ring
in the leap year!
District Hosts Winter Meeting
CGCI just celebrated a “first” - a Winter Board Meeting on the Queen Mary In Long Beach.
Great views and a grand way to meet and conduct business. Chairman Alexis Slafer and the
Costa Verde District created a FUN time and managed to educate all by including an NGC
Tri-Refresher for Consultants. Linda Rosenfeld for coordinated RGC participation in this event.
Marilyn Rubin and Mary Varieur supplied the beautiful centerpieces.
Mary and Joseph Special Event
A very well attended meeting was held at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center
in February. A great thanks to Bill Arrowsmith from the Friends of the Madrona
Marsh, for sharing the history and importance of the local wetlands. Followed
by a lovely luncheon. Thank you to Linda Rosenfeld and Gloria Balcon for
coordinating this event and Pat Heilmann for the beautiful centerpieces.
Members Enjoy Holiday Party
Presidents Mary and Toni at Holiday Party
New Officers are installed
Models at Club Fundraiser and Fun Event
The Riviera Garden Club's biggest fund raising event each year is the plant sale. Money from the plant sale is used for scholarships.