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Fall is here. Happy Pumpkin and Spice Season! As the leaves come falling down, we see the beauty all on the ground. Indeed, what beautiful ground we did see on the walking tour in the beautiful and incredibly interesting San Francisco Botanical Garden in October. The tour was meticulously organized by our intrepid horticulturist Ingeborg McGlynn and was expertly guided by an excellent docent, who happens to be a Forest Hill resident, Dr. Joe Barbaccia. We learned so much about new and unusual looking trees and shrubs from many different parts of the world. We also saw at least a dozen varieties of fuchsia in all different colors and shapes. It was a delightful and educational afternoon. Thank you Joe! Thank you Ingeborg!

We look forward to seeing each of you on the 13th at our annual Book Fair and Food Drive. This year, we decided to extend our fund drive to help those who have been hurt in the ferocious North Bay wildfires. This is a tragedy that happened so close to us, it casted such a somber mood among us that our planned Oktoberfest seems unbefitting. Many near and dear club members have properties or relatives in the Wine Country, some were safe, some not so lucky.

We hope you will join us to lend a hand in helping those in need, and let our hearts be full of both THANKS and GIVING.

Yen Bachmeier and Kathe Farrell

Monday, November 6    Board Meeting
11:00 AM     Coffee Time
11:30 AM     Meeting Board and Standing Committee Chairs
    Hosted by Toni Buckley and Pansy Waller at the clubhouse
Monday, November 13    Book Fair, Food Drive & North Bay Wildfires Relief
01:00 PM     Social and General Meeting
01:30 PM     Annual BOOK FAIR - Presenters: Neal Sofman of Bookshop West Portal
(See attached flyer for details)
    Hosted by Toni Buckley and Yen Bachmeier at the Clubhouse.
Refreshments to follow.


Up-coming events - Mark your calendar
December 1st: Wreath Making Day & Deck the Halls
December 2nd: Annual Holiday Dinner Dance -Black-tie preferred.
                         Come join us! It is our tradition to kick off the Holiday Season early in December.
                         Free flowing Manhattans and Martinis, dance the night away with live music and enjoy a sumptuous dinner
                         with fine wine, serviced by Knight's Catering.
                         Only $95 per person, $100 non-member. Reserve your space now!
                         (See attached flyer for details)

Roster Booklet
Please check your section in the current roster booklet and send any corrections and updates to Yen Bachmeier by November 10. The 2017-2019 Membership roster booklet will be distributed at the Holiday Party on December 2nd. Please send in your dues if you have not already done so to insure your name is included in the new roster. Thank you!

In Memoriam
Leslie M. Hartman, beloved husband of Darlene Hartman, passed away in September.
Patricia Olcomendy, long time member, passed away in September.

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