- Support Redwood by playing in Redwood games.
- Green Thumb? Temporary help is needed.
- Longest Day Final Tally
- Garden Report from Virginia Wofford
Never look at hand records? Don’t care about ACBL points? Looking to save a few bucks? Just want to play bridge? Consider, if you will, playing in any of Redwood’s non-sanctioned games held at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Redwood members pay just $3 at these games. Such a bargain! Plus, there is the added bonus that EVERY dollar collected at these games goes directly into Redwood’s coffers. What a boon for Redwood’s bottom line.
These games are not crowded and open to all. Support YOUR bridge club by playing in Redwood games.
Temporary help is needed to water the garden for three weeks in August. Watering is done weekly and takes about an hour to an hour and a half. The watering equipment is available at the Club. It’s easy (and therapeutic) to hand water. Because of drainage issues, as well as the summer-time open windows, the City asked us not to use the sprinkler. Please let Virginia Wofford know by August 5th if you can lend a hand. Now is not too soon to volunteer.
LONGEST DAY FINAL TALLY
Thanks in large part to a $6000 anonymous local donor, Redwood donated $9758 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Thanks to all who participated in this successful event!
GARDENER’S REPORT from Virginia Wofford
The garden survived our temporary move to The Chess Club, except for Mock Orange shrubs previously situated under the south window in the main bridge room. The City removed them as a precursor to addressing water leakage under the Southwest corner of the building. When the City is through correcting the drainage issue there, we plan to replant using drought-resistant plants.
I’ve been talking with the City gardener, Jose, as to how to enhance the current garden that Onstance Robinson and her crew so carefully redesigned, planted and began to care for several years ago. Former Garden Chairman and Redwood Board member, Mike Sloan, was also instrumental in establishing the current garden by purchasing necessary tools, planning and tending the garden.
Expanding the garden to encompass the unplanted triangle near the entrance is under consideration. A jacaranda or gold medallion tree surrounded by dymondia margarete are being considered. I will approach the Friends of Balboa Park to see if they can spare a tree from the 100’s they are currently planting throughout the park.
Lastly, items recently found in the garden included cigarette butts, tea bags, and gum wrappers. Please help keep the garden looking its best by discarding cigarettes and other trash in proper receptacles.