EVENTS CALENDAR

2020-2021 Pensacola Camellia Club Calendar

January 2020

Saturday Jan. 11th – Pensacola Camellia Club will be selling camellias at the Japanese America Society of NW Florida New Year Celebration located at Wright Place. The Wright Place is located at 80 E. Wright St. and is part of First United Methodist Church complex. Time: Noon to 4:00pm.

Saturday Jan. 18th – Pensacola Camellia members are encouraged to enter their blooms at the Mobile Camellia show, tour Mobile Botanical Garden, lunch, and then view the Mobile show results.

Tuesday Jan. 21st – General Meeting Show Chairman Skip Vogelsang will “Review Annual Show Winning Blooms”. Location: Garden Center 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Sunday Jan. 26th – Pensacola Camellia Club FREE workshop demonstration on Grafting Camellias and Plant Sales. Location: Garden Center 1:00 to 4:00pm.

February 2020

Saturday Feb. 1st – Pensacola Camellia Club will provide a workshop demonstration on Grafting Camellias at the Molino Public Library starting at 10:00am.

Friday Feb. 14th – Pensacola Camellia Club members are invited to Coffee with UWF President, Martha Saunders at the UWF Camellia Garden at 10:00 am.

Saturday Feb. 15th – Pensacola Camellia Club at Palafox Market selling camellias and promoting upcoming events. If you can help between 8:30am -2:30pm please contact Louise at 850-780-0410. Please bring a chair, dress for the weather and we will greet the shoppers with camellias and smiles (Louise needs to get the date set)

Tuesday Feb. 18th – General Meeting program to cover, “Bloom Harvesting” and preparation for the Community Novice Show with plant sales. Location: Garden Center 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Sunday Feb. 23rd – Pensacola Camellia Club will welcome the public to UWF Camellia Garden; provide air layering and pruning demonstration, and plant sales starting at Noon to 4:00 pm.

Friday Feb. 28th – Set up for Community Novice Show at Pensacola Main Library on 239 N. Spring St. starting at 3:00 pm. – 4:00pm.

Saturday Feb. 29th – Pensacola Camellia Club to host Community Novice Show and Plant Sale at Pensacola Main Library located at 239 N. Spring Street. Everyone is invited to bring their camellia blooms to compete for prizes in various categories starting at 9:00am.

March 2020

Saturday Mar. 7th – Pensacola Camellia Club has been invited to sell camellia plants at the Japanese Art and Culture Day. This event starts at 11am – 2pm at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. If you live near there and can help with plant sales please contact Louise at 850-780-0410.

Friday Mar. 13th – Tuesday Mar. 17th – The Virginia Camellia Society will host the 2020 American Camellia Society National Convention in Norfolk. Read all of the details and registration on the ACS website here.

Tuesday Mar. 24th – Please make your reservation with T. Morris at 850-476-4080 for PCC Annual Banquet at V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante, cash bar opens at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:30pm. Evening will include Plant Auction, installation of the next season’s board members and Person of the Year Award.

I have made the decision to postpone our March 24 PCC Banquet until the threat of COVID19/Coronavisus subsides. I read many postings from the CDC recommending not to gather in groups of more than 50 and  a news release today from the White House that advised not to get together in groups of more than 10.In order to protect our members who planned to attend the Banquet, many of whom may be at higher risk, it makes sense to delay the event until mid-April, at a minimum.  I hope you, your families, and our PCC members stay healthy through this challenging time.  –  Sincerely, Lauren Mate/President

April 2020

April events are cancel due to the Coronavirus

Saturday Apr. 4th – University of Florida Milton Campus at 5988 Highway 90, during their Spring Flower Festival air layering 2pm – 4pm.

Tuesday Apr. 7th – Air layering at Godwin’s property in Gulf Breeze at 1pm.

Monday Apr. 13thAir layering at Jack and Cinny O’Donnell’s, 411 Bunker Hill Dr. Pensacola, 1 – 3pm.

Saturday Apr. 18th – Pensacola Camellia Club will be at the Molino Library to provide a workshop demonstration on Air Layering starting at 10:00am.

Saturday Apr. 18th – Air layering at UWF Camellia Garden lead by Greg Taylor, at 9:00am –Noon.

Saturday Apr. 18th – Air layering at Skip Vogelsang, 4706 Shannon Place, at 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Tuesday Apr. 21st – General Meeting. Location: Garden Center 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program. Program will be outside for a demonstration on pruning camellias and air layering.

Saturday Apr. 25th – Air layering  at Leland Leonard’s Garden 537 Brent Lane starting at 9:00am –Noon.

August 2020

Tuesday Aug. 18th – We have decided to pick up from where we left off, with our Award Banquet, at V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante on Tuesday August 18th. We have special awards to be presented, person of the year to be announced, along with the swearing in of the 2020-2021 board. Cash bar will open at 5:30 pm with Happy Hour prices all night on alcohol, wine, and beer, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. V. Paul’s is following the recommended safety standards and social distancing procedures during these unusual times. Therefore, we have limited seating for 50 guests.

For reservations please reply to this email that was sent to members with the number in your party by August 12th. It is $30/per person this includes your meal with dessert, setup fee, tax and tip. We ask that you pay at the door with your check payable to Pensacola Camellia Club. Call Louise Seitz at 850-780-0410 if you have question.

September 2020

The following is postponed due to the weather to Tuesday October 20th.

Tuesday Sept. 15th – The Club will be following the recommended Corona virus precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members at our events. Masks are required for anyone who enters the Garden Center for our indoor meetings and when interacting with each other. We ask that members register for attending the meeting on Eventbrite, to assist us with the number of chairs to set up for social distancing and the number of plants to bring for our raffles. We will be sanitizing the chairs after the meetings per Garden Center requirements. Meeting starts at 7:00pm.

October 2020

Tuesday Oct. 20th – General meeting- program “Inter-active Members Panel to Answer Your Questions”, along with a review of ‘gibbing’. You will need to ‘gib’ to have your camellias ready to produce blooms so you can enter at our annual December show. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Friday Oct. 23rdUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am to 11:00am. We will be harvesting the air layers, cleaning up the garden and gibbing the plants in order to have blooms for our December tour of the garden. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

Saturday Oct. 24th – ALL HANDS NEEDED! This is a very BIG and Important Work Day at Shade House starting at 9:00am. We will be potting our harvested air layers, spraying camellias, transferring plants from the right side to the left side of the shade house, fertilizing, and general clean up. Please bring your gloves and water bottles. This is when you will take home your 4th air layer so please don’t miss out on the work you did in the spring.

Saturday Oct. 31stUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am till completion. We will be replenishing the pine bark mulch in the areas of the garden that need new mulch. Wheelbarrows will need to be load to distribute the mulch where needed. Bring your gloves, rakes for spreading, along with your water bottles. There will be plenty of work and we can rotate jobs to easy the load on everyone. If you know of teens needing service hours bring them with we would appreciate the help.

November 2020

Friday Nov. 6th – Camellia plants for sale outside at the Garden Center during their quarterly garage sale event, from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Saturday Nov. 7thUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am to 11:00am. We will be gibbing the plants to have blooms for our December tour of the garden and any necessary clean up. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

Tuesday Nov. 17th – General Meeting program “PCC Club History” presented by Christi Hankins. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program. Please bring in your toy donation for “Toys for Tots” that we will use in place of show prizes for our December Camellia Show winners.

December 2020

Friday Dec 4thUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am to 11:00am. We will be doing any necessary clean up for our December garden tours. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

Saturday Dec. 5th – Pensacola Camellia Club at Palafox Market selling camellias and promoting upcoming events. If you can help between 8:30am -2:00pm please contact Louise at 850-780-0410. Please bring a chair, dress for the weather and we will greet the shoppers with camellias and smiles!

Tuesday Dec. 8th – General Meeting presenter Skip Vogelsang/ Show Chairman to review “Camellia Show Preparation,” we will finalize all jobs for setup and the show. Please bring in your toy donation for “Toys for Tots” that we will use in place of show prizes for our December Camellia Show winners. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Friday Dec. 11th – Set up at UWF Conference Center at 4:00pm -followed by Judges’ Dinner at the conference center. Club members are welcome to stay for the Dinner and mingle with the judges.

Saturday Dec. 12th – Pensacola Camellia Club 82nd Annual Camellia Show at UWF Conference Center, with UWF Camellia Garden Tour (weather permitting) and Plant Sales. Exhibitors start time is 7:00am – 10:30am, Judging 10:30am – Noon, Public Viewing 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

January 2021

Saturday Jan. 9th – Pensacola Camellia Club will be selling camellias at the Japanese American Society of NW Florida’s New Year Celebration located at Wright Place. Wright Place is located at 80 E. Wright St. and is part of First United Methodist Church complex. Time: Noon to 4:00pm, come help sell and educate people about camellias.

Saturday Jan. 16th – Pensacola Camellia members are encouraged to enter their blooms at the Mobile Camellia show, tour Mobile Botanical Garden, have lunch, and then view the Mobile show results. John Mate will be leading this event.

Tuesday Jan. 19th – General Meeting Show Chairman Skip Vogelsang will “Review Annual Show Winning Blooms”. Location: Garden Center, 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Sunday Jan. 31st – Pensacola Camellia Club FREE workshop demonstration on Grafting Camellias and Plant Sales. PCC’s members and friends can graft a scion of your choice for you to take home for $10/each. Location: Garden Center1:00 to 4:00pm.

February 2021

Wednesday Feb. 3rd“Salute to the Winter Rose, Camellias” at V.Paul’s. This Free demonstration on how to grow and care for camellias is open to all garden clubs and camellia lovers. We will start at 4:30pm with Happy hour prices on wine and conversation about camellias.

Saturday Feb. 13th – Pensacola Camellia Club at Palafox Market selling camellias and promoting upcoming events. If you can help between 8:30am -2:00pm please contact Louise at 850-780-0410. Please bring a chair, dress for the weather and we will greet the shoppers with camellias and smiles.

Tuesday Feb. 16th – General Meeting program to cover, “Preparation for the Community Novice Show” presented by Dr. Mack Thetford. Location: Garden Center 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Thursday Feb. 18thUWF Camellia Garden Work Day starting at 9:00am to 11:00am. We will doing any necessary clean up before the garden tours. Please bring your gloves and water bottles.

Sunday Feb. 21st – Pensacola Camellia Club will welcome the public to our UWF Camellia Garden Tour, provide air layering and pruning demonstrations, and have plants available for sale starting at Noon to 4:00 pm.

March 2021

Friday Mar. 5th – Set up for Community Novice Show at (TBD) or Pensacola Main Library on 239 N. Spring St. starting at 3:00 pm. – 4:00pm.

Saturday Mar. 6th – Pensacola Camellia Club to host Community Novice Show and Plant Sale at (TBD) or Pensacola Main Library located at 239 N. Spring Street. Everyone is invited to bring their camellia blooms to compete for prizes in various categories starting at 9:00am.

Tuesday Mar. 16th – Please make your reservation with T. Morris at 850-476-4080 for PCC Annual Banquet at V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante, cash bar opens at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. The evening will include Plant Auction, installation of the next season’s board members and The Person of the Year Award.

April 2021

Tuesday Apr. 20th – General Meeting program, ‘Landscape Planning & Pruning for Uniformity of Camellias’ presented by Alan McMillan. Location: Garden Center 6:30pm for social, 7:00 pm program.

Saturday Apr. 24th – Air layering at UWF Garden starting at 9:00am to Noon. Greg Taylor will bring the supplies needed for air layering, just show and help. Bring your water bottles and gloves.