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North Coast Journal CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION August Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Rooster Run Golf Club 6:00 PM $30 with RSVP ($35 @ Door)

TOPICS AFFECTING OUR INDUSTRY

Speakers Larry Rohfles, CAE – State CLCA Assistant Executive Director

Assembly Bills & Legislation Gil Gonzalez – LCIS – Landscape Contractors Insurance Services

Minimizing Workers Compensation Liability See RSVP flier inside

CLT/LIC Training @ Buckeye Ranch August 20th – Maintenance August 27th – Irrigation September 10th – Installation Application inside

North Coast Chapter Events August 16th - Dinner Meeting – Topics – Legislation and Workers Comp @ Rooster Run in Petaluma September 10th – Casino Night and LEAF Fundraiser – Jim Dibble’s Barn in Petaluma

CLCA North Coast Chapter

www.clcanorthcoastchapter.org

AUGUST 2011


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CLCA North Coast Chapter P.O. Box 1621 Sebastopol, CA 95473

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AUGUST 2011 In this Issue Page 2.…………..New Garden Center @ Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Page 4…………..Awards Banquet – Pictures of the Winners Page 6…………..John Deere Partners with Highmark Group Page 11………….Greywater News Page 15………….CLT/LIC Upcoming Trainings Page 18…………Water, Water Everywhere-But Not a Drop We Can Spare Page 20…………HR Alert – Alternative Workweeks - Larry Levy “This Publication is Printed on Recycled Paper” North Coast Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association


CLCA NORTH COAST CHAPTER August Dinner Meeting

Tuesday August 16, 2011 6:00 PM – Rooster Run Golf Club $30 with RSVP ($35 @ Door)

TOPICS AFFECTING OUR INDUSTRY Speakers Larry Rohfles, CAE – State CLCA Assistant Executive Director

Assembly Bills & Legislation Gil Gonzalez – LCIS – Landscape Contractors Insurance Services

Minimizing Workers Compensation Liability RSVP to Connie by Phone or Fax @ (707) 829-5487 Or via e-mail – heyconniesalinas@hotmail.com Company Name________________________________________ Name of Attendee(s)____________________________________

If you do not wish to receive future faxes with news of interest to members of California's green industry, please call Connie @ (707) 829-5487 to be removed from our list.


North Coast Chapter CLCA

APPLICATION FOR CLT/LIC TRAINING Three Saturday Seminars in August and September August 20, 2011……….. Maintenance Training August 27, 2011………...Irrigation Training September 10, 2011…….Installation Training 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM The North Coast Chapter CLCA education committee is proud to be to coordinating, again this year, CLT (Certified Landscape Technician) trainings. We will assist the candidate in understanding the proficiency required for passing the problems most often missed during the actual CLT test. ( Note: Northern California test date is October 1st at American River College in Sacramento……… CLT test application is available online at clca.org )

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL SEMINARS IS AUGUST 15, 2011 This is an all day event and attendees are required to arrive 7:30 AM the day of the training to sign in. They should also have with them work clothes and the hand tools they use in their every workday practice. These hands-on field Seminars will be held at the Certification Test site in Petaluma:

Buckeye Ranch 2524 Adobe Road, CA on the following Saturdays: AUGUST 20, 2011

Maintenance

(INCLUDES LUNCH)

Company Name Employee Name(s) $60.00 Per Person _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________

AUGUST 27, 2011

Irrigation

(INCLUDES LUNCH)

Company Name Employee Name(s) $60.00 Per Person _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________

SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Installation

(INCLUDES LUNCH)

Company Name Employee Name(s) $60.00 Per Person _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ _____________________________________________________________________$______________ TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $__________________ DISCOUNTS: 1. Companies enrolling candidates in all three seminars need only pay $50 per person/ per class. 2. If your company supplies a trainer on those days, then you receive a 10% total discount. Please send completed application and check made out to CLCA North Coast Chapter … P.O. Box 1621 Sebastopol, CA 95473 (707) 829-5487


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Page 3 North Coast Chapter Board Members

Immediate – Past President Charlie Thompson Cagwin & Dorward (415) 892-7710 Charlie.Thompson@cagwin.com President Charlie Thompson Cagwin & Dorward (415) 892-7710 Charlie.Thompson@cagwin.com Secretary Lyndsey Kornmaier Coast Landscape Mgmt. (707) 332-8999 lyndsey@coastlm.com Treasurer Lisa Stratton Cagwin & Dorward (415) 798-1753 lisa.stratton@cagwin.com Web Guru & Golf Guy Michael O’Connell O’Connell Landscape (707) 462-9729 ocl@oclandscape.com

Associate Member Chair Kevin Kohl Ewing Irrigation (415) 457-9530 kkohl@ewing1.com Membership Co-Chairs Jeff Hausman Gardenworks, Inc. (707) 974-5799 jeff@gardenworksinc.com CLT State Committee Liaison Dave Iribarne City of Petaluma (707) 778-4591 diribarne@ci.petaluma.ca.us Programs Chair Ben Kopshever Sonoma Mountain Landscape (707) 695-2429 sonoma_mountain3@msn.com Legislative Chair Kjell Kallman Grab n’ Grow (707) 333-7694 kjell@soilandrocks.com

Education Chair Salvador Ledezma Jr. Gardenworks, Inc (707) 974-5800 slj@gardenworks-inc.com Chapter General Board Members Jeff Jones John Deere Landscapes (925) 595-6115 jjones@johndeerelandscapes.com Luis Lua Cagwin & Dorward (415) 720-6624 lelua99@yahoo.com Will Jenkel Lampson Tractor (707) 206-2294 wjenkel@lampsontractor.com Owen Mitchell Mitchell Landscapes (415) 717-6214 mitchland@att.net Tyler Doherty Cal West Rentals (707) 694-9108 tyler@calwestrentals.com

Awards Chair Brigid Flagerman Bertotti Landscaping (415) 720-0065 brigidf@bertotti.com

North Coast CLCA Executive Director & Journal Editor

Connie Salinas P.O. Box 1621 Sebastopol, CA 95473 Phone 707-829-5487 Fax 707-829-5487 heyconniesalinas@hotmail.com

CLCA 2010 State Officers PRESIDENT Robert Wade, CLP,CLIA Wade Landscape Phone: (949) 494-2130 WLI2006@gmail.com PRESIDENT-ELECT Eric Watanabe Majestic Pools & Landscape (818) 831-1390 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Sharon McGuire Phone: (800) 448-2522, ext. 13 FAX: (916) 446-7692 sharonmcguire@clca.org


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The North Coast Chapter’s 2011 partners We would like to thank and acknowledge the following for signing on with our new Sponsorship Program thus far!!! DIAMOND PARTNERS Hunter/FX Luminaire Wyatt Irrigation Horizon PLATINUM PARTNERS John Deere Landscapes Ewing Irrigation GOLD PARTNERS LCIS CONTRACTOR PARTNERS Cagwin & Dorward (2) Gardenworks Inc.

The North Coast Chapter would like to thank all the above companies who have become “Sponsor Partners” in this, our first year offering the program.


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HAVE A GREAT 4TH OF JULY


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Russ Clarke Sales Representative


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Enjoy the Rest of Your Summer!!!


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One Liners (cont.) 

The sole purpose of a child's middle name, is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

Some people say "If you can't beat them, join them". I say "If you can't beat them, beat them", because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the element of surprise.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

We have enough gun control. What we need is idiot control.

Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his bus.

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

Hallmark Card: "I'm so miserable without you, it's almost like you're still here."

Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.

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CLCA North Coast Journal August 2011