The CRFG Central Coast Chapter
We learn from a wide variety of speakers and programs. We visit members' homes, gardens, and orchards. We tour commercial operations. We enjoy eating lots of fresh fruits and nuts!!
Our definition of "Rare Fruit" is rather open. Some of our members have only one or two fruit trees and are trying to get more fruit from these trees! Others own orchards and may run businesses based on those orchards. We have popular plant exchanges at several of our meetings and this is a great way to get started or add to your collection of fruit trees.
Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Our typical attendance at monthly meetings is between 50 and 60 people. We meet on the second Saturday of every month, including the summer months. The meetings usually start at 1:30 p.m. and rotate to a different location nearly every month. Please check out our meeting manners prior to attending.
History of the Central Coast Chapter
Our chapter was formed in the mid-1980s. In 2022, Tom Sheldon interviewed co-founder and long time member Jack Swords and wrote this captivating history for posterity. Check out the history of the CRFG Central Coast Chapter.
Chapter Officers & Board Members
We elect or Chapter Officers & Board Members at our December meeting and often elect "Co-Chairs" to share the leadership responsibilities for our chapter. We have our own Board of Directors where long range planning and much of the business of our Chapter is conducted.
Co-Chairs: Seth McMillan and Alisha Taff E-mail: email@example.com
Secretary: Linda Robertson
Treasurer: Dick Pottratz
State CRFG Liaison: Joe Sabol
Apple Grafting Coordinators: Marvin Daniels
Demonstration Orchard Co-Managers: Manny Magaña, Dara Manker, Jesse Englert
Hospitality Committee: Evelyn Ruehr, Chair; Eliane Rathbun, Karen Kolba
Master Gardeners Liaison: Linda Robertson
Membership, Info. Coordinators: Choung Crowe, Gloria DeKleine, Maureen and Pat Moudakis
Newsletter Editor: Jenny Weaver
Newsletter Technical Consultant: Tom Sheldon
Nominating Committee: Larry Hollis, Chair; Lark Carter, Art DeKleine
Publicity: Joe Sabol
Raffle Coordinators: Nell Wade
Scholarship Program: Nell Wade, Chair; Joe Sabol, Karen Kolba, Tucker Schmidt, Marv Daniels
Scion Exchange Co-Chairs: Carol and Robert Scott
Scion Exchange Store-Supplies Chair: Roxy James
Scion Exchange Rootstock: Nell Wade
Webmaster: Dara Manker
Board of Directors: The above listed officers and Committee Chairs plus:
Lark Carter, John Crowe, Les Ferreira, Nancy Lehman, David Maislen, Jim Ritterbush, Gabrielle Robbins, Bob Tullock