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Thank you to all who attended the FOTC Annual Dinner on Sunday, August 25, 2019.  We so enjoyed the venue (Senior Center on Greenley Road).

Tyler Cover gave a blessing just prior to the serving of the meal.

Dinner was catered by Devon’s Delectables (YUMMY)

Guest Speaker:

JoLynn Miller, UCCE Tuolumne County Director/4-H Youth Development Advisor spoke about the Tuolumne County Juvenile Detention Center Garden Project  (funded by FOTC grant which is funded by proceeds from the Farm & Ranch Tour). It was a heart-warming, highly informative and validating presentation.

The General Meeting was conducted by President Mary Ulvevadet and CFO Marian Zimmerly.

Mary encouraged members to attend the regular FOTC meetings, which are held every 3rd Monday at UCCE, 52 N. Washington St., Sonora at 4pm, except in November and December when the Board does not meet. She also encouraged members to serve on the Board.

Marian Zimmerly awarded certificates of appreciation to Mary Ulvevadet, Barbara Leach and Suzanne Cruz for their years of board membership and service to FOTC as each have now reached the end of their current terms.

Marian announced that Teresa Torbett of Columbia Mercantile 1855 has volunteered to join the FOTC Board of Directors. Thank you for your support!

 Upcoming Events:

Mary announced the following

FOTC Grant Program opens Sept. 1, 2019. Deadline for Submitting applications Oct. 11, 2019. Click  FOTC 2019 RFP for 2020

Pumpkin & Zucchini Weigh-In Oct. 12, 2019 at Indigeny Ry form

Membership Drive: Memberships Purchased Now Will Include 2020.

For more information visit www.tcfarms.org or call 209-928-3775

 Door Prizes and Raffle Items were then awarded to enthusiastic participants.

Thank you to those who so generously donated prizes for the fundraising raffle:

Anna Powell/Summerland Farm; Bev Handelman & Marty Gerbasi; Black Oak Casino Resort; Cover’s Apple Ranch; Gary Stockel & Peggy Tollefson; Hurst Ranch; Indigeny Reserve; Jill Schwab; Joanie Gisler/Ranch Revived; Joy & Sandy Severin/Sonora Gold; Mary & Rick Ulvevadet/Bramble Hill Tree Farm; Jo & Karl Rodefer/Rodefer Vineyards; Sierra Repertory Theater; Suzanne Cruz & Dick Todd/Ponsanorosa Vineyards; Terri Arington.

Thank you FOTC Corporate Sponsors:

Black Oak Casino Resort, Blue Mountain Minerals, Canepa & Sons, Inc., Foothill Chiropractic, Bev Handelman & Marty Gerbasi, Joe Cover & Sons, Oak Valley Community Bank, Rabobank, Allan & Marian Zimmerly.