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Annual Meeting Information (and election)

Sunday October 21, Walter Andersen Nursery, 12755 Danielson Court, Poway (see map)


Before the picnic: attendees

  • PLEASE RSVP whether you are coming or not: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is preferred or contact any board member.
  • If you have already RSVP'd check the list by clicking HERE to be sure you are on it. You won't starve if you are not, but it will help us not run out of food.
  • Make sure you have your chairs (and also tables to eat from if you want a table).
  • There's limited shade available so if it is vitally important you are in the shade, consider bringing an umbrella.
  • make sure your dessert or salad plates and serving utensils are labelled with your name

The day of the event: attendees

  • Bring your own shade and chairs and tables.
  • Be sure your the serving utensils and the container you bring your food in are labelled.
  • Be sure to follow the parking directions you see below, (We need to be sure we do not affect Walter Andersen's customers on this busy Sunday.
  • If you are not wearing your badge(s), "check in" at the election/raffle table to get a name badge (or no food!)


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Timeline for the Meeting / Picnic:


10:00 am: swap meet setup (laying out itmes and pricing) starts - no sales yet!

11:00 am:

  • swap meet purchasing starts (we will firmly hold off "earlybirds" so everyone gets a fair chance)
  • election ballot box opens (election committee will handle setup)
  • sales of raffle tickets starts

12:00 noon: general meeting starts, including summary of committee reports

1:00 pm:

  • ballot box closes
  • food service starts

2:30 pm: election results

2:40 pm: raffle

More information: (mostly for the volunteers):


7:30 am: board members and volunteers start setup - NO SWAP MEET SETUP 


List of Volunteers:

  • (all Board members)
  • Tom Northrup
  • Clare Sampley
  • Mike Reilley



Andersen's employees will open the gates at 7:30 am, Tom Northrup will be there at 7:30 and "rope off" the sections of the parking lot.

Need parking lot person to direct people if they go to the wrong place after Tom tapes/ropes off sections and heads to train layout. He'll have a few maps for those who might need them. Greg will print maps.

Tom will "tape off" the areas per the map.



Don't forget to vote for new board members. Bring your ballot from the newsletter or ballots will be available at election table.

Raffle tickets sold from same table as election, Greg E, Mike R and Mike von R will handle.

Gene will bring prizes and tickets and will lay the prizes out on tables he will bring.



The food itself:

Tacos (Beef, Pork & Chicken), Toppings, Rice and Beans will be catered. 

Potluck by Last Name:  A - L bring Side dish or Salad    M - Z bring Dessert

We can always use Volunteers to help with setting up food tables and organizing the potluck dishes on the tables.

Plates and Utensils

The caterers are bring plates, utensils and napkins.


Andy will purchase and deliver the drinks.

Andy will purchase and deliver the ice.

Need a few coolers, Gene has 2 large "bushel" containers, and a large 68 quart chest,  looking for 2 more plastic bushel containers

Layout of tables for food:

Sue will determine this for all food and driinks.

4 tables for food, and at least 2 popups over the food

Sue has tables for the donated food.



Need trash cans and liners (Mike Reilley bringing 30 gallon liners), and need to find out where to dump at Andersen

Also should probably have separate recycle cans


Running the Layout/Trains:

Tom Northrup will handle this after opening and setting up parking

There are trains already there.

Members can bring trains to run. Get in touch with Tom Northrup ahead of time please.

Remember, attendees need to bring their own shade and chairs and tables, so the below is for the Picnic functions only:


Shade / Popups

Sue Murray has 3-4 popups, folding chairs, and 4 6 foot tables but needs transportation

Mike Reilley has a pickup and will bring 2 popups, and concrete blocks for holding tables down, or buckets to be filled with water



There is electrical power in the small shed at the NorthEast end of parking lot. Greg will bring a couple of long extension cords, but we have nothing that needs electricity now.

All volunteers, check if you will need power.