Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting 06-15-2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

Date:                           06-15-2016                            

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: May 18, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements (if available)

 

Old Business: Report of Finance Committee re; FY16-17 Fees and Budget

 

New Business:

  • Consider FY 15-16 Revised Budget
  • Consider FY 16-17 Proposed Budget
  • Nomination and Election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Board Secretary

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

Closed Session: Employee Performance Evaluation

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was prepared by Ann McKay, and posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Kristi Dvorak.

Dee Conway “The Continuum” Exhibition

Dee Conway “The Continuum” Exhibition

Exhibition Dates June 1, 2016-June 30, 2016

Artist Reception: June 12th 1-4:00pm

Gallery 1855 offers a special exhibition from artist Dee Conway.  This special exhibition draws from her many influences of nature, art, and the work of her late mentor Johanna Gillman.“The Continuum” will run from June 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016 with an opening reception Sunday, June 12th from 1-4:00 p.m.

Dee Conway is a graduate of the B.A. Brooks Institute of Photography. She is an award winning artist whose work has been featured in many prestigious publications and galleries.

“The Continuum” is a personal project that is inspired by Conway’s friendship with her late mentor Johanna Gillman. Johanna Gillman was a fabulous New York artist who spent the last three years of her life in California. Many of the images in the exhibit are a combination of Gillman’s artwork with Conway’s paintings and photography.. In other works she changed the color, tone, or position of Gillman’s work to create something new. Many of the works explore unconventional painting and printing techniques. It is through this project that they can continue their art relationship.

“The Continuum” will run through June 30, 2016 at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. The artist’s will be present at the opening reception Sunday, June12th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Works will be for sale by the artist. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9– 4:00, and by appointment. For additional information www.daviscemetery.org

More information about the artist can be found at http://deeconway.com.

Memorial Day Ceremony May 29th

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29th, at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum, 820 Pole Line Road. The Davis Brass Ensemble will perform a medley of patriotic music from 9:30am-10:00am.

Davis Boy Scouts , Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will place the flags on the graves of veterans early that morning and pick them up that evening.

The ceremony will feature the Davis Brass Ensemble, Davis Children’s Chorale and the Davis High School Madrigals, Carol Kessler, and a keynote speaker.
We will be in need of volunteers to aid in the handing out of programs and the removal of flags later in the afternoon. Please contact cemcod@dcn.org if you would like to help.

 

Davis Cemetery District Board May Meeting

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date: 05-18-2016

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

Approval of agenda

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

Announcements:

Approval of minutes: April 20, 2016

Consent calendar: None

Correspondence: None

Superintendent’s Report

Community Outreach Update

Financial Statements:

Old Business: Report of Finance Committee re; FY16-17 Fees and Budget

New Business: None

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Death Cafe

Everyone is welcome to come to talk about life and death at the upcoming Death Cafe at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum on Saturday, May 14th 1:30-3:30pm. Every Death Cafe provides a new opportunity to meet with others and each has been unique experience. A Death Cafe provides an open, respectful and friendly atmosphere where people can express views about death, dying and life. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. There is no program, agenda or speaker.

Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and contribute to the potluck.Cake and other refreshments will be served. Space and hospitality will be provided by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis and the Davis Cemetery District.

Learn more at www.deathcafe.com or contact Laura Thompson of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis at campusministry@uudavis.org or 530-753-2581, ext. 202 or Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org and www.daviscemetery.org

 

Death Cafe

Charlie Schneider “Still, in the End” at Gallery 1855

Davis born artist Charlie Schneider exhibition Still, In The End will be held at the Davis Cemetery District and it’s onsite gallery. This mixed media exhibition will involve sculpture, photography, installation and nature from April 30-May 30, 2016. The major themes of this exhibition relate to ideas of community and death and how our ideas of death inform the manner in which we choose to live our lives. The exhibition will run throughout the month of May and there will be a special free artist reception held April 30, 2016 from 1-4:00pm.
Charlie Schneider was born and raised in Davis, California and is now a Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary artist. His work integrates elements of ecological, scientific, social, collaborative, and public practices in a wide range of media, including ceramics, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing, and performance. The heart of his artistic practice centers on notions of impermanence and of human relationships to and within place. Schneider has shown work in galleries, outdoor public art exhibitions, and alternative spaces in Europe, Australia, Japan and the United States, and has permanent public installations in Davis, California and Marfa, Texas. Recent residencies include the Kala Institute in Berkeley, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and the Vermont Studio Center. His awards include the 2011 Damien Courtney Young Sculptor Prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, in Sydney, Australia, and various awards from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts.
As part of this exhibition the artist invites those who have lost partners or spouses and intend to be interned together at the Davis Cemetery to a special artist-designed event at the Davis Cemetery and Arboretum on April 30, 2016 at 10:30 am. The event is intended to be a gathering to discuss and share stories of both the good and the difficult of love, companionship, and loss, as part of a wider exhibition at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery. Modeled on Richard Long’s seminal piece, A Line Made by Walking (1967) the artist would walk back and forth to create a temporary line tangential to the circle. Visitors would be invited to also create their individual tangent lines, symbolic of their unique linear paths that are nevertheless part of the whole—just as a many tangent lines can create a circle. Please RSVP by April 25th if you wish to participate.

The cemetery grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. The onsite gallery is open Monday through Friday 9-3:00pm. For more information please visit www.daviscemetery.org

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting April 20, 2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           04-20-2016                            

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: March 16, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements: February 2016

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

  • Report of Finance Committee re: FY16-17 Fees & Budget
  • Consider reverting Office Manager position back to original full-time status effective FY16-17 and retaining Ann McKay in that position
  • Disposal of wood chipper, tamper, other equipment not in use

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Ann McKay, Office Manager.

Anne Miller “Botanicals” at Gallery 1855

 

Gallery 1855 is pleased to present the abstract photography of artist Anne Miller. Anne’s vibrant, colorful rare prints will be exhibited throughout the month of April with a special artist reception April 10th from 1-4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served during the event. Anne has a unique ability to use her camera lens to abstract subjects from their familiar settings and to emphasize the shapes, textures, patterns and colors that interest her. By exploring only a portion or detail of an object taken out of its larger context, she can see it from a fresh perspective without preconceptions about a subject’s nature and the resulting image.

Her latest series of limited edition prints “Botanicals” captures the wealth of interesting surfaces and colors of nature. Anne’s work reflects the life and fascinating patterns the world. In “Botanicals” she combines the elements of water, reflective distortion, transparency and selective focus to bring out new mysterious interpretations. She brilliantly captures the earthy color palettes and vibrant hues only found in nature. Limited edition prints will be for sale by the artist. More information about the artist can be found at https://www.annemillerphotography.com/.

Gallery 1855 is available for viewing Monday through Friday 9-3:00pm with opening reception held second Sunday 1-4:00pm.

 

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community Group Exhibition

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community Group Exhibition

Exhibition March 2, 2015-March 31, 2015

Opening Reception with Community Band and Poetry Reading March 13th 1-4:00pm

Group exhibition featuring Veterans from Yolo County.

Davis Cemetery District in partnership with Yolo Arts will host “Positive Reflections” a group art exhibition featuring art in all mediums from service members from all branches of the military. Positive Reflections explores the veteran experience and celebrates the transition of our service people from combat to civilian life. The exhibition will run from March 2-March 28, 2016 at the onsite cemetery gallery, Gallery 1855. A special reception will include a thrilling performance by the Yolo Community Band, posting of the colors and poetry reading. This art experience was funded by the Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA), a pilot grant program of the California Arts Council. A special thanks to Yolo County Veterans Services.

A Traveling Art Exhibit Inspired and 
Created by Veterans.

MARCH 13

Gallery 1855 (at Davis Cemetery) • 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

AndyJones
1:00-1:30PM  Poetry Reading by Dr. Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of Davis and UC Davis faculty member.  Andy will read a poem he wrote specifically for this project entitled
“In the Almond Orchard”
wdld comm band
1:30-2:15PM Musical performance
by the Yolo Community Band
led by Artistic Director, Bobby Rogers
DavisGallery1855
1-4PM
Art Exhibit reception and refreshments
This event is FREE and open to the public.  Positive Reflections 
is funded by Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA), 
a pilot grant program of the California Arts Council
This art experience is brought to you by Yolo Arts

February Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:               02-17-2016                             

Time:              4:00 PM         

Location:  820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: December 23, 2015 and January 20, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements: October & November 2015

 

Old Business:

 

  • Office Manager Staffing Plan
  • Bike Path

 

New Business:

 

  • Swinehart-Marker Height Fee Waiver Request

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Ann McKay, Offi