Dia De Los Muertos at the Davis Cemetery District

The community is invited to the annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in a multicultural society.

The festivities will include Danza by Kulpulli Tlayolotl, Marachi Puente, Escritores del Nuevo Sol poets, Zapato Viejo led by David Campos, Free Range Singers.

Traditional hot chocolate and pan dulce treats also will be provided. Guests can also purchase tamales and churros.

There will be a collective altar honoring all ancestors. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to contribute to the altar or create their own.

For more information or to display an altar on Oct. 22, contact event co-coordinator Melissa Moreno at mmmorenophd@gmail.com or Kristi Dvorak, Community Outreach Director, at cemcod@dcn.org.

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Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting October 18th Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

Date: 10/18/2017

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board Members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfied, Stephan Souza.

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 reserved the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

Announcements: None

Approval of Minutes: Approval of September 27, 2017 Monthly Meeting Minutes

Consent Calendar: None

Correspondence: None

Superintendent’s Report: Written and Verbal

Community Outreach Report: Written and Verbal.

Financial Report: Written and verbal.

Old Business:

  1. Superintendent Evaluation
  2. Status of Legal Actions on IRS Non-Profit issue.
  3. Results of factual review and potential settlement option on Anderson encroachment.
  4. Oral subcommittee reports on:
    1. Policy and Procedures separation and updated.
    2. Potential 360 review process.New Business:
  5. Signature Authorizing claims and Deposits.
  6. Proposed Veterans Services plot purchase.
  7. LAFCO- representative to Consolidated Redevelopment Oversight Board.
  8. Pollution Liability Insurance Coverage.

Adjournment and scheduling of net meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 by 4:00 pm at the Davis Cemetery District 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent

 

Gene Kennedy Solo Exhibition “Reflect and Repeat: Images from the Gladding, Mc Bean Factory

Join us Sunday, October 15th for the opening reception for photography Gene Kennedy. His solo exhibition “Reflect and Repeat: Images from the Gladding, McBean Factory” will run throughout the month of October. Come meet the artist, enjoy his works and experience the most unique gallery location in town. The afternoon artist reception will include a free concert with the New Harmony Jazz Band.

Gene Kennedy has been photographing for more than forty-five years. He gained recognition nationally for his photography of the evolving California Landscape. Regionally I am known as a photography of the evolving California landscape. Regionally he is celebrated as a photographer, teacher, gallery, administrator and former director of the popular Gladding McBean Photography Workshops.

Gene’s photographic projects have focused on the man-impacted environment, with a few nods of appreciation to the natural world, and the occasional touch of humor. His documentary-style landscape reside in the collections of the California State Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

“It makes sense in a place whose job is to make multiple identical copies of products, ranging from roof tiles to gigantic sewer pipes to delicate figures for architectural decoration that pictures made in that place might also reflect the same repetitious quality. That is, repetitious in the best sense of the word. Such was my intent in selecting the images for this show. Most of them have never been exhibited before, but a few old favorites also appear.

The Gladding, McBean & Co. factory, in the Placer County town of Lincoln, opened in 1875 and has operated continuously since then, surviving two World Wars and the Great Depression. Starting as a clay pipe manufacturer, “the pottery” expanded its product line and by the end of the 19th century was producing architectural Terra cotta ornamentation for buildings, most notably after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Ernest Hopkins, columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, said in July, 1928:  “From a hole in the ground, here in the lower end of Placer County, the modern city of San Francisco has come.” (Not to mention thousands of other buildings in San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle, and places as far-fetched as New York, Chicago, Tokyo and London.

I was privileged to be able to organize and lead photographic workshops at Gladding, McBean for 16 years. Close to 300 enthusiastic photographers made it into the pottery during that time, and many of them came back time after time after time, simply because they weren’t finished taking pictures there. If we had been able to continue after 2011, I’m sure many of them would have come back again.

I’m sure all those photographers would join me in expressing their sincere gratitude to the workers and management of Gladding, McBean for the extraordinary gift of being allowed to visit and photograph this magical place.”

Gallery 1855 is located at the historic Davis Cemetery District office at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA. . It is a non-profit community space that celebrates local artists  as well it’s unique history. For more information about upcoming exhibitions please go to www.daviscemetry.org.

Davis Cemetery District September Board Meeting

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Date: 9/27/2017

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Stephen Souza, 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: Joe Cattarin is on vacation.

Approval of minutes:  Approval of July 19, 2017 Monthly meeting.

Consent Calendar: None

Correspondence: Letter from Jennifer Anderson

Superintendent Report: Written

Community Outreach Report: Written and Verbal

Financial Report: Written and Verbal

Old Business:

  1. Policy and Procedure revision update, and possible sub-committee appointment.
  2. 360 Evaluation considerations for the District

New Business:

  1. Non-Profit Statue update.
  2. LAFCO Final Report 2017; Cemetery Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence

Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 by 4:00 pm at the Davis Cemetery District, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA  Joe Cattarin, Superintendent

Sukhee Kwon Solo Exhibition and Reception

Gallery 1855 (located at 820 Pole Line Road) is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of artist Sukhee Kwon from September 8-September 30th. The special artist reception with light refreshmentss will be held September 10th from 1-4:00 pm.

Sukhee is known for her colorful abstract works painted on a variety of mediums such as fans. The vibrant florals and powerful brush work will capture the imagination of the audience.

Born in Korea in the 1950’s, Sukhee grew up playing among wild flowers and war remnants while dreaming of living in America as an artist. After a lifetime of turns and tribulations purusing her art, she now lives in America as an artist.

As a contribution to the artists of the world, she created an international Fine Arts Collaborative to promote artists, their works new attitude, new cliché “Artist Abundance!” and to educate parents of young children with dreams.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art gallery located at the historic cemetery district office. Visitors are welcome to view the art Monday-Friday from 9-3:00pm and on the Second Sunday of every month from 1-4:00pm.

More details on this show and a calendar of upcoming events can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

Davis Cemetery District July Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Special Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           07/19/2017                             

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Stephen Souza, Secretary Dennis Dingemans Board members: 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: Approval of June 21, 2017 Monthly meeting

Approval of June 27, 2017 Special Meeting

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report: Written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report: Written and verbal

 

Financial Report: Written and verbal

 

Old Business:  Final wording on Build-Out Policy

 

New Business:    None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation                        

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Davis Cemetery District Board Agenda Meeting May 17th

Agenda

 

Date:               05/17/2017                               

Time:              4:00 PM          

Location:         820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

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

 

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, 2017

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report :  written and verbal

 

Financial Report:  Financial statements

 

Old Business:     1. LAFCO Review update.

  1.   Draft Cemetery Build–out Policy.
  2. Proposed Budget FY 2017-18.
  3. Proposed Price Increases.
  4. Election of Officers.

 

 

New Business:     1. Superintendent Evaluation.

 

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Memorial Tree and Garden Program

Memorial Tree Program:

In 2012, the Davis Cemetery District became a level II accredited arboretum with the Morton Arboretum. A level II accreditation means the Davis Cemetery Arboretum contains over 100 trees and woody plant species as well as numerous gardens. The memorial tree and garden programs enable us to continue to keep the Davis Cemetery as a place of natural beauty and quiet reflection for the benefit of all our visitors. Individuals, families and organizations may participate through one of the following programs.

General Arboretum Donation: A tax deductible donation in any amount will help ensure regular care of Davis Cemetery Arboretum’s beautiful trees and gardens.

Memorial Tree Programs: The Memorial Tree Program provides two ways to honor the memory of deceased family members and friends while enhancing and maintaining the natural beauty of the Davis Cemetery Arboretum for the enjoyment of the living.

  • Plant a Tree: For a donation of $1000, a new tree will be planted in Davis Cemetery District. The cemetery staff will assist you with site and species selection. Trees must be suitable for our climate and cemetery aesthetic. A 4”x 2” memorial plaque will be placed near the tree for the life of the tree.
  • Adopt a Tree: For a donation of $300, you may select an established tree from those within the common areas of the cemetery to be dedicated to the memory of the person you wish to honor. A memorial plaque will be placed on the tree for a period of three years and can later be renewed.

Garden Sponsorship: The grounds have been beautified with a collection of drought-resistant gardens. We have a collection of 150+ plant species of native and California adapted plants uniquely suited for Yolo County’s climate, soil and water. These drought resistant plants use minimal water, have few issues with pests or diseases, are a source of food for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, and enhance the grounds with their beauty. For $150.00 donation you can sponsor the maintenance and creation of gardens.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible: Your gift will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, and you will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation from the Foundation. For further information regarding tax deductibility, you should contact your tax advisor.

 

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda 2/22/17

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:                           2/22/2017 Rescheduled from 2/15/2017                      

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

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

 

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: January 18,2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report : written and verbal

 

Financial Report: Financial statements

 

Old Business: LAFCO Review update, by Christi Postlethwaite.

New Business: 1. Professional Services : H.R. Procedures.

  1. Board Secretary Duties.
  2. Budget Subcommittee possibility.

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, Janaury17, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

List of Local Resources and Providers

Celebration of Life Services

Utterback Farms (Butterfly Release)
http://www.utterbackfarms.com

White Doves of Love (Dove Release)
www.bagladyloft.com
Davis, CA 95616
530-321-3869

Florists 

Mengali’s Florist
2 Main Street
Woodland, CA
530-666-7813

Strelitzia Flower Company
4614 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616
530-758-5050

 

Mortuary and Funeral Chapels

Affordable Cremations and Burial Center of Sacramento
8366 Rovana Circle
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 455-5486

River Cities Funeral Chapel
910 Soule Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-1214

Smith Funeral Chapel
116 “D” Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-5500
http://www.smith-funerals.com

Monument Companies (Headstones/Headstone repair)

Blake’s Monument
Woodland, Ca
(530) 662-4265

Bryan-Braker Silveyville Monuments
615 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95668
(707) 693-0292 or (707) 448-4900

Cache Creek Monuments
339 County Road 98
Woodland, CA
(530) 662-4450

Diamond Memorials Inc.
Butte House Rd.
Sutter, CA 95982
(530) 755-4948 or (916) 645-3241

Pugh Memorials
231 West Main Street
Woodland, CA
(530) 662-1251

Ruhkala Monuent Company
1001 Broadway
Sacramento, CA
(916) 441-2846

Sharer Monument Co.
4946 Watt Ave. #18
Sacramento, CA
(916) 925-4194

Weber’s Personalized Memorials
305 Cottonwood St.
Woodland, CA
(707) 693-0660

 

Other Resources:

 

Yolo Hospice
1909 Galileo Court, St. A
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 758-5566 or (800) 491-771

Yolo County Clerk/Recorders Office
Vital Registration Section
625 Court Street, Room B-01, Woodland
(530) 666-8680

Yolo County Veterans Service Office
Woodland, CA 956+6
http://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adult-aging/veterans-service-office
(530) 406-4850 or (916) 375-6200 Ext. 4850