We Are Hiring! Full time Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

General:

Under direct supervision of the superintendent/office manager/community outreach director the administrative assistant will be responsible for interaction with the public as well as maintaining financial and internment records of the District. This is a full time position with benefits (medical/dental).

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with all policies and procedures of the Davis Cemetery District, the administrative assistant shall:

  • Assist with sale of plots and interment arrangements
  • Assist with maintaining and updating interment records
  • Maintain/update/organize district documents/records as directed
  • Process deposits
  • Process claims (payables)
  • Process and maintain payroll records and employee records
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist in analysis and reporting of interment data
  • Assist in the preparation of agendas and minutes for board meetings
  • Respond to all calls and/or telephone messages in a timely manner
  • Respond to all written and electronic communications in a timely manner
  • Cooperate and communicate with cemetery staff
  • Maintain clean, inviting office area
  • Projects/additional duties as directed by administrative staff

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication and public relations
  • Friendly and empathetic demeanor
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Intermediate knowledge of bookkeeping, strong math skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Keyboarding at 40WPM, minimum
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Please send resume

Davis Cemetery District

820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca 95618

cemetery@dcn.org

 

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.

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.

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.

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

February Exhibition Ben Tuason “Davis Shopscapes”

Ben Tuason introduces his latest works “Davis Shopscapes” at Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA) throughout the month of February. A special artist reception will be held Sunday, February 14, 2015 from 1-4:00pm. This exhibition is a collection of well-studied photographs of the evolving cityscape of downtown Davis, California. Ben Tuason has received great recognition for his work including Best of Show, First Place, Architecture Category, and First Place, Black and White category in the 2013 City of Davis Photography Contest.

Having lived in larger metropolises the majority of his life, Ben became drawn to the unpretentious, small-town feel of the Davis downtown. His ongoing photography study reflects the landscape of the evolving city. “It’s changing fast, in just the four or so years that I has lived here, many establishments have gone and new ones have taken their place” Ben commented. This series will serve as documents of a past era and the incredible growth of the dynamic city.

The artist will be selling a presentation of a folio of 8.5” x11” prints of the exhibited work. The fine-art Giclée prints are on acid-free, fiber-based exhibition quality paper, individually custom-printed and signed by the photographer.

BEN TUASON

While studying architecture, Ben Tuason was heavily influenced by the works of traditional masters of the black-and-white street genre. Coming to America in the mid-80’s, he gave up architecture to write pioneering software for the then-emerging personal computer. Through these careers, photography was always with him—sometimes as leisure pursuit, sometimes as therapy, very often as passion.

The exacting discipline of software programming, together with traditional film photography and processing, helped shape his deliberate and methodical compositional approach while his architectural background fostered a keen appreciation for the built environment and urban-centric photograph.

Varsity

Davis Cemetery District January Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:               01-20-2016                            

Time:             4:00 PM         

Location: 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean (Other 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 16, 2015

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report (verbal)

 

Community Outreach Update (verbal)

 

Old Business:

 

  • Office Manager Staffing Plan
  • Financial Statement Status

 

New Business: None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

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

About Our Labyrinths

About Our Labyrinths

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LABYRINTH AND A MAZE?
According to the Labyrinth Society of Edmonton, Canada,”A maze is designed to confuse you and challenge you to find your way to the exit or to the center and then back out again. It is designed to test your problem-solving skills, your memory, and your tolerance for frustration! A labyrinth is designed to give you a single path in and out (so there can be no confusion as to where to go). It is a confined, guided walk with many turns toward a center. It is designed to let you walk in a compact area while you let your mind relax and meditate.”

HISTORY: The oldest known examples of labyrinths go back approximately 3,000 years and are found from Ireland to Syria. Labyrinths have been constructed of almost every material imaginable over the years. Turf labyrinths in Europe are known to date back to at least the 1500’s.

While labyrinths have been used for everything from trapping evil spirits to simple games, there is a long history of their use as a form of spiritual contemplation, prayer, and penitence. Many famous cathedrals, from Chartres in northern France to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, have pavement labyrinths for use by religious practitioners.

The center of our northern turf labyrinth(near the cemetery office)most closely resembles the design of the classical labyrinth rather than that of the medieval labyrinth. The entrance and the “long path” sections are a more creative free form style.

Our southern labyrinth, located near the southwestern parking area, was recently designed by Eagle Scout Adam Borchard based on the Cretan style. This labyrinth is most easily identified by the bench at its center.

USE: To use our labyrinths, we suggest walking the path slowly and contemplatively, with eyes somewhat downcast and slow, even breathing. For the north labyrinth near the office, begin at the railings that lead up the wheelchair ramp. As you approach the driveway, cross it and continue on the “long path” section. When the “long path” brings you back to the driveway, cross back and continue into the central labyrinth area. When you reach the center, pause briefly, turn, and wind your way back out again.

The entrance to our southern labyrinth is just southeast of the swale area, near our southern parking lot.

For maximum benefit, allow 10 – 15 minutes to walk either labyrinth. As you slowly walk the path, you might try pondering the path as a metaphor for life, praying, meditating, being very aware in the present moment, or paying particular attention to each breath.

We invite you to enjoy our labyrinths and, if you wish, to share about your experience with us. Let your friends and neighbors know about these special spots.