Board Meeting Agenda November 15th 4:00pm

              Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

Date:                           11/15/2017                             

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., 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:     None

Approval of minutes: Approval of October 18, 2017 Monthly meeting minutes.

Consent calendar:        None

Correspondence:          None

Superintendent’s Report: Written and verbal.

Community Outreach Report: Verbal.

 Financial Report:          Written and verbal.

Old Business: 1. Veteran Plot purchase update and gravesite layout policy.

  1. IRS Non-Profit issue update.
  2. Anderson encroachment and resolution update.

4.Oral subcommittee reports on:

  1. a) Policy and Procedures separation and updates.
  2.                                b) Potential 360 review process.
  3. Pollution Liability Insurance Coverage update.

New Business: 1. Scanning Project meeting Nov. 30 – Yolo Co. Board of Supv. Office

  1. Need for new Strategic Plan and/or Master Plan update
  2.                            Potential Closed session regarding Personnel Issues of Nov. 7


Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.



Veterans Day November 11th

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11th, at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum, 820 Pole Line Road.

There will be a musical prelude by the Davis Brass Ensemble at 10:30 am. The ceremony will include a Posting of the Colors by UC Davis Army ROTC, music by the Davis High Madrigal Choir, a reading by Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones, and our featured speaker will be World War II Veteran Gerome “Gerry” Suran.

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.

We will be in need of volunteers for setting up, aid in the handing out of programs and the removal of flags later in the afternoon. Please contact if you would like to help.


Anne Lincoln “Passages” Artist Exhibition and Reception

Acclaimed painter Anne Lincoln will exhibit her latest collection of landscape paintings at Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA) throughout the month of November.  A special fall afternoon artist reception will be held Sunday, November 5th from 1-4:00 pm. “Passages” masterfully captures the colors and atmosphere of the local California landscape from the Yolo Bypass to the rocky coast. Anne has an uncanny ability to capture the color harmonies found in nature. She carefully selects patterns of light, value, and color creating a sense of light and space.

“While passages  can mean  a path or journey, it can can also refer to a detail in a work of art. A sense of a voyage, of finding my way from soft colors and a realistic approach to a more saturated, layered palette with simplified shapes, has been my road to travel in this show.

The beginning of a more specific idea, that of movement either in style or color or subject probably started back in the 1980’s while I was  driving a lonely stretch of highway from the flats of Bakersfield to the rocky shore of Morro Bay. The winding and dipping of the road reminded me of the ribbon striped  candy by Grandfather would give to me at Christmas. I’ve always thought of that trip as the Ribbon Candy Road adventure, and it is the inspiration for my painting of that name which is in this show.  For me, “Passages” will bring back fond memories as well as remind me of the ups and downs and new challenges a painter will experience.” Anne Lincoln

Anne Lincoln is originally from Gary, Indiana but moved to California in her teens.  She has called Davis her home for the past forty-years. She has experimented with different art mediums over the years, but she found her true passion in oil painting eight years ago.  Anne paints on thick birch panels specially made in Oregon. The wood is prepared with a minimum of five layers of surface preparation before the first stroke of color.Anne work has been shown in many local gallery exhibitions such as Davis Art Center, Pence Gallery, I-House, Hallmark Inn, Yolo Basin Foundation and many others.  Her works have also been included in many corporate and private collections. More details about the artist can be found at


Gallery 1855 is a non-profit contemporary art gallery located at the scenic Davis Cemetery District. A full listing of events can be found at

Davis Cemetery Fall Plant Sale

Family and friends of those buried at the Davis Cemetery District (820 Pole Line Road) can order a special potted plant to be placed on their loved one’s grave-sites this fall season. The seasonal orange Eco-friendly pots contrast beautifully with the rose, gray and green tinted succulent florets. These cheerful seasonal plants will be a symbol of friendship and affection for those who cannot be with us during this time of year. The plants follow the cemetery safety and decor guidelines. The cost is $15.00 for 1 or $20.00 for two. The cemetery also offers tree donation, adoption and bench donations for more permanent memorials. Payments can be made by check, visa or master card. Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery. Please contact Kristi Dvorak at for additional details

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 or Kristi Dvorak, Community Outreach Director, at


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


Davis Cemetery History, Plant and Bird Lists

The Davis Cemetery District is the oldest cemetery in Yolo County. It was founded in 1850 on donated farm land by one of the region’s pioneer families. The earliest grave marker in today’s Cemetery District date back to 1855.  The cemetery was incorporated into a special district with tremendous support from the residents in 1922. Dedicated volunteers planted trees, mowed the grass and transformed the space into a garden park cemetery.

Cemetery History Time Line

Arboretum Plants 2017

EarlyHistory with map

Davis Cemetery Arboretum Bird List