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Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28th

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th 10:00 a

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 28th, 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. The Memorial Day program will be from 10:00am-12:00 pm.
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, Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones, an introduction by Mayor Pro-tem Brett Lee and the keynote speaker will be Jerry Coker.

The son of a career soldier, Jerry Coker lived in the Midwest and Alaska until his father retired from the Army and settled in California. In 1968 Jerry enlisted in the US Marine Corps one week after high school graduation, serving as a rifleman in South Vietnam with the Second Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment. In the spring of 1969 he was severely wounded from grenade fragments during night operations in Quang Nam Province, southwest of Danang City.

After a lengthy recovery in Japan and stateside, Jerry returned to school, married his girlfriend, Jan, and began to write fiction. He earned degrees from UC Davis in English Literature and the Brown University Graduate Writing Program, returning to California in the late 70s to begin a diverse career that began at UC Davis. At UCD he served as a recruiter, publications writer and editor. In his corporate career he served as a marketing manager, researcher, business proposal manager and contract administrator. He later served as a management consultant, high school English teacher, and was the owner of an Information Technology staffing augmentation consulting firm with State and Federal Clients.
During these nearly forty years in Davis, he shared the raising of their two boys, Nathan and Drew with Jan, a musician and long-time Davis elementary school teacher. After the boys left their hometown to find their own path, both serving in Iraqwith the Marines and then eventually returning to the area with their own wives and now grandchildren, Jan and Jerry realized their small part in the full circle of life, and how precious that participation is.

He is author of two World War II historical fiction novels, First Among Men (2013, Pocol Press), about the 1943 invasion of Attu Island in the Aleutians of which his father participated; and Into the Wet (2015, Black Rose Writing and 2017, Pocol Press second printing), about the 1942 campaign of the Japanese Army to take New Guinea from the Australian Army, known as the battle for the Kokoda Trail.

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We will be in need of volunteers to aid in the handing out of programs and the removal of flags later in the afternoon.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting monetary donations.

Please contact cemcod@dcn.org if you would like to help.

Davis Cemetery July 5th Special Board Meeting

 

Davis Cemetery District Board

Special  Meeting

Agenda

Date:                 7/05/2018                 

Time:                4:00 PM   

Location:          820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

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

 

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.

 

New Business

  1. Petrea Marchand of Consero Solutions will present her recommendations to the board.
  2. Consideration of any recommendations suggested by the Petrea Marchand’s report.
  3. FY 17/18 budget adjustment
  4. FY18/19 budget adjustment
  5. Brown Act Training session with County Supervisor Provenza.

 

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Kristi Dvorak Community Outreach Director

 

 

 

Volunteers

We are always looking for a few helpful hands to assist in beautifying our gardens.  If you would like to assist in weeding, pruning and planting we would love to hear from you.  We will also be starting a new program with seed starting.

Volunteer time will from 9-11 M-Friday and on special volunteer days.

Contact

Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org

Quarterly Care of Grounds

The District is starting its first quarterly string trimming around all the monuments in the Cemetery. With this initial trimming of the year, there will be the removal of floral and memorabilia that does not conform to the District Rules and Regulations regarding the care of graves and Cemetery grounds.   Please contact us for a copy of our Rules and Regulations. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will save some decoration, that the Staff feels may be of value, for a two-week period.

Stasia Tikkanen “Landscapes with a Gist” Open House Sunday, April 8th

Gallery 1855 will host a one-of-a-kind exhibition by local artist Stasia Tikkanen. “Landscapes with a Gist” will run from April 3 to 30. An open house is planned from 1 to 4 p. Sunday, April 8.

The exhibit features conceptual landscapes that include a night-and-day series, an in-studio series exploring perception related to the time of day. The artist paints two scenes from the same environment, one in nightlight and the other in daylight to see how light alters the perception of a scene. In this series, she has explored subjectively chosen scenes in Davis.

Originally from Albuquerque, N.M., Tikkanen moved to Davis 16 years ago. With a bachelor’s degree in fine art studio from the University of New Mexico, she has worked as a professional studio artist, decorative painter and in galleries for a total of 20 years.

In 2013, she became a full-time studio and plein air artist.

“While painting in studio or outdoors in the tradition of plein air, I seek a general notion or idea in each environment I explore and try to capture it in my work,” Tikkanen said.“While painting, I ask myself, what does this scene make me think or feel? What is the gist of this scene? Be it a mood, a metaphor, symbolism or just an internal musing on my part, I find revealing it through landscape captures a reflection of human nature.”

The idea of conceptualizing landscapes got the attention of several patrons interested in specific themes. In 2014-2015, Tikkanen was privately commissioned to paint a landscape series featuring the high deserts and mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. This series reflects the culture of the area through color and subject while portraying the unique lighting of the high desert mountains and land features.

In 2016, Juanita Bucot published one of these paintings, “The Sandias,” as a book cover of her fiction novel “Spirit Gone Wild,” a journey through the southwest in the 1960s. Also in 2016 the artist focus extended further into the outdoors and scenes of Northern California.

After exhibiting in the 2017 Davis Art Studio Tour sponsored by the Davis Art Center, Tikkanen continued her Northern California focus with an in-studio series titled “Night and Day — A study of perception related to light.”

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting April Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:               4/25/2018                                

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 February 21, 2018 , and March 21, 2018 monthly meetings.

 

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. Election of new Secretary to the Board, effective immediately.

  1. First Reading of the Policy revision.
  2.   Second Reading of the Personnel Policy.
  3.     360 Superintendent review process.
  4. Yolo LAFCO Election Ballot: Consolidated Redevelopment Oversight Board.

 

 New Business:

  1. Plot Expansion: Needs and Timing.
  2. Roadway Expansion Project.

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

History Tours

Enjoy a stroll through history one of our  Davis Cemetery District History Tours.

The historic cemetery district is offering guided history tours on our beautiful grounds.. We will share the stories of the pioneer families and individuals who have shaped our city into what it is today.   We will also discuss the meaning of and changes to gravestone symbols from Victorian times to the present.

Tours will take about an 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes. Guided cart tours are available but will limited to three individuals.
Contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org or call 530-756-7807 to schedule an appointment.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

                                                         Davis Cemetery District  Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:               2/21/2018                                

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 December 20, 2017 Monthly meeting.

 

Consent calendar:        None

 

Correspondence:           Letter to Board  requesting  the honoring of  promise.

 

Superintendent’s Report:  Written and verbal.

 

Community Outreach Report:   Verbal.

 

Financial Report:            Written and verbal.

 

 

Old Business:                1. IRS update status.

  1. Anderson encroachment and resolution update.
  2. Oral subcommittee reports on:
  3.  a) Policy and Procedures separation and updates.
  4.  b) Potential 360 review process.
  5. Part time employee update
  6. Form 700 submittal

 

New Business:              None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Thursday,  February 15, 2018 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

New Burial Section Will Open on March 1st.

The historic Davis Cemetery District has added a new section to it’s beautiful cemetery.  The new SF section  is  lined with blooming crepe myrtle trees and shaded by heritage trees. It borders near the historic hill and the soothing free form fountain. This section is a welcome addition to our growing cemetery.  Families can utilize these plots with one of our many memorization options. This section will be reserved for casket and family cremation plots. The section will accommodate standard, titan or green casket burial. Green burial is our most recent addition and involves a more natural return to the earth. We also have smaller plots, niche banks and a scattering garden to accommodate cremation burials in other locations in the cemetery.

Please contact our office M-F 9-4:00 pm to discuss your options will look forward to assisting you.

SF section