2014 Landscape Expo – Long Beach

The Landscape Expo would like to formally invite you to share your knowledge and expertise by presenting a seminar at The 2014 Landscape Expo – Long Beach (TLE – LB), which will be held October 29th – 30th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

The deadline to submit is Monday, February 17th.

The Landscape Expo Seminar/Workshop Submittal Guidelines:

Speakers should have a background in academia; vendors with field experience are also encouraged to submit; however the presentation should have generic elements. TLE – LB is looking for presentations on topics such as, business management, plant selection, turf care, tree care, pest control, irrigation/water management, outdoor lighting, hardscape installation, pool building/water feature design, and custom residential.

You may submit a request to speak on any of these topics, or any topic you feel might be of interest to landscape contractors, installers, or maintenance professionals. Each session should be 1.5 hours in length, but we recommend covering content for approximately 80 minutes, to allow for 10 minutes of valuable Q & A.

To Submit your Prospectus:

Please send your seminar proposal in either .docx or PDF format, include your seminar title and a paragraph describing the course with at least three learning objectives. Also, include full contact information, a brief biography with professional accomplishments and degrees, a color headshot image (this does not need to be professionally done, but needs to be at least 500 pixels) and any travel or honorarium requirements. All proposals must be submitted in their entirety.

Seminar “Hot Topics” for TLE – LB 2014

Plant Selection
Turf Care
Tree Care
Pest Control
Irrigation/Water Management
Outdoor Lighting
Hardscape Installation
Pool Building/Water Feature Design
Custom Residential

Selection Process:
You will receive a confirmation receipt after you have submitted your seminar proposal, and will be notified of our decision by the beginning of March.

Each speaker will be publicized and their affiliation, institution or company will receive publicity through profiles, press releases and course descriptions on LandscapeOnline, LandscapeOnline Weekly, and LC/DBM magazine.

The deadline to submit a seminar proposal is Monday, February 17th.

Please send seminar proposals to:

Michelle Medaris
Educational Programs
(P) 714.979.5276 X 136
mmedaris@landscapeonline.com

Landscape Irrigation Auditor Workshop: May 6 & 7

The RWA Landscape Committee and Ewing have set up a Landscape Irrigation Auditor Workshop for May 6 and 7th. The City of Sacramento is hosting the workshop at the South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Rd, Sacramento.   Registration is through the Ewing website at www.ewing1.com. The cost is $179.

For those that wish to take the certification exam, which we be held on the afternoon of the 7th, separate registration is required through the IA ‘s website at www.irrigation.org and must be done at least 30 days prior to May 7th.

ASLA EPG Hosts: 2014 Wine Tasting and Tour

Todd Taylor Wines
The Old Sugar Mill

Join ASLA as the Emerging Professional’s Group hosts a private tasting and tour of Todd Taylor Wines at the Old Sugar Mill. The tour will be led by Todd Taylor himself, owner and winemaker! Wine tasting and light picnic included.

toddtaylorwines

Sunday, April 27th
3pm to 5pm

$10 Per Person, space is limited

RSVP Required: epg@asla-sierra.org

Todd Taylor Wines
The Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612
www.toddtaylorwines.com

ASLA California Sierra Chapter Golf Tournament: May 2nd

_MG_4690It is our pleasure to invite you to the annual ASLA California Sierra Chapter Golf Tournament. This year we are hosting the golf tournament on Friday, May 2nd at the storied and beautiful Mather Golf Course, set in the 1,400+ acre Mather Regional Park. We have a great day planned for everyone from casual golfers to serious amateurs.

Download your Registration Form

Trustee Message

KEITHIt is a privilege to serve each of you as our chapter’s new trustee. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the role of trustee, each chapter in ASLA elects a trustee for a term of 3 years to serve as your most direct link with the national activities of the Society. Together, the 48 trustees work to help express the perceptions and needs of our local memberships, as well as assist in representing the profession at large by formulating the policy of the Society. In short, when ASLA is actively participating in any of the myriad of activities and programs you hear about, you can be sure the Board of Trustees has been central to determining its priority, funding and development.

My responsibility to you is to attend our monthly Executive Committee meetings, remain current in local and national activities, and make sure that I am available to discuss your concerns and ideas about how your priorities are being leveraged nationally. At the national level, my responsibility is to balance your ideas, needs and priorities with that of other members, as represented by their trustees. Sometimes our visions merge into priorities that are commonly shared. At other times we have tough decisions to make that we are sure will not please everyone. Having been involved in national leadership over the years, I place a high level of value on that collaborative approach to furthering our collective professional causes. In a way, it mirrors what many of us do in practice on a daily basis with our clients.

As a part of my work as your trustee, I have decided to begin writing a monthly ‘report’ of the most relevant issues the Society is working on for you. This message is the first of those reports. There are some big things happening at ASLA, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you over the coming months. But before I simply throw out a list of the things we are working on, I thought it was important to introduce myself and explain my role as YOUR sounding board to ASLA. As you know, you can decide to take an active or passive role in your membership. Being active myself has lead to personal and professional growth I can’t even begin to explain. I sincerely hope to hear from you. If I can help you stay better informed with these reports, I will consider my efforts worthwhile. If I can help you get more involved, be better heard or get more out of your membership, I welcome the opportunity.

Sincerely,

Keith Wilson, ASLA
California Sierra Chapter Trustee
keith@wilson-design-studio.com

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