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California Protea Association
January, 2017

Happy New Year Members!

What a great way to start the new year with an abundance of beautiful rain. Hooray for all. The protea fields are happy and we bet you are too!

2017 started out with a nice showing for California Grown flowers (including protea) in this year's Rose Parade.

NBC Hosts Hoda Kotb & Al Roker surrounded by California Grown flowers including Pincushions/Leucospermum  

Plenty of Protea Pink Mink
adorn the FTD Executive Director's Vehicle

For more about the parade click here.

There is a lot to look forward to in 2017. Our Board of Directors will be meeting soon to determine when/where we will be having our next general meeting. Once that's worked out we will send a separate announcement.

Meantime, here are some events already scheduled. Please put these on your calendar:

Del Mar Garden Show 
March 3, 4, 5, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)   
Avocado Festival  
April 23, 2017 (Sunday) 

Both the Del Mar Garden Show and the Avocado Festival are important marketing opportunities for our local protea industry. While exhibiting at these events, we spread the love and enthusiasm for protea and enlighten the public about them by showing/selling flowers and potted plants (most of which are dontated by our generous members). The sales from these events go right back to the association. So we get to raise awarenes about protea and raise funds for the association at the same time. Besides, it is really a lot of fun and we hope you will join us this year!

International Protea Association Conference 
September 3 - 7, 2017
Stellenbosch, South Africa

The XIII IPA Symposium date has been set for 3rd September 2017 & it will be held in Stellenbosch South Africa in conjunction with the VII International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains and II International Symposium on Ornamentals.

More Information:

Next General Meeting: TBA 
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California Protea Association, P.O. Box 2553, Valley Center, CA 92082
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