Your New Board
of Directors:
California Protea Association
December, 2014

At the November meeting CPA members voted for their new Board of Directors. The new board has already had its first meeting at which officers were elected and we are pleased to announce them here (see left). Your board is fully committed to serving you in the coming year. You can look forward to a host of activities that include a wide range of  informational, fund raising as well as social events. But, before that, one bit of business that always comes this time of year -- dues. The annual dues forms will be mailed out soon. Please watch your mail, and thanks in advance for getting them back quickly.

Sunset Magazine
Puts Protea Front & Center
Sunset Magazine

Yes, that's a protea wreath plastered on the cover of Sunset Magazine's December issue (on newsstands now).  This is a tremendous boost for the protea industry. Sunset magazine reaches consumers throughout 13 western states and has over 4.5 MILLION subscribers!

Congratulations to our own Mel Resendiz, who is showcased in this sprawling and insightful featured article. It is a beautiful story rich with a passion for protea and it provides some of the most breathtaking photos ever to be printed for the mass market. This coverage is likely to ignite a burst of interest and enthusiasm about protea from which we all can reap the benefits.

Behind the Scenes

Staff photographer Tom Story shot a book's worth of pictures at the Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Rainbow  for the December feature. They couldn't fit them all in the magazine, so click below to see more:
Sunset - Behind the Scenes

Make a Protea Wreath

To make a beautiful and professional protea wreath like the one featured on the cover go to A Passion for Flowers blog for a great step-by-step demonstration.


Rainbow Protea
Dazzles with Proteafest

Dawn Bonner headed up a creative and hard-working team that brought us the "first annual" Proteafest. Talk about transformation -- the folks at Rainbow magically transformed a farm warehouse into a Proteafest spectacular. It was a truly elegant affair celebrating everything locally grown. We look forward to this really becoming an annual event for many years to come.

Diana Roy took some beautiful photos including the ones below. Click the link to see more Proteafest photos and enlarged versions on the blog: A Passion For Flowers.

Catching up with old friends and getting to
know some new friends as well

A bountiful feast of locally grown delicacies



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