Sheila benedict's craft talk

As usual, our best programs come from our own members. Sheila Benedict has a BA, Political Science, CSUSB, courses or certificates in history, French, Spanish, archival studies, and marriage tribunal Canon Law. She worked as a political consultant. She and her late husband, Paul, raised and bred Quarter Horses, and they had a successful commercial swimming pool business.
Her genealogical education includes the Forensic Genealogy Institute, Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research, and National Institute on Genealogical Research. She is a self-employed forensic and family genealogist, taught genealogy and oral history at a local community college, lectures at local and national conferences, worked for ten years at Old Mission Santa Inés as the mission administrator, and currently as its part-time archivist.

OTHER Announcements

District Governor Nick Frankle's official visit is this Thursday.  A Santa Maria style barbecue with pot-luck side dishes and desserts will be served. The club board will meet at the Parlor in Saint Mark's from 4:00-5:00.  Be sure to come hear the DG's informative and inspirational talk.
Fifth Thursday.  We will be Allan Hancock College next week where we will learn about their viticulture program.  Details in next week's Olive Branch.
Day in the Country is October 15.  Everyone not attending the District Conference the same day is encouraged to help prepare and serve steak sandwiches.  This is our big fund raiser to benefit the club. Our due would be higher without this event.
Basic PERLS will be presented Monday, Oct 17 in the Grange.  Sign up with President John for this two hour class that will improve your public speaking and time management skills. 
Save the Date.  Our 15th anniversary celebration will be held in Stacy Hall on January 22.  Ron Walsh is heading the planning committee.
Congratulations. John Reese announced his engagement to Nancy Okeefe. Nancy has attended several meetings.  Is she "Special"?
Bob Dullea will be filling in for Dean as the bulletin reporter for the next two weeks.  If you have anything to contribute to the bulletin, let him know or email it to Dean.
Sep 22, 2016
Goveners Visit
Sep 29, 2016
More details later
Oct 06, 2016
traffic related issues
Oct 13, 2016
World of Oceans
Oct 20, 2016
Tail Waggin Tutor
Oct 27, 2016
Craft Talk
Nov 03, 2016
Atterdag at Home and Village Movement
Nov 10, 2016
War of 1812
Nov 17, 2016
Follow-up on politics and election
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Next Meeting:
Thursday, 09/22/2016
Susan Marek Dullea
Jim Pugh
Bob Dullea
Steve Berg
Following Meeting:
Thursday, 09/29/2016
Fifth Thursday
Allan Hancock College
Viticulture Program
Olive Branch Staff:
Editor: Dean Davidge
Photos: Andy Doerr
Dean will be gone on
Sept 22 and Sept 29.
Bob Dullea will be your reporter for the next two weeks.
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