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JANUARY & FEBRUARY
Central Coast Chapter
Central Coast Chapter Board Meeting
Thursday, January 7, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Seascape Golf Club, outdoors on the deck
Contact Justin White at (831) 331-3476 or justin@kndlandscaping.com.

UCSC Arboretum Beautification Volunteer Day
Friday, January 21, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UCSC Arboretum, Arboretum Road (1490 High Street is approximate location), Santa Cruz
Join us to spend the day cleaning up the Arboretum. Please let us know that you’re interested!
Contact Phil Dundas at (831) 750-0447 or phil@thelandscapecompany.com.

Beer Mule Kick Off the New Year Mixer
Thursday, January 27, 6-8:30 pm
Beer Mule, 45 Aviation Way, Watsonville
Contact Justin White at (831) 331-3476 or justin@kndlandscaping.com.

Nor Cal Landscape & Nursery Show
Thursday, February 3, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
San Mateo Event Center
Come to this trade show for the exhibits, connections, and educational speakers. This year local favorite Jeff Calhoun, is celebrating his 18th anniversary with FX Luminaire. Jeff will be be presenting a seminar on “Lighting Design: Beyond the Basics.”
Go to norcaltradeshow.org to register and learn more or call (530) 458-3190.

For information about Central Coast Chapter events, please contact Katia Velasquez at katia.velasquez@netafim.com

Channel Islands
For information about Channel Island chapter events, please contact Kyle Hillendahl at Kyle@spjlighting.com
East Bay Chapter
East Bay Chapter — Basic Irrigation and Advanced Two Wire Trouble Shooting
Thursday, January 20, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Urban Farmer Store, 2121 San Joaquin Street, Richmond
Douglas Anthony, The Urban Farmer Store will discuss tricks of the trade including how to diagnose electrical problems with volt/ohm meters. Mastering these essential skills will make service calls a profitable pleasure! A volt/ohm meter allows for easy analysis of power, solenoid and valve wires. Use the voltage setting to test for power and the Ohm setting to test for proper continuity of the wire run and solenoid. Learning how to use these simple tests can save a lot of labor and frustration.
Troubleshooting 2-wire systems doesn’t have to be difficult when the proper tools and methods are used. During this portion of the class, Mike Blair with Hunter Industries will cover the following items that relate to any 2-wire system: Discuss various tools and their purpose in the troubleshooting process; Identify the type of problem; Troubleshooting with minimal tools; Troubleshooting with more advanced tools. This event will be held in person at The Urban Farmer Store, outside on the patio area and includes sandwiches and beverages. If the weather is not favorable, the event will be through Zoom and registrants will be refunded and notified by email. CLCA Members $15, Non-members $35. Register here.

For more information about East Bay chapter events, please contact Laura Leuer at lleuer@comcast.net or (510) 207-4350.
Inland Empire Chapter
For more information about Inland Empire chapter events, please contact Bronwyn Miller at eyescapes@yahoo.com or (949) 466-1222.

Kern County Chapter
Kern County Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, January 6, 11 a.m.
Location TBA

Kern County Chapter Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, January 13, 11 a.m.
Hodels Restaurant, 5917 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield
RSVP: Jessica Santana (661) 437-1414

For more information about Kern County chapter events, please contact Omar Salazar at omar@groundcarelc.com.
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Chapter 
For information about LA/SGV chapter events, please email clcalasgvchapter@yahoo.com.
North Coast Chapter
For more information about North Coast chapter events, please contact Connie Salinas at heyconniesalinas@hotmail.com or (707) 217-2139.

Orange County Chapter
Orange County Chapter 2022 Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, January 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Golden Road Brewing Anaheim, 2210 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim
Save the date and join us to learn about the exciting things we’ve got planned for 2022. Don’t miss this great networking event where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with CLCA professionals who can help you grow, both professionally and personally. We’re excited to announce that we will be resuming our CLCA University in 2022 and will be offering CEUs! Each class will be geared toward topics that affect all contractors, large or small companies, residential or commercial, construction or maintenance. Join us at this kickoff meeting to learn more! Click here to register.
 
Orange County Chapter — CLCA University, Class #1
Wednesday, February 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Municipal Water District of Orange County, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley
Get updates on irrigation regulations and MWELO at this CLCA University. More details coming soon!

For more information about Orange County chapter events, please contact Bronwyn Miller at eyescapes@yahoo.com or (949) 466-1222.

Sacramento Valley Chapter  
Sacramento Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Monk’s Cellar Patio, 240 Vernon St, Roseville

Sacramento Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Monk’s Cellar Patio, 240 Vernon St, Roseville
 
Sacramento Valley Chapter Kickoff
Thursday, February 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
The Monk’s Cellar, 240 Vernon St, Roseville

For more information about chapter events, please contact Beth Abalos at beth@rivercitylandscaping.com or go to clcasacramentovalleychapter.org.
San Diego Chapter
San Diego Chapter General Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 9 - 10 a.m.
Online
This will be a virtual meeting. If you would like to join in on this meeting, please email eyescapes@yahoo.com for the Zoom link.
 
San Diego Chapter General Meeting
Tuesday, February 8, 9 - 10 a.m.
Online
This will be a virtual meeting. If you would like to join in on this meeting, please email eyescapes@yahoo.com for the Zoom link.
 
San Diego Chapter Kickoff Event
Thursday, February 17, 6 - 9 p.m.
Ballast Point Brewing Miramar, 9045 Carroll Way, San Diego
Come out and kick off the new year with CLCA San Diego! Join friends and colleagues to network over brews and apps at Ballast Point Miramar. You won’t want to miss this fun event! It is a great opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with industry partners. Registration opening soon!

For more information about San Diego chapter events, please contact Bronwyn Miller at eyescapes@yahoo.com

San Fernando Valley Chapter   
San Fernando Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Thursday, January 13, 10-11 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
This will be a virtual meeting. All are welcome! If you would like to join, email sfvclca@gmail.com to request the link. 
 
San Fernando Valley/Channel Islands Chapters Board Installation
Thursday, January 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Yolanda’s, 590 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley
More details coming soon!
 
San Fernando Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Thursday, February 3, 10-11 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
This will be a virtual meeting. All are welcome! If you would like to join, email sfvclca@gmail.com to request the link. 

For more information about chapter events, please email sfvclca@gmail.com.
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
For information about SFBA chapter events, please contact Kenneth Coverdell at kc@blueskydesignsinc.com.

San Luis Obispo Chapter
For information about SLO chapter events, please contact Matt Hames at mhames@landscapedevelopment.com.

Yosemite Chapter
For information about Yosemite chapter events, please contact Savannah Treloar at (209) 490-3960 (text ok) or streloar@deltabluegrass.com.
Industry Events
Attend Nor Cal Landscape & Nursery Show on Thursday, February 3, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
This horticulture show brings you the best the green industry has to offer! Connect with other industry professionals, view new products, refresh your knowledge and update your licenses with educational seminars. Nor Cal has 26 CEUs available from a variety of green industry associations and government agencies. See you at the show!
Register online at norcaltradeshow.org.
INDUSTRY LEADERS FORUM at Nor Cal
TRUE NORTH ...
Redefining Our Industry Through Profitability, Innovation and Stewardship
The Event Pavilion, 7:30-9 a.m.
Join us for an interactive breakfast regarding the future of our industry and our personal responsibility to help guide and shape it. Profitability is key to growth and success ... we will show you how sustainability practices improve your business model and drives profit. Innovation drives sustainability ... with a focus on sustainable practices, innovation comes naturally to any company who embraces these principles. Innovation through responsible business practices brings a set of stewardship values and ethics to your business, staff, clients and community — a great way to separate your company from the competition, and a priceless directive for you, your people and the environment. Let’s start an inspiring conversation that will continue over the next few years to redefine our industry and the role we play in the world we live in! Register here — $75 includes continental breakfast.
See you at the show!
Webinars, Virtual Events and Online Training
CLCA Water Management — MWEL Role Perspectives Workshop
January 4, 6, 11, 13 and 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Zoom
Keep informed and add to your MWELO expertise! Presented in five 90-minute classes, this workshop will offer CEUs for your current certifications. This workshop is free to those in Southern California thanks to a sponsorship by the Metropolitan Water District.
More info and to register at clca.org/mwel.
CLCA Water Management — Water Efficient Landscape Dual Certification Program (WELDCP)
Tuesdays, February 22-March 29, 1-4 p.m.
Municipal Water District of Orange County, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley
Earn two certifications at the same time! Become a CLCA Certified Water Manager (CWM) and a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL). Increase your individual and company marketability and earn double National EPA WaterSense Certification recognition.
More info and to register at clca.org/weldcp.
Many CLCA Associate Members offer free online training videos and webinars. Check out the links below and increase your knowledge and expertise. Check out our on-line directory!
Alliance Outdoor Lighting
For useful landscape lighting information, visit their training page here.

Arborjet
From soil to crown, Arborjet offers educational opportunities on topics spanning the green industry. Over the next several months, Arborjet will be offering additional remote learning opportunities with webinars ranging from new product sessions to important regional pest and disease updates. View webinars here

DIG Corporation
DIG Corporation, founded in 1981, manufacturers a full line of Drip/Micro Irrigation Products and is the industry leader in Alternative Powered Irrigation controllers. 
Visit their professional videos here. Please contact Mike Merlesena at mikem@digcorp.com or (760) 613-8276 to inquire about an upcoming webinar, LEIT Controllers and Battery Operated.

Eagle Spec Sales Group
Eagle Spec Sales Group has posted Weld-On Solvent welding guides on YouTube for small (EnglishSpanish) and large (EnglishSpanish) diameter pipes.

Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
All classes are posted here for registration. If you or your customers missed the first webinars in the series, they’re available on that webpage too.
Don’t forget to sign up and have your customers join too!
View our Youtube channel here.

Hunter Industries
Hunter Industries’ online training program has been online for more than eight years and has worked with many professional organizations to refine their training to industry standards. Any user can take the training by signing up for a free Hunter account. All courses have to be completed with 80% or above to pass and grades are saved to the user’s profile. Visit their training page here.
Track consists of:
  • Hunter Product Technician: The Technician Program is designed to equip contractors and distributors with basic knowledge of each product line.
  • Hydrawise Specialist: Learn the features and benefits of Hydrawise-enabled wi-fi controllers and the basics of the Hydrawise software. This program shows you how to get started using the Hydrawise software, and controllers, and how to take advantage of the contractor portal.
  • ACC and Two-Wire Specialist: Learn how to install, program and troubleshoot ACC and ACC Two-Wire systems.
  • Irrigation Designer: From fundamental concepts to advanced techniques, this comprehensive program will teach you the critical elements of irrigation design, help you become an effective irrigation designer, and ensure that your next project is a success.
  • Lighting Designer: Learn techniques and best practices for lighting specific spaces in your landscape. This program guides you through the design process and shows you how to get started in creating your lighting portrait.

LMN
LMN has outstanding resources to help CLCA members learn the software skills to grow their landscape business and career.
Free one-day workshops have gone virtual, join lmn for the intro to budgeting and estimating workshops to help you adjust your landscape business for the 2020 season.
New, free webinars each week that include tips from landscape industry experts and LMN’s CEO.

Rain Bird
The Rain Bird Knowledge Center has recently been updated with 23 training NEW videos.  
They are short, contain the top three selling features for each product, and star Rain Bird sales employees!
Please feel free to forward a knowledge center link to your customers:

Trex Fencing
Trex is a publicly traded company with over a $4 billion dollar market cap and a high quality brand name the majority of your customers will recognize. Visit their website here to view tutorial videos for both horizontal and vertical Trex Fencing.
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