Join us for Virtual Happy Hour!

Monday,  April 20, 6:30-7:30pm

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Social distancing doesn't mean being alone.
Come join your fellow Hillside Club members for
Virtual Happy Hour
Monday, April 20 from 6:30pm ~ 7:30pm

To Join: 
(Google Chrome recommended) 


We have had a wonderful time socializing and catching up with Club Members.
Bring your ideas, thoughts, suggestions.














Dear Hillside Club Landscape Committee, Volunteers, Donors and Friends,


Don't miss the exuberant display of our native iris cultivars in the Club's front garden this week! They are white, with yellow centers, and all result from divisions of members' gardens! They don't seem to know about Coronavirus, going about their business-as-usual as far as I can tell. 


I hope you are all well, healthy and strong, despite these perilous times. I'm sorry to be so late in canceling this morning's prospective work party - but we're not meeting in the rain, and under less pressure without tomorrow's Fireside, and the May 3 Garden Tour

Here is the entry for our Hillside Club Garden.

And here is a link for the Virtual Tour. There you'll also find a link to Kathy Kramer's Facebook page for the tour.



Looking forward in the next week or two, while we are still sheltering in place/staying home, I would like to encourage those who can to help clean up the garden for an hour or two individually, gather and transport redwood duff from the back garden to layout as mulch on the front garden beds, weed as needed, clean the curbside gutters (again!) and put out labels for our spring blooms.


Perhaps individuals might work on this on their own, or coordinate with me and the group if a group effort is needed, maintaining social distance (of course). I will try to print out plant labels this week; does anyone have a laminate machine? Do we have one at the Club?


Danielle (or others) -- if you could photograph spring blooms from time to time, that would be great. This week and the next one or two should be peak blooming times.


Should you have extra time on your hands -- Kathy posted a link to a brilliant lecture by Doug Tallamy and a Ted Talk on bees. Doug is one of my heroes, too. He was an early articulate advocate for native plantings.


All good wishes for your health and strength,


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Looking forward to returning to our regular schedule.

Stay well.  More information to come. 

Celebrating our Members

A call to members, new and current! 

Friday, March 13th  from 7pm to 8:30pm

Celebrating Our Members


A call to members, new and current! Join us at the last of three "Celebrating our Members"

events this fiscal year, to be held Friday, March 13th  from 7pm to 8:30pm.

There is no admission fee; you need only be a member in good standing.


We'll be serving wine, cheese, and finger food, paid for with income from the Mattke Fund,

a bequest from the estate of Avis and Arnold Mattke to support programs

which benefit and enrich our membership.

As trustees of the fund, our vision is that these events will not only be a way to thank and

celebrate our members for their volunteer efforts throughout the year - helping with dinners,

hosting cultural events, or pitching in for a couple of hours at our Work Parties - but will provide an opportunity to welcome new faces to our community.

We sincerely hope to see you there. 

Mari Litsky, Ruth Grimes, and Jim Fisher
Mattke Fund trustees

                  For menu planning purposes,

                  RSVP is required no later than Tuesday, March 11:


                   Thank you

Sunday, November 24 at 11am

Volunteers needed for a putting up Holiday lights and decor.

Come help in any capacity that you are able, bring a friend or loved one!

We will be decorating, listening to great music along with complimentary mimosas & coffee.


Calling all Hillside Club Member Artists!


The Hillside Club Art Show has been an ongoing tradition of the Club for many years.  It represents the Hillside Club’s historical commitment to the Arts and Crafts movement.   This year the Art Show will begin with a reception Friday, November 30th from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by a full day of viewing Saturday December 1st from 10 to 6 p.m


Email if you would like to join us and exhibit your art/craft at the show. Please let me know what you will be showing/selling; note you have to be a member in good standing to participate.   Mari Litsky, chair, Hillside Club Member Art Show.

Sunday, November 26 at 11am-1pm

Volunteers needed for a putting up Holiday lights and decor.

Come help in any capacity that you are able, bring a friend or loved one!

We will be decorating, listening to great music along with complimentary mimosas & coffee.