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January Weather Outlook
tuesday, JANUARY 10TH
February Member Meeting
Tuesday, February 2nd - 5:30 PM
Old Bag of Nails
4065 Main Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43062
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The Official Newsletter of the CLA
PPA Perenial plant of the year program review
Columbus Turf Nursery
Landscape Design Solutions
Ellen Gallucci Purcell
Riepenhoff Landscape, Ltd.
Wolf Creek Irrigation
Green Velvet Sod Farms
Shearer Patio & Landscape Svcs.
In this edition
january weather outlook
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Written by Dr. Jay Hobgood
Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography (Atmospheric Sciences), The Ohio State University
14337 US 23
Ashville, OH 43103
The average temperature for January will be slightly below normal. Precipitation will be near normal for the month.
The weather will change to a colder pattern at the start of January. Colder air from Canada will flow southeast to Ohio during the first few days of the month. The upper level winds will change to a more west to east pattern during the second week of January. That pattern will bring periodic storms to Ohio. The temperature will fluctuate significantly with each storm.
Warmer air will flow into the state ahead of each storm and colder air will follow the storms. The overall impact of the weather pattern should produce slightly below normal temperatures for January. Each storm will bring a chance for rain or snow and the total precipitation should be near normal for the month.
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MGIX 2017 IS ALMOST HERE!
We would like to send a very special, "THANK YOU" to Kim Eha, Aaron Knepp and Mike Reitz for their dedicated service to the CLA board. We appreciate your contributions and look forward to your continued involvement with CLA.
There is still time to register for the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association’s annual conference, the Midwest Green Industry Xperience (MGIX), taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center January 16–18, 2017.
Formerly known as CENTS, MGIX includes a tradeshow, education sessions, pre-conference workshops, and special events. Green industry professionals are encouraged to register in advance of the event to save time when they arrive. Attendees can register at www.mgix17.com/register/ or call 847.957.4258.
More than 90 education sessions led by national speakers comprise a wide variety of topics, from business and marketing best practices to design, irrigation, and lighting trends. Educators from The Ohio State University lead 24 sessions focused on horticulture, pest and disease management, and industry research. Pre-conference sessions on Sunday, January 15 include the Perennial Plant Association’s Annual P.L.A.N.T. Seminar, a Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Specialist Course by ICPI, and a Landscape Business BootCamp by Greenmark Consulting.
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The 2017 show floor features 300 exhibitors, a new product showcase, and a garden lounge featuring a green industry trivia game. Also on the show floor, education sessions on arboriculture and climbing techniques are offered in Climbers’ Corner, while demonstrations on proper handling and maintenance of equipment takes place in the ONLA Garage.
MGIX kicks off with an opening night party on the trade show floor on Monday, January 16 at 4pm. A Tuesday Night Hoedown at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Wells Barn features live bluegrass music, poker, food and drink, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory. (separate registration fee applies). Attendees are also invited to the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association’s annual awards ceremony on January 15 at 7pm. The association will present the winners of its 44th annual Landscape Awards and the recipients of ONLA’s Professional Awards and 2017 Scholarships. ONLA’s annual business meeting and board elections takes place on January 16 at 2pm at the Convention Center and is open to all MGIX attendees.
For a full schedule of all MGIX related programs and events, visit:
Contact the CLA
Columbus Landscape Association
P.O. Box 963
Columbus, Ohio 43216
On the web: www.columbuslandscape.org
CLA Member Meeting
November 10, 2016
Propel Solutions Office
3958 North Hampton Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065
Review of minutes from the October 18th member meeting at the OTF Research & Education Facility.
M/S/C: Motion to accept minutes. Motion was seconded. Motion carried unopposed.
Ellen reported that invoices are going out in the mail soon. A letter will be included to help members renew online through the new system.
Home & Garden Show:
The committee is currently working with the Dispatch to finalize the floor plan. They are in the process of ordering flowers as well.
No other committee reports.
Fred indicated that there are still some vacancies.
Currently, there is no president elect and also a few vacancies at the Trustee level.
Andrew Muntz of Green Velvet Sod Farms has agreed to serve as a trustee. Fred is working to identify and confirm other candidates.
Bryan mentioned that the program structure should be re-evaluated. He thought it was difficult to attend so many events.
Discussion tabled and to be discussed at the committee level.
Official business meeting was adjourned.
Program addressed use of the new member management software, it's capabilities and more.
Update Your Profile
Renew Your Membership Online
YOUR NEW ASSOCIATION SITE
In an effort to make it easier for you to involve your staff in association events and programs, the board has proposed reducing the fees for secondary members from the same company from $80 to $25.
Additionally, a proposal has been made to reduce student memberships from $25 to $0.
These changes will be brought to the table for member approval at our next member meeting in January.
Click login (top right-hand corner in most browsers)
Enter the email address we have on file (the one you receive CLA emails from)
Click "Forgot Password"
Follow the instructions on your screen to reset your password
Check your email for instructions to set-up a new password (be sure to check your spam filters)
Log into the website
Renew your membership by clicking "Join" in the menu option
Once logged in, click on your name to view your profile. Once viewing your profile, you can do the following:
Edit your username, password and profile
Update the services offered by your company
Change the privacy settings on your account
Add your company logo
Participate in member forums
Maintain a photo gallery
By updating your profile, you'll be more visible to those visiting the website to find industry professionals to tackle their projects!
PROPOSED FOR 2017...
Thanks for your continued support of your local association!
We're updating the CLA website to provide added value for your membership. The new site will serve as a way to connect with your peers and connect with potential customers as well.
Below are instructions to renew your membership online and update your member profile to get the most out of the new site and your membership.