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APLD CA Leaders at the State Capitol

On September 10th and 11th, members of the California Chapter Board, District Legislative representatives, and other interested members met in Sacramento to establish the framework for APLD-CA’s engagement of legislative issues and processes. APLD leaders from across the state engaged in presentations and discussions from industry partners and successful political organizations on how to strategize, […]

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President’s Message October Newsletter

As I sit down to write this message to you, I just came back from a 4 hour round trip drive from San Diego to Los Angeles to be able to vote in the Brazilian Presidential election. I feel inspired by my civic duties and responsibilities and I’m excited to tell you a little about […]

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Amelia Lima

Letter from APLD CA Chaper President, Amelia Lima

Spring Flower shows are a wonderful source of inspiration and education for me. As the years go by, and with the many shows I have visited,  I find myself drawn to displays that make bold statements, and offer some educational component. Being pretty is not the most important criteria in my opinion.  APLD is judging […]

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Lisa Bellora: New to the game and already at the helm

I have been gardening since I was a child; first with my father and Italian grandparents in the vegetable garden, and then learning from my artist mother with perennial gardens.  After working as a research chemist for a large agricultural company for nearly a decade, I decided to be a stay at home mom. As […]

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Lessons in Leadership in the City of Brotherly Love

By Mary Fisher, APLD After all my years of active involvement with APLD, who would have thought it would take a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia to bring focus to why I keep saying “yes” when asked to step up and volunteer?  Amelia Lima and I attended the March 2nd APLD Leadership Conference as the two […]

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