SBCSS Volunteer Opportunities

SBCSS is seeking volunteers to assist with club business. Our club cannot function without the help of our volunteer-run board, plant sale, and garden tour committees. Please consider volunteering your time to help our community organization. Help spread the word with your friends and family!

We are seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Raffle Caller Team (3-4 people)- Attends monthly SBCSS meetings and calls raffle tickets at the end of the meeting.

A/V Coordinator – sets up laptop, projector, and microphone/speaker at each monthly meeting. Troubleshoots technical difficulties and stores A/V equipment between meetings.

Garden Tour Committee (2-3 people) – works with the SBCSS President to plant 2-3 garden tours per year. Identifies and contacts community members to host tours. Writes tour descriptions for the SBCSS newsletter.

Plant Show and Sale Committee (4-5 people) – works with the SBCSS President to plan the annual show and sale and buying trip. Oversees volunteers and coordinates the show area, silent auction, and outside vendors.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering please contact Anna Bower at for more information.

New Meeting Location and Dates

We are switching meeting locations back Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (909 N La Cumbre Road). All future meetings will be held there on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

2023 Meeting dates through the end of the year:

  • August 16th
  • September 20th
  • October 18th
  • November 15th
  • December 20th

SBCSS July Picnic 2023

There will be no July meeting but we will have our annual July Picnic again this year. We are bringing back the potluck format, with the club providing chicken and tri-tip, and the members providing side dishes, dessert, and drinks. New this year: live musical entertainment by the Glendessary Jam!

When: Saturday, July 8th 11:30am
Where: Tucker’s Grove Park, Area #1
4800 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Please bring an item to share for the potluck. If your LAST NAME begins with:
A-H: bring a side dish
I-N: bring a salad
O-U: bring a dessert
V-Z: bring beverages (beer and wine allowed)

Please RSVP to Jim Foster at by July 3rd with your name and number of attendees.


The SBCSS has a rather extensive collection of cactus and succulent related books and journals. To view a complete list of our library holdings, click here.

For members wanting to reserve a book or journal, please send an email that includes the book#, title and author to

2019 Calendar

Meetings & Events during 2019:

  • January 4 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 1 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 1 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 5 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 3 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 11 – SHOW & SALE  10am-3pm (9:30 am for members only)
  • June 7 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • July 6 – Potluck Picnic at Goleta Beach 11am
  • August 2 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 6 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 4 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 1 Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 6 Meeting & Potluck, 6:00pm

All meetings and events are in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, unless otherwise noted.