On April 9, 2015, Windermere Garden Club meet at Windermere Town Hall for a general meeting. Before the meeting, we had an informal coffee with our hostesses Amalie S. and Ann T. Thank you for a great job.
Our hostesses: On the left is Amalie S. and on the right is Ann T.
Yummy treats provided by our hostesses.
Beautiful orchid(s) decorating our beverage table.
During the coffee and break between the speaker and the business meeting, we had a “white elephant” sale. Thank you to all the members who donated item(s), shoppers, and members who donated money as well. Also, thanks to our chairman Carolin W.
Member Maria H. shopping at our “white elephant” sale
Member Denise H. shopping at our white elephant’s plant section.
Our speaker was Windermere resident Becky Nix. She spoke on fragrance gardens which help to calm the mind and flavor our foods. She had slide photos and information on many different plants that are fragrant and grow well in our area. Becky had many clipping as well as dried herbs from her own garden which she shared with everyone attending. One of Becky’s favorite fragrant plant is the pine tree.
Left to right: 1st VP Jill T., our speaker Becky Nix, and President Peggy C.
On March 5, 2015, Windermere Garden Club had a board and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Usually, our general meeting is on the 2nd Thursday of the month however, due to our annual scholarship fundraiser known as “Crazy Card Party and Luncheon” (CCP) occurring the 2nd Thursday of March this year, the March general meeting was moved to the 1st Thursday in March right after our board meeting.
Our hostesses at the coffee between the board and general meeting were Denise H., Carol W., and Bonnie B. They did a wonderful job celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and our 20th anniversary of the CCP. The food was great.
Left to right: Recording Sec. Joan Y., Hostess Carol W. and Hostess Denise H.
Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece
Cake which was part of the refreshments at the March general meeting, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) fundraiser.
At this meeting in celebration of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon’s 20th anniversary, President Peggy C. and member Dot B. were made Windermere Garden Club Life Members. Peggy and Dot were the members who first started this annual fundraiser. Without their hard work in creating this event, our club would not be able to offer annually two University of Florida scholarships and several school aged summer camp scholarships to Florida Federation of Garden Club’s Camp Wekiva as well as other community projects.
Life membership awarded by current CCP Chairman Bonnie B. to Member Dot B. on the left and President Peggy C. on the right
Co-creator and member Dot B. on left remembering the past 20 years of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) with President Peggy C. on the right the other co-creator of CCP
On Feb. 12th, Windermere Garden Club had its Feb. general meeting. Our usual informal coffee was hosted by Tanya C., Mary B. and Janet S.
Our program was presented by Katy MOSS Warner who is President Emeritus American Horticulture Society and Former Director Disney Horticulture and Environmental Initiatives.
She spoke on Windermere residents’ influence on Disney World’s early horticultural history.
In addition, she spoke on the America in Bloom National Awards Program (AIB). AIB is a program to improve the overall quality of life in towns, universities, and military installations and other areas though “on-site, one-on-one mentoring and coaching by a team of experts”.
Wonderfully Valentines’ themed snack table. Floral arrangement by one of our hostesses Janet S.
One of our hostesses Mary B.
New member Sherri A. enjoying the snacks
Members socializing during the informal coffee before the meeting
Our speaker Katy Moss Warner
Speaker Katy Moss Warner on the left and President Peggy C. on the right
Left to right: 1st VP Jill T., Speaker Katy Moss Warner, President Peggy C.
On Feb. 13th, we had our newcomers’ social for garden club members who recently joined our club. Thank you to Marie H. for having the event at her home.
Members who are chairman/officers welcomed the new members and informed them of the many projects our club is involved in including small bedside floral arrangements/small plants that are donated monthly by members to hospice patients, our annual scholarship fundraiser crazy card party and luncheon, and weekly floral arrangements/plants that members loan for display at the Windermere Branch Library.
Maria H. our newcomers’ event hostess
Yummy snacks at the 2015 Newcomers’ event
Great group photo of some of our new members taken by 2nd VP/Membership chairman Maureen T.
Left to Right: Margaret S., Andrea M., Dorie B., Maria M., Charisse S., Sherri A.
Enjoying refreshments at the Newcomers’ Social
Left to right: Charisse S., Carolin W., Bonnie B., Diane L., Paula R., Maureen T., Janet S.
Carolin W. on the left with new member Sherri A. on the right
New member Maria M. with Special Events and Arbor Day Chairman Jackie R.
President Peggy C. on the right and new member Andrea M. on the left
On Jan. 29th, Windermere Garden Club hosted a “Fun with Flowers” workshop. Both the general public and garden club members took the class. Everyone had a great time and went home with their own arrangement that they each did themselves with the help of our instructor and member Joan P.
Co-chairmen Joan P. in blue and 2nd VP Maureen T. in red
Great job on your floral arrangements everyone!
Member Janet S. with her arrangement
On Jan. 15, 2015, Windermere Garden Club along with Windermere’s Tree Board hosted an annual Florida Arbor Day tree planting with the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool providing the entertainment.
Windermere Garden Club and it’s members provided and served the refreshments which included cookies with apple juice.
An oak tree provided by the Windermere Garden Club and Windermere’s Tree Board was planted between town hall and the library. It will be replacing aging trees in the area.
There was a tree climbing demonstration as well.
A great time was had by all.
Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn looks on as the children of Windermere Union Church Preschool perform at Windermere Garden Club’s FL Arbor Day Tree Planting at Windermere Town Hall.
Some of the family members of the preschoolers who attended the tree planting
Windermere Police Honor Guard
Co-chairmen of the tree planting committee President Peggy C. in black and Jackie R. in white.
Left to right- President Peggy C., Dori B., Janet S., Bonnie B., Vicki H., New Member, Angela W.
Left to right: Pastor Barton Buchanan, Town Manager Robert Smith, Mayor Gary Bruhn, Co-Chairman Jackie R., Co-Chairman President Peggy C. , and Member of Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board Theresa S.-M.
Tree Climbing Demo
Tree climbing talk and demo
WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB’S
CRAZY CARD PARTY & LUNCHEON
March 12, 2015
Windermere Town Hall
Since the Crazy Card Party inception in 1995, this event has allowed us to donate a great deal over the years to local causes. Because we rely exclusively on donations for our silent auction and drawings, over 90% of the proceeds go back into supporting our community projects. Silent auction and drawing items include restaurant gift cards, golf packages, original art, plants, beautiful gift baskets and more.
Enjoy a delicious lunch and a crazy card game with no experience needed.
Proceeds go toward scholarships for UF Horticulture students , Camp Wekiva Summer Camp participants, Nehrling Gardens, Windermere’s Historic Schoolhouse, Arbor Day plantings, Windermere Elementary teaching gardens, and more.
JOIN US FOR THE FUN RESERVE EARLY!
This year we are excited to offer a special raffle for a 3-day get-away at the luxurious Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast Travel & Leisure’s Top 50 “World’s Best Awards”
Doors open at 10:15 AM. $20.00 per person. Reservations required, please.
For reservations send with check made out to “Windermere Garden Club” P. O. Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502. Please include name and phone number of each of the attendees. Paid guest list at check-in.
Contact Dale at 407-876-3121 for more reservation information or Bonnie at 407-205-3655 for other information.