2015 Plant Exchange

On Friday, June 5th in celebration of National Gardening Week, Windermere Garden Club had an annual membership plant exchange.

L to R: Joan Y., Jackie R.,Vicki H., Tanya C., Sherri A.

L to R: Joan Y., Jackie R.,Vicki H., Tanya C., Sherri A.

L to R: Carol W. and Leah D.

L to R: Carol W. and Leah D.

Sharon R. with two furry friends

Sharon R. with two furry friends

L to R: Joan Y., Dot B., and Sumita G.

L to R: Joan Y., Dot B., and Sumita G.

L to R: Denise H. and Incoming Recording Sec. Janet S.

L to R: Denise H. and Incoming Recording Sec. Janet S.

2015 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon/General Meeting

On May 14, 2015, Windermere Garden Club had its May general meeting and officers’ installation luncheon at Orange Tree Golf Club.

Newly installed Florida Federation of Garden Club’s (FFGC) Dist. VII Director Owaissa Vanderberg installed our 2015-2016 officers.

We have several new officers: President Bonnie B., 1st Vice President Mary B. and Recording Sec. Janet S.

Continuing officers include: 2nd Vice President Maureen T., Treasurer Mary Ann Boardman, and Corresponding Sec. Eleanor Nease.

Thank you to our new and continuing officers.

Also a thank you to our outgoing officers: 1st VP Jill T., Recording Sec. Joan Y. and most especially President Peggy C.

Also at this meeting/luncheon several garden club members won lovely caladium plants as door prizes.

See you at the plant exchange on FRIDAY, June 5th at 9:30am on the back porch of Windermere Town Hall.

2015-2016 Officers left to right: Corresponding Sec. Eleanor N., Treasurer Mary Ann B., Standing in for Recording Sec. Janet S. is Jackie R., 2nd VP Maureen T., 1st VP Mary B., and President Bonnie B.

2015-2016 Officers left to right: Corresponding Sec. Eleanor N., Treasurer Mary Ann B., Standing in for Recording Sec. Janet S. is Jackie R., 2nd VP Maureen T., 1st VP Mary B., and President Bonnie B.

Left to right: Incoming President Bonnie B. and Outgoing President Peggy C.

Left to right: Incoming President Bonnie B. and Outgoing President Peggy C.

FFGC's Dist. VII Director Owaissa V. and Incoming President Bonnie B.

FFGC’s Dist. VII Director Owaissa V. and Incoming President Bonnie B.

One of the caladium plant door prizes won by several of our members.

One of the caladium plant door prizes won by several of our members.

 

 

 

 

 

2015 April General Meeting

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.

Our hostesses: On the left is Amalie S. and on the right is Ann T.

Yummy treats provided by our hostesses.

Yummy treats provided by our hostesses.

Beautiful orchid(s) decorating our beverage table.

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 Maria H. shopping at our “white elephant” sale

 

Member Denise H. shopping at our "white elephant's plant section.

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.

Left to right: 1st VP Jill T., our speaker Becky Nix, and President Peggy C.

 

2015 March General Meeting

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.

Left to right: Recording Sec. Joan Y., Hostess Carol W. and Hostess Denise H.

Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece

Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece

Cake which was part of the refreshments at the March general meeting which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) fundraiser.

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

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

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

2015 Feb. General Meeting

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”.

http://www.americainbloom.org

Wonderfully Valentines' themed snack table. Floral arrangement by one of our hostesses Janet S.

Wonderfully Valentines’ themed snack table. Floral arrangement by one of our hostesses Janet S.

One of our hostesses Mary B.

One of our hostesses Mary B.

New member Sherri A. enjoying the snacks

New member Sherri A. enjoying the snacks

Members socializing during the informal coffee before the meeting

Members socializing during the informal coffee before the meeting

Our speaker Katy Warner

Our speaker Katy Moss Warner

Speaker Katy Warner on the left and President Peggy C. on the right

Speaker Katy Moss Warner on the left and President Peggy C. on the right

Left to right: 1st VP Jill T., Speaker Katy Warner, President Peggy C.

Left to right: 1st VP Jill T., Speaker Katy Moss Warner, President Peggy C.

 

2015 Newcomers’ Social

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

Maria H. our newcomers’ event hostess

Yummy snacks at the 2015 Newcomers' event

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.

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.

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

Carolin W. on the left with new member Sherri A. on the right

New member Maria M. with Special and Arbor Day Chairman Jackie R.

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

President Peggy C. on the right and new member Andrea M. on the left

 

 

2015 Jan. 29th “Fun with Flowers”

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

Co-chairmen Joan P. in blue and 2nd VP Maureen T. in red

 

Great job on your floral arrangements everyone!

Great job on your floral arrangements everyone!

Member Janet S.

Member Janet S. with her arrangement

 

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