The “Change Over” BOARD Meeting has been changed to the 2nd Thursday of June which is June 12, 2014 at 9:30am at Windermere Town Hall. This BOARD meeting is for new, retiring, and continuing officers and chairmen. Our first summer lunch at a location to be announced will take place right after the BOARD meeting. Any garden club member may attend the lunch.
We had a great time at our April 10, 2014 general meeting. This time we had a “white elephant” sale during our informal coffee, after the speaker break and after the meeting. Our speaker was one of our members Theresa Schretzmann-Myers. She spoke on amaryllis and she taught us in order to kept our amaryllis color from changing for the next amaryllis generation we must not let the bees pollinate our flowers. Instead hand pollinate before sunrise before the bees can do it for us.
Windermere Garden Club member Joan Y. has again received Orange Tree’s yard of the month. See the photo below of Joan with fellow members.
We had a great time at our March general meeting listening and viewing Jill Thomas of Biosphere Nursery in Winter Garden’s slides on attacting pollinators to our gardens. See his website at http://biospherenursery.com/ for some great ideas.
On Friday, March 14th, at the home of Marie H. our club had a newcomers’ event for all the new members who have recently joined our club. The officers and several of our committee chairmen provided the refreshments for the event. Thank you to everyone and especially our hostess Marie H. for allowing us to use her beautiful home.
Please click on the link below to view a copy of the ECO Saturday’s Feb.-May 2014 events at the Tibet-Butler Preserve and Vera Carter Environmental Center that our 1st VP Jill T. discussed at our March 13, 2014 general meeting. Tibet-Butler Preserve and Vera Carter Environmental Center are located at 8777 County Road 535, Orlando, FL 32835. These programs are usually are free and are presented by Orange County Parks and Recreation.
We encourage the public to attend our annual scholarship crazy card party and luncheon. This year the theme is “Fiesta-Party with a Purpose” and it will be on Thursday, April 3rd at Windermere Town Hall.
Doors open at 10:15am and cost is $20/person. It includes a lunch featuring Peggy’s famous chicken salad, crazy cards rounds of play (bridge without bidding), silent auction and drawings. Reservations are required. Click on the link for more information on the fun event.