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