Archive for June, 2011

WGC Flower Show Information

Windermere Garden Club will be having a Flower Show on September 28, 29, and 30, 2011 at Windermere Town Hall. 

Listed below are the general rules to follow if you would like to enter a design in the event.

The Three Classes are:

Class 1 – “WILL YOU MARRY ME”

Class 2 – “CONGRATULATIONS”

Class 3 – “HAPPY DAYS”

The photos below are examples of those three Classes: 

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TABLE DESIGNS & REQUIREMENTS

General Table Information:

  1. All table classes must relate to the service of food.
  2. All components must be in good taste, consistent with an appropriate atmosphere for the service of food.
  3. Schedule must always be specific as to size (of table or frame of reference), mode (Functional if Exhibition), and purpose of table (occasion or title).

Mode of Tables:

A.  Function, for two or more Persons

  1. Table exhibit planned and set for actual service of food, capable of functioning for dining as displayed.  Convenience and a sense of order must prevail.
  2. The exhibit must always include a decorative unit (a floral design, with or without candles or other accessories).  A container-grown plant alone is not a design.
  3. Typically includes dishes, beverages container/s, covering/s, and napkin/s.
  4. Coordination of all components must be balanced within the allotted space.

 B.  Exhibition

  1. An artistic arrangement of table components, within an allotted space, to provide a creative effect without consideration for functional placement.  All components chosen must be suitable for use on a dining table.
  2. Schedule may not specify table components appropriate to manner of dining, class title and/or occasion.
  3. Exhibition table may be:

                  a.      Type I  – Must include a decorative unit/s

b.      Type II – May not include a decorative unit/s but must include some plant material placed where needed to carry rhythm, repeat color/s and overall degree of formality.

i.      Container/s or items substituting for containers may be used, but they must not provide a receptacle for completed design.

ii.      All plants, including container-grown plants, are not designs and therefore may not be used.

 C.  Alfresco

  1. Dining out-of-doors, on table, ground, bench, tailgate, etc.
  2. May be any degree of formality with appropriate appointments for the chosen manner.  Schedule class title or description may dictate manner.

If you have any questions, please contact either Joan Prasky, Floral Design Show Chairman or Jackie Haddock, Co-Chairman. Please see your Yearbook for their contact information.

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2011 May General Meeting/Luncheon – 2011-2012 Officer Change Over

The Windermere Garden Club met on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Westerly’s Restaurant in the Metro West Golf Club.  The main activity was to relieve the previous year’s officers of their duties and induct the new officers.  Most stayed the same, a few were replaced.  Theresa Schretzmann-Myers presided over the ceremony.

2010-2011 Officers were:  Peggy Collins – President; Tanya Chesire, -1st Vice President; Donna Ditges – 2nd Vice President; Diane Zdeb – Recording Secretary; Jackie Rapport – Corresponding Secretary; and Mary Brett – Treasurer

2011 – 2012 Officers are:  Peggy Collins – President; Tanya Chesire, – 1st Vice President; Maureen Tuber – 2nd Vice President; Minora Hand – Recording Secretary; Jackie Rapport – Corresponding Secretary; and Mary Brett – Treasurer.

Donna Ditges will continue her Webmaster and Photographer duties.  Diane Zdeb will continue to be a member.

Photos courtesy of Photographer, Donna Ditges

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2011 March 24 – Crazy Card Party

The annual Crazy Card Party was held at Windermere Town Hall on March 24, 2011.  This is our biggest fund-raiser of the year.  We raised more than our goal with proceeds going towards:

  • Two $1,500 scholarships to University of Florida students in Environmental Horticulture;
  • Financial support for elementary school children to attend the Wekiva Youth Camp, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs; and
  • Windermere Arbor Day and Elementary School plantings including the popular butterfly garden.

Photos courtesy of Photographer, Donna Ditges

2011 March General Meeting

This month’s speaker was Certified and experienced Butler/Estate Manager, Debbie Einmo of White Glove Services LLC www.ButlersOnCall.com.   The topic was  “Planning the Perfect Garden Party on a Budget:  Butler Tips and Tricks.”  Photos courtesy of Donna Ditges

Speaker: Debbie Einmo and her butler

Hostesses: Carol W, Clare D. and Mary B.