Archive for September, 2011

A Camp Wekiva Attendee’s Letter of Appreciation

Below is an email received by WGC from Sarah Myers, daughter of member Theresa Schretzmann-Myers, who attended Camp Wekiva in the Summer of 2011:

“Dear Ms. Peggy and Windermere Garden  Club:

Thank you again for sending me to Camp Wekiva.  I can’t stop singing the camp songs and I think about my time there a lot.  I sleep with my Camp Wekiva tie-dye pillow that we made every night and can’t wait to go back again next year.  I am telling all my 4th Grade friends about how great Camp  Wekiva is and what I saw there.  I hope to have them come with me next year so they can see how much fun it is.  I learned so much and wrote about it in my journal which I am sending to you.

Thank you, Sarah Myers”

Below is an email from WGC Member, Sarah’s Mom:

“Ladies, I just had to pass this along so that you know how much your fundraising efforts touch the lives of our Windermere children.  Sarah has been singing her Camp Wekiva songs every night after saying prayers and I caught her on my recording device for my Blackberry spontaneously.  It was so sweet.”  — Theresa Schretzmann-Myers 

CLICK ON PHOTO TO PLAY VIDEO & LISTEN TO SARAH SINGING CAMP WEKIVA SONGS

If you’d like to put it on the Garden Club website that’s awesome.  To me it demonstrates exactly what we’re trying to achieve through our Garden Club fundraising.  That through our efforts we send children to wonderful environmental Camp Wekiva  and it stimulates their love for nature and awakens their curiosity.”   — Theresa Schretzmann-Myers

Nehrling Gardens Guided Tours by Appointment

Our own WGC member, Angela Withers, has provided us with info on Nehrling Gardens. Stay tuned for another WGC tour in the near future.

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Orchid Auction September 17, 2011

2011 September 8 General Meeting

A video from today’s speaker, Tom MacCubbin.  Photos & video courtesy of Donna Ditges

President Peggy Collins presents a check in the amount of $1,000 to Angela Withers, Development Director of the Henry Nehrling Society, to support the rehabilitation of historic Nehrling Gardens in Gotha. The club will receive a Bamboo level Honorary Deed to 20 square yards of Nehrling Gardens in recognition of the club's generous support.