General Meetings

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”.

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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.

 

Newcomers' Events

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

 

 

Fun with Flowers

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

 

Arbor Day

2015 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Jan. 15, 2015, Windermere Garden Club along with Windermere’s Tree Board hosted an annual Florida Arbor Day tree planting with the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool providing the entertainment.

Windermere Garden Club and it’s members provided and served the refreshments which included cookies with apple juice.

An oak tree provided by the Windermere Garden Club and Windermere’s Tree Board was planted between town hall and the library. It will be replacing aging trees in the area.

There was a tree climbing demonstration as well.

A great time was had by all.

 

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn looks on as the children of Windermere Union Church Preschool perform at Windermere Garden Club's FL Arbor Day Tree Planting at Windermere Town Hall.
Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn looks on as the children of Windermere Union Church Preschool perform at Windermere Garden Club’s FL Arbor Day Tree Planting at Windermere Town Hall.
Some of the family members of the preschoolers who attended the tree planting
Some of the family members of the preschoolers who attended the tree planting
Windermere Police Honor Guard
Windermere Police Honor Guard
Co-chairmen of the tree planting committee President Peggy C. in black and Jackie R. in white.
Co-chairmen of the tree planting committee President Peggy C. in black and Jackie R. in white.
Left to right- President Peggy C., Dori B., Janet S., Bonnie B., Vicki H., New Member, Angela W.
Left to right- President Peggy C., Dori B., Janet S., Bonnie B., Vicki H., New Member, Angela W.
Left to right: Pastor Barton Buchanan, Town Manager Robert Smith, Mayor Gary Bruhn, Co-Chairman Jackie R., Co-Chairman President Peggy C. , and Member of Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board Theresa S.-M.
Left to right: Pastor Barton Buchanan, Town Manager Robert Smith, Mayor Gary Bruhn, Co-Chairman Jackie R., Co-Chairman President Peggy C. , and Member of Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board Theresa S.-M.
Tree Climbing Demo
Tree Climbing Demo
Tree Climbing talk and demo
Tree climbing talk and demo