Archive for January, 2017

2017 Jan. Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 19th our club with Windermere Tree Board had an annual Arbor Day tree planting near Windermere Town Hall. It was a beautiful, sunny, and warm day and began with a Windermere Police honor guard to present the colors.

Windermere Police Honor Guard

Windermere Police Honor Guard

Jackie Rapport welcomed the attendees and introduced Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn who read an Arbor Day proclamation andĀ Pastor Barton Buchanan who gave the invocation. Theresa S.-M. a member of the Windermere Tree Board and our club made some remarks as well.

Speaking is Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R. Not shown is Windermere Garden Club President Bonnie B. and Arbor Day Co-chairman Peggy C.

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn (speaking) and Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R. Not present but who were missed are Windermere Garden Club President Bonnie B. and Arbor Day Co-chairman Peggy C.

Pastor Barton Buchanan, Windermere Union Church

Pastor Barton Buchanan, Windermere Union Church

Then, the students of Windermere Union Preschool presented a musical program, help plant our oak tree and then had some cookies and apple juice provided and served by our club. After their snack, they saw a demo by professional tree climbers.

Windermere Union Church Preschool students with their teachers and Arbor Day co-chairman Jackie Rapport

Windermere Union Church Preschool students with their teachers and Arbor Day co-chairman Jackie Rapport

 

L to R: Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R.; Windermere Town Manager Robert Smith; Mayor Gary Bruhn; Council Member Allen Pichon; Windermere Tree Board/Windermere Garden Club Theresa S.-M. are helping to plant our oak tree.

L to R: Arbor Day Co-chairman Jackie R.; Windermere Town Manager Robert Smith; Mayor Gary Bruhn; Council Member Allen Pichon; Windermere Tree Board/Windermere Garden Club Theresa S.-M. are helping to plant our oak tree.

 

 

 

2017 January General Meeting

On Thursday, Jan. 12th we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

Our hostesses were Ceme C. and Tanya C. was the substitute hostess for Dayle B. who was ill. Also, President Bonnie B. provided some of the snacks.

L to R; Hostess Ceme C. and Substitute Hostess Tanya C.

L to R; Hostess Ceme C. and Substitute Hostess Tanya C.

 

Wonderful snacks provided by Ceme C., Tanya C. and Bonnie B. Floral design by Ceme C.

Wonderful snacks provided by Ceme C., Tanya C. and Bonnie B. Floral design provided by Ceme C.

 

Our program was mini talks by our University of Florida horticulture scholarship students and their advisers on their background, current studies, research projects and plans for the future. Afterward the meeting, there was a “dutch treat” lunch with at a local restaurant.

L to R: 1st VP Mary B., Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. and Scholarship Student Paula Brito

L to R: 1st VP Mary B., Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. and Scholarship Student Paula Brito

 

L to R: Treasuer Mary Ann B. and Scholarship Student Travis Marois

L to R: Treasurer Mary Ann B. and Scholarship Student Travis Marois

 

L to R: Member Sharon R. and University of Florida Professor Dr. Charles Guy

L to R: Member Sharon R. and University of Florida Professor Dr. Charles Guy

 

Amy Vasquez, University of Florida Advisor

Amy Vasquez, University of Florida Advisor

 

 

 

 

2017 January Events

Jan. is a busy month for the Windermere Garden Club. See below the events that you are encouraged to attend as our guest.

Thursday, Jan. 12th

Our general meeting will be at Windermere Town Hall. At 9:30am, we will have our informal coffee and at 10 am our general meeting begins with presentations by our two scholarship students for the University of Florida with their advisor Dr. Guy. After the meeting, we will be having a “dutch treat” luncheon with the students and their advisor at the Black Rock Restaurant near the intersection of Conroy-Windermere Rd. and Apopka-Vineland Rd. Please call Jackie at 407-876-5789 if you wish to come. You will be ordering off the menu.

Thursday, Jan. 19th

There will be an annual “Arbor Day Tree Planting” hosted by Windermere Garden Club and Town of Windermere Tree Board near Windermere Town Hall. The program featuring a musical program by local preschoolers and a ceremonial tree planting will begin at 10 am. Afterward, light refreshments will be served by our club.

Saturday, Jan. 21st

Our club will hold a camellia sale at the popular Windermere’s Ā annual “Treebute” from 9am-4pm, while supplies last. Come early for the best selections.