General Meetings, Scholarships

2018 Jan. General Meeting

On Thursday, Jan. 11th, we had an informal coffee and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

The hostesses for the informal coffee were Maria H. and Dayle B.  The tables and floral arrangements were beautiful. Also, the food and drinks were very yummy.  Great job and thank you.

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Hostesses Maria H. on the right and Dayle B. on the left are at the snack table. The floral arrangement in the photo was created by Dayle B.
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Check-in table arrangement created by Hostesses Marie H.
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Floral Arrangement was created by Hostess Maria H. for the beverage table.

Our program were the scholarship students and their advisors giving powerpoint presentations on their studies and events at the University of Florida at Gainesville and Apopka. After the meeting, the club treated the students and faculty to a lunch  at Seasons 52.  For the garden club members joining them,  it was “dutch treat” for them.

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L to R: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D., Apopka Campus Academic Advisor Angela Colonna, Scholarship Student Travis Marois, Assistant Professor Brian Pearson, Scholarship Student Paula Brito, Main Campus Academic Advisor Amy Vasquez
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A small sample of the plants that Scholarship Student Travis Marois gave to the club members attending the meeting to try out in their gardens and indoor pots. Many thanks to Travis.

Our next general meeting with informal coffee will be on Thursday, Feb. 8th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will begin at 9:30am and the general meeting will begin at 10 am with a program presented by Jennifer Mitchell of the St. Johns River Water Management District.

As always, guests are welcome to attend!






Arbor Day

2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Windermere Garden Club in cooperation with the Town of Windermere’s Tree Board had a Florida Arbor Day tree planting.

Long time Windermere GC Arbor Day Committee Co-Chairmen Jackie R. and Peggy C. were not able to actively volunteer at this event this year and they were sorely missed!

The highlight of the tree planting was the musical program presented by the Windermere Union Church preschoolers.

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Windermere Union Church Preschool entertained the whole crowd with their musical program.
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Windermere Garden Club’s President Bonnie B. was the master of ceremonies.
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Windermere Police Dept. Honor Guard presented the colors.
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Reb. Barton Buchanan of Windermere Union Church gave the invocation.
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President Bonnie B. and Windermere Mayor Bruhn just before he presented the Proclamation.
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Town of Windermere’s Tree Board Chairman & Windermere Garden Club’s Arbor Day Co-Chairman Theresa S.-M.
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Shown are some of the Windermere Garden Club members who helped with serving refreshments to the preschoolers, their family and friends.  The refreshments were donated by many garden club members.  L to R: Carolyn B., Paula R., Tanya C., and Janet S.


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Preschoolers helped “plant” the live oak provided by the Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board.


General Meetings

Jan. 11th Meeting Announcement

On Thursday, Jan. 11th, Windermere GC will be having a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Our scholarship students and their advisor will be speaking.

There will be a “dutch treat” lunch at Season 52 after the meeting  with our scholarship students and advisor. At the beginning of the meeting, we will be taking a count of members who wish to attend the lunch so we can make a reservation at a restaurant.