Club Business, General Meetings

Nov 2022 WGC Events

Nov 2022 was filled with multiple events. We kicked off the month with WGC’s semi-annual plant sale, followed by monthly meeting which was postponed due to a hurricane & ended it with decorating the town’s Christmas tree.

WGC members grew plants in preparation for the plant sale at Windermere Farmers Market. Proceeds from this sale will help us fund scholarships for students studying horticulture.

Plant sale

At our monthly meeting our club president Vicki Hearst demonstrated various floral arrangement mechanics based on her vast experience in floral designing. Hostesses Bonnie B & Dale B provided delicious refreshments. Bonnie B made a beautiful Thanksgiving themed floral arrangement.

WGC members decorated the town Christmas tree towards the end of the month. Theme for this year is polar express.

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Club Business, General Meetings

September 2022 General Meeting

WGC members met for the Sep 2022 general meeting after the summer break. A few landscaping projects related to the town of Windermere were completed during the summer. Members also met for summer luncheons once a month.

April H and Kim B did a wonderful job as hostesses and were thanked by all.

The September program included plant raffle & live auction of a few chosen plants.

Awards earned by club and members were announced by Bonnie B, Awards Chairperson. Mary Beth C won the Community Flower Award for the library flowers. Arjuna D and Shirin N entered the Art in Bloom and won. Jackie R and Vicki H won an award for the 2021 Environmental Education for Youth Award in regards to the Arbor Day celebration with the Windermere Church Preschool.

Members received information regarding the upcoming Disctrict VII flower show & were encouraged to participate by Maureen T & Suzanne M.

General Meetings, Miscellaneous

May 2022 Events

May 2022 general meeting brought the WGC 2021-22 year to an end. It has been a fun ride. Summer luncheons will commence soon, after a 2 year break.

Theresa R was the lead hostess for the May general meeting. Carolyn R & Bonnie B also shared part of the hostessing responsibilities. Members enjoyed the summer themed spread.

Orange County MGV’s Bonnie T & Heather R spoke to WGC members regarding gardening myths. Members exchanged ideas/opinions with the MGV’s as part of this discussion.

WGC members also worked on the beautification of Windermere town office’s landscape during the month of May. Plant beds were spruced up by de-weeding & planting Caladiums.

Club Business, General Meetings

April 2022 General Meeting

WGC April general meeting was held on April 14th.

Maureen T & Theresa M were April hostesses. They provided delicious snacks for the member & were thanked for their generosity.

April program was lead by Marty Folk, one of the Central Florida’s bromeliad experts. Members enjoyed learning about various bromeliad species. Marty donated a few bromeliads for the club raffle & also brought selected bromeliad varieties for members to purchase.

Image courtesy: Debra N.