General Meetings

October 2020 General Meeting

October 2020 WGC general meeting was held at Windermere Town Hall’s back porch adhering to the CDC guidelines.

Plants donated by Peggy Collins were raffled at the meeting.

Maureen Tuber conducted a botanical arts program which was very educational. Botanical arts division is part of the NGC flower show. Maureen’s program helped the members understand the rules and expectations in a NGC flower show to a certain extent.

WGC plant sale will be held on November 7 2020 at Windermere Recreation area on Park Ave.

General Meetings

September 2020 General Meeting

September 2020 general meeting was hosted by President Vicki Hearst at her home garden.

Plant auction table

A plant exchange raffle, reconfigured from past years by Vicki turned out great. Vicki served as auction host for the plant auction and members bid up on plants they wanted. Money raised from the plant auction went to WGC.

Membership

Time to Pay 2020-2021 Renewal Dues

Since our club will not be meeting in person until after May 2020, we need to renew our 2020-2021 dues for membership for Windermere Garden Club by mail this year. If you have already renewed, thank you. If you have not renewed, please see below:

Please send your check for $30 made out to Windermere Garden Club with dues on the memo line to Mary Ann Boardman, 8986 Islesworth CT, Orlando, FL 32819-4819. Please mail in your check by May 15th. Thank you.

 

Awards, Holiday Workdays

2019-2020 Awards

We received 3 awards from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) for 2019!

First, let me thank Bonnie B. our awards chair.   Bonnie works very hard filling out the applications so that we can be eligible for awards.  She takes and collects  members photos  and compiles information throughout the year.    She fills out  applications for each award category that she feels we most  quality for and  then turns  in the applications in  a timely manner.    Without an active awards chairperson like Bonnie,  all the wonderful things that we do would be over looked at Federation level.  Thank you Bonnie!

So here our three awards that we won:

Award #2  Outstanding Leadership Award

For Outstanding Service in garden club work by an individual

Award recipient,  Vicki Hearst

 $50 cash prize

Award #17 -2B   Decoration of a Historic Building Award

For Decoration of an Historic Building Windermere Town Hall – Candyland

The club will receive a check for $25.

We decorated the indoor Christmas tree, the mantel and the outside “Natural” tree.

After the take down of the tree, many of the decorations were donated to Molly Rae Elementary to be repurposed in their Spring carnival.    Sadly, the carnival was postponed but the decorations are being stored in their PTSA storage closet for the future.

Additionally, we were recognized this year by the Town of Windermere and presented a plaque for  more than 20 years of service to the town.

Special thanks to our Christmas Chair, Carolin Warren and all the  WGC members  that come out and help.  Thank you for this year and all the past year’s hard work.

#29A   Community Service Design Award  (Civic Award)

Hospice Flowers

The club will receive a check for $25.

Not only do our members create beautiful  hospice flower arrangements that are delivered each month to the Ocoee Health Care Center, we also donated flowers to the center’s Mother’s Day celebration for all the residents.

Special thanks to the Hospice Flower Chair, Rena Farley, and all members who make and donate hospice flowers.

*The FFGC awards won by  District VII  clubs will be presented at the next District VII  general meeting.

Thank you everyone for what you do to make our club great!

Until we meet again, stay healthy.

Vicki Hearst

President

Uncategorized

Cornivirus Cancels Events Until Further Notice

 

Message From Our Club President:

Due to the legitimate concerns over the health of the general public, we, the WGC, will continue to follow the government’s request for social distancing.

Our April meetings and garden clean up is cancelled.  Our May meeting is likely to be cancelled too.  We are looking into alternate dates for the flower show.

We will not meet face to face until the shelter in place/social distancing orders  are lifted.

Arbor Day

2010 FL Arbor Day

This year Florida’s Arbor Day was Jan. 17, 2020. In celebration on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, we had an annual tree planting in Windermere Town Square.

 

2020 Arbor Day Photo # 3

At the tree planting were left to right: Windermere Union Church Youth Minister LaTrell Harrison, Windermere Mayor Jim O’Brien, & Windermere Garden Club Co-chairman Jackie Rapport.

2020 Arbor Day Photo # 6

Windermere Police Color Guard participated.

2020 Arbor Day Photo # 2

A Tabebuia Tree we planted.

Children from Windermere Union Preschool preformed.

Cookies and apple juice served and donated by our members which we served to the preschool children and their family members who attended the tree planting.

Professional tree climbers who demonstrated their skills at both our tree planting and the annual Windermere Treebute on Saturday, Jan. 18th.

Plants handed out by our members for children who came by our booth at the Windermere Treebute. (Photo by Bonnie B.)

General Meetings

2020 Jan. General Meeting

On Jan, 9th at Windermere Town Hall we had a general meeting with an informal coffee and small “Ways and Means”sale.

Our hostesses were Maggie K. and Shirley M. Great job ladies and the food was tasty.

2020 Jan. General Meeting # 3

Left to Right: Shirley and Maggie

2020 Jan. General Meeting #2

Flowers by Maggie

 

Our two University of Florida scholarship students and their advisers Danae Perry and Dean Kopella attended and spoke about themselves and their studies.

2020 Jan. General Meeting # 6

Our U of F scholarship students on the left is Bobby Edwards & on the right is Geta Gallina.

 

2020 Jan. General Meeting # 5Crazy Card Party Chairman Bonnie B. talking with Dean Kopella

2020 Jan. General Meeting # 4

On the left is Ways & Means Chairman Maria H. & on the right is Member Joann G.

Also at this meeting the Windermere Town Manager Robert Smith spoke on traffic issues and growth.

2020 Jan. General Meeting # 1

  Robert Smith

Our next general meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 13th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee & a  small “Ways & Means” sale will be at 9:30am. The general meeting begins at 10 am.  The program will be on “Invasive Plants Species” by Seminole County Natural Program Coordinator Sherry Williams. At 12:30pm there will be a Nerling Garden Tour with an optional box lunch.

Guest and new members are always welcome to attend general meetings with informal coffee including the Feb. 13th meeting and coffee. However, to attend the tour on Feb. 13th after the general meeting, then you need to sign up in advance by contacting Angela at 407-876-9992.