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2019 June Bench Dedication

On June 25, 2019 at the Historic School House in downtown Windermere, FL, our club had a small dedication of the bench for recently passed and former club president Marjorie Masson. Funds for the bench was provided by her friends and family as well as individual donations from current club members. Thank you everyone.

In addition to club members and their family and friends, Windermere Mayor Jim O’ Brien and Council Members Liz Andert and Bill Martini and their family and friends also attended the dedication.

Refreshments were provided by President Vicki Hearst and Outgoing President Bonnie Baum. Thank you ladies.

Photos were provided by Maureen Tuber and Debra Neill. Thank you ladies.

Left to Right: Garden Club members Carolin W. and Paula R., Treasurer “Dale”, Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.. Outgoing President Bonnie B. and Garden Club member Margaret S.

Garden Club member Carolyn B.

June 2019 Photo #3

Left is Garden Club Member Betty J. and Right is President Vicki H.

Left to right: Garden Club Members Margaret S. and Paula R., Recording Sec. Janet S. and Garden Club Member Betty J.

Left to Right: Council Member Liz A,, Mayor Jim O. and Council Member Bill M.

Unveiling of the bench by Outgoing President Bonnie B. in white and President Vicki H.

 

 

 

2018 Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

On Nov. 15th-16th, we hosted a free horticulture specialty flower show at Windermere Town Hall to celebrate our club’s 60th year as a Florida Federation of Garden Clubs federated club. The show was a contest of potted plants, orchids, and cuttings from yards with three special photography categories for Windermere Garden Club members only.

 

It was all hands on deck to make this show a success. Thank you to all of the members who helped with and entered the show.

Special thanks to our two flower show chairmen Joan P. and Jackie H. Also, a special thanks to Schedule Chairman Maureen T. and Horticulture Entries’ Chairman Darlene L. Thank you to Bonnie B. and Tanya C. for hosting the judges’ breakfast. Thank you to Recording Sec. Janet S. and her husband, Philip, who hosted the judges’ lunch at their home featuring Philip’s homemade pumpkin ravioli.

2018 Flower Show Photo #A

On entries set up day, left to right: Show’s co-chairman Jackie H., Historian Margaret S. and 2nd VP Mary B.

2018 Flower Show Photo #21

Light breakfast for the flower show judges provided by President Bonnie B. and other members of the garden club. Set up by Bonnie B. and Tanya C.

2018 Flower Show Photo #12

President Bonnie B. with table arrangements that matched the flower show’s  program/schedule which she created for the judges’ coffee. Great job.

2018 Flower Show Photo #19

Special table at the show with several of our scrapbooks from our club’s historian, Margaret S. Thank you Margaret for all of your work.

Thank you to everyone who entered the show and congratulation to all of the contestants that were winners.  Congratulation to President Bonnie B. who won the “people’s choice” award which was voted as the best entry at the show by the public with her donkey ear plant, Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri.

The following are photos of the horticultural show:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Sept. General Meeting Notice

Windermere Garden Club will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13th at Windermere Town Hall for our first GENERAL meeting in the 2018-2019 club year.  As always, new members & visitors are welcome! You do not need to be a Windermere resident to join our club.

9:30 am Informal Coffee
10 am Meeting begins with a program by Author & Radio Host Tom MacCubbin. “Tom’s Talk in a Bucket-Plants from his landscape!”
Note: Windermere Town Hall is the large white building sharing a parking lot with Windermere Branch of Orange County Library in southwest Orange County. The address is 520 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786

2017 Inspired Gardener Nominee

On Thursday, May 4th at the Dist. VII Spring Meeting, Windermere GC member Vicki Hearst was recognized as our club’s nominee for the “Inspired Gardener” for Dist. VII.  The Inspired Gardener award is for garden club members who are very active in gardening but who are not officers or chairman at the state or national level.

Vicki was not selected as the district’s “Inspired Gardener” but we are still very proud of her. Her work at the butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School and designing the new landscaping at the 1887 Windermere Historical Schoolhouse, Crazy Card Party Fundraiser Decoration Chairman,  and many other club projects throughout the years has made her quite an asset. She not only was an asset for our club but to her church, friends, and family for floral arrangements she has created and landscaping advice she has given.

Our new District VII Director Sue Roberts recognizing Vicki Hearst as our club’s nominee for the “Inspired Gardener”.

L to R: Outgoing Dist. VII Director Owaissa Vanderberg, Vicki Hearst- Windermere GC, Outgoing FFGC President Arlene Rand, Inspired Gardener Winner Katy Daniell-Orlando GC, Emily Bader-Winter Park GC, Yvonne Wolfe-Lakes & Hills GC, Louise Gould-Sweetwater Oaks GC. Not shown Greta Kennen-Clermont GC.

 

Habitat for Humanity – Home at Last

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Dist. VII’s  Habitat for Humanity (H for H) Chairman Theresa Schretzmann-Myers of Windermere GC in the center of the photo made possible  with Dist. VII’s H for H funds the purchase and planting of two large live oak and other plantings at the new home of Cpl. “CJ” Barnes in Oakland which is part of H for H’s Home at Last project for  combat wounded soldiers.  Other WGC members who volunteered that day were:  Jacqueline Rapport, Maureen Tuber and Tanya Chesire.

Peggy Collins’ 80th Birthday Party

WGC, President, Peggy Collins, said it was fine to include her party photos on the website.  I think most of the garden club members were there.  Enjoy the photos taken by Donna Ditges:

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