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2017 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon/General Meeting

On Thursday, May 11th, we had a 2017-2019 officers’ installation luncheon/general meeting at the Orange Tree Golf Club. This is the first time our club has installed officers’ for a two year term instead of just a one year term.

Our installing officer was our new District VII Director Sue Roberts. She gave an wonderful installation program which included giving flower corsages to all the incoming/continuing officers with colors representing their offices.

L to R: New 2nd VP Sherri A., 1st VP Mary B., Recording Sec. Janet S., Corresponding Sec. Jackie R., Treasurer Mary Ann “Dale” B., President Bonnie B., District VII Director Sue Roberts

After the installation and business meeting, we had a tasty buffet. At was a wonderfully social event and included 8 caladium plants as door prizes.

In the front L to R: Member Ceme C. and Member Dayle B..
In the back L to R: Recording Sec. Janet S.. District VII Director Sue Roberts, and 1st VP Mary B.

2017 Plant Exchange

On Friday, May 5th, we had a plant exchange at Windermere Recreation Center (formerly Butler Bay Rec. Center).

There were alot of plants and it was a very pleasant but windy day.  Margaret S’s was called out of town at the last minute, so her daughter Jennifer P. attended and brought some plumeria tree cuttings for rooting to share. Not in the photos below but who also attended the exchange later in the morning was Community Garden Chairman Vicki H.

L to R: Leah D., Corresponding Sec., Special Events & Arbor Day Co-Chairman Jackie R., President Bonnie B., Jennifer P. , Member Denise H., Incoming 2nd VP Sherri A.

L to R: Outgoing 2nd VP Maureen Tuber, Website and E-mail Chairman Tanya C., Incoming Hostess Chairman Carolyn B.

Recording Sec. Janet S.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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 and 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 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  annual “Treebute” from 9am-4pm, while supplies last. Come early for the best selections.

2016 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon/General meeting

On May 12, 2016, Windermere Garden Club had an officers’ installation luncheon and general meeting at Orange Tree Golf Club. We had a wonderful buffet.

L to R: Denise H., Maria H. and 2nd VP Maureen T.

L to R: Denise H., Maria H. & 2nd VP Maureen T.

L to R: Sandra W., Leah D. and Ann T.

L to R: Sandra W., Leah D. & Ann T.

President Bonnie B. applied for several Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) 2016 awards and won four of them. They were presented to the current chairman/chairmen of the committees that won an award.

Left to right: Vicki H., 1st VP Mary B., Peggy C., Jackie R., and President Bonnie B. with the four awards that our club won at the 2016 FFGC Convention for some of our projects.

Left to right: Vicki H., 1st VP Mary B., Peggy C., Jackie R., & President Bonnie B. with the four awards that our club won at the 2016 FFGC Convention for some of our projects.

Community Design Service Award for Hospice Flowers- Rhenda Farley (Past Chairman & Current 1st VP Mary B. standing in)

Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds for the Windermere Elementary School Butterfly Garden- Jackie R. & Vicki H.

Left is Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds and on right is Vicki H. with Historical Preservation Award.

Left is Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds and on right is Vicki H. with Historical Preservation Award.

Historic Preservation Award for the Windermere 1887 Schoolhouse Restoration-Landscaping-Jackie R. & Vicki H.

Left Peggy C. with Arbor Day Celebration Award & on right Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds Award.

Left Peggy C. with Arbor Day Celebration Award & on right Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds Award.

Arbor Day Celebration Award-Peggy C. & Jackie R. This project also won 1st place in National Garden Club’s Deep South Region which includes the states of AL, FL, LA, MS & TN.

Also, the installation of the 2016-2017 club officers was conducted by Past President Peggy C. with plants provided by Jackie. All the officers installed were already currently serving. They were President Bonnie B., 1st VP Mary B., 2nd VP Maureen T., Treasurer Mary Ann “Dale” B., Recording Sec. Janet S. (Tanya C. standing in) and Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.

Past President Peggy C. on the left gives President Bonnie B. a blooming cactus for agreeing to another term as president.

Past President Peggy C. on the left gives President Bonnie B. a blooming cactus for her past work as president & for agreeing to another term.

Our next general meeting will be on Sept. 8th to begin our 2015-2016 club year.

Our first summer lunch will be at Crafted, Block and Brew in MetroWest right after the “change over” board meeting on Thursday, June 9th.  Contact Paula R. to sign up.

 

2016 April General Meeting

On April 14, 2016 Windermere Garden Club had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. It began with a informal coffee with Members Ceme C. and Peggy C. as our hostesses. They did a great job with just the right amount of snacks which were very delicious and filling.

Our hostesses Ceme C. and Peggy C. with Peggy's centerpiece

Our hostesses Ceme C. and Peggy C. with her centerpiece

Also, we had our biannual “white elephant” sale where we raised about third more than what we normally do. Great job chairman Carolin W.

Our program was “Secret to Eating Wild Plants” which was presented by local author, Peggy Lance. Peggy had many samples of common plants and weeds from her yard that you can eat and it was very informative.  For example dollar weed foliage can be used in salads and immature cattail centers can be cooked and used as mini corn on the cob. Also, Peggy said that it is most important that any plants or weeds you consume should not have chemicals  or fertilizers on them that can not be used on vegetables.

Our speaker Peggy Lance

Our speaker Peggy Lance

Our next general meeting will be a 2016-2017 officers’ installation LUNCHEON on May 12th at Orange Tree Golf Club. Advance paid reservations by May 5th are required to attend. See other posting for more information. Or call Jackie R. at 407-876-5789.