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2015 March General Meeting

On March 5, 2015, Windermere Garden Club had a board and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Usually, our general meeting is on the 2nd Thursday of the month however, due to our annual scholarship fundraiser known as “Crazy Card Party and Luncheon” (CCP) occurring the 2nd Thursday of March this year, the March general meeting was moved to the 1st Thursday in March right after our board meeting.

Our hostesses at the coffee between the board and general meeting were Denise H., Carol W., and Bonnie B. They did a wonderful job celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and our 20th anniversary of the CCP. The food was great.

Left to right: Recording Sec. Joan Y., Hostess Carol W. and Hostess Denise H.

Left to right: Recording Sec. Joan Y., Hostess Carol W. and Hostess Denise H.

Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece

Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece

Cake which was part of the refreshments at the March general meeting which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) fundraiser.

Cake which was part of the refreshments at the March general meeting, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) fundraiser.

At this meeting in celebration of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon’s 20th anniversary,  President Peggy C. and member Dot B. were made Windermere Garden Club Life Members. Peggy and Dot were the members who first started this annual fundraiser. Without their hard work in creating this event, our club would not be able to offer annually two University of Florida scholarships and several school aged summer camp scholarships to Florida Federation of Garden Club’s Camp Wekiva as well as other community projects.

Life membership awarded by current CCP Chairman Bonnie B. to Member Dot B. on the left and President Peggy C. on the right

Life membership awarded by current CCP Chairman Bonnie B. to Member Dot B. on the left and President Peggy C. on the right

Co-creator and member Dot B. on left remembering the past 20 years of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) with President Peggy C. on the right the other co-creator of CCP

Co-creator and member Dot B. on left remembering the past 20 years of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) with President Peggy C. on the right the other co-creator of CCP

2015 Crazy Card Reservations

2015 CCP Symbol

WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB’S
CRAZY CARD PARTY & LUNCHEON
March 12, 2015
Windermere Town Hall

Since the Crazy Card Party inception in 1995, this event has allowed us to donate a great deal over the years to local causes. Because we rely exclusively on donations for our silent auction and drawings, over 90% of the proceeds go back into supporting our community projects. Silent auction and drawing items include restaurant gift cards, golf packages, original art, plants, beautiful gift baskets and more.

Enjoy a delicious lunch and a crazy card game with no experience needed.

Proceeds go toward scholarships for UF Horticulture students , Camp Wekiva Summer Camp participants, Nehrling Gardens, Windermere’s Historic Schoolhouse, Arbor Day plantings, Windermere Elementary teaching gardens, and more.

JOIN US FOR THE FUN RESERVE EARLY!

Hotel Picture
This year we are excited to offer a special raffle for a 3-day get-away at the luxurious Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast Travel & Leisure’s Top 50 “World’s Best Awards”

Doors open at 10:15 AM. $20.00 per person. Reservations required, please.

For reservations send with check made out to “Windermere Garden Club” P. O. Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502. Please include name and phone number of each of the attendees. Paid guest list at check-in.

Contact Dale at 407-876-3121 for more reservation information or Bonnie at 407-205-3655 for other information.

2014 Crazy Cards Announcement

We encourage the public to attend our annual scholarship crazy card party and luncheon. This year the theme is “Fiesta-Party with a Purpose” and it will be on Thursday, April 3rd at Windermere Town Hall.

Doors open at 10:15am and cost is $20/person. It includes a lunch featuring Peggy’s famous chicken salad, crazy cards rounds of play (bridge without bidding), silent auction and drawings. Reservations are required. Click on the link for more information on the fun event.

WGC CCP 2014 Poster

2012 Crazy Card Party

In March, the Windermere Garden Club hosted their annual Crazy Card Party with the theme “Spring Fling”.  This is our biggest fund raiser with proceeds going to our Scholarship Fund for two Agriculture students at University of Florida. 

Please enjoy the photo montage courtesy of member, Donna Ditges, Photographer and owner of Foto Flix:

2012 Announcements

Below are several events WGC thought members would be interested in.  The Crazy Card Party at the bottom right is a WGC event.

CLICK ON AGENDA THEN PRESS CTRL + SEVERAL TIMES TO ENLARGE

2012 February General Meeting

Before the meeting and during the break, our club photographer, Donna Ditges, set up a mini studio and took professional headshots of all members for the 2013 Yearbook.  All members who had their portrait taken can find their photos on Donna’s website. The password to enter is “garden club” with no quotes and all lowercase.  Click on this link: Foto Flix Photography.  If anyone has trouble getting onto the site, please email Donna at donna@fotoflix.net

Donna will be taking photos again at the March meeting for those who missed the February meeting.  Also, if you are not pleased with the photo of you taken at this meeting, you may try again at the March meeting.  Everyone is encouraged to update their photos.  They will be published in the 2013 Yearbook only and will be removed from Foto Flix Photography’s website after the April meeting.

Our speaker today was Brett McCallister – Public Relations at Orange County Parks & Recreation.  The topic was “Death to Lawns.”  We were informed about Florida’s water shortage and encouraged to reduce or eliminate lawns and to plant more native plants to reduce their water consumption.  We received handouts indicating resources for information on native plantings.  Your webmaster will attempt to post this information at a later date under our Resources links found on this website.

Speaker, Brett McCallister

Jackie Haddock was recognized for achieving her accreditation as Master Flower Show Judge.  Congrats, Jackie!

February 26, 2012 will be an Open House for Camp Wekiva.  Anyone who wants to see what it is all about is encouraged to attend.  Counselor volunteers are needed and can sign up at the Open House.  For more information, please contact WGC member, Mary Brett, Jackie Rapport or Tanya Chesire.

Thanks goes to Hostesses Carolin Warren, Dee Smith and Fran Jarolimek for delightful snacks, coffee and juice.

NEXT MONTH ACTIVITIES: 

General Meeting – speaker will be JoAnn Gatlin, Master Gardener and the topic will be “The Master Gardner Program.”  Hostesses will be Colleen Casey, Darlene Lohse & Tanya Chesire.

Club membership dues are due on March 1, 2012.

Our Crazy Card Party fund-raiser is on March 22, 2012.  Doors open at 10:15, starts at 11 am. Tickets cost $20.00. Check should indicate “player” or “donation.” Your check is your receipt; please make it payable to Windermere Garden Club. If you plan on eating, make a donation of at least $20.00. Other donations are up to the giver.

It’s beautiful weather for gardening!  Bend your knees while lifting, make your surroundings more beautiful and above all, have fun!

A Camp Wekiva Attendee’s Letter of Appreciation

Below is an email received by WGC from Sarah Myers, daughter of member Theresa Schretzmann-Myers, who attended Camp Wekiva in the Summer of 2011:

“Dear Ms. Peggy and Windermere Garden  Club:

Thank you again for sending me to Camp Wekiva.  I can’t stop singing the camp songs and I think about my time there a lot.  I sleep with my Camp Wekiva tie-dye pillow that we made every night and can’t wait to go back again next year.  I am telling all my 4th Grade friends about how great Camp  Wekiva is and what I saw there.  I hope to have them come with me next year so they can see how much fun it is.  I learned so much and wrote about it in my journal which I am sending to you.

Thank you, Sarah Myers”

Below is an email from WGC Member, Sarah’s Mom:

“Ladies, I just had to pass this along so that you know how much your fundraising efforts touch the lives of our Windermere children.  Sarah has been singing her Camp Wekiva songs every night after saying prayers and I caught her on my recording device for my Blackberry spontaneously.  It was so sweet.”  — Theresa Schretzmann-Myers 

CLICK ON PHOTO TO PLAY VIDEO & LISTEN TO SARAH SINGING CAMP WEKIVA SONGS

If you’d like to put it on the Garden Club website that’s awesome.  To me it demonstrates exactly what we’re trying to achieve through our Garden Club fundraising.  That through our efforts we send children to wonderful environmental Camp Wekiva  and it stimulates their love for nature and awakens their curiosity.”   — Theresa Schretzmann-Myers