Club Business, Crazy Card Party & Luncheon, Fundraisers

WGC Annual Fundraiser 2023

Windermere Garden Club hosted its annual fundraiser’ 2023, also known as Crazy Card Party in March. Crazy card party returned after a 3 year hiatus. All the members went beyond the call of the duty to make this event a success! All the funds raised from this event go towards the horticultural scholarships.

Town Hall Decked up for the CCP
Table Setup – Theme: Looking Sharp
Guests enjoying the card games & socializing
Club Business, Fundraisers

WGC 2021 Plant Sale

WGC organized its second annual plant sale on Nov 13th. Members contributed plants, items for silent auction & raffle and previously loved garden goods. Event was a success. Proceeds from this plant sale will help WGC in sponsoring scholarships to students obtaining horticulture related degrees from UF & valencia.

Plant sale ready to go! A lot of members & their families helped with the set-up.

L to R: Carolyn B helping customers, Maria H picking up a plant or two, Shirin N helping customers with how they could utilize their purchases in their home garden.

L to R: Customers checking out the merchandise, Dale B at the checkout counter, One of the members daughter helping with the fundraising efforts by selling her handmade quilled earrings/crocheted Christmas ornaments.

Image courtesy: Bonnie B, Debra N.

Crazy Card Party & Luncheon, Fundraisers

2019 Crazy Card Party

On March 14th, we had our annual crazy card party and luncheon (CCP). Thank you to all who attended, donated, set up and cleanup after the fundraiser. This year’s theme was “Lady Bug Bridge”. Thank you and see you next year!



 A few of the volunteers who set up the day before for CCP.


A few of the decorations at CCP created by Vicki H.

2019 CCP Photo #5

Everyone enjoying the crazy card game.

Schedule of Events

10:15      Doors open

10:30     Introductions – Peggy Collins
Welcome by President Bonnie Baum

11:00     Lunch will be served

11:45      Let the games begin

M.C. and Games Director: Jill Thompson

There will be three rounds of five hands each.  You will have time between each round to continue bidding on the Silent Auction and to buy raffle tickets.  Silent Auction cut-off is before game 11.

Luncheon Menu

Peggy’s Traditional Chicken Salad on Lettuce Leaf

Broccoli Slaw

Buttery Croissant

Vanilla Ice Cream with

Fresh Berries

(Biodegradable and recyclable products used)

Sponsors Helping Sponsors

The Windermere Garden Club is grateful to our many sponsors who make our scholarships and community projects possible.  We ask that all of you who have enjoyed today’s event take the enclosed insert with you and support these generous donors when you can.  Thanks to their support and yours, we are able to:

  • Donate scholarships to University of Florida & Valencia College Landscape Architecture and Environmental Horticulture students
  • Provide financial support for Wekiva Youth Camp, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
  • Maintain teaching garden at the Windermere Elementary School.
  • Sponsor Windermere’s Arbor Day
  • Support the Windermere Historic Schoolhouse restoration project
  • Support the rehabilitation of historic Nehrling Gardens as an education center and community resource

Please open the link to view a the businesses who donated items. Thank you.

Program Insert 2019


Fundraisers, General Meetings

2019 March General Meeting

On March 7th at Windermere Town Hall, we had a board and a general meeting. Our program was preparing for our annual crazy card party and luncheon. We also had an election of officers for 2019-2021 club years. Elected were:

Incoming President Vicki Hearst

Continuing 1st VP Mary Black

Continuing 2nd VP Sherri Ang

Continuing Recording Sec. Jan Sgamma

Continuing Treasurer Dale Boardman

Continuing Corresponding Sec. Jackie Rapport

Our hostesses at the informal coffee between the board and general meeting served some delicious refreshments. Thank you very much.

2019 March General Photo #6

In red is Hostess Renda F. and the other hostess is Marie H.


Several floral arrangements created by hostess Marie H.

2019 March General Photo #5

Member Angela W. on the left & Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. enjoying the coffee.

2019 March General Photo #4

Members networking at the meeting.

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, April 11th at Windermere Town Hall. Guests and new members are always welcome. An informal coffee and “white elephant” sale will be at 9:30am. The general meeting will begin at 10am with a program on “Nehrling’s Our Native Birds of Song & Beauty” which will be presented by Windermere Garden Club member and Nehrling Gardens’ board member Theresa Schretzmann-Myers.