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2017 Oct. General Meeting

On Thursday, Oct. 12th, our club had our first general meeting of the 2017-2018 club year, as our Sept. general meeting was canceled due to power outages and tree damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Our hostesses for the informal coffee before the meeting were Margaret Scoleri and Denise Harbin who took Maria Hawke’s place as one of our hostesses. They went over the top with the very tasty and large amount of snacks.

Our hostesses. Margaret Scoleri is in blue and the other hostess is Denise Harbin. Centerpiece by Margaret Scoleri.

We received our new yearbook pages and had our semi-annual “white elephant” sale. See “white elephant” chairman on the left below with new member Jill Knight in the photo below:

Our speaker was Ed Thralls of the Orange County Extension Service. He gave a great presentation on the types of grasses that grow well in central Florida and how to care for them.

He informed us that we should use 15-0-15 fertilizer and homeowners are not allowed to fertilize lawn grass from June 1st-Sept. 30th unless they take an online class and pass a test.  (Currently the course is being revised.)  Also, do not fertilize in late fall/winter because frost can harm the grass if  it has new growth that was encouraged by the fertilizing. http://www.orangecountyfl.net/Environment/FertilizeResponsibly.aspx

Ed described the different grasses that grow in Central Florida. St. Augustine is still the best turf grass as long as you do not cut it lower than 3-4 inches.  A popular replacement for St. Augustine, Zoysia grass has alot more pests than St. Augustine grass.

Also, Ed said that the grass that has turned brown due to storm debris being piled on top of the grass will recover.

Our speaker Ed Thralls with 1st VP Mary Black

Our next general meeting will be on Nov. 9th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30 am and the meeting begins at 10am. The program will be presented by two Windermere GC members, Joan Prasky, Accredited Master Flower Show Judge and Maureen Tuber, Accredited Flower Show Judge. They will be demonstrating how to create beautiful fall floral designs.

Guests and new members are always welcome.

 

 

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SEPT. 14TH GENERAL MEETING CANCELED

Due to the hurricane causing tree damage etc… in the area of Windermere, our Sept. 14th general meeting with informal coffee on Thursday, Sept. 14th has been canceled.Please spread the word to everyone because power, internet, and phone service is sketchy at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Be safe.

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 May Meeting/Officers’ Installation Luncheon- Time of Day Correction

Our May 2017 general meeting/2017-2019 officers’ installation luncheon will be on Thursday, May 11th at 11:15 am at the Orange Tree Country Club at 7540 Woodgreen Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 and their phone number is 407-351-4034. It is located in Orange Tree Subdivision in Southwest Orange County.
We will also have a food drive for West Orange Christian Service Center. Please no glass or perishable items. Advance reservations are required. Cost is $25/person. We have to meet a minimum number attendees so friends and family members are encouraged to attend.
Please do not arrive before 11 am.
Special note: Our new incoming District VII Director Sue Roberts will be installing our officers.
If you did not sign up and pay for your reservation at the general meeting on April 13th, then you need to mail in your check made out to “Windermere Garden Club” . Please call 407-876-5789 for the address & for more information by April 27th.

2017 April General Meeting

On Thursday, April 13th we had a general meeting with informal coffee and “white elephant” sale.

Our hostesses were Cannon S. and incoming hostess chairman Carolyn B. They made and brought some very delicious snacks and beverages as well as lovely centerpieces. They did a wonderful job.

The very tasty snacks provided by Hostesses Cannon S. and Carolyn B.

A centerpiece for the snack table provided by Hostess Carolyn B.

Centerpiece for the beverage table provided by Hostess Carolyn B.

Outgoing Hostess Chairman Tanya C. on the left with Incoming Hostess Chairman Carolyn B. on the right.

We also had a very successful  “white elephant” sale with Dayle B. Thank you to Dayle and to everyone who donated items and bought items.

“White Elephant” Sale Chairman Dayle B. with shoppers Member Sandra W. in the center and Member Arlene G. who collects cookbooks.

Corresponding Sec., and co-chairman of the following Committees: Special Events, School/Community Gardens, and Arbor Day, Jackie R. at the “white elephant” sale.

Our program was Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) Master Judge & FFGC Floral Design Instructor Lorraine Gabler who demonstrated how to make several Easter/Spring floral designs. She had many helpful hints and ideas.  She even used containers that were not waterproof and made them waterproof by adding another container inside.  Afterward, Lorraine’s designs were raffled off.

Lorraine Gabler Floral Designs:

Lorraine used “easter grass” inside the clear vase and at the base of her design.

Our program speaker FFGC Master Judge and FFGC Floral Design Instructor Lorraine Gabler

L to R: 1st VP Mary B. and our program speaker Lorraine Gabler

 

2017 March General Meeting

On Thursday, March 2nd, we had a board and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our program was a final planning session for our annual crazy card party and luncheon. Our informal coffee hostesses were Renda F. and Dorie B. Great job ladies and the snacks were wonderful.

If you wish to attend the annual crazy card party and luncheon on Thursday, March 9th at Windermere Town Hall, please contact Dale at 407-876-3121 TODAY. Cost is $25/person and reservations are required! Doors up at 9:45am this year.

L to R: Hostesses Dorie B. and Renda F.

L to R: Hostesses Dorie B. and Renda F.

Beautiful floral design provided by Hostess Renda F.

Beautiful floral design provided by Hostess Renda F.

Wonderful snacks provided by Hostesses Renda F. and Dorie B.

Wonderful snacks provided by Hostesses Renda F. & Dorie B.

L to R: Horticulture Chairman Barbara B., Chaplain Carolyn R. and Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

L to R: Horticulture Chairman Barbara B., Chaplain Carolyn R. and Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, April 13th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee and a “white elephant” sale will be at 9:30am and at 10 am the general meeting begins with our program. Our program will be a demo. of Easter themed floral designs by FFGC Master Judge and Floral Design Instructor Lorraine Gabler

 

2017 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 9th, we had our general meeting with an informal coffee.  Maggie K. and Marlene G. were our hostesses and they did a great job!

Some of the yummy snacks provided by and set up by our Hostesses Marlene G. and Maggie K.

Some of the yummy snacks provided and set up by our Hostesses Marlene G. and Maggie K.

Left is Hostess Maggie K. and right is Hostess Marlene G.

Left is Hostess Maggie K. and right is Hostess Marlene G.

Beautiful floral display at our snack table by Hostess Maggie K.

Beautiful floral display at our snack table by Hostess Maggie K.

Our speaker was Robert Bowden, Director Leu Gardens.  We all had a great time and he had a very informative program on container gardening. He had many great hints on plant selection and had many wonderful examples of the simple but classy container styles used now days. No more painted pots or funky bathtub plantings etc…

Left is 1st VP Mary B. and right is our speaker Robert Bowden

Left is 1st VP Mary B. and right is our speaker Robert Bowden

Our next general meeting will be the FIRST  Thursday in March which is March 2nd.  Our annual crazy card party and luncheon fundraiser will be the second Thursday in March which is March 9th. The cost is $25/person and advance reservations are required.  Click on the”annual crazy card party and luncheon” tab link on this website’s home page for more information.