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2019 January General Meeting

On January 10th, we had a general meeting with an informal coffee at Windermere Town Hall.

Since I was not able to attend, the description of the program was written by Jocelyn D. and the photos were taken by Dorie B. Thank you ladies!

“The program started with the announcement by Jocelyn D., Scholarship Committee Chair, that our two University of Florida students would not be able to attend this year. Instead, she read letters of acknowledgement from them. We hope that we will be able to meet Robert Edwards and Greta Gallina on some other occasion.

The meeting was then turned over to two students from Valencia College, a new contact for our club. Cherity Grover, a second-year student, but in her first year of Horticulture, started out, telling of her balancing act with four courses and a busy work schedule. Next Nicole Ward, an adult student whose academic had been interrupted by twenty years of family responsibilities, expressed her gratitude at the opportunity to resume pursuing her career in landscape design.

After the meeting, the club invited the students to lunch at Season 52, thus giving twelve of us a chance to get to know them better. We all felt happy about our new contact with Valencia College and are delighted with our new students, who will be an inspiration for us as we work for the Crazy Card Party!”

jan. 2019 hostesses

Our informal coffee hostesses in pink is Shirley M. and Denise H.

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Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

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Scholarship student Nicole Ward

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Scholarship student Cherity Grover

Our next event will be a tree planting at Windermere Town Hall on January 17th at 10am to celebrate FL Arbor Day. The event’s highlight is a program by the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool.

 

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2018 Holiday Luncheon/Dec. General Meeting

On Dec. 13th at Orange Tree Golf Club, we had our annual holiday luncheon with a short business meeting. The food and company were wonderful.  Everyone has a wonderful time. Also we had a food drive for the Christian Service Center. Thank you for your donations.

Door prizes included: 7 centerpieces created by Vicki H., 2 boxes of a Lenox Christmas votive candle holders and 1 boxed amaryllis donated by Nehrling Gardens who also sold boxed and potted amaryllis for a discounted price.

Thank you to Special Event Co-chairmen Jackie R. and Peggy C. for organizing this event. Sorry that Peggy C. was not able to attend to enjoy herself after her hard work.

See below two group photos of just a few of the 26 members who attended.

2018 Xmas Luncheon Photo #1Left to right: Dell H., Betty J. and Vicki H.

2018 Xmas Luncheon Photo #3Left to Right: Carolyn B. and Ceme C.

2018 Xmas Luncheon Photo #2Vicki H. with one of the 7 beautiful floral arrangements she created that were part of the door prizes given away at the luncheon.  Thank you and a great job, Vicki.

 

 

2018 November General Meeting

On November 8th, we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. The informal coffee before the meeting was hosted by Tanya C.

2018 Nov. General Meeting Photo #3

Hostess Tanya C. with a central piece made of dyed wood shavings.

2018 Nov. General Meeting Photo #4

The delicious snacks provided by Hostess Tanya C.

Thanks to Tanya C. for bringing the snacks, juice and decorations for the informal coffee.  Thanks to co-hostess Peggy C. who provided key ingredients for the snacks to Tanya when Peggy was not able to attend or prepare food for the meeting due to an injury a few days before the meeting. Thanks to our Hostess Chairman Carolyn B. for her help with set up and clean up.

2018 Nov. General Meeting Photo #2

New member Arjuna D. in yellow and guest/future new member Shirin N. enjoying the informal coffee.

Unfortunately, our original program had to be changed at the last minute. Our replacement program was a speaker from Walt Disney World Debbie Mola Mickler who spoke on trees at Disney World. Thank you to our Horticulture Chairman Barbara B. and 2nd VP/Program Chairman Mary Black for the quick change.

Our speaker described how the horticulture team at Disney World would use plant material and move very large trees to create a scene. It was interesting to hear that to make an quick jungle, they would grow vines on dead trees that they had moved in. Also, how they moved a huge live southern oak to Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square to represent the “Liberty Tree” and the tree became the logo for Disney’s Horticulture Team.  The original tree “Liberty Tree” was an elm in Boston Commons and under its’ branches in 1765 colonists staged the first act of defiance against the British government.

2018 Nov. General Meeting Photo #1

On the left 2nd VP Mary B. and on right is our speaker Debbie Mola Mickler

2018 October General Meeting

On Thursday, Oct. 11th, we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Special thank you to Debra N. for the photos in this blog post.

Our hostesses for the informal coffee before the meeting were Dorie B. and Margaret S. At  the last minute Dorie was not able to attend the meeting, so thanks to her spouse for delivering some of the refreshments. Also a special thank you to Hostess Margaret S. was a substitute hostess. Thank you both for the delicious refreshments.

 

2018 Oct. Photo #5

Members enjoying the refreshments

2018 Oct. Photo #4

Hostess Margaret S.

2018 Oct. Photo #3

Very beautiful and creative floral arrangement for the refreshment table created by Hostess Margaret S.

2018 Oct. Photo #2

Also, at the meeting we had a “white elephant” sale. Thank you Chairman Dayle B. shown above.

2018 Oct. Photo #1

Our speaker was a representative from the St. John’s Riverkeeper program. She was very informative. Thank you.

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 8th at Windermere Town Hall.  We will have an informal coffee at 9:30am and the meeting will begin at 10 am. Our speaker will be Rob Williams from Walt Disney World Horticulture. He will be speaking on orchids.

Note: If you wish to attend our Dec. 13th general meeting/holiday luncheon at 11:30 am at Orange Tree Golf Club, you must have your paid reservation in by Dec. 7th.  Cost is $23/person. Contact Jackie at 407-876-5789 if you do not make your paid reservation at the Nov. 8th meeting.

 

 

2018 Sept. General Meeting

On Sept. 13th, we had an informal coffee and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses for our informal coffee were Diana L. and Debra N. Thank you for the wonderful snacks and beautiful tables.

2018 Sept. General Meeting Photo #8

Our hostesses-Left to Right: Debra N. and Diane Lambert

2018 Sept. General Meeting Photo #5

Hostess Debra with flowers she provided for the refreshments’ table.

Our speaker was Tom MacCubbin and his subject was “Tom’s Talk in a Bucket” which is a 5 gallon bucket with cuttings from his own yard. He told the back story on all of his cuttings and how they are doing in his personal yard. Thank you to Past President Peggy C. for contacting him every fall to be a speaker for a program.

2018 Sept. General Meeting Photo #3

Tom MacCubbin with caladiums from his own yard.

2018 Sept. General Meeting Photo #2

Tom MacCubbin with 1st VP/Programs Chairman Mary B.

2018 Sept. General Meeting Photo #1

Our members inspecting Tom’s cuttings. Many took cuttings to start their own plants in their yards.

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 11th at Windermere Town Hall.  An informal coffee and a “white elephant sale” will begin at 9:30am and the general meeting with speaker will begin at 10 am. The speaker will be representative from St. John River Management regarding the riverkeeper program. Visitors and new members are always welcome. You do not need to be a Windermere, FL resident.

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

2018 May General Meeting

On May 10th, we had a general meeting with an informal coffee at Windermere Town Hall.  I, Tanya C., was not able to attend so thank you to President Bonnie B. and Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. for information on the meeting and thanks to Dorie B. and Debra N. for the photos in this blog/post.

2018 May General Meeting #6

Our hostess were Paula R. and Carolin W. with some wonderful snacks and a beautiful centerpiece.

The program was a mock horticultural show/contest. Our club will be having a horticultural show in Nov. to celebrate our club’s 60th year as a Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) federated club. There were many members who brought some wonderful plants and clippings and it was very informative.

 

Some of the entries at our “mock” horticultural show.

 

2018 May General Meeting #8

Maureen T. and Joan P. explaining how to enter a horticultural show and how to improve your chances of winning.

President Bonnie B. presented the two FFGC awards that our club won this year.

Decoration of Historical Buildings (Historic Preservation Award) was presented to Holiday Decorations Co-Chairman Carolin W. It was specifically awarded for the decoration of Windermere Town Hall for Christmas 2017. Not shown is co-chairman Vicki H.

Also, The Outstanding Service award for an individual who continuously sustains and develops any phase of garden club work was presented to Corresponding Jackie R. Only one person in the entire state of Florida wins this award every year. Jackie has helped develop and continues to work as a co-chairman or chairman on the elementary school gardens, old schoolhouse garden, and annual arbor day tree planting.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. and Carolin W.

2018 May General Meeting #3Left to Right: Barbara B. and Margret S.