Archive for the ‘General Meetings’ Category

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.

 

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Members enjoying the refreshments

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Hostess Margaret S.

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

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

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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.

 

 

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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.

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

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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.

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Tom MacCubbin with caladiums from his own yard.

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

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

2018 April General Meeting

On April 12, 2018, we had a general meeting with informal coffee at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses for our coffee were Maggie K. and Hostess Chairman Carolyn B. They provided some very delicious snacks, drinks, and lovely decorations.

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L to R: Hostesses Maggie K. and Hostess Chairman Carolyn B.

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Some of the yummy refreshements provided by our hostesses Carolyn B. and Maggie K.

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Floral design provided by Hostess Maggie K. The white gardenias are from Maggie’s yard.

Also we had a “white elephant” sale. Thank you to our chairman Dayle B. for her hard work and to everyone who donated items and all the shoppers.

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“White Elephant” Sale Chairman Dayle B.

Our program was Garden Club Member Vicki H. speaking on growing sprouts and microgreens. She had many hints on growing these super food in your own home just as she does at her home.  No outdoor gardening and harvest in days or weeks. We all tasted many samples and took home seeds to try it out on our own. Thank you, Vicki.

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Member Vicki H. was our speaker

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L to R: Community Gardens Co-Chairman Vicki H. and Garden Club Member Brandi H.

2018 Feb. General Meeting

On Thursday, Feb. 8th, we had our usually general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. The informal coffee was hosted by Peggy C. and Tanya C.  There was a St. Valentine’s theme table featuring delicious  sandwiches by Peggy. Peggy also brought the centerpiece and some wonderful orchids from her home. Thank you to Tanya and Peggy.

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Our hostesses: Tanya and Peggy. Peggy is wearing a red shirt.

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Beautiful orchids at the sign in table from Hostesses Peggy’s yard.

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Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.

Our program was a presentation by Jennifer Mitchell from St. Johns River Water Management. She explained that water bottlers and soda companies use on 1% of the water usage in the water district and of that 99% are used by companies that sell bottled water. Also, she explained that state law makes it easy for water bottle companies to get rights use Florida water. I was also surprised to find out that each Floridian household uses up to 91 gallons of water daily.

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Left to Right: 1st VP Mary B. and our speaker Jennifer Mitchell

2018 Jan. General Meeting

On Thursday, Jan. 11th, we had an informal coffee and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

The hostesses for the informal coffee were Maria H. and Dayle B.  The tables and floral arrangements were beautiful. Also, the food and drinks were very yummy.  Great job and thank you.

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Hostesses Maria H. on the right and Dayle B. on the left are at the snack table. The floral arrangement in the photo was created by Dayle B.

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Check-in table arrangement created by Hostesses Marie H.

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Floral Arrangement was created by Hostess Maria H. for the beverage table.

Our program were the scholarship students and their advisors giving powerpoint presentations on their studies and events at the University of Florida at Gainesville and Apopka. After the meeting, the club treated the students and faculty to a lunch  at Seasons 52.  For the garden club members joining them,  it was “dutch treat” for them.

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L to R: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D., Apopka Campus Academic Advisor Angela Colonna, Scholarship Student Travis Marois, Assistant Professor Brian Pearson, Scholarship Student Paula Brito, Main Campus Academic Advisor Amy Vasquez

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A small sample of the plants that Scholarship Student Travis Marois gave to the club members attending the meeting to try out in their gardens and indoor pots. Many thanks to Travis.

Our next general meeting with informal coffee will be on Thursday, Feb. 8th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will begin at 9:30am and the general meeting will begin at 10 am with a program presented by Jennifer Mitchell of the St. Johns River Water Management District.

As always, guests are welcome to attend!