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2019 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 14th, we had an informal coffee and a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses were Paula R. and Joan P. Great job ladies!

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Hostess Paula R. in red and Hostess Joan P.

Delicious valentine treats and beautiful valentine theme table settings provided by our hostesses.

Members network and socialize during the informal coffee.

At the last minute, our planned program to have a tour of Nehrling Gardens had to be canceled. Thank you to our own Vicki Hearst for agreeing to being our speaker! She did a wonderful program on creating long lasting color bowl plantings.  She had many helpful hints on the containers to use including harder plastics and other lighter weight containers which you can paint. Also to be sure to have plants that require the same amount of light in one container.

2019 Feb. General Meeting Photo #5Our member and speaker for our program, Vicki Hearst, showing how to change up part of a container planting as plants fade.

Members examine some of Vicki’s color bowl container plantings.

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Vicki demonstrated that by just adding a sign, plastic Easter eggs, and a stuffed rabbit, we can make a color bowl into an Easter themed container planting.

Our next general meeting will be on March 7th, there will be a board meeting at 8:30am, informal coffee at 9:30am and a business meeting at 10am which will include last minute Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) Fundraiser arrangements. Plan to attend our CCP on March 14th by clicking on the tab above. $25/person and reservations due by March 7th. Call Peggy at 407-217-6526 for more information.

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2019 Feb. General Meeting Change

Due to a funeral of a prominent Windermere resident, the program at Windermere GC’s  general meeting at Windermere Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 14th  has been changed to “Making a Color Bowl” with beautiful spring flowers by garden club member, Vicki Hearst. Thank you Vicki!

As a result, the informal coffee will be at 9:30am with the program at the beginning of the general meeting at 10am as usual.
We hope to have a tour of Nehring Garden soon.

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.

 

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.

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

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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.