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2019 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon

On Thursday, May 9th at Orange Tree Golf Club we had an 2019-2021 Officers’ Installation Luncheon.

At the short business meeting, Outgoing President Bonnie Baum informed everyone that our club won 1st place at both Florida Federation of Garden Club and at Deep South for our annual Arbor Day presentation featuring a presentation by the Windermere Union Church Preschool. With board approval, Bonnie presented 18 years member and current long time University/College Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn Deprez with a Windermere GC lifetime membership.

Jocelyn Deprez with Windermere GC’s life membership

Joan Prasky with a scrapbook of the horticulture show the club had recently.

Table arrangements at the luncheon by Joan P. and Paula R.

Members socializing and networking at the luncheon.

After a short business meeting, our new District VII Director Gwen Carter installed our club’s 2019-2021 officers. Thank you to Gwen for the inspiring installation and a thank you to our new and continuing officers for volunteering!

Left to Right: Incoming President Vicki Hearst, Dist. VII Director Gwen Carter, Continuing Treasurer Dale Boardman, Continuing Corresponding Sec. Jackie Rapport, standing in for Continuing Recording Sec. Janet Sgamma is Betty J., Continuing 2nd VP Sherri Ang and Continuing 1st VP Mary Black.

Gwen installing Incoming President Vicki Hearst.

Incoming President Vicki Hearst.

Gwen installing Continuing 1st VP Mary Black.

Gwen installing Continuing 2nd VP Sherri Ang

Gwen installing Continuing Treasurer Dale Boardman

Gwen installing Continuing Corresponding Sec. Jackie Rapport

After the installation, we had a wonderful lunch which included beef soup, quiche, fruit, green salad, and cake which was arranged by Special Events Chairmen Peggy C. and Jackie R. Thank you, ladies.

 

On left Outgoing President Bonnie Baum and Incoming President VIcki Heart at the transfer of the gavel.

Continuing 1st VP Mary Black presenting Outgoing President Bonnie Baum with a bouquet of roses from her fellow officers who served with Bonnie.

Nehrling Garden sold some caladium plants and bulb(s) at the luncheon and donated one of the plant/bulb(s) to the Outgoing President Bonnie B. and one to Incoming President Vicki H. in recognition our club’s support of Nehrling Gardens from early days of their organization until now.

 

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2019 April General Meeting

(Note: All photos in this posting are by Dorie B. Thank you, Dorie.)

On April 11th, we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. First we had an informal coffee that was hosted by Theresa S.-M. and Darlene L.  Also, we had a “white elephant” sale at this meeting. Thank you to all who donated and shopped at the sale.

Hostess Darlene on the left and Hostess Theresa on the left.

2019 April GM Photo #7

Wonderful food, arrangement and decorations by the hostesses. Thank you, ladies.

Shoppers at our “white elephant” sale.

2019 April GM Photo #5

1st VP Mary B. at “white elephant” sale.

2019 April GM Photo #6

“White Elephant” Chairman Dayle B. Thank you Dayle for your work.

2019 April GM Photo #4

Member Ceme C.

2019 April GM Photo #2

Member Debra N. having her photo retaken by Arjuna D. for the 2019-2020 membership directory.

Member Maureen T. with a photo of her floral arrangement was chosen to be in the  Florida Federation of Garden Club’s (FFGC) 2020 calendar. Congratulation to Maureen.

Member Joan P. encouraging members to attend local informative floral arrangement classes.

Our program was “Nehrling’s Our Native Birds of Song & Beauty” which was presented by our own Theresa Schretzmann-Myers who also is very active in Nehrling Gardens. Thank you.

2019 April GM Photo #3

Our speaker Theresa Schretzmann-Myers

 

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 12th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30am and general meeting with speaker/program will be at 10am. Program will be announced later. Guests and new members are always welcome.

 

 

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.

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!

2019 Feb. General Meeting Photo #7

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.

2019 Feb. General Meeting Photo #3

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.

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.

jocelyn deprez jan. 2019

Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

nicole ward 2019 jan.

Scholarship student Nicole Ward

cherity grover 2019 jan.

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.