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2019-2020 Awards

We received 3 awards from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) for 2019!

First, let me thank Bonnie B. our awards chair.   Bonnie works very hard filling out the applications so that we can be eligible for awards.  She takes and collects  members photos  and compiles information throughout the year.    She fills out  applications for each award category that she feels we most  quality for and  then turns  in the applications in  a timely manner.    Without an active awards chairperson like Bonnie,  all the wonderful things that we do would be over looked at Federation level.  Thank you Bonnie!

So here our three awards that we won:

Award #2  Outstanding Leadership Award

For Outstanding Service in garden club work by an individual

Award recipient,  Vicki Hearst

 $50 cash prize

Award #17 -2B   Decoration of a Historic Building Award

For Decoration of an Historic Building Windermere Town Hall – Candyland

The club will receive a check for $25.

We decorated the indoor Christmas tree, the mantel and the outside “Natural” tree.

After the take down of the tree, many of the decorations were donated to Molly Rae Elementary to be repurposed in their Spring carnival.    Sadly, the carnival was postponed but the decorations are being stored in their PTSA storage closet for the future.

Additionally, we were recognized this year by the Town of Windermere and presented a plaque for  more than 20 years of service to the town.

Special thanks to our Christmas Chair, Carolin Warren and all the  WGC members  that come out and help.  Thank you for this year and all the past year’s hard work.

#29A   Community Service Design Award  (Civic Award)

Hospice Flowers

The club will receive a check for $25.

Not only do our members create beautiful  hospice flower arrangements that are delivered each month to the Ocoee Health Care Center, we also donated flowers to the center’s Mother’s Day celebration for all the residents.

Special thanks to the Hospice Flower Chair, Rena Farley, and all members who make and donate hospice flowers.

*The FFGC awards won by  District VII  clubs will be presented at the next District VII  general meeting.

Thank you everyone for what you do to make our club great!

Until we meet again, stay healthy.

Vicki Hearst

President

Recognized by town council

Recently our club was recognized by Windermere Town Council for decorating the town hall’s indoor holiday tree and the tree on the back porch of town hall.

2019 Town Hall Christmas Workday

On Dec. 4th, Windermere Garden Club decorated the live Christmas tree inside Windermere Town Hall.  The theme this year is “Candyland”. Thank you and great job ladies. Photos by Arjuna D.

 

2018 Holiday Decorating Workday

On Wednesday, Nov. 28th, we had a workday at Windermere Town Hall to decorate the live Christmas tree inside the hall and a tree on the back porch for the holidays.  Thank you to everyone who helped this year. Special thanks to Carolin W.  for organizing the workday and also thank you to Carolin W. and Tanya C. for the refreshments.

2018 Xmas Workday Photo #4Carolin W.  decorating the live Christmas tree inside Windermere Town Hall.

 

2018 Xmas Workday Photo #1Vicki H. decorating the Christmas tree inside Windermere Town Hall. This year’s theme is “modern traditional”.

 

2018 Xmas Workday Photo #2Floral arrangements created for town hall’s fireplace mantel by Vicki H.

 

2018 Xmas Workday Photo #5Brandi H. in blue and Arjuna D. preparing balls for the Christmas tree inside town hall.

 

2018 Xmas Workday Photo #3Angela W. in white jacket and Arjuna D. decorating the “nature” tree on the back porch.

 

2018 Xmas Workday Photo #7In front of the completed tree inside town hall. L to R: Corresponding Sec. Jackie R., Tanya C., Vicki H., Holiday Decorations Chairman Carolin W., Arjuna D. & Theresa S.-M.

Great job ladies.

2015 Holiday Decorations Workday

On Wed, Dec. 2, 2015, Windermere Garden Club decorated Windermere Town Hall for the holidays featuring two holiday themed Christmas trees.

Holiday Decorations Chairman Carolin W. did a great job organizing and providing great snacks and drinks and decorating the large tree inside town hall. Jackie R. was our dejay and brought very lively Christmas music to keep us all working hard.

The large live tree inside Windermere Town Hall featured paper chains made by several members and specially themed ornaments hand painted by Vicki H. for the theme “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Vicki H. also decorated the fireplace and mantel as well.

The artificial tree on the back porch was decorated in a lovely natural christmas theme.

Thank you to all of the club members who joined in for all their help in making these decorations possible. Note that not all the members who worked on the decorations are pictured or mentioned in this post. Great job!

Snacks provided by Holiday Decorations Chairman Carolin W.

Snacks provided by Holiday Decorations Chairman Carolin W.

Left to right: Vicki H., Phyllis M., Tanya C., Paula R., Janet S., Bonnie B., Carolin W., Theresa S-M, Jackie R.

Left to right: Vicki H., Phyllis M., Tanya C., Paula R., Janet S., Bonnie B., Carolin W., Theresa S-M, Jackie R. were SOME of the members who helped in decorating town hall for the holidays.

President Bonnie B. helping decorate the Christmas Tree on the back porch of town hall.

President Bonnie B. helping decorate the Christmas tree on the back porch of town hall.

Member Sandra W. decorating the tree on the back porch of town hall.

Member Sandra W. decorating the tree on the back porch of town hall.

Member Phyllis M. on the left and Recording Sec. Janet S. on the right.

Member Phyllis M. on the left and Recording Sec. Janet S. on the right.

Vicki H. decorates mantel and fireplace at Windermere Town Hall.

Vicki H. decorates mantel and fireplace at Windermere Town Hall.

A Charlie Brown themed Christmas Tree at Windermere Town Hall.

A Charlie Brown themed Christmas Tree at Windermere Town Hall.

Tree decorated on back porch of Windermere Town Hall

Tree decorated on back porch of Windermere Town Hall.

 

 

2014 Christmas Decorating Workday

On Wed. Dec. 3rd, Windermere Garden Club decorated Windermere Town Hall’s Christmas trees. One is a live tree inside the town hall and the other tree is on the back porch.

I was not able to attend, but from the photos taken by Maureen T. looks like a fun time was had by all. Thanks to everyone especially Chairman Carolin Warren.

 

Front Row L to R: Eleanor N., Joan P., Dale B., Denise H., Maureen T. Back Row L to R: Theresa, Vicki H., Paula R., Carolin W., Bonnie B., Carol W., Collen C.

Front Row L to R: Eleanor N., Joan P., Dale B., Denise H., Maureen T.
Back Row L to R: Theresa, Vicki H., Paula R., Carolin W., Bonnie B., Carol W., Collen C.

 

Paula R.

Paula R.

 

Joan P.

Joan P.

On top is Vicki H. and to the right is Carolin W. and to the left is Theresa.

On top is Vicki H. and to the right is Carolin W. and to the left is Theresa.

Beautiful blue and white Christmas Tree.

Beautiful blue and white Christmas Tree

Another wonderful Christmas Tree.

Another wonderful Christmas Tree

Elves at Work

WiXmas Helpers Xmas Tree 2013

Members of the Windermere Garden Club decorated an indoor tree inside Windermere’s Town Hall and an outdoor tree located on the back porch of town hall.

Thank you members for all your work. They both look great.