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2015 March General Meeting

On March 5, 2015, Windermere Garden Club had a board and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Usually, our general meeting is on the 2nd Thursday of the month however, due to our annual scholarship fundraiser known as “Crazy Card Party and Luncheon” (CCP) occurring the 2nd Thursday of March this year, the March general meeting was moved to the 1st Thursday in March right after our board meeting.

Our hostesses at the coffee between the board and general meeting were Denise H., Carol W., and Bonnie B. They did a wonderful job celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and our 20th anniversary of the CCP. The food was great.

Left to right: Recording Sec. Joan Y., Hostess Carol W. and Hostess Denise H.

Left to right: Recording Sec. Joan Y., Hostess Carol W. and Hostess Denise H.

Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece

Hostess Carol W. and her floral arrangement centerpiece

Cake which was part of the refreshments at the March general meeting which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) fundraiser.

Cake which was part of the refreshments at the March general meeting, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) fundraiser.

At this meeting in celebration of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon’s 20th anniversary,  President Peggy C. and member Dot B. were made Windermere Garden Club Life Members. Peggy and Dot were the members who first started this annual fundraiser. Without their hard work in creating this event, our club would not be able to offer annually two University of Florida scholarships and several school aged summer camp scholarships to Florida Federation of Garden Club’s Camp Wekiva as well as other community projects.

Life membership awarded by current CCP Chairman Bonnie B. to Member Dot B. on the left and President Peggy C. on the right

Life membership awarded by current CCP Chairman Bonnie B. to Member Dot B. on the left and President Peggy C. on the right

Co-creator and member Dot B. on left remembering the past 20 years of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) with President Peggy C. on the right the other co-creator of CCP

Co-creator and member Dot B. on left remembering the past 20 years of Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) with President Peggy C. on the right the other co-creator of CCP

2015 Crazy Card Reservations

2015 CCP Symbol

WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB’S
CRAZY CARD PARTY & LUNCHEON
March 12, 2015
Windermere Town Hall

Since the Crazy Card Party inception in 1995, this event has allowed us to donate a great deal over the years to local causes. Because we rely exclusively on donations for our silent auction and drawings, over 90% of the proceeds go back into supporting our community projects. Silent auction and drawing items include restaurant gift cards, golf packages, original art, plants, beautiful gift baskets and more.

Enjoy a delicious lunch and a crazy card game with no experience needed.

Proceeds go toward scholarships for UF Horticulture students , Camp Wekiva Summer Camp participants, Nehrling Gardens, Windermere’s Historic Schoolhouse, Arbor Day plantings, Windermere Elementary teaching gardens, and more.

JOIN US FOR THE FUN RESERVE EARLY!

Hotel Picture
This year we are excited to offer a special raffle for a 3-day get-away at the luxurious Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast Travel & Leisure’s Top 50 “World’s Best Awards”

Doors open at 10:15 AM. $20.00 per person. Reservations required, please.

For reservations send with check made out to “Windermere Garden Club” P. O. Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502. Please include name and phone number of each of the attendees. Paid guest list at check-in.

Contact Dale at 407-876-3121 for more reservation information or Bonnie at 407-205-3655 for other information.

2015 January General Meeting

On Jan. 8, 2015, Windermere Garden Club had its January general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses were Cannon S., Carolyn R., and Carolyn G. They did a great job and the food was very tasty.

Our speaker was Charisse Santoro of Winter Garden and she is involved in the City of Winter Garden’s community vegetable garden plots which are on some currently vacant land. She spoke on vegetables and community gardening in Central Florida.

Charisse had many wonderful tips in growing vegetables in Central Florida. Kale is easy to grow and are wonderful baked in the oven to make “chips”. Watch out where you plant mustard greens as they reseed easily and can quickly take over. When growing lettuce in Florida make sure it does not get too much sun or the leaves will be bitter. One of the best soil for growing vegetables is “mushroom” soil which you can get locally at Monterey Mushrooms-Orlando Facility, 5949 Sadler Rd, Zellwood, FL 32798, 407-905-4000.

Also, at this meeting our two University of Florida scholarship students were our guests and spoke briefly about their studies and activities that they are involved in. Also, their advisor spoke as well. After the meeting, the scholarship students, their advisor, and many of our members went to lunch at Westerly’s located at MetroWest Golf Club.

 

Hostess Cannon S. purchased this beautiful arrangement for the refreshment table's centerpiece.

Hostess Cannon S. purchased this beautiful arrangement for the refreshment table’s centerpiece.

Two of our three hostesses enjoying the fruits of their labor. On the left is Carolyn R. and on the right is Carolyn G.

Two of our three hostesses enjoying the fruits of their labor. On the left is Carolyn R. and on the right is Carolyn G.

 

Hostesses Cannon S., Carolyn G. and Carolyn R.  did a great and yummy job with our refreshment table.

Hostesses Cannon S., Carolyn G. and Carolyn R. did a great and yummy job with our refreshment table.

Our speaker, Charisse Santoro speaking on vegetable and community gardening in Winter Garden, FL

Our speaker, Charisse Santoro speaking on vegetable and community gardening in Winter Garden, FL

 

L to R: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. UF scholarship graduate student Ray O., UF scholarship undergraduate student Allison B. and UF academic advisor Amy A.

L to R: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D., UF scholarship graduate student Raymond O., UF scholarship undergraduate student Allison B. and UF academic advisor Amy A.

President Peggy C. with our two UF scholarship students

President Peggy C. with our two UF scholarship students

Member Denise H. speaking with UF scholarship students

Member Denise H. speaking with UF scholarship students

Front row left to right: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. and UF graduate scholarship student Ray O.  Back row left to right: Member Barbara B. and UF advisor Amy A.

Front row left to right: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. and UF graduate scholarship student Raymond O.
Back row left to right: Member Barbara B. and UF advisor Amy A.

Left to right: UF scholarship graduate student Ray O., UF scholarship undergraduate student Allison B., their academic advisor Amy A.

Left to right: UF scholarship graduate student Raymond O., UF scholarship undergraduate student Allison B., their academic advisor Amy A.

2014 Crazy Cards Announcement

We encourage the public to attend our annual scholarship crazy card party and luncheon. This year the theme is “Fiesta-Party with a Purpose” and it will be on Thursday, April 3rd at Windermere Town Hall.

Doors open at 10:15am and cost is $20/person. It includes a lunch featuring Peggy’s famous chicken salad, crazy cards rounds of play (bridge without bidding), silent auction and drawings. Reservations are required. Click on the link for more information on the fun event.

WGC CCP 2014 Poster

2011 January 12 General Meeting

Gina DeFalco and Cody Monroe, our two University of Florida Students who each received a $1,500 Environmental Horticulture scholarship from the Windermere Garden Club, attended the January 12 General Meeting.  Both told us about their studies and their plans after graduation in 2012.  We also heard from their advisor,  Amy Alexander.   After the meeting, WGC treated them to lunch at Westerly’s Restaurant at the Metro West Golf Club.  They were accompanied by several WGC members.
 
WGC members,  Kitty Day and Maureen Tuber, provided delicious snacks and coffee. 
 
Enjoy the photos below from the meeting:
 

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