2016 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon/General meeting

On May 12, 2016, Windermere Garden Club had an officers’ installation luncheon and general meeting at Orange Tree Golf Club. We had a wonderful buffet.

L to R: Denise H., Maria H. and 2nd VP Maureen T.

L to R: Denise H., Maria H. & 2nd VP Maureen T.

L to R: Sandra W., Leah D. and Ann T.

L to R: Sandra W., Leah D. & Ann T.

President Bonnie B. applied for several Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) 2016 awards and won four of them. They were presented to the current chairman/chairmen of the committees that won an award.

Left to right: Vicki H., 1st VP Mary B., Peggy C., Jackie R., and President Bonnie B. with the four awards that our club won at the 2016 FFGC Convention for some of our projects.

Left to right: Vicki H., 1st VP Mary B., Peggy C., Jackie R., & President Bonnie B. with the four awards that our club won at the 2016 FFGC Convention for some of our projects.

Community Design Service Award for Hospice Flowers- Rhenda Farley (Past Chairman & Current 1st VP Mary B. standing in)

Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds for the Windermere Elementary School Butterfly Garden- Jackie R. & Vicki H.

Left is Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds and on right is Vicki H. with Historical Preservation Award.

Left is Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds and on right is Vicki H. with Historical Preservation Award.

Historic Preservation Award for the Windermere 1887 Schoolhouse Restoration-Landscaping-Jackie R. & Vicki H.

Left Peggy C. with Arbor Day Celebration Award & on right Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds Award.

Left Peggy C. with Arbor Day Celebration Award & on right Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. with Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds Award.

Arbor Day Celebration Award-Peggy C. & Jackie R. This project also won 1st place in National Garden Club’s Deep South Region which includes the states of AL, FL, LA, MS & TN.

Also, the installation of the 2016-2017 club officers was conducted by Past President Peggy C. with plants provided by Jackie. All the officers installed were already currently serving. They were President Bonnie B., 1st VP Mary B., 2nd VP Maureen T., Treasurer Mary Ann “Dale” B., Recording Sec. Janet S. (Tanya C. standing in) and Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.

Past President Peggy C. on the left gives President Bonnie B. a blooming cactus for agreeing to another term as president.

Past President Peggy C. on the left gives President Bonnie B. a blooming cactus for her past work as president & for agreeing to another term.

Our next general meeting will be on Sept. 8th to begin our 2015-2016 club year.

Our first summer lunch will be at Crafted, Block and Brew in MetroWest right after the “change over” board meeting on Thursday, June 9th.  Contact Paula R. to sign up.

 

2016 April General Meeting

On April 14, 2016 Windermere Garden Club had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. It began with a informal coffee with Members Ceme C. and Peggy C. as our hostesses. They did a great job with just the right amount of snacks which were very delicious and filling.

Our hostesses Ceme C. and Peggy C. with Peggy's centerpiece

Our hostesses Ceme C. and Peggy C. with her centerpiece

Also, we had our biannual “white elephant” sale where we raised about third more than what we normally do. Great job chairman Carolin W.

Our program was “Secret to Eating Wild Plants” which was presented by local author, Peggy Lance. Peggy had many samples of common plants and weeds from her yard that you can eat and it was very informative.  For example dollar weed foliage can be used in salads and immature cattail centers can be cooked and used as mini corn on the cob. Also, Peggy said that it is most important that any plants or weeds you consume should not have chemicals  or fertilizers on them that can not be used on vegetables.

Our speaker Peggy Lance

Our speaker Peggy Lance

Our next general meeting will be a 2016-2017 officers’ installation LUNCHEON on May 12th at Orange Tree Golf Club. Advance paid reservations by May 5th are required to attend. See other posting for more information. Or call Jackie R. at 407-876-5789.

 

 

Invited to 2016-2017 Officer’s Installation

Windermere Garden Club’s next meeting will be on Thursday, May 12, 2016 for a 2016-2017 officers’ installation luncheon with a short business meeting. The event will be at Orange Tree Golf Club and we will be begin arriving at 11 am and the meeting begins at 11:30 am.  A buffet lunch will follow. 
Also at this event, we will be collecting non perishable and non breakable food for the Christian Service Center’s children summer feeding program.
All are welcome both members and guests as we have will have a minimum attendance required to have this event at Orange Tree Golf Club. So feel free to bring your family and friends.
Call Jackie R. at 407-876-5789 on where to send your check.
Orange Tree Golf Club is located at 7540 Woodgreen DR., Orlando, FL 32819-4698. Be sure to enter the development from the manned entrance on Dr. Philips Blvd. and tell the guard that you are with garden club.
Thank you.

2016 Crazy Card Party

Thank you to everyone in making our 2016 Scholarship Crazy Card Party and Luncheon a great success. Photos by member Ceme C.

2016 CCP #2 2016 CCP #3 2016 CCP #5 2016 CCP #6 2016 CCP #1

2016 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 11th, Windermere Garden Club had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

We began with our informal  coffee with Members Maggie K. and Marlene G. as our hostesses. Their theme for the coffee was St. Valentine’s Day.  Great job, ladies!

Hostess Maggie K. in red and Hostess Marlene G. in black.

Hostess Maggie K. in red and Hostess Marlene G. in black.

Wonderful and fun valentine themed snacks provide by Hostesses Maggie K. and Marlene G.

Wonderful and fun valentine themed snacks provide by Hostesses Maggie K. and Marlene G.

Refreshing drinks at our general meeting

Refreshing drinks at our general meeting

Beautiful plants at the snack table provided by Hostess Maggie K.

Beautiful plants at the snack table provided by Hostess Maggie K.

Our speaker was Lewis Brehm who spoke on Disney’s development of the theme parks in California and Florida.  He spoke mainly on the development of character plant topiaries and the changing of the native environments to enhance the visitor’s experience in the parks. It was very interesting that they were able to move huge oaks without damaging them and how the topiaries are so lifelike now that is a little scary.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker Lewis Brehm, and 1st VP Mary B.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker Lewis Brehm, and 1st VP Mary B.

2016 FL Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 14, Windermere Garden Club had short program and planted a tree to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day.

The short program included a honor guard, proclamation by Mayor Gary Bruhn and a presentation by the students of Windermere Union Church’s Preschool. Afterward, juice and cookies were provided and served by members of Windermere Garden Club.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event possible.

Left President Bonnie B. and to the right is Co-Chairman Jackie R. Co-Chairman Peggy Collins is not shown.

Left President Bonnie B. and to the right is Co-Chairman Jackie R.  Jackie’s co-chairman Peggy Collins is not shown. Photo by Ceme C.

A few of the Windermere Union Preschool students helping to plant a tree.

A few of the Windermere Union Church Preschool students helping to plant a tree. Photo by Ceme C.

 

New Corresponding Sec.

Due to the resignation of Eleanor N., our new corresponding sec. is Jackie R.

Many thanks to Eleanor for her service to the club and thank you to Jackie for stepping in as corresponding sec. to complete the club year.

Best wishes to Eleanor.

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