2017 May Meeting/Officers’ Installation Luncheon- Time of Day Correction

Our May 2017 general meeting/2017-2019 officers’ installation luncheon will be on Thursday, May 11th at 11:15 am at the Orange Tree Country Club at 7540 Woodgreen Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 and their phone number is 407-351-4034. It is located in Orange Tree Subdivision in Southwest Orange County.
We will also have a food drive for West Orange Christian Service Center. Please no glass or perishable items. Advance reservations are required. Cost is $25/person. We have to meet a minimum number attendees so friends and family members are encouraged to attend.
Please do not arrive before 11 am.
Special note: Our new incoming District VII Director Sue Roberts will be installing our officers.
If you did not sign up and pay for your reservation at the general meeting on April 13th, then you need to mail in your check made out to “Windermere Garden Club” . Please call 407-876-5789 for the address & for more information by April 27th.

2017 April General Meeting

On Thursday, April 13th we had a general meeting with informal coffee and “white elephant” sale.

Our hostesses were Cannon S. and incoming hostess chairman Carolyn B. They made and brought some very delicious snacks and beverages as well as lovely centerpieces. They did a wonderful job.

The very tasty snacks provided by Hostesses Cannon S. and Carolyn B.

A centerpiece for the snack table provided by Hostess Carolyn B.

Centerpiece for the beverage table provided by Hostess Carolyn B.

Outgoing Hostess Chairman Tanya C. on the left with Incoming Hostess Chairman Carolyn B. on the right.

We also had a very successful  “white elephant” sale with Dayle B. Thank you to Dayle and to everyone who donated items and bought items.

“White Elephant” Sale Chairman Dayle B. with shoppers Member Sandra W. in the center and Member Arlene G. who collects cookbooks.

Corresponding Sec., and co-chairman of the following Committees: Special Events, School/Community Gardens, and Arbor Day, Jackie R. at the “white elephant” sale.

Our program was Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) Master Judge & FFGC Floral Design Instructor Lorraine Gabler who demonstrated how to make several Easter/Spring floral designs. She had many helpful hints and ideas.  She even used containers that were not waterproof and made them waterproof by adding another container inside.  Afterward, Lorraine’s designs were raffled off.

Lorraine Gabler Floral Designs:

Lorraine used “easter grass” inside the clear vase and at the base of her design.

Our program speaker FFGC Master Judge and FFGC Floral Design Instructor Lorraine Gabler

L to R: 1st VP Mary B. and our program speaker Lorraine Gabler

 

Call TODAY-See our butterfly garden and schoolhouse landscaping

On WEDNESDAY, April 19th, Windermere Garden Club will have a field trip to visit 2 sites in Windermere that our club has been supporting. 

Due to the very limited parking and heavy traffic at Windermere Elementary school, we will be meeting at town hall parking lot at 8 am to carpool to the school.  
At 8:30am we will be at Windermere Elementary School at 11125 Park Ave. for the grand opening of the new learning garden and will also review the ongoing butterfly garden which is also at the school.
You will need to bring and show your ID to attend.
Then we will drive over to the 1887 Old Schoolhouse at 113 W. 7th Ave. and review it.
TODAY, You must RSVP if you have not already done so  by calling Jackie at 407-876-5789

Plant exchange on May 5th

Windermere Garden Club’s annual plant exchange will be on FRIDAY, May 5th from 9:30am-12:30pm. Bring your plants and cuttings that you are willing to share and your own refreshments. You do not need to bring plant(s) to get a plant(s). You do not need to RSVP, just show up.

Our new location will be at the Windermere Recreation Center aka Butler Bay Rec. Area at 11465 Park Ave. in Windermere. It is west of the Manors Subdivision and Windermere Elementary School.
If you have questions call Jackie at 407-876-5789.

 

Time to sign up to attend May Luncheon/Meeting

Our May general meeting/2017-2018 officers’ installation luncheon will be on Thursday, May 11th at 11:30am at the Orange Tree Country Club at 7540 Woodgreen Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 and their phone number is 407-351-4034. It is located in Orange Tree Subdivision in Southwest Orange County.  Orange Tree Subdivision is gated 24 hours so you must enter the development at the guard gated entrance at Dr. Phillips Blvd and Woodgreen DR. and tell the guard that you are with Windermere Garden Club. Continue on Woodgreen past several greens and the clubhouse will be hidden on the right.
We will also have a food drive for West Orange Christian Service Center. Please no glass or perishable items. Advance reservations are required. Cost is $25/person. We have to meet a minimum number attendees so friends and family members are encouraged to attend.
Please contact 407-876-5789 by April 27th to make your reservation and where to send your check made out to “Windermere Garden Club”

2017 March General Meeting

On Thursday, March 2nd, we had a board and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our program was a final planning session for our annual crazy card party and luncheon. Our informal coffee hostesses were Renda F. and Dorie B. Great job ladies and the snacks were wonderful.

If you wish to attend the annual crazy card party and luncheon on Thursday, March 9th at Windermere Town Hall, please contact Dale at 407-876-3121 TODAY. Cost is $25/person and reservations are required! Doors up at 9:45am this year.

L to R: Hostesses Dorie B. and Renda F.

L to R: Hostesses Dorie B. and Renda F.

Beautiful floral design provided by Hostess Renda F.

Beautiful floral design provided by Hostess Renda F.

Wonderful snacks provided by Hostesses Renda F. and Dorie B.

Wonderful snacks provided by Hostesses Renda F. & Dorie B.

L to R: Horticulture Chairman Barbara B., Chaplain Carolyn R. and Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

L to R: Horticulture Chairman Barbara B., Chaplain Carolyn R. and Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, April 13th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee and a “white elephant” sale will be at 9:30am and at 10 am the general meeting begins with our program. Our program will be a demo. of Easter themed floral designs by FFGC Master Judge and Floral Design Instructor Lorraine Gabler

 

2017 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 9th, we had our general meeting with an informal coffee.  Maggie K. and Marlene G. were our hostesses and they did a great job!

Some of the yummy snacks provided by and set up by our Hostesses Marlene G. and Maggie K.

Some of the yummy snacks provided and set up by our Hostesses Marlene G. and Maggie K.

Left is Hostess Maggie K. and right is Hostess Marlene G.

Left is Hostess Maggie K. and right is Hostess Marlene G.

Beautiful floral display at our snack table by Hostess Maggie K.

Beautiful floral display at our snack table by Hostess Maggie K.

Our speaker was Robert Bowden, Director Leu Gardens.  We all had a great time and he had a very informative program on container gardening. He had many great hints on plant selection and had many wonderful examples of the simple but classy container styles used now days. No more painted pots or funky bathtub plantings etc…

Left is 1st VP Mary B. and right is our speaker Robert Bowden

Left is 1st VP Mary B. and right is our speaker Robert Bowden

Our next general meeting will be the FIRST  Thursday in March which is March 2nd.  Our annual crazy card party and luncheon fundraiser will be the second Thursday in March which is March 9th. The cost is $25/person and advance reservations are required.  Click on the”annual crazy card party and luncheon” tab link on this website’s home page for more information.