Time to sign up for Xmas Luncheon/General Meeting

Please note a change in the main course which is underlined below.

If you have not already signed up to attend this event but wish to attend,  please send your $20/check made out to “Windermere Garden Club”, P.O. Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502 by Dec. 7th. Please include the names and phone numbers of all attendees.

Questions: Call Peggy at 407-876-4239 or Jackie at 407-876-5789.

Thank you.

WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

11:30 A.M.

CEME CURLEY’S HOME

BRENTWOOD CLUB SUBDIVISION

9708 CAMBERLEY CIRCLE

ORLANDO, FL 32836

PINEAPPLE GLAZED PORK TENDERLOIN

SWEET POTATO MASH

BROCCOLI

CAESAR SALAD

LEMONADE AND ICED TEA

ROLLS AND BUTTER

DIRECTIONS: FROM CONROY WINDERMERE ROAD AND APOPKA VINELAND ROAD: GO SOUTH ON APOPKA VINELAND ROAD AND PAST SAND LAKE ROAD INTERSECTION, BAY MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BRISTOL PARK SUBDIVISION.

AS YOU APPROACH THE BRICK WALL ON YOUR RIGHT, TURN RIGHT INTO BRENTWOOD SUBDIVISION WHICH IS CAMBERLEY CIRCLE. CONTINUE STRAIGHT ON CAMBERLEY AND FOLLOW CURVE TOWARD THE LEFT. AFTER PASSING LYNDHURST PLACE, CEMES HOUSE IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. ORANGE TILE ROOF AND CREAM COLORED EXTERIOR. PLENTY OF STREET PARKING AVAILABLE.

NO GATE. CELL PHONE IS 407-616-0610 OR CONTACT ANOTHER CLUB MEMBER TO CARPOOL OR CONFIRM YOUR LOCATION IF NEEDED.

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2017 November General Meeting

On November 9th, we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses for the informal coffee was Vicki Hearst, Carolyn Ridgway and Shirley Martuch. They provided some delicious snacks and drinks. Also some very refreshing strawberry/tangerine water.

Some of the very tasty snacks provided by our hostesses.

Hostesses Carolyn Ridgway.

Hostess Shirley Martuch

Hostess Vicki Hearst

Our program was a very informative demonstrations of fall and winter themed floral arrangements by our members Master Flower Show Judge Joan Prasky and Flower Show Judge Maureen Tuber. The arrangements were raffled off at the end of the meeting.

One of our presenters Joan Prasky demonstrating a floral arrangement in a wine glass using red colored floral foam. Also in the photo is our co-presenter Maureen Tuber waiting to demonstrate her floral arrangements.

Maureen Tuber demonstrating an illusion where it appears that the rose flowers and stems are still attached and coming thur the arrangement. Instead they are cut away from each other and the stems are inserted into the floral foam on one side and the flowers are inserted on the other side.

Joan Prasky one of our presenters.

 

 

 

 

2017 Dec. General Meeting/Holiday Luncheon Reservations

Guests and new members are always welcome!

On Dec. 14th at 11:30 am, our next general meeting will be a catered Christmas/Holiday luncheon with a brief general meeting at the home of Ceme Curley, 9708 Camberley Circle, Orlando, FL 32836. The cost is $20/person.

Advance paid reservations are required by Dec. 7th.  Please send your check made out to “Windermere Garden Club” to Windermere Garden Club, PO Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502. On a separate sheet of paper, please include the names and phone numbers of all attendees.

If you have questions, please call Jackie Rapport at 407-876-5789 or Peggy Collins at 407-876-4239.

 

2017 Oct. General Meeting

On Thursday, Oct. 12th, our club had our first general meeting of the 2017-2018 club year, as our Sept. general meeting was canceled due to power outages and tree damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Our hostesses for the informal coffee before the meeting were Margaret Scoleri and Denise Harbin who took Maria Hawke’s place as one of our hostesses. They went over the top with the very tasty and large amount of snacks.

Our hostesses. Margaret Scoleri is in blue and the other hostess is Denise Harbin. Centerpiece by Margaret Scoleri.

We received our new yearbook pages and had our semi-annual “white elephant” sale. See “white elephant” chairman on the left below with new member Jill Knight in the photo below:

Our speaker was Ed Thralls of the Orange County Extension Service. He gave a great presentation on the types of grasses that grow well in central Florida and how to care for them.

He informed us that we should use 15-0-15 fertilizer and homeowners are not allowed to fertilize lawn grass from June 1st-Sept. 30th unless they take an online class and pass a test.  (Currently the course is being revised.)  Also, do not fertilize in late fall/winter because frost can harm the grass if  it has new growth that was encouraged by the fertilizing. http://www.orangecountyfl.net/Environment/FertilizeResponsibly.aspx

Ed described the different grasses that grow in Central Florida. St. Augustine is still the best turf grass as long as you do not cut it lower than 3-4 inches.  A popular replacement for St. Augustine, Zoysia grass has alot more pests than St. Augustine grass.

Also, Ed said that the grass that has turned brown due to storm debris being piled on top of the grass will recover.

Our speaker Ed Thralls with 1st VP Mary Black

Our next general meeting will be on Nov. 9th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30 am and the meeting begins at 10am. The program will be presented by two Windermere GC members, Joan Prasky, Accredited Master Flower Show Judge and Maureen Tuber, Accredited Flower Show Judge. They will be demonstrating how to create beautiful fall floral designs.

Guests and new members are always welcome.

 

 

SEPT. 14TH GENERAL MEETING CANCELED

Due to the hurricane causing tree damage etc… in the area of Windermere, our Sept. 14th general meeting with informal coffee on Thursday, Sept. 14th has been canceled.Please spread the word to everyone because power, internet, and phone service is sketchy at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Be safe.

2017 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon/General Meeting

On Thursday, May 11th, we had a 2017-2019 officers’ installation luncheon/general meeting at the Orange Tree Golf Club. This is the first time our club has installed officers’ for a two year term instead of just a one year term.

Our installing officer was our new District VII Director Sue Roberts. She gave an wonderful installation program which included giving flower corsages to all the incoming/continuing officers with colors representing their offices.

L to R: New 2nd VP Sherri A., 1st VP Mary B., Recording Sec. Janet S., Corresponding Sec. Jackie R., Treasurer Mary Ann “Dale” B., President Bonnie B., District VII Director Sue Roberts

After the installation and business meeting, we had a tasty buffet. At was a wonderfully social event and included 8 caladium plants as door prizes.

In the front L to R: Member Ceme C. and Member Dayle B..
In the back L to R: Recording Sec. Janet S.. District VII Director Sue Roberts, and 1st VP Mary B.

2017 Plant Exchange

On Friday, May 5th, we had a plant exchange at Windermere Recreation Center (formerly Butler Bay Rec. Center).

There were alot of plants and it was a very pleasant but windy day.  Margaret S’s was called out of town at the last minute, so her daughter Jennifer P. attended and brought some plumeria tree cuttings for rooting to share. Not in the photos below but who also attended the exchange later in the morning was Community Garden Chairman Vicki H.

L to R: Leah D., Corresponding Sec., Special Events & Arbor Day Co-Chairman Jackie R., President Bonnie B., Jennifer P. , Member Denise H., Incoming 2nd VP Sherri A.

L to R: Outgoing 2nd VP Maureen Tuber, Website and E-mail Chairman Tanya C., Incoming Hostess Chairman Carolyn B.

Recording Sec. Janet S.