2019 October General Meeting

On Thursday, Oct. 3rd, Windermere Garden Club had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. All photos were taken by Member Debra N. Thank you!

Our hostesses for the informal coffee were Betty J. in white and Arjuna D. in yellow. Thank you ladies.

2nd VP and membership chairman Sherri Ang at the welcome/check in table.

On the left is President Vicki Hearst and on the right is Maureen T.

Our speaker was Debbie Mola who spoke on “Disney’s Horticultural History”

Members shopping at the “white elephant” sale.

On the left is “White Elephant” sale chairman Dayle B. and on the right is Member Sandra W.

Members networking

 

Our next general meeting will be on November 14th at Windermere Town Hall. At 9:30am there will be an informal coffee and the general meeting will begin at 10am with a program on “Pot-et-Fleur Flower Arranging” which will be presented by President Vicki Hearst and Flower Show Co-Chairman Maureen Tuber. There will be a food drive for a local charity. Bring non perishable food only and no glass containers. Canned or boxed items only. New members and visitors are always welcome.

 

2019 Sept. General Meeting & Oct. General Meeting a week early

On Sept. 12th at Windermere Town Hall we had a general meeting with an informal coffee which was hosted by Bonnie B. and Carolin W.

Bonnie is on the right and Carolin is on the left. Great job ladies.

 

   

Our speaker was Bernie Moro of Our Vital Earth, Inc.

New bulletin board for club announcements and information

Left is Member Sandra W. & right is Treasurer Dale B.

President Vicki H.

Thank you to Member Arjuna D. for all of the photos in this post.

Our next general meeting will be the FIRST Thursday in Oct. due to a scheduling conflict at Windermere Town Hall. It will be on Thursday, Oct. 3rd at Windermere Town Hall with a coffee and white elephant sale at 9:30 am and at 10 am a general meeting with a program on Disney Horticultural History which will be presented by Debbie Mola. Guests and new members are always welcome.

First General Meeting of 2019-2020 Club Year is on Sept. 12th

Windermere Garden Club’s next GENERAL meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 12th at Windermere Town Hall which is near the Windermere Branch of Orange County Library. An informal coffee will be at 9:30 am and the business meeting will begin at 10 am with a program on “Vital Earthworms” by our guest speaker Bernie Moro of Our Vital Earth, Inc.

Guests are always welcome.

2019 June Bench Dedication

On June 25, 2019 at the Historic School House in downtown Windermere, FL, our club had a small dedication of the bench for recently passed and former club president Marjorie Masson. Funds for the bench was provided by her friends and family as well as individual donations from current club members. Thank you everyone.

In addition to club members and their family and friends, Windermere Mayor Jim O’ Brien and Council Members Liz Andert and Bill Martini and their family and friends also attended the dedication.

Refreshments were provided by President Vicki Hearst and Outgoing President Bonnie Baum. Thank you ladies.

Photos were provided by Maureen Tuber and Debra Neill. Thank you ladies.

Left to Right: Garden Club members Carolin W. and Paula R., Treasurer “Dale”, Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.. Outgoing President Bonnie B. and Garden Club member Margaret S.

Garden Club member Carolyn B.

June 2019 Photo #3

Left is Garden Club Member Betty J. and Right is President Vicki H.

Left to right: Garden Club Members Margaret S. and Paula R., Recording Sec. Janet S. and Garden Club Member Betty J.

Left to Right: Council Member Liz A,, Mayor Jim O. and Council Member Bill M.

Unveiling of the bench by Outgoing President Bonnie B. in white and President Vicki H.

 

 

 

2019 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon

On Thursday, May 9th at Orange Tree Golf Club we had an 2019-2021 Officers’ Installation Luncheon.

At the short business meeting, Outgoing President Bonnie Baum informed everyone that our club won 1st place at both Florida Federation of Garden Club and at Deep South for our annual Arbor Day presentation featuring a presentation by the Windermere Union Church Preschool. With board approval, Bonnie presented 18 years member and current long time University/College Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn Deprez with a Windermere GC lifetime membership.

Jocelyn Deprez with Windermere GC’s life membership

Joan Prasky with a scrapbook of the horticulture show the club had recently.

Table arrangements at the luncheon by Joan P. and Paula R.

Members socializing and networking at the luncheon.

After a short business meeting, our new District VII Director Gwen Carter installed our club’s 2019-2021 officers. Thank you to Gwen for the inspiring installation and a thank you to our new and continuing officers for volunteering!

Left to Right: Incoming President Vicki Hearst, Dist. VII Director Gwen Carter, Continuing Treasurer Dale Boardman, Continuing Corresponding Sec. Jackie Rapport, standing in for Continuing Recording Sec. Janet Sgamma is Betty J., Continuing 2nd VP Sherri Ang and Continuing 1st VP Mary Black.

Gwen installing Incoming President Vicki Hearst.

Incoming President Vicki Hearst.

Gwen installing Continuing 1st VP Mary Black.

Gwen installing Continuing 2nd VP Sherri Ang

Gwen installing Continuing Treasurer Dale Boardman

Gwen installing Continuing Corresponding Sec. Jackie Rapport

After the installation, we had a wonderful lunch which included beef soup, quiche, fruit, green salad, and cake which was arranged by Special Events Chairmen Peggy C. and Jackie R. Thank you, ladies.

 

On left Outgoing President Bonnie Baum and Incoming President VIcki Heart at the transfer of the gavel.

Continuing 1st VP Mary Black presenting Outgoing President Bonnie Baum with a bouquet of roses from her fellow officers who served with Bonnie.

Nehrling Garden sold some caladium plants and bulb(s) at the luncheon and donated one of the plant/bulb(s) to the Outgoing President Bonnie B. and one to Incoming President Vicki H. in recognition our club’s support of Nehrling Gardens from early days of their organization until now.

 

2019 April General Meeting

(Note: All photos in this posting are by Dorie B. Thank you, Dorie.)

On April 11th, we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. First we had an informal coffee that was hosted by Theresa S.-M. and Darlene L.  Also, we had a “white elephant” sale at this meeting. Thank you to all who donated and shopped at the sale.

Hostess Darlene on the left and Hostess Theresa on the left.

2019 April GM Photo #7

Wonderful food, arrangement and decorations by the hostesses. Thank you, ladies.

Shoppers at our “white elephant” sale.

2019 April GM Photo #5

1st VP Mary B. at “white elephant” sale.

2019 April GM Photo #6

“White Elephant” Chairman Dayle B. Thank you Dayle for your work.

2019 April GM Photo #4

Member Ceme C.

2019 April GM Photo #2

Member Debra N. having her photo retaken by Arjuna D. for the 2019-2020 membership directory.

Member Maureen T. with a photo of her floral arrangement was chosen to be in the  Florida Federation of Garden Club’s (FFGC) 2020 calendar. Congratulation to Maureen.

Member Joan P. encouraging members to attend local informative floral arrangement classes.

Our program was “Nehrling’s Our Native Birds of Song & Beauty” which was presented by our own Theresa Schretzmann-Myers who also is very active in Nehrling Gardens. Thank you.

2019 April GM Photo #3

Our speaker Theresa Schretzmann-Myers

 

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 12th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30am and general meeting with speaker/program will be at 10am. Program will be announced later. Guests and new members are always welcome.

 

 

2019 Crazy Card Party

On March 14th, we had our annual crazy card party and luncheon (CCP). Thank you to all who attended, donated, set up and cleanup after the fundraiser. This year’s theme was “Lady Bug Bridge”. Thank you and see you next year!

 

 

 A few of the volunteers who set up the day before for CCP.

 

A few of the decorations at CCP created by Vicki H.

2019 CCP Photo #5

Everyone enjoying the crazy card game.

Schedule of Events

10:15      Doors open

10:30     Introductions – Peggy Collins
Welcome by President Bonnie Baum

11:00     Lunch will be served

11:45      Let the games begin

M.C. and Games Director: Jill Thompson

There will be three rounds of five hands each.  You will have time between each round to continue bidding on the Silent Auction and to buy raffle tickets.  Silent Auction cut-off is before game 11.

Luncheon Menu

Peggy’s Traditional Chicken Salad on Lettuce Leaf

Broccoli Slaw

Buttery Croissant

Vanilla Ice Cream with

Fresh Berries

(Biodegradable and recyclable products used)

Sponsors Helping Sponsors

The Windermere Garden Club is grateful to our many sponsors who make our scholarships and community projects possible.  We ask that all of you who have enjoyed today’s event take the enclosed insert with you and support these generous donors when you can.  Thanks to their support and yours, we are able to:

  • Donate scholarships to University of Florida & Valencia College Landscape Architecture and Environmental Horticulture students
  • Provide financial support for Wekiva Youth Camp, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
  • Maintain teaching garden at the Windermere Elementary School.
  • Sponsor Windermere’s Arbor Day
  • Support the Windermere Historic Schoolhouse restoration project
  • Support the rehabilitation of historic Nehrling Gardens as an education center and community resource

Please open the link to view a the businesses who donated items. Thank you.

Program Insert 2019