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.
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Inspired Gardener Nominee

On Thursday, May 4th at the Dist. VII Spring Meeting, Windermere GC member Vicki Hearst was recognized as our club’s nominee for the “Inspired Gardener” for Dist. VII.  The Inspired Gardener award is for garden club members who are very active in gardening but who are not officers or chairman at the state or national level.

Vicki was not selected as the district’s “Inspired Gardener” but we are still very proud of her. Her work at the butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School and designing the new landscaping at the 1887 Windermere Historical Schoolhouse, Crazy Card Party Fundraiser Decoration Chairman,  and many other club projects throughout the years has made her quite an asset. She not only was an asset for our club but to her church, friends, and family for floral arrangements she has created and landscaping advice she has given.

Our new District VII Director Sue Roberts recognizing Vicki Hearst as our club’s nominee for the “Inspired Gardener”.

L to R: Outgoing Dist. VII Director Owaissa Vanderberg, Vicki Hearst- Windermere GC, Outgoing FFGC President Arlene Rand, Inspired Gardener Winner Katy Daniell-Orlando GC, Emily Bader-Winter Park GC, Yvonne Wolfe-Lakes & Hills GC, Louise Gould-Sweetwater Oaks GC. Not shown Greta Kennen-Clermont GC.

 

2017 Tri-Council’s Waterwise Conference and Plant Sale

On Wed. Jun 7th, Florida Federation of Garden Club’s (FFGC) Tri-Council will be hosting “Water, Water, Everywhere Will there be enough to drink?” event to celebrate National Garden Week and National Consultants Day.
This is an all day event will be at FFGC Headquarters in Winter Park, FL and Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL. A box lunch, tour of Leu Gardens, speakers, and plant sale are included in the $25/person cost. The deadline to sign up is June 1st.

Please open BOTH of the attachments to sign up for this informative and fun event. One is the flyer and the other is the registation form which you MUST print out, fill out and return with your check. You do not need to be a consultant or be or even know a garden club member to attend. 

 

For all current garden club/circle members, bring a guest and receive an entry into a special raffle. See registration attachment for more information.

If you can not open the attachments then go to this website:  http://www.districtx.org/upcomingevents.html

 

2017 April Projects Field Trip

On Wednesday, April 19th, we first attending the dedication of Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. It was co-created by two student’s mothers, Amalie Skorman and Stephanie Gisler-Rashid. Amalie Skorman is a Windermere Garden Club member.

Windermere Elementary Learning Garden co-Creator and Garden Club member Amalie Skorman

Shown at the ribbon “cutting” are the two parents who were the founders of Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. The one in long white pants is Stephanie G.-R. and the other one is Windermere GC member Amalie S.

Windermere GC members at the dedication of Windermere Elementary Learning Garden. L to R: Outgoing 2nd VP Maureen T., Diana L., Treasurer Mary Ann “Dale” B., President Bonnie B., Incoming Hostess Chairman Carolyn B.

Windermere GC Member Carolyn B. pointing out a plant in the Learning Garden to Windermere GC Community Garden Co-Chairman Vicki H.

Mrs. Frank with 4th and 5th grade chorus performing “Agents of Change”

Some of the supporters of the Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. Windermere Garden Club members include on the far left Windermere GC President Bonnie B., Windermere GC Community Gardens Co-chairman Vicki H,, and on the right with the hat Community Gardens Co-Chairman Jackie R. and in the green shirt kneeling with black long pants Windermere GC member Theresa S.-M. and also kneeling in the green shirt with black skirt Windermere GC member Amalie S.

Volunteers setting up refreshments

Cabbage & Dill

Huge cabbage and dill

Tomato, basil and rosemary

Next, we visited the butterfly garden which was also on the school grounds.  Windermere Garden Club Community Gardens Co-Chairman Vicki H. gave us a very detailed tour.

Left side of butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School

Right side of Butterfly Garden at Windermere Elementary School.

View of right side of butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School

View of the left side of the butterfly garden at Windermere Elementary School.

Finally, we visited the wildflower garden at the school which was where the air conditioning units for the school were located before they were moved to the roof. Windermere GC member Theresa S.-Myers gave us the tour.

Finally, we drove over to the Windermere 1887 Historic Schoolhouse. Windermere GC’s Vicki Hearst has designed the landscaping and the club has donated both time and funds for this landscaping.

Community Garden Co-Chairman Vicki H. shows us the needle palm used by native americans for sewing needles at the 1887 Old Schoolhouse.

Inside the 1887 Old Schoolhouse in Windermere

 

 

 

 

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.