Invited to “Fun with Flowers”

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Everyone including the public is invited to our “Fun with Flowers” workshop on Thursday, Sept. 29th at Windermere Town Hall from 9:30am-12:20pm. NO EXPERIENCE required.

It is a one day floral arrangement workshop and class to make a fall arrangement for your home. Quick, fun and easy. All supplies are included except you must bring your own clippers.

Space is limited and the reservation deadline is Sept. 22nd. Cost is $20/person.

Contact Maureen at ne-tube@earthlink.net

 

2016 Sept. General Meeting

On Sept. 8, 2016, we had our first general meeting of the 2016-2017 club year at Windermere Town Hall.

We began with an informal coffee. Members Carolin W. and Vicki H.were our hostesses. They provided us with great food and snacks including homemade blueberry basil water. Thank you, ladies.

Yummy snacks by our hostesses, Vicki H. and Carolin W.

Yummy snacks by our hostesses, Vicki H. and Carolin W.

Lovely plants from Vicki H.'s yard for the beverage table.

Lovely plants from Vicki H.’s yard for the beverage table.

Left is Hostess Carolin W. and right is hostess Vicki H.

Left is Hostess Carolin W. and right is Hostess Vicki H.

As it has become an annual tradition, Tom MacCubbin was our first speaker for our 2016-2017 club year. He had many live plants and went over many garden tips for this time of year. He also awarded some of the members some of his wife Joani’s plant themed craft items for answering correctly FL plant capital questions.

Our speaker demonstrating the proper way to prune.

Our speaker demonstrating the proper way to prune.

Our speaker Tom MacCubbin

Our speaker Tom MacCubbin with a begonia.

Front to back: Joani MacCubbin, 1st VP Mary B., Tom MacCubbin, and President Bonnie B.

Front to back: Joani MacCubbin, 1st VP Mary B., Tom MacCubbin, and President Bonnie B.

Corrections-General Meeting Tomorrow

We hope you had a great summer and are ready to begin another exciting club year.

Windermere Garden Club will have its first GENERAL meeting for the 2016-2017 club year on Thursday, Sept. 8th at Windermere Town Hall.

An informal coffee will be at 9:30 am and the general meeting will begin at 10 am. Our speaker will be gardening expert Tom MacCubbin who will speak on “Gardening with Tom”.

2016 Dist. VII’s Traveling Trowel Award

At the Dist. VII’s 2016 Spring Meeting, Director Owaissa Vanderberg presented Windermere Garden Club’s President Bonnie B. with the new “traveling trowel” award.  At the 2016 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) state convention, our club won the most adult Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC)  awards in Dist. VII for 4 of our long term projects.

Community Design Service Award for Hospice Flowers

Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds for the Windermere Elementary School Butterfly Garden

Historic Preservation Award for the Windermere 1887 Schoolhouse Restoration-Landscaping

Arbor Day Celebration Award (This project also won 1st place in the Deep South Region which includes AL, FL, LA, MS and TN.)

We will be keeping the “traveling trowel” until the 2016 Fall Dist. VII meeting and then Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club will take possession of the “traveling trowel” award for winning the most junior FFGC awards.

Great job, Bonnie B. and thank you for doing all the paperwork so we could win these awards.

President Bonnie B. with Dist. VII's "traveling trowel" award

President Bonnie B. with Dist. VII’s “traveling trowel” award

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.