New Date for March 2018 GENERAL Meeting and New Time for BOARD Meeting

Due to our annual fundraiser Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP), our general meeting in March 2018 will be the FIRST Thursday in March which is March 1st at Windermere Town Hall.

Our BOARD meeting will be on the same day and location at a new time of 8:30 am.

Our usual informal coffee before the general meeting will begin at 9:30 am and the general meeting will begin at 10 am with our speaker Director of Harry P. Leu Gardens, Robert Bowden, presenting a program on camellias.

As always, visitors are welcome at the GENERAL meeting AND the informal coffee.

Note: To attend the CCP a week later, please click TODAY on the “annual crazy card party and luncheon” tab at the top of our website’s page.  You do not want to miss this fun event.


2018 Feb. General Meeting

On Thursday, Feb. 8th, we had our usually general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. The informal coffee was hosted by Peggy C. and Tanya C.  There was a St. Valentine’s theme table featuring delicious  sandwiches by Peggy. Peggy also brought the centerpiece and some wonderful orchids from her home. Thank you to Tanya and Peggy.

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Our hostesses: Tanya and Peggy. Peggy is wearing a red shirt.

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Beautiful orchids at the sign in table from Hostesses Peggy’s yard.

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Corresponding Sec. Jackie R.

Our program was a presentation by Jennifer Mitchell from St. Johns River Water Management. She explained that water bottlers and soda companies use on 1% of the water usage in the water district and of that 99% are used by companies that sell bottled water. Also, she explained that state law makes it easy for water bottle companies to get rights use Florida water. I was also surprised to find out that each Floridian household uses up to 91 gallons of water daily.

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Left to Right: 1st VP Mary B. and our speaker Jennifer Mitchell

2018 Jan. General Meeting

On Thursday, Jan. 11th, we had an informal coffee and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

The hostesses for the informal coffee were Maria H. and Dayle B.  The tables and floral arrangements were beautiful. Also, the food and drinks were very yummy.  Great job and thank you.

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Hostesses Maria H. on the right and Dayle B. on the left are at the snack table. The floral arrangement in the photo was created by Dayle B.

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Check-in table arrangement created by Hostesses Marie H.

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Floral Arrangement was created by Hostess Maria H. for the beverage table.

Our program were the scholarship students and their advisors giving powerpoint presentations on their studies and events at the University of Florida at Gainesville and Apopka. After the meeting, the club treated the students and faculty to a lunch  at Seasons 52.  For the garden club members joining them,  it was “dutch treat” for them.

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L to R: Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D., Apopka Campus Academic Advisor Angela Colonna, Scholarship Student Travis Marois, Assistant Professor Brian Pearson, Scholarship Student Paula Brito, Main Campus Academic Advisor Amy Vasquez

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A small sample of the plants that Scholarship Student Travis Marois gave to the club members attending the meeting to try out in their gardens and indoor pots. Many thanks to Travis.

Our next general meeting with informal coffee will be on Thursday, Feb. 8th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will begin at 9:30am and the general meeting will begin at 10 am with a program presented by Jennifer Mitchell of the St. Johns River Water Management District.

As always, guests are welcome to attend!






2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Windermere Garden Club in cooperation with the Town of Windermere’s Tree Board had a Florida Arbor Day tree planting.

Long time Windermere GC Arbor Day Committee Co-Chairmen Jackie R. and Peggy C. were not able to actively volunteer at this event this year and they were sorely missed!

The highlight of the tree planting was the musical program presented by the Windermere Union Church preschoolers.

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Windermere Union Church Preschool entertained the whole crowd with their musical program.

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Windermere Garden Club’s President Bonnie B. was the master of ceremonies.

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Windermere Police Dept. Honor Guard presented the colors.

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Reb. Barton Buchanan of Windermere Union Church gave the invocation.

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President Bonnie B. and Windermere Mayor Bruhn just before he presented the Proclamation.

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Town of Windermere’s Tree Board Chairman & Windermere Garden Club’s Arbor Day Co-Chairman Theresa S.-M.

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Shown are some of the Windermere Garden Club members who helped with serving refreshments to the preschoolers, their family and friends.  The refreshments were donated by many garden club members.  L to R: Carolyn B., Paula R., Tanya C., and Janet S.


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Preschoolers helped “plant” the live oak provided by the Windermere Garden Club & Windermere Tree Board.


Jan. 11th Meeting Announcement

On Thursday, Jan. 11th, Windermere GC will be having a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Our scholarship students and their advisor will be speaking.

There will be a “dutch treat” lunch at Season 52 after the meeting  with our scholarship students and advisor. At the beginning of the meeting, we will be taking a count of members who wish to attend the lunch so we can make a reservation at a restaurant.

2017 Holiday Luncheon/Dec. General Meeting

On Thursday, Dec. 14th at the home of Ceme Curley, we had a Christmas luncheon with a short business meeting.  Many thanks to Ceme and Hostess  Co-Chairman Peggy Collins as well as other members who helped for a job well done.

Wishing absent Hostess Co-Chairman Jackie Rapport as quick return to perfect health. You were missed.

Thanks to 3rd VP Sherri Ang for the photos in this post.

20171214_114413A few of our members socializing at the annual Christmas Luncheon which was catered this year. L to R: Vicki Hearst, Betsy Whittington, and Peggy Collins


2017 Xmas Party #21st VP Mary Black is wearing a black beret & is standing next to President Bonnie Baum


20171214_103021One of the tables at the Holiday Luncheon


2017 Xmas Party #4One of many poinsettia plants that were won by some of the members at the luncheon.

2017 Christmas Workday

On November 29th, we had a workday to decorate Windermere Town Hall for the upcoming holiday season. Many thanks to everyone who showed up to work on this project at the last minute. Photos by Bonnie Baum.

Back Row is Town Hall's Quninton, Sandy Woodard, Paula Rodgers, Diane Lambert, Bonnie Baum, Diana Touchstone, Front row is in red Carolin Warren in green Vicki Hearst

In front row: Christmas Chairman Carolin Warren in red and Vicki Hearst in green. In back row: left to right Town Hall Staffer “Quinton”, Sandy Woodard, Paula Rodgers, Diane Lambert, President Bonnie Baum, and Diana Touchstone

Diana Touchstone

Diana Touchstone

Diane Lambert

Diane Lambert

In black Paula Rodgers, in pink Dayle Betlock

Left to right: Paula Rodgers, Joan Prasky, and Dayle Betlock


In green Vicki Hearst and Diana Touchstone

Vicki Hearst with snowflake and Diana Touchstone

In red Carolin Warren and Vicki Hearst

Carolin Warren in red and Vicki Hearst in green.