On Dec. 4th, Windermere Garden Club decorated the live Christmas tree inside Windermere Town Hall. The theme this year is “Candyland”. Thank you and great job ladies. Photos by Arjuna D.
On Nov. 14th, we had a general meeting with an informal coffee and a ways & means sale at Windermere Town Hall.
Our informal coffee hostesses were Carol R. in white and Angela W. Great job ladies. Photo by Arjuna D.
Centerpiece for snack table. Photo by Debra N.
Joan P. enjoying snacks while talking with Barbara B.
Delicious snacks at the informal coffee. Webmaster Tanya C. photo by Debra N.
Our program topic was on Pot-et- Fleur Flower Arrangements which is the marriage of potted plants and cut flowers. It is not a mini landscape or scene but has all of the form and the flow of traditional floral arrangement. President Vicki H. and Co-Flower Show Chairman Maureen T. demonstrated several designs and many of them were raffled off. Thank you!
Vicki H., photo by Arjuna D.
Maureen T. photo by Arjuna D.
Arrangements that were raffled off. Photo by Arjuna D.
Shoppers at Ways & Means Sale. Photo by Arjuna D.
Our next “general” meeting will be a catered Christmas Luncheon with a short business meeting on Thursday, December 12th at 11am at Windermere Town Hall. Advance $20/person reservations required by Dec. 8th. See other post or call Jackie at 407-876-5789. Guest are always welcome.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Short General Meeting and
Holiday Luncheon at Town Hall
Sign in is at 11:00 and meeting begins at 11:30. Guests are welcome to attend.
Come see our “Candyland” tree and bring a friend and a bottle of wine to share if you wish.
Christmas Luncheon Menu:
Chicken Marsala and Fettuccini Alfredo
Green Salad with Gorgonzola, apples and sliced almonds
Mulled Cider (hot or cold depending on weather)
Iced tea and Coffee
The cost is $20 per person and advanced payment is required.
If you did not pay at the Nov. 14th general meeting, then mail your check to Windermere Garden Club, PO Box 502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502
Please indicate “Christmas Luncheon” on check.
Cutoff date for registration and payment will be December 8th.
Questions? Call Jackie at 407-876-5789.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
Wonderful food, arrangement and decorations by the hostesses. Thank you, ladies.
Shoppers at our “white elephant” sale.
1st VP Mary B. at “white elephant” sale.
“White Elephant” Chairman Dayle B. Thank you Dayle for your work.
Member Ceme C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peggy’s Traditional Chicken Salad on Lettuce Leaf
Vanilla Ice Cream with
(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:
Please open the link to view a the businesses who donated items. Thank you.