Our next general meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. Members , please check your email or contact President Vicki for the codes you will need to attend.
Since our club will not be meeting in person until after May 2020, we need to renew our 2020-2021 dues for membership for Windermere Garden Club by mail this year. If you have already renewed, thank you. If you have not renewed, please see below:
Please send your check for $30 made out to Windermere Garden Club with dues on the memo line to Mary Ann Boardman, 8986 Islesworth CT, Orlando, FL 32819-4819. Please mail in your check by May 15th. Thank you.
We received 3 awards from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) for 2019!
First, let me thank Bonnie B. our awards chair. Bonnie works very hard filling out the applications so that we can be eligible for awards. She takes and collects members photos and compiles information throughout the year. She fills out applications for each award category that she feels we most quality for and then turns in the applications in a timely manner. Without an active awards chairperson like Bonnie, all the wonderful things that we do would be over looked at Federation level. Thank you Bonnie!
So here our three awards that we won:
Award #2 Outstanding Leadership Award
For Outstanding Service in garden club work by an individual
Award recipient, Vicki Hearst
$50 cash prize
Award #17 -2B Decoration of a Historic Building Award
For Decoration of an Historic Building Windermere Town Hall – Candyland
The club will receive a check for $25.
We decorated the indoor Christmas tree, the mantel and the outside “Natural” tree.
After the take down of the tree, many of the decorations were donated to Molly Rae Elementary to be repurposed in their Spring carnival. Sadly, the carnival was postponed but the decorations are being stored in their PTSA storage closet for the future.
Additionally, we were recognized this year by the Town of Windermere and presented a plaque for more than 20 years of service to the town.
Special thanks to our Christmas Chair, Carolin Warren and all the WGC members that come out and help. Thank you for this year and all the past year’s hard work.
#29A Community Service Design Award (Civic Award)
The club will receive a check for $25.
Not only do our members create beautiful hospice flower arrangements that are delivered each month to the Ocoee Health Care Center, we also donated flowers to the center’s Mother’s Day celebration for all the residents.
Special thanks to the Hospice Flower Chair, Rena Farley, and all members who make and donate hospice flowers.
*The FFGC awards won by District VII clubs will be presented at the next District VII general meeting.
Thank you everyone for what you do to make our club great!
Until we meet again, stay healthy.
This year Florida’s Arbor Day was Jan. 17, 2020. In celebration on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, we had an annual tree planting in Windermere Town Square.
At the tree planting were left to right: Windermere Union Church Youth Minister LaTrell Harrison, Windermere Mayor Jim O’Brien, & Windermere Garden Club Co-chairman Jackie Rapport.
Windermere Police Color Guard participated.
A Tabebuia Tree we planted.
Children from Windermere Union Preschool preformed.
Cookies and apple juice served and donated by our members which we served to the preschool children and their family members who attended the tree planting.
Professional tree climbers who demonstrated their skills at both our tree planting and the annual Windermere Treebute on Saturday, Jan. 18th.
Plants handed out by our members for children who came by our booth at the Windermere Treebute. (Photo by Bonnie B.)
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.