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2019 May Officers’ Installation Luncheon

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.

 

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2019 April General Meeting

(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.

2019 April GM Photo #7

Wonderful food, arrangement and decorations by the hostesses. Thank you, ladies.

Shoppers at our “white elephant” sale.

2019 April GM Photo #5

1st VP Mary B. at “white elephant” sale.

2019 April GM Photo #6

“White Elephant” Chairman Dayle B. Thank you Dayle for your work.

2019 April GM Photo #4

Member Ceme C.

2019 April GM Photo #2

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.

2019 April GM Photo #3

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.

 

 

2019 Crazy Card Party

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.

2019 CCP Photo #5

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.

Luncheon Menu

Peggy’s Traditional Chicken Salad on Lettuce Leaf

Broccoli Slaw

Buttery Croissant

Vanilla Ice Cream with

Fresh Berries

(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:

  • Donate scholarships to University of Florida & Valencia College Landscape Architecture and Environmental Horticulture students
  • Provide financial support for Wekiva Youth Camp, sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
  • Maintain teaching garden at the Windermere Elementary School.
  • Sponsor Windermere’s Arbor Day
  • Support the Windermere Historic Schoolhouse restoration project
  • Support the rehabilitation of historic Nehrling Gardens as an education center and community resource

Please open the link to view a the businesses who donated items. Thank you.

Program Insert 2019

 

2019 March General Meeting

On March 7th at Windermere Town Hall, we had a board and a general meeting. Our program was preparing for our annual crazy card party and luncheon. We also had an election of officers for 2019-2021 club years. Elected were:

Incoming President Vicki Hearst

Continuing 1st VP Mary Black

Continuing 2nd VP Sherri Ang

Continuing Recording Sec. Jan Sgamma

Continuing Treasurer Dale Boardman

Continuing Corresponding Sec. Jackie Rapport

Our hostesses at the informal coffee between the board and general meeting served some delicious refreshments. Thank you very much.

2019 March General Photo #6

In red is Hostess Renda F. and the other hostess is Marie H.

 

Several floral arrangements created by hostess Marie H.

2019 March General Photo #5

Member Angela W. on the left & Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. enjoying the coffee.

2019 March General Photo #4

Members networking at the meeting.

Our next general meeting will be on Thursday, April 11th at Windermere Town Hall. Guests and new members are always welcome. An informal coffee and “white elephant” sale will be at 9:30am. The general meeting will begin at 10am with a program on “Nehrling’s Our Native Birds of Song & Beauty” which will be presented by Windermere Garden Club member and Nehrling Gardens’ board member Theresa Schretzmann-Myers.

2019 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 14th, we had an informal coffee and a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses were Paula R. and Joan P. Great job ladies!

2019 Feb. General Meeting Photo #7

Hostess Paula R. in red and Hostess Joan P.

Delicious valentine treats and beautiful valentine theme table settings provided by our hostesses.

Members network and socialize during the informal coffee.

At the last minute, our planned program to have a tour of Nehrling Gardens had to be canceled. Thank you to our own Vicki Hearst for agreeing to being our speaker! She did a wonderful program on creating long lasting color bowl plantings.  She had many helpful hints on the containers to use including harder plastics and other lighter weight containers which you can paint. Also to be sure to have plants that require the same amount of light in one container.

2019 Feb. General Meeting Photo #5Our member and speaker for our program, Vicki Hearst, showing how to change up part of a container planting as plants fade.

Members examine some of Vicki’s color bowl container plantings.

2019 Feb. General Meeting Photo #3

Vicki demonstrated that by just adding a sign, plastic Easter eggs, and a stuffed rabbit, we can make a color bowl into an Easter themed container planting.

Our next general meeting will be on March 7th, there will be a board meeting at 8:30am, informal coffee at 9:30am and a business meeting at 10am which will include last minute Crazy Card Party and Luncheon (CCP) Fundraiser arrangements. Plan to attend our CCP on March 14th by clicking on the tab above. $25/person and reservations due by March 7th. Call Peggy at 407-217-6526 for more information.

2019 Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 17th, just outside of Windermere Town Hall, we had our annual Florida Arbor Day tree planting. It featured a program by the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool and a tree climbing demo by Legends formerly Geezers in the Treezers. We planted a magnolia tree. After the event, cookies and juice were served to the preschool children and their family and friends in attendance. The refreshments were donated and served by garden club members. Thank you to the members.

Arbor Day Photo #7

Left to right: President Bonnie Baum, Arbor Day co-chairman Theresa S.-M., Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhm, and Arbor Day co-chairman Jackie R. Not shown Arbor Day co-chairman Peggy C. (Photo by Dori B.)

Arbor Day Photo #6Left is Windermere Union Church’s Pastor Barton and on right is Mayor Bruhm.

Arbor Day Photo #10A few of the volunteers at this event. Left to right: Paula R., Treasurer Mary Ann B., Carolyn B. and 2nd VP Sherri A.

Arbor Day Photo #11Windermere Police honor guard

Rest of the photos were taken by Dori B. Thank you Dori.

Legend tree climbing demonstration

Windermere Union Church Preschool Students

2019 Arbor Day Photo #4

Planting the magnolia tree. Left to right: Arbor Day Co-Chairman Theresa S.-M., Town Manager Robert Smith, Pastor Barton, President Bonnie B., and Mayor Bruhm

Our next event will be on Thursday, Feb. 14th which will be an informal coffee and business meeting at Windermere Town Hall at 9:30am and then we will carpool to tour Nehrling Gardens in near by Gotha as our program.

 

 

2019 January General Meeting

On January 10th, we had a general meeting with an informal coffee at Windermere Town Hall.

Since I was not able to attend, the description of the program was written by Jocelyn D. and the photos were taken by Dorie B. Thank you ladies!

“The program started with the announcement by Jocelyn D., Scholarship Committee Chair, that our two University of Florida students would not be able to attend this year. Instead, she read letters of acknowledgement from them. We hope that we will be able to meet Robert Edwards and Greta Gallina on some other occasion.

The meeting was then turned over to two students from Valencia College, a new contact for our club. Cherity Grover, a second-year student, but in her first year of Horticulture, started out, telling of her balancing act with four courses and a busy work schedule. Next Nicole Ward, an adult student whose academic had been interrupted by twenty years of family responsibilities, expressed her gratitude at the opportunity to resume pursuing her career in landscape design.

After the meeting, the club invited the students to lunch at Season 52, thus giving twelve of us a chance to get to know them better. We all felt happy about our new contact with Valencia College and are delighted with our new students, who will be an inspiration for us as we work for the Crazy Card Party!”

jan. 2019 hostesses

Our informal coffee hostesses in pink is Shirley M. and Denise H.

jocelyn deprez jan. 2019

Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D.

nicole ward 2019 jan.

Scholarship student Nicole Ward

cherity grover 2019 jan.

Scholarship student Cherity Grover

Our next event will be a tree planting at Windermere Town Hall on January 17th at 10am to celebrate FL Arbor Day. The event’s highlight is a program by the students of Windermere Union Church Preschool.