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2019 May 14th General Meeting on Zoom

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.

Time to Pay 2020-2021 Renewal Dues

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.

 

2019-2020 Awards

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)

Hospice Flowers

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.

Vicki Hearst

President

2010 FL Arbor Day

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.

 

2020 Arbor Day Photo # 3

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.

2020 Arbor Day Photo # 6

Windermere Police Color Guard participated.

2020 Arbor Day Photo # 2

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.)

Recognized by town council

Recently our club was recognized by Windermere Town Council for decorating the town hall’s indoor holiday tree and the tree on the back porch of town hall.

2019 Town Hall Christmas Workday

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.

 

2019 November General Meeting

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.

 

Members networking

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.