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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

 

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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.

 

2018 Holiday Luncheon/Dec. General Meeting

On Dec. 13th at Orange Tree Golf Club, we had our annual holiday luncheon with a short business meeting. The food and company were wonderful.  Everyone has a wonderful time. Also we had a food drive for the Christian Service Center. Thank you for your donations.

Door prizes included: 7 centerpieces created by Vicki H., 2 boxes of a Lenox Christmas votive candle holders and 1 boxed amaryllis donated by Nehrling Gardens who also sold boxed and potted amaryllis for a discounted price.

Thank you to Special Event Co-chairmen Jackie R. and Peggy C. for organizing this event. Sorry that Peggy C. was not able to attend to enjoy herself after her hard work.

See below two group photos of just a few of the 26 members who attended.

2018 Xmas Luncheon Photo #1Left to right: Dell H., Betty J. and Vicki H.

2018 Xmas Luncheon Photo #3Left to Right: Carolyn B. and Ceme C.

2018 Xmas Luncheon Photo #2Vicki H. with one of the 7 beautiful floral arrangements she created that were part of the door prizes given away at the luncheon.  Thank you and a great job, Vicki.

 

 

2018 Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

On Nov. 15th-16th, we hosted a free horticulture specialty flower show at Windermere Town Hall to celebrate our club’s 60th year as a Florida Federation of Garden Clubs federated club. The show was a contest of potted plants, orchids, and cuttings from yards with three special photography categories for Windermere Garden Club members only.

 

It was all hands on deck to make this show a success. Thank you to all of the members who helped with and entered the show.

Special thanks to our two flower show chairmen Joan P. and Jackie H. Also, a special thanks to Schedule Chairman Maureen T. and Horticulture Entries’ Chairman Darlene L. Thank you to Bonnie B. and Tanya C. for hosting the judges’ breakfast. Thank you to Recording Sec. Janet S. and her husband, Philip, who hosted the judges’ lunch at their home featuring Philip’s homemade pumpkin ravioli.

2018 Flower Show Photo #A

On entries set up day, left to right: Show’s co-chairman Jackie H., Historian Margaret S. and 2nd VP Mary B.

2018 Flower Show Photo #21

Light breakfast for the flower show judges provided by President Bonnie B. and other members of the garden club. Set up by Bonnie B. and Tanya C.

2018 Flower Show Photo #12

President Bonnie B. with table arrangements that matched the flower show’s  program/schedule which she created for the judges’ coffee. Great job.

2018 Flower Show Photo #19

Special table at the show with several of our scrapbooks from our club’s historian, Margaret S. Thank you Margaret for all of your work.

Thank you to everyone who entered the show and congratulation to all of the contestants that were winners.  Congratulation to President Bonnie B. who won the “people’s choice” award which was voted as the best entry at the show by the public with her donkey ear plant, Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri.

The following are photos of the horticultural show: