Club Business, General Meetings

September 2022 General Meeting

WGC members met for the Sep 2022 general meeting after the summer break. A few landscaping projects related to the town of Windermere were completed during the summer. Members also met for summer luncheons once a month.

April H and Kim B did a wonderful job as hostesses and were thanked by all.

The September program included plant raffle & live auction of a few chosen plants.

Awards earned by club and members were announced by Bonnie B, Awards Chairperson. Mary Beth C won the Community Flower Award for the library flowers. Arjuna D and Shirin N entered the Art in Bloom and won. Jackie R and Vicki H won an award for the 2021 Environmental Education for Youth Award in regards to the Arbor Day celebration with the Windermere Church Preschool.

Members received information regarding the upcoming Disctrict VII flower show & were encouraged to participate by Maureen T & Suzanne M.

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General Meetings, Miscellaneous

May 2022 Events

May 2022 general meeting brought the WGC 2021-22 year to an end. It has been a fun ride. Summer luncheons will commence soon, after a 2 year break.

Theresa R was the lead hostess for the May general meeting. Carolyn R & Bonnie B also shared part of the hostessing responsibilities. Members enjoyed the summer themed spread.

Orange County MGV’s Bonnie T & Heather R spoke to WGC members regarding gardening myths. Members exchanged ideas/opinions with the MGV’s as part of this discussion.

WGC members also worked on the beautification of Windermere town office’s landscape during the month of May. Plant beds were spruced up by de-weeding & planting Caladiums.

Holiday Workdays

2014 Christmas Decorating Workday

On Wed. Dec. 3rd, Windermere Garden Club decorated Windermere Town Hall’s Christmas trees. One is a live tree inside the town hall and the other tree is on the back porch.

I was not able to attend, but from the photos taken by Maureen T. looks like a fun time was had by all. Thanks to everyone especially Chairman Carolin Warren.

 

Front Row L to R: Eleanor N., Joan P., Dale B., Denise H., Maureen T. Back Row L to R: Theresa, Vicki H., Paula R., Carolin W., Bonnie B., Carol W., Collen C.
Front Row L to R: Eleanor N., Joan P., Dale B., Denise H., Maureen T.
Back Row L to R: Theresa, Vicki H., Paula R., Carolin W., Bonnie B., Carol W., Collen C.

 

Paula R.
Paula R.

 

Joan P.
Joan P.

On top is Vicki H. and to the right is Carolin W. and to the left is Theresa.
On top is Vicki H. and to the right is Carolin W. and to the left is Theresa.

Beautiful blue and white Christmas Tree.
Beautiful blue and white Christmas Tree

Another wonderful Christmas Tree.
Another wonderful Christmas Tree

Arbor Day

2014 Florida Arbor Day

Our 2014 Florida Arbor Day tree planting was on Thursday, Jan.17th in front of Windermere Town Hall. We planted a Florida native cedar tree which will be used by the Town of Windermere as an outdoor Christmas tree going forward. The children of Windermere Union Church’s Preschool performed again this year and helped mulch the tree. Special thanks to everyone who helped make this a great tree planting especially co-chairmen Jackie Rapport and Peggy Collins.

Windermere Union Church Preschoolers with Windermere's  20 Year Tree City flag.
Windermere Union Church Preschoolers with Windermere’s 20 Year Tree City flag.

Members preparing refreshments for children
Members preparing refreshments for children

Jackie Rapport at the microphone. Jackie and President Peggy Collins were co-chairmen of the tree planting
Co-Chairman Jackie Rapport at the microphone.

2014 Arbor Day-Cedar Tree
Florida Native Cedar Tree we planted.

General Meetings, Scholarships

2014 January General Meeting

Article written by Donna Ditges; Photos by Donna Ditges

The January General Meeting held at Windermere Town Hall was well attended. We had a full agenda with a wonderful presentation by Merle DeLand, Vice President of Tampa Bay Begonia Society and a visit from the UCF students who received WGC’s horticultural scholarship.

Presentation: Begonias

If you missed this meeting, you missed some great information on Begonias. Merle DeLand told us everything we need to know about begonias and ¬†sold several different varieties for $5 each. Some valuable tips I learned is that they thrive in humidity, cooler temperatures and they must not have wet feet. They don’t like our hot summers, but they will do well outside if placed next to a pond waterfall or fountain and in shade, of course.

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Hostesses:
After the presentation, members enjoyed a short break with refreshments provided by members Denise Harbin, Carol Wolfe & Carolyn Gross.

Bonus Presentation:
Next, the recipients of the Windermere Garden Club Horticultural Scholarship, Sheila Scolano and Jules NeSmith, told us about their studies and projects. They were accompanied by their advisor, Amy Alexander. After the meeting, members of WGC took the students out to lunch at Westerly’s Restaurant in Metro West.

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