KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB
MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 17, 2007
Lori Y. called our meeting to order at the Redeemer United Methodist Church at 9:40 a.m.
Members Present: 27 members
Pledge of Allegiance:
Hospitality: Carol D.
Hostesses: Carol M, Annika M
Minutes: Minutes were distributed by e-mail and approved by the members.
Treasurer’s Report: Alice M. reported our bank balance as $6134.89.
Alice asked that we consider an increase in our Holiday donation. Maxine H. moved and it was seconded and approved that each charity would receive $300. this season.
It was approved to reimburse under $40. for plant sale soil.
Ways and Means: Please continue to bring items for donation.
Blanche Gray report – Thank you notes were passed out and the ribbon issue at Gordon was discussed . We need a Blanche Gray chair for next year.
May Plant Sale Update– The date for the plant sale is May 3, 2008. The community center has increased the rental fee from $171. to $481. Ideas for optional sites were entertained. A protest letter will be written. The issue of a chair for the plant sale was discussed.
Aloha Wright Grant – Nancy M. was requested to write an article for the local newspaper, informing readers that money is available for gardening related grants
Announcement – Diann K. will be away for approximately six months. For the time that she will be away the following members have stepped forward to stand in for her:
November - Pam W.
December - Nancy M.
January - Wendy T.
February - Mary S.
The possibility of a Spring cleanup day at the Kingston Cemetery was discussed. Sharon N. will do some research on the possibility.
Ann I asked for interest in wreath making at Bainbridge Gardens. The date is Thursday 12/6 from 1-3. Sign up at November meeting.
Design of the Day: Ann I. brought a display of garden squashes and gourds in an old needing bowl.
Show and Tell: Pam W. brought a myriad of flowers from her garden, Maxine H. brought many colorful leaves and Ann I. brought fennel.
Door Prizes: Ann I, Maxine H
1. Sharon N. announced that swags would be made on Saturday, 11/24 from 9-11 at the community Center. Bring greens (fir, cedar, holly, juniper…anything that would look lovely in swag), clippers and gloves. Its fun!
2. Gwen W. discussed the garden tour to England. Dates: May16-22, 2008. Cost is trying to be under $2500. More information next month. It will be on the web site.
3. The Play, “David and Lisa” will be playing at the new Kingston High School November 9, 10 and 11. Please support.
Tip of the Day: Ask Grandma before you taste. Snowberries are not edible
Next Meeting: November 14
Patrick Leuner from Leuner Landscape Design, Landscape Architect. Tweaking your Landscape Want to add some pizzazz to an existing landscape? Patrick Leuner, a noted landscape architect, will share some tricks of the trade to perk up your landscape. Patrick's expertise includes water gardens, native plants, as well as commercial installations.
Hostesses: January: Kathy M., Helen L., Maryann E. (thanks you for volunteering)
November: Door Prizes: Bobbi W, Annika M, Debbie W
November: Design of the Day: Maxine H.
The meeting adjourned at: 11:10 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, Ann I. (for Dawn V), Secretary
c2007 Kingston Garden Club