Dunnville Horticulture Society

DHS Monthly Program – Optimist Hall

July 2012

Meeting was opened by Judy Jeffery at 7:10 p.m. with a warm welcome to our members and guests. She introduced the head table and announced the assignment of Lori Maracle as our Vice President. It was a full house. There were 43 members present and 22 guests bringing the total to 65.


Refreshments were served at the start of the meeting. Pazzo Pizza donated 5 large slab pizzas, Tim Hortons donated 200 Timbits and Maura Cooper, Janice Croft, Rob Maracle and Kim Christoff added to the table as well.


Minutes: May’s minutes were distributed and read. There were no errors, omissions or questions. Ian moved to have the minutes accepted, Hellen Edyl seconded the motion and the motion was carried.


Treasurer’s report for June was posted with the LCD projector for all to follow along while Kim Christoff read the report. There were no errors or omissions.


Members to date: 111

Opening balance: $7019.07

Income: $550.00

Expenses: $1097. 36

Closing Balance: $6471.71



Mudcat Parade Lori Maracle gave a recap of the parade and what fun it was. Pam Blanchard and Janice Croft were thanked for the many hours they put in decorating the wagon. The owner of the wagon, Eric Hunter was thanked as well.


Trillium Award Program Lori gave an update on the Awards. The entries have now been tabulated and the winners will be announced shortly. It will go in the papers as well as having a letter delivered to each winner. We will be holding a special Awards ceremony in their honour at our September meeting where they will receive their awards. The papers and some local dignitaries have been invited.


Garden Walk Judy talked about the success of this year’s garden walk to Beth Powell’s which was followed by a BBQ at Judy’s. It was a great evening for all.



2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS It was put to the members that they should consider running for the board. Elections and the installation is held in November which gives people time to think about it and find out more.


Flower and Vegetable Show Judy told everyone that the show will be held on Saturday September 22 at the Optimist Hall. It is open to all members with several different categories. More information will be handed out at the August meeting and will be posted on the website.


GUEST SPEAKER was Natalie Diertz a liason with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Hunters and Anglers Association. She gave a power point presention on invasive species such as garlic mustard, hogweed, the Emerald Ash Borer and the Japanese beetle. Thanks Natalie


WAYS AND MEANS was held by Betty Ballanger. $57.75 was raised.


Meeting adjourned by Judy at 9:10 p.m.