DUNNVILLE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
REGULAR MEETING

GRACE UNITED CHURCH

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

MEETING OPENED BY PRESIDENT JUDY JEFFERY WITH APPROXIMATELY 27 MEMBERS IN ATTENDENCE. PRESIDENT JUDY SPOKE ON WONDERFUL MUDCAT PARADE AND SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED. THE STAR OF THE SHOW WAS LUNA THE GREEN WINGED MACAW WITH DON DAVIS.

THANK YOU WAS EXPRESSED TO KAREN WALTHAM AND HER TEAM WHO PLANTED THE LOVELY FLOWER BEDS AROUND TOWN. KAREN EXPRESSED THANKS TO JAN LOOTS FOR HIS HELP IN ROTO TILLING THE FLOWER BEDS AND ALSO ADITZA WHO HELPED. KAREN EXPLAINED THAT CHARLIE HARTSELL WILL BE WATERING OUR FLOWER BEDS THIS YEAR AND ALSO THE 21 HANGING BASKETS SUPPLIED BY THE B.I.A. AT A COST.

THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY HAS SPONSORED AND DONATED THE NEW WATER FOUNTAIN IN FRONT OF THE ROYAL BANK. UNFORTUNATELY THE ELECTRICAL HOOK UP HAS TO BE MADE BEFORE IT WILL WORK. WE HAVE A PRIVATE BUSINESS ESTABLISHING THIS AND HOPE TO SEE RESULTS SOON.

PAT TAYLOR VAN NATTER INTRODUCED OUR GUEST SPEAKER, JOELLE SMITH, A MASTER FLORIST/MANAGER FROM OAKRIDGE GARDEN CENTRE, LOCATED AT 340 HWY # 20, RR# 1, HANNON. MANY TIPS OF ADVICE WHERE GIVEN AS SHE CREATED MANY DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS FROM VARIOUS FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN. WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE THAT ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS WERE LEFT TO BE RAFFLED OFF TO THE MEMBERS AND ALSO GIFT BAGS WERE GIVEN TO ALL. THANK YOU WAS EXPRESSED BY PAT TAYLOR VAN NATTER.

WE HAVE A NEW SEATING ARRANGEMENT WITH SMALL TABLES AND CHAIRS MAKING IT MUCH EASIER TO WRITE BITS OF ADVICE.

PRESIDENT JUDY JEFFERY SPOKE ON TERRIBLE RAINY DAY WE HAD FOR OUR PLANT & GARAGE SALE, BUT WE ALSO RAISED CLOSE TO $1200.00

THANKS TO THE STUPENDOUS EFFORT FROM ALL MEMBERS AS THIS IS OUR BIGGEST FUND RAISER OF THE YEAR.

THANKS WAS EXPRESSED TO REGINA LOOTS WHO HAS BEEN FAITHFULLY LOOKING AFTER ALL REFRESHMENTS AT EACH MEETING.

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE OVER THIS DUTY TO MAKE TEA, COFFEE, OBTAIN SUPPLIES OF MILK AND SUGAR AND ARRANGE DONATED DESSERTS.

PRESIDENT JUDY SPOKE ON UPCOMING TRILLIUM AWARDS. NOMINATION FORMS ARE ON EACH TABLE SO PLEASE NOMINATE ANY ADDRESS THAT IS WORTHY. BALLOT BOXES ARE ALSO IN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, LIBRARY, TD CANADA TRUST, JUDY’S PLANTS, GRAND ERIE.

VOLUNTEERS ARE JANICE, KELLY AND VAL TO HELP JUDGE.

THANKS EXPRESSED TO BETTY BALLANGER, IN CHARGE OF WAYS AND MEANS , WHO MADE A PROFIT OF $42.00 THIS MONTH.

JUDY’S PLANTS ALSO DONATED $14.00 FROM SALE OF HERBS AND VEGETABLES, AND 1 T-SHIRT WAS SOLD AT $8.00

PRESIDENT JUDY SPOKE ON UPCOMING GARDEN TOUR JULY 15TH. WE MEET AT 6:00 P.M. AT GRACE UNITED CHURCH AND CAR POOL. A HOT DOG B.B.Q. WILL BE HELD LATER AT HOME OF DORIS THOMSON, 502 MAIN STREET WEST, DUNNVILLE. EVERYONE WELCOME.

THURSDAY AUGUST 12 TH WILL BE AN EXECUTIVE MEETING AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. AT 7:00 P.M.

THURSDAY AUGUST 19TH WILL BE A SURPRISE MEETING, COME AND SEE WHAT IT IS! HELD AT 7:00 P.M. AT GRACE UNITED CHURCH

SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH WILL BE OUR ANNUAL FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW HELD AT GRANDVIEW LODGE. ENTRIES ARE RECEIVED FROM 9:00—12:00 AND THEN THEY ARE JUDGED AND DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC AT 4:00 P.M. VASES AND CONTAINERS ARE SUPPLIED. PLEASE TRY TO ENTER ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE A SHOW.

WELCOME EXPRESSED TO NEW MEMBERS; VAL LABATT AND HOLLY ?

THANK YOU EXPRESSED TO PAM BLANCHARD FOR RECORDING THE MINUTES OF PAST MEETING AND EXECUTIVE MEETING WHILE DORIS THOMSON WAS AWAY ON HOLIDAY. GREAT JOB YOU DID! COPIES WHERE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL EXECUTIVE AND MEMBERS AND ALSO THE MAY MEETING AND JUNE NEWSLETTER.

MEETING CLOSED AND DRAW FOR ARRANGEMENTS AND ALSO WAYS AND MEANS WAS HELD. REFRESHMENTS SERVED. DORIS THOMSON HAD AN ABUNDANCE OF EGYPTIAN PERENNIAL ONIONS THAT WHERE HANDED OUT FREE TO MEMBERS.


Doris Thomson, DHS Secretary

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