Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

68 people signed in as we resumed our program night after the summer break. Debbie Thomas warmly welcomed guests and members to the evening.

Brief business updates by Debbie Thomas and Deb Zynomirski included:
-housekeeping: please don’t smoke by the front entrance

-Sept. 30: District 9 Fall Forum, Roselawn Centre, 296 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne. Poster at back with full details as well as on our website.

-Oct. 4, 12:30pm: Central Park Tree Planting Ceremony. All welcome to attend.

-Oct. 19: Next program night with Fun fall flower & vegetable show, 4H/Jr. Gardener awards night. Forms distributed and on our website. Come early with items.

-Nominations open for 2018 Board of Directors. Stepping down: Mary Lou Johnson, Betty Ballanger, Rob & Sandi Marr. Please consider these board openings.

-DHS received $10,000. from the Mayor’s Gala

-Sept. 23: Centennial Park & Fountain Project Rededication. Volunteers needed to help with parking & childrens’ activities. Show your DHS pride and support by attending this great, family event.

-On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, Don Zynomirski commended DHS for our hard work. He highlighted Sept. 30 concert/supper sponsored by the Optimist Club.

Refreshment break was announced. Tonight’s refreshment volunteers were thanked: Keith & Marie Bak, Bev & Wray McLean, Beth Powell, Sandra Gill, and Lorraine Stevenson. October refreshments will be provided by the 4H Club.

Our guest, David Culp was introduced. David shared his passion for “Bonsai” and sparked our interest with his knowledgeable presentation. Time was allowed for questions and answers. David donated two Bonsai books which were won by Sandra Gill and Kim Christoff. He also brought some of his bonsai plants for display.

Kitchen & refreshment donations were: $50.50. Thanks to all who contributed.

Everyone was dismissed with a grateful appreciation to all who made this evening an enjoyable time.

Sandi Marr, DHS Secretary


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