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Board Minutes

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By Laws





Thursday June 8th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Speaker Kristine Abrecht: "Growing Dahlias"

About the Board Meeting Minutes

All board meetings start at 6pm, ending between 7:30 and 8 PM. There are no Board meetings in December and February, otherwise, the meeting date is the 4th Monday in each month (note... not necessarily the LAST Monday). Our main task as a Board is to have the 7-9 PM monthly Gardeners Club meetings run smoothly.

We're somewhat informal, liking to spend time in gardens at meetings held during Daylight Savings months.  As further incentive for members to host a board meeting, we showcase their gardens in the Featured Garden section of our website.

During our meetings we try to stay on topic as much as possible, following an agenda. There should always be time to introduce new topics, but it is often necessary to put off decision making until something specific is formulated/researched and put to the Board. The general membership needs to be presented with information and have time to offer suggestions as well. Often, when the Board meeting minutes are read, there is a mention of a "discussion" on a topic, and that's a good time to have the topic brought up to the membership. Another way for issues to be brought to the attention of members is in the newsletter.

Gardeners’ Club Board meeting 3/27/2017
Hosted by Jan Olafsson

Board Members:
(President) Cherry Thompson
(VP) Ilene Wilson
(Secretary) April Barclay
(Treasurer) Denise Rossi
(Membership) Suzanne Caron (not present)
(Hospitality) Janine Canada (not present)
(Newsletter) Lise Bixler (not present)
(Plant Table) Lupe Allen, Joanna Hall, Jan Olafsson
(Plant Table) Allan Neymark
(Refreshments) Marge Gregory (not present)
(Members at Large) Debbie Kindle

The March 27th Board meeting was held at the home of Jan Olafsson. We toured her beautiful garden, admiring her wild meadow, covered with buttercups and wild orchids.The board members provided potluck items.

Denise reported that the plant table earned $87 this month, memberships earned $180 with an extra $21 in donations, and we have a total of $4175 in our account. We paid our insurance premium based on 95 members. Denise feels that we are doing well financially.

Scholarships: We were given the names of our four scholarship recipients. Marcia Meyer has told the board that Aaliyah Wilson form Costanoa HS, and Deisy Avila from Watsonville HS will receive scholarships. Bill Patterson has sent the names of Kirsten Fleming and Jamie Bossio from Cabrillo to be given scholarships.

Suzanne reported that we currently have 93 paid club renewals while 43 previous members are still unpaid. The board discussed dropping the unpaid members from the newsletter email list.

There were people 40 attending the November meeting, with one new attendee.

Ilene discussed possible upcoming speakers including Ken Foster from Terra Bella and the upcoming May plant exchange.

Our closed group Facebook page now has 37 members in the group.

Future meetings:

         April: Ken Foster
         May: Plant exchange

Future board meetings:

         April: Sim Gilbert
         June: April Barclay

Our next board meeting will be April 24th at the home of Sim Gilbert in Soquel, at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.