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Thursday March 14th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

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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 11/26/2018
Hosted by Marg Gregory

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

The November 26th Board meeting was held at the home of Marge Gregory. We omitted our usual garden tour because of darkness, but had a great potluck meal.

Denise was in Louisiana, hence, no financial report.

There were 35 people attending the October meeting.

Denise has indicated that this will be her last year as treasurer and is soliciting a replacement. The rest of the board members stated that they are willing to keep serving in the same positions for the upcoming year.

Marge has place settings for 76, and will be buying new table cloths. We will supply greens for the tables and a few extra tables for the auction. Cherry will request use of the kitchen. Cherry also distributed extra auction forms to the board members present. None need to be copied.

With discussion, we decided to fund two scholarships for high school students, and two for Cabrillo horticulture students. Even though Cabrillo is offering free tuition for the first year, students still will need funds for books, transportation and the like.

Future meetings:

    December: Holiday Auction and party

Future board meetings:

    December: no board meeting
    January: Cherry Thompson pot luck
    February: April Barclay pot luck

Our next board meeting will be January 28th, 6PM at the home of Cherry Thompson at 3315 Putter Drive, Soquel at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.