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By Laws





Thursday October 11th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Plant Sale & Swap


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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 08/27/2018
Hosted by Ilene Wilson

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

The August 27th Board meeting started with a Garden Tour at 6PM and then quiche & dessert provided by Ilene, & then the business meeting

DENISE sent a Treasurer’s Report-EXPENSES: $38 Rent
Membership $170 dues paid to Santa Clara Valley District
INCOME: $91 Plant Table last meeting, $80 T-Shirts sold

APRIL was in Colorado-44 present at last meeting

ILENE: Sept Speaker-John from Life Lab (notice sent to Coast Lines)

Membership Report from SUZANNE- 108


The suggestion of a Donation to Life Lab was discussed, including feedback from those queried via email and a decision to give a one time donation of $500 to Life Lab

LISE- suggests having a committee to organize special outings & wants an outing to Annie’s for the SPRING Party

ALLAN was out of town but provided a T-shirt update which was read.

Sept. 24 Janine Canada, 2655 Brommer St #43, Santa Cruz CA 95062
ALL ARE WELCOME (Suzanne will lead meeting in Cherry’s absence)

OCTOBER 22: Suzanne, 1633 Quail Hollow Rd, Ben Lomond CA 95005)

NOVEMBER 26th Board meeting needs a host