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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 09/24/2018
Hosted by Janine Canada

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

The September 24th Board meeting was held at the home of Janine Canada. We were able to see Janine’s lovely new home, and tour all of her future garden spots. She has a wonderful park area just across the street to use and explore.

Denise reported that the club made $15 from last month’s plant table. We took in $35 in memberships with $30 in donations. Allen took in an additional $68 from T-shirt sales. Our current balance is $2802.79.

There were 24 people attending the September meeting.

We discussed the usual pre plant sale set up. We need to remember to move the large chairs to the main room, bring extra boxes and tables, and will begin set up at 6PM. The meeting will start at 7:15 PM. Cherry will bring 2 card tables. Denise will print more tally forms if needed.

Marge and Janine will be manning the front plant intake table. They will be discouraging the donation of plastic pots. We will be asking that the membership hold their purchases till Denise is able to do her own plant shopping. The board members voted down the wearing of hats, but encouraged the wearing of Garden Club T-shirts.

Suzanne reported that the club membership stands at 109 members with the addition of several new members this past month.

Lise had suggested the formation of a committee to organize special outings. Among those might be a trip to Annie’s Annuals for the spring. It was decided to table discussion till Lise can attend the meeting.

Future meetings:

    October: Fall plant exchange
    November: Bob the Bulb Barron
    December: Holiday Auction and party

Future board meetings:

    October 22: Suzanne Caron (pot luck)