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Possible plant exchange in Grange parking lot on September 10th - TBA
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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 2/24/2020
Hosted by Cherry Thompson

Board Members: 
(President) Cherry Thompson
(VP) Ilene Wilson
(Secretary) April Barclay
(Treasurer) Pat McVeigh
(Membership) Suzanne Caron
(Hospitality) Janine Canada (not present)
(Newsletter) Lise Bixler (not present)
(Plant Table) Lupe Allen
(Plant Table) Jan Olafsson (not present)
(Refreshments) Marge Gregory
(at large) Debbie Kindle
(at large) Dena Gonsalves (not present)

The February 24th board meeting was held at the home of Cherry and Joe Thompson. Because of darkness we were unable to have a true garden tour, but enjoyed a great potluck meal anchored by wonderful soup and home baked bread prepared by Joe.

Per Pat McVeigh: Expenses; $39.00 rent, $527.00 new digital projector, Income; $408.00. Account balance; $4191.21

Pat McVeigh is ready to turn over her responsibilities as treasurer. The board would really like to hear from the membership with a volunteer.

There were 38 attending the February meeting.

Suzanne reports that we have 73 members paid for 2020. Cherry will be sending an email reminding those who have not renewed.

Marge will be putting out the sign up sheet for refreshments for the April and future meetings. March: Deena Gonsalvez, dessert, Sim Gilbert contributing for beverages, Maria Beckham, snacks.

Dena Gonzalves has volunteered to help Lupe man the plant table in the absence of Jan (after her knee surgery) for the months of March and April.

We sold 14 of the remaining garden T-shirts at the last meeting. The price of $10 was popular. The remaining inventory includes, 4 XL short sleeve blue, 2LG short sleeve blue, 5 M short sleeve blue, 1 LG long sleeve blue, 1 XL long sleeve blue, 2 XL short sleeve gray.

We will be contacting Randy from the grange about repairing the faucet at the sink by the back door.

We are looking for a speaker to talk on the subject of chrysanthemums.

We had a brief tutorial on the use of the new digital projector. It is an amazing device and a real upgrade from our current projector. Good work Cherry!

Future meetings:

March: Stacy Philpott, ecology and benefits of gardening
April:   Scholarship meeting
May:    Spring plant exchange
June:   Speaker or flower arranging?
July:    Ice Cream Social

Future board meetings:

March 23rd: Janine Canada 2655 Brommer St., Santa Cruz
April 27th:   Ilene Wilson, 100 Howell Lane, Corralitos
May 25th:    no meeting
June 22nd:   Sim Gilbert (tentatively)

Our next board meeting will be on March 23rd. The meeting will be held at 6pm at the home of Janine Canada, 2655 Brommer St, Santa Cruz. We will have a potluck. All are welcome to attend.