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Thursday December 13th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Silent Auction


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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 10/22/2018
Hosted by Suzanne Caron

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

The October 22nd Board meeting was held at the home of Suzanne Caron. We were able to see all of the new plantings that Suzanne had designed and tour her amazing workshop and latest glass creations.

We received a gracious thank you for our donation from the Life Lab organization.

Denise reported that the club made $114 from last month’s plant table. We took in $0 in memberships with $0 in donations. Allan took in an additional $75 from T-shirt sales. Our current balance is $2950.79. Allan stated that we need to sell 12 more T-shirts to break even. He will display the shirts at the upcoming meetings as Christmas gifts.

There were 43 people attending the October meeting.

Suzanne reported that the club membership stands at 109 members with the addition of no new members this past month.

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.

Future meetings:

   November: Bob the Bulb Baron
   December: Holiday Auction and party

Future board meetings:

   November 26: Marge (pot luck)
   December: no board meeting

Our next board meeting will be November 22nd at the home of Marge Gregory,129 Ramada Lane, Aptos at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.