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By Laws





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

Featured Speaker:
Terry Lyngso on Soil Health


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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 4/22/2019
Hosted by April Barclay

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

The April 22nd board meeting was held at the home of Joanna Hall. Joanna’s vegetable garden is amazing this time of year.

Per Pat McVeigh :Expenses; $39.00. Income; $100.00 plant table, $70 T-shirts, $0 memberships, $0 donations. Account balance; $3128.89

There were 50 people attending the April meeting.

Per Suzanne, we now have 105 paid members.

The UCSC Arboretum reported out donation in their newsletter along with a photo taken at the meeting.

Time was spent planning for the upcoming plant exchange. Janine and Marge volunteered to work the intake table. We were reminded to bring extra flats and card tables. The instruction guide from Cherry is attached.

Marge stated that the people bringing refreshments to the June meeting are: Evelyn Zhovreboff, snack: Dorothy Kukla, dessert: Julie Pendergast, beverages. Thanks to them!

Future meetings:

May: Spring Plant Exchange
June: Terry from LYNGSO on soil health

Future board meetings:

May: no meeting
June: Anita McCreery

Our next board meeting will be on June 24th. The meeting will be held at 6pm at the home of Anita McCreery 5029 Winkle Ave, in Santa Cruz. All are welcome to attend.