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Board Members

Board Minutes

Featured Garden

By Laws





Thursday March 8th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Nicky Hughes
Cabrillo Horticulture Dept.
and owner of  Gold Rush Nursery
Speaking on Propagation


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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 01/22/2018
Hosted by Cherry Thompson

Board Members: 
(President) Cherry Thompson
(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
(Plant Table) Allan Neymark, Jan Olafsson
(Refreshments) Marge Gregory
(Members at Large) Debbie Kindle, Evelyn and George Zhovreboff, Kate Riley

The January 22nd Board meeting was held at the home of Cherry Thompson. We enjoyed Joe’s delicious soup and a wonderful pot luck dinner after the evening tour.

Denise reported that the club made $92 from last month’s plant table, $245 from memberships, another $70 from donations, and that we have a total of $3580 in our bank account. There was discussion around basing our CGCI membership and liability insurance on a theoretical membership number of 95. Denise also submitted the 2017 balance sheet, showing income and expenses. After paying out $2000 in scholarships, we just about broke even.

Suzanne reports that we have 73 paid memberships for 2018, and 46 unpaid by last year’s roster.

There were people 45 attending the January meeting.

Marge will be asking for refreshment sign ups for March.

All but 4 vials of the plant hormone have been sold. George will split the 1 oz. sizes into
½ oz. vials. It was decided that we will sell 50 plant labels for $4.00. (the cost being $2.50)

Cherry will be unable to attend the February meeting, but Suzanne has agreed to chair the meeting.

Future meetings:
     February Heather Blume from Cabrillo on Australian plants
     March Helen Engelsberg/UCSC /propagation

Future board meetings:
     February 26 Lupe Allen
     March 26 Sim Gilbert
     April 24 April Barclay

Our next board meeting will be a potluck with no garden tour on February 26th at the home of Lupe Allen, in Aptos at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.