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Thursday July 12th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Succulent Sundae Ice Cream Social.  Bring toppings and your gardening spirit for decadent deserts.


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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 06/25/2018
Hosted by Joanna Hall

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
(Refreshments) Marge Gregory
(Members at Large) Debbie Kindle
(Guests) George and Evelyn Z

The June 25th Board meeting was held at the home of Joanna Hall. Joanna and her husband served a wonderful home made pizza meal, after a tour of her newly renovated vegetable planting area.

Denise reported that the club made $87 from last month’s plant exchange, almost the exact amount that was earned last year. We took in $90 in memberships with $25 in donations. Allen took in an additional $55 from T-shirt sale. Our current balance is $3311.16. We have recently paid our website renewal for two years, and paid the CGCI our $233 annual dues.

There were 35 people attending the June meeting.

Marge stated that we need refreshment volunteers for August.

Suzanne reported that the club membership stands at 104 members with the addition of one new member this past month.

Discussion around the upcoming Ice Cream social: It was decided that having categories and judging is too complicated and seldom cooperated with. Instead we will have a raffle for the first 10 picks, and hand out the rest to attendees. Lise will be asking for toppings as usual in the newsletter.

We will be using the lovely seeds donated by Rene Shepherd for meeting prizes.

Future meetings:
   July Ice cream social
   August Ann Tuck, monarchs
   September John speaking on school life labs

Future board meetings:
   July 23 Allen Neymark (pot luck)
   August 27 Ilene Wilson
   September perhaps Lupe Allen

Our next board meeting will be July 23rd at the home of Allan Neymark, at 2561 N. Branciforte in Santa Cruz at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.