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Board Minutes

Featured Garden

By Laws





Thursday October 15th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Plant Sale and Swap

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 8/28/2017
Hosted by Pat McVeigh

Board Members: 

(President) Cherry Thompson
(VP) Ilene Wilson
(Secretary) April Barclay
(Treasurer) Denise Rossi
(Membership) Suzanne Caron (not present)
(Hospitality) Janine Canada (not present)
(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) Debbie Kindle, Evelyn and George Zhovreboff

The August 28th Board meeting was held at the home of Pat McVeigh. We enjoyed Pat’s maturing garden and vegetable area, and enjoyed a wonderful soup dinner.

Denise reported that the club made $66 from last month’s plant table, $15 on memberships, and that we have a total of $2286 in our bank account after paying $327 for our T shirt project.

Our membership now stands at 108 members and the non-paying ex members have been removed from the rolls.

There were people 38 attending the May meeting.

Marge reported that our refreshments are covered for September. She will be sending the names to Lise for the newsletter. We ended up with extra beverages this month.

Allan reported that he needed higher resolution pictures of the artwork for the T shirt project and was able to get this from Lise. He is waiting for a new proof from Chris at Cadillac Designs. His Facebook survey has received 10 responses so far.

Cherry distributed copies of the latest club membership forms.

Cherry gave updates on the passing of two club members, Denise Polk and Bunny Schmida.

Future meetings:
September: Paula Grainger, the English Herbalist
October:      Plant exchange
November:   Deena Gonzalves on mosaics

Future board meetings:
September 25:  Ilene Wilson
October 23:       Lise Bixler
November 27:    Debbie Kindle

Our next board meeting will be September 25th at the home of Ilene Wilson in Corralitos, at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.