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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 1/28/2018
Hosted by Cherry Thompson

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

The January 28th Board meeting was held at the home of Cherry and Joe Thompson. We omitted our usual garden tour because of darkness, but Joe made a wonderful chicken pot pie, and the rest of the board members contributed to a potluck meal.

Denise presented her final income and expense report for the year of 2018. We did well, but that included a one time $1000 memorial contribution from the children of Pat Williams.

Expenses; $38. Income; $23 plant table, $30 T-shirts, $435 memberships, $145 donations. Account balance; $3907.36.

There was some discussion around a donation to the UCSC Arboretum. It was decided to renew this discussion in June, after scholarships have been granted.

Pat McVeigh has graciously agreed to fill in as the interim treasurer as Denise has stepped down from that position. Thank you Pat!

There were 48 people attending the January meeting.

Suzanne reports that the club membership currently stands at 83 paid members.

Lise and Lupe both requested a field trip to Annie’s Annuals in Richmond this spring. There was discussion around a trip on Mother’s Day to the annual party.

Marge informed the board that the refreshments for February will be provided by Pat McVeigh, desserts, Debbie Kindle, snacks and Denise Rossi, beverages.

Marcia Meyers reminded us that the HS scholarship nominations are due by February 22nd.

Future meetings:

February: Lise Bixler, Thailand / hat raffle
March: Andrew Wall, Suncrest nurseries

Future board meetings:

February: Marge Gregory, pot luck
March: April Barclay: pot luck
April: Joanna Hall
May: Janine Canada

Our next board meeting will be February 25th, 6PM at the home of Marge Gregory, 129 Ramada Lane, Aptos. All are welcome to attend.