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Next Board meeting & Potluck
Monday, May 27th, 2024 6pm
at April Barclay's
7158 Freedom Blvd, Aptos
Next General meeting:
Spring Bouquet Making
Please bring greenery, vases,
& flowers to share
Thursday, June 13th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
 2555 Mar Vista, Aptos
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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 4/29/2024
Hosted by Marge Gregory

Board Members: 
Evelyn & George Zhovreboff, Plant Table
Marge Gregory, Refreshments
Lupe Allen, Plant Table
Suzanne Caron, Membership (unable to attend)
Lise Bixler, Newsletter (unable to attend)
Debbie Kindle, Member at Large (unable to attend)
Joanna Hall, Hospitality (in UK)

The April 29th Board meeting was hosted by Marge Gregory . The 5 members in attendance toured her lovely eclectic garden and had a potluck prior to the business meeting.

Our Treasurer, Dena Gonsalves, will be moving to Sonora. We appreciate her service these last two years. She has turned over files Cherry can write checks and she and Suzanne can both deposit into the bank account.

Our checkbook balance is $3967.86. Expenses in April were rent of $88 paid to the Aptos Grange and $1500 for Scholarships. Income was 468.05 Plant Table ($265 for tomato plants).Kelly was gifted a T-shirt to thank her for her contributions of tomato seedlings.

Suzanne reported 77 paid memberships; we’ll drop unpaid from list. George furnished 99 stamps and was given reimbursement.

Discussion of the May 9th Plant Exchange. Notice sent to Sentinel
May 27th Board meeting at April Barclay’s & Lupe will host June.