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Next Board meeting
Monday, September 25th 6pm
at Suzanne Caron's
1633 Quail Hollow Rd, Ben Lomond
All are welcome.
Next General meeting:
Thursday, October 12th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
 2555 Mar Vista, Aptos
Stay safe and go Into the Garden!


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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 7/24/2023
Hosted by Marge Gregory

Board Members: 
(President) Cherry Thompson
(Vice President) Morgan Louis (not present)
(Secretary) April Barclay
(Treasurer) Dena Gonsalves
(Membership) Suzanne Caron (not present)
(Hospitality) Joanna Hall
(Newsletter) Lise Bixler (not present)
(Plant Table) Lupe Allen
(Plant Table) Evelyn and George Zhovreboff (not present)
(Refreshments) Marge Gregory
(Member at large) Debbie Kindle (not present)

Marge Gregory hosted the July board meeting. Marge’s large and colorful garden was wonderful. She has expanded plantings and accented with great garden art. We enjoyed a potluck meal before the meeting.

Per Dena Gonsalves: Our checking balance is currently $3247.. Rent of $75 was paid to the grange. The club paid $142 for our Santa Clara Valley District dues. The July plant table income was $40.50. Our expenses for the ice cream social were $29.96

We had 16 attendees at the last meeting, the ice cream social.

Suzanne reports that we currently have 84 paid members.

The August meeting will be a presentation by Lise Bixler on gardening with an artist’s eye. September will be Trish Hildinger on Horticultural Therapy.

Joanna Hall spoke about possible topics for future speakers. These include:
Native plants
Watsonville wetlands
Rare fruit growers
Kitayama’s gerbera daisies

The board also discussed potting up bulbs with the membership at the November meeting and having a garden oriented talk by chiropractor Lynn Jackson at the January meeting.

The next board meeting will be held August 28th at the home of Lupe Allen. A tour of her garden will begin at 6pm followed by a potluck dinner. All are welcome to attend.