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By Laws





Next Board meeting Sept 26th 6pm at
Dottie Lechtenberg's
275 W. Phillips Rd. Watsonville CA
Next General meeting:
Fall Plant Exchange
Thursday, October 13th, 7PM at Aptos Grange
 2555 Mar Vista, Aptos
Stay safe and go Into the Garden!


The Gardeners' Club "Into the Garden" newsletter includes information about upcoming local events and helpful gardening techniques.  

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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 6/27/2022
Hosted by Suzanne Caron

Board Members: 
April Barclay, Secretary-unable to attend
Cherry Thompson, President
Marge Gregory, Refreshments
Lupe Allen, Plant Table-unable to attend
Suzanne Caron, Membership
Dena Gonsalves, Treasurer-unable to attend
Lise Bixler, Newsletter-unable to attend
Guests: Evelyn & George Zhovreboff

On June 27, 2022, a few of the Board members and guests George & Evelyn met at Suzanne Caron’s in Ben Lomond at 6pm. After a walk around her garden & lovely waterfall, there was a potluck dinner. A short business meeting followed. Dena Gonsalves, the Treasurer texted that the Bank balance is $4301.33 Rent was $55, and Suzanne had deposited $240 in membership & donations.

Suzanne reported that we have 71 paid members (22 were in attendance last meeting at the Grange) Suzanne & Cherry will go through the membership list and remove unpaid later. Suzanne mentioned changes that could be made to the Membership form to make it less confusing, and will talk to Lise at another time.

Suzanne received another letter about a possible copyright infringement issue but this may be a scam. There was discussion of increasing membership fee for paper copy recipients in 2023. She will purchase more stamps prior to increase in cost in July.

August 11th speaker Becky Adams has requested use of a projector. We need to revisit how to use it. The subject of her talk is Dahlias. She has sent her bio and photos to Lise for that newsletter. Joe has charged the battery on the projector and may be willing to help at the meeting.

The remaining discussion was about the upcoming Ice Cream Social at the July 14th meeting. 3x5 cards will be used for explanation for toppings and raffle tickets for Succulent Sundaes given to those members contributing.

Need JULY 25 Board meeting HOST