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Next Board meeting
Thursday, Mar. 27th 6pm
Potuluck at Dena Gonsalves's
3145 Salisbury Dr, Santa Cruz
(off Paul Sweet Rd by Dominican)
Next General meeting:
Speaker Golden Love from Golden Love Landscape
Thursday, March 9th, 7PM at 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.

REPORT TO THE GARDENERS’ CLUB BOARD in lieu of February Board meeting:
By Cherry Thompson, President

Board Members: 
April Barclay, Secretary
Marge Gregory, Refreshments
Lupe Allen, Plant Table
Suzanne Caron, Membership
Dena Gonsalves, Treasurer
Lise Bixler, Newsletter
Debbie Kindle, Member at Large
Pat McVeigh, Member at Large
Evelyn & George Zhovreboff
Morgan Louis, VP in charge of Speakers/Programs

April counted 25 at the February 9th general meeting. Suzanne says we have a membership total of 53 paid for 2023.

Dena reports that the checking account balance is $4779.92, after paying $100 to Cynthia Sandberg (speaker), $75 to the Aptos Grange, and $60 reimbursement to Lise for the Printing costs and $25 gift certificate (raffle prize). She deposited $66 for Plant Table income for Jan/Feb. Suzanne had deposited $90 for memberships & a $15 donation. We have received the insurance certificate.

Morgan reports that the speaker for the March 9th meeting will be Golden Love of Golden Love Landscaping. Morgan wants to do a Compost presentation at some point. He will contact Heather or Peter at Cabrillo regarding a talk about hydroponics/aquaponics, perhaps for the April meeting.

Bill Patterson reports that Heather at Cabrillo Horticulture said she had good prospects for us to choose three scholarship awardees. Will reach out to her next week Bill plans on submitting the final selections for Board Approval by the end of March to be presented to our members at our April General Meeting, hopefully by Heather.

Dena Gonsalves will host the March 27th Board meeting, 3145 Salisbury Dr, Santa Cruz (off Paul Sweet Rd by Dominican) She will not be at the March 9th general meeting. Sim Gilbert will host in April.