MINDEN & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

GENERAL MEETING

TUESDAY JULY 8, 2014

 

TIME:                    7:00 pm
LOCATION:         Minden Community Centre
CHAIR:                 President, Mary Jane Irwin
ATTENDANCE: There were 33 in attendance.

 

Mary Jane Irwin presented a slide show on the Design Workshop facilitated by Pat Campbell on July 7th, at the Minden Legion from 10 – 2:30 pm. Nine people attended and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Samples of the Crescent and Movement designs made by the participants were on display.

 

MASTER GARDENER:

Pauline Plooard spoke on Edible Flowers.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

A panel consisting of Master Gardeners, Pauline Plooard & Marg Chambers, and Flower Show Committee members Jessie Geall & Margaret Giles answered questions from the audience on gardening and flower show related subjects.

 

OPENING REMARKS:

Mary Jane directed those planning on exhibiting in the Flower Show to the Flower Show section of the Yearbook, specifically pages 11-14 re: Entry Tags and Tips of Conditioning flowers. Rose Paliwoda provided information on the various types of containers appropriate in several categories. Izabel Janca noted that there are new additions in the Library on Flower arranging.

 

BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS

 

MINUTES:

Moved by Margaret Giles
Seconded by Sandria Garry
That the minutes of the June 2014 General Meeting be adopted as amended
CARRIED

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

The balance in the operating account at June 30, 2014 is $ 2493.05.

Moved by Karen Shirley
Seconded by Marg Chambers
“That the financial report be accepted as read”
CARRIED

 

COMMITTEE & EVENTS REPORTS

Community Gardens

Karen, Eli Welsh, Jessie & Anne have planted the Bridge. The Village Green is in need of weeding. Thursday July 10, 9 am volunteers are needed. Please see Liz if you are able to help.

Excursions

Joan Taylor thanked Susan Sheehan for a wonderful tour of L.M. Montgomery house. A very enjoyable day. The Members Garden Tour has been postponed. Suggested dates; August 23 or the Fall./

Flower Show

Sandria Garry, Tea Room co-ordinator has 3 spots to fill, has 34 pies, needs 41. Please see Sandria to sign up in these areas. Pies can be brought in Thursday or Friday morning. Melanie Hevesi, Advertising, has Ads in the Echo, Times, & Highlander and spots on Canoe & Moose Radio stations. More flyers are available to put up around town if needed. Sandwich boards are also being put out in designated areas. Margaret Giles asked for additional planters & musical instruments to help decorate the hall. Decorating will begin on Thursday morning at 9:00 am July 24.

Membership

Nancy reported we now have 101 members and 8 Junior members. The special draw was won by Anica |Sabel

T-Shirts & Well Wishes Cards

Elinor has no T-Shirts or Hoodies left. Society pins are available for $5.00 each. Cards have been sent to Susan Keller, Mother passed away, Gwen Turner, husband fell and Marilyn Burrows, husband Jim passed away.

 

OHA, DISTRICT 4 & OTHER MEETINGS

 

District 4 Awards Celebration
June 11th in Peterborough. Mary Jane & Rose attended. The theme for the day was Hawaiian and included lunch, a speaker on Orchids and a Silent auction.

OHA Convention
July 18 – 20 in Cornwall. Mary Jane & Rose will attend. There is an Art Competition.

District 4 Fall Seminar
October 25th in Lakefield

June Executive Meeting
Mary Jane reported on resolutions passed at the June executive meeting. A person must be present in order to win the door prize. Convention expenses will be covered to $200.00 each person. The district gives 25 year pins, therefore, our Society will give 20 year pins. Carrie’s flower bill was reduced by the amount used to purchase plants from Country Rose as Carrie’s was unable to supply our full order.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Twp Minden Hills
A thank you card has been received for beautifying our community & planting the Bridge boxes.

OHA
A copy of the Archivist’s report. Brantford is the oldest Horticultural society in Ontario, operating continuously for 162 years.

Community Care Durham
Gardens of Uxbridge Tour July 12th

Environment Haliburton
July 11th 7pm @ Community Centre, maude Barlow speaks on “Protecting Water in the Highlands.

 

 

Adjourn
Moved by Rose Paliwoda
“That the meeting be adjourned”  
Time 9:35pm

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