MINDEN & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

 

TIME:                    7:00 pm
LOCATION:         Minden Community Centre
CHAIR:                 President, Mary Jane Irwin
ATTENDANCE: There were 39 in attendance.

Mary Jane Irwin welcomed everyone and introduced the Master Gardeners.

 

MASTER GARDENER:

Sue Flinders-Adams presented a talk on the identification and care of the Christmas Cactus.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Liz Case introduced the guest speaker, Linda Howes of Fenelon Falls. She spoke on Soap Making & the Importance of What You Put on Your Body.

 

BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS

 

MINUTES:          

Moved by Margaret Giles
Seconded by Barbara Messner
“That the minutes of the August 2014 General Meeting be adopted as circulated”
CARRIED

FINANCIAL REPORT:

The balance in the operating account at July 31, 2014 is $ 2078.67

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

 

COMMITTEE & EVENTS REPORTS

Attendance & Door Prize:

There were 39 in attendance. The Door Prize was won by Julia Donnelly.

Community Gardens

Karen Shirley thanked all the volunteers for all the help keeping the gardens looking great. Please note – . CLEAN UP DAY IS OCTOBER 14TH 10 am, a change from the date listed in the Yearbook. Three Ivory Silk Lilac trees will be purchased for Fall planting. MJ & Karen met with Mark Coleman of the Township to confirm the planting location by the Arena. They will be planted 8’ apart. It is suggested that we purchase 3 plaques, 2 to be engraved for the memorial trees and a third one blank for future use. Rose O’Dell hopes to attend the planting. The membership will be notified when the official ceremony occurs in the Spring.

Flower Show

The profit from the Flower Show was incorrectly reported at the last General Meeting. The income was $994.00, with expenses of $710.92, which leaves a profit of $283.08. A Pot Luck Lunch is planned at Margaret Giles’ house on September 9th beginning at 10:30 am to prepare the theme, booklet, etc. for Flower Show Aug. 7-8, 2015. The beautiful decorations we enjoyed at this year’s show must be returned to Toronto. If anyone is going near Yonge & 401 and could transport the large pieces please let us know.

Membership

Nancy reported we have one new member tonight which brings our total to 125, juniors included. Melanie will work with Nancy and MJ to create a spreadsheet of membership eligibility for the 10 & 20 year service pins.

T-Shirts & Well Wishes Cards & Pins

11 pins were sold tonight. Cards have been sent to Bernice Gillies, undergoing cancer treatment and Gwen Cox who is in hospital. Cards will be sent to Margaret Hewings & Ruth MacBrien.

Village Green

Liz thanked all the volunteers. Help will be needed planting the bulbs.

 

OHA, DISTRICT 4 & OTHER MEETINGS

 

OHA Convention

July 18 – 20 in Cornwall. Rose & MJ reported some of the highlights of the weekend. There are 19 Districts, 284 Societies, a total membership of 28,958 providing 471,683 volunteer hours in Ontario. Rose won “Best in Show” in the rose division. Concern was voiced regarding the wild parsnip. It is very dangerous, causing blisters & sores from the sap when exposed to the sun. Large amounts were seen along Hwy 401.

 

District 4 Fall Seminar

October 25th at the Lakefield Legion. Cost is $20.00 per person which will be covered by our Society. Main Speaker is Peter Green of Greenhouse on the River – Topic – “How to Keep Colour in your Garden in the Fall”.

 

August Executive Meeting

We want to promote the sale of our Society pins. We met with Mark Coleman to finalize the planting location of the trees. We are getting 2 quotes on the Ivory Silk Lilac Trees.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Fenelon Falls Hort Society
Invitation to hear Marjory Mason speak on September 22, cost $5.00

HKPRD Health Unit
Invitation to workshop on canning on Sept.27 in Dorset

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

OHA Bulb Sale Fundraiser
We need a volunteer to collect orders and money, orders must be in by May.

Corinne Messner won “Best in Show” At the County Fair for her Passion Plant

 

Adjourn
Moved by Rose Paliwoda
“That the meeting be adjourned”  
Time 9:00pm

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