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Thursday February 8th, 7PM
Aptos Grange
2555 Mar Vista Dr
Aptos, CA

Heather Blume
Cabrillo Horticulture Dept.
Speaking on Australian Plants


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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 10/23/2017
Hosted by Lise Bixler

Board Members: 

(President) Cherry Thompson
(VP) Ilene Wilson (not present)
(Secretary) April Barclay
(Treasurer) Denise Rossi (not present)
(Membership) Suzanne Caron (not present)
(Hospitality) Janine Canada
(Newsletter) Lise Bixler
(Plant Table) Lupe Allen, Joanna Hall (not present)
(Plant Table) Allan Neymark (not present), Jan Olafsson
(Refreshments) Marge Gregory (not present)
(Members at Large) Debbie Kindle, Evelyn and George Zhovreboff

The October 23rd Board meeting was held at the home of Lise Bixler. Lise’s garden is always a joy, and so it was even at the end of the season. We all had a wonderful pot luck dinner after the evening tour.

Denise reported that the club made $142 from last month’s plant exchange, $105 from memberships, and that we have a total of $3191 in our bank account. We sold 14 Tshirts at the plant exchange. We need only to sell 12 more to cover costs, leaving 12 for potential profit.

The size assortment left: Ladies: M-3, L-13, XL-8

Our membership now stands at 109 members. We are beginning our 2018 membership drive.

There were people 40 attending the October meeting.

Pat McVeigh, Dorothy Kukla and Jean Favre will provide refreshments for November.

There was discussion and agreement that we will not have a board meeting next October 2018. This is due to lack of attendance and a paucity of items to discuss.

There was also discussion around distribution of donated rooting hormone.

Future club meetings:
   November Deena Gonzalves on mosaics
   December Holiday party
   January Stephanie from Epsoma

Future board meetings:
   November 27: Debbie Kindle
   December no meeting
   January 23 Cherry Thompson

Our next board meeting will be a potluck on November 23rd at the home of Debbie Kindle, in Soquel at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.