Santa Cruz County, Central California Coast
About the Board Meeting MinutesWe're somewhat informal, liking to spend time in gardens at meetings held during Daylight Savings months, from 6-6:30PM. After the time change in the Fall, we meet at 6:30PM instead, ending between 7:30-8PM. 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.
As much as possible we to try to stay on topic, 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 04/22/2013
Hosted by Valera Templeman
Board Members present:
(President) Cherry Thompson
(VP) Ilene Wilson (not present)
(Secretary) April Barclay
(Treasurer) Sim Gilbert (not present)
(Membership) Suzanne Mercado
(Hospitality) Debbie Kindle
(Newsletter) Lise Bixler (not present)
(Plant Table) Patty Connole
(Plant Table) Lupe Allen
(Refreshments) Dee Weybright
(Member at large) Pat McVeigh
(Member at large) Joanna Hall
The April 252nd Board meeting was held at the home of Valera Templeman . We toured Valera’s garden and admired her remarkable skill at propagation. Her rhododendrons were in bloom, and just beautiful.
There were 66 attendees at the last meeting with 7 new attendees. Our latest meetings have been well attended. This might be due to the notices about the meetings once again included in the Sentinel.
Suzanne has removed the names of those who haven’t paid from the membership list and Cherry will alter the email lists accordingly. Membership stands at 118.
Debbie/hospitality will be bringing materials for temporary nametags for those who have inadvertently left theirs at home.
Bill will introduce the students and make the presentation of our Cabrillo scholarships. Two will be in honor of Virginia Saso, and one in honor of Ernie Wasson.
Sim sent word that our checking stands at $1200. We have sufficient funds to cover our commitments of 3-$300 scholarships for Cabrillo horticulture students. We received a thank you note for our $400 contribution to the UCSC arboretum.
May plant exchange/sale: Cherry will print extra incoming forms and tally sheets. Trician will be asked to assist Sim in taking payment. Remember to move chairs out of small room and place the outside table for check in.
May: Plant exchange
June: Terra Sol nursery?
July: Ice cream social
Our next board meeting will be June 25th. Lise Bixler will be hosting in Bonny Doon. We will be starting the meeting at 6pm. All are invited to attend.