DRAFT Great Island Garden Club September 15, 2020 General Meeting Minutes Churchill Gardens - Workshop Present: 19 members
President Pat Lenz called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM. Caroline Rini made a motion to approve the February 4, 2020 general meeting minutes, the June 2, 2020 annual meeting minutes and the August 31, 2020 treasurer’s report. Claudia Wilbur seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
Committee Reports Membership - Mary Pat welcomed two new members to the workshop, Linda Patchett and Mary Briggs. We now have a total of nine new members. Programs - Claudia Wilbur announced that our October general meeting on propagation will now be conducted by Zoom. Pat Lenz reminded members to please read any email announcements they receive from the club, as well as the on-line calendar on our website. Given the current pandemic, there may be last minute changes to existing programs. Civic - Biggie George announced that the fall civic planting will be done in October. Please keep an eye out for an announcement regarding the October date. Biggie also announced that Brenda Reynolds will be her new assistant for the fall plantings. Susan Gough thanked Pat Wilson and her husband Steve, for their assistance trimming around the Rec Center. She also stated that seven members of the club helped with the recent Rec Center clean-up. The Rec Center committee also recently enlisted the help of a landscaper to do some major pruning around the garden. Coast Guard Station Project - Mary Pat Gibson stated that the Coast Guard station project was completed over the summer. The garden spans 60 feet x 20 feet and features grasses, poppies, albums and daffodils. Daffodils - Pat Lenz announced that we sold over 3,700 bulbs, which will give us a net profit of $3,200, provided all of our extra bulbs are sold. Anyone who is interested in purchasing extra bulbs should contact Pat Lenz. Purchasers have been notified to pick up their bulbs at Pat’s house on October 10, between 9:00 am and noon. New Castle Gear Sale - Pat Lenz announced that Deedee Hammer has been working hard on coordinating our sale of New Castle gear. The sale is expected to roll out on October 1, 2020. A total of eleven different items will be sold, including t-shirts, hoodies, outerwear, hats and tote bags. The items will come in sizes for men, women and children. The majority of the items will be embroidered with the New Castle archipelago that Deedee designed, while a few of the items will be screen printed. Items can be purchased through a link on the garden club’s website. Stay tuned for more information. Mary Pat Gibson moved to adjourn the meeting and Claudia Wilbur seconded the motion. The business meeting was adjourned at 9:50 AM and was following by a hypertufa bird bath workshop.
Respectfully submitted, Patricia Lenz, President and Recording Secretary
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