TRGC Minutes – February 2017

Thames River Garden Club Minutes
February 16, 2017

Active: 29 Privileged: 0 Excused: 10

President Everett Munro called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM. Everett thanked hostesses Pat Uguccioni, Betty Garvie, Doris Burr, and Pam Atkins for a delicious luncheon.
Minutes: Ruth Hammell made a motion to waive the reading of the January 2017 minutes.; motion passed. A motion was made by Susan Bellefleur to accept the January 2017 minutes; seconded by Maria Zalegowski; the motion passed.

Important upcoming dates:
February 23-26 2017 – 2017 Connecticut Flower and Garden Show “Woodland Enchantment” at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
March 9, 2017 at 10 AM to Noon: Terrarium workshop at Perennial Harmony, East Lyme – presenter is Petie Reed
March 21-22 2017: Landscape Design Study School, Course III
April 28 – 30, 2017: 36th annual Fine Art and Flowers flower show to be held at the Wadsworth Atheneum
May 10, 2017 at 1PM: “How to read and be inspired by a flower show schedule”; Guilford Garden Club; St George Church Hall, 33 Whitfield, Guilford, CT.
If attending, please email Donne Boivin:
May 13, 201 : TRGC Plant Sale
September 16, 2017: TRGC Flower Show at Waterford Historical Society Barn,
September 26 – 28, 2017: FGCCT Study Courses – Gardening series 7 Course IV
Outdoor ID of plants – Specialized Styles of Gardening,
Techniques for Growing Woody Ornamentals – Techniques for Growing Fruit,
Techniques for Irrigation, & Lichens and Mosses

Officers Reports:
President’s Report: President Everett Munro announced that the FGCCT Annual Reports (Civic, Environmental, Garden Therapy, Horticulture) are due April 1st

Treasurer’s report:
Vonice asked members to share any comments/suggestions for the club Philanthropy List by March 3rd. Also budget requests for next year’s budget should be submitted by March 3, 2017.

Committee Reports:
Sunshine Committee: Ruth Hammell asked members to please let her know of any members who may need some “cheer” due to illness, etc. Ruth also read an obituary for TRGC charter member, Claudia Neilson, who recently passed away.
Flower Show Committee: Pam Atkins has been working on the schedule for the club’s September 2017 Flower Show, which will have a Beatles theme.
The following chairpersons are still needed for the flower show committee:
Properties Chair
Special Exhibits Chair
Please contact Pam if you are interested in these positions!

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ellen Hagen
Recording Secretary

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