November 2011 Meeting Minutes

Burnett Garden Club
November 2011, meeting minutes

Attendees: Pam, Kris H, Mary G, Janet, Becky, Tim, Ruth, Lucille, Teresa, Georgianne, Nori, Sue, Cindy, Carrie, Linnea, Jacqui D, Jacki B (if I missed anyone, please let me know).

Pam called the meeting to order.

Treasurers report was given by Becky. We have a total of $2000.00 + currently in the account. Report was approved by unanimous vote.

The October 2011 meeting having been canceled, meeting minutes for the September 2011 meeting, posted on the blog, were approved by unanimous vote.

Becky gave a report for the Sign Planting committee. The weeding schedule worked well and the status of the garden now is that annuals have been cleared away and weeding done. The rest can stay until spring.

Pam gave a report of the Holiday in the Park committee. The plan for the display is a garden shed, picket fence etc. Materials needed have mostly been collected. Extension cords are needed and will be supplied by Ruth Andersen. We need artificial trees or tree parts, which some members indicated they may have for our use. Carrie said we could set up beginning November 27. Tim advised us to look out for permanent lighting so our display lights will show better.

Old business was called for.

Mary G. has received a request from a local lady who wants to donate pots to our club to use for the plant sale, but doesn't want to store them over winter. Mary G. has no idea how many or what kinds. If anyone can help, please contact Peggy Johnson directly to arrange to help her. Her number is in the phone book.

Under old business we voted to accept the revisions to the constitution and by-laws that were proposed by the executive committee and that these revisions should be written into the documents and not left as amendments. The revised constitution and bylaws will be posted to the blog.

New business

We are again giving door prizes at each meeting with the VP responsible for providing prizes each month which will be reimbursed from the treasury. The first prize was given at this meeting. Carrie received a small autumn candle arrangement.

Kris presented a February garden club trip to the 2012 Garden Expo in Madison. This is the 19th Annual Garden Expo Feb 10-12 at the Madison Alliant Energy Center. For anyone who wishes to attend, the Garden Club will cover the hotel cost (4 to a room) for Friday and Saturday night. Commitments for the trip will need to be made in December at the Holiday Potluck (December 8) and will necessitate a $50.00 deposit. These deposits will be refunded at the Expo. Two rooms have been reserved but there should be time to reserve more if more wish to attend. For more information, talk to Kris.

Election of officers took place with Pam D as President, Kris as VP, Mary G. as Treasurer and Janet as Secretary. The new officers will arrange a planning meeting to take place prior to the next meeting.

Mary G introduced our presenter, willow weaver, Jacki Bedworth and presented her with an honorarium.

Refreshments were provided by Janet and Teresa.

Minutes prepared by Pam Davies with proofing by Kris, MaryG and Janet


2011 Holiday Potluck signup

So far, we have the following for the 2011 Holiday Potluck on December 8 at Theresa's (113 W Broadway Ave, Grantsburg) .

Entre: Theresa (Tortellini with Chicken and Parmesan), Krisite (Swedish Meatballs)
Side dish: Janet (?), Theresa (BBQ wienies)
Vegie: Mary, Georgianne
Salad: Pam, Janet
Dessert: Carrie, Susan A
Beverages: Theresa (coffee, punch)
hors d'oeuvres: Becky
Candy and cookies: Lucille (according to Tim)
Whatever: Ruthie
The club will reimburse Theresa for paper products (plates, napkins, flatware, cups)
Let me know of any changes or additions to this list.

We will also have a voluntary gift exchange ($10.00). A reminder email will be sent out a week prior to the event!


November meeting Reminder

The Burnett Garden Club will be meeting at the Grantsburg High School room 111, on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 pm.

Agenda: Payment of dues for 2012, election of officers, voting on revisions to the constitution and bylaws, signup for 2012 meeting refreshments and program suggestions, and Holiday Potluck planning.

Program: Willow Workshop with local willow grower and weaver, Jacki Bedworth. Bring $5.00 for materials if you wish to make a small willow mat (hot pad) and $10.00 to purchase additional kits from Jacki. Please RSVP to Mary G at logcabinsoaps@yahoo.com or phone her at 715 463 5877 if you wish to participate so that Jacki can bring enough materials.

Refreshments: Provided by Rosemary and Janet.

Hope to see you all there.