Meeting Called to Order on Jan 14 2016 at 6:38 PM
Present at the meeting: Mary C, Mary G, Georgianne, Linnea, Pam, Rosemary and Dakotah, Lisa, Wanda, Rhonda, Sandy, Jennifer, Sandra, McKenzie
New member Rhonda Johnson was reintroduced with all present giving names and where we live.
Secretary’s Report from Dec 10, 2015. Secretary Kris H was not present. Since minutes for the last meeting were posted on the blog and no corrections or discussion of the minutes was forthcoming, Georgianne motioned to accept the minutes as posted, Pam second. The motion was carried. The secretary’s report stands as written.
Treasurer’s Report from Dec 10, 2015, Jackie G, our Treasurer was not present. Balance as of Dec 10, 2015: $1975.73 offered by the president, Mary C
⦁ Community Planting – Pam - Sign garden is to be re-vamped. Kris H is heading this effort. Planning meeting pending Jan/Feb
⦁ Fairgrounds Planting – Lisa – No report
⦁ Plant Sale – Kris – Not present – No report
⦁ Tours – Becky – Not present – No report
⦁ Fair Float – Pam – No further progress
⦁ Grantoberfest – Georgianne – No further progress
⦁ Holiday in the Park – Lisa – Display as been removed.
⦁ Cookbook – Jackie – Not present – per Mary –recipes to Pam by March, email - preferred
⦁ Jan 9-March 13 - “Winter Flower Show” McNeely Conservatory – Como Park – St Paul
⦁ Jan 30 “All about Figs” – Olbrich Botanical Gardens – Madison
⦁ Jan 30-31 - “Orchid Quest” – Middleton
⦁ Feb 6 - “Ready, Set, Grow” – Eau Claire
⦁ Feb 18-21 – MN Home & Patio Show
⦁ Feb 26-28 – MN Home & Garden Show
⦁ April 1 – MSHS –“Spring Garden Gala” Vadnais Hgts
Feb 11 @ 6:30 “Overview of Wine Making” – Virginia/Seamus Hennessey
Location Note – Smoland Prarie Farm (across from the Dairy)
Mary Charmoli “Malvern and Chelsea Flower Shows”
Wooden Block Quilt – Lisa
We need 14 more wooden quilt blocks to be painted, meeting to be scheduled
Yearbooks – Mary
Correction have been made. Replacement pages will be inserted at each meeting
Review/Update of bylaws and Constitution – Mary
Need meeting soon to tweak
Perhaps can combine with quilt block meeting – will schedule soon
Brag Time:Pam and Kris have been asked to speak at the Wilderness Fellowship Project - 3/19 as part of Master gardeners. Anyone interested in helping out are welcome to join them.
Motion to adjournment was offered by Wanda and seconded by Rosemary.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:20.
Mary C presented on the Chelsea and Malvern Flower Shows, refreshments provided by Mary C and Charlene