Secretary’s report for May 12, 2016
General meeting, Grantsburg High School @ 6:30 pm.
President Mary Charmoli called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
The speaker for the evening was first on the agenda as she had a long drive back home. Kathryn Scheidermayer is a Master Gardener from Springbrook, WI. She spoke on ‘A Dozen Herbs to Grow in your Backyard’, teaching us how to grow and use herbs and the dozen that she considers indispensable in the garden. She is a very knowledgeable and informative speaker. She received a planter for her lecture in lieu of gas money, which she had previously declined. After her talk ended at 7:40 pm, we had refreshments and then reconvened for the meeting.
Secretary’s Report from April 14th by Kris was previously posted to the Blog. There being no discussion on it, Wanda motioned and Lucille seconded to approve the minutes. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report was read by President Mary as Jackie was absent at the time.
Beginning Balance: $1776.62
Expenses: $524.15 (Cookbooks)
$75.00 (Gift Certificates)
Deposits: $200.00 (donations to sign garden)
Current balance: $1377.50
Plus other outstanding deposits and checks. No further discussion, report stands as read.
1. Community Plantings–
- a. Pam reported that someone had ‘cleaned up’ the flagpole garden and pulled out the little marigold seedlings that had germinated. She and Georgianne will be planting that garden at a different time than the sign and fairgrounds.
- b. Kris reported that she had spoken to Chris Bartlett at the Village Shop. He said they would deliver compost and spread it free before the May 16th sign work day. Kris will look at the mulch before delivery; this will not be delivered and put next to the sign until just before planting day on Thursday, May 26th. There will be another clean-up day at the sign on Monday, May 16th at 5:30 pm. We will be pulling weeds, tilling in the compost, and edging the bed. Linnea‘s husband, Rick, will come and edge the bed for us.
- c. Fairgrounds Planting – Lisa, not present. Lisa mentioned last week that there was a possibility that the Fair Board thought we were doing the circular bed in front of the building, too. She is going to check it out.
2. Plant Sale – Kris. A list of what we planted at the Potting Party has been posted on the Blog. We don’t have much. Kris has lots of potting soil and pots at her house; contact her to go and get some if you are potting at home. For the Sale, if you can’t come Saturday, you may bring your plants to the hay wagon behind TDawg’s on Friday night. For the plant sale, we want to use the colored dots for pricing again and will put the dot on the plant stick instead of the pot. Kris called for more volunteers for Saturday morning setup (6:00-8:00 AM), and got a few more helpers. We will price as many as we can on Friday night, too. Kris will have a cheat sheet at checkout of the dot prices. Send her a list of what you are bringing so she can make up some signs—it helps sell the product.
3. Tours – Becky (not present). President Mary asked if anyone had contacted Karla Holmquist from the club. She will check with Becky to confirm Karla is on tour. If not, we will go to Rhonda’s garden first, then to Karlsborg for Charlene and Mary C’s gardens; Mary’s for refreshments.
4. Fair Float – Pam. Nothing at this time.
5. Grantoberfest – Georgianne. Anticipating same setup as last year, display only, no cost.
6. Holiday in the Park – Lisa not present – nothing at this time.
7. Cookbook – Mary C. & Jackie. President Mary said they have arrived @ Jackie’s. There were 4 available to show tonight. Originally we discussed charging $10 each but because they are so thin, Mary thought we should only charge $8. We paid about $5.24 each, plus received extras. Members would pay the same. Motion, seconded and passed to sell to everyone at $8 each.
Upcoming Events – (below–also going on the blog)
Next Meeting – Garden Party at Ruthie Andersen’s Thursday, June 16 @ 5:30 PM. Theme is Hawaiian Luau. This is also a membership drive, so bring a friend! Refreshment signup will be on the Blog; Jackie will set up a party signup online and Pam will put a link on the Blog. Put down what you will bring and how many coming. Ruth will be making the meat—pork.
Old Business – none.
8. Pam has resigned as Chair of the Community Gardens effective this meeting; too much on her plate. President Mary proposed that the Club President be Chair of this oversight Committee, with separate sub-chairs under that for each garden we do—Sign, Flagpole, Fairgrounds, Library (though that one will be just until perennials mature—this year?), and with the Rotary’s future LED sign planting to be possibly included. Chairs are already in place for Library and Fairgrounds. The sign garden may need two sub-chairs. Much discussion on the topic followed. Mary passed a volunteer sign-up sheet around with descriptions for these sub-chairs (outlined below). Sub-chairs are: Library-Pam, Fairgrounds-Lisa, and Sign-Kris & Mark as Assistant. Flagpole-blank, and Rotary garden to be determined if needed.
Mark’s birthday is being celebrated at this meeting with a cake and some plant presents from members; two of his friends were also guests.
Kris motioned, Pam seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 pm.
Members Present: Mary C., Kris, Lucille, Jackie B., Linnea, Wanda, Mary G., Rosemary & Dakotah, Rhonda, Georgianne, Pam, Teresa & Mark R. & Mark’s 2 friends as guests, Sharon Johnson, guest.
Kris Henning, Secretary