November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Gettysburg Garden Club Meeting Minutes November 21, 2019

President Robin Kendlehart presided. 

President’s Report: Robin encouraged involvement of Club members in the preparations for the December 7 Christmas Greens and Gourmet Gift Sale. She suggested that members work together collaboratively with kindness and patience and shared advice from a District IV meeting to be strong like an oak and flexible like a willow. She reminded members to read their latest newsletter, which includes all of the details about the greens sale activities and an invitation to the Christmas Tea taking place on Thursday, December 19 at 2 pm in the hall at the Gettysburg Fire Station.

Recording Secretary’s Report: Pam Haze reported that October 24 Club meeting notes were approved and posted on the Club’s website and October 24 Board meeting notes were distributed to Board members.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Connie Holland reviewed the October 2019 Treasurer’s Report including income from interest, new member dues, two donations, and t-shirt sales and disbursements for the website domain name, memorial for Dottie Fidler, and purchase of checks for the PNC account. The ending balance is $23,491.

Corresponding Secretary’s Report: Charlotte Melchiorre sent a get well card to Crystal Groves, a thank you note to Cindy Wilcox for the donation of thank you cards, a thinking of you card to Kathy Murphy (a former Club member), and a birthday card to Jan Christensen. A thank you note was received from Nick and Nancy Monsour, Dottie Fidler’s family for the memorial that the Club sent.

Ways and Means Report:  Betty Pue and Pam reviewed the schedule, events, and details in preparation for the December 7 Christmas Greens Sale including cutting greens and workshops.

  • Betty, Connie Holland, Kay Hoch and Linda Spellman gave demonstrations of making and decorating small arrangements, wreaths, candlesticks, and large arrangements.
  • Connie encouraged members to bring greens that are fresh cut between Friday, November 29 and Monday, December 2. Connie asked Club members to keep cut holly in water and check the underside of holly for disease and pests.
  • The Club needs fresh cut Frazier fir, juniper (prefer with berries), Leland cypress, yew, cedar, holly, southern magnolia, boxwood, blue spruce, white pine, and arborvitae.
  • Club members should examine and reject greens that have pests including bagworms.
  • Club members were asked to sign up for duties throughout the week leading up the sale on December 7, including volunteering to bring lunch entrées and breakfast and afternoon snacks and beverages that will be served during the workshops.

Hospitality: Pat Thorsen chaired the committee that served a lovely array of treats with participation by Betsy Myer, Connie Wehler, Lynn Skopic, Lynne Hershey, and Ellie Kuhn. Martha Caudill contributed but was not able to attend the meeting.

Pam Haze, Recording Secretary


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