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FHGC General Meeting Minutes - SEPT 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

                September 10, 2018  General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM and followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership-  Jane Moore  reported that two new  members joined today, Anne Griffith and Barbara Batchko. Guests for today were Lindy Lindtveit, Gracen Galante and Tom Riggs.

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the June 11th  meeting are  listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve  was made by Sandy Eichelberger and  seconded by Dee and approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance as August 31, 2018  as $8474.54.    A copy of the budget is available for review This year there is a new item of $1000 to be allowed for community projects..

Program : Hazel Alcock introduced  Dr. Tom Glasgow from the  Craven County Cooperative Extension . His program on Maintaining Your Turf was very informative. Emphasis was placed on centipede grass which is very popular and well suited to the conditions around Fairfield Harbour. A little brackish water on lawns during a hurricane will not harm it. Winter kill is common in March and  early Aprill  but the grass usually is flourishing by June.

Old Business:

The  program in November will be on flower arranging given by Ann Simpson.

New Business:

Kitchens of New Bern Tour- We have been asked to participate in the Kitchens of New Bern Tour that benefits the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on Saturday September 29 from 9:30 to 4:00.

All proceeds will benefit the food distribution and feeding programs.

We will be responsible for 3 homes to host in our area and have 12 volunteers that will be handling the shifts.  We will also will be supplying a floral arrangement for each of the 3 kitchens.  One of our houses is in Fairfield Harbour and the other two are in the Crosswinds section just off of Broad Creek Road. Thank you to the members that have volunteered to host the houses.  There are 8 featured homes in all to be viewed, 4 in River Bend, 1 Downtown and the 3 in our area.  Anyone interested in the Kitchen tours can buy tickets at Mitchell Hardware, Coastal Sole and the UPS store on Glenburnie Road for $25.00.

 

Ghost Walk

The dates are Friday, Oct. 26 & Sat. the 27th & the hours are 5:30 to 9:30.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandie at [email protected] or by phone at 252-633-4094. Sandie Swigart Volunteer Co-Chair.

 

If anyone is interested in helping please contact Sandie directly.

 

Committees:

Social- Fall Pot Luck- Jane Haeussler had a sign -up sheet that she has passed around to the members to sign -up if they plan to attend and what they might be bringingPlease sign up if you plan to attend since a head count is needed for paper goods and table setup.


Raffle Basket- FH ARTS & CRAFT BAZAAR- Saturday, November 10th (9am - 2pm) at the Community Center. Glenda Gibson & Dreama Russell chairpersons- The Garden Club will be raffling off 3 baskets.  A Wine, Bird and Bath and Spa.  A sign-up sheet had been sent around for members who would like to donate to the baskets.  You do not have to be present to win.  Mark your calendars.

The Raffle Baskets are one of FHGC fundraisers- For those who signed up to bring an item to be included in our raffle baskets please bring the item(s) to the next meeting or drop it off at Glenda Gibson (630-319-0102) 1303 Pelican Drive or Dreama Russell (630-234-6666) 1209 Caracara Drive. Proceeds go toward the Scholarship Fund. The    drawing will take place at the Nov. 12th. Meeting.

Note: Monetary donations are gladly and gratefully accepted. 

 

Garden Maids-  Jean Paladini- The  Garden Maids is drawing today.  The winner was Carolyn Curtis.


Door Prizes- The winners were Pat LePera and  Sandy Eichelberger.

The next general meeting will be October 8, 2018 which will be our Pot Luck Brunch.

At the November meeting we will be collecting food for the RCS, Religious Community Services. Members are asked to bring a can of vegetables and a can of fruit  to the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 AM.

Respectfully submitted by

 

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for JUNE 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

                   June 11, 2018  General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM and was followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership-  . It’s time to renew your FHGC 2018-2019 membership. Dues are $10 per household. If you pay by check please note that  Membership checks will NOT be deposited until after the year-end audit in early July.

Membership dues must be paid by the September Meeting in order to be listed in the directory 

Jane Moore- Two new members joined today, Sheila Orth and Donna Ross.

 

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the May14th Meeting were  listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve  was made by Jean Paladini and  seconded by Mary Deckert.  Motion Approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance as April 30, 2018  as $8674.88.      A motion to approve was made by Hazel Alcock  and seconded by Sharon Nasutovicz.  Motion approved.

Old Business-

Program-  Jane Moore installed the officers for the 2018-2019 year.

President - Lucille Durst, Vice President –Hazel Alcock, 2nd Vice President –Jean Paladini, Treasurer -Marilyn Smith,  Secretary – Carol Lindtveit  and Corresponding Secretary – Bonnie Smith. Asst. Treasurer- Terry Eichelberger was not present.

Hazel Alcock announced that our guest speaker at our next meeting in September will be Tom Glasgow of the Co-op Extension His topic will be  lawns and lawn maintenance so bring your husbands. Hazel also showed home made tote bags brought in by Patti LeVien made from bird seed bags. This could be a future craft project.

Committees:

Garden Maids- Jean Paladini- No drawing today but it will resume in September.

 

 

Merchandise/ Cottonseed Meal No merchandise is being sold today.  We will resume in September.

 

 

Spring Plant Sale-  We are still looking for a chairperson to take on this committee.  If interested please let Lucille know.

Yard of the month-Sharon Nasutovicz- winner for June is  Wayne & Twyla Pearson 903 Terrapin Court.  Also,the  May winner is Bob & Pat Sager  6111 Felucca Court.  Both were here to accept their award.

Scholarship-  Carol Cavins suggested that instead of awarding a scholarship to a person if no one is eligible we could instead contribute to the Grant Program for agriculture  at the school.

New Business-  The next meeting will be September 10, 2018.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50AM.

Following the meeting Janell Ringuette gave an enjoyable  Power Point presentation of her trip to the Rose Bowl parade in California.

Thank you  to Jane Hauessler to the sumptuous brunch that followed with bagels, donuts and fruit. It was accompanied by the Slide show prepared by Jean Huebner showing our activities for the year. Thank you Jean.

Respectfully submitted by

 

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for MAY 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

                   May 14, 2018  General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM and was followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership-  Jane Moore  said that  the dues for the 2018-2019 Year are now due. She will be accepting membership dues ($10.00) at the June Meeting/Social. HOWEVER; if you pay by check please Note: Membership checks will NOT be deposited until after the year-end audit in early July. Membership dues must be be paid by the September Meeting for one to be listed in the directory. 

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the April 9th Meeting are  listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve  was made by Ruth Blackwell and  seconded by Steve Durst.  Motion Approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance as April 30, 2018  as $9215.20       A motion to approve was made by Janell Ringuette  and seconded by Sandy Riggs.  Motion approved.

Nominating Committee:  Jane Moore announced the slate of officers for the 2018-2019 year. There were no nominations from the floor.

Nominated slate:  President - Lucille Durst, Vice President –Hazel Alcock, 2nd Vice President –Jean Paladini, Treasurer -Marilyn Smith, Asst. Treasurer- Terry Eichelberger, Secretary – Carol Lindtveit  and Corresponding Secretary – Bonnie Smith.  It was moved to approve the slate by Jane Moore and seconded by Ruth Blackwell and the slate was voted upon and passed.

Installation of officers will take place at the June meeting.

Old Business:  

Committees:

Plant Sale -   Carol Cavins announced that the plant sale raised $1759.66 for the club. She had a chart showing how our sales have jumped since the the sale is on a Saturday instead of a Tuesday as it was in the past. Lucille thanked Carol Cavins and her committee for another successful plant sale.

 

Merchandise/ Cottonseed Meal No merchandise is being sold today.  There are still  (2)-10-pound bags of Cottonseed Meal available. If anyone needs any, please see Lucille after the meeting.

Bus Trip-  Hazel Alcock announced that the  Bus Trip to Wilson on Wednesday May 23rd is sold out. Please bring a $1 gift in a brown bag on the trip in order to participate in the games on the bus.

Social President’s Luncheon-  Jane Haeussler- The Luncheon is today at  the Double Tree Restaurant right after our General Meeting.  Luncheon will be served promptly at noon so please arrive before then.

Scholarship-  Winner of the $1,000 scholarship is Faydra Lackey from West Craven High School. She plans to go to NC State and major in Agricultural Education. She and her mother will attend the luncheon where Mimi Watrous will present Faydra with the award.

Yard of the Month- Sharon Nasutovicz.(absent) . The winner is Bob & Pat Sager 6111 Felucca Court. They plan to attend the June meeting.

Booty Lane Project  - Our 2 new Communication Chairpersons are Ruth Blackwell & Sandy Riggs.   They will be keeping the club informed on  the maintenance and planting of plants  to be done at Booty Lane.  The next date is Tuesday May 15th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

Door Prizes- There were 10 door prizes of beautiful variegated lantana  at the luncheon.

New Business-  The next meeting will be June 11, 2018.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50AM.

Respectfully submitted by

 

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for APRIL 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

                   April 9, 2018  General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM and followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership-  Jane Moore  reported that as of today we have 151 members and 8 guests visiting . Margaret Heberlein sent out 24 letters in March to new residents  that have moved here.

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the March  Meeting are  listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve  was made by Hazel Alcock and  seconded by Cheryl  McAskill.

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance as March 27, 2018  as $7,916.32       A motion to approve was made by Carol Lindtveit  and seconded by Sandy Riggs .

Program : Hazel Alcock  introduced  Olwen Jarvis and husband Bill.  Olwen gave a wonderful presentation on backyard birds in the Fairfield Harbour area. Slides were shown of new and creative bird feeders and  unusual nesting spots.  For any additional questions you can phone Olwen at 637-7748. She also wanted to mention that the app on your phone for MERLIN  will give you additional info from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Old Business:  Lucille Durst  mentioned that  officers shall be elected at the May meeting of the Club and shall be installed at the June meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the May meeting.

West Craven High School is having their plant sale on Saturday April14th from 8:00 to12:00.

Angela Marchesi from the Trent Woods Garden Club also talked about their Herb Sale at the Farmer Market on April 21th.

Committees:

Plant Sale -   Carol Cavins-  The sale will be April 21th with a rain date of April 28th. Carol has announced that she will no longer be able to head up the annual plant sale after this year and is looking for someone for next year. She will offer any assistance needed.

 

 

Merchandise/ Cottonseed Meal- Suzanne & Peter Budzynkiewicz were selling merchandise and taking Pre-paid orders for a 10-pound bag of Cottonseed Meal. Cost $10.00.

Bus Trip-  Cheryl McAskill & Hazel Alcock-The  Bus Trip to Wilson will be on Wednesday May 23rd.- There are still 3 seats available. See Cheryl McAskill or call her at 631-2375 for the form.  Last date to sign up is May 1st.

Social President’s Luncheon-  Jane Haeussler- Has the forms for the May Luncheon to the Double Tree Restaurant on Monday May 14th right after our General Meeting.  Last day to sign up is May 4th.  No refunds after the due date.  Please call Jane at 633-4561 or drop off your money to her house at 6119 Castleton Court if you are planning to attend.

Yard of the Month-Sharon Nasutovicz announced that  winners will be chosen in the months  from May to October.  The first winner will be announced at next month’s meeting in May.  A new trial program of choosing a backyard from the water will be tested in July.

Booty Lane Project – Jean Paladini’s announcement to the Garden Club.

The Booty Lane Garden Committee is a project of the FHGC and is responsible for creating and maintaining a demonstration garden that provides enhancement to the residents and a hands-on horticultural education to the Garden Club membership.

 

The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will communicate all activities at the gardens such as time, date, weeding, pruning, planting, mulching, labelling plants, etc.

 

The Committee shall report to the Garden Club Board of Directors and must obtain Board approval for all purchases or changes to the approved plan.

 

It is suggested two days every other week per month be scheduled until the gardens are on a maintenance schedule. It was suggested perhaps every 2nd and 4th Wed and Friday from 9-11am might work to fit into gardener’s calendar schedules, but this is open to the group to decide.

 

Who would like to administrate this project?

I know you have the skills. We need you, your club needs you. You will also have the help of Dr. Tom Glasglow and the Master Gardeners and your friends to work with you so please accept this position and see how many blessings are coming your way!

 

Jean Paladini also talked about the Bulb Sale by the Master Gardeners and handed out flyers.

 

Garden Maids-  Jean Paladini- The  Garden Maids is drawing today.  The winner was Ann Griffin-Hall.

Door Prizes- Vicky Bozenhardt Has purchased 2 Blue Star plants for our door prizes, and one donated house plant.  The winners were  Carol Cavins, Jean Paladini & Sharon Nasutovicz.

New Business-  The next meeting will be May 14, 2018.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50AM.

Respectfully submitted by

 

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for MARCH 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club General Meeting

March 12, 2018 @ CC 9:30am         

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:40AM followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership- Jane Moore  introduced new members Connie Burton, Kathy Brown,  renewal: Marge Vance.  Guests:   Lourdes Perez- Torres and Tj Zirkle.

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Minutes Marge Drez - The minutes of the February Meeting, listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve by Sharon Nasutovicz and Seconded by Cheryl McAskill

All in favor       oppose     Motion approved

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account  balance as February 28th. of $7,382.50.   Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report by Jenell Ringuette_and Seconded by Ruth Blackwell

All in favor      oppose        Motion approved

Program-Hazel Alcock –Introduce Mary Holihan, Club President and Web Slaughter, Vice President of the Twin Rivers Camellia Club.  The Club was formed in January 2010 by the late Donald Taylor, a New Bern Camellia Gardener.  Its purpose is to promote an interest in the cultivation, growth and display of camellias.  The slide presentation today showed us the varieties’ of camellias.

Old Business 

Committees:

Plant Sale - Jane Haeussler has a clip board  and passed it around for the Plant Sale Helpers. Plant sale will be April 21st. with a rain date of April 28th.  Also, Jane Haeussler is looking for pots for hanging baskets.  Anyone having any that they would like to donate to the plant sale, please call her.

Merchandise/ Cottonseed Meal - Suzanne & Peter Budzynkiewicz selling merchandise and taking Pre-pay orders for a 10-pound bag of Cottonseed Meal.  Suzanne & Peter have agreed to take over this Committee from Rebecca Fenn, who has done it for a couple of years.  We thank her very much for her time on this committee.

Bus Trip - Cheryl McAskill – Reminded our members that seats are still available. See Cheryl for the form or you can get it off the FHGC website.  Date Wednesday May 23rd.

Social President’s Luncheon - Jane Haeussler Has the form for the Luncheon to the Double Tree Restaurant it is also listed on the FHGC website.  Date Monday May 14th.

Booty Lane Project – On Tuesday Jennifer & Mark Knight decided to resign from the Booty Lane Committee and Garden Club.  I would like to thank Jennifer & Mark for all their years of service and all that they have done for our Club.

The Board will have to meet and keep the project going.

We still plan to prune the Crepe Myrtles sometime this week.  We will notify the group that signed up to help with the pruning.

Nominating Committee -  It’s the president’s responsibility to appoint a nominating Committee of three (3) active members to submit a slate of officers for the succeeding year.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the May meeting.  Jane Moore, Jane Haeussler & Bonnie Smith have agreed to serve on this committee.  Thank you.

Garden Maids- Jean Paladini - Garden Maids drawing today.  Winner Sandy Eichelberger.

Door Prizes – Vicky Bozenhardt - Has purchased 3 Gerber Daisy for our door prizes, we also had plants that Mary and Web donated to our group. Winners; Dar Berry, Joann Lamrouex, Pam Ferrell, Patty Dalton, Nancy Robinson, Jackie Moniak, Pam Dion, Lourdes Perez-Torres, Barb Lewis, and Morag Cheesman.

Next Meeting will be April 9, 2018

Adjourned at: 11:15

Respectfully submitted by

Marge Drez, Corresponding Secretary



FHGC General Meeting Minutes for FEBRUARY 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club General Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2018 @ CC 9:30am         

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership

Jane Moore introduced new members:  Carolyn Curtis, and Janet Keefe,

                                       Guests:  Sherry Pendleton, Sheila Orth, Marvis Bardette, and

                                                   Barb Lewis.

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Minutes Marge Drez - The minutes of the January Meeting, listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve by Sandy Eichelberger and Seconded by Sandy Riggs.

 

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance of $7337.98 as of January 31, 2018.  Motion to Approve Treasurer’s report Pam Ferris Seconded by Hazel Alcock.

 

Program:    Hazel Alcock introduced Dr. Vernon Rose to talk about growing orchids. He spoke of the different kinds of Orchids, some needing soil some not.  Dr. Rose had several different orchids on display.   Questions and answers followed.

 

Old Business:   

Committees:

Merchandise/ Cottonseed Meal - Suzanne & Peter Budzynkiewicz sold our merchandise today and also took Pre-pay orders of Cottonseed Meal.

Booty Lane ProjectJennifer Knight gave an overview of what is to come:   Shady area, mixed area, and sunny area.  Committee will decide on total plan.

Bus Trip - Cheryl McAskill – Reported on the bus trip to Wilson Botanical Gardens & Wilson Rose Gardens etc. The date is Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Cost $30. Forms can be delivered to Cheryl McAskill at 1707 Caracara Dr. (631-2375).

Garden Maids - Jean Paladini- Garden Maid drawing will take place at next month’s meeting. Envelopes will also be available at the Bird house at POA office for $2.00.

Nominating Committee:

Looking for 3 volunteers for this committee.  Please contact Lucille Durst 634-1925 if you are interested in serving. 

 

 

 

Plant Sale - Carol Cavins - Date 4/21/2018 rain date 4/28/2018 Sign-up sheet went around for helpers.  If you want to help, call Carol @ 638-1350.  Committee meeting to take place at Carol’s house 10:00am tomorrow.

 President’s Luncheon - Jane Haeussler - President’s Luncheon will be Monday, May14th, 2018 at the Double Tree (Christoph’s) New Bern Riverfront. After our General Meeting from12:00 to 2:00 pm.  Cost $19.00.  Reservation forms to be returned to Jane Haeussler at 6119 Castleton Ct. (633-4561)

Door Prizes – Vicky Bozenhardt - Winners Patricia Lepera-Manfredi and Marty Cavins

 

Next Meeting will be March 12, 2018

Adjourned at:  11:00 am

Respectfully Submitted by

Marge Drez Corresponding Secretary


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for JANUARY 2018

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

                   January 16, 2018  General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM and followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership-  Jane Moore  introduced  new members Linda Howells and Nancy Hastings.

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the November  Meeting are  listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve  was made by Lila Gillespie, seconded by Hazel Alcock ..

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance as of December 30, 2017. A motion to approve was made by Jean Palladini, and seconded by Steve Durst  .

Program : Hazel Alcock  introduced  Judy Humphries and Netta Broughton who gave a fascinating and inspiring talk on creating “Garden Fancies”. Using finds from thrift shops, they have made and sold hundreds of  beautiful ornaments. They  were featured in “Country Woman” magazine in 2010.

Old Business:  Lucille Durst  thanked Kathy Fuller who headed up the pinecone project and everyone that helped put them together. Thanks were also give to members who marched in the parade and to those who donated food  for the festivities after the parade. A special thank you was given to Hazel Alcock who helped decorate the truck for the parade entry. A great  job was done by everyone.

Trent Woods Garden Club 2018 Herb Sale has been extended to February 14th for any of our members who are interested in putting in an order.  Brochures were available at the meeting.  You can also check our website where the form is available with the list of herbs

Committees:

Booty Lane Project -    Jennifer Knight(absent) will be calling up committee members for planning the Booty Lane design.  Also, anyone who did not sign up to be on this committee and would like to be a part of it, please get in touch with Jennifer.

Bus Trip-  Cheryl McAskill  announced that  the bus trip is being planned for May  with visits to the Wilson Botantical Garden and Wilson Rose Garden and possibly a stop by a Whirligig Park. Plans are being finalized but a date of Wednesday, May 23rd was agreed upon.

 

Garden Maids-  Jean Paladini stated that the raffle tickets will be available at the POA in February at the birdhouse and also at our March Meeting. Put your name and $2 donation in the envelope and deposit into the birdhouse.  The monthly winner receives an hour of consultation and garden work from a Master Gardener and FHGC volunteers. Drawing will take place at the March 12th meeting

Plant Sale-   The plant sale headed up by Carol Cavins will be on Saturday April 21, 2018 with a rain date of April 28th. A sign-up sheet was available for anyone wanting to be on Carol’s committee.  She is planning to have a meeting at her house with the committee on Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00

Door Prizes- Vicky Bozenhardt provided 2 small Sago Palms for the meeting. Winners of the prizes were Hazel Alcock and Karen Pethybridge.

New Business-  The next meeting will be February 12, 2018.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:25AM.

Respectfully submitted by

 

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for November 2017

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

                 November 13, 2017 General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership

Jane Moore introduced the new members Judy Chamberlain, Lila Gillespie, Raye Lynn Longhini & Louise Kralick guest

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Minutes-Marge Drez-  The minutes of the October Meeting, listed on the FHGC website.  Motion to approve by Hazel Alcock and Seconded by Steve Durst

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith- She gave the account balance as of October 31.  Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report. Motion to approve Jenny McDiarmid and Seconded by Marge Drez.

Announcement: from Jennifer Gudaitis Community Manager- The POA will be taking up all the Mums that were planted on Tuesday.  They will be available on a first come first serve basis for anyone that would want them to replant in their yards.  They will be in the front of the POA office, they will not be in pots.

Committees

Booty Lane Project – Sign-up sheet for members to work on the Booty Lane Project was passed out during the meeting. Jennifer Knight will meet after the meeting with members who would like to help with Booty Lane.  A workshop is planned for Monday November 20th at 11:00 for members who signed up to help.

 Ghost Walk- Jennifer Knight thanked everyone who helped with Ghost Walk.

Pine Cones- Kathy Fuller Chairperson- Sent around a sign-up sheet during the meeting for helpers with the pine cone bird feeders. Date Wednesday11/29 @1:00 to 4:00 @ the CC.  If the POA has the Christmas tree up, we will decorate it.

Parade- Sign-sheet passed around during meeting, for members who will march in the parade with our Garden Club.

Parade food- Sign-up sheet for donations of food for the festivities at Red Sail Park.

Program- 2 Fall Flower arrangements were designed by Angela Marchesi at the meeting today.  They were then given out as a door prizes to Jenny McDiarmid & MaryEllen Purhamus

Angela Marchesi also told us about the. Trent Woods Garden Club 2018 Herb Sale.  More information will be posted on our website for anyone interested in ordering herb plants. 

Yard of the Month- Sharon Nasutovicz announced the winner for November.  They were Judy & Ralph Dupree, 1931 Caracara drive. Judy was away on a trip and not able to attend the meeting.

Raffle Baskets- Cindy Pollotta & Glenda Gibson- Drawing for baskets. Name of winners. Bird Basket: Linda Duncan new resident. Wine Basket: Ruth Blackwell a member.

Door Prizes Winners- Martha McCormick & Glenda Gibson 

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER- Next Meeting will be January 8th 2018.

Adjourned at: 11:00AM

 

Jennifer Knight met with about 12 members after the meeting to go over the Booty Lane Project.  She will be in touch with all the members who signed up today.

 

Respectfully submitted by

Marge Drez


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for October 2017

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

October 9, 2017 General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM and followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Membership

Margaret Heberlein introduced the new members:  Martha McCormick, Don and Karen Moore.

 

Program:

Hazel Alcock announced that a destination has been found for the Spring Bus trip.  A Carpool trip to the American Musical Jubilee in late November or early December is also being considered.  More information will be send out in the next week or so.

Pictures of Container Gardens were shown as a slide show during the Pot Luck Brunch.  A special thank you to Jean Huebner and members who sent in their pictures.

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the September Meeting is listed on the FHGC website.  Motion was made by Steve Durst, seconded by Hazel Alcock and approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith gave the account balance as of September 30 and the report was approved.

Committees:

Booty Lane Project -    Terry Eichelberger reported that the POA Board has given us the approval to maintain and beautify Booty Lane for 2 years.

Jennifer Knight said that the next workshop will be Mon. Oct. 16th at 11:00AM at Booty Lane where a demonstration will be given on edging beds and spreading of pine straw.

Raffle Baskets- Cindy Pollotta & Glenda Gibson sold raffle tickets for the baskets that will be at the Craft sale on Nov 11, 2017. The drawing will be at the next meeting on November 13th

Ghost Walk- Docents are needed for Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th from 5:15 to 7:30 first shift and from 7:15 to 9:30 second shift.  The house is located at 712 Pollock Street; the Chadwick House.  A sign-up sheet is available.  Please contact Jennifer Knight at [email protected]  This year docents will be given free passes to the tour. 

Pine Cone Bird Feeders- It was announced that Kathy Fuller has agreed to be Chairman and will have a sign-up sheet at the next meeting for those wishing to help make pine cones for the Christmas Parade on Sunday December 3rd.

Social   A big thank you was given to Jane Haeussler and her committee for the sumptuous Fall Harvest Pot Luck.  Table decorations were made by Jane and raffled off as our door prizes.  The winners were Carolyn Hansen, Dorothy Jones, Jean Leslie, Sandy Riggs, Janell Ringuette, Mary Damiani, Heather Bozenhardt, Ruth Blackwell, Jenny McDiarmid, Janet Witherup and Ken Haeussler.

Yard of the Month- Sharon Nasutovicz announced James and Gloria Whitfield of 5811 Port Drive as the winners for the Yard of the Month. They will receive a certificate for their award.

Elaine Berberich gave an informative talk about the medical equipment in the Committee Center. She said that a First Aid Kit with a book on First Aid is in the hallway on top of the AED machine near the restrooms.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00AM. It was followed by an impressive slideshow and a bountiful feast that was enjoyed by about 75 members.

Respectfully submitted by

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for September 2017

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

           September 11, 2017 General Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Lucille Durst at 9:30AM

Membership

Jane Moore introduced the new members and guests - Lois Andrews, Darkias Berry, Ruth Blackwell, Susan Burg, Jill Crosby, Carolyn Hansen, Barbara and Fred Whiting and George and Jean Leslie. Dues are now due for the 2017-2018 year.

 

Program:   A delightful program on Zen Gardening Design was given by Susan Broderick, President, Craven County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Inc.  Zen Garden, built to encourage tranquility and meditation were begun in the 5th century.

New Business

Minutes- Carol Lindtveit:  The minutes of the June Meeting, listed on the FHGC website were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Marilyn Smith announced that the 2016 -17 Audit was completed & found correct.  She gave the account balance as of June 30th.  Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report was moved and seconded and approved.

Installation of Officers:  Marge Drez was installed as Corresponding Secretary

Committees

The Popcorn machine has been sold.

Booty Lane Project   Jennifer Knight- Work will begin this week. There will be a Workshop at Booty Lane on Monday, September 18th at 10:30AM.  Members are encouraged to join us.

Bus TripCheryl McAskill- volunteered to Chair the Bus Trip.

Raffle Baskets- Cindy Pollotta asked for donations for the Wine and Bird Baskets and sent around sign- up sheets for them. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

Garden Projects – Thank You Cheryl Stevenson & Lynn Stateham for their work on the Flower Pots at the Community Center that change with the seasons.

Ghost Walk – There is a sign-up sheet for the Ghost Walk which occurs on Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28th in New Bern (house to be announced). Docents are needed for 2 shifts each evening from 5:15PM to 7:30PM and from 7:15PM to 9:30PM, 4 docents each shift. Total 16 docents in all.  Please call Jennifer Knight if you are interested in being a docent.

Merchandise/ Cottonseed Meal-  Steve Durst filled in for Rebecca Fenn selling  our merchandise and cottonseed meal.

Social – Jane Haeussler announced that there are sign-up sheets for the Fall Harvest Pot Luck. Please contact Jane if you plan to attend and let her know what you plan to bring as a covered dish. She will also need helpers.

Yard of the Month- Sharon Nasutovicz announced that George and Jean Leslie at 5700 Sloop Ct. are the winners this month.

Garden Maids – Jean Paladini -No homeowner drawings this year, as the garden maids will be dedicating their time to the Booty Lane Project.

Door Prizes – Vicky Bozenhardt- The two purple aster plants were won by Ginger Thompson and Susan Sirkin.

Adjourned at 10:50

Carol Lindtveit

FHGC Secretary


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for June 2017

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club General Meeting

JUNE 12, 2017 @ CC 9:30am

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:40 by club President Jean Paladini followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Jane Moore announced that, in order for members to be listed in the next year’s directory, dues must be paid by the September 2017 meeting.  She introduced the following new members:

Frank Alcock (Hazel’s husband), Jack Hardy, Jane Plourde, Jana Kent and Paula Saihati.  Thomas Musser and Kalinna Wen will also receive a year’s membership because of being awarded Yard of the Month.  

 

Sharon Nasutovicz presented the Yard of the Month certificate to Thomas Musser.  Kalinna Wen (whom he reports does most of the work) was in China.

 

Prior to the installation of officers, Jean Paladini thanked current officers as well as club membership for all their hard work and a great year.   Jean Huebner conducted the installation of the 2017-2018 board.  She explained the duties and installed the new board as well as instructing the membership of the importance of supporting the board.  Jean will continue to coordinate the website and pictures.  Members were told that they can send pictures directly to Jean Huebner or Elaine Berberich.

 

Hazel Alcock, who as 1st VP will be coordinating programs, brought a list of potential programs and asked members about what they were the most interested in and also for suggestions.  Hazel also explained growing peanuts and brought along peanuts for each member to try to plant (or at least eat!).  She suggested that if members had success in growing peanuts they should take pictures of the progress and bring to the club to share along with the planned slideshow in October of container gardens.  

 

The club then enjoyed a delicious brunch coordinated by Lucille Durst and her committee.  During the brunch, members watched yet another amazing slideshow of the past year put together by Jean Huebner.  The club continues to appreciate Jean’s hard work with the website and slideshow even though she has moved to Florida.  Obviously, once a FHGC member, always a member!

 

Jennifer Knight gave an update on the Booty Lane Commemorative

Garden.  The current plan is that Jennifer along with Jean Paladini and Terry Eichelberger (the Booty Project Committee) will be meeting with the POA board on the 20th of June.  Terry Eichelberger will be presenting the plan to the POA as a FHGC member.  She presented a slideshow on plants that will be used in the Garden and also asked the group for any other suggestions.  She will present the final design at the next club meeting. 

Jean Paladini gave a special thanks to Joe Schulties for his technical support. 

The meeting was adjourned at 11 am.

See you in September!! (next meeting will be 9:30 am Monday September 11)

          Elaine Berberich

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for May 2017

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

GENERAL MEETING MAY 8, [email protected]:30 am CC

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 am by President Jean Paladini who led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Jane Moore presented slate of Officers for 2017-2018 year:                                

              President:               Lucille Durst

               VP:                      Hazel Alcock

                2nd VP:                Jean Paladini

               Treasurer:              Marilyn  Smith

               Assistant Treasurer:  Terry Eichelberger

               Secretary:              Carol Lindtveit

               Corres  Secretary:   Marge Drez

No other nominees from the floor.   Motion to accept slate as presented taken and passed.

Jean reminded members to take pictures of their container gardens  for  slideshow  at the October meeting.  Pansies, seedling eggplants and seeds were free donated by members. 

Jean announced the next Garden Maids meeting June [email protected]:00pm at Cheryl McAskills, 1707 Caracara.     

Lucille gave a luncheon update asking all to arrive @ 11:45am at the DoubleTree as we have to leave by 2PM.

 

Carol Cavins presented the Treasurers Report on the Spring Plant Sale showing this was best ever being on a Saturday.   See treasurer’s report for figures. Balance at this time $8084.00.  

Terry Eichelberger gave an update on Booty Lane. Jennifer, Jean P and Terry will meet with FH Maintenance Head, Will on Tuesday. There will be a two phase approach.

1:  Have the POA mow, edge and put down pine straw. 

2:  Future Plans for the Booty Commemorative Garden will be presented at the June meeting by Jennifer K  for club approval.   Plants will be name tagged for residents to consider for their gardens and memorial brick walk will be installed later after trees are pruned and the property is cleaned up.

Janet Witherup gave a report on the recent Bus Trip. It was a fun, great time had by all.   Gardens, farm house, general store on grounds were toured.   A Tropical plant and handmade greeting cards were raffled off. Trivia and Bingo played on bus.   Lunch at Cracker Barrel, shopping at the outlet mall.

Sharon N  announced the Yard of the Month winners:   Stephanie and Cliff Bardwell, 911 Hawksbill Court. They will receive their award at the June meeting as were unable to attend today.

Mimi Waltrous announced the Scholarship Winners:   Haley Arnold and Daniel Rust.  $1,000 awards to be given at the luncheon.

 

The new By-Laws change means dues must be paid at or by the Sept meeting for members to be listed in the directory.

Jean Huebner encouraged members to use the FHGC website. 

The Garden Maids Raffle winner for this month was Sue Gagnon.

President Jean P thanked the membership and cheered the FHGC BOD and members on to help to make it the successful year it was.

Meeting  Adjourned @10:10am

Respectfully  Marge Drez


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for April 2017

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

GENERAL MEETING APRIL 10,2017 @ 9:30 am Community Center

 

The meeting was called to order by Jean Paladini who led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Margaret Heberlein introduced new members Dick and Bonnie Smith and

Erin and Adrian Vergot. 

 

Jennifer Knight introduced Dr. Tom Glasgow who gave an informative program on Seasonal Pruning: A Timeline to Start the Year.  He discussed the importance of timing as well as methods.  He also recommended using information that can be obtained from the NCSU Pruning Trees and

Schrubs series.  

 

Jean Paladini read the proposed By-laws change on Article VI, Section 2.  The purpose of this change is to allow the publication of the membership directory by October rather than November.   This was voted on and passed by a unanimous voice vote. 

 

 Margaret Heberlein presented the slate of Officers for next year and asked for any additional nominations of which there were none.  The slate is as follows:

President: Lucille Durst

VP: Hazel Alcock

2nd VP: Jean Paladini

Treasurer:  Terry Eichelberger

Assistant Treasurer: Marilyn Smith

Secretary:  Carol Lindtveit

Corresponding Secretary: Marge Drez

The slate will be voted on at the next meeting

 

Carol Cavins gave the Treasurer’s report (see separate report)

Carol also gave an update on the Spring Plant Sale.  She has over 700 plants that will be at the sale in her driveway.  Thanks to her committee as well as Carol and her husband, Marty, in getting these plants ready for sale.  Mary Ellen Purhamus will be coordinating the gift raffles which will include a knockout rose, a gardening wagon and a gardening stool with clippers.  Gift certificates from area businesses will also be included in the prizes.

 

Lynn Stateham, who is in charge of plant divisions for the garden sale, encouraged any members who have plants that can be divided to bring them by her house or call a member of the committee about picking them up.

There will also be a table with books for sale that are no longer being used in the Garden Library. 

 

Jean Paladini complimented Cheryl Stevenson and Lynn Stateham on the plant decorations with an Easter theme that can be seen in front of the Community Center. 

 

Jennifer Knight thanked the docents for their help with the Historical Homes and Gardens Tour.  Everyone involved had a wonderful experience and the owners were very appreciative of club members.  Jane Haeussler thanked those who helped her with the beautiful flower arrangements including Jean Paladini, Lucille Durst, Glenda Gibson and Joanne Lamrouex.

 

Jennifer Knight gave an update on the Booty Lane project. 

 

Janet Witherup gave an update on the bus trip scheduled for May 1 to Jacksonville.  There are currently 12 empty seats which will now be available to non-club members.  The committee met after the general meeting.  

 

Lucille Durst encouraged members to sign up for the President’s Spring Luncheon which will be held at Christoph’s at the Doubletree Hotel on May 8th from 12-2pm.   The deadline to sign up will be April 28th.

 

Sharon Nasutovicz presented the Yard of the Month to Janet and Richard Mitchell of 907 Sawgrass Court.  Janet accepted the award and there will be an article in the Beacon. 

 

Mimi Watrous had sent a report that the scholarship deadline had been extended to the 17th of April and that there had not been a lot of applicants. 

 Jean Paladini reported that back in March of 2016 a member asked if we could move the marble stone in front of the Leyland Cypress at the Main Gate to honor 9/11 victims. We were then told to wait until the area was designed for the then proposed new gatehouse. We have now been given the permission to move it out so it can be seen and small flags could be installed there. The plaque will be moved under the big cypress tree. 

 

Jean Paladini reported that the Garden Maids had a consult at Carla Cheesebrough’s garden and the work day will be April 18th at 2:30 pm to transplant bulbs and do some weeding.  Garden Maids were encouraged to attend and to make sure they bring their garden tools. 

 

New Business

 

Jean Paladini mentioned that Janet Witherup had suggested that members take pictures of container plantings especially those with the thriller/filler/spiller concept and make this into a “show and tell” slideshow for next year.  Photos can be sent to Lucille Durst and she will collect them.

 

Club members were given the information that Wendy Graveman (former owner of Pinecone Perennials) will be presenting a program on container gardening.  She and her husband will be working with New Bern Farm and Garden as well as doing consulting.

The winner of the Garden Maids raffle was Cheryl McAskill.

          

Audrey Von Dolln presented the door prizes and the winners were:

 Pat Lepera-Manfredi, Jackie Moniak, Barbara Schefer, and Joe Baran. 

 

Coming events will be:

Annual Plant Sale—Saturday April 22nd

Bus Trip—Monday May 1st to Fayetteville

President’s Luncheon—Monday May 8th from 12-2pm preceded by Business Meeting and election at the Community Center at 9:30 am

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11 am. 



FHGC General Meeting Minutes for March 2017

FAIRFIELD HARBOR GARDEN CLUB AGENDA

GENERAL MEETING MARCH 13 @ 9:30am CC

 

 

The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by club president Jean Paladini. 

 

Jane Moore introduced new members Suzanne and Peter Budzynkiewicz and Chris Town. 

 

Jean notified members of the upcoming vote on the By Laws Change Article VI, Sec 2. 

The purpose was to allow the publication of the membership directory by October rather than November.  This will be voted on at the April meeting.

 

Carol Cavins presented the Treasurer’s report.

 

Carol Cavins gave an update on the Spring Plant Sale.  A sign-up sheet was circulated for volunteers.  She showed the sizes of pots that are needed.  Rebecca Fenn will be out of town so a volunteer is also needed for the merchandise table.   Carol and her committee will be going to Greenville in 2 weeks to purchase plants.

 

Lynn Stateham, who is in charge of plant divisions for the sale, gave an update on dividing perennials and also passed around a sign-up sheet. 

 

Jennifer Knight gave an update on the Spring Historical Homes tour and related that not as many volunteers may be needed since the homeowner is just showing 1 floor.    She also explained that there is a problem with the cat population at Northwest Creek Marina and an effort is being made to control this by the organization Pals for Paws.  Contributions can be given to this organization or cats can be adopted.  This would be an active spay and neuter program.

 

Lucille Durst announced information about the President’s Luncheon which will be held Monday, May 8th at Christoph’s Restaurant at the Double Tree Hotel.  It will be a sit-down luncheon with 3 menu choices.  She had sign-up sheets available and the forms can also be downloaded from the web site

 

 

It was announced that the Trent River Garden Club informed our club members about a trip to the Poplar Grove Plantation which is a Japanese Maple Farm on April 20.  This information will be available on the web site.

 

Jane Moore introduced the of slate for officers for the 2017-2018 club year.  The election will be held at the May meeting and officers installed in June

The slate is:

President: Lucille Durst

1st VP:  Hazel Alcock

2nd VP: Jean Paladini

Secretary:  Carol Lindtveit

Corresponding Secretary:  Marge Drez

Treasurer:  Terry Eichelberger

Assistant Treasurer:  Marilyn Smith

 

Tracy Brenneman has agreed to be in charge of doing the flyers and posting the information on the website. 

 

Janet Witherup gave an update on the bus trip and that there are less than 20 seats remaining.   There will be a waiting list if needed and non-members will be accepted after April 10. 

 

Sharon Nasutovicz announced that the Yard of the Month committee has been formed and a yard will be selected for the months of April, May, June, September, October and November.  Sharon also shared a flyer from a travel agent who is organizing a trip specifically for gardens and left this flyer for members to view.    

 

The winner of the Garden Maids raffle for the month was Carla Cheesebrough

 

The winners of the 2 door prizes were: Tracey Brenneman and Marge Vance. 

 

Mimi Watrous informed the club that she has sent out web friendly forms that will be posted on the web sites of high schools.  The scholarship will be available to a high school senior majoring in horticulture or a related field.  Her committee will be reviewing the applicant forms and making a selection.  They will also be reviewing the scholarship selection process at a later date.  She also shared some clippings of previous winners and their accomplishments.

 

The scheduled program had been Zen Gardening which was to be presented by Susan Broderick.  Unfortunately, audio-visual mechanical difficulties did not allow this program to be presented.  Susan said she would be glad to come back at a future date. Jennifer Knight fielded gardening questions from the club. 

 

 

The April meeting will be held April 10, 2017 at 9:30 at the Community Center.  The program will be on Seasonal Pruning: A Timeline to Start the Year.  This will be presented by Dr. Tom Glasgow, Craven County Cooperative Extension Director. 

 

 The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 am                          

 

 

                     

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for February 2017

FAIRFIELD HARBOR GARDEN CLUB

FEB 14, 2017 @ 9:30am in CC

 

The February meeting of the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club was called to order by club President Jean Paladini at 9:37 am.  The date of the meeting had been changed from Monday to Tuesday due to a scheduling conflict and will resume at the usual time in March which will be March 13, 2017 at 9:30 am. 

 

New Members:  Kathleen Stoupk and Sandy Thingulstad

 

Luffa:  A Plant for all Seasons was the program presented by Jean Paladini and Jennifer Knight.  Due to the room set-up, the speakers could not use slides so the power point presentation will be available to members via email.  The presentation highlighted how beautiful the plant is and how it can be eaten as a gourd or allowed to dry on the vine and turned into Luffa sponges.  Members were given seed packets to try in their own gardens. 

 

Business Meeting

After the presentation, the business meeting was conducted. 

Terry Eichelberger presented the Treasurer’s report.

 

Spring Plant Sale Update:

Lynn Stateham explained her committee which is in charge of soliciting plant divisions.  This is a popular facet of the annual plant sale because plants sold have been proven to do well in the Fairfield Harbour area.  The sale will be held April 22nd with a rain date of April 29th. 

 

Janet Witherup gave an update on the bus trip which will be to the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville on May 1st with a shopping trip to Carolina Premium Outlets on the return trip.  A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers to help.  The planned bus will hold 51-52 people. 

 

Jennifer Knight passed around sign-up sheets to volunteer for docents for the Spring Historical Homes and Gardens Tour.  The FHGC house is tentatively at 310 Metcalf.  Jane Haeussler will be the chair of the flower arrangements and will have a volunteer committee.   Jean Paladini pointed out the wonderful opportunity it is to work with Jane in terms of learning about flower arranging. 

Lucille Durst gave an update on the President’s Luncheon will be held in the banquet room at Sunrise-Sunset on May 8th.  She will bring sign-up sheets to the next meeting. 

 

Sharon Nasutovicz will be the new Yard of the Month chairperson.  Mimi Watrous was introduced as the new scholarship chairperson replacing DiAnne McEwen who has moved.  Mimi explained the scholarship program.  Jennifer had recently met with the new extension agent in charge of 4-H clubs who made her aware that there home-schooled students who could also be considered for the scholarship. 

 

Jean Paladini pointed out that there are a number of programs available on gardening in the area that are presented by the Craven County Extension Service and can also be accessed through the Master Gardeners web-site. 

 

The drawing for Garden Maids will resume again in March as well as Yard of the Month. 

 

Jennifer Knight gave an update on the Booty Lane project.  She will be meeting with Ann Simpson on April 1st to outline plans before presentation to the board.  Jean Paladini and Terry Eichelberger will also help with the presentation to the POA board. 

 

Janet Witherup was at the merchandise table.

 

Jean Paladini explained the many committees that help make up the Garden Club and encouraged members to volunteer for at least one committee or office.  She prefaced this by saying “Volunteers may not have the time, but they have the heart!”

 

Audrey Von Dolln presented several plants as door prizes to Pat Manfredi, Nancy Hausman, Deborah Shannon and Lloyd Moore. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 am.   The program at the next meeting will be presented by Susan Broderick, President, Craven County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Inc.  It will be on Zen Garden Design.

Submitted 2/14/2017 by Elaine Berberich


FHGC General Meeting Minutes for January 2017

The January meeting of the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club was called to order at 9:30 am, January 9th at the Community Center by club president Jean Paladini followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Jennifer Knight introduced the program for the month which was presented by Judi Lloyd, Green Living columnist for the Sun Journal.  The program was on Agility Gardening: Staying Safe in the Garden as we age.   Judi presented many practical tips on adaptive gardening and introduced the concept of re-thinking the way we garden in order to maintain the ability to garden for many years.   She suggested the use of adaptive gardening equipment, wearing protective eyewear, and having a cell phone available in case of an emergency.  She emphasized that gardening can continue to enrich lives—physically, mentally and spiritually especially if gardeners stay physically fit.

 

Margaret Heberlein, Jane Moore and Cindy Pollota were at the membership table.  Two new members joined—Ann Griffin-Hall and Tracey Brenneman.   

 

 

Jennifer Knight gave an update on the Booty Lane Community Park project reporting that in December the tree came down.  The modified agreement will be signed by the POA and will be based on a 5-year agreement for design and maintenance by the Garden Club rather than 25 years.   The next step will be setting out plans for the intra-structure and hard scape for the area.  She also discussed potential design possibly a shady area, sunny area and an area for bulbs and low-maintenance plants.

 

Jennifer told the club that the Master Gardener Bulb sale is still going on and those wanting to purchase amaryllis bulbs can either contact a master gardener or find more information on the web site.  

The  FHGC bulb sale netted a little over $200 and proceeds will go to the Booty Lane project. 

 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Carol Cavins. 

The plant sale is planned for Saturday April 22nd with a rain date of April 29th.  The decision was made to have the sale on a Saturday with hopes for a better turnout.   A committee meeting will be held Wednesday February 15th at 10am at Carol’s house.   Lynn Stateham will be coordinating the plant divisions.  A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers. 

 

 

Lucille Durst reported on the cookie project for the Bridgeton Elementary School Special Needs student at Christmas.   She thanked the 24 members who baked cookies, Charlotte Morris and Claire Ostrosky who helped package the cookies and her husband Steve who helped deliver the cookies. 

 

Jean Paladini thanked those members who worked on crafts.  The profit was $139.  She also reported that the Garden Maids drawing and the Yard of the Month will resume again in March.  There is to be a Maids work Day today at winner Kathy Cleland’s house on Caracara. 

 

The officer positions vacant for the next year are President, Vice-President, secretary, and chairs for Yard of the Month and Scholarship.   Anyone interested should contact Jean Paladini

 

Janet Witherup gave an update on the bus trip which will be held Monday May 1st and will be to the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville.  The cost is projected to be similar to previous years (around $37) 

 

Rebecca Fenn was at the Merchandise table. 

 

Audrey Von Dolln conducted the door prize raffle and the prizes were a hardy gardenia and pansies.  The winners were Cheryl Stevenson, Pam Dion, and Ceil Von Oesen.  The luckiest winner was Cheryl McAskill who was the winner of a beautiful poinsettia. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30. The next meeting will be held February 13th at 9:30 at the Community Center and the program will be on Luffa Plants.  


 

FHGC General Meeting Minutes for NOVEMBER

The November meeting was held at the Community Center November 14, 2016.  

Jean Paladini called the meeting to order at 9:30.  She led the membership in the pledge of allegiance. 

Jane Moore introduced guests and new members.  There were several guests and the following guests joined during the meeting. 

 

Cheryl McAskill, Wayne & Elaine Fretwell, Gilda and Michael Goldner; Judy DuPree renewed her membership.

NOTE:  FHGC ON-LINE DIRECTORY is password-protected so please email [email protected] for sign-on and password.

 

 Members picked up the 2016-2017-membership directory at the registration table.  Jane Moore explained the gold emblem that honored the 35th anniversary of the Garden club.  Currently there are 134 members. 

The Yard of the Month was awarded to James and Elaine Rowan of 2152 Royal Pines Drive for November. 

 

Carol Cavins gave the Treasurer’s report.  She explained that the budget shows a higher balance at this time of year before major expenditures start. 

Sign up sheets were available for:

 

Wrapping and donations for a needy family in the Bridgeton area

Making peanut butter covered pinecones,

Decorating Christmas tree and to spruce up wreaths for the community 

Christmas parade

 

Lucille Durst explained cookie project for the special needs program at Bridgeton Elementary school.  Cookies are to have no nuts or peanut butter. 

The winner of the Garden Maids service was Kathy Cleland

 

Jennifer Knight explained bulb project and during the luncheon she went thru the bulbs individually and the best ones for the Fairfield Harbour area. 

Orders need to be placed by November 18th.  Orders can be dropped off with payment at Carol Cabins house.  Bulbs that were ordered can be picked up at the Community Center November 30th.

 

Cindy Polloto and Jane Hauessler announced that the raffle baskets were a great success.  Tickets were bought at the November Craft fair as well as at the November meeting.  The baskets contained many donated items and were spectacular in both their design and contents.  The winners were:

 

Wine Basket—Hazel Alcock                          

Birders Basket –Mary Florence

 

Nancy Hausman presented the membership with homeless houseplants that were available for adoption. 

 

A special thanks was given to Lucille Durst and her committee for a wonderful luncheon that was enjoyed by all.  It just happened to be Lucille’s birthday and we all sang to her on this special day.  Jane Hauessler did the centerpieces for the luncheon which were on all the tables.  Those that were lucky enough to be the raffle winners got to take the centerpieces  home. 

 

Diane McEwen announced that they will be moving to the Outer Banks and she will no longer be able to be chair of the scholarship committee.

Jennifer Knight thanked Ghost Walk volunteers. 

 

Jennifer Knight gave an update on the Booty Lane project.  The first task will be to remove the trees in early December.  After this, the planning group will re-convene and work on projections for this Community Park.  There will be a memorial component to this and bulb plantings could be done as a memorial as well as pavers being bought. 

 

After the business meeting, members enjoyed wonderful foods as well as each other’s company.  There will be no meeting in December and the next meeting will be held January 9th at the Community Center.  The tentative program will be Aging with Agility Gardening presented by Judi Lloyd, Green Living columnist for the Sun Journal. 

 

Upcoming Events:

November 30th—1-3 pm at Community Center.  Decorate Community Christmas tree, make pinecone bird feeders, and spruce up community wreaths

Bulb orders can be picked up this same day

 

December 4th—Community Christmas Parade

 

December 14th—cookies will be packaged and delivered to Bridgeton Elementary Special Needs students

 

Submitted by Elaine Berberich



FHGC General Membership Meeting - September 12, 2016

 

CALL TO ORDER:

Garden Club President, Jean Paladini, called the meeting to order at 9:32 am

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 Rebecca Fenn will continue to have a table at the meetings where members can buy gardening gloves, aprons and hats, clippers and visors and pre-pay order for cottonseed meal.

 

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS and NEW MEMBERS:

Jane Moore and Margaret Heberlein had a busy morning at the membership table.

New Members are:

Sandra Ford, 2080 Royal Pines Dr. She is a Master Gardener (Tennessee), interested in Annual flower and rock gardening, Interests include Demonstrations, Christmas Parade, Help w/Social events, historic homes tours.

 

Bobbi Lapotasky, 904 Davit Lane. Bobbi is interested in Annual Flower, Community, Container, Herb, Interior Plant, Perennial, Rock, Vegetable, and Water Gardening, Nature Study, Conservation, Gardening Enhancement, Christmas Parade, Community Garden Project, Help w/Social Events, Historic Homes Tours, Holiday Decorations, Plant Sales, Volunteer Recruiting. 

 

Corinne Reichelt, 905 Davit Lane. Corinne is interested in Annual Flower, Interior Plant, Perennial, Rock and Rose Gardening and Gardening Enhancement, Help w/Social Events, Holiday Decorations, Library and Plant Sales.

 

Sandy Riggs, 6000 Cassowary Lane. Sandy is interested in all the gardening , Conservation/Environment, Gardening Enhancement, Floral Arrangement, Help w/Social Events, Holiday Decorations, Plant Sales, Historic Homes Tours and Holiday Party.

 

Janell Ringuette, 1011 Barkentine Dr. Janell is interested in Day Lillies, Orchids, Gardening Enhancement, Community Garden Projects, Fundraising, Help w/Social Events, Historic Homes Tours, Holiday Decorations, Library, Plant Sales and Holiday Party.

 

The other guests were:

Glenda Gibson

Jackie and Ann York and Peggy O’Neill

 

 

Margaret Heberlein mailed out 29 welcome letters about the Garden Club to new Fairfield Harbour residents with a good response. 

Members were reminded that dues need to be paid by the October meeting in order to be listed in the 2016-2017 yearbook. 

 

 

BUSINESS MEETING:

Carol Cavins gave the treasurer’s report reporting a bank balance of $7, 786.25.  She reported that there are 2 large anticipated expenditures—one being the Booty Lane project for which $5000 is allocated. The club will also continue to support 2 scholarships of $1000 each for 2 high school seniors.  She reported that the plans are to hold the annual plant sale this year on a Saturday which should increase revenues. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Booty Lane:  

Jennifer Knight gave a report on how well the Booty Lane project is moving along.  A-1 tree service has confirmed the estimate and tree removal will occur in approximately 4-6 weeks.  Terry Eichelberger has crafted a document for this project to submit to the POA for approval.

Following this, the Booty Lane Committee will re-convene to discuss design for the area.   The hardscape will be funded by on-going fund raisers.

The involvement of the Garden Club in conjunction with the POA, will be an inspiration for community based enhancement and involvement.  A Beacon article will be planned to keep the community updated on this project. 

 

Ghost Walk:

Jennifer Knight, Ghost Walk chair, shared that the house assigned to FHGC will be at 512 Queen Street and is the Rhone Hotel.  The Rhone Hotel is steeped in history and was the first African American Hotel in New Bern.  One of the most interesting facets of the hotel is a mural in the basement depicting a person being boiled in a caldron.    Six docents per shifts for a total of 24 will be required and sign-up sheets were passed around at the meeting.  The Ghost Walk will be held October 28th and 29th from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. 

 

 

FUND RAISERS:

Bulb Sale

Jennifer Knight reported that the plans are to use a catalog from which members can order plants rather than being limited to one specific item.  Ideally these can be ordered and delivered by the November meeting.

 

Craft Fair

The fall craft fair will be held November 12

 

Craft samples that members have been working on will be brought at next meeting.  These will be available for purchase at the Craft Fair

 

Jane Haeussler and Cindy Pollotta announced that there will be 2 raffle baskets available at the craft fair which will be a wine basket and a birding basket.  Jane announced that Cindy will now chair this project with Jane’s assistance

 

YARD OF THE MONTH:

The certificate for September was presented to Pam and Armond Dion of 902 Muirfield Place.  This includes a 1-year membership to the Garden Club.

 

GARDEN MAIDS:

Barbara Schefer was the lucky winner for September.

A busy fall is planned for the Garden Maids with several upcoming consults and work-days.

 

Sign-up sheets were passed around for the October Harvest luncheon, the Ghost Walk, and the raffle baskets. 

 

PROGRAM:

The program was a panel discussion consisting of Master Gardeners Jennifer Knight, Mark Knight, Audrey Von Dolln, Joann Lamroeux and Judy Nelson.  The panel entertained questions from the audience and lively discussions were held on wide-ranging topics including:  the many and diverse uses for Cottonseed meal, problems with growing squash, weeping willows, plant suckers growing out of root systems, the use of soil enriching agents such as Bermuda Hay, how to control pests such as ants, moles and voles, and how to get rid of common pesky weeds in the garden landscape. 

 

Audrey Von Dolln presented 2 beautiful fall mums to the raffle winners, Jackie Moniak and Barbara Schefer

 

NEXT MONTH’S PROGRAM

This will be held October 10,2016 and will be the Harvest Pot Luck

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Garden Maids—will resume in September—Jean Paladini will coordinate this program.  There are three consults pending. 

October 10:  Garden Club Harvest Pot-Luck

Ghost Walk—October 28 and 29

Craft Fair—November 12 from 9 am to 2 pm

Holiday Parade—1st Saturday in December (December 3)

AJOURMNENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 am

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - June 13, 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

June 13, 2016

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavins, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the June meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:34am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Guests were introduced.

 

 

II.           PROGRAM

 

Jennifer gave a brief update on the Booty Lane Project and made herself available for questions.   The POA has allocated $1,500 for tree removal and has approved the conceptual design.  By September, there will be a program in place, including, the purchase of pavers for Fairfield Harbour residents to commensurate special dates.  The drawings of the plans are still conceptual and members of the committee will have many ways to contribute, including planting, plant selection, design, etc.  Members should contact Jennifer with their interests.

 

III.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Treasurers Report

 

Carol Cavins reported the balance of the FHGC account balance as $7,304.00

 

$3,000 is set aside for the Booty Lane Project.

 

Public Relations

 

Judy Cline has agreed to help the Garden Club with Public Relations.  She has relationships with a number of newspapers in our local area. 

 

2016/2017 Slate of Officers

 

Jean Huebner installed the 2016/2017 Board and reiterated the Garden Club mission:

 

Jean Paladini – President

Jennifer Knight – Vice President

Jane Haeussler – Second Vice President

Elaine Berberich – Secretary

Marge Drez – Corresponding Secretary

Carol Cavins – Treasurer

Terry Eichelberger – Assistant Treasurer

 

Craft Fair

 

Every third Monday of the month at 3pm, a group of volunteers are meeting at the Activity Center to work on natural crafts for the November Craft Sale.  All members are invited to join in.

 

Member Help Needed

 

Nancy Hausman has some health issues and needs help in planting annuals.  Members were encouraged to help.

 

June Brunch

 

A brunch for the GC members will follow the General Meeting.

 

 

IV.         ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55by Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is September 12, 2016. 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - May 9, 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

MAY 9, 2016

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavins, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr ( absent), Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the May meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:30am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  New members were introduced.

 

II.           PROGRAM

 

There was not a Program for this meeting, as the Garden Club event each May is the President’s Luncheon, which follows the General Meeting.

 

III.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Treasurers Report

 

Carol Cavins reported the balance of the FHGC account balance as $9,885.97.  The increase in our net is mainly due to the recent Plant Sale.

 

Yard of the Month:

 

Barbara Arnett spent some time educating the group about the process and the criteria of choosing the Yard of the Month. 

 

There are five areas within the Harbour and two volunteers are assigned to each area, and will submit one nomination from their area.  Once all five nominations are submitted, the ten member committee votes on the five nominations.

 

The criterion is broken down into five categories with the following points associated with the categories:

 

POINTS                SUBJECT

 

30                          Plant selection, colors, suitability

25                          Proportion, rhythm, focal point

20                          Neatness of the property, shrubs cared for, property well-trimmed

15                          General effect – overall well groomed

10                          Accessories that compliment

 

100 Total Points

The winner of the Yard of the Month is:  Bernie and Nancy Teubert at 1906 Harbourside Drive.  They were present at the meeting and were presented with a certificate.

 

Scholarship:

 

Two $1,000 scholarships will be given this year to honor the Garden Club’s 35th anniversary.  This year will be the 11th year of the Scholarship Program.  The winners will be announced at the President’s Luncheon.

 

Spring Bus Tour

 

Vicky Bozenhardt gave a brief review of the successful Spring Bus Tour.  Members agreed that all went well.  Vicky thanked all the volunteers for all of their help and presented them with a gift of a plant.

 

Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

 

Jean recognized the contributions of the following outgoing Board members:

 

Becky Nohr – Assistant (absent)

Sandy Eichelberger – Secretary

Ceil Von Oesen – Corresponding Secretary

 

2015/2016 Slate of Officers

 

Cindy Pollotta of the Nomination Committee presented the slate of officers for the upcoming year.  Rebecca Fenn seconded the nomination.

 

President:  Jean Paladini

First Vice President:  Jennifer Knight

Second Vice President:  Jane Haeussler

Treasurer:  Carol Cavins

Assistant Treasurer:  Terry Eichelberger

Secretary:  Elaine Berberich

Corresponding Secretary:  Marge Drez

 

As there were no nominations from the floor, the officer slate was voted upon and approved. Motion was carried.

 

Library

 

Jean Huebner was thanked for her generous donation of a book shelf for the library.

 

FHGC Plant Sale

 

Carol gave an update on the recently held Plant Sale.  While we did make over $900 (which goes to the Scholarship Fund), a decision has been made to hold next year’s Plant Sale on a Saturday.  The Board believes that will give us more opportunity to market the event and attract more people who may not be able to attend during a weekday.

 

Left over plants were available at the end of the meeting.

 

President’s Luncheon

 

The President’s Luncheon will be on May 9, 2016 from 12 – 2 at Blackbeard Sailing Club.   The luncheon follows our General Meeting.

 

Craft Fair

 

Every third Monday of the month at 3pm, a group of volunteers are meeting at the Activity Center to work on natural crafts for the November Craft Sale.  All members are invited to join in. A sign-up sheet was left at the back of the room.

 

Jean showed an example of one craft that will be completed at the next work day.  She encouraged members to sign up.

 

Program Survey

 

A survey questionnaire was distributed to all who were present.  The questionnaire outlines a number of subjects that members are able to give feedback.  Member feedback is appreciated and will help the Board determine what Programs will most interest the membership.

 

Merchandise

 

Our merchandise was for sale and those who had signed up for cotton seed meal where able to pick up their order.

 

IV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:48  by Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is June 13, 2016.  That will be the last General meeting until September, 2016.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - April 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

April 11, 2016

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavins, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the April meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:34am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  New members were introduced.

 

 

II.           PROGRAM

 

Today’s program was on the Lives of Bees by speaker D.J. Moran.

 

D.J.’s talk was a fascinating discussion about the lives of bees – our NC State insect.  D.J. walked through the four different seasons and how bees adapt to each season.  She discussed diseases that bees may suffer and discussed how verroa mites are extremely harmful to our bees. 

 

Honey is produced from two seasons, spring and fall.  A recommendation to fight allergies is to use local honey and begin taking the appropriate season well before that season begins. 

 

III.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Treasurers Report

 

Carol Cavins reported the balance of the FHGC account balance as $8,071.96.  She explained to the members that that $2,000 of the balance is for two scholarships to be given in May and $3,000 is for the Booty Lane Project.

 

Yard of the Month:

 

Barbara Arnett has agreed to take over as Chair of the Yard of The Month Committee and already has a group of ten volunteers, with more people at the meeting volunteering to be subs. 

 

There are five areas within the Harbour and two volunteers will be assigned to each area.  The drive through will be April 14th or 15th with a determination made by April 21st.  The April winner will be announced at the May meeting.

 

 

 

 

Scholarship:

 

Two $1,000 scholarships will be given this year to honor the Garden Club’s 35th anniversary.  Diane McEwen has been in touch with counselors from all the high schools and each school has applicants.  Winners will be invited to the May luncheon.  This year will be the 11th year of the Scholarship Program.

 

Spring Bus Tour

 

Vicki Bozenhardt  gave an update on the Spring Bus Tour, which will be on Wednesday, April 20 to the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.  There will be a shopping stop at the Smithfield Carolina Premium Outlets.  The cost of the trip will be $35.00.  Lunch will be on your own at the Cracker Barrel. All of the members on the waiting list have been accommodated with space on the bus.  Members were reminded to bring a $1 item for the raffle and a drink for the morning.  Snacks will be provided for the am and pm and beverages will be provided for the pm.  Arrival time at the Community Center is at 7am and the bus will leave at 7:30 pm.

 

2015/2016 Slate of Officers

 

Sue Sirkin of the Nomination Committee reminded members of the available Board positions for the upcoming year.  FHGC officers are announced at the May meeting/President’s Luncheon and the installment of the officers will take place at the June meeting/social.  Any member interested in serving on the Board should get in touch with the Sue Sirkin.

 

FHGC Plant Sale

 

The FHGC Plant Sale will be on Tuesday, April 26 with a rain date of Thursday, April 28th.   Carol Cavins is responsible for the annuals, and she is currently tending 500 plants at her home,  and Janet Witherup is responsible for the plant divisions (grasses, flowers, groundcover, iris, lilies (not many cannas) .  A sign-up sheet was distributed for people to volunteer for the day of the sale, especially the raffle table.

 

There will be three raffles:  a bird bath, a knock out rose and a gift basket.

 

Janet asked for donations of plant divisions and pots, particularly 6 inch pots.

 

Carol requested that if any members had any mini-blinds they could donate, that she can use them as plant markers and price tags.

 

President’s Luncheon

 

The President’s Luncheon will be on May 9, 2016 from 12 – 2 at Blackbeard Sailing Club.   The cost is $17 per person.  The luncheon follows our General Meeting.

  

Craft Fair

 

Every third Monday of the month at 3pm, a group of volunteers are meeting at the Activity Center to work on natural crafts for the November Craft Sale.  All members are invited to join in. A sign-up sheet was left at the back of the room.

 

Lucille showed an example of one craft that will be completed at the next work day.  She encourage members to sign up and bring two large pine combs, quick dry glue, sharp scissors and any glitter they may have. 

 

Garden Maids

 

There will be a work day next Monday and Tuesday.

 

Merchandise

 

A sign-up sheet for cotton seed meal was available.  The cost is $10 for 10 pounds.

 

Raffle

 

There were multiple winners this month.  Prizes included two plants purchased from Tyron Palace plant sale, a donated plant and seed pack for flowers that attract bees. 

 

Reservation choices of menu selections and payment must be made to Carol Cavins by May 2nd.

 

 

IV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10  by Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is May 9, 2016. 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - March 14, 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

March 14, 2016

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavins, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the March meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:31am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Guests were introduced.

 

 

II.           PROGRAM

 

Today’s program was a webcast on Wildflower Seed School by Marion Goldburg.

 

An interesting link for wildflowers that do well locally is NC DOT Wildflower Programs.

 

 

III.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Treasurers Report

 

Carol Cavins reported the balance of the FHGC account balance as $10,027.35.

 

$3,000 is for the Booty Lane Project and $1,750 is for the bus trip.

 

Yard of the Month:

 

Barbara Arnett has agreed to take over as Chair of the Yard of The Month Committee.

 

Booty Lane:

 

Jennifer, Carol and Jean met with Ann Simpson March 9, 2016 to outline all the thoughts and history of the Booty Lane project.   The Garden Club will ask the Board for an approval of concept prior to the Garden Club proceeding with the Booty Lane project.  Ann agreed that the Board will be happy to work with the Garden
Club on this program and Jennifer and Jean will present our concept to the POA Board and announce the plans at the general meeting of the FHGC May meeting.  

  

Spring Bus Tour

 

Vicky Bozenhardt  gave an update on the Spring Bus Tour, which will be on Wednesday, April 20 to the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.  There will be a shopping stop at the Smithfield Carolina Premium Outlets.  The cost of the trip will be $35.00.  Lunch will be on your own at the Cracker Barrel.  The bus is full and there are six people on a waiting list.  Members were reminded to bring a $1 item for the raffle and a drink for the morning.  Snacks will be provided for the am and pm and beverages will be provided for the pm.

 

2015/2016 Slate of Officers

 

Sue Sirkin of the Nomination Committee reminded members of the available Board positions for the upcoming year.  FHGC officers are announced at the May meeting/President’s Luncheon and the installment of the officers will take place at the June meeting/social.  Terry Eichelberger is slated for the Assistant Treasurer and at the meeting, nominations from the floor were Elaine Berberich, for Secretary and Marge Drez for Corresponding Secretary.  Lucille Durst agreed to step in immediately as the Social Chair (this is not a Board position).

 

FHGC Plant Sale

 

The FHGC Plant Sale will be on Tuesday, April 26 with a rain date of Thursday, April 28th.   Carol Cavins will be responsible for the annuals and Janet Witherup will be responsible for the plant divisions (grasses, flowers, groundcover, iris, lilies (not many cannas) .  A sign-up sheet was distributed for people to volunteer for the day of the sale.

 

Movie Night at the Community Center

 

March 18, 2106 and the subject will be on pollinators.

 

Craft Fair

 

Every third Monday of the month at 3pm, a group of volunteers are meeting at the Activity Center to work on natural crafts for the November Craft Sale.  All members are invited to join in.

 

Garden Maids

 

Jennifer explained that the program was backed up due to weather and the holidays.  Sharon Nasotovich was the winner this month and her consultation will be in April.  In the future, we will only have drawings in the following months:  September, October, February, March and April. The birdhouse in the POA office will continue

to accept $2.00 entrys for  the drawings on these months.

 

Merchandise

 

A new offering for our members is stainless steel pruners for $15.

 

Merchandise is available at the General Meetings.

 

Library

 

We are still in need of a book shelf for our library (at the Activity Center) and also will take book donations.  There was also a general reminder to the members of this valuable resource.

 

Spring Home Tour

 

Jennifer asked for, and received, two more volunteers for the Spring Home Tour.

 

Raffle

 

There were four winners this month. 

 

Audrey reminded members that the time for lawn fertilization was close and never to fertilize lawns without testing the soil first. 

 

President’s Luncheon

 

The President’s Luncheon will be on May 9, 2016 from 12 – 2 at Blackbeard Sailing Club.   The cost is $17 per person.  The luncheon follows our General Meeting.

 

Reservation choices of menu selections and payment must be made to Carol Cavins by May 2nd.

 

 

IV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 by Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is April 18, 2016. 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - February 8, 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

February 8, 2016

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavins, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the February meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:34 am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Five guests were introduced by Jane Moore

 

 

II.           PROGRAM

 

River Bend Community Organic Gardening Education Center – Speakers Master Garders, Ellen Serra and Connie Casey.

 

This program was an extremely informative and educational program on the development of River Bend’s organic community garden and educational center.  The program outlined how, four years ago, with a handful of gardeners and planners came together, with limited funds, to create what is now a sustainable vegetable, herb and flower garden.  The other benefits outlined were the educational benefits for Girl Scouts and High School students, as well as others interested in learning more about organic gardening. 

 

This program was received favorably by the members and at the meeting it was announced that the FH POA is interested in a community garden.

 

 

III.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Carol Cavins reported the balance of the FHGC account balance at the end of January was $8,329.60

 

Yard of the Month:

 

Currently there is a void in the chairmanship of the Yard of the Month Program.  In order to continue this program, we will ask FHGC members to nominate yards which meet specific criteria which will be announced.  The program will run from April through November with nominations due before the end of the preceding month.

 

A sign-up sheet was passed around for members to nominate a neighborhood property. 

 

Spring Bus Tour

 

Cheryl Stevenson gave an update on the Spring Bus Tour, which will be on Wednesday, April 20 to the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.  There will be a shopping stop at the Smithfield Carolina Premium Outlets.  The cost of the trip will be $35.00.  Lunch will be on your own at the Cracker Barrel.  The event is filling up quickly and there are only a few seats left.

 

 

2015/2016 Slate of Officers

 

Members are needed to fill Board positions for the upcoming year.  FHGC officers are announced at the May meeting/President’s Luncheon and the installment of the officers will take place at the June meeting/social

 

The Nominating Committee members at this time are Susan Sirkin and Cindy Pollotta, and one more member is needed.  The open positions are:

 

Secretary and Assistant Treasurer.

 

FHGC Plant Sale

 

The FHGC Plant Sale will be on Tuesday, April 26 with a rain date of Thursday, April 28th.  Please let Carol Cavins (638-1350) know if you would like to volunteer to help with the Spring Plant Sale.  There will be a planning meeting at Carol’s house on February 24th at 10:30.

 

For the benefit of new members, Carol thoroughly explained how the plant sale worked and that it was our fund raiser for the scholarship fund.

 

Movie Night at the Community Center

 

March 18th at 7pm.  The movie has not been determined but will be announced prior to Movie Night.

 

 

Merchandise

 

This month we had our hats and new visors for sale for $15 and we sold a number of hats.  Our other merchandise such as gloves and knee pads were also for sale.

 

Spring Home Tour

 

The Spring Home Tour is April 8 and 9th.  Our house will be 1506 Spencer.  We will need two shift per day with 4-5 people per shift. 

 

Audrey and Jane will do the flower arrangments and will need volunteers to help with the arrangments.

 

A Sign up sheet was circulated for volunteers for the Spring Home Tour.

 

Arts and Craft Sale

 

Jean announced that  we would have a committee to create natural ornaments and gifts that can be sold at the November Art and Craft Sale.  A sign up sheet was distributed for those interested in that committee.

 

 

Booty Lane Project

 

Jennifer announced that there will be a committee meeting on February 17, 2016 at 3pm at the Activity Center to discuss the Booty Lane project and how the FHGC plans will coordinate with the interests of the POA.

 

Garden Maids

 

Jean outlined the program for all of our new members.

 

February winner was Nancy Hausman.

 

Door Prizes:

 

Audrey passed out door prizes to four individuals.  Three of them were Gifts that Grow.  Jean encouraged members to continue donating their Gifts that Grow.

 

Other Announcements

 

We are in need of a 20” bookcase for the garden library.

 

Susan Sirkin announced her Libarary Art Exhibit on March 3rd.

 

Art in Bloom – April 7-10 at the North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC.

 

Trent Wood Garden Club herb sale – April 23, 2016 at the Farmer’s Market.  Pre-order by February 26.

 

IV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 by Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is March 14, 2016. 

 

January 2016

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

January 11, 2016

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavines, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the January meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:34 am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Guests were introduced.

 

 

II.           PROGRAM

 

Audrey Williams – Organic Matter, based upon the movie “Back to Eden”

 

 

III.         NEW BUSINESS

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Carol Cavins reported the balance of the FHGC account balance as $8,597.76.

 

During the Christmas season, the Bridgeton needy family received $397.00.

 

Yard of the Month:

 

Currently there is a void in the chairmanship of the Yard of the Month Program.  In order to continue this program, we will ask FHGC members to nominate yards which meet specific criteria which will be announced.  The program will run from April through November with nominations due before the end of the preceding month.

 

Spring Bus Tour

 

Vicki Bozenhardt  gave an update on the Spring Bus Tour, which will be on Wednesday, April 20 to the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.  There will be a shopping stop at the Smithfield Carolina Premium Outlets.  The cost of the trip will be $35.00.  Lunch will be on your own at the Cracker Barrel.  Sign-up sheets are online.

 

2015/2016 Slate of Officers

 

Members are needed to fill Board positions for the upcoming year.  FHGC officers are announced at the May meeting/President’s Luncheon and the installment of the officers will take place at the June meeting/social.  If you are interested in being on the Board or being on the Nominating Committee, please contact Jean Paladini.

 

FHGC Plant Sale

 

The FHGC Plant Sale will be on Tuesday, April 26 with a rain date of Thursday, April 28th.  Please let Carol Cavins (638-1350) know if you would like to volunteer to help with the Spring Plant Sale.

 

Movie Night at the Community Center

 

January 15 at 7pm.  The movie is Back to Eden (Documentary). 

 

Trent Garden Club

 

There will be a Trent Garden Club sponsored Art Trip to Raleigh on April 8.  The cost is $50. 

 

Garden Maids

 

Winner was Wray Lindersmith

 

 

IV.         ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 by Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is February 8, 2016. 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - November 9, 2015

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavins, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the November meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:34 am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Guests were introduced.

 

II.           NEW BUSINESS

 

November is the last meeting of the calendar year and therefore a number of December events will take place after this meeting.  Jean called on Carol Cavins to update and send sign-up sheets to the members on upcoming December events:

 

Christmas Parade:  Parade will be held on Sunday, December 6.  The Garden Club will participate in a number of ways:

 

       Preparing pine cones to be distributed to parade observers

       Contributions of food for the after parade event

       Members to march in the parade

 

Craft Fair:  The Craft Fair is November 14th and the Garden Club will offer raffle tickets for three baskets.   A display of the baskets was available for members to preview.  This is one of the Garden Clubs major fundraisers.

 

Bridgeton needy family:  Each year the Garden Club supports a needy family from Bridgeton Elementary for Christmas and the Garden Club members donate money or give presents to support the family.  Volunteers are also needed to bake cookies for the special education class at the school. 

 

PROGRAM

 

Floral Arrangement by Joy Harsen

 

Joys presentation showed members how to utilize certain tools called a cage and oasis to make many different types of floral arrangements.  By utilizing those tools, many different shapes can be produced, including round, diamond, square, etc.  The shape will depend upon how the floral pieces are cut and arranged. 

 

Joy gave examples of different types of floral pieces that can be used for the base of the arrangements.   She explained that 9 inches is the best length for the base.  She also told the members that the scale and proportion was the key to a beautiful arrangement, as well as different textures.

 

Wreaths by Jane Haeussler

 

Jane gave a demonstration on how to make a wreath by using mesh.  The tools and measurements of what is needed to make a wreath are:

 

Mesh 21 feet

Wire wreath base 20 inch

Pipe Cleaners - 18

Ribbon 10 feet

 

Bulb Sale

 

Jennifer announced that the amaryllis bulbs were available for those who ordered bulbs and also additional ones for sale. They will also be for sale at the November 14th craft fair.  Bulbs take about six weeks to bloom and may be put in soil (soil to the crown of the bulb) or a container with stone and water. 

 

Ghost Walk

 

Jennifer gave a recount of the Ghost Walk from the house that the Garden Club supported.  Over 600 people went through the house and the volunteers did a spectacular job of successfully moving people through the home.

 

Cotton Seed Meal

 

Bags of cottonseed meal were available for sale for $10.  At this time of year, it should only be used to fertilize houseplants or winter annuals.

 

Spring Bus Trip

 

The date is April 20th and will be $35 a person.  Leave time is 8 am and returning at 6 pm.    The trip will be to the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh followed by a stop at the outlets in Smithfield.

 

Gifts that Grow

 

Jean explained that going forward Gifts that Grow will be available as door prizes at the meetings.  This will either be house plants, seeds or divisions of plants. 

 

Jean relayed information to the members of how houseplants can purify the home environment.  Plants not only produce oxygen, but also absorb chemicals from the air, thereby purifying the air.

 

Raffles

 

The wreath made by Jane, the centerpiece made by Joy and a number of house plants from a resident who moved away were part of the raffle.

 

Garden Maids

 

Winner was Twyla Pearson

 

III.          ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 Jean Paladini.   The next General meeting is January 11, 2016. 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - October 12, 2015

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

October 12. 2015

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavines, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.                  CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the October meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:45 am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  Guests were introduced.

 

II.               NEW BUSINESS

 

President’s Report:

 

Jean made a special thanks to the Committee responsible for the planters outside of the Community Center.

 

Jean announced that the FHGC received a thank you letter from the Coastal Women’s Shelter thanking us for our contribution to their auction.

 

Jean announced that going forward we would have a Question Basket so members could put in questions regarding their gardens or houseplants.  Questions will be distributed to volunteers/Master Gardeners.  Questions will be answered via emails, phone or announced at the next meeting.

 

Committee’s:

 

November Craft Show:

 

 Jane Haeussler gave a report on what was still needed for the three baskets for the raffle.  Rather than collecting more items, she asked for donations to complete what was needed for the baskets.    An envelope was distributed for donations.

 

Bulb Sale:

 

We will have Amaryllis bulbs for sale, in particular the Rilona, which is a peach color, for $15.  Sign-up sheets for the bulbs were distributed and they will be delivered at the November FHGC meeting.   We also will sell bulbs at the Craft show in November.

 

Cotton Seed Meal:

 

Cotton seed meal is excellent for houseplants.   Ten pound bags will continue to be available.  Contact Jennifer if there is interest.

 

Ghost Walk – October 23 and 24th:

 

The house that has been selected for FHGC is 516 Johnson Street, which is a large house with many rooms so we will need four people per shift.  Jennifer announced that the FHGC received a compliment from the committee sponsoring Ghost Walk.  They were very pleased that FHGC would be sponsoring this particular house.

 

Committee Board:

 

Carol explained the Committee Board to the members and sent a sign-up sheet around for members to sign up for committees.

 

Yard of the Month:

 

Jean announced that we are looking for a Chair for this committee and this revamped program will begin again in March.  She encouraged members to sign up for this committee.

 

July winners were present:  Susan and Bob Stevenson, 907 Nautilus Court.

 

Membership:

 

Three guests were present at the meeting:  Chris Romara, Maureen Post and Christen Douglas.

 

Garden Maids:

 

Elsie Moore was the Garden Maid winner.

 

III.              ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 by Jean Paladini.  The Harvest Luncheon followed the meeting and the film the Private Life of a Deer was shown during the luncheon.  The next General meeting is November 9, 2015. 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - September 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

COMMUNITY CENTER

September 14. 2015

 

President:  Jean Paladini, Vice President: Jennifer Knight, Vice President:  Jane Haeussler, Treasurer:  Carolyn Cavines, Assistant Treasurer:  Becky Nohr, Secretary:  Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary:  Ceil Von Oesen

 

I.                  CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the June meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:35 am.  As the meeting was called to order, Jean led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.  New members and guests were introduced.

 

II.               NEW BUSINESS

 

President’s Report:

 

Jean introduced two new Chairs for the following committees:

 

Social – Betty Richardson

Bus Tour – Vicky Bozenhardt and Cheryl Stevenson

 

Jean asked for a volunteer Chair to be responsible for the two planters at the Community Center that the Garden Club will be responsible for tending.  The POA will pay for the materials and the Garden Club will take care of the planters.

 

PROGRAM:   Life Cycle of Flea and Ticks – Judy Nelson

 

The major points of the program are:

 

Ticks

·        Prevention

·        Exposure to tick habitat

·        Inspection

·        Limit exposure

·        Removal of ticks

·        Repel  ticks

·        Pet care

 

There was a discussion of the types of ticks and the location in the US, showing that most ticks are active in the Eastern Carolina area.

 

Ticks can cause major health issues for those bitten and not receiving the appropriate care.  There are several diseases caused by tick bites and the salient point of this part of the program is that if you are bitten by a tick, save the tick and if symptoms appear, see your doctor and take the tick with you. 

 

 

 

Fleas

 

The major carriers of fleas in our area are mice, rats, squirrels and possums.  It is important to rid your yard of a habitat for these carriers. 

 

Flea prevention medication or collars are critical for your pets.  It is important to see your vet to determine what is the best prevention for your pet.

 

The life cycle of the flea was explained and a greater understanding conveyed about how ticks multiple so quickly.

 

Other insects:

 

The September Worm was shown and will destroy azaleas.

 

Sign up Sheets:

 

There were  several sign-ups for the members to consider:

 

·        Donations for the November Craft Show baskets – there will be three – Wine, Garden and Birds.

·        Sign up for Committees

·        Help for the Harvest Luncheon

·        Ghost Walk

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 

Carol announced that the Audit was completed and showed no irregularities.

 

The balance is $7,836

 

For the year, we will raise the scholarship fund from $1,000 to $2,000.

 

In honor of the 35th year of the Garden Club, the cost of admission to the gardens during the Bus Trip will be covered for participants.

 

Committees:

 

The new Committee Board was presented to the members.  The Board shows all the committees available to the members.  This Board will be at each meeting so that members, guest and new members can decide how they would like to participate.

 

Jean is asking for volunteers for the following committees:

 

·        Ways and Means

·        Yard of the Month

·        Community Center Pots

 

Project Reports:

 

Booty Lane Project:

 

Jennifer outlined the status of the Booty Lane project and explained why there had not been progress on Booty Lane.  The members are aware that there has been considerable budgeting, planning and consideration given by the FHGC.  Jennifer explained that the contract the POA has with Yard-Nique included Booty Lane and that during the summer the Board members of the Garden Club had been working with the POA and some of the original architects of the Booty Lane Project.  Jennifer explained that until the  Board was able to work more closely with the new POA Board and the Enhancement Committee, the project would be on hold.  The membership will be notified when decisions are made about the direction of the Project.  Jean has the list of members who signed up to help with the Project and will notify them if and when the Project begins.

 

Fall Bulbs Sale:

 

We will sell amaryllis bulbs this year and they will be available for pre-order at the next meeting.

 

Fairfield Harbour Garden Tour:

 

As a new project for this year, we are looking for three volunteers to allow, tours to the members of FHGC,  of their gardens on May 17 from 9:30 to noon.  This will be followed by refreshments at the Community Center.

 

Arts and Crafts – November 14th:

 

Jane is looking for volunteers to help at the Arts and Craft show.  We will have three baskets, wine, garden and bird.  A sign-up sheet for donations was sent around.

 

This is one of our major fundraisers and we usually make $700-$800 at this event.

 

Yearbook:

 

Jean explained that for our 35th year, we will produce a yearbook with pictures, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.  Subsequently, every five years the photo yearbook will be updated.  We will continue to produce the yearbook, without pictures, with names and phones numbers each year.

 

Garden Maids:

 

Carol Cavins was the Garden Maid winner.

 

Door Prize Raffle:

 

Winners – Rebecca Fenn and Jean Huebner

 

2015-2016 PROGRAMS

 

October:  Harvest Luncheon – movie:  The Secret Life of Deer

November:  Holiday Floral Arrangements

December:  No meeting

January:  Soil Preparation for the Spring. 

February:  Organic Gardening, River Bend Community Garden

March: DOT Wildflower program, movie

April:  Master Beekeeper

May:  President Luncheon and election of officers

June:  End of Year Slide Show and breakfast

 

 

III.              ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 by Jean Paladini.  The next meeting and Harvest Luncheon is October 12, 2015.  The film will be the Secret Life of Deer.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - May 11, 2015

I.                CALL TO ORDER

 

General membership was welcomed to the May meeting by Jennifer Knight at 9:30am, in the Community Center. Jennifer led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance. There were no new members to introduce.

 

II.              BUSINESS MEETING

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Carol Cavins reported that the balance at the end of April was $9966.67.

 

COTTONSEED MEAL:

This will be an ongoing fundraiser. The cost of a bag is $10.00. Anyone interested can see Jean Paladini. For any information on this fertilizer you can go online or email Jennifer.

 

YARD OF THE MONTH:

Bev Foltz announced that the April winners were Bob and Lorraine Walter on 909 Capstan. Due to illness they were not present to accept their certificate. We will continue to choose a winner each month. Bev asked for anyone that would like to accompany her on the selection trip around the neighborhood to please contact her at [email protected]. Also if you would like to nominate a yard please email Bev with your suggestion.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD:

Nominations for the 2015-2016 Board were announced by Jennifer Knight, the nominations were motioned by Bev Foltz and seconded by Lucille Durst. Nominations are for President- Jean Paladini, Vice President- Jennifer Knight, 2nd Vice President- Jane Haeussler, Treasurer- Carol Cavins, Asst Treasurer- Becky Nohr, Secretary- Sandy Eichelberger, Corresponding Secretary- Ceil Von Oesen The board was voted in but will be inaugurated until the general meeting in June.

 

THE PLANT SALE:

Carol Cavins reported the success of the plant sale. Many plant divisions

were donated and many volunteers worked on the day of the sale and the plants that were left over were sold at the parking lot sale. In all $1673 was brought in. Not all of the expenditures have been collected as of yet.

 

The drawings for door prizes will be chosen at the Presidents luncheon.

 

Jean Paladini thanked all of the volunteers for the Garden Maids. She explained the process of how the maids works. They do a consult to the recipient, then they go to work in the yard. There will be no winners throughout the summer, so all entries will be collected and a winner chosen at the September meeting.

 

Membership dues of $10 will be collected September.

 

The planting at Bridgeton Elementary School has been cancelled.

 

The meeting was adjourned by Jennifer Knight and the movie Butterflies was shown.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - April 13, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

General membership was welcomed to the April meeting by Jean Paladini at 9:30am, in the Community Center.

Jean introduced Dr Tom Glasgow who gave a presentation on the safe use of pesticides, storing and reusing rain water, and safety in plants and products around our waterways.

At the start of the business portion of the meeting Jennifer Knight led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Guestswere introduced, Don and Joan Taylor

Sign ups for Plant sale volunteers, purchase of Cottonseed Meal

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Bev Foltz reported that the minutes for March have been posted on the website.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Carol Cavins reported that the balance at the end of March was $7991.48

GARDEN MAIDS

The winner was Nancy Robinson.

YARD OF THE MONTH

The winners for March were Don and Joan Taylor at 1008 Pelican Dr. They were presented with a certificate and a Garden Club Honorary Membership.

MOVIE NIGHT

There will be no more movies shown this year because the POA is moving their socials to Red Sail Park

SPRING HOME AND GARDEN TOUR

Thank you’s were expressed for all of the members that volunteered for both the flower arranging and docents for the two homes that the Garden Club sponsored.

BUS TRIP

This would be the last day to sign up for the bus trip to Elizabethan Gardens.

PLANT SALE

The plant sale is being held on Tuesday April 28th at the Community Center parking lot. There was a sign-up sheet for volunteers for that day to assist with the sale. Janet Witherup talked about the need for donations for plant divisions. Jean Paladini expressed the need for some donated house plants.

PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON

Take money and forms for Presidents Luncheon to Carol Cavins at her home.

COTTONSEED MEAL

This will be an ongoing fundraiser. It is a fertilizer for all types of plants. It is being sold for $10 for a 10-lb bag.

DOOR PRIZES

Door prize winners were Hazel Alcock and Elaine Berberich.

 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - March 9, 2015

Jean Paladini introduced Ken Gardner for his presentation on seed propagation.

The business portion of the meeting started at 10:15. Jennifer Knight lead the members in the pledge of allegiance.

Our guests, Cindy Pollotta and Ken Haeussler were introduced.

Jennifer spoke of sign ups on the counter. The bus trip, plant sale, cottonseed meal sale, spring home and garden tour, and movie night.

TREASURERS REPORT:

Carol Cavins reported the balance of $ 7388.41  in the treasury. Carol explained that the balance is high because of the Booty Lane project that is coming up over the next year that will be a large expense.

SECRETARY REPORT:

Beverly Foltz reported that the minutes for February had been approved and are posted on the garden club website.

BUS TRIP:

The trip is scheduled for April 22nd , at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo. The bus will leave the Community Center parking lot at 7am. A lunch will be served while a presentation is given at the gardens. Shopping will follow at Tanger Outlets in Nags Head. The cost is $55.00 which includes the bus, admission to the gardens, and lunch and learn presentation. So far 35 people have signed up. You can get registration forms from Jenny Dark and Ellen Beery.

Yard of the Month 

There was no yard of the month selection for February. It will resume for March.

WOMANS SHELTER BASKET:

Jody Pascarella placed a basket at the door for donations.

MOVIE NIGHT:

The last movie to be held at the Community Center is butterflies on March 20th. After that they will be held at the Red Sail Park.

Nominating Committee:

Jennifer asked for volunteers for the nominating committee. Audrey VonDolln will chair with Jane Moore, and Jennifer Knight being on the committee.

The Presidents luncheon will be on May 11, 2015

PLANT SALE:

The plant sale is on the 4th Tuesday of April. It is from 9am until noon at the Community Center Parking Lot. Sign up sheets are on the counter for volunteers. Contact Carol Cavins for information. Janet Witherup is in charge of plant divisions. Her address is 906 Crooked Creek Dr.

SPRING HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR:

Joan Campbell talked about the 2 homes that the garden club is doing this year and asked for a few more volunteers.

Angela spoke about a flower show by the Garden Club of North Carolina.

GARDEN MAIDS:

The winner was Jody Pascarella.

DOOR PRIZES:

Winners were Ceil Von Oeson, Janet Witherup, Cindy Pollotta, Jean Paladini, Judy Nelson, Nancy Hausman,  Grawnea McGrail, Audrey VonDolln,  Kathy King, Hazel Alcock, Barbara Franz,  Mimi Watrous

Meeting was adjourned at 11am.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - February 9, 2015

Jennifer Knight, President: Jean Paladini, 1st Vice President: Vicky Bozenhardt, 2nd Vice President: Carol Cavins, Treasurer: Becky Nohr, Assistant Treasurer: Beverly Foltz, Secretary: Ceil Von Oesen, Corresponding Secretary:

 

            CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Jean Paladini at 9:30AM, at the Community Center. Jean led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            GUEST PRESENTATION

Jean Paladini introduced the guest speaker Ellen Beery. Ellen did a wonderful presentation on Native plants in Fairfield Harbour. The slide picture presentation was a month by month identification of plants that grow naturally in our area. She gave a little history on each plant. A handout was given with a list of the plants. At the end of the presentation there was a question and answer portion.

      The business meeting started at 10:15AM.

THE TREASURERS REPORT

Carol Cavins gave the treasurers report. The old balance was $7302.75. The new balance is $7144.81 as of February 9th, 2015

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON’S REPORTS

            Needy Family:

Carol Cavins reported that $1090.00 plus items from the list clothes, shoes, toys, etc was collected for 2 families from Bridgeton Elementary for Christmas 2014.

 

Coastal Women’s Shelter:

Every year the garden club makes a basket and donates it to the Women’s shelter for them to raffle at their fashion show.  Carol Cavins asked for a volunteer to collect the items from GC members, make up the basket, and take it to the function.  Jody Pascarella volunteered to do the basket.  A sign up sheet was available for members to select items to donate for the basket.

 

New Bern Spring Home and Garden Show:

Joan Campbell announced that the tour will take place on Friday April 10th  and Saturday April 11th.

The GC is sponsoring 2 houses this year. A sign up sheet was made available for docents. She will need 3 docents per 2 shifts each day. Jane Haeussler is asking for help with the flower arrangements for the houses.

 

Nominating Committee:

Jennifer is asking for volunteers for this committee. Please contact Jennifer Knight if you are interested.

 

Garden Maids:

Jean Paladini explained that the master gardeners do a consultation then the maids do a clean up, pruning,etc. Raffle Tickets are $2.00 and are available at the POA Office. This months winner was Ann Holzberger of Sawgrass Ct.

 

Plant Sale:

Carol Cavins announced that the plant sale will take place on April 28th. She is asking for volunteers to help purchase plants, transplant them, care for them for a few weeks before the sale, collect plant divisions from the neighborhood and work the sale.  She is planning the first committee meeting on February 25th at her house.

 

Bus Trip:

Jenny Dark explained that there is a registration form if you want to go, you fill it out and submit it to Jenny with your check. The trip is scheduled for April 22 to the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo for a fee of $55.00.  The fee includes the transportation, admission to the gardens, lunch with a learning presentation by an Elizabethan Garden representative and we will by stopping at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Nags Head afterwards. Space is limited so contact Jenny at 288-4708 or Ellen at 203-655-4137. Jenny asked for a volunteer to make the basket that is raffled off on the trip.

 

Yard of the Month:

Bev Foltz announced the winners for November and January.  Carol Cavins and Susan Mathes accepted their certificate and letter awarding them an honorary membership to the FHGC.

 

Cotton Seed Meal:

Anyone that wants to purchase the fertilizer, cotton seed meal a sign up was made available. It will be available March or April.

 

Movie Night:

The next movie night will follow the POA Social on March 20th.  The movie will be “Butterflies” and will start at 7PM. Volunteers are needed to be a cashier and to make and sell popcorn and water.

 

Door prizes were provided by Audrey VonDolln.  The winners were Judy Nelson, Kathy Dillon, Rebecca Fenn, and Morag Cheeseman.

 

Jane Moore announced the renewing members were: Elaine Mielenhausen, Mary Elizabeth Deckert, new member Barbara J. Frantz.

Guests were, Ed Thompson, Christine Douglas, Elaine and Wayne Fretwell, Mallory Harwood and Olwen Jarvis.

 

            The meeting was adjourned at 11:55.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - January 12, 2015

Call to Order:

The Garden Clubs General Membership meeting for January was called to order by Jennifer Knight at 9:30am in the Community Center.

 

Guest Speaker:

Jean Paladini introduced Ginny Springer who was assisted by Jennifer Knight in a presentation about the best trees for your yard.

 

Business Meeting:

The presentation was followed by the business portion of the meeting. Due to the recent remodeling of the Community Center no American Flag was available so the pledge could not be recited. Guests were introduced.

 

Secretaries Report:

Bev Foltz stated that the past minutes were posted to the website.

 

Treasurers Report:

There was no Treasurer’s report due to Carol Cavins’ absence.

 

Garden Maids:

The January winner was Paul Warren of 2054 Royal Pines Dr

 

Yard of the Month:

The winner for the Yard of the Month for November was Marty and Carol Cavins of 6012 Booty Lane.

 

Pine Cones:

There were pinecones left over to be given out at the door upon leaving.

 

Spring Home and Garden Tour:

Joan Campbell spoke about the Home and Garden Tour taking place on April 11 and 12. Due to having 2 homes that we are sponsoring we are in need of docents. A sign up sheet was available for volunteers.

 

Movie Night:

The POA social starts at 5:30 to be followed by a movie, ‘The Private Life of Deer’. The movie usually starts about 7pm. Popcorn and water will be sold for the movie. A sign up sheet was made available for volunteers to help out that night.

 

Spring Bus Trip:

Jenny Dark spoke about the bus trip to be at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo. A vote was taken as to whether everyone wanted to go to a restaurant after the garden tour or the gardens were offering to have a buffet with a presentation after the tour of the gardens. It was voted to do the lunch and learn. That will be followed by a shopping trip to the outlet mall in Nags Head. The trip will be on April 22nd. The price will be about $55.00. It was voted to use Horizon Tours for the bus.

 

Plant Sale:

The plant sale will be on April 28th. Carol will give more information next month.

 

Cottonseed Meal:

We will be selling the fertilizer Cottonseed Meal. A sign up sheet will be available next month. A ten-pound bag will be $10.00.

 

Angela Marchesi announced that on March 19th through the 22nd the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh is offering a festival called Art in Bloom.

 

Door prizes were awarded.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:50am.

 

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - November 10, 2014

CALLED TO ORDER:

The general membership meeting was called to order by Jennifer Knight at 9:35.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Jean Paladini introduced Angela Marchesi. Angela did a presentation on flower arranging, especially for the holidays.

 

BUSINESS MEETING:

Jennifer led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

SIGN UPS:

Sign ups were available for: making pinecone bird feeders, wrapping the presents for the needy families, gift donations for the needy families, cookie baking for special needs children at Bridgeton Elementary, and volunteers for food at the end of the parade at Red Sail Park.

 

BULBS:

Everyone that had purchased bulbs were encouraged to pick them up. After today they will go on sale to the public. We need someone to work the ‘bulbs for sale table’ at the craft fair.

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

Carol Cavins reported that as of today we have $6356.31.

 

GARDEN MAIDS:

The current winner was Elsie Moore

 

YARD OF THE MONTH:

The winner for the month of October was Charlotte Frey and Richard Koch at 1016 Pelican Dr. Charlotte was presented with an honorary membership and a certificate.

 

BOOTY LANE:

The committee met and started a discussion about the types of flowers and placement. If anyone has a particular plant they would like to see at Booty Lane they should contact Jennifer.

 

BASKET RAFFLE:

Jane Haeussler spoke about the raffle of 3 baskets that the membership had donated items and cash for purchase that will be set up at the craft fair. Members were able to purchase tickets. Proceeds from the raffle go to the scholarship fund.

 

Door prizes were awarded.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25am.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - October 13, 2014

Jennifer Knight, President: Jean Paladini, 1st Vice President: Vicky Bozenhardt, 2nd Vice President: Carol Cavins, Treasurer: Becky Nohr, Assistant Treasurer: Beverly Foltz, Secretary: Ceil Von Oesen, Corresponding Secretary:

 

I.                CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Jennifer at 11:20am at the recreation center.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

II.             NEW BUSINESS

A.    Secretary’s Report

The minutes for September were approved and posted on the website. A motion to approve the minutes was stated and second.

B.    Treasurer’s Report

Carol was not present so it was stated the treasures report would be done next month.

C.    Committee Chairperson’s Report

Basket raffle:

Jane stated that the time and place have been changed to November 15th at the community center during the craft fair. Jane stated that more items were needed for the baskets and sent around a sign up sheet. Jane sent around a sign up for volunteers to work at the table.

Garden Maids Program:

The winner was Barbara Arnett

Bulb sale:

Jennifer stated that a preorder form would be on the table for anyone interested in purchasing blubs.

 

Yard of the Month Program

Bev stated that the yard of month is being done in a different way. One day will be selected each month and we will need about 3 volunteers to ride in one car and select a house that day. If you see a yard that you would like to nominate just email Bev. If you have previously won you may not win again for 3 years. Anyone interested in volunteering for the ride to select a house should contact her.

Ghost Walk:

Sign up was sent and it was said that volunteers were needed for all shifts

Booty Lane:

There will be a meeting at Carol Cavins house to discuss a selection of plant choices on October 15th.

 

 

 

Bus trip:

Jenny Dark and Ellen Beery are putting together a selection of places to consider and will be presenting them to the board.

November Presentation:

There will be a presentation by Angela on decorating with flowers for the holidays.

 

III.           COMMENTS AND NOTICES

Audrey spoke about how long we had the room, how to file through the tables for the pot luck and thanked her committee.

 

RAFFLE DRAWING

The center pieces on four of the tables were the door prizes. The winners were: Terry Eikenberg, Toni King, Joe Baron, Kathie King

 

IV.            ADJOURNMENT

The business portion of the Meeting was adjourned at 11:45

 

The Fall Feast began, and at 12:30 the movie ‘What Plants Talk About.’ began, and was enjoyed by all.

 

FHGC General Membership Meeting - September 8, 2014

Fairfield Harbour Garden Club September 8, 2014

Jennifer Knight, President: Jean Paladini, 1st Vice President: Vicky Bozenhardt, 2nd Vice President: Carol Cavins, Treasurer: Becky Nohr, Assistant Treasurer: Beverly Foltz, Secretary: Ceil Von Oesen, Corresponding Secretary:

I. CALL TO ORDER

The general meeting of the Garden Club was called to order by Jennifer Knight at 9:30am. She introduced the guest speaker Hadley Cheris from Tryon Palace.

II. GUEST PRESENTATION

Hadley Cheris, and Jennifer Knight then showed a slide presentation of plants that will be available at the Tryon Palace plant sale on October 10th and 11th from 9-5pm. They described each plant pictured and some that were not pictured. They gave planting instructions, told how reliable they are in the harbor, any favorable facts and also answered any questions from members. The presentation ended at 10:45.At the start of the business portion of the meeting Jennifer led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

III. NEW BUSINESS

A. President's Report

Jennifer stated that we are going back to the sign up sheets. New members were introduced. They are listed under membership. Jennifer asked each officer for reports in their area.

B. Treasurer’s Report

Carol Cavins reported that there is currently in the treasury $5280.93. We have reached a budget for the coming year. Some members expressed an interest in seeing the budget so Carol is going to bring copies to the next meeting. In the coming year as part of the budget we are expecting to collect $10,250 and we are expecting to spend $12,250. The overage being the expense for Booty Lane. Carol explained that in the past members expressed the desire to invest in the beautification of our neighborhood.

C. Corresponding Secretary

If anyone knows of a member that we need to send any type of greeting card to; Get Well, Sympathy, etc please contact Ceil Von Oesen at 635-4910

D. Committee Chairperson’s Report:

Arts and Craft Fair Fundraising Program

Jennifer stated that there will be no craft fair this year at the Harbour so we are going to purchase a table at the Farmers Market for the raffle baskets. It was announced a few days after the meeting that Jean Huebner will be heading up the craft fair for Fairfield Harbour and it will be held on November 15th.Fairfield Harbour Garden Club September 8, 2014

Basket Raffle

Jane Haeussler was not present so Carol and Jennifer asked in her absence for donations of large decorative baskets for the raffle. There will be a wine basket, a gardening basket, and a bird/wildlife basket. To make any donations please contact Jane at 633-4561.

Membership

Jane Moore announced that we have 10 new members, and 1 renewing. Dues must be paid and any changes be submitted to Jane by the October meeting to be in the new directory.

New Members:

Barbara Arnett, Alice & Harvey Edwards, Jean Hultman, Roberta Flynn, Elsie Moore/ Joe Baran, Darlene & Paul Warren, Joanne Doughty

Renewal- Ellen Beery,

Yard of the Month Program

Beverly Foltz stated she will be the new chairman for the Yard of the Month Program. She explained the duties of the volunteers and asked that anyone that may be interested to contact her at 288-6502. She hopes to have a selection for October.

Bulb Sale

The fall bulb sale will consist of Amaryllis (apple blossom version)at $15.00 and a bulb forcing kit of Paper Whites and Hyacinth at $10.00. We will be taking pre orders in September and October and they will be available to be distributed in November. Sales will be open to the community.

Ghost Walk

A sign up sheet for volunteers to be docents was circulated. Jennifer explain what the duties of a docent entails. The Ghost Walk will take place on October 24th and 25th.  We will need volunteers for 2 shifts - 5:30-7:30pm and 7:30-9:30pm each night.  Contact Jennifer Knight if you would like to volunteer.Harvest Pot Luck

After the meeting on October 13th we will have our Harvest Pot Luck. Audrey Von Dolin is asking for volunteers to help with setting up, clean up and prepare beverages.

April Bus Trip

Jenny Dark and Ellen Beery have volunteered to plan the annual April Bus Trip

IV. OLD BUSINESS

Garden Maids Program

Jean Paladini explained that tickets for the garden maids program can be purchased at the POA office and at the general meeting. The cost is $2.00. Each month ( with the exception of Summer when all tickets are saved until September) Fairfield Harbour Garden Club September 8, 2014

a ticket is drawn at the general meeting and the garden maids go to the winners home and give suggestions on removal and trimming and with the owners consent clean up the yard. A sign designating that this yard has won the garden maids raffle is placed in the yard. A raffle ticket was drawn and the winner was Sue Gagnon. She lives at 6110 Cardinal Dr.

Booty Lane Replenishment

We have met 3 times this Summer. We had a tree removal company come out and they gave us recommendations for what trees should be removed at a cost of $2500. We are considering a hardscape of bricks at the alcove at the site. It is our thoughts to sell bricks that people could memorialize a family member or recognize a garden club member .

Door Prizes

Audrey Von Dolln will be the chairman. She asked for volunteers and Carol Lindtveit and Vicky Bozenhardt consented to help.

Plant Sale

Carol Cavins asked for donations of 4"or 6" pots that you may have left over from plant purchases for the plant sale. Please take them to her home at 6012 Booty Lane.

V. COMMENTS AND NOTICES

Jean Paladini read off the proposed Garden Club Programs for the upcoming year:

October – Fall Harvest Pot Luck with the movie "How Plants Talk"

November – Angela who has won awards for her arrangements will be giving us pointers.

January - Ginny Springer, Best Trees for the harbour

February – Ellen Beery, Native plants that work best in the harbour

March – Ken Garner, Seed propagation

April – Keeping our water ways safe from pollution

May – Garden Club President's Luncheon, announce scholarship winner

Jean also said that the planned upcoming movies are: Secret life of Deer, and Butterflies

Jean then described some highlights of her trip to Montana

VI. RAFFLE DRAWING

Door prizes were awarded to Deborah Shannon and Charlene Treubert

VII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:26am by Jennifer Knight

FHGC General Membership Meeting - May 12

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

COMMUNITY CENTER

May 12, 2014

9:30 A.M.

 

Officers Present: Jennifer Knight, President; Jean Paladini, First Vice President; Carolyn Cavins, Treasurer; Karen Costello

 

 

I.            CALL TO ORDER

As the May General meeting was called to order Jennifer Knight led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.

 

II.            OLD BUSINESS

 

A.    Secretary’s Report

The secretary’s reports for April have been submitted, reviewed and approved, respectively.  General meeting minutes are posted to the website.

 

B.     Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer’s report was submitted, reviewed and accepted unanimously.

 

C.    Corresponding Secretary’s Report

The corresponding secretary’s report was deferred to June General Membership meeting.

 

D.    Committee Chairperson’s Report

 

a.             Audit Committee:  According to the bylaws, the second vice president and the corresponding secretary serve on the Audit Committee, as well as an appointed member by the president. This year Ellen Pettigrew has been appointed as the additional committee member. The committee will meet in July for the annual fiscal examination.

b.            Beacon Articles: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

c.             Booty Lane: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

d.            Annual Spring Bus Trip: Jean Huebner reported there were 51 happy and satisfied guests on the April 19th  tour of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham.

e.             Christmas Parade: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

f.             Christmas Party: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

g.            Door Prize: Surplus plants were awarded to several members during the door prize drawing.

h.            Fall Bulb Sale: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

i.              Flyers/Website: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

j.              Garden Maids: A drawing today was awarded to Claudia Yalden, as the May Garden Maids recipient. Raffle envelopes will be available at the POA office for June through August for the next drawing held at the September General meeting. 

k.            Garden Projects: Jennifer Knight reported the Queen Street Liriope Project, held on April 26, was a successful event, with the Garden Club also contributing liriope plants.

l.              Ghostwalk Tour: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

m.          Historian: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

n.            Horticulture: Jennifer Knight reported that Craven County Cooperative Extension and the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation will present a one-hour educational program on May 21 at 1:00 PM at the Community Center. This first, of a series of presentations throughout the county by Tom Glasgow, will focus on the potential problems associated with fertilization, pesticide application, irrigation and other practices on residential properties located adjacent to or near water.

o.            Librarian: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

p.            Membership:  It was reported the Club has 143 in its membership. A membership survey will be distributed to conduct an annual member survey to stay current on membership interests.

Nominations: The slate of officers for nomination for 2014-2015 was presented for vote to the membership by Jennifer Knight. The nominated officers include: Jennifer Knight-president; Jean Paladini-first vice-president; Vicky Bozenhardt-second vice-president; Carolyn Cavins-treasurer; Becky Nohr-assistant treasurer; Beverly Foltz-secretary; Ceil VonOesen-corresponding secretary.

ACTION:  Audrey VonDolln made a motion to accept the voted slate of officers for 2014 to 2015.  Ginny Springer seconded the motion.  The president asked for a vote of membership on the slate of officers. Unanimous vote was received. 

q.            Programs: On May 19 the Garden Club is hosting a bus trip to Casey’s Wholesale Nursery in Goldsboro. Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the wholesale nursery process as well as receiving advice on landscaping. For those who purchase plants, they will be available for pickup at the Community Center on May 21. The bus will depart the Community Center at 10:30 am and stop to pickup additional garden club members at Bridgepointe Hotel at 11:00 am. Cost per person will be $25. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Heritage Park Foundation.

r.              Scholarship: It was reported, after review of applications, Sara Snyder will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship award. Sara, who has chosen to study in the field of environmental studies, will be guest at the President’s Luncheon.

s.             Social: Audrey VonDolln reported the President’s Luncheon is immediately following today’s General Meeting, at Blackbeard Sailing Club. Installation of newly elected officers will be held during the catered buffet luncheon.

Jennifer Knight reported the final meeting of the year, scheduled for June 9th, will be a brunch social, hosted by the Club, which will include bagels, pastries and beverages and the showing of the year-end slideshow.

t.              Spring Home Tour: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

u.            Spring Plant Sale: Carolyn Cavins reported the Spring Plant Sale was a successful event this year. Appreciation was expressed to all volunteers who helped with the coordination of this fundraiser.

v.            Ways and Means: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.

w.          Yard of the Month: Due to personal issues, Jody Pascarella is no longer able to fulfill her duties as chairperson of this committee. Jennifer Knight has appealed to membership for an alternate chairperson and volunteers to continue this program.

 

III.            NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING

The next scheduled General Meeting will be held at the Community Center on Monday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m.

 

IV.            ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Karen A. Costello, Secretary

 

FHGC April 14, 2014 General Meeting

I.            PROGRAM PRESENTATION
                Jennifer Knight and Jean Paladini introduced members to the uncomplicated and minimal creation of a hanging basket, themed "Thriller, Filler, Spiller."   For those unable to attend today’s meeting, the following easy steps were outlined by Jennifer and Jean:

  • ·      A typical hanging basket may be made of plastic or wire.
  • ·      It is recommended lining the planter with a pre-formed cocoa fiber liner.  These forms come in various sizes and are placed over the top of the container and gently pushed down so the liner conforms to the container.
  • ·      Baskets lose water through evaporation, so closely monitor their moisture level. To reduce moisture loss and cut down on watering frequency include a barrier by lining the inside of the fiber/moss-lined basket with plastic prior to filling with soil. If you decide to line the entire piece of coco coir for maximum water retention, cut several holes in the liner to allow for drainage and air circulation. Jean suggested a self-watering system simply made by cutting the bottom off an appropriate sized plastic bottle and make a small hole in the bottle's cap with a sharp object, as well as holes around the sides of the bottle. Shove the upside-down bottle cap-first into the top of the hanging basket's soil, but only as far as it needs to go to remain stable and back fill with additional soil. After completing the basket fill the inverted bottle with ice cubes. This will prevent ‘flooding the planter and allow for the slow release of moisture to the roots of the plants. The basket's soil will draw the amount of water it needs slowly, relieving you of watering duty. In hot weather, check baskets daily and water thoroughly but allow baskets to dry out slightly between watering.
  • ·      Fill the container with a potting soil mix, preferably a mix that contains slow-release fertilizer.  Moisten the soil and add more as settling occurs before you start planting. Fill container to within an inch or two of the rim.
  • ·      Start planting your summer plants, gently opening the roots before placing into the soil. Place taller plants near the center and trailing plants along the edges. When selecting items for your basket consider either a single kind of flower or a combination including tall, midrange, and trailing forms for variety. Try to include varying bloom sizes. Once you are happy with your arrangement, water the basket until you see runoff.
  • ·      Hang your basket where it will get plenty of sun, but with periods of shade in case the weather turns particularly hot. During summer months, water your basket every day in the early morning or evening, when evaporation is less. If you water in the morning, wet the foliage as well, to discourage spider mites.
  • ·      Pinch off old blooms to encourage fresh blossom to keep your basket producing fresh color all season.

 

II.            CALL TO ORDER
General membership was welcomed to the April meeting by Jennifer Knight after the conclusion of the workshop.  As the meeting was called to order, Jennifer led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.
 III.            NEW BUSINESS
A.      Secretary’s Report
The secretary’s reports for March have been submitted, reviewed and approved, respectively.  General meeting minutes are posted to the website.
 
B.      Treasurer’s Report
The treasurer’s report was submitted, reviewed and accepted unanimously.
 
C.      Corresponding Secretary’s Report
The corresponding secretary’s report deferred to May General Membership meeting.
 
D.      Committee Chairperson’s Report
a.             Audit Committee: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
b.            Beacon Articles: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
c.             Booty Lane: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
d.            Bus Trip: Jean Huebner reported a 55-seat bus has been completely reserved for the April 19 Sarah P. Duke Gardens tour in Durham. Departure from the community center will be no later than 7 a.m. and anticipated arrival at the gardens is 10 o’clock.
e.             Christmas Parade: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
f.             Christmas Party: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
g.            Door Prize: Morag Cheeseman was drawn as this month’s recipient. She received a seeded herb basket, created by Jennifer Knight during this morning’s workshop presentation.
h.            Fall Bulb Sale: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
i.              Flyers/Website: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
j.              Garden Maids: Jean Paladini reported April 24 will be the work day for previous recipient, Jane Moore. A drawing today was awarded to Betty Richardson, as the April Garden Maids recipient. A decorative, portable sign has been purchased by the Club to display at each winner’s home.
            Garden Projects: Jennifer Knight reported the Queen Street Liriope Project is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at the intersection of Queen and Pollock Streets, beginning at 10 a.m.  The project will be the planting of liriope grass in the narrow median along Queen Street, running the full length of the block in front of the restored Fordham Cemetery.
Donation from contributions from Club members, were delivered to the Coastal Women’s Shelter, for their fundraiser event in March.
k.            Ghostwalk Tour: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
l.              Historian: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
m.          Horticulture: Jennifer Knight reported that Craven County Cooperative Extension and the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation will present a one-hour educational program on May 21 at 1:00 PM at the Community Center. This first, of a series of presentations throughout the county, will focus on the potential problems associated with fertilization, pesticide application, irrigation and other practices on residential properties located adjacent to or near water.
n.            Librarian: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
o.            Membership: It was reported the Club has 143 in its membership. At today’s meeting new member, Andrea Richmond , and guests, Alice Edwards and Roberta Flynn were welcomed.
p.            Nominations: The slate of officers for nomination for 2014-2015 was presented for consideration and will be voted upon at the May General Meeting. Nominated officers include: Jennifer Knight-president; Jean Paladini-first vice-president; Vicky Bozenhardt-second vice-president; Carolyn Cavins-treasurer; Becky Nohr-assistant treasurer; Beverly Foltz-secretary; Ceil VonOesen-corresponding secretary.
q.            Programs: On May 19 the Garden Club is hosting a bus trip to Casey’s Wholesale Nursery in Goldsboro. The bus will depart the Community Center at 10:30 am and stop to pickup additional garden club members at Bridgepointe Hotel at 11:00 am. Cost per person will be $25. Reservations are encouraged. A sign-up sheet will be provided after the meeting.
r.              Scholarship: DiAnne McEwen reported she has received applications for scholarship awards. The committee is reviewing documents and will offer the recipient an invitation to the President’s Luncheon.
s.             Social: Audrey VonDolln reported the committee is coordinating the President’s Luncheon scheduled for May 12, immediately following the General Meeting, at Blackbeard Sailing Club. Installation of newly elected officers will be held during the catered buffet luncheon. The luncheon will be $15 per person with checks payable to Fairfield Harbour Garden Club.
t.              Spring Home Tour: Jennifer Knight reported the success of the Club’s participation in the Spring House Tour, held April 11-12. Appreciation was expressed to Joan Campbell and her committee for the organization and coordination of docents and the historical details shared with tour guests. As well, Jane Haeussler and the Spring Home Tour Flowers committee were praised for their contribution of floral arrangements at the hosted home.
u.            Spring Plant Sale: Carolyn Cavins reported the Spring Plant Sale, scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 from 9 am – 12 noon, with rain date of Thursday, May 1, will be held on the Community Center parking lot. Perennials and annuals will be for sale as well as garden gloves, knee pads, FHGC denim aprons and a weeping cherry and a magnolia tree will be raffled off. A sign-up sheet recruiting volunteers is available after the meeting.
            Ways and Means: There was no discussion at this time for this committee.
v.            Yard of the Month: Jody Pascarella reported the committee will resume this program in April. Volunteers and a co-chair are requested.
 
IV.            GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Angela Marchesi announced on April 26 the Trent Woods Garden Club is hosting an herb sale.
Jennifer Knight announced a workshop, led by Tom Glasgow of the Craven County Extension, concerning centipede grasses, will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 10 to noon.
 
V.            NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING
The next scheduled General Meeting will be held at the Community Center on Monday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m.
 
VI.            ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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 February 10, 2014

Meeting commenced 9:30

 

Jennifer Knight, Master Gardener and Fairfield Harbour Garden Club President presented the program on “Renovation Landscaping—Converting Old Gardens into New”. Jennifer answered many of the questions that North Carolina gardeners are asking this time of year as spring quickly approaches. She discussed effective pruning practices, including what plants to keep and what plants to remove for the best look in landscaping. She also dealt with topics particular to Fairfield Harbour gardeners such as dealing with wildlife pests and how to choose plants and landscaping that require low maintenance. She showed slides which illustrated transformation with both landscaping and hardscaping.  One of the most helpful parts of the presentation was a question and answer period that followed the formal presentation.

 

Following the presentation, Jennifer Knight called the meeting to order and the club was lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Jennifer made several announcements including

1.  Pruning Workshop

2.  Bulb planting at Bridgeton Elementary—the remaining bulbs from the bulb sale will be used by 3rd grade students to meet classroom science objectives on plant metabolism.

3. If members have agenda items they want to bring to the board meeting, it is held the Tuesday before the board meeting at 3 pm.  The next board meeting is Tuesday March 4  

 

Secretary’s report: Secretary Karen Costello and Corresponding Secretary Chris Albanese are out of town and Elaine Berberich took minutes in their absence.  The minutes for both January and February are posted on the website.

 

Treasurer’s Report:  Carolyn Cavins reported an ending treasury balance in February at $5,649.  Members were encouraged to think about ideas for the use of some of this money that would meet the mission statement of the club.  Linda Dodge outlined this mission as being: the beautification of gardens and the community; appreciation of horticulture; and developing gardening skills and knowledge through demonstration, shows and awards.

 

Jean Paladini gave a report on the Movie Night in January and how much those that had attended had enjoyed the program.  Many members expressed an interest in seeing the movie and plans were made to show the movie at the May meeting after the business meeting and before the President’s Luncheon.  The luncheon being held at Blackbeard Sailing Club. 

 

The winner of the February Garden Maids was Jane Moore.  Stella Wendoloski, Garden Maids winner for January, expressed how much she appreciated and enjoyed the service.  

 

Sign up Sheets were passed around during the meeting for

1.  The bus trip to Duke Gardens. The final date for sign up will be March 31st.  Members can sign up at the March meeting or contact Jean Huebner or Ellen Pettigrew. Cost is expected to be $40 per person. 

2.  The Spring Plant Sale.  A meeting will be held February 25th at Carolyn Cavins house (6012 Booty Lane) for planning.  Carolyn Cavins and Linda Dodge will chair this committee. A date for the plant sale will be decided and posted on the website. 

3. The Coastal Women’s Shelter of New Bern.  Chris Albanese is taking donations for garden items as well as cash.  Two baskets will be raffled off as a fundraiser in the spring for the shelter.

4.  The Spring Home and Garden Show April 11 & 12.  Members are encouraged to sign up for docents in FHGC sponsored home.  Sign up can be either for the morning or afternoon.  Members who have done this in the past have found it to be both a learning experience as well as being a lot of fun.

5.  The Garden Maids Committee.  Members who sign up for this can work with Master Gardeners in both planning and helping the work get done with the Garden Maids.  Being on this committee provides a great opportunity for hands-on-learning with the expertise of the Master Gardener.

6.  Flowers for the Spring Home Show.  Jane Hauessler is looking for committee members that could help with this.

 

 

It was suggested that sign-up sheets be located at a central location (i.e. the countertop) rather than circulated, to expedite the process.

 

New Business

 

Jennifer presented the option for the club to make a donation to the Heritage Park in New Bern.  This was moved and seconded and passed by the membership.  FHGC will be sponsoring a plant-buying trip to Casey’s Nursery in Goldsboro.  This will be open to the 4 garden clubs in New Bern as well as Master Gardeners.  The buying trip will be held on May 19th and will consist of a tour as well as the opportunity to purchase premium plants for this area. FHGC will invite the Trent Woods, Greenbrier, Taberna and River Bend Garden Clubs as well as the Craven County Master Gardeners to attend. Proceeds will then go to support Heritage Park. 

 

Jennifer announced that if members are interested in being on the nominating committee for next year’s officers they should send her an email.  Jennifer Knight (president), Jean Paladini (1st vice president) and Carol Cabins(treasurer) have agreed to stay on their current positions.  Chris Albanese will not stay on as corresponding secretary so that position will definitely be open.

 

Members have expressed interest in having a social dinner, which would include spouses.  A tentative dinner is planned March 25th at Fairfield Food and Spirits at 6:30 pm.  A sign up sheet will be brought to the next meeting.

 

Jennifer told club members about a chance for community involvement in New Bern.  Queen Street improvements are being handled by the Community Roots Project.  Variegated Liriope clumps are needed.  People can dig up the ones in their yard, split them in half and donate one and put the other back in the ground.  Jennifer Knight can be contacted about this community project.

 

Old Business

 

Booty Lane Landscape Renovation is a way the Garden Club can show an example of renovation landscaping.  Since the weather has been so bad, the Booty Lane Committee has not been able to meet yet. Carla Cheeseborough and Jennifer Knight will notify the members who signed up for the committee when the first design planning day will be.

 

Lucky raffle winners for the meeting were Ceil Von Oesen and Twyla Pearson who received beautiful plantings coordinated by Carla Cheesborough.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 am

 

The next meeting will be March 10 and will be on Curb Appeal Plantings from April to August by Wendy Graveman of Pinecone Perennials.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Elaine Berberich

 

 

 

 Fairfield Harbour Garden Club March 2014
Minutes of General Meeting

 

Meeting began at 9:30 am with introduction of guest speaker, Jayne McGinn from Pinecone Perennials, by Vice President, Jean Paladini.

 

Jayne presented a lively, informative and visually lovely program on increasing the “Curb Appeal “ of our homes. Photographs of homes showed use of color, keeping plants to the correct scale and using interesting and colorful containers to heighten the visual appeal of a home.

 

Jennifer Knight, Club President led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Membership chairs, Jane Moore and Margaret Heberlein were called upon to provide the current number of club members. Membership now stands at 141 members, including new members Penny Sullivan and Mary Strickland. Two guests in attendance, were Grace Lopuch and Rosanne Rowe.

 

President Jennifer notified members of the following club events:
Sign-up sheets on the side counter


March 26th at 6:30 Dinner at Fairfield Harbour Food and Spirits with your spouse. Lite fare ( burgers and salads ) will be served.

 

Bus trip to Casey’s Nursery in Goldsboro on May 19th.

 

Spring Homes Tour, chaired by Joan Campbell
1) docents needed for house on Metcalf Street ( Saturday)
2) volunteers needed to assist in arranging of floral displays for Metcalf St. house. Jane Hauessler still needs a few more people.

 

Booty Lane Design Committee
Individuals still needed to participate in renovating work.

 

Secretary’s Report
Chris Albanese, standing in for Recording Sec’y Karen Costello, informed members that the board minutes from March 4th have been submitted to FHGC board for approval.
Corresponding Sec’y Chris Albanese requested that members keep her informed of any members who require correspondence.

 

Treasurer’s Report 
Carolyn Cavins reported that the club has plenty of funds and currently $5,750.50 in the bank.

 

Old Business
Coastal Women’s Shelter Raffle basket will be delivered to the shelter next week. Chris Albanese is putting the basket together and she thanked all members who have made donations, either monetary or a gardening related item. She reminded all that donations should be delivered to her by this coming Monday.

 

Bulb Planting
Jennifer requested additional assistance from members on the FHGC/ Bridgeton Elementary Bulb Planting Project. So far only three members had signed up. 
The club will be working with students in groups of 20 at a time. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will be planted by students in ball jars. Club members will help students add stones to bottom of jar, plant bulb in the jar, and add water. Students will learn about forcing bulbs and what the bulbs require to grow.

 

Spring Homes Tour
Chairperson, Joan Campbell spoke of the need for docents on Saturday, April 12th both in morning and afternoon.

 

Casey Nursery Bus Trip to Goldsboro. 
Transportation for trip to wholesale nursery still needs to be arranged, either rented vans or carpooling. Trip date is May 19th and group will depart at 10:30 am. Tour begins at 1:30 pm and refreshments will be served. Jennifer will provide plant information and availability soon. We will purchase plants at the re-wholesale price and the mark-up we make from our sale will be donated to Heritage Park. Plants that club members purchase will be delivered to the Community Center.


April Plant Sale
Linda Dodge reported on the April Plant Sale. It has been decided that the annual plant sale from this year on, will always be held on the last Tuesday in April to insure the use of the Community Center parking lot and to make it easier for the community to remember. Time is 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. 
There will be two teams headed off to purchase small perennials. Garden aprons, gloves and journals (a limited supply of the last items ) will also be sold.
Linda informed us that the biggest money makers of the plant sale are the plant divisions. These are the plants from the gardens of club members so we all know they do well.
There will be several collection points for the plant divisions and the following individuals volunteered to collect member’s plant donations for the sale: Bev Foltz in the Shoreline section, Jean Paladini in the Marina section, Sharon Renzetti from the dark side. Lynn Stateham will collect the various plant divisions.

Linda requested that members do not donate hollies or nandinas. Popular plants for purchase are: Asian Lilies and irises.
By the April meeting we will be looking for volunteers for the day of the plant sale.

 

Garden Maids
Jean Paladini held the drawing and Pam Gaskill was the lucky winner. Jean explained that members who wish to enter Garden Maids raffle may drop off their manila envelope with the $2.00 donation at the POA office in the little bird house mail box.

 

Nominating Committee
Jennifer announced that a group of two or three members is needed to find candidates to fill two positions for next year: Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. By the April meeting, the slate of officers and two candidates will be announced. Members Bev Foltz and Jane Moore volunteered to make up the committee.

 

Scholarship Fund 
DiAnne McEwen was not present to report on the status of the fund but she emailed board to say that the Craven County High Schools counselors should now be in receipt of our club’s scholarship fund. They will distribute to interested students.

 

Agenda Item

How should club’s funds be spent?
Jennifer posed the question to the general membership. 
Items suggested were:

1) mini storage unit to hold all club belongings. Suggested by Jean Paladini. Members offered their knowledge of cost of units in the area. The consensus was that units in Bridgeton are available for $70.00.

2) Jean Paladini suggested the idea of “ flooding the communal areas of the harbor with daffodil bulbs to improve the harbour’s appearance.

3) Member Angela Marchesi suggested that the area of Gull Pond could use landscaping 
President, Jennifer Knight responded that this project might be too large for just our club and that the Enhancement Committee might also be involved. Jennifer also stated that there needs to be an improved “bridge of communication” between the POA’s Enhancement Committee and our club.

4) Judy Nelson spoke about possible addition of new crepe myrtles.

 

Announcements by club members

April 26th Alzheimer’s Walk
April 19th Trent Woods Garden Club Herb sale at Farmer’s Market
Angela Marchesi spoke of the wide variety of herbs available. List of herbs online. Jean Huebner offered to scan it and put it online on website. Deadline for special orders is Wednesday, March 13th.
March 15th Cooperative Extension program of Jean Huebner’s Garden CD on plants that do well here in Craven County will be presented by Audrey Von Dolln and Jennifer Knight. Time is 10:00 to 12:00.
Directions are to take Hwy 70 w to Clarks Road exit. Make two rights and go to Industrial Park Drive.

April 15th Hospital Auxiliary ???
March 16th CERT dinner
This coming Wednesday there will be a Health Fair sponsored by the Golden Age Club for Senior Citizens. Pinetree Road. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be sold.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Chris Albanese

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FAIRFIELD HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY GENERAL MEETING
MEETING JANUARY 13, 2014
Meeting commenced at 9: 35 a.m.

Opening of Meeting
President Jennifer Knight opened the meeting by inquiring of members of any newsworthy items.
Audrey Von Dolln informed club members that a new Master Gardeners’ Class begins in February. She also spoke of an upcoming Pruning Workshop next month and a program on Vegetable Gardening Saturday, Jan. 17th.

Introduction of Guest Speaker
Vice President Jean Paladini introduced Bob Miller, the guest speaker for the day’s program on Ecosystems and Palms. Program was presented with slides and power point presentation.

President’s Greeting
President Jennifer Knight opened the meeting, following the guest speaker, by wishing the members a Happy New Year and requesting that we stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Membership
Jennifer called on Jane Moore to report.
Three guests were in attendance : Mary Harrop, Cherylle Hird and Virginia Sampson.
Three new members have joined the club: Lucille Durst, Nancy Guadagnino and Rebecca Fenn.

Secretary’s Report Chris Albanese, Corresponding Secretary reported that the minutes from last week’s board meeting were available in hard copy for perusal by members. Chris also reported that member Betsy Albaugh is ill and that members may send cards.

Treasurer’s Report Carolyn Cavins reported that a profit of $ 866.00 was made from the baskets at the craft fair last November.

New Business
Jennifer Knight reported on upcoming club activities.

Booty Lane Landscape Renovation
Plans are in the works and preliminary meeting will be held next week. Carla Cheeseborough, the committee chairman, has the sign -up sheet. Interested participants may contact her.
Next month the topic will be Landscape Renovation and the speaker will be Jennifer Knight.

Old Business
Jean Paladini spoke of our upcoming first Movie Night at the Community Center.
Jean informed club that the movie had been previewed and questions developed, to be distributed following the movie “ How Plants Talk”.
She hopes that the POA social, held that evening will supply additional movie attendees.
Sign-up sheets were sent out in order to procure help for set up, refreshment service and clean up. A request was made by Jean Huebner, in her flyer, for donations of 2 liter sodas and water for movie night.

 

Garden Maids
The drawing for Garden Maids was held and the winner was Stella Wendoloski.
Linda Dodge announced that the Board members voted on and approved the purchase of a sign, designating the current month’s winner of the Garden Maids Raffle. The sign was designed by our Secretary, Karen Costello.

Holiday Adoption of Needy Family by FH garden club
Jennifer called upon Ellen Pettigrew and Carolyn Cavins to report on the club’s adoption of a needy family this past Christmas.
Carolyn explained that there was donation money set aside in the club budget and the family was identified through Bridgeton Elementary School. Carolyn spoke of how the liason person at the school selects the families on the recommendations of the school’s faculty. The program is well organized with volunteer parents spending two days wrapping the donations for the families.
Carolyn recommends that our club adopt two families next year and she explained that next year she will contact the liasion person around Black Friday in order to enlist additional club members in this charitable endeavor and begin well in advance.

Additionally, under the supervision of Pam liason, fifteen members baked and distributed cookies to the Special Needs Class at Bridgeton Elementary School and faculty.

Bulb Sale
Jennifer reported on remaining bulbs and the Master Gardener’s agreement to purchase the bulbs at cost. Additionally, 80 bulbs will be set aside for a coordinated project with the local elementary school. Our club will be working with the third grade classes at Bridgeton Elementary to plant bulbs as part of their state mandated curriculum.

Trip to Duke Gardens
Reminder by our president that April 16th there will be a club trip to Duke Gardens, to include a tour of the gardens, lunch and shopping.

Craft Fair and Basket Raffle
Linda Dodge noted that a considerable amount of revenue was made by our club in a short period of time. Baskets were created by Jane Haeussler and Linda.

Yard of the Month
Presentation was made to Bill and Joan Campbell.

Garden Maids
Linda Dodge announced that the Board members voted on and approved the purchase of a sign, designating the current month’s winner of the Garden Maids Raffle. The sign was designed by our Secretary, Karen Costello.

Meeting Raffle
The raffle was held and winners included : Morag Cheeseman, Kathy King,
Lucille Durst, Claire Ostrowsky, Joan Campbell and Carolyn Cavins.

Meeting was adjourned at 11a.m.

Respectfully submitted by: Chris Albanese

 

 

NOVEMBER 2013 

 

Jennifer Knight, President; Jean Paladini, First Vice President; Second Vice President, Vicky Bozenhardt; Carolyn Cavins, Treasurer; Karen Costello, Secretary; Chris Albanese, Corresponding Secretary

I.            CALL TO ORDER

General membership was welcomed to the November meeting by Jennifer Knight at 9:30 a.m.  As the meeting was called to order, Jennifer led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance. 

II.            GUEST PRESENTATION

Jennifer Knight introduced members to Audrey Von Dolln, a well-known and respected member of the Garden Club. Audrey shared an entertaining presentation on the holiday wreaths of Williamsburg, after which she demonstrated the ease of creating a table-top centerpiece made of natural features found in the home and yard. Audrey encouraged Club members to refer to “Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg,” by Susan Hight Roundtree, which illustrates step-by-step instructions for creating wreaths, cones, swags, roping, and other holiday decorations for mantels, stairways, windows, and tables.

 III.            NEW BUSINESS

 A.     President’s Report

1.      There was discussion concerning the initiative to continue in the development of a gardening initiative (the focus-named committee suggested as Children’s Horticultural Program), with the Bridgeton Elementary School, specified to plant flowering bulbs at Christmastime with grades K through 3. Linda Dodge previously presented to the Board her findings on the state’s elementary school curriculum.

ACTION: Jennifer Knight to continue this initiative effort with the Bridgeton Elementary School.

2.      In preparation for the annual Christmas Parade, scheduled for December 8, the pinecone workshop will take place on December 4 at the Community Center from 2 through 4 o’clock. Volunteers are readily accepted.

3.      The wreaths for the community will be repaired, refurbished and restore on November 26 in the Community Center beginning at 2 p.m. Members are encouraged to volunteer.

4.      In a continuing effort to enhance our green-space, Jennifer Knight proposed and motioned for the acceptance of creating a memorial section on Booty Lane in honor of those Club past-presidents.

ACTION: Motion made by Linda Stateham and seconded by Ellen Pettigrew. Unanimous acceptance.

There was brief discussion regarding Ann Simpson and Dusty Dustin’s functions as liaison with the community’s Enhancement Committee in cultivation of the Broad Creek corridor and the Club’s initiative to support the Enhancement Committee.

ACTION: Jennifer Knight will coordinate with Ann Simpson and Dusty Dustin.

5.      Decoration of the Hospital Christmas trees is scheduled for December 3.

 B.     Secretary’s Report

The secretary’s reports for September and October were motioned by Ellen Pettigrew, seconded by Jean Paladini for submission and approval. Unanimous acceptance.

 C.     Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer’s report was accepted unanimously.

 D.    Corresponding Secretary’s Report

The corresponding secretary’s report deferred to December General Membership meeting.

 E.     Committee Chairperson’s Report

 Annual Bulb Sale Program

Jennifer Knight reviewed the bulb collections which are available for pre-order at the conclusion of today’s meeting and will also be available at the Arts & Craft Fair. The collections include the amaryllis, the shade collection, which offers the Lilac Astible, the Anemone Sylphide, the Arum and the Ornithogalum; the sun collection includes the Tulip Rococo, the Hyacinth Jan Bos, the Oxalis, and the Daffodil Rip van Winkle.

 Arts and Craft Fair Fundraising Program

Jean Huebner reported the Arts and Craft Fair, scheduled for November 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Linda Dodge reported the baskets for raffling have been artfully presented, are available for pre-raffle purchase at the conclusion of today’s meeting and will be displayed and raffled at the conclusion of the Fair. Appreciation was expressed for the membership’s participation in providing items for each themed basket. Garden Club aprons and gloves will be available to purchase at the Fair, as well.

 Garden Maids Program

Jean Paladini reminds members to participate in the Garden Maids raffle. Guy Pascarella recognized as the November drawing winner.

 Ghost Walk Program

Jennifer Knight expressed appreciation to those docents who volunteered for this annual tradition and reported its success.

 Membership

The annual yearbook was distributed during today’s meeting. The format is now a concise publication of membership and encourages members to refer to the website for specific Club information. New members and guests welcomed at today’s meeting included Rebecca Finn, Sheryl Hunter, and Karen Hamilton, respectively.

 Spring Bus Trip Program

The annual bus trip is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and will be going to Duke Gardens. Further information will be presented in a timely manner.

 Spring Plant Sale Program

Jennifer Knight announced the chairmanship of the April Plant Sale of Carolyn Cavins and Linda Dodge. Further information will be presented in a timely manner.

 Yard of the Month Program

Jody Pascarella, chairperson, introduced the November winner, Pam and John Ferrell, who reside at 911 Sawgrass. Members are encouraged to visit the address.

 IV.            RAFFLE DRAWING

Door prizes were drawn at the conclusion of today’s meeting. Recipients included Stephanie Davies, Margaret Heberlein, DiAnne McEwen, Rose Marie McMahon, Jody Pascarella, Jean Paladini, and Audrey Von Dolln.

V.            ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

OCTOBER 14, 2013

Jennifer Knight, President; Jean Paladini, First Vice President; Second Vice President, Vicky Bozenhardt; Carolyn Cavins, Treasurer; Karen Costello, Secretary; Chris Albanese, Corresponding Secretary

I.            CALL TO ORDER

General membership was welcomed to the October meeting by Jennifer Knight at 9:30 a.m.  As the meeting was called to order, Jennifer led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance.

II.            GUEST PRESENTATION

Jennifer Knight introduced members to Mrs. Olwen Jarvis, resident in Fairfield Harbour. Mrs. Jarvis shared an entertaining presentation on birding in our backyards and showed photographs of the winged and song-filled feathered life taken in the Harbour. Mrs. Jarvis encourages membership to refer to National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, a photographic field guide that offers full-color photographs and information on the bird's voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and behaviors. During the presentation, Mrs. Jarvis mentioned the Spring initiative, led by Jean Paladini, of addling the eggs of Canada Geese to humanely manage bird populations by using addling techniques to prevent egg development. This program strictly follows the protocol standard issued by the Humane Society of the United States. Membership is encouraged to contact Jean Paladini to volunteer for this initiative.

III.            NEW BUSINESS

A.    President’s Report

1.      There was open discussion concerning continuing the annual Children’s Christmas Party and whether the objectives and goals of the Club’s mission statement are being respected following a motion made by Jennifer Knight to accept the recommendation by the Board of Directors to develop a gardening initiative (the focus-named committee suggested as Children’s Horticultural Program), with the Bridgeton Elementary School, specified to plant flowering bulbs at Christmastime with grades K through 5, which will include an overall assembly with the students to provide an educational forum and share cookies, provided by the Garden Club;  additionally, this initiative will identify children in the Bridgeton Elementary Special Needs program, who will receive Christmas gifts from the Club.

ACTION: Motion made by Jennifer Knight to accept the recommendation by the Board of Directors to develop a gardening initiative (the focus-named committee suggested as Children’s Horticultural Program), with the Bridgeton Elementary School, specified to plant flowering bulbs at Christmastime with grades K through 5, which will include an overall assembly with the students to provide an educational forum and share cookies, provided by the Garden Club;  additionally, this initiative will identify children in the Bridgeton Elementary Special Needs program, who will receive Christmas gifts from the Club. Seconded by Ginny Springer and accepted unanimously.

2.      A volunteer sign-up sheet was distributed for each of the following committees:  Christmas Pinecone Assembly; Community Christmas Parade; Children’s Christmas Planting Program/Cookie Donation; Community Christmas Tree Decorating; Hospital Christmas Tree Decorating; Community Christmas Wreath Assembly; Pre-Sale of Amaryllis, Shade and Sun bulb collection request; members unable to attend the meeting of this date are encouraged to volunteer and contact a Board of Director for further information.

B.     Secretary’s Report

The secretary’s report deferred to November General Membership meeting.

C.    Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer’s report deferred to November General Membership meeting.

D.    Corresponding Secretary’s Report

The corresponding secretary’s report deferred to November General Membership meeting.

E.     Committee Chairperson’s Report

Arts and Craft Fair Fundraising Program

Jean Huebner reported the Arts and Craft Fair, scheduled for November 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., has a limited number of spaces remaining. Jean reminded membership that Fair participants are limited to hand-made arts and crafts. Linda Dodge reported the Arts and Craft committee are preparing baskets for raffling. Appreciation was expressed for the membership’s participation in providing items for each themed basket, which will be displayed at the November General Membership meeting, when raffle tickets will be available for purchase, as well as at the Arts and Craft Fair.  The raffle drawing will be held at the conclusion of the November 16th fair.

Garden Maids Program

Jean Paladini reminds members to participate in the Garden Maids raffle. Chris Albanese recognized as the October drawing winner.

Ghost Walk Program

Jennifer Knight stated the appropriate number of docents have volunteered and received orientation. A reminder is placed to dress in black clothing and bring a flashlight.

Membership

Membership is reminded that annual club fees are due and payable before October 15th, per Club By-Laws. Jane Moore encouraged to membership to submit balance due no later than October 20, to ensure member’s enrollment will be included in the annual yearbook, which is prepared in the beginning of November.

New members and guests welcomed at today’s meeting and introduced by chairperson, Jane Moore: Jim and Leah Abell, Sue Gagnon, Jennie Garth and Kathy Parke, respectively.

Spring Bus Trip Program

Jean Huebner reported the annual bus trip is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and will be going to Duke Gardens. Further information will be presented in a timely manner.

Spring Garden Tour Program

Jennifer Knight has accepted the responsibility of chairing this initiative. Further information will be presented in a timely manner.

Spring Plant Sale Program

There was discussion and clarification as to the planned initiative for the Spring Plant Sale program, planned for Monday, May 19, 2014, which includes bus transportation to Casey’s Wholesale Nursery in Goldsboro, where participants will be given a tour of the property, practical and informative education on the favored flowers and foliage for the coastal region, and an opportunity to place purchasing orders for their specific needs. This initiative will be available for the five local garden clubs, as well as Master Gardeners in the area, and proves to be a substantial fundraiser for the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club.  In addition, there was discussion regarding the community-wide promotion of the Tri-Community Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual plant sale.

Yard of the Month Program

Jody Pascarella, chairperson, introduced the October winner, Mauro Mazza and Carol Lassode, who reside at 1315 Pelican Drive. A complimentary membership of one-year was awarded, as well as congratulations from the Club.

IV.            RAFFLE DRAWING

Through the generosity of Judith Wood there were several door prizes drawn at the conclusion of today’s meeting. Recipients included Jean Paladini, Annette Wagner, Jim Abell, Jim McMahon, Jane Hauseller, Sue Gagnon, Lorna Mitchell, Charlotte Morris, and our guest presenter, Olwen Jarvis.

VI.            ADJOURNMENT

The next scheduled General Membership meeting is Monday, November 11, 2013.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen A. Costello, Secretary