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I am looking for 4-5 members who would like to coordinate refreshments for the Installation of Officers November 8. If you are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call 301-932-0251.
Installation of Officers - November 8, 2:00 - 4:00 at the home of Mary Vance. Directions: From Rt. 6 East, take Bel Alton/ Newtown Road, 3.44 miles, turn Right on Dove Drive - 8805 Dove Drive on left. Please carpool. Do not park on the grass.
Dues are due by November 30 - $30.00 single $50.00 couple. Beginning December 15th, a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed.
A message from Terry Thir. If you are interested in participating, please see contact information below.
For the past several years, a small group of MGs/LPGC members have decorated the one room school house for the Kris Kringle event. Could you send out a request for 2-4 people who might be interested in decorating this year. The fair contact is Charlotte W. Cell 240-210-3307. Please let me know if you're successful.
La Plata Garden Club
September 27, 2018
Cobb Island Civic Center, Cobb Island
Dianne Shisler welcomed the membership to the meeting at the Cobb Island Civic Center. Due to the weather, the meeting was moved to this location instead of Cheri Brady’s home. Cheryl Swartzwelder introduced her sister as her guest for the evening.
Delicious refreshments were provided by Cheri Brady (Chairperson) and her committee, Carol Flowers, Betty Hayes, Sherrie Zimmer, Betty Ann Combs, Janice Lackey-Waters, Marian Bruemmer, and Elaine Miller. The committee did a wonderful job of providing a tasty lite supper and beautiful autumn arrangements.
Mary Ann Wade introduced tonight’s speaker, Mike Callahan, local naturalist, historian, and teacher with the Charles County Public Schools. We had a wonderful presentation on Monarch Butterflies! We learned about the different stages of the Monarch Butterflies, how to identify the gender of the butterflies, what plants were compatible with the butterflies. Mike, Debbie Chute, Linda Abbe, and Dianne Shisler had already collected butterflies which we tagged and set free outside for their migration journey. Tonight’s presentation was very informative and exciting! Thank you Mary Ann Wade for getting our guest speaker!
Dianne Shisler presented the new slate of officers for 2019-221
Co-Presidents: Judy Thomason and Kathy Pedersen
Vice President: Debbie Chute
Treasurer: Karen Allison
Corresponding Secretary: Pauline Spurlock
Recording Secretary: Sheri Zimmer
Parliamentarian: Polly Zimmerman
Motion was made by Sandy Mitchell and seconded by Barbara Buchanan, with all in favor to approve the new slate of officers of the La Plata Garden Club.
· Judy Thomason read the invitation to the club from the Governor’s office inviting our club to decorate a Christmas tree that will be displayed at the State House during the Christmas holidays. Judy Thomason will be having a planning meeting at her home on Monday, October 1 at 10:30 for all those interested in decorating this year’s State Christmas tree.
· Annual club dues are $30, single, $50 per couple and are due by November 30.
· Dianne Shisler, Mary Beth Chandler, and Judy Thomason will be attending the District III meeting.