CHG Newsletter LVII Volume 3 May 2017

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter
LVII Volume 3 May 2017
The Charlotte Herb Guild
May 9, 2017 Meeting
The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs

President Mary Beth Collins called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and thanked the hostesses Sandie Fenton, Patti Harlan, and Beth Burgin for a beautiful and delicious buffet. Susan Oleson requested the recipes be sent to her electronically. Guild members approved the minutes of the April meeting.

Membership Chair Margie Orell introduced Janet Hutchins, a friend of Sandie Fenton. Gloria Tiller came later as a guest. 

Treasurer Dixie Kelly apprised the members that the current account balance is $7484. Income of $390 and expenses of $481 were recorded for May.

Lynn Lytle gave a few updates on the Farmers’ Market on Saturday. First shift workers should arrive at 7:30 to set up. The Guild will be on the Chef’s Patio this year under two covered tents and will request five tables.  If bringing food samples, have them cut in bite-size pieces on a serving platter. Sandie Fenton has agreed to give a talk on growing and using herbs at the Farmers’ Market at 9:00 a.m.

Ann gave an update on the Hezekiah Alexander Garden stating that with Brenda’s guidance this year’s herbs have been planted. The next workday will be Thursday, May 18 at 2:00 when members will be adding mulch.

Susan Oleson reported for Linda MacDonald, the Garden Council Liaison, who was unable to attend the meeting. The Club’s Annual Plant and Attic sale on Saturday, April 22 and made a profit of more than $900, and Linda thanked those Guild members who helped with donations. The next Garden Council meeting is the annual luncheon and installation of officers and will be held at the Council house on Wednesday, May 24 at 9:30a.m.
It will be catered by La-Tea-Da’s, and the cost is $20. Let Mary Beth know if you want to attend.

Lana reminded members of her neighborhood market on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5 p.m., and she has asked for members to run the sale on behalf of the Guild. Mary Beth, Ann Baldwin, Margie Orell, and Susan Oleson are planning to attend.

Members enjoyed the Herb-of-the-Month presentation by Susan Poel on basil, the “King of Herbs”.  Beth Burgin volunteered to do the next presentation in July.

The next Herb Guild meeting will be on June 13th at 7 p.m. at the Royal Gardens (on Seventh Street across from the Council House. Lara Barnett will talk about Fairy Gardens and how they are made. Members are invited to bring a wide shallow container if they want to make a fairy garden during the meeting, and there will be an opportunity to buy supplies at Royal Gardens.  The program should also be enjoyable for those choosing not to make their own gardens.

Lana and Phyllis then conducted the annual plant exchange.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oleson

Communications Chair

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