The CHG Newsletter LVII Volume 6 August 2017

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter
LVII Volume 6 August 2017
The Charlotte Herb Guild
August 8, 2017 Meeting
Garden Council House
1820 East Seventh Street

President Mary Beth Collins called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m. and thanked the hostesses Carol White and Lynn Lytle for a delicious and healthy buffet with a beautiful centerpiece.

Mary Beth asked for approval of the July minutes and they were duly approved.

Margie Orell introduced Haven, Anna Brandl's grandniece, who was a guest.

Dixie Kelly gave the treasurer’s report apprising members that the balance after paying the final bills for the Farmers’ Market was $7680.79.

Lana Andrews, on behalf of Ann Baldwin and Mary Ann Nagel, said a work day is planned for Tuesday, August 15 at about 9:30 a.m. at the Hezekiah Alexander House. It has since been canceled.

Dana DeBellis said Virginia’s herb garden at the McGill Rose Garden looks good. Members are invited to visit with clippers to touch up or take cuttings on Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:30 when Eric and Craig are there.

On Sunday, August 27 the Presidents’ Tea for the Council will be held at the Council House. Mary Beth confirmed that all members are invited. If anyone did not receive the emailed July Council newsletter, let Linda MacDonald know.

Under new business, Mary Beth said  the Council Newsletter includes an invitation to member of other Charlotte Council garden clubs to hear the speaker  at the September CHG meeting.  Anyone (not CHG members) planning to attend is asked to RSVP to Susan Oleson. Susan will update the September hostesses, Julie Courtney and Susan Poel, so they can plan refreshments accordingly.

Mary Beth also suggested that the Annual Tea Party on Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 might be open to all Garden Council club members. Julie will talk with Eric Ritchie about space limitations at the McGill Garden.

Lana introduced the speaker, Mary Swindle from the University Garden Club, who presented a fascinating talk on Saving our Native Bees. Lana provided butterfly weed plants that she grew for all members to take home.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oleson

Communications Chair

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