CHG Newsletter August 2018

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter August 2018

The Charlotte Herb Guild 

Meeting of August 14, 2018

Garden Council House

President Mary Beth Collins called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. and asked for a round of applause for the delicious food provided by hostesses Holly Jefferies, Stephanie Holden, and Brenda Dills. The table was decorated with a clever “Back-to-School Thyme” theme.

Mary Beth said that the CHG had a received a letter of thanks from Cissy Shull from Charlotte Green thanking the guild for allowing them to pick herbs at the McGill Rose Garden. The herbs were used in making soups for the senior citizens in Mecklenburg County.

Mary Beth asked for approval of the June minutes, and they were unanimously approved. 

Membership Chair Margie Orell informed the group that Pat Siegfried has joined the Herb Guild.

On behalf of Dixie Kelly, Susan Oleson said that CHG has an account balance of $6400.

Lana reported that the Hezekiah Alexander Garden is doing well and she, Mary Ann, and Ann trimmed and watered the herbs recently. She let members know that Ann is recovering well from her hip replacement.

Beth Burgin said the Garden Council Garden has filled in well, especially the African Basil.   

Mary Beth said the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs is attempting to improve the musty smell of the house by eliminating the moisture in the crawl space.  

Julie Courtney is working on the Sunday, October 7 Tea at the Charlotte Museum of History. She has requested that Holly Jefferies assist with decorations. Guests are welcome for $10, and this is a good opportunity to raise some money.

Mary Beth presented options for the January meeting, and after a bit of discussion it will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 12:30.

Lana introduced the speaker, David Bonilla from Two trees Acupuncture, who fascinated the members with a talk on Chinese herbs and their uses.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Oleson, 

Communications Chair

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