CHG Newsletter LVII April 2017 Volume 2

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter
LVII Volume 2
April 2017
The Charlotte Herb Guild
April 8, 2017
The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs

President Mary Beth Collins called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m,. and members approved the minutes of the March meeting. Mary Beth thanked the hostesses Linda MacDonald, Ann Baldwin, Mary Ann Nagel, and Suzanne Williams for a beautiful and delicious brunch served under a sunny blue sky. Susan requested the recipes be sent to her electronically.

Membership Chair Margie Orell introduced the April guests—Ron Williams, husband of Suzanne; Ralph Harlan, husband of Patty; and Kathy Watkins, a friend of Susan Oleson.

Treasurer Dixie Kelly apprised the members that the current account balance is $7575. The membership is currently 24 members and the March income was $575, which included dues. Dixie proposed that the Guild pay for a second cleaning of the Council House at $90. Members voted and it was approved.

Lynn Lytle and Holly Jeffries gave a few updates on the Farmers’ Market. Members were reminded that we will be at the market on Saturday, May 13, the day before Mother’s Day. A few more volunteers are needed up to bake samples from the cookbook for distribution at the market. Samples should be cut into bite-size pieces and presented on a serving tray. Lynn passed around a sign-up sheet for volunteers to work one of two shifts that day. Lana said instead of selling food products, we will be selling herbal treats for dogs.

Lana reminded members of her neighborhood market on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5 p.m. Card tables are needed, and Sandy and Ann volunteered to provide them.

Mary Ann gave the Hezekiah Alexander Garden report updating members on the work that has been done thus far this spring. She said that more plants are needed and volunteers are asked to help at the next work day, Tuesday, April 18.

Linda MacDonald, the Garden Council Liaison, informed the group the Council will have its annual Plant and Attic sale on Saturday, April 22 from 8-1. Members are asked to donate plants, books, household items, etc. (but not clothing) to support this cause. Plants may be left behind the Council house, and other items may be given to Linda.

Brenda Dills reminded members the tour of the Bowles’ garden will be on Thursday, April 13. The address is 6725 Old Providence Road and members are asked to carpool. Susan will send out the names of those attending so they may make arrangements. Dixie said she will be at Hilda’s house at 9:30 and can transport five people.

Mary Beth passed around a thank you note from Lana for the gift card presented to her at the March meeting thanking her for her service as president.

Members enjoyed Dixie's presentation, and after adjournment shopped for herbs in Brenda’s lovely greenhouses.   

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oleson

Communications Chair

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