Minutes CARLSBAD GARDEN CLUB (not yet approved)

Holiday Potluck

St. Michaels By the Sea

December 6, 2019

Members: 30

Guests:  2



President Stevie Hall called the meeting to order at 1:37 PM.

She welcomed our members and our 2 guests Joan Sanders and Jessie Lu.

Stevie reported that we have 16 new members in 2019.


Meeting Minutes:

Jen Campbell made the motion to approve the November Minutes.  Marty

Billings seconded.  Motion passed.


Treasurer Report:

Stevie Hall stated that our bank balance is $8,440.37.


Business Items

Petals for Patriots:

Ellen McGrath-Thorpe introduced Joan Sanders, a special guest from Dos Gringos

Florist.  Joan told us that the owner of Dos Gringos, Mr. Levin, has been donating

flowers to our club for several years.  Ellen and other club members take 3 large vases filled with flowers, primarily sunflowers, to the Camp Pendleton Hospital.  Ellen presented Joan with a sunflower themed quilt to show our appreciation. The quilt was handmade by Ellen.


Dove Library Donation:

Stevie Hall reported that our club gave a $50 donation to the library.


Plant Sale and Plant Cart:

Judy Froning will have a sign-up sheet at our January meeting for members to volunteer to nurture 5-10 plants for the June Plant Sale.  She also requested that members bring plant cuttings to be shared at the meeting.

Judy also stated that we are to only use wood pop cycle sticks for pricing plants on the Lagoon cart.  This is due to environmental reasons.


Member Recognition:

Sunshine Committee Chair Liza Potocki presented Vice-President Leigh Haddad with a membership to the San Diego Botanical Gardens. Leigh was commended for scheduling our guest speakers and for planning the wreath craft project for today’s potluck.




Stevie Hall adjourned the business portion of the meeting at 1:55 PM.



Submitted by:

Cynthia Smerud







Next meeting:

January 3, 2020

Dove Library

1:00 PM