Minutes

CARLSBAD GARDEN CLUB

GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

September 6, 2019

Dove Library Meeting Room

Members: 22     Guests: 2  

CALL TO ORDER

President, Linda Durham called the meeting to order at 1:10 PM.

Members, Board Members, and guests Karen and Marty Burstein, were welcomed.

PROGRAM GUEST SPEAKER/PRESENTATION

Kyle Dixon, who works at Pine Community Garden, presented a lively and informative program on Fungi.  Mushrooms were the primary focus.

REFRESHMENTS

Rosita Scission was recognized by Linda for the lovely snack table and delicious cookies! A snack and beverage sheet was passed for members to volunteer for future months.

Linda also reminded members and guests to visit the exchange table.

Robin Grizwold was acknowledged for her time and effort as hostess of our June Potluck.  Robin’s home has been the site of several successful potlucks!  BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ROBIN!

DISCUSSION ITEMS

It was noted that TV personality and author Nan Sterman will be our guest speaker on October 4th.  The topic will be “Water Wise Gardens”.  Leigh will advertise 2 weeks prior to the event.  Members are encouraged to invite guests ($10 per guest). 

Treasurer Stevie Hall had a conflict so was not able to hear Linda’s lavish and well deserved praise on the work she has done on the Club Directory.  All of us appreciate Stevie’s hard work!

The Directory will be handed out at the October meeting.

Prior to distributing the 2019-2020 Club Budget Proposal, Linda reviewed several budget headings and explained why each amount was proposed.  Jim Campbell, our member/Web Site designer, was introduced to explain the budgeted amount for a Club Web Site.  He also discussed the value and potential cautions of our internet presence, what can be posted, the cost, and the name:  Carlsbadgardenclub.com or Carlsbadgardenclub.org.  Jim reminded members that our web site could generate an influx of new members so membership should be held at maximum of 75 for the first year or so.  All articles would be filtered first to Jen Campbell for legal concerns.

Linda stated that the budget reflects expenditures we will be able to meet this year.

Katy Gibson motioned to approve the budget as presented.  Jen Campbell seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

Linda Durham has lined up people willing to host their homes for this year’s garden tour.

It will be held one week later than usual so the roses will be at their peak!

The Garden Tour will be May 15th in lieu of the general meeting. 

Judy Froning has planned the next Plant Sale for October 19th from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM. At the La Costa Roasting.  Judy noted that we have two Plant Sales a year.   Each has generated from $400-$600. The proceeds help to fund our yearly scholarships!

Judy explained the new streamlined procedure for both plant sales and the Lagoon Cart.  To enable more members to participate sign-up sheets were circulated for both.  We no longer have a club nursery site to drop off plants.  You must be on the respective lists.

Volunteers that have signed up for the Plant Sale will each bring 10 plants that they have nurtured. They will sell for $4 or more.

Five people will nurture 5 plants to sell for $3 each.

These people will bring their plants to the Plant Sale site at 9:00 AM.

Judy stated that this is an effort to engage more people and to get to know each other better.

Judy circulated a list of member volunteers for the Lagoon Plant Cart and encouraged others to participate.  When it’s your turn to water take 5 succulents that you have nurtured at your house.  (If more are needed e-mail Judy.)  These plants will be marked at $3-$7 each.  The Plant Cart can only have succulent plants.

HORTICULTURE PRESENTATION 

Marilyn Wilson broughta Naked Lady plant as Plant of the Month.  It is a bulb from South Africa.  August is the month that the stem grows straight up (approx. 12-16”) with a lovely flower on top.   Hence the name Naked Lady.  Walt Meyer commented that he has several growing at his home.  He will dig some of them up for the Plant Sale. 

ADJOURN

Next meeting:             Dove Library on October 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

                                    NAN STERMAN WILL BE PRESENTING “WATER WISE GARDENING”

                                    BRING A FRIEND!!! ($10 per guest)

                                    Meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM

Submitted by:  Cynthia Smerud, Secretary