Meeting Minutes from Thursday October 19, 2017 @7pm
& Agenda for Thursday November 16, 2017 AGM
Our Guest Speaker was Terry Sprague this month. He gave an informative slide show and presentation on The Big Freeze”. What happens to our plants and animals over the winter period.
From birds and mammals, to insects and plants, they all have a different way to survive over the winter months. You can visit Terry's website for more information at naturestuff.net
Meeting Minutes from October 19, 2017:
Meeting called to order by Judy Muldoon at 7:40pm
Anne Tetreault reported 1 new member which brings our number of members to 77. Well Done.
We also had 3 guests attend the meeting.
Doug Carter gave the Financial Report indicating that with the debits and credits we have a balance of $5783.00
Convention Tea Sales- Lezlie reports that Tea is still available for sale at $5.00 per packet- Makes a great Christmas Gift.
November Meeting is also our AGM and Pot Luck with dinner at 6pm**Please note the start time for dinner** -Meeting and elections to follow immediately after dinner at 7pm
All of our members currently on the board are standing for another year. We are looking for 2 new Executive Board Members , please contact either Joan Gray or Judy Muldoon if you are interested. We have our meetings only when required and accomplish a lot of business. Open to new suggestions.
Annual Flower Show Presentations -Lezlie Miller
Our recipient for Best In Show for the 2017 Flower Show is Sally Latimour
Our Recipient for Peoples Choice Award from the Flower Show 2017 is Rose Odell.
Congratulations to both for their efforts at the show.
The Flower Show for 2018 will be held at the Trenton Port Marina on Saturday July14, 2018 and since the BBQ was a great success last year, we will again include the BBQ meal during the 2018 show. More details regarding the Flower show will be available at the February 2018 Meeting.
The Flower Boxes at Old City Hall will be decorated for the holidays starting with Remembrance Day on Tuesday November 7 at 10am. If you have about an hour to spare to help decorate, it would be greatly appreciated. Any greenery that you have to spare would also be greatly appreciated.
The Trenton Representative for the Silent Auction at the 2018 OHA Convention in Kingston is James Kimmerly. The official Silent Auction letter to all societies will be ready shortly and then will be distributed accordingly. Minimum 6 packages per society and then Trenton will provide the rest which will be approximately 30. If you have any ideas for the Silent Auction items, please contact James directly. More information regarding the Convention will be available in the New Year .
Since the OHA Convention is in District 3(our district) they are looking for approximately 70 volunteers to cover the 3 day event from July 27-29 inclusive. If have some free time to spare and would like to volunteer at the Convention, please send an e-mail to the convention for the dates and times you would be available. If you become a volunteer, there would be a day pass available while you are there.
There is a seed exchange at the back table after the meeting for anyone who is interested.
Purse Auction: Thank you for all of your donations. Judy will advise at the next meeting how much money was raised to aid the refugee family.
The Fall Advisory Meeting for District 3 is in Belleville on Saturday November 4th . Trenton will be well represented again this year with 8 members attending.
The Executive Board is currently working on our Speakers and Agenda for the upcoming year of 2018. We are pleased to announce that Ben Cullen will be our Special Guest Speaker at our Strawberry Social in June. Our speakers will be educating us on all things including Vegetables. You won't want to miss a single month as we have a great lineup of speakers and events planned.
You have asked for some sort of tour so we are pleased to announce that on Saturday June 2 we will be travelling by coach to Peterborough and the surrounding area. It promises to be a full day of fun, from the Farmers Market in Peterborough, to the Peonies and Delphiniums at Blossoms Nurseries, to eating tasty treats such as buttertarts all for the low price of $65.00 per person. Lunch is not included so remember to pack a lunch or get something at the market. Also a brewery tour will be included. More details at November's meeting and sign up sheet. Limit to 26 spots.
**One last note that we have gone from 54 members at the beginning of 2017 and now we are at 77 members and still growing. Our goal for 2018 is 90 members and if we reach our new goal, Rose Odell will provide the cake. Well done to all, lets keep it up. Don't forget to renew your membership for 2018.
Meeting Adjourned at 8pm by Judy Muldoon
Minutes Prepared By: Sally Latimour, Secretary
Agenda for Thursday November 16 Annual General Meeting:
**Please note the start time for our Pot Luck Dinner : 6:00pm**
Please bring your own plate, cutlery & mug along with a potluck dish. Guests always welcome
Our Meeting this month is the last one for 2017. It is an important evening including
our annual Pot Luck Dinner followed by Election of Officers.
If you would like to serve on the Executive Board, please let either Joan Gray or Judy Muldoon know as soon as possible.
This year we are supporting the Food Bank located in Trenton. Cash donations and / or a non perishable food item would be greatly appreciated. We will set up a box for the non perishable food items at the meeting.
There will be a Raffle Draw at the meeting. Tickets will be $5.00 for a length. Donations welcome for the raffle table. Proceeds to the Food Bank.
Center Pieces for the tables will be donated by the executive.
2018 Memberships will be available to renew or purchase at the meeting. They also make great Christmas gifts.
There will also be our year end Business Meeting including Financial Report and Board Elections.
See you on Thursday November 16 at 6pm. We will be setting up at 5:30 pm for anyone who would like to help.
For anyone who is not able to make it to the meeting, please have a Happy Holiday Season.
We will see you in the New Year 2018 at our February Meeting.