San Juan Island Garden Club Meeting Minutes November 5, 2013
Mullis Senior Center 1 pm # of members present: 9 + 4 guests: Bonnie Turman, Mark Larsen, Jon Sheehan, and Marie Skuffeeda
One new member present: Rachelle Voth
Hostesses: Kay Kohler and Pat Penwell
Theme: Autumn Delight with dark baskets, pinecones, ribbons, and fruit and pepper animals: squirrels, owls, and turkeys
Dessert: Spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Dot Vandaveer, Acting as President, called the meeting to order at 2:10 pm as President Marguerite Bennett was unable to be present.
Speaker Bonnie Turman had brought many baskets filled with samples of her wares from her store, Creative Passions, located in the Starr Storage Park. Bonnie enthusiastically talked to us about cutting machines like the cricut, the cuttlebug, and spellbinder. She had samples of many different supplies, gadgets, and tools: yarn, glitter ornaments, embroidery, sculpey clay, quilling, paints, felting, and her favorite paper! Bonnie started her store 2 ½ years ago and she has been adding items to it monthly. She also can special order many items. Take a trip to her shop and check her out. I’m going to go and look closer at the Kumihima Dazzle It kit.
The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved.
There was no Treasurer’s Report as our Treasurer Sandra Brame was absent.
Tori Benz-Hillstrom reported that the Flower Power bulb sale netted $333.00 for our Garden Club.
Tori Benz-Hillstrom has also been designing a website for our Garden Club using the weebly website and a few members were able to preview the website before San Juan Island lost internet service and cell service during a most unusual disruption of service by a cable breaking. The new website is magnificent and thank you, Tori. If we want to remove the weebly word from the URL we would need to pay $13.00 per year.
Kathie Forsyth mentioned that a brown marbled stink bug has been found in the Portland and Yakima areas. Its range is quickly growing. It is about the size of the nail on your ring finger. It smells a bit like cilantro and it causes a bad flavor to wine and corn when it is mixed in with those plants. If you find one on the island, please capture it and take it to the WSU Extension Office.
Set aside the date of April 26, 2014 for the upcoming Master Gardeners Workshop. It should be informative, fun, and excellent judging from past workshops.
Our next meeting will be at noon on December 3, 2014 for our potluck. Please bring a toy for the Kiwanis Toy Drive and some canned food for the Food Bank if you can.
Kay Kohler brought in a box of iris rhizomes for members to share from an island garden. Thanks, Kay!
We ended the meeting reading our Collect in unison.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 pm.