Twig Morris President 2013-2015
In This Issue
1 Jan./Feb. Calendar 2 Treasurers Report 2 Hospitality 3 Membership 4
Meeting Speakers 5 Around & Abouts 6 Scholarship News 7
Youth News 7-10 Habitat 9 Winter Luncheon 10-11 Workshops 11-13
Other news 13-18
The Newsletter of the Wellington Garden Club
JAN/FEB 2015 www.wellingtongardenclub.org
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Its hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close. As I look back on all that has happened since our fiscal year
began June 1, Im delighted with what weve accomplished.
Here are a few highlights: Last summer we provided Wekiva Youth
Camp scholarships for 13 boys and girls from 2nd to 9th grade, each of whom spent a fun-filled week at the FFGC-sponsored environmental
and nature camp. We also provided scholarships for nine high school students to attend FFGCs SEEK (Saving the Earths Environment through Knowledge) Environmental Conference.
September brought an unexpected grant of $5,000 from Pratt & Whitney that has been put to good use at Equestrian Trails Elementary
School where there are now five very active new junior garden clubs. Our other youth garden clubs and youth contests are thriving with over 30 members actively involved with our youth programs. Also in 2014, members helped landscape two Habitat for Humanity homes; attended NGCs Landscape Design and Flower Show Schools;
had fun and created beautiful designs at our own Garden Art and Floral Design Workshops; and took some exciting trips.
Looking ahead to 2015 - Our meeting on Monday, January 5 will be
the last to be held in the Wellington Community Center. As you may know, the building will be closed in January to make way for a new
structure. Our meeting on February 2 will be held at Village Park on Pierson Road. Details are still being worked out with Village staff. Information on the new meeting space will be forthcoming.
In March we will celebrate Wellington Garden Week. The kick-off event called Gardening Makes a World of Difference will be held on Sunday,
March 8 from 11 AM to 4 PM. It will include gardening and landscape design seminars that are free to the public, as well as a plant sale and
other garden-related items for sale. Your help is needed to make this event a success, so be sure to look for the sign-up sheets at the
January 5 meeting. I know I can count on your support.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2015
Jan 5 Garden Club Meeting
Jan 8 Adopt-a-Street (9:00 a.m. Meet at Dog Park parking lot)
Jan 14, 15 FFGC Board of Directors Meeting, Winter Park
Jan 15 Around & About Excalibur Fruit Trees
Jan 22 Wellington Community Center Maintenance (8:30 a.m.)
Jan 26 WGC Executive Committee Meeting (10:30 noon)
Jan 27 Floral Design Workshop (1:00 4:00 p.m.)
Jan 28-29 Tropical Short Course, Mounts Botanical Garden
Jan 31 Sunset Social at Kevin Fosters home
Feb 2 Garden Club Meeting
Feb 4 Garden Art Workshop (9:00 noon)
Feb 5 Around & About Redlands Organic Herb Farm
Feb 19 Wellington Community Center Maintenance (8:30 a.m.)
Feb 20-22 Wekiva Leadership Training, Wekiva Youth Camp,
Feb 24 WGC Executive Committee Meeting (10:30 noon)
Feb 25 Floral Design Workshop (1:00 4:00 p.m.)
By Danese Sloan-Kendall, Treasurer December 1, 2014
Wellington Garden Club began November 2014 with a checking account balance of $29,604.50.
Income since then has totaled $403.84, primarily from awards & grants.
Expenses since November 1st were $3,124.26 consisting primarily of Jr. Garden club programs and member education.
Current balance in the Wellington Garden Club checking account is $26,884.08.
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HOSPITALITY By Jorun Legraid, Spring Hospitality Chair
Garden club members listed below have signed up to bring food donations to January and February 2015 meetings. Please prepare your food item to cover at least 12 people. A small written description of ingredients
should accompany your donation to help members with food allergies. Signup sheets for February, March, and April food donations and for Table
Dcor will be available at the January 5, 2015 meeting.
For January still need 3 Sandwiches, 3 Salads, 1 Dessert
Please contact Jorun Legraid at 561-790-6696 or email email@example.com for January donations of food or Table Dcor and for any questions or changes.
Barbara Hadsell Tim Hadsell
Joyce Smith Deb Russell
Rehana Potter Mary Ellen Chestnut Carol Krenkel
Kathy Siena Mary Ellen Chestnut
Jackie Anderson Peggy Gustafson
Twig Morris Barbara Zenker
Dora Bellomo Edna Farrar Danese Sloan Kendall
Mary Ann Boudreau Harriet Samuels
Rosemarie Schaefer Bobbi Ziegler Pat Smith
Edna Gray Sandy Williams Rickie Pollacchi Doreen Baxter Evvy Bartley Natalie Steinmetz Cindy Hartman Jackie Anderson Nancy Cinieri
Darlene Raeppold Beth Stewart Rickie Pollacchi Christine Biscoglio Marilynn Walvoord Carol Krenkel Tom Bivin Pamela Jacobson JoAnn Akins
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MEMBERSHIP REPORT Carol Coleman, Membership Chairman
During the past few months, we have added several new members to WGC. We are delighted
that they joined our club and look forward to getting to know them better. Heres a little bit about each of them. Please introduce yourself to them at the next meeting.
Dori Green - 9043 Bay Harbour Circle, West Palm Beach 33411 Phone: 561-784-7299; cell: 561-309-1766; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dori is already involved with our jr. garden clubs and wants to participate in garden art/crafts classes and the garden tour
Susan Kroetsch 9736 Via Grandezza W., Wellington 33411 Phone: 561-790-0286; cell: 561-891-1385; email: PKroetsch@earthlink.net
Susan would like to help with Environmental/Conservation projects
Barbara Phelan 13931 Barberry Ct., Wellington 33414 Phone: 561-422-3560; email JohnPPhelan@msn.com Barbara is interested in floral design and would like to help with publicity, a flower show and the
Petra Russell 6220 Kelty Way, Lake Worth 33467 Phone: 561-357-0104; 561-398-5588; email: email@example.com Petra is interested in floral design, environmental/conservation projects, horticulture study and
will help with the garden tour and a flower show
Barbara Segura 2234 North Federal Hwy., Boca Raton 33431 Cell: 860-836-9515 Barbara is interested in floral design, environmental/conservation projects, horticulture study
and will help with the garden tour and a flower show
Sandy Tonneson 2311 Las Casitas Drive, Wellington 33414 Cell: 561-346-8783; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy has rejoined our club after living out of the area for a few years. Welcome back! She would like to help with hands-on gardening and the garden tour.
NOTE: Blue Leis are worn by Membership Committee Members
Multi-colored Leis are worn by New Members; Yellow Leis are worn by visitors
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Monday, January 5, 2015
Petal Designs, Floral Elegance
Petal Harvill Email: email@example.com
Petal Harvill is a Master Floral Designer and owner of Petal Designs in Boca Raton. Her company provides floral design
concepts for hotels, resorts, commercial interiors, home dcor and social events.
Petal has vast international experience. Her background is in French, Dutch and Asian designs. She will demonstrate her
talents for us and share some beautiful examples of her work.
Monday, February 2, 2015 The Good, the Good and the Ugly ! ( Vultures )
Green Cay Wetlands Nature Center
Now do not say YUCK! Im not staying for this presentation. Sydelle Dombrowsky will entertain you and educate you on these
misunderstood and reviled creatures that evoke shudders and are natures ultimate cleanup crew. You will learn about their ancestry, anatomy, habits, flight, myths and some very surprising and often
humorous facts about vultures. Sydelle is a Florida Master Gardener and a certified Florida Naturalist. She is a sought after lecturer at
Mounts and garden clubs throughout Palm Beach County. When she is not sharing her love for these birds she is often found at the Green
Cay Wetlands Nature Center where she is a docent and member of the Board of Directors.
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AROUND AND ABOUT Wednesday, January 15, 2015
Excalibur Fruit Trees
5200 Fearnley Road, Lake Worth 33467
Tour begins at 10:00 am; Cost: FREE
Did you know you can see over 25 types of mangoe