Friday, September 15, 2017

EMHS's 2017 Winners of the American Hosta Society's President's Wall Award

Awards Presented at the 9/14/2017 EMHS Meeting



American Hosta Society’s President’s Wall Award
EMHS 2017 Award Winners

We are pleased to honor two of our members this evening.  Both have been part of our Hosta Club for many years.  They have been friends for years, and often are found working together to help with various community and garden activities in the Lapeer area over the years.

Although they were just children when Lady Bird Johnson promoted her Beautify America campaign in the 1960's, they assimilated the message, and have been active participants in several area garden groups, including Master Gardeners, and the Thumb Area Pond and Water Garden groups, as well as our own EMHS.

Recent work includes the marvelous garden over Suncrest, in Lapeer, as well as promoting fairy gardening to generate interest in a new generation of young gardeners.

When EMHS needed officers to help with the jobs of treasurer and secretary, they stepped up to the challenge, and in both critical areas made significant improvements in our club's record keeping and tracking of finances.

It gives me great pleasure to present the America Hosta Society's President's Wall Awards to Barb Hunter and Marlene Daniels.

Glen Pace- EMHS President
Becky Hanner- Vice President
Mark Hanner- Past President

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pictures from the September 14th Meeting

EMHS's September 14th meeting was hosted by Melva Bond.
Below are some pictures taken at the meeting.
Colchicum

Colchicum


Dragonfly garden

Podophyllum "Spotty Dotty"

Driveway entry garden

Lady's Garden

Tropical garden at back of house

Woodland pathway

Woodland pathway and seating area

Front of the woodland gardens

One of the many Hosta gardens


Woodland pathway leading to a gazebo

Hosta Garden

Last of the pix from Melva Bond's gardens
Thank you Melva for sharing your beautiful gardens.

Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

Note from the President- There is only a few weeks before our annual plant exchange which is on September 14th.  If you have not already potted the plants you are planning to bring to the exchange I suggest you do it as soon as possible to give the plant some time to adjust to a pot.  As always, we ask you to not bring invasive plants to the exchange/meeting as they will not be permitted into the exchange.  

This meeting is always a blast and everybody leaves with new plants (sometimes many plants) to use in their own yard.  There are a couple of things to remember about the Plant Exchange meeting; bring something to exchange, each membership (single, couple, or family) gets only one name in the drawing canister, look things over as the drawing is being held as we have to go fast to get finished before dark.  The exchange is not limited to plants.  *Please put a name label in each plant you bring to the exchange (It is nice know what a plant is when you plant it in your garden).  Also, please do not bring any invasive species such as Lily of the Valley, Houttuynia (Chameleon plant), Ostrich Ferns, Bishops Weed, etc.  Suggestions of plants to bring are Hosta, companion plants, ornamental trees/shrubs, or garden related items such as bird houses, garden ornaments, watering wands, ornamental pots, etc.

The Plant Exchange drawing is decided by the number of meetings each membership has attended in the past year, starting with the Sept 8th 2016 meeting and ending with the August 10, 2017 meeting.  The first set of names will be those that have attended all eight meetings.  Next will be those members that attended seven of eight meetings, and so on.  When your name is called you can choose a plant from the main group or you can choose a plant from the $5.00 table, give Cathy your name so she can keep track of your total, then pay Cathy at the end of the Exchange. 

One change to the Annual Plant Exchange that was decided at the Annual Board Meeting on November 10, 2016 is that the donor is the one to decide if their donation is to be placed on the $5.00 table or if it is to be placed in the main exchange. 

The September Meeting/Annual Plant Exchange will be held at the home of Melva Bond in Bridgeport, MI.  Don’t forget to bring your favorite dish to pass for the potluck, a chair to sit in, and at least one thing for the Plant Exchange as well as money if you plan to use the $5.00 table as part of your Plant Exchange experience.

For the September meeting I will start the business portion of the meeting while the potluck is underway to try and keep us from running the exchange after twilight.   Once we start the Exchange the name drawing will go quickly so please take a look at the plants in the exchange before your name is called. 

See you at the September 14th, 2017 Annual Plant Exchange/meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President


Next Meeting- Annual Plant Exchange on September 14th at Melva Bond’s gardens, 3122 Ramond, Saginaw, MI 48601.  Phone- 517-304-0847.   Melva lives in Bridgeport just off Dixie Hwy.
Directions from Lapeer;
Take I-69 West to I-75 North. 
Take I-75 North  27.7 miles to Exit 144B (Bridgeport/Dixie Hwy)
Turn right on to Dixie Hwy. and drive 1.8 miles to Gretchen St.
Turn left onto Gretchen and drive 0.1 miles to Egan St.
Turn right onto Egan St. and follow around the curve to the left (turns into Ramond)
Destination will be on the left
Parking will be across the street on the right in the open field.

The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Networking/Viewing Gardens
1800-  
Potluck
1830-
  Business Meeting
1845-   Plant Exchange

Review the August 10th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the August 10th Minutes at the Sept 14th meeting. 

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Oct 12-?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall


Name Badges- If you need one of the new EMHS name badges, please put your printed name on the sign-up sheet at any meeting or you can email Glen with your request.  Glen will try to have your name badge at the next meeting. 


Club Members selling Hosta or Related Products-
Please call or email to set an appointment before visiting
Brown, Deb- Aeroponic Tower Garden. 505-379-9100, www.debbrown.towergarden.com
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 810-664-8317, gardenfairy50@aol.com
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  810-631-4292, mhanner@aol.com
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 810-664-7531,
baha@chartermi.net
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  989-642-5772,
lisik46@yahoo.com
Pickard, Carolyn- Daylilies, Hosta.   989-871-2873,
robfamily5 @yahoo.com

Comments to the EMHS blog:  I am mentioning blog posting to let you know that your comments to the blog can be published too.  All you do is go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com  and comment to a blog posting which will alert me that you have made a comment.  Once I deem the comment valid for publishing I will okay and it will automatically be posted.  Please note that I cannot edit or spell check your comments, all I can do is to publish, ignore, or delete your comments.  All comments will be screened by me to deter any vulgarity or inappropriate comments being published to the EMHS blog.    Glen

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/
American Hosta Society Convention Website- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/Activities/Conventions.htm
AHS Hosta Library Website-
http://www.hostalibrary.org/
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
http://www.hostahappenings.com/
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/
Hosta College Website- http://ihostohio.com/portal/glhc/

Hosta Society Membership info-
American Hosta Society
,  $30 individual, $57/2 years, $34 family, $62/2 years
Send dues to: Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, Post Office Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Michigan Hosta Society, Dues are $15 per household for up to two people, good for 2 years. Make checks payable to: The Michigan Hosta Society and send to; Michigan Hosta Society, 2509 Wembly Lane, Troy, MI 48084-1280

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society, Dues $5 per year per household, Make check payable to EMHS and mail to: Barb Hunter, EMHS Treasurer, 316 Davis Lake Rd. Lapeer, MI 48746

Saginaw Valley Hosta Society, Dues $20 per year per household, Make check payable to SVHS and mail to: Gordon Burnside, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623


EMHS Board of Officers:
President                     Glen Pace
     PaceGardens@charter.net      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner
     BGHanner@aol.com             810-631-4292
Treasurer                     Barb Hunter
     baha@chartermi.net               810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels
     gardenfairy50@aol.com         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner
     mhanner@aol.com                  810-631-4292
Fund-Raising              Mick & Cathy Hodgson
    cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985 

August 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at the home of Annette and John Gavit.

Networking – 5:00 pm Gardens open, sign in, networking.

Refreshments – 6:00pm the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace.  Glen thanked the Gavits for opening their home and gardens for the club and a wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the minutes from the July 2017 meeting.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Steve Balabon and seconded by Mark Hanner.  The membership voted to accept the July 2017 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter was absent, secretary Marlene Daniels gave the June 2017 treasurer’s report with a starting balance of $XXX.xx, a total income for the month was $XX.xx, no expenditures, leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx. A motion to accept the report was made by Steve Balabon and Mark Hanner seconded it.  The membership voted to accept the June 2017 treasurer’s report.  Marlene also gave the July 2017 treasurer’s report with a starting balance of $XXX.xx, a total income for the month was $XX.xx, and there were no expenditures for the month, leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Dyane Moore, and Betty Valentine seconded it.  The membership voted to accept the July 2017 treasurer’s report. 

Calendar of Events – Our next meeting is the plant exchange and the meeting will be held at Melva Bond’s home.  There will be no October meeting, and November’s meeting will be the annual board meeting held at Whitey’s in Davison on November 9, 2017, anyone wanting to attend is more than welcome.  Our last meeting of the year will be our annual Christmas Party, December 14 held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall.

Reminders – If you need a new name tag please sign the signup sheet. Remember replacements are $2.00 each.  Please try to save the magnet from the back of a ruined badge.

Raffle – Thank you to the Gavits, Paul Laidler, Glen Pace and Gene Arms for their donations for the raffle and door prizes.  The club also held a silent auction for the remainder of the club plants, they included a seedling, Hosta Afterglow, and Hosta Beyond Glory.  The club made $XX.xx in the silent auction and $XX.xx on the raffle. 

Other announcements – Mick and Kathy Hodgson’s 50th Wedding anniversary open house will be on Saturday the 12th of August from 2 – 4 pm. 

Next meeting – Our next meeting will be held at the home of Melva Bond and it is our annual plant exchange.

Adjourned – A motion was made by Becky Hanner to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:17pm

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels

Secretary

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter

Note from the President-  Unforeseen family issues changed our July meeting plans.  Mark’s dad is doing much better now and plans to return to his apartment soon.   We will try to plan the clay pinch-pot project with the Hanners for a future date.
 
            I also want to thank Barb Hunter for offering to open her gardens on a last-minute basis for our July meeting.  Barb’s gardens are beautiful plantings with many unique sculptures.  Barb also offers many Hosta cultivars for sale as well as water plants, Koi, succulents, and several other selections.  If you didn’t take time to look at the plants Barb was selling or you saw something you wanted but didn’t buy it at the meeting, just give Barb a call and make an appointment to go for a visit.  In addition, I want to thank all the members that donated items for the door prize drawing and raffle drawings.  These donations are enjoyed by the winners and are a great way for our members to enjoy the benefits of EMHS. 

                The Hosta world mourns the passing of one of our members, Jan Everson.  Jan's experience with hostas runs deep, as she has developed a nice shade garden at their home in Troy, has toured many gardens on national and state hosta society tours and shared these tours with us in prior years, and has served in many different roles in the Metro Detroit Hosta Society, the Michigan Hosta Society, and the Great Lakes Hosta Society.   Most recently, Jan served as editor of the MHS newsletter, producing an award-winning print and online publication.  Jan was the speaker for our February meeting this year presenting “The Blooming Mojave Desert”.   Please keep Jan’s husband Bob and her sister Sarah in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. 

            Our August meeting will be at John and Annette Gavit’s in Saginaw.  If you have never been to John and Annette’s you are in for a treat of something different.  The front yard is a collection of well grown Hosta and companion plants and the back yard has the most unique pathways you will ever see. 

            Please remember to bring your own chair and bug spray to the summer meetings.   Also remember to bring your favorite dish to pass for the potluck. 

            I look forward to seeing you at John and Annette’s in Saginaw on August 10th!

Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- August 10th, 2017 at the Gavits, 1551 Coolidge, Saginaw, MI 48638.  Ph 989-793-1339   If you get lost on the way you can call for help. 

Directions- From Lapeer, take I-69 West to I-75 North.   Drive North on I-75 to I-675 North (exit 150).  Drive 2.75 miles to Exit 3, M-58/Davenport toward Michigan Ave.   Continue West on    M-58/Davenport 3.1 miles to Coolidge Ave.  Turn Left (South)and drive 0.4 miles to house on right. 

           Or from the Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer- Drive 25 miles North to M-46 Turn Left (West) and drive 25 miles to I-75 North.  Drive North 0.5 mile to I-675 North (Exit 150).  Drive 2.75 miles to Exit 3, M-58/Davenport toward Michigan Ave.   Continue West on M-58 /Davenport 3.1 miles to Coolidge Ave.  Turn Left (South)and drive 0.4 miles to house on right.

This meeting is another one of our summer garden tour meetings.   Please remember to bring your own chair, bug spray, your favorite dish to pass for the potluck, and plan to have a great time.
                               
The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Networking
1800-  
Potluck
1900-
  Business Meeting
1915-   View Gardens

Review the July 13th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the August 10th, 2017 meeting.

Club Plants- The last of the 2017 EMHS Plant Sale- these plants will be offered as a “Silent Auction” at the August 10th meeting.   Be sure to bring extra money for this Silent Auction.   The Fund Raising Committee wants to finish this year’s Plant Sale so they can close the books on this fund raiser. 

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Sept 14 – Melva Bonds in Bridgeport- Plant Exchange
Oct 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall


Name Badges- If you need one of the new EMHS name badges, please put your printed name on the sign-up sheet at any meeting or you can email Glen with your request.  Glen will try to have your name badge at the next meeting.  

Club Members selling Hosta or Related Products-
Please call or email to set an appointment before visiting
Brown, Deb- Aeroponic Tower Garden. 505-379-9100, www.debbrown.towergarden.com
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 810-664-8317, gardenfairy50@aol.com
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  810-631-4292, mhanner@aol.com
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 810-664-7531,
baha@chartermi.net
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  989-642-5772,
lisik46@yahoo.com
Pickard, Carolyn- Daylilies, Hosta.   989-871-2873,
robfamily5 @yahoo.com

Comments to the EMHS blog:  I am mentioning blog posting to let you know that your comments to the blog can be published too.  All you do is go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com  and comment to a blog posting which will alert me that you have made a comment.  Once I deem the comment valid for publishing I will okay and it will automatically be posted.  Please note that I cannot edit or spell check your comments, all I can do is to publish, ignore, or delete your comments.  All comments will be screened by me to deter any vulgarity or inappropriate comments being published to the EMHS blog.    Glen

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/
American Hosta Society Convention Website- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/Activities/Conventions.htm
AHS Hosta Library Website-
http://www.hostalibrary.org/
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
http://www.hostahappenings.com/
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/
Hosta College Website- http://ihostohio.com/portal/glhc/

Hosta Society Membership info-
American Hosta Society
,  $30 individual, $57/2 years, $34 family, $62/2 years
Send dues to: Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, Post Office Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Michigan Hosta Society, Dues are $15 per household for up to two people, good for 2 years. Make checks payable to: The Michigan Hosta Society and send to; Michigan Hosta Society, 2509 Wembly Lane, Troy, MI 48084-1280

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society, Dues $5 per year per household, Make check payable to EMHS and mail to: Barb Hunter, EMHS Treasurer, 316 Davis Lake Rd. Lapeer, MI 48746

Saginaw Valley Hosta Society, Dues $20 per year per household, Make check payable to SVHS and mail to: Gordon Burnside, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623


EMHS Board of Officers:
President                     Glen Pace
     PaceGardens@charter.net      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner
     BGHanner@aol.com             810-631-4292
Treasurer                     Barb Hunter
     baha@chartermi.net               810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels
     gardenfairy50@aol.com         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner
     mhanner@aol.com                  810-631-4292
Fund-Raising              Mick & Cathy Hodgson
    cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985

July 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at Barb Hunters home.

Networking – 5:00PM Gardens open, sign in, networking

Refreshments – 6:00PM the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace, Glen thanked Barb for opening her home and gardens on such short notice, visitors were introduced and a wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the minutes from the June 2017 meeting.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Paulette Johnson and seconded by Steve Balabon.  The membership voted to accept the June 2017 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – no treasurer report was given, we will get two next month and vote accordingly.

Calendar Of Events – Glen went over the calendar, our next meeting will be at the home of the Gavit’s in Saginaw.  September’s meeting is the plant exchange at it will be held at the home of Melva Bond.  As of this time we do not have anything scheduled for our October meeting.  If anyone has any ideas please see Glen.  November is the annual board meeting and if anyone would like to attend they are most certainly welcome.  December ends our year with our annual Christmas party.

Break – 7:20PM the membership took a quick break.

Raffle – Thank you to Glen Pace, Gene Arms, Pat Salk and Bill Kapustka, Mick & Cathy Hodgson, Linda Ballard, Joy Boots, Deb Brown, Ethan Griffith, and Darlene Nadane for donating items for our raffle and door prizes.

Mick and Cathy Hodgson’s 50th - the EMHS Members are invited to join Mick and Cathy to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 12th from 2PM -4PM at the Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club 1213 N. Lake George Rd. Attica, MI 48412.  In lieu of a gift, please consider donating to Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club Camp Wilderness Fund for Children. 

Next meeting – Our next meeting will be held at the home of Annette and John Gavit in Saginaw.

Adjourned – A motion was made by Bruce Pollard to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:42PM

Respectfully Submitted
Marlene Daniels

Secretary

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

President’s Note- Our next meeting will be very different for the group in that we will not be doing a potluck, nor will we have any sort of a business meeting.  Mark and Becky Hanner are preparing the clay for all members who have signed up to do a Pinch-Pot which will be suitable to plant a mini Hosta in once it has been fired.   The Hanners will have the clay prepared for the project, instruct you on how to texture the clay and form the Pinch-Pot, and have a choice of glazes to be applied before they fire the pot.

EMHS is paying for the materials and the firing for the membership to take this class.

The guidelines are:
*You must be a member in good standing to take the class
*You must be listed on the sign-up sheet to take the class
*If you want to take the class but are not signed up, call the Hanner’s and sign-up now
*Be in the studio at your sign-up time and ready to start

Since we are not having a potluck, please do not bring food.   The Hanners will have bottled water and store-bought cookies, but with arrival times being over such a long period, capability of hot or cold food safety is poor.  

Mark’s dad is back in the hospital so if you call them to sign-up and they do not answer, please leave a message on the answering machine.   Please don’t just show up at the meeting and expect to make a Pinch-Pot as Mark and Becky are preparing the clay beforehand and they are being remunerated for supplies and firing by EMHS for the people who are signed up. 

Next Meeting- is on July 13th, 2017 at the home of Mark and Becky Hanner, 10414 Oak Rd. Otisville, MI 48463, Ph. 810-631-4292.  Tour their gardens before or after your class time. 
     
            Driving Directions-
From our regular meeting place at the Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer; starting on M-24 drive North 5.3 miles to Columbiaville Rd.  Turn Left (West) and drive 7.5 miles to Washburn Road.  Turn right (North) and drive ½ mile to Main St (Wilson Rd.).  Turn left (West) and drive 2.0 miles to Oak Rd.  Turn Left (South) and drive 2/10ths of a mile to the house on the left. 
            
           From downtown Otisville on M-15; turn right (Northeast) onto Wilson Rd (Main St) and drive 2/10ths of a mile to Main St and turn right.  Drive 1.1 miles to Oak Rd and turn right (South).  Drive 2/10ths of a mile to the house on the left. 
*Parking will be in the open area between the greenhouse and the studio or along the side of Oak Rd.  Use the driveway only as a drop-off

I look forward to seeing you and hoping you all enjoy the clay project. 
Glen Pace

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
July 13- the Hanner’s in Otisville, Clay Project
Aug 10- the Gavits’ in Saginaw, Garden Tour
Sept 14 – Melva Bonds in Bridgeport- Plant Exchange
Oct 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Name Badges- If you need one of the new EMHS name badges, please put your printed name on the sign-up sheet at any meeting or you can email Glen with your request.  Glen will try to have your name badge at the next meeting. 

Club Members selling Hosta or Related Products-
Please call or email to set an appointment before visiting
Brown, Deb- Aeroponic Tower Garden. 505-379-9100, www.debbrown.towergarden.com
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 810-664-8317, gardenfairy50@aol.com
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  810-631-4292, mhanner@aol.com
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 810-664-7531,
baha@chartermi.net
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  989-642-5772,
lisik46@yahoo.com
Pickard, Carolyn- Daylilies, Hosta.   989-871-2873,
robfamily5 @yahoo.com

Comments to the EMHS blog:  I am mentioning blog posting to let you know that your comments to the blog can be published too.  All you do is go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com  and comment to a blog posting which will alert me that you have made a comment.  Once I deem the comment valid for publishing I will okay and it will automatically be posted.  Please note that I cannot edit or spell check your comments, all I can do is to publish, ignore, or delete your comments.  All comments will be screened by me to deter any vulgarity or inappropriate comments being published to the EMHS blog.    Glen

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/
American Hosta Society Convention Website- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/Activities/Conventions.htm
AHS Hosta Library Website-
http://www.hostalibrary.org/
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
http://www.hostahappenings.com/
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/
Hosta College Website- http://ihostohio.com/portal/glhc/

Hosta Society Membership info-
American Hosta Society
,  $30 individual, $57/2 years, $34 family, $62/2 years
Send dues to: Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, Post Office Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Michigan Hosta Society, Dues are $15 per household for up to two people, good for 2 years. Make checks payable to: The Michigan Hosta Society and send to; Michigan Hosta Society, 2509 Wembly Lane, Troy, MI 48084-1280

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society, Dues $5 per year per household, Make check payable to EMHS and mail to: Barb Hunter, EMHS Treasurer, 316 Davis Lake Rd. Lapeer, MI 48746


Saginaw Valley Hosta Society, Dues $20 per year per household, Make check payable to SVHS and mail to: Gordon Burnside, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623


EMHS Board of Officers:
President                     Glen Pace
     PaceGardens@charter.net      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner
     BGHanner@aol.com             810-631-4292
Treasurer                     Barb Hunter
     baha@chartermi.net               810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels
     gardenfairy50@aol.com         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner
     mhanner@aol.com                  810-631-4292
Fund-Raising              Mick & Cathy Hodgson
    cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985