Thursday, February 18, 2010

Club Plant Sale Deadline is Near

The deadline for ordering hostas from the club plant sale is on Feb. 24th. The order will be called in to the supplier on the 28th. Your check must be in to Treasurer Mary Smith by the 24th. Plants must be paid in advance. Thank you.
Mary's address is located in the Feb. newsletter posting below.

Bus Trip to Ohio Payments

If you signed up for the bus trip to Ohio and didn't pay at the meeting, please remit your payment to Mark ASAP. Those members who have paid will have first priority.
Mark's address is in the post below. Thank you.

Monday, February 15, 2010

EMHS Bus Trip to Central Ohio, July 17-18

Itinerary: Saturday, July 17

8:00 a.m.- Depart Lapeer

Stop en route for fast lunch break

1:30-ish- arrive Wade & Gatton’s Nursery, Bellville, OH

4:30-5:00- pack up the bus for Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant
for dinner, moderately priced, Amish-style entrees

6:00 head north to Quality Inn & Suites, Richfield, OH

7:15 check in at Quality Inn

Sunday, July 18

8:30- depart hotel, head to Kuk’s Forest Nursery, Brecksville, OH
8:45 arrive Kuk’s Forest Nursery
(note- Bob does not dig plants to order, but will offer free shipping
for any orders placed; he has been hybridizing for many years, with
54 cultivars listed on the AHS Registry)

10:00 depart and head to Jon & Eileen Soucek’s garden, Cleveland area

10:45-12:00 visit Souceks’ garden

12:00 head for fast lunch en route to Cahoon’s Nursery

1:00 visit Cahoon’s Nursery for final shopping
( for general info)

3:00 depart for Lapeer

7:00 arrive Lapeer and start thinking about planting…

Costs and Accommodations:

Bus- $62 per person; this includes a gratuity for the driver- no passing of envelopes during the trip. Price is set based on maximum of 40 people on a 56 passenger bus, to enable lots of room in the bus for luggage and/or taller plants, and leave the below-bus storage area for plants!

Meals- all meals are on your own, and we will be visiting budget-friendly places to eat. Note- the motel (see below) price includes breakfast at their restaurant, not the continental breakfast often seen in travel motels.

Motel- $75 per room, plus tax:

Quality Inn & Suites, 4742 Brecksville Rd, Richfield, OH, 44286, 330-659-6151

Travelers must make their own reservations, and secure with a credit card, or mailing a deposit equal to one night’s room and tax charge. Reservation at this rate must be done before July 16 deadline. Block of rooms is being held in EMHS’ name. Suggest you make reservations promptly.

If you do not arrange for sharing a room, and would like to put your name on a list, let me know and I’ll share these names with others looking for a roomie. You will want to do this prior to booking the room, for minimum confusion with the motel.

Parking: Still being worked out, for a site to leave cars over the weekend, after we meet Saturday morning to board the bus.

Reserve your seat on the bus! Provide me with your check, and the name(s) of any travelers it covers, to reserve your seat(s) on the bus. We will take no more than 40 people, regardless of bus capacity. Either give me your check (payable to EMHS) and name(s) at the meeting, or mail it to: Mark Hanner, 10414 Oak Rd., Otisville, MI 48463. Registration will be limited to EMHS members and their guests until March 15, after which, if any seats are open, we will open it up to other hosta societies.

Call or email with any questions: (810-631-4292)