Monday, September 15, 2014

September 11, 2014 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting was held at the home of Pam Walmsley on September 11th, 2014

Networking and viewing of Pam’s gardens began at 4:30 pm

Potluck/Refreshments and the meeting was called to order at 5:03 pm

Business Meeting was called at 5:50 pm by President Glen Pace.  Thanks to Pam Walmsley for opening her home and gardens were given and Pam was also presented her hosta stone as a thank you for hosting our group.  Glen Pace welcomed five visitors to our meeting; Cheryl Borkowski, Gayle Haven, Sylvia Hansen, Michelle Chockley, and Julianne Sekerak.  We are happy to announce that all five became members also.

Approval of Minutes – There were no corrections to the minutes from the August 2014 meeting.  Motion to accept minutes was made by Becky Hanner and seconded by Steve Balabon.  The membership voted to accept the minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer reporting August 2014, the club had a beginning balance of $6151.42. $201 was added and there were no expenses for August, leaving the club with an ending balance of $6352.42.  Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Mark Hanner and seconded by Carol Leonard.  The membership voted to accept the treasury report.

AHS Presidents Wall Award – President Glen Pace presented to Ken and Jan Zawisa the AHS Presidents Wall Award for taking on the responsibility of refreshment committee coordinators.  Ken and Jan Zawisa get to every meeting early and are the last ones to leave.  EMHS appreciates all that they do for our club.

Name badges – signup sheet was available.  Darlene Nadane received her badge and we still have badges for Carol Pittard, and Flora Yearta.

T-Shirts – EMHS/Hosta Addiction, were available in 2 sizes XXL-XXXL.  The shirts are $18.00 each for paid members and $20.00 for non-members.

Hosta Stones – featuring Hans Hansen’s H. “Joy Ride” Members prices are $30 & $35
2012 – The club has 3 Iron and 2 Brown stones still available.  2011 – 1 natural stone is being held for a member.  The club also has 1 Stone stand available for $20.

2015 Hosta Stone – will feature Don Rawson’s Hosta “Rhino Hide”.  Don Rawson called Cathy Hodgson and said it was a great honor to have a stone made after him. 

Announcements – Mark and Becky Hanner’s Fall Art Fest will be held at their home on September 20 & 21. Times will be 9-5 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday.   Cheryl Borkowski announced that the Genesee Master Gardeners fall conference will be held on October 4th  8 – 4 at the Mott Community College Events Center.  The cost of attending is $65.00 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  You do not have to be a master gardener to attend.

Next Meeting – will be October 09th at Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer.  Tony Reznichek, curator of the
U of M Herbarium will be our speaker. 

Plant Exchange – took place and everyone went home with some wonderful plants. 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:10

Respectfully submitted,
Marlene Daniels

EMHS Secretary

Friday, September 12, 2014

At the Eastern Michigan Hosta Society meeting this evening, Marlene Daniels reads the proclamation for Jan and Ken Zawisa, for the AHS President's wall of honor, Glen Pace is current President and ringleader..
Thanks and credit to Mark Hanner for the photo and posting on 09/11/2014.