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,
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 810-664-8317,
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  810-631-4292,
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 810-664-7531,
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  989-642-5772,
Pickard, Carolyn- Daylilies, Hosta.   989-871-2873,

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  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-
American Hosta Society Convention Website-
AHS Hosta Library Website-
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
Hosta College Website-

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      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner             810-631-4292
Treasurer                     Barb Hunter               810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner                  810-631-4292
Fund-Raising              Mick & Cathy Hodgson         810-664-8985

June 08, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at Pace Gardens, Clio

Networking – 5:00pm Tour gardens, sign in, networking

Refreshments – 6:00pm the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace, and members enjoyed a wonderful potluck.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the May 2017 meeting minutes.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Becky Hanner and seconded by Paulette Johnson.  Members voted to accept the May 2017 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer gave a report for May 2017, beginning balance was $XXX.xx, income was $XX.xx, and expenditures were $XX.xx, leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  Motion to accept the treasurer report was made by Mark Hanner, and seconded by Dyane Moore.  Members voted to accept the May 2017 treasurer’s report.

Calendar of Events – next meeting will be at Mark & Becky Hanner’s home in Otisville and the club will be making pinch pots.  Signup sheet for times was available. 

Annual Fund Raiser – no report, Mick & Cathy Hodgson and Gene Arms were at National Hosta Convention.

Other Announcements - Carolyn Pickard talked to the members about the Hosta Tailgate and wanted to know if the club would be interested in hosting next year’s tailgate and maybe have Saginaw club join us.  Members discussed and we will pick back up next month. 

Marlene Daniels announced the Lapeer County Master Gardeners will be having a garden tour on July 22, also they are having a Fairy/Gnome Garden contest at the gardens at Suncrest, no cost to enter and anyone may enter. 

Donations – Thank you to Barb Hunter, Glen Pace, Patrick & Patricia Major, Barbara Colling, and Teresa Dillon for donating items for our door prizes.  No raffle was held.

Next Meeting – Our next meeting will be July 13th and will be held at Mark & Becky Hanner’s home in Otisville.

Adjourned – The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Marlene Daniels