Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dear EMHS Members and Friends,

The EMHS Christmas Party will be on December 13th at the Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw, Lapeer, MI 48446.  This is our regular meeting place located just south of the point of M-24 and N. Saginaw, (the driveway just north of the Cemetery).  The time-line for the evening is as follows;

5:00 PM- Open doors to Hall for Decorating
6:00 PM-
Networking, set-up refreshments,
6:30 PM-
Welcome and Introduce Visitors
Dinner Served
7:15 PM- Business Meeting

7:45 PM- Gift Exchange

This annual event is always a lot of fun and a great way to end the year for the club.  The Club will provide the meat (ham) and table set-ups.  We do ask that everybody bring a dish to pass as this is our biggest potluck of the year. 

We will be doing the gift exchange as we have done in the past.  If you are interested in exchanging gifts, all you have to do is bring a wrapped non-gender-specific gift with a value of $10.  All the gifts will be laid on a table in the room and during the party we will call names from the sign-up sheet of the people who brought gifts.  When your name is called you go pick out a gift.  Nobody is required to bring a gift for the exchange, but if you do not bring one please understand that you will not be able to place your name on the list to pick one out.  This is the only way to assure that all people who bring a gift will receive one.

 So everybody can mark their 2019 calendars with the 2019 EMHS dates, I am including the following:

EMHS Calendar of Events 2019
Feb 14-
Esther Benedict, Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer, MI
Mar 15 & 16-
Hosta College in Piqua, OH
April 11- Aaron Strouse, Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer, MI
May 9- Eldred Steinkoph, Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer, MI
June 13- Garden Tour at Member’s home
July 11- Garden Tour at The Trotts in Columbiaville
Aug 8-
Garden Tour at Member’s home
Sept 12-
EMHS Plant Exchange, at Member’s home
Oct 10-
Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer, MI
Nov 14-
Board Meeting
Dec 12-
Annual Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer, MI

I hope to see all of you at the Christmas Party on Dec 13th and wish each and every one of you the Happiest Holiday Season ever!!!!

Glen Pace
EMHS President


September 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at the home Patrick & Patricia Major and it was our annual plant exchange.

Networking – 5:00 pm, set up refreshments, sign in and stroll through the Majors’ gardens.

Potluck – the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace at 6:00 pm and everyone enjoyed a wonderful potluck dinner.

Business Meeting – we had a quick business meeting before the plant exchange. Glen thanked the Majors for opening their home and gardens for the meeting. Glen also thanked Sandy Vukonich for hosting last month’s meeting.  New members were introduced; welcome Dawn Kendall and Elin Bastianelli.  Note to members if your 2018 dues were not paid please do so before plant exchange, so you can participate in the annual plant exchange.

Approval of minutes – there were no changes to the August 9th, 2018 meeting minutes. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Becky Hanner and seconded by Joy Boots. The membership voted to accept the August meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s report – Barb Hunter, treasurer, stated we had a beginning balance of $XXX.xx, a total income of $XX.xx and expenditures were $XX.xx, leaving us with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  Bruce Pollard made a motion to accept August treasurer’s report and Robin Bratton seconded it. The membership voted to accept the treasurer report.

Calendar of Events – there will be no October or November meeting.  The annual board meeting will be October 11, 2018, at Whitey’s in Davison, and any member is welcome to come. The annual Christmas Party will be December 13, 2018, at the Mayfield Twp. Hall at 5:00 pm to decorate and 6:00 pm for dinner, meeting and gift exchange.

Plant Exchange – Everyone enjoyed the plant exchange and went home with some wonderful new plants and a few other goodies.  $250 dollars was made from the $5 table.

Next Meeting – December 13, 2018, will be our annual Christmas party held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall.

Respectfully Submitted
Marlene Daniels, Secretary