Tuesday, February 2, 2021

American Hosta Society Convention 2021

 

Attention EMHS Members and Friends,

 Attached below you will find details of the 2021 American Hosta Society Convention plans.

I have seen a few comments on Facebook regarding the Convention so when I received the information directly from AHS, I decided to share it with all of you so you could make plans for July 15th through 17th

EMHS will have meetings scheduled by the EMHS Board once it is deemed safe by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.   You can always go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/   for all current information regarding EMHS.

Sincerely,

Glen Pace

EMHS President


Hello Hosta Friend,

We have a combination of disappointing and exciting news to share. As you know, the pandemic continues to take its toll. Even with the good news of a vaccine rollout, top medical experts continue to recommend limited gatherings, social distancing, masks, and other precautions for the foreseeable future, suggesting that most Americans will not be vaccinated until late summer and that life may not begin to return to a semblance of “normal” until fall of 2021.

Out of concern for the safety of attendees and after being contacted by several members expressing unease over attending a large gathering, the American Hosta Society and the 2021 convention committee in Kalamazoo, Michigan have come to the difficult decision to cancel the in-person convention in June.

While we’re incredibly disappointed that we won’t be able to enjoy the fellowship of friends and other hosta lovers in person, it creates a wonderful opportunity to put on the first-ever virtual AHS convention! The team in Kalamazoo is planning an exciting, action-packed virtual event!

What will participants receive access to?

  • One convention gift Hosta ‘Silly String’ (mailed to you)
  • Speakers, workshops, Q&A, awards shows, and judges clinics via Zoom
  • On-demand, professionally recorded virtual garden tours
  • Participating vendors
  • Hosta leaf show photo contest (unsanctioned)
  • Seedling photo competition
  • And more!

Mark your calendar for July 15–17! The new date allows convention planners to record and produce video of the featured garden tours at their peak. The cost to participate in the 2021 virtual convention will be $49 per household.


Please join me in thanking the Kalamazoo convention team for their hard work through a difficult time and for their creativity in planning a meaningful experience virtually. They’re excited to present a one-of-a-kind event for you!

We’ll send out an update with details and registration information to be released on the forthcoming convention website in the next few weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and stay well.

For the Love of Hostas and Hosta Friends,
Tammy Borden
AHS Executive V.P.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

 

Note from the President- This Newsletter is going to be very brief and to the point as I have been extremely busy and forgot to get a newsletter written last week.  

First, I want to thank Barb Hunter for hosting the August Garden Tour.   Barb’s gardens are such a beautiful place to visit that I am in hopes you all got the chance to visit during the tour. 

 Next, our September meeting is our Annual Plant Exchange and Garden Tour at the home of Sandy Vukonich.   Sandy has wonderful gardens to stroll through, a large pond with a fantastic waterfall to view, and enough space for us to follow the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.  We are going to have the September Garden Tour and Annual Plant Exchange following the same premise as our last two meetings.  All attendees will have to wear a face mask while at the gardens, there will be no potluck, and please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.  Bottled water will be provided. 

The success of the Plant Exchange depends on the quality and number of plants donated to the exchange.  High quality plants can be placed on the $5.00 table at the discretion of the donor of the plant.  Rules of the exchange are given below.  This meeting is always a blast and everybody leaves with new plants (sometimes many plants) to use in their own yard. 

 Lastly, 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.  Also, please do not bring any invasive species such as Lily of the Valley, Houttuynia (Chameleon plant), Ostrich Ferns, Bishops Weed, Persicaria (Painter’s Palette), 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.   *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). 

We hope to see you at the September Garden Tour and Annual Plant Exchange at Sandy’s on September 10th.
Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

 

Next Meeting- on September 10, 2020 at the home of Sandy Vukonich, 2961 Secluded Pines Dr. Oxford, MI 48371.  The phone number is 248-302-4700 in case you need to call for directions on your way to the meeting.   

Directions;
From Mayfield Twp. Hall (our regular meeting place)- Turn right onto N. Saginaw and drive to M-24.   Turn Left (South) and drive 12.2 miles to Brocker Rd.  Turn Right (West) and drive 1.3 miles to Baldwin.  Turn Left (South) and drive 0.8 miles to Secluded Pines Dr.  Turn Left (East) and drive 0.2 miles to house on right.   

From Flint/Saginaw/I-75-  I-75 South to I-69 East.  Drive 21.6 miles to M-24.   Turn Right (South) and drive 7.7 miles to Brocker Rd.   Turn Right (West) and drive 1.3 miles to Baldwin.  Turn Left (South) and drive 0.8 miles to Secluded Pines Dr.  Turn Left (East) and drive 0.2 miles to house on right.

The time schedule for the evening is;
4:00 PM- Drop off plants for the Exchange
5:00 PM- Gather for Plant Exchange drawing
5:30 PM- Exchange drawing
7:00 PM- Dismissed

2020 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates-
Sept 10- Plant Exchange, Sandy Vukonich’s
Oct 08 - Cancelled
Nov 12- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 10- 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- 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 have to 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

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-                           Mick and                      

Raising                        Cathy Hodgson              cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August 2020 Newsletter


Note from the President- Our July Garden Tour at Pace Gardens was visited by a lot of our members as well as some other people from other garden clubs including NARGS, HPS, and a couple of other garden groups.  

Since we are still having to follow Covid-19 restrictions we are going to have the August Garden Tour following the same premise.  All attendees will have to wear a face mask while at the gardens, there will be no potluck, and please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.  Bottled water will be provided. 

The Tour will be at Barb Hunter’s home.  Directions will be given below in the next meeting heading.  Barb will have plants for sale and her gardens contain an extremely large collection of Hosta as well as other plants. 

We are still planning the Annual Plant Exchange although the venue had to be changed because of Covid-19.  Plans are to have the exchange at the home of Sandy Vukonich on September 10th, 2020. 

The success of the Plant Exchange depends on the quality and number of plants donated to the exchange.  High quality plants can be placed on the $5.00 table at the discretion of the donor of the plant.  Rules of the exchange are given below.

There are only a few weeks before our Annual Plant Exchange which is on September 10th.  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.  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.  Also, please do not bring any invasive species such as Lily of the Valley, Houttuynia (Chameleon plant), Ostrich Ferns, Bishops Weed, Persicaria (Painter’s Palette), 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.   *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). 
The Plant Exchange drawing is decided by the number of meetings each membership has attended in the past year, starting with the Sept 2019 meeting and ending with the August 13, 2020 meeting.  The first set of names will be those that have attended all scheduled meetings since last year’s plant exchange.  Next will be those members that attended all but one of the scheduled 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. 
We hope to see you at the August Garden Tour at Barb’s on August 13th.
Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President
Next Meeting- Our next meeting will be on August 13th, 2020 at Barb Hunter’s in Lapeer.   The address is 316 Davis Lake Road, Lapeer, MI 48446.   The phone number at Barb’s is 810-664-7531 if you need to call for additional directions.    Barb will be selling plants!
Directions:  Driving Directions- (from I-69/M-24) – Drive 3 miles north on M-24 to Davis Lake Road, turn left (West) to 4th house on right. 
            (from the Mayfield Twp. Hall) turn left onto M-24 and drive to the first light south of the of the Hall.  Turn right onto Davis Lake Road.  Park on the shoulder of the road (not over the white line) or park at the bank on the corner and walk to Barb’s.   
The gardens will be open from 3 PM to 7 PM. 

2020 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Aug 13- Garden Tour, Barb Hunter’s
Sept 10- Plant Exchange, Sandy Vukonich’s
Oct 08-  at Mayfield Twp. Hall
Nov 12- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 10- 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.  

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 have to 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

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
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- Hosta.
     989-871-2873, 
robfamily5 @yahoo.com


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


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 and Cathy Hodgson
  cehodgso@hotmail.com       810-664-8985

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

July 2020 Newsletter

Note from the President- This is the first newsletter and plans for a meeting for EMHS since our February meeting because all activities for EMHS were cancelled due to the COVID-19 World Pandemic.  For our first summer gathering we are going to have an open garden tour at Pace Gardens in Clio.  There will be no formal meeting and no potluck, just a few hours to see each other, tour the gardens, and catch up on what has been going on in our lives and gardens.  We will ask for a volunteer to host the August meeting during the tour at Pace Gardens.  I will provide bottled water for the July gathering/tour so we can minimize contact.  Remember we will not have food at this meeting, please plan accordingly.  There will be a surprise from the club for every member in good standing that attends this EMHS event.  Directions and times are provided below in the heading “next meeting”. 

Cathy Hodgson and Gene Arms will be selling the remainder of the plants from the EMHS Annual Plant Sale at the July meeting.  If you did not preorder plants you may have an opportunity to buy them on July 9th.  For those few that did not pick-up your preorder from Cathy, she will have those orders at the meeting as well. 

With the lack of rain (here at Pace Gardens we have had less than one half of an inch in over a month) we are stringing hoses to try to make up for Mother Nature’s lack of moisture for our plants.  Hopefully some of you were blessed with the rains that totally missed us.  The spring freezes were hard on the martagon lilies and most of them are dwarfed and not going to bloom.  Some of those that did emerge are already going dormant from the lack of water.   Even most of my Trilliums are going dormant and some of the Polygonatums are already gone for the year.   The Hosta are doing okay and most have totally recovered from the freeze damage they received in April.  I will be leaving the hoses strung out when you come on the 9th so you will have to watch your step.

Those of you that have visited Pace Gardens know that there are benches scattered throughout the gardens so there will be some seating, but if you want to stay for a while you may want to bring your own chair.

I ask that everybody please adhere to the social distancing recommendations set by the CDC.  I also ask that everybody wear a mask to protect me as well as all other attendees.   My father has stage four cancer and I am his primary caregiver so he is very susceptible to anything and everything as are some of the members of our group.
  
I look forward to seeing you all on July 9th for our first gathering since February.
Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- Our next meeting will be on July 9th, 2020 at Pace Gardens in Clio.   The address is 2426 Delwood Dr, Clio, MI 48420.   The phone number at the gardens is 810-687-2512.   If you need to contact me before the day of the meeting, you can call me at home at 989-244-4029.
Directions: From Lapeer, take I-69 West to I-75 North.   Drive North on I-75 to the Clio/Montrose/Vienna Rd/M-57 exit (Exit 131).  Turn right (East) onto Vienna Rd and drive 5.4 miles to Bray Rd.   Turn left (North) onto Bray Rd. and drive 1.3 miles to Delwood Dr.    Turn left (West) and drive to the fourth house on the left. 
   or I-69 East 9.5 miles to M-15/State Rd.   Turn right (North) and drive 11.8 miles to 
M-57/Vienna Rd.  Turn left (West) and drive 7.1 miles to Bray Rd.   Turn right (North) and drive 1.3 miles to Delwood Dr.  Turn left (West) and drive to 4th house on the left.
  from Saginaw- Drive South on I-75 to the Clio/Montrose/M-57/Vienna Rd exit (Exit 131).
Turn left (East) and drive 5.5 miles to Bray Rd.   Turn left (North) onto Bray and drive 1.3 miles to Delwood Dr.   Turn left (West) and drive to the fourth house on the left
   from the south- take I-75 North to exit 131 and follow the directions above. 

The time schedule for the evening is;
1600- Gardens open for visiting/tour
1900- Gardens close

 Please Review- the Meeting Minutes from the February 2020 meeting.   We will not be voting at the July meeting, but if you have any corrections you can email me or give any one of the Board Members a note while touring the gardens.

2020 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
July 09- Pace Gardens, Clio, MI
Aug 13- Member Garden Tour, ?______________
Sept 10- Plant Exchange, Suncrest of Lapeer
Oct 08-  at Mayfield Twp. Hall
Nov 12- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 10- 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.  

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 have to 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

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
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- Hosta.
     989-871-2873, 
robfamily5 @yahoo.com


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


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 and Cathy Hodgson
  cehodgso@hotmail.com       810-664-8985

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

February 13, 2020 Meeting Minutes


The Meeting – was held at Mayfield Twp. Hall

Networking -5:00PM doors open, setup refreshments, sign in and pay dues.

Refreshments – The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Glen Pace, everyone enjoyed a wonderful potluck.

Business Meeting – The meeting was called back to order by Glen Pace at 6:48 PM

Approval of Minutes – there were no corrections to the minutes from the December 12, 2019 meeting. Bruce Pollard made a motion to accept the minutes and it was seconded by Cathy Hodgson.  The membership voted to accept the December 2019 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer stated that we had a beginning balance for December 2019 of $XXX.xx, a total income of .xx and expenditures of $XXX.xx leaving an ending balance of $XXX.xx. January 2020, we had a beginning balance of $XXX.xx, total income of $XX.xx, and expenditures of $XXX.xx leaving an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  Robin Bratton made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report and it was seconded by Dyane Moore.  The membership voted to accept December 2019 and January 2020 treasurer’s report.

2019 IRS filing – on 01/09/2020 the IRS filing was completed.  The review committee will be going over the books.  Mark Hanner, Barb Hunter, Bruce Pollard, and Deb Brown will be setting a convenient time for them to complete the audit.

Donation to VoTech – in honor of Jim & Lorraine Jessop for college students going into Agriscience/Horticulture program in college EMHS donated $500.00.  This was a one –time donation to the VoTech Agriscience/Horticulture Scholarship Fund.

Proposal for scholarship – Mark Hanner made a motion for the Jim & Lorraine Jessop Scholarship Fund to become an annual donation, as long as we are bringing in $500.00 annually from our monthly fund-raisers and plant sales. After the membership discussed the proposal, Dyane Moore seconded the motion, the membership voted to accept the proposal for the scholarship to become an annual donation.

EMHS Plant Sale 2020 – Cathy Hodgson is taking orders for the plant sale tonight.  Plants will be $10.00 each and they are Hosta L.S. Paisley Print, Hosta Diamond Lake, Helleborus Wedding Crasher. The plants will be delivered at the April meeting.


Notice of change in Calendar of Events – May meeting has changed, we will not be going to Melvyn Corner’s greenhouse, and instead, we will be going there on July 9, 2020. At this time we do not have a speaker for our May meeting. We will update you as soon as possible.

Summer meetings – We still need volunteers to host the May, June, August meetings.  Glen encouraged members that have never hosted a meeting to consider the opportunity to share their garden with the membership explaining that we all learn something from every garden no matter how new or small the garden.

Hosta College – is being held on March 20 & 21 in Piqua, OH.  The EMHS board decided at their October board meeting to give away paid registrations to the 2020 Hosta College for any member that HAS never been to Hosta College. The member would be responsible for the additional class fees as well as their own travel expenses and lodging.

Election of Officers - President and Treasurer Election is held on even years.  President Glen Pace asked if anyone was interested in volunteering for either of these two positions, there were no volunteers for either position.  Glen and Barb offered to continue in their current respective positions for the next term.

Next Meeting – is April 9, 2020, and will be held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall.  Aaron Strouse will be our speaker for the meeting. Remember there will be no meeting in March.

Presentation – Mark Hanner, Tender and Hardy Succulents for Northern Gardeners.

Adjourned – Pat Maitland made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels
Secretary