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Chichester Garden Club
03/13/2013 Meeting Minutes

Present:  Ann Davis, Kay Snow, John Snow, Frank Curatolo, Nancy Smith, Gene Smith (welcome back Gene).
Absent:  Barbara Pappas.

Business Meeting  Began
(7:00-8:00 suggested w/personal chatting thereafter)

1.      Garden Club structure:  reiterated consensus-style structure as discussed at the last meeting; all agree.

2.      Member Contact List:  Updated Member Contact List will be distributed at the next meeting.  

3.      Reminder:  Meetings held 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month, 7pm @ Town Library
4.      The 2013 Projects were reviewed and discussed:  

a.  Garden Club has been asked by Heritage Commission to offer conceptual landscape design(s) for the Grange-Town Hall and parking lot.  Photos and sketch were reviewed; Nancy stated she would take home one of the photo sheets for possible design ideas.  All agreed to contribute perennials and bulbs to the landscaping initiative.
b.  Improving and maintaining Library gardens reviewed; more action to be taken when snow leaves.  

c.   July 2013 Chichester Garden Tour was discussed.   Date set:  07/20/2013; rain date: 07/21/2013; hours:   10:00am-3:00pm; ticket price:  $10.  Nancy will check with a Gilmanton resident re what they charge for their tours.  Publicity, site sandwich board signs and advance ticket locations were reviewed.  Frank inquired as to when the members would be able to view other membersí gardens; it was decided all members will meet @ Library at 08:00, 07/13/2013, finishing with refreshments at Nancy & Geneís.
At 07/20 Tour, Historical Society will be last garden site, refreshments and plant sale.  Ticket proceeds will be split among partners; plant sale benefits the Garden Club.

Partner organizations:  Historical Society, Heritage Commission, Town Library; Photography Club.  

Partial List of Possible Gardens:               Lucille Noel, Canterbury Rd
                                                        NH Animal Farm Sanctuary, Horse Corner Rd
                                                        Patty Humphrey, Garvin Hill Rd
                                                        Martha Reinhardt, Horse Corner Rd
                                                        Frank Curatolo, Hillview Dr
                                                        Kay & John Snow, Webster Mills Rd
                                                        Nancy & Gene Smith, Swiggey Brook Rd
                                                        Chichester Historical Society, Main St

Other Business:    Names were shared for potential members:  Barbara Frangione, Deb Marden.

Adjourn Time:  8:20

Important Dates

Meetings:        Apr 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 12 & 26; July 10 & 24
Events:         Members Garden Tour ñ 8am, July 13; meet at Library
July Garden Tour ñ Sat, July 20

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