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Minutes 02-26-2014
Chichester Garden Club
02/26/2014 Meeting Minutes

Present:  Frank Curatolo, Dick Pratt, Kay Snow, John Snow, Fay McAnney, Fayth Noyes, Michelle Plunkett, Ann Davis
Ann Davis thanked everyone attending and presented our Floral Arrangement Design Workshop Speaker Kristine Longuer, Owner-Operator of Kreative Flowers and Gifts, Chichester Commons, 114 Dover Rd, Chichester, 603-961-0188,,

Kristine provided all the supplies needed, including $20 worth of cut flowers for each participant, to create a Spring floral arrangement.  Thank you Kristine.  Reminder:  Kristine will be back in October to present a Cornucopia Workshop.


After the workshop, a brief Business Meeting was held:

1.  A Motion was made by Frank Curatolo to approve the 01/22/2014 Meeting Minutes; seconded by Dick Pratt; all in favor and approved.

2.  Treasurerís Report was presented by Dick Pratt.  A Motion was made by Frank Curatolo to approve the Treasurerís Report; seconded by John Snow; all in favor and approved.

3. Report from Education-Information Program Coordinator Barbara Eggers was read by Ann:
I contact a total of 9 possible speakers for March, April, May and June.  I received 6 responses, but most of the speakers from the NHFGC had a fee of 175 to 250.~ Alas, we will have to wait on those folks, but I did tell them we might be able to do something next year.~ Most offered a reduced fee for their first visit.  I do have two speakers from the UNH Speakers' Bureau lined up:

March 26, John Carroll, speaking on "The Real Dirt:~ Toward Food Sufficiency and Farm Sustainability in New England."

John E. Carroll is professor of environmental conservation in the department of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire. In four decades at UNH, he has taught and done research on national and international environmental policy, diplomacy, ethics, and values as they pertain to sustainable agriculture and food systems.

April 23, will be Donna Miller, also from the NH Speakers' Bureau who will talk about "A Garden for Wildlife:~ Natural Landscaping for a Backyard."

I will get more info about her, and I will make up a few signs for Lisa to have at the library.  I will continue to work on May and June, but I'm not optimistic considering the speaker fees.  Let me know if you need any more info.          Thanks, Barbara

Noted is that the Agricultural Commission has approved the partnership to help host the lecture series.   Also, Ann will prepare the press release.  
4.  The Agenda included information regarding the Boston Flower Show.
Meeting Adjourned 9:00pm

Important 2014 Dates:

Meetings:  Mar 26 (speaker),  Apr 23 (speaker), May 28 (speaker), Jun 25 (speaker),  Jul 23, Aug  27, Sep 24, Oct 22; there will be no Nov & Dec meetings due to busy Holiday Season schedules and anticipated weather conditions

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