The San Saba Garden Club gathered last Tuesday, November 3rd at our clubhouse in Mill Pond Park for a business meeting, program and salad luncheon, with Anna Wilson presiding.
Trish Fullerton led the Club Collect and Sharon Hayes led the Club Creed. Sherie Clarkson from Waco was introduced and welcomed into the club as she is moving to Mason soon. Carol Orr presented the treasurer’s report and Marcie Cooper had emailed the minutes, both approved. For committee reports Gail Bruner discussed the Christmas Tour of Homes called “Country Living at the Bend,” outlining the three homes and vineyard to be enjoyed this year. The tour’s date is December 13th and the hours are one to five in the afternoon. Tickets are available at $9.00 in advance and $10.00 per person at any of the homes with a map on the back of the ticket.
Garden Club members will be selling tickets and they are also available at SugarBakers.
Noma Fitzgerald discussed plans with Ferrell Whitley to replace our retaining wall in the future to help with the maintenance. Carol Littlefield thanked everyone for attending Janet Red’s Memorial. About 30 family and friends attended the service honoring Janet with the tree and bench across the street from the clubhouse. The family was very appreciative and thanked the club for remembering Janet in such a lovely way and then everyone enjoyed refreshments in the clubhouse.
The Awards Committee sent our Yearbook to District competition and we will be anxious to hear a report. LCRA has invited the club to participate in the new park with a butterfly garden. Options and planning will be discussed in the future.
Carol Littlefield mentioned the Chamber Banquet coming soon and members wanted help in making our club nomination. Trish Fullerton suggested changing the name of the telephone committee to Communciations, members amended the by-laws. Carol Littlefield was added to this committee.
Anna Wilson introduced Hazel McCoy, a landscape design consultant from Goldthwaithe. We have enjoyed Hazel many times over the years, since she served as Texas Garden Clubs President. This day she shared about fragrance in the designing of our home gardens. She reminded us that flowers have scents to attract pollination at the peak of perfection. Scented gardens help us remember our mothers’ and grandmothers’ gardens, and suggested we seek out older varieties of plants to insure fragrances we might enjoy. Dorothy Miller assisted Hazel in sharing some of these older plants for us to touch and smell. Hazel recommended we try unusual white plants for a Scented Evening Garden and container gardening for herbs. Her best idea was to “plant what you like,” look for differences in shape and colors, and uses the same amounts of water. Trish thanked Hazel for the program and presented her with a gift from the club. The meeting adjourned and twenty four members enjoyed the salad luncheon, served by hostesses Nelda Edgmon, Rae Edwards, and Glynda Everett.