Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 20, 2012

Early Bloomers Garden Club, January 2012

AMERICUS — The January Early Bloomers meeting, hosted by Deb Banse and Anne Barrett, was held at the home of Deb Banse at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11. Present were Michelle Andrews, Martha Augood, Deborah Banse, Anne Barrett, LauraLee Bernstein, Susan Bruns, Gaynor Cheokas, Sarah Darden, Ellen Hanson, Kay Pace, Claire Peeples, Patty Perles, Genie Powell and Susan Young, along with guest Teri Lambert. They enjoyed a variety of appetizers, and dinner was a delicious fresh green citrus salad, cornbread,and cream soup with mushrooms, which was followed by an assortment of éclairs and gooey lemon cakes for dessert.

he members went over the Bylaws, and newly printed copies were distributed. Then a game for the door prize, a lovely potted plant.Newly elected President Michelle Andrews also gave a series of garden tips for the month of January.

The meeting was opened by President Andrews.

The November minutes were approved unanimously.

The club members voted unanimously to invite Barbara Raines to become a member.

Deborah Banse announced that the next meeting of the Federation of Garden Clubs was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Experiment Center in Plains.

In addition, the Camellia Show was scheduled for Jan. 31 at the Lee Council House, and all are invited to bring their Camellia blooms for judging.

Banse reminded the members that our Federation will be responsible for creating juried table designs (about 18) to be placed at each table on April 16.

January birthdays for members Anne Barrett, Linda Hagins, Mona Nelson, Susan Young and Ellen Hanson were announced.

Michelle Andrews announced that the Humane Society had just planted the conifer purchased by the Club, and would be used each Christmas to honor the animals by placing a light on the tree for each animal who came through the Humane Society doors that year. She advised that last year the number was about 4,000.

Sarah Darden advised that she and Gaynor Cheokas planted about 100 daffodil blooms around the Blue Star Marker on U.S. Highway 19.

Patty Perles announced that the poinsettia fundraiser made about $1355.55.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45. The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Feb. 8, hosted by Ellen Hanson and Mona Nelson and will be held at the home of Hanson.

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