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November 2017 Newsletter

 Garden Clippings

McMinnville Garden Club, PO Box 386,
McMinnville, OR

November 2017

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Next meeting: December  18th

New meeting location for the 2017-2018 Club year:

Falls Event Center (Evergreen Campus in Highway 18)
510 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville OR 97128

(It is located behind the Water Waves building with the airplane on the top.)

If you need time on the agenda, please let President Elaine know a week in advance of the meeting.

This month’s speaker: by Jan Clay

The November speakers will talk about the Yamhill Heritage Center and the Pioneer Days that take place at the Heritage center located West of McMinnville on highway 18. Several members have expressed an interest in learning more about our great town of McMinnville and Yamhill County. We will have several programs like this one learning about community activities, beautification, education and family adventure opportunities. Hopefully, some of you will become inspired to help or volunteer and enjoy your passions.

Future meeting Dates: 

Dec. 18; Jan. 15; Feb. 19; March 19; April 16; May 21; June 18; June 24 Garden Tour & Faire 2018!

Upcoming Events

November 13 – Board meeting at Elaine’s house

November 16 3-7pm; 17 10-6pm; 18 10-2pm;   Wine Country Quilters fundraiser for Juliette’s House

November 20 – Monthly meeting

November 24 – Santa Parade and the “Rakettes “  See article below.

November 27 and 29  Holiday Baskets and Wreaths.  For more info contact Rosemary Vertregt AND see article below.

December 18   Holiday Brunch Meeting

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE  – November 2017 Elaine P.

The rains have returned. There are fewer hours of daylight. Less time can be devoted to working in the garden. It is the season to move indoors and to celebrate the holidays, give thanks, count our blessings and share our resources with those less fortunate.

One of my greatest blessings is to live in McMinnville and to have met and had the privilege of working with the many wonderful people in our Garden Club. The talent and dedication shown time and again are truly amazing.

Our new meeting space still has a few glitches. There is an echo that makes it difficult to hear everything. We are going to set up in a different area next meeting. We will keep working on it until we get it right.

During our November meeting, we will be collecting for YCAP.  In addition to the Food Bank, YCAP also offers several youth programs and various forms of housing assistance. Visit their website for more information. We will be collecting nonperishable food and/or money.

Also at our November meeting we will choose which local charity to donate to at the December meeting.  In the past we have helped Juliette’s House, Henderson House and A Family Place.  They all do wonderful work.  Bring your suggestions.

Lastly, McMinnville will be hosting the 2018 Spring District Luncheon. It will be April 19. We will be looking for ideas and volunteers to help with that.

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