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December 2017 Newsletter

Garden Clippings 

 December 2017

(click the month for entire newsletter)

McMinnville Garden Club, PO Box 386,
McMinnville, OR

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Next meeting: December 18th 

A Holiday Brunch with Music

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: Christmas Luncheon

This meeting is our Holiday Brunch with music. Please bring a donation to Juliette’s House.

We are going to try the Conference Room which is upstairs at the Aviation and Space Museum. Please park in the lot in the middle of the three museums. Enter thru the main entrance which is near our Blue Star Marker. Look for the restrooms and head upstairs or use the elevator there. You do not go into the museum. Upstairs the conference room is at the end of the hall behind the large open area. We are hoping this will be a better location for us!

Future meeting Dates: 

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

Upcoming Events

December 1 – Payment for December brunch due to Donna Parr

December 9 –  Salem Holiday Market Field Trip (meet at BCCC 9:50 am)

December 11 – Board meeting Marlene’s house 2 pm

December 18   Holiday Brunch Meeting

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE  – November 2017 Elaine P.

At the November meeting our club donated 79 pounds of food and $412 to YCAP Every dollar buys close to 5 pounds of food which means we are responsible for over a ton of food going to the food bank at YCAP. Also, many of our members work with the Community Garden. Last year the Community Garden raised over 14,000 pounds of produce for YCAP.

At our December meeting we will be collecting for Juliette’s House. Juliette’s House is a Child Abuse Intervention Center. Each year 150-200 children are referred to them by various agencies for evaluation of suspected abuse, neglect or endangerment. Juliette’s House’s mission is to compassionately assess and provide support for the children in a setting that minimizes trauma and makes the process less frightening. They offer treatment options, follow-up services and access to resources to help abused children and their families heal. Juliette’s House also offers abuse prevention education programs in schools and the community. Besides money, they welcome snacks, toys, coloring books, crayons and office supplies. Visit  for the list of needed items or look for the list in the full newsletter (link at end).

In January we will begin preparations for our 18th Annual Garden Tour and Faire. This takes a “fair” amount of effort and is rewarding work. We raise money for three scholarships, local beautification and to meet our expenses not covered by dues. The contributions the Garden Club has made toward beautification in our area are many. Every year we provide the gorgeous hanging baskets at the entrance to Joe Dancer Park and at the West End. We maintain the West End, the Post Office and the plants inside the library. We have donated benches, lampposts, and copper roofing to kiosks in the downtown area and much more. McMinnville is a wonderful place to live and the generosity of the Garden Club enhances its beauty. Merry Christmas to all.

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