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January 2018 Newsletter

Garden Clippings 

January 2018 Newsletter

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McMinnville Garden Club, PO Box 386,
McMinnville, OR

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Next meeting: January 15th 

meeting location Space Museum, 2nd floor:

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

(same location as the December luncheon)

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

This month’s Speaker:  Heather Richards, City of McMinnville Planning Director

Heather Richards is the dynamic Director of our City’s Planning Department. She will update us on what’s happening in our community.

Future meeting Dates: 

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

Upcoming Events

January 8 – Board meeting

January 15 – Monthly Meeting – Meeting Location Vote!

January 25 – Field trip to Salem’s Willamette Heritage Center (sign up at January meeting)

March 15 – Driftwood Wind Chimes

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE  – Elaine P., January 2018 

I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays. Many had out of town visitors and some of us got to travel to warmer climes with sunny skies.

We dressed up or donned our jolly sweaters for our December meeting. Everyone looked so nice. Wonderful music was performed by the Humlie School of Music, the decorations were festive and the company was outstanding! Although Harvest Fresh was late, the food was tasty.

The new year is a time for resolutions, new goals and looking forward to working in our gardens. 2018 will be all that but we did hit a few club bumps at the end of 2017.

First, we will need a new meeting place. Evergreen is raising the rent. The selection committee did such a fine job last spring narrowing down the possibilities. Unfortunately, it looks like we may not be able to find a room as comfortable this time around and this is not the best time of the year to be making new arrangements. Please, if you know of a possibility let one of the board members know.  The January meeting will be in the conference room at the Space Museum where we had the December meeting.

Second, we lost one of the gardens for the Tour. One of the owners had to drop out and we have no backup gardens. Please, if you know of a possibility – a neighbor, a friend, a relative, yourself – check with them and let Evelyn or Cozette know.

Our club members are tough, resourceful and determined. When we all work together we can accomplish great things.  I am confident we will overcome our current challenges and persevere.

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