September 2018 garden clippings

Lori Schanche
August 31, 2018

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Next meeting: September 17, 2018

Meeting location for the 2018-19 Club year:

Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
11275 SW Durham Road at Hwy 18
(east side of hwy, large buildings, middle entrance)

2018 – 2019 McMinnville Garden Club Board 

  • Caitlin Wright – President
  • Jan Clay – Vice President
  • Charlene Drake – Treasurer
  • Dian Berg – Secretary

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept. 10       Board Meeting
  • Sept. 17       Club meeting at Heritage Center 9:30-12
  • Sept. 21       Plate flowers arts and crafts at Patty’s 10-12
  • Sept. 22/23  OSFGC Fall Garden Fair at the Oregon Garden
  • Oct. 15        Club meeting at Heritage Center 9:30-12
  • Oct. 19        Pioneer District Luncheon—St. Helens $ to be announced at Sept. mtg.
  • Oct. 29        Hypertufa arts and crafts at Patty’s 10-12
  • Nov. 13       Salem arts and crafts junking trip/lunch  Leave Baker Creek Church 9:30***
  • Nov. 19       Club meeting at Heritage Center 9:30-12
  • Dec. 3         Wreath making arts and crafts at Rosemary’s.  10-2
  • Dec. 17       Club meeting at Heritage Center 9:30-12

***Please contact Ann Silverthorne about Field Trips****


Hello Garden Club members,

I’d like to take a quick moment to introduce myself. Some of you may know me through the 2018 Garden Tour and Faire Committee or have seen me at meetings with my 4-year-old ringleted daughter, Juniper.

For those of you who I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, I look forward to getting to know you this coming year!  I joined the McMinnville Garden Club in February 2017 and have loved being a part of this wonderful community. I was immediately impressed by the size and enthusiasm of the membership, the dedication of all of the officers, and committee members.

Each and every one of you, working together and uniting through a passion for gardening and community impact, is what truly makes our club a special. I am so glad to be a part of the McMinnville Garden Club, and so was very honored to be asked to be instated as the club’s President for the 2018-2020 term!

This will be my first time as acting officer or as a board member of any organization, so this experience has been and will continue to be a learning experience for me. I appreciate your patience and will happily accept any input or advice you may have for me.

I will do my best to represent the club with the continued caliber of our past president, Elaine Pollock, though I know that those will be big shoes to fill!! She has done such a wonderful job representing our club, and I am so impressed by everything that she, and all of our board and committee members do each day to make our club what it is today.

You guys are amazing, and I can’t thank you enough for your time, dedication, and support!

After reflecting on what makes our club so unique, I decided that a fitting theme for my presidential term will be “Cultivating a Community of Caretakers”.

I wish all of you the very best enjoyment of these final weeks of summer and look forward to seeing each of you at our first meeting of the year in September!!! 

Lori Schanche: McMinnville Garden Club News Editor


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