Adele O’Neal– President Deb Smith – Vice President Charlene Drake – Treasurer Elaine Pollak – Secretary
Dates to Remember 2022-3
November 7 – Arts and Crafts Pumpkins at Colleen’s. Preregistration was done at Oct. mtg. November 21 – Club Meeting – Speaker Dave Kollen, “Bring Back the Pollinators” 9:30 Social; 10 Business Mtg.; 11 Speaker First Presbyterian Church, Mac. November 25 – Santa Parade – RAKETTES! December 19 – Club Meeting – Holiday Fun June 11, 2023 – Garden Tour/Faire 2023
President’s Corner Theme: Coming Together for Growth Adele O’Neal
Wow, how can it be November already!?! I am still getting tomatoes on my plants, but they are looking a bit sad these days…soon it will be time to remove them and clean up the raised bed! Thank you to those who voted on the suggested themes for the Garden Tour, the winner is…drumroll please…Nature’s Palette! So, we will work on getting the bookmarks and posters ready. We do need one or two Tour Coordinators, so at the November general meeting we will be talking about the importance of and the duties of the coordinator’s role because we are behind on our preliminary planning for the Tour. There is a very thorough “road map” and a strong contingent of committees and experienced members who need a leader or team of leaders! Time is of the essence and without one or two members taking this vital role, we will
not be able to provide the Tour, which will impact our ability to provide scholarships and other projects that we have been providing our community. If you are interested in serving as one of the coordinators, please let me know! A fun event in November is the Rakettes’ participation in the McMinnville Christmas Parade, the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25. Jan Clay will be asking for volunteers; thank you to those of you who already expressed an interest. A big thank you to Betty Ballentine for all her work on the Directory! Unfortunately, the printer could not get the Directory printed in time for the October meeting, so we will be handing it out at the November meeting, along with your membership card.
We received a certificate from the Oregon State Garden Club for membership growth in the past year – way to go everyone, but especially, Janis Stoven and the membership committee! Members, please continue to invite your friends and neighbors to our meetings. Fun, fun and more fun for the months ahead! See you at the November meeting and maybe at
one of the craft events or Christmas Parade!
October Speaker, Barbara Hilty, “Gardening in the Face of Climate Change”
Serenity Garden Daffodil Bulbs
A HUGE thank you to all who donated bulbs for this event. There was a lot of digging at Wendy Powers house! WOW!
We are still waiting for the site to be cleared and the rain to let up. As soon as a date is set, you will receive an email with planting information. For more info, contact Patty S. https://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/how-grow-daffodils-years-beautiful-flowers/
RAKETTES TO APPEAR at the McMinnville Holiday Parade, Nov. 25 3:00 to 5:30 pm?