General Meetings, Programs and Trips

                                2019-2020

         Administration Theme:  “Gardening Nourishes the Soul”

 

September 18, 2019  THE PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER: RESCUE REHABILITATE AND EDUCATE
A presentation by Sue Gilleo, Outreach Coordinator and Tour Guide at The Peace River Wildlife Center.   Sue will present a program detailing the Center’s mission which is the care, preservation, treatment and protection of Charlotte County’s native wildlife.

October 16, 2019 NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL:  A PINECONE TO PINEAPPLE
Our First Vice President, Vinita Jones, will present a hands-on workshop for our members.  She will demonstrate how to create a beautiful decoration to be taken home just in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

November 20, 2019  WHY IS MY PALM SICK:   HELP ME PLEASE!
We are delighted to welcome Master Gardener, Donna Worthley, who will present a program full of information about Palm Trees, diseases, and potential cures.

,December 6 and 7,2019 HOLLY DAYS HOME TOUR and POINSETTA SALE
This will be the Club’s 26th annual event and is our major fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Coastal Christmas” Come and enjoy the fruits of the months of hard work leading up to this fun event!

December 11, 2019 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 11:00 A.M. – Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club  Chair: Joy Price
Our theme this year is “It’s a Time for Giving” Let’s recycle by bringing an item that can be sold at the Thrift Shop benefiting “Meals on Wheels”.

January 15, 2020 PRE-FLOWER SHOW ANALYSIS
Club member Claudia Chopp, NGC Master Flower Show Judge and Flower Show Chair, will offer tips and educate us about award-winning floral designs and horticulture.

February 19, 2020 STAGHORN FERNS:  HOW MANY VARIETIES ARE THERE?
Instructor and Gardening Consultant Gil MacAdam, will present a program about Staghorn Ferns.  You will be surprised by the number of varieties that exist.  Gil has offered an optional field trip to his home to view his wonderful garden on February 29, 2020.  Details will follow in our newsletter.

March 18, 2020  ANNUAL OUTING TO:  BOK TOWER GARDENS
Join us for a wonderful experience.  You will be able to see and enjoy Edward Bok’s legacy, “Wherever your lives may be cast, make the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it.”  Our visit will include a Guided Tour and a Carillon Concert.  You may bring your lunch or enjoy one at the Blue Palmetto Café. Check the newsletter for details.

March 31, 2020 UNDER THE BIG TOP:  A STANDARD FLOWER SHOW
We are looking forward to a terrific Flower Show this year after our Floral Design Classes offered this past winter.  The show will include floral designs and horticulture presented by our talented members.  This year the show (which is from 12:00-4:00 p.m)  will be held in the Bryant Life Center due to an anticipated increase in participation.  Be sure to enter and come and view all the wonderful entries!

April 15. 2020 HOW WAS THE EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM FORMED?
Rachel Kangas, Public Archaeology Coordinator with The Florida Public Archeology Network, will present a program on the Geological & Cultural History of the Everglades, a Florida Treasure.

May 6, 2020 SPRING LUNCHEON: 11:00AM AT THE PUNTA GORDA ISLES YACHT CLUB Our Chair is:  Monica Lucey
Our theme this year is “Let’s Brighten Their Day.”  Please join your fellow members for a get-together and wonderful lunch before we all go our separate ways for the summer!  Please bring a small potted plant which will be given to a patient at a local nursing home to help brighten his or her day!