…..And what has the club and its members been up to over the last couple of months?
Well, here’s a few things that kept our members busy:
In March, we had a joint meeting with the Rye Driftwood Club, held in Rye and featuring Kerry Ann Mendez with her program, “Double your Pleasure with Perennials Featuring Flashy Foliage & Flowers”
Then, in early April our monthly board meeting was held at Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, and all members were invited for a greenhouse tour before our meeting began. A dozen or so members attended. When our club offers a scholarship, it is awarded to a student from SST’s Plant and Animal Sciences Program. In light of that, all members attending agreed it was very interesting to learn about SST’s offerings and to actually see some of the projects that are in process. As it turns out, this year we will be awarding a scholarship to a well-deserving student who will soon be announced.
Take a look at some of what we saw:
On April 22, LuAnn and Carole C organized a fabulous fundraiser, “Treasures & Bargains”, an Indoor Yard Sale at the Stratham Municipal building. A huge thanks to LuAnn and Carole for pulling this together. We not only raised over $1700. for the club, we help members’ clean out their attics and garages and recycled items of use to others. A win-win for everyone involved. Thanks also to all the workers at the event and to you, our members, for donating your old treasures.
At our April General Meeting, Linda Gephart presented “Botanical Water Colors Mini-Class Featuring Tulips”, where she taught members to paint tulips with watercolors:
Members of the Civic Beautification committee gathered at Churchill’s to plant the flower pots that will later be planted at the Exeter Bandstand. Wait to you see this years colors!
At the end of April, about a dozen members gathered at Carole C’s home for what was called a”Soup Luncheon”, but judging by the photos that follow, members not only enjoyed Butternut Squash Soup, Corn Chowder and Tortellini Soup, but many other tasty delights!