Sharen Kuckkahn, President opened the meeting at 10:00 am at our new meeting facility at Moccasin Lake Park.
Pat Gilliland, Treasurer, reported the current balance at $2,788.18. Income for the month was $202.
Gisela explained the invasive plant, the air potato. There is a beetle that eats the plant. The University of Florida Extension Service plans to work on the problem. There are programs to control mosquitos. If you have a problem report it and they will help. A spay can of Pam can be sprayed on standing water to kill mosquito larvae was suggested by Elsa Soto
Nancy McClelland explained the Florida Herb Society meeting at the park the day before. Their website is floridaherbsiciety.weebly.com and their meeting in November will be about Fire Cider Workshop.
Safety Harbor is having an October 6 Fall Festival. There will be scare crow lamppost decorations contest. There is a $25 entrance fee. A vote was taken and decided to participate, Elsa Soto, Sandy Huff and Mabella Staber volunteered to head up the project.
Moccasin Lake Park will have a Fair on October 27 . The Park will supply a table we can showcase our Garden Club, we can decorate in a fall theme, give out candy to the children and if we wish give a way plants or sell them. Our commitment to the Park is to participate in 2 Fairs a year. Gisela volunteered to take charge and a sign up sheet was sent around for helpers.
The Christmas luncheon will be at Bon Appetit. Members will be pay $15, guests will be pay $25 on December 12, the proposed date. Leslie Zambito made a motion that our Christmas luncheon be held at Bon Appetit and Sharon Meininger seconded it. Motion passed.
The original date for our meeting in November meeting was the day before Thanksgiving. A show of hands moved the meeting to November 14. President Sharen will check with the Park to see if that is a possibility .
A box of vegetable seeds was donated to our club from the Walmart store in Oldsmar. Leslie Zambito has accepted the chairmanship for the December plant sale. She suggests succulents, butterfly plants, Florida native plants, herb gardens, and blooming plants, for plant ideas. Starting the first Sunday in October at 9:00 am volunteers are needed to pot plants at Sandy HUff’s home. Sandy has a middle school group that needs a service project and they will paint small clay pots and we will fill them with succulents to sell at our plant sale, proceeds going to our charities.
The speaker for the meeting was Leslie Zambia, Master Gardner, she spoke on Winter Vegetable Planting/Gardening. There are 3 TVs in the room and Leslie’s presentation was viewed and enhanced by them.