The Master Gardeners of Montgomery County met on Monday, Nov 11th for the monthly meeting/pitch-in dinner. Attendance was down due to the record low temps and snow that blew in…but 10 members and 1 guest braved the elements to enjoy a wonderful meal and fellowship. A short meeting convened after dessert.
The October minutes were approved and the Treasurer’s report given.
Member Marie Stocks gave a report and update on the YSB landscaping project the club has volunteered to help with. Having met with Sue Lucas and Brenda Kiger of the Crawfordsville Tree Committee to ask if the YSB might be a potential site for a new tree planting on Arbor Day 2020 (April 24th). Belinda Kiger offered to visit the site to review the types, location, and health of the trees currently at the property and offer recommendations. A couple of the existing trees will need to be re-pruned to maximize their health.
The Master Gardeners Lawn and Garden Show is scheduled for Sat, April 18th 2020. Members will be asked to volunteer in support of various aspects of the show and to assist the coordinator.
Nucor will be on site with their annual tree give-away.
Several new ideas and potential booths were discussed for the yearly event.
Paul Bledsoe, chair of the nominating committee presented the slate of officers for 2020. A vote was taken and the slate was approved with no other nominations coming from the floor. The Master Gardener elected officers for 2020 are: President-Susan Smith; V.P.- Anita Arnold; Treasurer-Pam Mahler; and Secretary-Priscilla Zachary.
It was noted that our spring Plant Exchange will be held at the 4-H grounds on Saturday, May 9th 2020 at the 4-H grounds Pork Producers building. The public is invited to attend.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00. Next meeting will be Monday, Dec 9th 2019 at 6:30 p.m.