March 16, 2023
Speaker, Robert Ballard, “Early Ranching on Pine Island”
Hello, All PI Survival Gardeners!
Just a reminder of our monthly meeting this Thursday, March 16.2023 (wearin' of the green😁😁) at 9am at Fishers of Men Evangelical Lutheran Church on Stringfellow. Please bring a plant or garden related item for the plant table, money for plant table raffle. coffee cup, MEMBERSHIP dues for 2023-24 ($25 renewal) and a canned good or non perishable for the PI Food Pantry. This month's speaker is our own PI Native and President of Calusa Land Trust, Robert Ballard. His topic of "Early Ranching on Pine Island" should be of interest to everyone! Hope to see y'all there!
P.S. March 30th Field Trip to Selby Gardens Tour in Sarasota has been cancelled and rescheduled for this fall. More info at Thursday's meeting.
April 20, 2023
Beacon Bites Plant Therapy
May 18, 2023
Member Meeting & Board Meeting
Beacon Bites Plant Therapy
PINE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, except June, July and August, 9:00 am Social; 9:30 am at
Fishers of Men Evangelical Lutheran Church 10360 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City, FL 33956
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but
small ones surround us every day.” Sally Koch
Are you in need of assistance clearing your gardens from light debris, or trimming back bushes and removing dead branches?
Has all your mulch washed away?
If you’d like some help from your fellow gardeners, please write in a description of your current needs to Beth Smith at email@example.com. along with a date that would work for you.
Choose from: February: 7th,9th,15th, or the 21st March: 6th, 8th, 20th, or the 21st.
DEBRIS: YOU MUST PROVIDE BINS or CLEAR 55 GALLON COMMERCIAL DRUM LINERS.
MULCH: YOU MUST PROVIDE BAGGED MULCH AND HAVE IT ON SITE ON YOUR CLEAN UP DATE.
If you are able to volunteer your time for 1 to 2 hours in the morning of one or more of the above dates, please let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you to to my contact list.
As we may have several members in need we may have several work days set aside.
We know that “many hands make light work.”
As always, bring your smile, gloves, loppers, wheel barrow, buckets,water, etc.
PINE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB MEETING
PEACE RIVER SCULPTURE & BOTANICAL GARDENS TOUR
PINE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB MEETING
WE ARE STILL PLANNING ON GOING TO THE PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS 5827 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, PUNTA GORDA, FLA 33982.
WE MEET AT 10 AM ON THURSDAY JAN 26TH. COST IS $13 PER PERSON. TOUR IS GUIDED AND SHOULD BE ABOUT 90 MINUTES. NO OFFICIAL LUNCH PLACE BUT LOTS OF CHOICES INCLUDING FISHERMANS VILLAGE.
I'LL BE PICKING UP MONEY AT MEETING THURSDAY. WE NEED A HEAD COUNT FOR OUR GUIDE AT THE PEACE GARDENS.
SEE EVERYONE JAN 19th. THANKS, KATHLEEN HECKSHER 239-283-8633
to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, stimulate the study of the fine art of gardening, and cooperate with the other agencies in furthering the interests of horticulture and conservation.
Our Mission is to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, stimulate the study of the fine art of gardening, and cooperate with the other agencies in furthering the interests of horticulture and conservation.
Dues are $25.00 per year for individuals and $45.00 for a couple. First time guests are welcomed without charge; a second attendance at a charge of $5.00. Further attendance will require membership in the club and the second attendance fee will be credited towards the membership dues.
The Pine Island Garden Club is a working club and each member is expected to serve on a Refreshment Committee and a Standing Committee.
Members are required to bring their own coffee cups to meetings for refreshments. This follows our philosophy of doing our part to protect our environment from unnecessary waste.
Minutes/Treasurer's reports are emailed to members.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Pine Island Garden Club shall be to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, promote the fine art of gardening, and cooperate with other agencies in furthering the interests of horticulture and conservation.
RESPONSIBILITIES: THE Pine Island Garden Club is a working club and all members are expected to participate in club projects. Because we all want our programs and projects to be successful, there are general expectations of each member. These expectations include:
1. To pay annual membership dues;
2. To serve as an active member of one standing committee;
3. To serve on one refreshment committee.
In addition, there are specific expectations for the annual Garden Gala, our only fundraiser. Those are:
4. To donate:
a. At least one or more healthy potted plants for the plant table.
b. Baked goods for the bake sale table.
5. To work a minimum of a two hour shift the day of the Gala, or work a minimum of
two hours prior to the Gala assisting with preparation activities.
MEETINGS: Meetings are heid on the third Thursday of each month, excluding June, July and August, at the Fishers of Men Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 10360 Stringfellow Road.
Social time begins at 9:00 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Renewal - Dues for a single membership are $25.00 per year, couple membership dues are $45.00 per year. The $25.00 single or $45.00 couple dues renewal must reach the Membership Secretary by the end of May, or a late fee of $10.00 will be charged.
First-time Member Dues if a new member is joining September through February, the dues will be the same as renewal dues with an added charge of $5.00 for the required name tag. Thus the total initial cost will be $30.00 for a single membership and $55.00 for a couple's membership.
If the new member is joining March through May, the dues for the present year will be half the regular amount ($12.50 single + $5 name tag, $22.50 couple + $10 name tags), but the dues for the next year will be collected at the same time. The total will be $42.50 for a single membership and $77.50 for a couple. There will be a $5.00 fee for a lost name tag.
Guests - Guests will be welcomed at their first attendance at no charge; a second attendance
requires a payment of $5.00. Further attendance will require membership in the Club. The second
attendance payment will be credited toward the membership fee.
I have read the above and will be an active participant in the Garden Club.
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