Mexican sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia)

Next Regular Meeting September 16 , 2021
Social Time 9:00 am, Meeting Starts 9:30 am 
at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church
10306 Stringfellow Road, St. James City 33956

October 27, 2021  

PINE ISLAND BOTANICALS

90 MINUTE TOUR. FARM INCLUDES 5 ACRES TROPICAL FRUITS, GREENS, HYDROPONICS, ORCHIDS, BROMELIADS, BAMBOO AND MORE.   12571 AUBREY LANE, BOKEELIA.  START 10 AM  

Dececember 7, 2021  

ECO FARMS GLOBAL FARM TOUR PLUS APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY VILLAGE TOUR

BAYSHORE ROAD, NORTH FORT MYERS, FLA.  10:30 START.  BOX LUNCH.  

March 24, 2022  

DING DARLING TRAM TOUR

TRAN HOLDS 35 PEOPLE.  LOCATED ON SANIBEL/CAPTIVE ISLANDS. CAR POOL.  

April 14, 2022 

TOUR OF 3 GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS

 GARDENS OF MARTY AND JOHN KENDELL,  BONNIE AND BOB KELLEN ALONG WITH BETH AND HERB SMITH ALL IN ST JAMES, FLA.  OPEN 9 TO 1 PM  

May 12, 2022 

TOUR OF 2 GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS

 GARDENS; JOAN ROSENBERG BOTH AND FRANK POTTER ALONG WITH GARDENS OF KATHLEEN  HECKSHER AND TOM CHRISTIANSEN BOTH IN BOKEELIA, FLA.  OPEN 9 TO 1 PM  

June 2021

Mango

Naples Botanical Gardens

Native Florida "Orchids"

Nymphaeaceae

Lychee

Naples Botanical Gardens

Mango

Naples Botanical Gardens

Justicia brandegeana

Nymphaeaceae

Naples Botanical Gardens

Hong Kong Orchid Tree

A PAGE FROM OUR HISTORY

SEPTEMBER WORK DAY

Thank you  Cheryl, Kathy, Amy, Sharon, Alice, Beth, Herb, Joan and Valerie for all our hard and sweaty work on Thursday, September 3, 2020!

Thursday, May 20, 2021,  Pine Island Garden Club Meeting
Please welcome the following new members 
Rosemary Greer 
Patricia Sullivan 
Jennifer Troia 

PLANTS TOXIC TO CATS

Although many plants contain the word “lily” in their name, Dr. Wismer says, certain species are the most dangerous to cats, includi

Lilies

Autumn Crocus

Narcissus (including Daffodils)

Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Tulip and Hyacinth

Dieffenbachia

Cyclamen

Oleander

Sago Palm

Kalanchoe

April 15, 2021

Pine Island Garden Club Meeting

Pine Island Elementary School Project

Pine Island Garden Club's Pine Island Elementary School Project will create new gardens on the school grounds. Principal Dr. Millins addresses the Pine Island Garden Club 
 

Principal Dr. Millins

Pine Island Elementary School

March 18, 2021 
 Jessica Davis and Carter Davis 

JUMP START GARDENS 

Jessica Davis

March 6, 2021
Duck Waddle Restaurant Award Ceremony and Raffle Drawing at LOW KEY TIKI

The winner of the Calusa Land Trust's 2021 Most Popular Duck Waddle Restaurant is LOW KEY TIKI! Woohoo!  The the other participating restaurants all did great! The Pine Island Garden Club volunteers sold 2,693 of the 3000 available tickets! That's phenomenal for a Raffle without a Race!  Members can all be proud of the fact that we raised $13,465 for Calusa Land Trust. Thanks again for all of your support, we couldn't do any of this without you!   Alice, Queen Waddler 

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Garden Plant Exchange February 20, 2021 

February Meeting 

Thank you

OUR MISSION

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.      

HELP US
Membership 
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.

Pine Island Garden Gala 

Gala Chairperson, Beth Smith 
Pine Island Garden Club’s 20th Annual Garden Gala “Gardening for Health”
Saturday
February 19, 2022
9 to 2
Garden Park 
Pine Island Center 
Free Parking and Admission 
Native and Topical Plants 
Art
Raffle
Silent Auction 
Food
Music
Baked Goods
Crafts 
           Vendor Information            for Vendor information and directions click:   "Gardening for Health" Gala
or select at the top of the page.
gala@pineislandgardenclub.org 

Plant Exchange

Annual Garden Sale
Featuring Native Plants
Tropicals and Exotics
Garden Decor
 info@pineislandgardenclub.org

Calendar of Events

 September 16 , 2021 
Next Pine Island Garden Club Meeting 
October 27, 2021 
PINE ISLAND BOTANICALS 
90 MINUTE TOUR:  FARM INCLUDES 5 ACRES TROPICAL FRUITS, GREENS, HYDROPONICS, ORCHIDS, BROMELIADS, BAMBOO AND MORE
12571 AUBREY LANE BOKEELIA. START 10 AM December 7, 2021 
ECO FARMS GLOBAL FARM 
TOUR PLUS APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY VILLAGE TOUR 
BAYSHORE ROAD, NORTH FORT MYERS
10:30 START. BOX LUNCH. 
February 19, 2022
Pine Island Garden Club’s 20th Annual Garden Gala “Gardening for Health”  
9 to 2 Garden Park Pine Island Center Free Parking and Admission Native and Topical Plants Art - Raffle - Silent Auction Food - Music - Baked Goods - Children’s Potting Table - Crafts 
March 24, 2022 
DING DARLING 
TRAM TOUR  
SANIBEL/CAPTIVE ISLANDS 
April 14, 2022 
TOUR OF 
3 GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS 
GARDENS OF MARTY AND JOHN KENDELL, BONNIE AND BOB KELLEN ALONG WITH BETH AND HERB SMITH ALL IN ST JAMES, FLA. OPEN 9 TO 1 PM 
May 12, 2022 
TOUR OF 2 GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS GARDENS 
JOAN ROSENBERG AND FRANK POTTER, GARDENS OF KATHLEEN HECKSHER AND TOM CHRISTIANSEN BOKEELIA, FL
OPEN 9 TO 1 PM 
info@ pineislandgardenclub.org 

Directions

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

Our promise

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. 
 
2021 Officers 
President 
Marty Kendall 
First Vice President 
Liz Duchaine 
Second Vice President 
Beth Smith 
Ass’t 2nd VP 
John Kendall 
Recording Secretary 
Carol Mullin 
Ass’t Recording Secretary 
John Kendall 
Corresponding Secretary 
Paula Bruckner 
Treasurer 
Barb Riordan 
Ass’t Treasurer 
Joan Rosenberg 
Ways & Means 
Liz Duchaine
Claudia Tytula 
Membership 
Alice Trant 
Parliamentarian 
Valerie Fors 
Historians 
Darlene Widirstky
Margaret Bergsten 
Publicity 
John Kendall 
Field Trips 
Kathleen Hecksher

How you can help

Committees 

* designates Chairperson

Garden Park

*Kathy Chumley

Sharon Tondreau, Assistant Chairperson                    Physically maintain Phillips Park grounds.
Michael Adams, Holly Aldrich, Margaret Bergsten. James Friedlander, Marcia Gobble,     Barb Hanson, Cheryl King,       Tracie Lewis, Amy Lynch, Sher Lucas, Susan Patchett, Jan Robertson, Joan Rosenberg,   Linda Sierra, Beth Smith, Herb Smith, Mary Stevens, Alice Trant, Kathy Weinberger,  Molly Whitney                   

Field Trips        *Kathleen Hescke, Kay Castleberry, Barbara Hansen,   Judy Knowlto                  Theresa Pote                  

Greeters               *Darlene Widirstky           Greet members and guests, provide name tags for guests.
 Bonnie Eskra, Nancy Kraft, Barb Kuntz, Ginny Penzi,         Susan Schroeder, Phyllis Schivisky,  Jean Walsh      

Holiday Party   *Bonnie Kellen,*Susan Schroeder, Bonnie Eskra, Shirley Glen,  Alice Trant        

Publicity                    *John Kendall              Publicize events and activities of the club                Herb Smith        

Sound&AV System    *John Kendall, Linda Kutney             

Plant Therapy

*Marilyn Moore                  Bring plants to and visit with shut-ins and area residents in nursing homes.                   September:  Marilyn Moore, Kay Castleberry                      October:                               Mary Reich, Barb  Riordan        November:  Shirley Glenn, ,Lidia  Grishakora            December:  Joan Rosenberg,      Alice  Trant                            January:  Valerie Fors, Linda  Koogler                            February:  Karen Okeson,  Kay  Wickham                              March:  Susan  Schroeder,        Bonnie  Kellen                    April: Beth Smith, Herb Smith May: Dolores  Sansone, Peter Nervo              

Ways & Means  
 Organize/ fund raisers including monthly plant raffle.  *Holly Aldrich, Gayle Allegro,
Marti Carss, Liz Duchaine,         Bonne Eskra, Christine Jensen, Katie Lengyel, Nancy Kennedy, Diane Maher,  Donna Reynolds, Dolores Sansone,       Susan Schroeder,  Claudia Tytula  

Photography         *Sher Lucas                      Record events for historian, take member photos.                 Margaret Bergsten,Jim Friedlander, Jay Reynolds,          Molly Whitney   

Museum

*Marti Carss                        Maintain the Museum grounds.
Michael Adams, Margret Bergsten, Nancy Carlson, Kay Castleberry, Susan Dahod, Paul Freas, Jim Friedlander, Shirley Glenn, Joanne Jarocki Klaus Kment, Mary Rose Kramak, Tracie Lewis, Sher Lucas, Amy Lynch, Carol Noble, Karen Okeson, Susan Patchett, Elaine Reiber, Mary Reich, Nancy Ruedi Linda Sierra, Julie Smith Kathy Weinberger, Kay Wickham 

Assignment to Working Committee               *Susan Schroeder, Valerie Fors, Bonnie Kellen, Marty Kendall, Barb Riordan, Alice Trant,  Darlene Widirstky  

Audit                           *John Kendall,  Carol Mullin,   Donna Reynolds  

Website/ FaceBook - Create presence on the internet                                  Valerie Fors, Victoria Krouch,  Paul Dinger                  

Yearbook  Publish annual book noting members and activities.                                  Valerie Fors, Joan Rosenberg,    Alice Trant, Victoria Krouch, Paul Dinger                                Membership            *Alice Trant, Joyce Bieber,    Marty Kendall, Joyce Lake,        Carol Mullin,  Theresa Pote, Beth Smith,Mary Stevens    

Horticulture

*Ron Brendel, Bonnie Kellen, Marty Kendall, Klaus Kment,      Joyce Lake, Jay Reynolds,        John Saccucci, Donna Schneider, Gary Schneider,   Darlene Widirstky, Paul Dinger                

P.I.E. Outreach   *Darlene Widirstk, Cheryl King, Barb Riordan, Susan Schroeder                

Gala                                  *Beth Smith, John Kendall,      Marcia Gobble                      

Bake Sale/Coffee:            

*Marti Carss, Kay Wickham   

Demonstrations:              *Marty Kendall                          Plant Table;                        *Kathy Weinberger                  Publicity;                                *John Kendall                      Raffle Areas:                   *Bonnie Kellen                *Claudia Tytula 

Raffle - Prizes;  *Membership                 

Tickets:   Joyce Bieber          

Raffle - Wheel: *Alice Trant      

Set Up/Take Down:              *Marty and John Kendall  

Traffic/Parking:                *Cheryl King              Water/Soda:                              *Jan Robertston                    

Ways & Means: 

*Carol Nelson 

Ask the Expert:  *Ron Brendel  

Author's Corner:                *Marty Kendall                          Children’s Table:                 *Susan Dahod                      Banners/Signs *Liz Duchaine Security:  *Elizabeth Hooper

           

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Pine Island Garden Club Plants

Pine Island Garden Club 
Membership Information

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.
DUES:
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 nametag. 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 nametags), 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 nametag.
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.
TO JOIN:                                                                               Signature____________________________________
Date________________________________________
Print Name___________________________________

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We love plants

E-Mail the President at      president@pineislandgardenclub.org
                                          or call  Marty Kendall       239.283.8175
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