October 2020 General Meeting Minutes

Chatham Garden Club

General  Meeting Minutes

October 20, 2020



The October program for the Chatham Garden Club was held at  95 Independence Lane in Chatham at 1:00 on October 20, 2020.  The meeting was attended by 18 members and Liz Scheld presided over today’s meeting.  Highlights of the October general meeting included the following:


1.      Introduction of two members who attended the Master Gardeners Program Marilyn Sink and Donna Maiocca. They discussed the 10-session weekly program that ran from March to June of this year.


2.      New members, Jean Schott  and Debbie Gaines, who had been introduced and had received Welcome Aprons at the September meeting, stood today with Membership Chair, Harriet Prout, for a photograph for our garden club newsletter. 


3.      Discussion of a fundraiser during the upcoming holiday season including the sale of decorated Christmas tea cups, the sale of swags (which was not too successful last year) and the fundraising sale of fudge from Candy Manor in which the profit from the sale would be split with the retail store. Further discussion of the alternatives will be provided at the next board meeting.  


4.      The administrative portion of today’s general meeting was followed by a tour of the grounds at 95 Independence Lane in Chatham.  The tour was conducted by Cathy Weston.  Cathy has gardened in Chatham for 30 years and is a trustee of the Chatham Conservation Foundation.   During her years on Cape, she amassed extensive knowledge regarding native habitats and has changed the design of her gardens to incorporate and promote native plant species.


The meeting concluded following the garden tour.   A special ‘Thank you’ is extended to Susan Curcio, Co-President for capturing the key elements of this meeting for today’s meeting minutes.




Respectfully submitted,


Debra Cody

Co-Recording Secretary



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