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October 14, 2013 Meeting

Words by Mary Lou – Pictures by Anina

What a great meeting we had yesterday!  What a nice way to start the day….Thanks to our October Hostess, Suzy Lehmann and her helpers for the delicious treats.

Our first “Wake Up and Learn” of the Season was a big success.  Our 2013-2014 Yearbook was well received by the members attending.  The Design and Horticulture segment was “educational”.  Thanks to Lorna O’Hara and David Southall for sharing their knowledge.  Our Flower Show Chairman, Mary Lou Magliocca shared tidbits about upcoming Flower Show – “Destination….Paradise”.  As for our Program, a big Thank You to Dolly Tomalinas for her informative presentation.  “She really loves her Roses!”
Special thanks as always to our GCGC Photographer, Anina Bachrach for her photos.  A great idea Anina, adding captions and snapping a photo of our newest GCGC member, Michelle Schoenfeld.  Welcome Michelle!!!!
Another Special thanks to Ben Bachrach for all his hard work developing our new GCGC Website.  Ben announced the Website via a power point presentation helping members to become familiar with the home page and what info can be found on this new site.
One more Thank You! for Lorna O’Hara and the members of her Set Up/Breakdown Committee. Setting up the room for the meeting and ensuring everything is put back in its place before we leave (moving chairs, tables, etc.) is a big job.  Anyone wanting to volunteer to lend a hand, please contact Lorna.  Afterall, this Committee will surely need a break once-in-awhile!!
Those of you out-of-town, you better get back quick to join in all the excitement.  Looking forward to seeing more of our members at our November 11th meeting!
Mary Lou Magliocca


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Agenda – October 14, 2013 meeting


Below is the Agenda for our upcoming GCGC Meeting being held on Monday, October 14, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) This is our first monthly meeting of the new Season. Please make note, Check-In, Coffee & Hospitality is between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. (Go Green, Bring Your Own Coffee Cup).

Our new “Wake Up and Learn” workshop begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

For those who are new, here is a reminder of our meeting location:

Unity Church of Bonita Springs
28285 Imperial Parkway
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

Looking forward to seeing everyone who is back in town!! Get ready for a busy, fun-filled 2013-2014 Season.

Mary Lou Magliocca
GCGC Corresponding Secretary

AGENDA – October 14, 2013

            8:30-9:00    Check In, Coffee & Hospitality
                                    Go Green, Bring Your Own Coffee Cup

            9:00               “WAKE UP AND LEARN” about …….
                                    Seeds & Leaves to Start New Plants
                                      Everglades Tomato Seeds and various Kalanchoe leaves
                                      will be shared.

            9:30               GENERAL MEETING

  • Pledge of Allegiance led by President
  • Inspirational Message – 1st VP Denise
  • Thanks to Hostess – Susie Lehmann
  • Yearbook
  • National Wildlife Certification “9’s Are Wild”
  • Upcoming Events:  District Meeting; Design Program with Penny Decker; FMLCGC Meeting; Symposium in Sarasota

            10:00            DESIGN/HORTICULTURE EDUCATION

  • Roses – using in simple design – Lorna O’Hara
  • Plant of the Month – Hamelia patens ‘Firebush’ – David Southall
  • Flower Show – Mary Lou Magliocca

            10:20            BREAK – Buy Raffle Tickets, Calendars

            10:30            PROGRAM – Easy Care Roses
                                    Master Gardener, Dolly Tomalinas, shares her love of gardening,
                                   particularly roses and herbs, with a special emphasis on Garden

            11:15            RAFFLE, OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

            11:30            BREAKDOWN/CLEAN-UP

Anyone interested in joining the Gulf Coast Garden Club, please contact:  Suzy Valentine, President – – 239 992-0113 or Mary Lou Magliocca, Corresponding Secretary –