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Reminder: SGC Meeting – Tuesday, March 17th, 6 p.m. (Rescheduled from March 10th)

Due to spring break, our March meeting has been rescheduled from the 10th to the 17th, 6:00PM,  at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 417 E. Tripp Rd.  Don’t forget to bring your plants for the plant exchange activity.

Call to Order and President’s Welcome

Inspirational

Pledges of Allegiance

Invocation st patricks day

Dinner – provided by hostesses Martha Billman/Georgeann Moss (Leads), Barbara Kline, Cristie Carter-Stewart, Helen Etheridge, Katie Frazer, Pat Morgan, Sallyann Nevins, Shirley Marlowe, Vicki Slaton,

Program:

 “Veg Out” with John Hunt

John is a garden coach, landscape consultant, member of the Gardeners of America and Garden Writers Association. He is a horticulturist and has written more than 100 articles for newspapers, magazines and newsletters.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-hunt/30/74a/3a8

Business:

Officer and Committee Reports

  •  Awards – Jean Holt
  • Sunnyvale Library Fifth Anniversary Celebration – Sallyann Nevins
  • SISD Community Relations Meeting – Georgeann Moss
  • Biblical Arts Center Project – Faye Nabors
  • Floral Arranging Workshop on Saturday, May 9 – Rachel Doyle
  • New Business?

Reminders:

  •  Sharing Life Community Outreach and Christian Care – please bring donations.
  •  The Plant Exchange  – please bring your plants.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Joyce Taylor (joyce2745@att.net)  or Carol Duckworth        (carol.duckworth@yahoo.com).

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Valentine Project Update – Thank You SGC Members!

L to R: Georgia Dowdey, Darlene Eberwein, Sallyann Nevins

L to R: Georgia Dowdey, Darlene Eberwein, Sallyann Nevins

Dear SGC Member,

 If I knew how to make this email open with a round of applause, I would do that right now!

Once again all the products you brought filled the table to running over with a variety of wonderful products in all sizes.

We managed to fill 85 gift bags to capacity! We ran out of gift bags. This was really a successful community outreach and made each recipient so happy.

At Christian Care Center, we had to empty all the bags and remove all the food items as she reminded me they could only give their residents what was approved on the list.    We still had plenty of toothbrushes, toothpaste, calendars, lotions, crossword puzzles, shampoos, pens, pencils, bud vase with a red rose, and extra surprises as well.   She wrote the name and unit number on each of the quart zip lock bags with the apricot fried pies, saying the resident would receive it on their tray tonight at dinner when someone can  help them. The other  food items will be given to healthier patients.   

It was sad to see so many patients  so ill and fragile. Many of the residents were sound asleep as we came to their rooms and left the bag on their table.  Nancy Keim took the time to accept a visit with one of the residents and visited for 15 minutes providing that welcome visitor they longed to talk to and enjoy connecting  with.  Another lady took the valentine out of her bag and held it to her chest, saying, “This is the only valentine I will receive.”  The creative, sparkling, hand made valentines were a big success in bringing these residents joy at all 3 locations we delivered to.

Imagine how happy they each were to open and remove all the contents and see the treats! Surely it will make them happy all week!    Suzie Duncan at Bakers Rib provided 70 fresh sugar free fried apricot pies that are definitely a great treat to taste and enjoy!   Helen Ethridge and her partner at Windsor Florist provided 70 white plastic bud vases with  an authentic red silk rose in it that was so genuine that you sniffed it expecting to smell a rose fragrance! 

We delivered to  a Rehab facility on Town East as well as  to Crescent Manor — both in Mesquite and completed the last delivery at 4PM.  A lot of people were blessed today and felt the wonder of being loved with these surprise gifts they received at their door!

Thank you for your outstanding and generous support and participation in reaching out to the community as a vital member of the Sunnyvale Garden Club!  You make a difference!  

Ginny Hale

ghappyheart22@tx.rr.com

Sunnyvale Garden Club

Philanthropic Chair


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Reminder: SGC Meeting – Tuesday, February 10th, 10 a.m.

heartPlease join us for our next meeting scheduled on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 417 E. Tripp Rd.  Don’t forget to bring your items for the Valentine project.   We will be making  bags to deliver to local elderly shut-ins on Valentines Day!

 

 

Program:

“Floral Designs from your Garden”

Presenter:  C. A. Hiscock, Dallas County Master Gardener, Associates Degree in Ornamental Horticulture, Richland College, MFA in painting, Pratt Institute (New York).

Business:

Call to Order and President’s Welcome – Georgeann

Inspirational

Pledges of Allegiance

Officer and Committee Reports

  •         Nominating Committee – Sallyann, Committee Chair (2015 Nominees).
  •         Flower Show Committee
  •         Valentine’s Bag Project

Other?

Invocation 

Luncheon – provided by hostesses Jean Holt (Lead), Jane Nicholson, Joann Burroughs, Johnette Russell, Linda Covaci, Sue Bennett, Gayle Owen

Reminders:

  • Bring items for Valentine Baskets for shut-ins of Sunnyvale and Christian Care; we’ll make the bags at the end of the meeting.
  •  Sharing Life Community Outreach and Christian Care – please bring donations.
  •  The Plant Exchange will be held at the March meeting.

 

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee