The meeting was called to order by President Julie Maturo at 12:10.
Minutes – the minutes were read by Glorianne Campbell and approved with a motion by Debbie Notaro and seconded by Leslie Harsch.
Treasurerʼs Report – Ellie Byrnes reported the current balances in the GGC accounts. Ellie reminded the members that dues are due by May 1 and can be paid by check or on line.
Vice Presidents’ Report-Arlene Grandt reported that the March meeting will be Yoga for Gardeners, wear comfortable clothes.
May Luncheon – Debbie Notaro reported that the luncheon will take place on May 6 at Eagle Brook Country Club, with tickets priced at $30.
Always on Tuesday-Kathy Wengronowitz reported that we already have two gardens signed up. She passed the sign up sheet.
Hospitality -Jane Martin introduced the chair for today, Lorraine Ochsner, who in turn introduced her committee. Kathleen Herrington announced that we had seven items for the Raffle.
Legislation -Mary Stavenhagen read our newly drafted Mission and Constitution. They were accepted with a motion by Deb Hall Reppen and seconded by Linda Stavrou.
Service Projects –
Scholarship – the information is up on our website.
Ways & Means -the Plant Sale on June 6-8 was mentioned. Mary Stavenhagen and Marilyn Schave are co-chairs for this event.
Other Business –
Debbie Notaro and Julie Brown reported for the Nominating Committee. We need to fill the offices of President, Vice Presidents and Secretary.! !
The matter of the Garden Club supporting Gardenology with up to $2,000 for the Speakers’ Tent was presented to the members by Julie Maturo and Debbie Notaro.
The Library Book Honoree, Linda Radtke, was presented with the book, Private Edens Beautiful Country Gardens, by Jack Staub.
Garden Walk 2015 Chairs are still needed. See Julie Maturo about this.
The Flower Show at Navy Pier from March 15-23, where we will be planting a window box for display, was mentioned.
Adjournment– the meeting was adjourned at 12:50 with a motion by Deb Hall-Reppen and seconded by Debbie Notaro.