The primary goal of the Hidden Valley Lake Garden Club is to foster members’ interest in horticulture, gardening, and flower arranging. Educational demonstrations, programs and tours are arranged throughout the year for members’ enjoyment.
To encourage and promote community beautification, the Garden Club presents a Yard of the Month award to homeowners with especially attractive landscaping. Look for the yard signs from May to October, recognizing residents whose landscaping efforts have improved their lots as well as the community.
The Garden Club also promotes fellowship among the women of Hidden Valley Lake by sponsoring luncheons, a pontoon party and field trips.
We extend a gracious invitation and welcome to all new members.
- 2nd Thursday of the month
- 6 p.m.
- HVL Community Room
- President: MaryAnna Taylor
- Vice-Presidents: Sharon Hornung and Luann Roberts
- Treasurer: Luann Roberts
- Recording Secretary: Carolyn Chasteen
- Corresponding Secretary: Carol Mormon
All funds raised stay close to Hidden Valley. The Garden Club provides plantings, flowers, benches, and landscaping at many of the focal points around the community. We also make donations throughout the year to local charitable organizations and for special requests
Bunco Party: Saturday, October 14, at 1 p.m., HVL Community Room
Quarter Auction: second Wednesday each month (starting in April), at 7 p.m., Willie’s Lower Level
HVL Garden Club Minutes
For the May 11 meeting, the Hidden Valley Garden Club traveled to Batesville, IN. The Olde Garden Shack welcomed members and helped everyone select flowers and plants to make beautiful arrangements.
After creating our planters and snacking on cupcakes and cookies, President MaryAnna Taylor opened the meeting with the gardener’s prayer. Valerie Lewis made a motion to approve the April meeting minutes as read. Claudia Richhardt seconded and the motion passed. There was no treasurer’s report.
The June meeting will be an outing to Green Acres in Indian Hill with a pitch-in dinner. Luann will send an e-mail concerning the time to meet at Willie’s to car pool.
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: The Garden of the Month award for May was given to Michael and Kathleen Paul on Lakeview Drive. Sue Wessels announced that “Snippy Jim” could not make it to the July meeting to sharpen tools, but would check into coming to the August meeting. Pat Simpson has decided to join the club.
As there was no further business, Sue Marcotte made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Linda Gorman seconded and the motion passed, adjourning the meeting.
After the meeting, members had dinner at Lil’ Charlie’s restaurant in Batesville. The food was plentiful and delicious. Although some members took longer to get back to Willie’s than the others, everyone eventually made it home safe and sound. Another great outing.
Carolyn Chasteen, Secretary