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.
December Outdoor Decorations Yard of the Month !!!
2018 “Outdoor Christmas Decorations of the Month” went to Steven and Denice Siereveld on Cravenhurst Dr. Thank you to all the residents who provided a special Christmas atmosphere throughout the Valley. It was a very difficult decision to choose a winner this year.
The Sierevelds were awarded a gift certificate from Casey’s Outdoor Solutions.
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
View the HVL Events Calendar.
The Garden Club held the Fall Bunco Fundraiser on October 14. It was an afternoon of fun, food and friends!
Consider attending the spring event! Date TBA.
HVL Garden Club Minutes
The Garden Club met at the community center for its Nov. 9th meeting. President, MaryAnna Taylor opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance and the gardeners’ prayer. The minutes from the Oct. meeting were read and Linda Gorman made a motion to accept them as read. Carol Morman seconded the motion and it was passed by members. Luann Roberts then gave the treasurers report. Corresponding secretary, Carol Morman reported that she had sent out get well cards and 2 sympathy cards.
Hostesses for the evening were Linda Gorman, Sandy Alderucci and Bezzy Anderson. MaryAnna thanked them all for the great treats.
Old Business: There was some discussion about the Christmas party. Claudia Richardt made a motion to have the club pay more for the members’ dinner in appreciation of their hard work throughout the year. Valerie Lewis seconded the motion and it was passed by members. The club decided to give a Christmas yard of the month award. Judging will take place between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20th. The winner will be announced at that time.
New Business: The nominating committee announced the candidates for officers for the upcoming year. Nominees were MaryAnna for president, Sharon Hornung and Luann Roberts for co-vice president, Carolyn Chasteen for recording secretary, Luann and Jane Ulrick for treasurer and Carol Morman for corresponding secretary. Ballots were given to members and the officers elected were; president, MaryAnna, Sharon and Luann as co-vice presidents, Carolyn as secretary, Jane as treasurer and Carol as corresponding secretary. Sharon then resigned from the nominating committee to accept the office.
MaryAnna then brought up the subject of the club’s annual Christmas donations. Jane made a motion to donate $150.00 to each of the following charities: Heart House, Dearborn Co. Food Pantry, Moore’s Hill Food Pantry, and the Coalition for Children’s Clearinghouse. The motion was seconded by Valerie and passed by members. Jane then made a motion to increase the club’s annual dues to $10.00. Marti Sharpe seconded the motion, but the motion was tabled until the Jan. meeting.
Signup sheets were sent around for the various gardening duties, as well as hostess duties.
As there was no more business, Linda made a motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Luann. Meeting adjourned.
After all the business was attended to, everyone got busy creating their Christmas decorations. There was enough holly, red ribbon, seed pods and candy canes to go around. Once again, the imagination and skill of the members created beautiful arrangements.
Carolyn Chasteen, Secretary