On Sept. 23, the Dayton Garden Club met in the outside pavilion of the home of Marliese Montgomery.
Debbie Shaver gave a short program on how to store, clean and paint gourds. She had several samples there to show the group. She also told the group about inlay, and carving the gourds. Montgomery gave the devotions, and Shaver gave the treasurer’s report. Old business included rescheduling the flower show, which the members decided to do this the first week of June, which is National Garden Week. The Federation also sells calenders which if bought through the clubs, part of this money goes to the state scholarship fund. The club bought three, and have two for sell.
The members are donating to the following: Friends of the Cumberland Trail, the Mack Prichard Project, Mack was the state naturalist and has a collection of photos, and programs that the South Cumberland State Park is putting online for all to see, and to the Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, which is the Tennessee Federations headquarters.
The club voted to conduct a spring “Succulent Workshop” and invite the public as a fundraiser. Details will come out in January for the May workshop.
The nominating committee was selected and includes Beverly Kaczmarek, Shannon Keith, and Marliese Montgomery. Dayton Garden Club members are urged to accept positions for the next two years. The Committee will present the slate of officers at the January meeting.
Announcements were made including the cancellation of both the State Conservation Camp and the Fall District III Membership meetings. The date and location of the next meeting will be announced soon. Members were advised to watch for email and Facebook announcements regarding these meetings.
Member Diane Gerry brought iris and lily bulbs to share with the attendees, who greatly appreciated the gesture.
Members present at the September meeting were Marliese Montgomery, Mayemma Duggan, Diane Gerry, Shannon Keith, Beverly Kaczmarek and Debbie Shaver Guests were Sue Ann Waker, Ina Lee and Alana Brodniak.
The Dayton Garden Club is a member of TFGC District III, Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Deep South Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs.
Everyone is invited to join this afternoon club and to “Come Grow with Us!”