We had a nice turnout at Monday’s meeting with 18 members along with our guest speakers Dolores Braun and Patty Percy. Ron Seidl had two “Happy Bucks,” one in thanks that God left him live after his recent illness and the other in thanks to the Club and its members for their thoughts and prayers during his recent illness. Chris Serres announced that she’s putting together a polo shirt order in the next several weeks. If anyone wants a new polo, let Chris know no later than April 15th. Sharon Kollman was the 50/50 Raffle winner and she drew the four of Hearts, not a winner. Next Monday’s game will have 28 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $312 (now we’re getting into some real winnings).
Dolores Braun and Patty Percy, Master Gardner Association
The mission of the Master Gardener Volunteer Association is to provide horticultural information and education to Fond du Lac County area residents, provide continuing horticultural education to its members, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, information and experiences among members. Their goal is to help the people in our communities to become better gardeners so they are able to grow their own produce and landscape their living spaces successfully.
While taking the opportunity to become involved with their organization, you will have the experience of learning and working with people who have the same interests. They have a lot of fun making friends while getting involved with projects because they all have the same passion for gardening and plants. They encourage everyone to become a Certified Master Gardener Volunteer. Every year you need to complete 24 hours of volunteer work. To maintain Certified Master Gardener Volunteer status, an individual must complete 24 hours of volunteer work and 10 hours of continuing education.
The Master Gardeners also have been working with local schools (Chegwin, Pier, Riverside, Rosenow, Riverside and Theisen) by establishing school gardens to motivate the students. The Club’s major fundraiser is their plant sale on May 25th if you’re looking for an easy way to buy your spring plantings.