March 2022 Meeting Minutes

March 2022 Minutes

Welcome & call to order.

Approved minutes.

Thanked Hostesses – Blair Mann, Margaret Warren, Elizabeth Head, Katie Bockstedt & Bess Goff

Announcements & Reminders

  • We have 3 candidates for membership. The website will be open for voting April 1-15. New members will be announced at the April meeting.
  • Flower Show Fun – Jinny K, Lindsey S, Mary H, Harden P, Guerry R, Aimee N, Amanda T, Alden P, Leslie N & Shelby D
  • Peachtree Garden Club Flower Show @ PDC on 4/13 from 9-12. Register!
  • Purchase May 11th Garden Party tickets TODAY – $300 -mail a check to Maysie Beeson or bring payment to the next meeting for those who have not yet purchase their tickets.

Committee Reports

Vice President- Aimee Nix – No report

2nd VP (Quarry Garden) – Blain Allen & Amanda Brady – Blain will give a report

3rd VP (Speech School) – Caroline Davis & Kendrick Williams – Kendrick reported: Kendrick reported that the outdoor spaces in the garden at Speech School have been used far more frequently during the pandemic and have been quite the hit! They have decided not only to keep this tradition moving forward, but to add to the hardscape as well.

Corresponding Secretary – Elkin Taylor & Liles Thompson – No report

Treasurer – Jo Phelps – Shelby read report for Jo:

Here’s what I’ve paid to date:
$74.98 for new members to attend The Flower Show
$92.68 for flowers to Nadine Lawton for her 100th birthday
$3000/ Annual Donation to the Atlanta History Center for the Quarry Garden
$2000/Annual Donation to the Atlanta Speech School for the Speech School Garden
$20/Annual dues to Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs
$1110/Annual dues to The Garden Club of Georgia (110 members)
$100/Honorarium to Agape Youth and Family Center
$185/Reimburse for Christmas Decorations at Historic Oakland
$100/ CEF-Atlanta Fulton (memorial for Sanford Dunklin)
$100/The Lovett School (memorial for Lyn Glenn) 
$2100/ Respite Care Atlanta (in honor of Sarah Kennedy and in memory of Sarah Clarke) funded by a donation from the Keough Foundation to MGC

Membership/Dues – Rae Knox – No report

Historian/Scrapbook – Jinny Keough – No report

Parliamentarian – Sissy Davis – No report

State Garden Club Liaison – Lindsey Sones – No report

Party Chairs – Mary Ayres Griggs & Jessica Brown – MA & Jessica reported: Mary Ayres and Jessica discussed the party set for May 11th. The location has been moved from the Allen’s field to the home of Gayle Alston because of the unpredictability of the weather. The party chairs thought it best not to risk it considering the propensity for bad weather during past parties. Both the Allens and Alstons were thanked for graciously offering to host. The ladies have reserved a tent and have gotten a few bids for the catering and will soon finalize those plans. A Sign Up genius email will be sent out in the coming weeks for volunteers for set-up, clean up, bar, etc. Please be on the lookout for it. It will most certainly be a splendid party!

Program – Andrew Crawford, Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks
Andrew was a delight! He brought an iPad with a slideshow presentation to show us images of his iron work, but realized, unfortunately, that there was no projection screen to hook it up to, so he instead passed it at the end for anyone who wanted to see his beautiful works. He explained how he got into the business, specific projects from the past, as well as the current ones. One of Andrew’s clients commissioned him to create something every year for the client’s wife as anniversary gift. She recently passed and this year Andrew was commissioned to do a piece for the outdoor visiting area at the Shepherd Center in her memory.

-Adjourn for lunch