Minutes: April 26, 2016

The home of Susan Virgin

HOSTESSES: Susan Virgin, Margie Hutchinson, Guerry Redmond, and Mildred Spalding

CALL TO ORDER:  Welcome by Mary Huntz

Mary reminded everyone to sign in.  We are continuing to keep an attendance chart. Mary recognized and thanked the Hostesses.The minutes from the March meeting were approved and seconded.  The Minutes were approved as submitted.


Treasurer Report: No report

Speech School Report: Terri Alston

Terri thanked the eight people who came to the Speech School Workday.  Solterra was there as well. The kids came out and admired the newly renovated garden.  Lots of questions were asked.

Quarry Garden Report: Parker Tekin

The Quarry Garden looks very good.  Everything is in bloom.  There is a bird walk.  FYI, Souper Jenny is now open for Sunday Brunch.  It is $20pp and very delicious.

Amaryllis Project: Leslie Morgan and Lindsey Sones

Leslie and Lindsey recognized 35 entries in the Amaryllis Flower Show Project.

*  Best Problem Solver – Emily Ferguson

*  Best Effort – Gerry Redmond

*  Most Original – Marianne Craft

*  Least Effort – Lois Yates received lots of laughs

*  Best Overall – Terri Alston, compliments of son, Philip

 Mimosa Garden Party: Jennifer Euart

The Party will be at the home of Rae Knox.  Remember to buy your raffle tickets.  Raffle to include:  Blair Mann painting, signed coffee table books, shooting with Mary Huntz, Lucy’s basket, an evening with Spalding Nix, GA/GA Tech tickets with parking pass, and Styles by Liles

Silent Auction to include:  Jean Glenn painting, Wine Pairing Dinner in your home:  donated by Sarah Kennedy ($2500.) and Linton Hopkins ($2500.)

Valet parking available for the Party.

Programs: Jinny Keough /Aimee Nix

The May meeting will be at the Urban Farm at Chastain Park.


Re-stating:  Emily Jordan and Margaret Warren, of the Special Membership Committee, recommend the following changes in the By Laws concerning Membership:

*  Members will be eligible to move up to Sustaining after 25 years of active service.

*  Mimosa will take up to three members each year.

Our By Laws state that after presentation of a change in the By Laws, we have two months for everyone to review the recommended changed.

We’ll vote on this issue at the May meeting.


Mary presented the Slate of Officers for the Mimosa Year 2016-2017

President – Margaret Warren

Vic President – Jinny Keough

2nd VP-Speech School – Karen Brown and Caroline Davis

3rd VP-Quarry Garden – Parker Tekin andLouise Moore

Recording Secretaries – Julie Yates, Nell Mitchell and Elizabeth Hogan

Corresponding Secretary – Hallie Crawford

Treasurer –  Julie Harlan

Programs – Shelby Drinkard and Nancy Powell

The 2016-2017 Slate of Officers was unanimously approved.


A big congratulations to Lindsey Sones.  Lindsey’s garden was on the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens April 22-24.  Sneak Peak was on Thursday, April 21.


Aimee Nix welcomed and introduced our speaker, Martha Tate.   We enjoyed many humorous antidotes about Margaret Moseley from Martha’s book, “A Garden to Remember”.

Respectfully submitted,

Louise Moore