Minutes: November 12, 2013

Caroline Millican’s Home 89 Brighton Road

Hostesses: Caroline Millican, Libby Lanier, Margaret Glenn, Amanda Brady

Call To Order: Emily Jordan

Emily called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone to Caroline’s lovely home. She thanked the hostesses for providing Lunch and organizing the meeting.

Approval of Meeting Minutes: Emily Jordan

As there were no corrections to the meeting minutes from October’s meeting, they were approved and submitted.

Treasurer’s Report: The announcement was made that dues in the amount of $50.00 are due by December 1, 2013. Members may use the PayPal link on the Mimosa website for a service fee of $1.75, give their check to Emily Jordan, or send their payment to Shelby Neely: 2083 Bohler Rd. NW. Atlanta, GA. 30318.  Members were also reminded, that if they are paying for someone in addition to themselves that they need to write that in the Memo line of the check. Please remember that a late charge of $25.00 will be charged to Members who have not paid by December 1, 2013.

Speech School:– Kendrick Williams reported that the workday on November 7, 2013 at the Speech School was cancelled do to weather. They may try to reschedule for the spring. All of the fall and winter plants have planted in the Speech School Garden and look beautiful

Member History: Sallie Smith -Sallie Smith spoke briefly about founding members Louis Richardson Allen and Anne Alston Glenn. Louise R. Allen was the project chair of the Quarry Garden and received a bronze plaque in 1971 for all of the work she did with the Quarry Garden. Anne A. Glenn was instrumental in getting the founding members of Mimosa Garden Club to fund the full construction of the playground at the Speech School in 1971. Sallie Smith had wonderful newspaper clippings from when Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Glenn made their debuts in the Court of St. James in London, she mentioned that the girls at the time were concerned that their voyage by boat may be dull, but much to their delight the US. Men’s Tennis team were also passengers on the boat.

We also learned that Mimosa only met every other month during WW2 due to gas rationing. In 1942 the ladies decorated the rooms at the USO with flowers for the soldiers.

Sallie Smith encouraged members to share any historical tidbits and or photographs about Mimosa and its members.

Quarry Garden: Mary Mac Southerland-  The Quarry Garden received the check from Mimosa and Sarah Roberts said they were able to purchase many native Georgia plants for spring planting.    Sarah was very excited to get the hard to find Georgia Aster with the large blue flowers, Georgia Heartleaf, Maiden Hair ferns and Columbine to add to the already beautiful garden.

The business part of the meeting was adjourned and Lori Kennedy then introduced her friend and florist Holly Bryan who gave an informative demonstration on how to make a traditional Williamsburg Christmas decoration for over a door entrance.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jennifer Euart