ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
HOSTESSES: DEE MCELROY, SARAH MCELROY, ESTER GARGES AND MAGGIE FISCHER
Call To Order: Emily Jordan
Emily called our meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the year. She welcomed our new members Sharena Hall, Rae Knox and Louise Moore. She thanked the hostesses for providing lunch.
Website: Margaret thanked Eileen and Jackie for their work on the website. The website is www.mimosagardenclub.com with username: mimosa and password: atlanta. Each member will need to create their account because the general login will be deactivated in December. You can pay your dues via Paypal on the website.
Dues:: Shelby Neely was available to collect them or you can pay via Paypal.
Corresponding Secretary – Rawson Grobety reported that if you have any correspondence, please send it to her as you would like it sent.
Speech School – Terri Alston reported that Planters came to the Speech School so everything looks good and that Comer is pleased. Our workday is scheduled for November 7th.
Quarry Garden– Jinny Keough and Mary Mac Southerland reported that there is a new exhibit scheduled for March-June at the Atlanta History Center. As Director at the Atlanta History Center, Sarah Roberts’ proposal was for Mimosa to fund the Quarry Garden $6000 ($3500 for plants and $2500 for signage.) Our budget allows us to make this donation and we will receive recognition.
Membership: Wawa Hines and Lois Yates passed the hostess chart around and asked everyone to check it.
Flower show – Claire Marie Huff and Shelby Drinkard reported that there is no flower show this year. They are the mentors for the new members and there was a luncheon last week for them.
Party – Mary Huntz and Mandy Culpepper reported that they are working with Sheffield Hale and the Atlanta History Center to have the party outside in the amphitheater overlooking the Quarry Garden. The party will be May 1st, 2014.
The business meeting was adjourned Lori Kennedy introduced Garnie Nygren of Serenbe, who gave us a thorough overview of the history, operations and vision of Serenbe.