Master Gardener Meeting Minutes 1/9/14
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
Our outgoing officers President Debi Stalvey and Secretary Ann Eagan were recognized and presented with a house plant from Warner’s nursery for their many contributions to the Master Gardener Association.
President Debi Stalvey introduced the new and continuing officers and committee chairs for 2014.
President Hunter Kemmet, Vice President Charlotte Dodgson, Secretary Sherline Alexander, Co-Treasurer Crys Wells, Co-Treasurer Linda Guarino, Blog/MG Projects Loni Shapiro, Community Markets Ann Eagan, Education Ed Skiba, Historian Tammy Valdovino
Debi also reminded everyone that 2014 membership dues are $10. Linda Guarino began accepting dues immediately. CMGA membership forms are located on the table by the front door. Fill out the form to join. There are three levels certified – graduates of the master gardener class who have completed volunteer hours, associate – previous master gardeners who are not current in the required certification and trainee - currently taking class or working on volunteer hours.
This information is in the CMGA bylaws located on the blog under Master Gardener Association Documents and Forms (under Pages).
Hattie Braun presented Tammy Valdovino with her master gardener certificate and name badge.
David Brimhall on “Floral Arranging”
David has been a resident of Flagstaff for 30 years. He is a master gardener, having gone through the class three years ago. He is an artist and professional florist working at Sutcliff Floral and Floral Arts, Ltd before that. He, Charlotte, and Debi do the MG project at Riordan Mansion. Attached is the hand out from the lecture - LINK. Dave outlined the basics of “Floral Arranging” while demonstrating several examples (see blog photo).
Thanks to Loni Shapiro and Julie Holmes for the refreshments.
Business Meeting – Hunter Kemmet
Hunter asked the group to consider volunteering to help with the Home and Garden Show in March.
All CMGA Annual Reports are available on our blog at http://coconinomgassociation.blogspot.com/
Debi Stalvey shared highlights of the Coconino Master Gardener Association from 2013.
Linda Guarino Total CMGA income for 2013 was $3,914.72. We raised almost $1,605.00 from calendars, $945.87 from membership, and $451.35 from donations and $911.81 from the garden resale.
MG Program Happenings (class/home show) – Hattie Braun
Home and Garden Show will take place March 22-24 at the Sky dome at NAU. Volunteers are needed to staff the Master Gardener booth and give gardening talks. The next Home Show meeting will be January 16, 2013 at 1:00pm at the extension office. The second meeting will be Friday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. Contact Hattie at email@example.com if you want to help.
Continuing Education – Jim Mast
Charlotte Dodgson will talk about house plants in February and Tom Kolb will talk about trees in March, in August Rachel Edelstein will talk about mushrooms.
Community Markets – Sherline Alexander
Community Markets were pretty successful this year. CMGA was represented at a lot of these events. We had total of about 175 people visit out booth.
MG Projects – Loni Shapiro
A new list of project will be done in March, when sites are back to planning for the garden season. Many are changing (Hospice, Emeritus, and MNA). She will meet with Hattie about projects that are not on my list. Hope is to have a final draft done for the end of March. If anyone wants to help with this committee contact her.
Blog – Loni Shapiro
She is back to doing the blog. New up on it: photo, seed catalogs, some spring educational garden events, and in the right column you will find officer and committee reports from 2013. Debi Salvey’s report is on the main entry area along with the info on the new MG Class for Feb. Please send Loni any additions you may have for the Educational/Volunteer reports. If you are interested in writing an article you can either send it to her as an attachment or she will add you as a writer and show you how to enter.
The Cowboy Caviar was added as an entry on the recipe list.
Volunteer Support – Crys Wells
Year-to-date total hours reported as of 12/31/13; 4765.5 volunteer hours and 891.25 education hours.
Please record your 2013 volunteer and education hours by the end of January. The link is on the blog (coconinomgassociation.blogspot.com).
The Flagstaff area is very dry right now, make sure to water bushes and trees.
Ann Eagan moved to adjourn the meeting, Jim Mast second the motion; meeting adjourned.