Master Gardeners January Meeting

February 28, 2016



Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Vice President Al Winkeler.

Secretary’s Report- Minutes were approved and available on line.

Treasurer’s Report- Joe Walker reported balance in our account for January is $8833.24.

MU Extension Report – Rich Hoormann is now working as our Horticulture Specialist Program Coordinator in St. Charles County Extension Office.

Committee Reports

  • Meetings- Val Mertz advised she has speakers through May. Needs ideas for more, please let her know if you have something.

  • Membership- Waneta Parmenter was absent. Mary Medina presented awards out to people who were not present at January meeting

  • Hortline- Patti Kolek not present. More to come for volunteers in March.

  • Education- Mary Medina- Dig In is Saturday February 27. Set up Friday, February 26, 2016. Come in and help if available.  She says thanks to all that are speaking at Dig In.

  • Demonstration Gardens- Mary Carey- Garden Leads Meeting March 5, 2016, Room B at 9:00 AM.

New Business

  • Meeting Facilitators- Sharon Hedges. Not present. We had two meeting facilitators to volunteer for March meeting.

  • Plants Sale – Mary Medina.  Green House plans under way. Cool Season plant sale March 12, 2016. Big Plant Sale April 30, 2016.

  • 2016 Financial Plan- Joe Walker. Still being worked on.

  • Val Mertz advised that the 2016 World Daffodil Convention will be held in St Louis in April. For more information go to their web site:

Adjournment- Al Winkeler adjourned meeting.


President                                Joe Walker

Vice - President                     Laura Steimel

Treasurer                               Rebecca Poon

Secretary                                Rebekah Davis    

Demonstration Garden       Cindy Platzer

Education                               Jan Carron

Hortline                                  Patti Kolek

Membership                          Waneta Parmenter

Weekly Constant Contact    Mary Medina

Web master                           Mary Carey