May 3 Community Brief

May 3, 2013 

Clay Potters Garden Club

Clay Potters Garden Club met April 8 at Benchmark Health Care Center for the April meeting with 17 members present and a few guests. Club president Bernie Zeller opened the business meeting by leading in the pledge to the flag. Roll call was “What I have planted.” The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by treasurer Debbie Lehman. Bills were presented by Patty Weaver for mulch and Preen, $62.91 for the Butterfly Garden, and a deposit of $33. Judy Manning made a motion to pay the bill; motion passed.

Darra Simpson, Cindy Keesler and Sereta Winkle reported on attending the District meeting in Warrensburg. Clay Potters yearbook was so good it went to State judging with 100 points. Jeanette Bartles has been nominated to the state Honor Book. Manning is looking into the process of honoring retiring presidents to the honor book and will report next month. Simpson reported on the Garden Therapy class she is leading at Crown Care. They are called Crown Care Center Rooters and will meet every other Tuesday. She needs volunteers to help her. Nancy Emmons, Manning and Denise Grow volunteered to assist her. Bartles gave the Green Spot project on self-watering plant starter.

Announcement was made of the annual Clay Potters Plant Sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4, at the corner of Blueberry and South streets. Come early for best selection.

Weaver announced a Monarch Watch on Saturday, May 11, at KU Campus in Lawrence. Several Club members plan to go to Baker Creek Festival on Sunday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, in Mansfield. The Mo/Kan Day Lily Sale was April 27 in Raytown.

Zeller gave the program on “Edible Flowers,” bringing members and guests into the beauty and taste of herbs, flowers and plants we might not ordinarily think of as food such as Borage. Club will meet next at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bockleman to view their gardens and Koi pond.

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