The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met Nov. 10 at the Pearce House in Damascus for its November meeting. President Marilyn Wingett called the meeting to order and thanked the members for their hard work during the club’s fall events. Minutes from the August meeting were read and the Treasurer reported on the current balance. Both reports were approved. A thank you note and a donation request were read.
Committee reports came from fellowships and community care. An entry for the 2022 National Garden Week Award has been sent to the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. Flowers were provided for the November Community Blood Drive. A poem reflecting the purpose of the Penny Pines project was shared.
As part of past business, the total annual donations made to the Penny Pines Project will allow the club to sponsor four tree plots. The money will be donated to the project.
As part of new business, members voted unanimously to donate to the Goshen-Butler Township Community Fund and the Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank. Members signed up for positions on standing committees and welcome months for next year. Members are to meet at June Wallace’s home on Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m. to prepare items to donate to Light Up Damascus. The installation of the leaders for 2023 will take place at the December meeting. The decorating of the Pearce House and the Post Office Garden will take place on November 29 at 9:30 a.m. First go to the Pearce House. A make-up day will take place on December 1st.
Wingett closes the meeting and opens the session agenda: Sharing and Learning. Members presented information on garden topics of particular interest.