Monday, January 10, 2022

January General Meeting Minutes

   





Attendees:
Norma Charmointe, Debbie Haluch, Marcia and David Mausolf, Ellie and Dennis O’Connor, Mike Owens, Dale Smothers, Michelle Sobczak, Ruth Westra, Tracy Walker, Alma Rielly, Irma Uyeda. 

Visiting Attendees: Kelley Pritchard, Jessica and Max Prado, Joshua Bryant, Kristen Molen, Jennifer Doyle.


Speaker: Stephanie and Mike Howlett of PetFlyTrap.com    They brought a large variety of carnivorous plants with demonstrations of each type.  To be carnivorous, the plant must be able to attract it's prey, develop a method of containing prey and digesting it.

Topic: Carnivorous plants.




Minutes December Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes. Motion was made by Norma Charmointe and seconded by Mike Owens 

Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer read the expenditure and income report. Tracy Walker has documentation on file for all to view. 

Old Business: 

Christmas Party 

Planting of the Garden November 13th 

List of individual committees that need to sign up 

New Business: Debbie brought to our attention that one of the wings from the Large butterfly signage at the Butterfly on the Brazos garden had been damaged. The group is now looking for a welder to get this fixed. 


Share Table
: We had many great plants and other items to share. 

EVENTS: Reach Unlimited on Cypress North Houston have milkweed and pollinator plants for sale. 

Next meeting: Monday, Feb 14th at 7pm

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas Party

 Christmas Party was held in CCL Community Center.
















Monday, November 8, 2021

November 2021 General Meeting

 Meeting Minutes 

Attendees: Debbie Haluch, Ellie and Dennis O’Connor, Mike Owens, Alma Rielly, Ann Sansbury, Dale Smothers, Irma Uyeda, Ruth Westra, Ellen and Mark Jones, Bonnie Buhl, Tracy Walker, Michelle Sobczak, Norma Chiaramonte, David and Marcia Mausolf, Cathy Oland, Louise Rugaard 

Speaker: Mike Owens, gave a talk on Fragrant, shrubs, trees, flowers and herbs 

Minutes – October Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes. Motion was made by Michelle Sobczak and Norma Chiaramonte 

Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer Report was given by Tracy Walker and approved by all. 

Birthdays Norma Islam, Mark Jones, Marcia Mausolf 

Old Business: 

● Butterfly Garden was cleaned up and completed by Ann, Debbie and Ellen. 

● Garden memorial Bricks completed by Mike Owens 

New Business: 

● Mike Owens announced that six new bricks have been installed in the garden. And that they will continue to add bricks as long as anyone wants one. 

● Irma announced the standing committee chairmen and confirmed they will be taking the same position this year. 

● Cards were made by Debbie for each member that will allow them 10% off at Garden centers. 

● Norma introduced a charity event/project to the club. It was decided to bring socks for children - not wrapped. 

● Debbie invited all to attend an event to honor her and Dale's granddaughter Taylor at a herb garden they planted. Which is by the Magnolia Tree that was planted in Peggy Owens Memory 

● Ann announced the clean up on 11/6 had 4 trash cans full at Butterfly Haven Garden and a reminder of the fall planting of the gardens (11/13) will be at 9:00 starting at Butterfly Haven Garden and then moving onto the Brazos. 

● Ruth gave out a flyer and spoke about upcoming gardening events and sales in our area. 

Gardening Tips: 

● Replace dead grass with St. Augustine’s sod. 

● Plant bulbs between Halloween and Thanksgiving for the holidays

Social Gathering on the 19th of November at 6:30 pm 

Next Meeting will be a Christmas Party to be held at the Clubhouse on December 3rd at 7pm.  Bring a wrapped white Elephant gift for $25 if you wish to participate in the game.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Memorial Bricks

 Thank you to Mike Owens for ordering and laying the memorial bricks.  Larry Allen was our much appreciated Receiving and Delivering Guy.





































Bricks are at Butterflies on Brazos Garden located at 

20441 Brazos Sage Drive, Cypress, TX 77433






Monday, October 11, 2021

October General Meeting


Meeting was called to order at 7pm by Irma Uyeda and Ruth Westra.

Attendees: Debbie Haluch, Ginny Honaker (Visitor), Ellie O’Connor, Mike Owens, Alma Rielly, Ann Sansbury, Dale Smothers, Irma Uyeda and Ruth Westra.

Speaker: Tricia Bradbury, Board Member of Houston Federation Garden Club, gave a talk on Indoor Gardening.  Her tips and techniques included plants for pets.



 









Minutes –  September 13 Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes. Motion was made by Dale Smothers and seconded by Ellie O’Connor

 Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer Report was given by Ann Sansbury and approved by all.

 Birthdays – Tracy Walker (10/3), Ann Sansbury (10/7),  Ruth Westra (10/15) and Louise Rugaard (10/21)

Refreshments provided by Irma and door prizes by Ruth. 




Old Business:

·       New officers were introduced = Ruth Westra and Irma Uyeda (Co-presidents) and Tracy Walker (Secretary/Treasurer)

 New Business:

·       Mike Owens announced that six new bricks have arrived and will be installed in the garden soon.

·       Irma announced the standing committee chairmen and confirmed they will be taking the same position tis year.

·       Debbie spoke about volunteer opportunities with Brookwood and her recent experience as a volunteer.

·       Ann announced the clean up day for both gardens (11/6) and the fall planting of the gardens (11/13). Both will be at 9:00.

·       Ruth gave out a flyer and spoke about upcoming gardening events an sales in our area.

 


Tips:

·       Plant herbs such as cilantro, dill, fennel and parsley. Seed quick growing cool weather vegetables such as carrots, radish, lettuce, kale, broccoli, and spinach.

·       Don’t forget to plant wildflower seeds including blue bonnets this month

·       Plant any new trees and shrubs you want to grow in the following years.

Next Meeting: November 8, 2021, Cypress Creek Community Center

 


Monday, August 9, 2021

Special August Meeting

Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club

August, 2021 – Meeting Minutes

The August meeting was a special called dinner meeting to elect new officers and discuss the future of the Garden Club.

 Attendees: Larry and Beverly Allen, Norma and Ed Chiaramonte, Debbie Haluch, Ellen and Mark Jones, Cathy Oland, Mike Owen, Alma Rielly, Louise Rugaard, Ann and Ken Sansbury, Dale Smothers, Irma Uyeda, Tracy Walker, Ruth Westra.

 Minutes –  May Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes.

 Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer Report was given by Secretary/Treasurer, Ann Sansbury and approved    by all.

 Business:

 We elected new officers for 2021-2023:

Copresidents – Ruth Westra/Irma Uyeda

Treasurer – Tracy Walker






Saturday, June 26, 2021

Dedication Ceremony for Butterfly Signs

 Planting of Butterfly Signs with Garden Names


Mark and Dale dug a 2 foot hole for the butterfly base to be cemented in.


They had to cut tree roots along the way.  Not an easy task in any weather.  It was 83 degrees.








This looks like a peaceful and tranquil setting.
However, there was a crew close by cutting limbs off the large oak trees.








There were many volunteers to thank for making the butterfly name dedication happen.

Mark and Dale with project completed.  








Liz is the artist painter for both butterflies.
Garden Club members with families enjoying the new signage, butterflies and morning gathering with friends.






Jeff Krause

Donating the beautiful butterfly signs

 

Jeff Klorer and Ian McWilliam

Transporting the 4 feet X 6 feet signs

 

Louise Rugaard, Bonnie Buhl, and Cathy Oland

Establishing and completing the Naming Committee

 

Liz Hearn

Butterfly Painting Signs and adding Garden Names

 

Ann Sansbury

Weeding Gardens

 

Mark Jones and Dale Smothers

Digging 2-foot holes for butterfly base to be cemented in.  One in clay-based soil and the other filled with tree roots.

Dale Smothers

Getting the donated plaques engraved and attached to butterflies’ wings.

Garden Club members

Encouragement and Support