Happy Valentine's day to each of you and best wishes while sharing it with your loved ones.
If you read your Buddy Messages, you know that several of our folks managed to do a great job at the Volunteer Fair and sign up some new folks for us. For their work we can be grateful.
We currently need folks to assume the positions of Public Education and Events Director. There's help available from the predecessor, and Member Education Director, a longtime committee head. Decide which one is in your area of expertise and take on just a bit more. You know your skills and interests better than I do. Always know that you can have committee members to assist you. If you can contribute, but just can't commit to a directorship, please let me know which area appeals to you for committee work. It's exciting to announce that Phyllis Henley has accepted the Membership Director position. I know she'll do well because she spear-headed our success at the Volunteer Fair. Thanks Phyllis and all who helped!
Propose By-Laws/Standing Rules Change
The Board of the Baxter County Master Gardeners is proposing the following change to our by-laws/standing rules to better align organizational functions and to eliminate a job vacancy.
It is recommended that the position of Member Education Director be eliminated. The duties assigned to this postion would be absorbed by the postion of 1st Vice President.
This notification is being published in our February newsletter as well as a Buddy Message in preparation of our February
meeting. This change will be voted upon by those in attendance at our March meeting.
Article IV. Section 4.
The 1st Vice President, in the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of that office, and will assume the office of
President should a vacancy occur. The officer shall be in change of securing programs of interest for the meetings, and shall
serve as the program committe coordinator.
The Member Education Director shall be responsible for such related activities, committees and positions including but not
limited to: the Horticulture Table at monthly meetings, gardening seminar(s), Special Interest Groups (SIGs), garden tours, and other member education opportunities as may arise or be desired.
Article IV. Section 4.
The 1st Vice President, in the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of that office, and will assume the office of President should a vacancy occur. The officer shall be in charge of securing programs of interest for the meetings, and shall serve as the program committee coordinator. The 1st Vice President shall also be responsible for such related activities, committees and positions including but not limited to: the Horticulture Table at monthly meetings and gardening seminar(s), Special Interest Groups (SIGs), garden tours, and other member education opportunities as may arise or be desired.
Anna Marie Richardson
Program for: February:
Our guest speaker is John Hilvert, a physical therapist at BCMC. He will speak on "Be kind to Your Spine", to help us to work safely in the garden and in the home.
Refreshments this month will be provided by Members whose last name initials begin with I through R. The treats you bring are appreciated.
And as always many thanks to our wonderful kitchen staff for doing such a wonderful job!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (870) 425-2240
Support our Baxter County Master Gardener Projects
Watch for Buddy Messages you need to know.
Click here for detailed information about our projects scheduling and contact information.
Head of Projects; Ceil Gasiecki Email: email@example.com
Volunteer Fair at Baxter County Library a Great Success!
It went great! We got 5 folks to sign up for the fall Master Gardener class, handed out a lot of seminar flyers, passed out seeds and answered lots of questions. Phyllis Henley put a lot of work into this project. Her husband John, dropped off everything and picked up what was left. Anne Carriere and Joan Burr were terrific at the fair. Our Extension Office gave us lots of materials and support, and hope that we can do it again next year.
We had a great time!
Thank you everyone!
Diana L. Wiegand
Developing an Ozarks Green Thumb
SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 7, 2015
The 21st annual “Developing an Ozarks Green Thumb”
If you have not yet had an opportunity to volunteer to work on one of the committees or to sign up to provide refreshments, the sign-up sheets will be at the next meeting for you to volunteer. Remember to submit a Lunch Registration and $5 check by Feb. 28 if you want to eat lunch on the 7th.
The venue for the 2015 seminar is moving to the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center
605 West 6th Street in Mountain Home.
Registration will start at 8:00 AM and the seminar will conclude at approximately 3:00 PM.
Email any questions to Frank Sinning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great speaker line-up to educate and motivate all of us!
Janet Carson – “Invasive Plants”
Lucinda Reynolds – “The Balance of Nature”
Ellen Chagnon - “Soils and Composting”
Dr. Tamara Walkingstick – “Edible Native Plants and Their Preparation”
Patrick Byers – “The Xeriscape Garden – 20 Years of Experience with Sustainable Landscapes”
You should have received Buddy Messages regarding lunch for Master Gardeners and the 2015 Registration with forms attached. Watch your Buddy Messages for updates. Mark Your Calendars! March 7, 2015.
Report your hours, make your contribution count!
Report education and work hours, it's easy click here
For members that do not have access or cannot report their hours on line please continue to turn in your hours at the meeting, via email:
email@example.com or mail to Sandy Seitz, 876 CR 126, Oakland, AR 72661
Please inform Diana Wiegand when you know of someone who is in need of some "SUNSHINE". It may be an illness, sympathy, or congratulations. You may contact her at870-481-5355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
January Rain Reports:
Diana Wiegand from Three Brothers area reported: 1.75"
Sue North from the east side of Baxter County by Lake Norfork reported: 3.46"
Audrey Holt from the west end of Baxter County reported: 3.49"
Ken Braswell from Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, reported: 1.21"
This is a new feature that allows Master Gardeners to share their seeds, plants, extra tools anything garden related. Also if you are looking for something that a fellow Master Gardener might not need any longer and is willing to part with. Contact Tamara Carl to submit your listing. The listing will be posted for one month.
Click here to see what is listed this month.
Thanks to our Newsletter Staff this Month:
Articles Submitted By;
Anna Marie Richardson... Message from the President
Diana Wiegand ... Program Information for the Month
Bertha Whitesell ... Refreshments
Jane Darr ... BCMG Monthly Bulletin
Seminar 2015 ... Frank Sinning
Mark Keaton Baxter County Extension Agent ... Monthly Calendar
Tamara Carl ... Recipes For Your Feathered Friends
Tamara Carl ... Helleborus Niger
Diana Wiegand... Recipe Blog
Joan Burr ... Editor
Ed Thomas ... Web Master
Tamara Carl ... Newsletter Coordinator
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