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Beautifying Florida through education, mentoring, and activism since 1924

SPECIAL PRESIDENTS MESSAGE FOR OCTOBER 2023

The Clearwater Community Gardens is teaming up with

The Clearwater Garden Club for a Huge Fall Plant Sale

This event will take place at Clearwater Community Gardens

 on both Saturday & Sunday, October 7th & 8th.

 

We are trying to raise funds for the operations, building repairs, lighting for building, tool shed, and a grandiflora magnolia for the Fort Harrison entrance. We are also trying to increase membership and will be promoting our club.  We are looking for potted houseplants and other rare or interesting plants. Please make sure that all plants donated are well rooted and look healthy.  Some members are preparing multiple plants in nice pots for the sale.

 

There will be drop off at the Community Gardens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings, October 6th, 7th, and 8th, from 9 to noon.  We need help tagging, pricing, and moving plants on all three days. We will also need help with membership drive and sales.

Mike Flanery is trying to have a music event to draw interest to the event. Bring an acoustic instrument, or your voice, and join in for the JAM session each day, from noon to 2, under the covered pavilion, and get a small jar of fruit JAM.  To reserve a slot email jammin@clearwatercg.org.

 

The Club really needs everyone’s support for this event to start up the new membership year. We have been working on all the programs for the upcoming membership year. Yearbooks with this information will be mailed out before the first meeting on October 21st.  I hope all members will participate in some way!

 

Thank you, 

Paul KeletiPresident, Clearwater Garden Club

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE FOR SEPTEMBER 2023

We are renewing our partnership with the Clearwater Community Gardens. Their meetings at the clubhouse have been very productive. Mike Flanery, their new president, and their board, have been working on new rules for their membership and establishing a workshare program to keep the Community Gardens beautiful. We appreciate their help with providing the tools and labor to mow the grounds and mulch for the August 12th Clean up event.

The long hot summer months have depleted our resources. We discussed several different fundraising events. We are discussing participating in the Clearwater Community Gardens October Plant Sale. We will keep you updated on the fundraising details as they are worked out. We look forward to our renewed support which will strengthen our organizations.

We did some fantastic gardening on August 12th. Five volunteers from Keep Pinellas Beautiful and 2 club members were able to clean up and mulch the Butterfly Garden and trim back some ornamental grasses. It was so hot we only worked a couple of hours, but the results were greatly appreciated.

I would like to announce that Hans Muehlen has volunteered to become our 2nd Vice-President over the membership committee. He has already created a membership drive flyer and has started distributing them. Mike Flanery has volunteered to fill the Director position that Hans vacated. We are still looking for a Recording Secretary. If you have interest in volunteering for this position, let me know.

 

I hope to see you all at the Clubhouse!

Paul KeletiPresident, Clearwater Garden Club

MISSION

"When I looked at those flowers I couldn't help but feel that they brought heaven nearer and made God so real."  --Helen Steiner Rice

PROJECTS

Let us assist and encourage your neighborhood or school in developing a Community Garden.  Learn about the charitable causes we support, or get involved using your interests and talents.

HAPPENINGS

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