OAGC REGION 7
SPRING REGIONAL MEETING -¬† APRIL 24, 2013
Region 7 OAGC held it’s Spring Meeting and Flower Show on April 24 at Floral Valley Community Center in Apple Valley.
The meeting was very interesting and educational with reports of current events and activities and two entertaining programs from expert guest speakers.
In a President’s meeting before the Regional Program began Reba Borchers was elected the new director for
Region 7 for the upcoming term.
During the business meeting, chairman reports were given by all the Regional Chairmen. The speakers for the morning program were Jerry and Gayle Paul. They are beekeepers and presented a very educational program about their bees and their experiences with them. The program was titled “Golden Treasures on Little Things”.
Lunch was enjoyed at this time.
The flower show winners were announced when the meeting resumed. Just below is the link to the winners document.
A very entertain program was given by the guest speaker of the afternoon. Patricia Hasser, herbalist spoke
about herbal tea in a program called “Mad about Herbs Tea Party”.
2013 Region 7 Spring Meeting, Click Here: SLIDE SHOW
Spring meeting information and Flower Show Schedule
FALL REGIONAL MEETING – OCTOBER 24., 2012
Once again our local gardens clubs in¬† Delaware¬† County hosted a lovely Fall Meeting at the Sunbury Methodist Church.
A lovely breakfast buffet was set out for the participants prior to the meeting start.¬† During a brief Presidents Meeting, a nominating committee (Reba Borchers, Charlene Kuhn, and Nina Williams) was appointed to collect nominations for the upcoming Regional Director position.¬†¬† The meeting was then opened by Regional Director June Gebhardt who called for reports from her slate of Regional Chairpersons.
Following the business portion of the meeting a wonderful program featuring the use of Spot Containers was presented by Dr. Gary Anderson.¬† He demonstrated the versatility of being able to assemble pots of flowers in a container and then change them out as the season progresses.¬† It was a very enjoyable presentation.
Yummy Lunch was served.¬† Chicken Salad.¬† KUDOS to the group who prepared it!
The afternoon program was fun.¬† Design More with Less was the theme.¬†¬† Several of the judges in Region 7 (June Gebhardt, Joanne Graham, Michael Hoepf and Mary Lee Minor) took turns interpreting their ideas of the theme.¬† All were interesting and unique.¬† As an added treat, many of the arrangements were then given to audience members.¬† The table centerpieces, an assortment of baskets with colorful gourds, fruits and vegetables in them, were given away as door prizes.¬†¬† My number was the last one drawn.¬† I was so pleased to end up with the basket I would have chosen if my number was the first one drawn.¬† It was exquisitely done.¬† Thank You to the ladies who worked to put on another great meeting and flower show.
The the next meeting will be Spring 2013 at Apple Valley in Knox County.¬† See you there!!!
Delaware County Garden Clubs will host our Region 7 Fall meeting in Sunbury, Ohio at the Sunbury Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St, Sunbury, OH 43074, on October 24. This church is on the Northeast corner of Route 37 and 3.¬† Our theme this fall is ‚ÄúConservation-Do More with Less‚ÄĚ.
Delaware clubs will provide us with a morning breakfast bar. Note that flower show entrants may begin setup at 7:30 with registration beginning at 8AM. ‚ÄúGo Green- Saving our Environment‚ÄĚ is the flower show theme.
At 9:15 we will hold a presidents meeting and a nominating committee for regional director for term 2013 will be formed. Our morning program will be ‚ÄĚSpot Gardening using Containers‚ÄĚ by Harlem Township Garden Club. They will share ideas on gardening without a yard and showing it off with pizzazz!
Our lunch by the United Methodist Women of Sunbury will be chicken and/or fruit salad, salad bar with rolls, and an assortment of desserts.
The afternoon program will be ‚ÄúDesign More with Less‚ÄĚ, using homegrown or inexpensive materials. Region 7 judges will create simple and inexpensive designs. This meeting will also include program books and certificate presentations (of which there are many! Congratulations and Good Job). Our door prizes will be table centerpieces- baskets containing autumn harvests.¬† You won’t want to miss this meeting.
The letter to the club presidents with all the information about all upcoming fall meetings is below.
This letter contains details about the Board Meeting to be held Oct. 13 in Ontario.¬† Please
read the letter for full details.
Click here for¬† Letter¬†¬†¬†¬† Fall 2012 Letter
Click here for Flower Show Schedule:¬† fall2012regschedule
SPRING 2012¬† REGIONAL MEETING
View pictures of¬† Spring Meeting
Region 7 Spring Meeting, Click Here: SLIDE SHOW
When window opens select ‘ view album’ at lower right¬†
then select ‘play slideshow’ at upper right – slideshow can also be viewed in fullscreen mode
Link to Flower Show Winners List: ¬† reg7spring2012showreport
Participants :¬†¬† 12 Clubs;¬† 2 Junior clubs;¬† 35 Exhibitors Total;¬† 9 Junior Exhibitors
Entries :¬†¬†¬†¬† 4 Junior Artistic;¬† 0 Junior Horticulture;¬† 31 Artistic ¬†Adult;¬† 89 Horticulture¬† Adult;¬† 11 Logo Design for Junior Gardeners
Best of Show-‚Äú American Goldfinch‚ÄĚ- Mary Lee Minor
Judges Choice Award- ‚Äú Canadian Goose‚ÄĚ- June¬† Gebhardt
Best of Show Juniors- ‚Äú American Robin‚ÄĚ- Alissa Goldfuss
Horticulture Best of Show-¬† Mini Daffodil- Mary Lee Minor-¬† ‚Äėsun disc‚Äô
Meeting Was held on April 25, at
Floral Valley Community Center in
Garden Club Members who attended the Regional Spring Meeting at Apple Valley were treated to a lovely meeting with a theme of “Bloomin’ Birds”. ¬†
Reports were heard from all Regional Chairpersons and Director June Gebhardt discussed the board meeting which was held on April 14.¬† At this meeting a final discussion was held about charging each member in the region $1 per year to help defray the necessary expenses.¬† This was acted upon and clubs will now be assessed this amount each year, payable to the regional treasurer at the beginning of each OAGC year.¬†
An excellent and very entertaining program ‘Photo techniques through the ‘eye-candy of birds’ was presented by Debbie Hurlbert, OAGC Judge and Photographer.¬†¬† Her photos were breathtaking and her comments informative. ¬†
Lunch was delicious, chickadee or egg salad sandwiches, Goldfinch pasta salad, chirp chips, Hummingbird or Cardinal cupcakes were enjoyed.¬†¬†¬† Good!!!
After lunch, Joy Sprang, who wrote the flower show schedule, announced the winners.¬† These beautiful arrangements are featured on the 2012 Spring Flower Show page.
The afternoon program was Great!¬† Steve Moeckel spoke and showed slides illustrating how to “Attract Birds to Your Garden” using plants, water, cover, feeders and houses.¬† Door prizes made from clay pots and saucers were drawn.¬† If you couldn’t make this one, plan on being with us in October.
Design Study Announced!!!¬† Full Documentation contained in document below.
See Upcoming Events Page for pictures of Multi Rhythmic Designs.
Link to Design Study Doc.¬†¬†¬†¬† design_study3
Send me pictures of your club’s outings/events to post on your county page!
OAGC REGION 7
FALL 2011 REGIONAL MEETING
“WHO’S WHO” was the¬† theme for the October 26th¬† Region 7 2011 Fall meeting and flower show held at the Ontario Free Methodist Church in Mansfield OH. Morning program was¬† “Who’s in Your Garden”, beneficial and detrimental organisms,¬†by Crawford Park District Representative Josh Dyer.
Retiring Director Virginia Sharp concluded business from her term.¬†¬† She concluded by awarding her annual award to a member who has done something significant to promote Garden Clubs in the past year.¬† This year the award went to Audrey Spearman of Apple Valley Garden club in Knox County.
Then June Gebhardt presented Virginia with our appreciation for a job well done and a gift from the organization.¬† She¬† and her slate of officers deserve¬† a big Thank You for a job well done!
Mary Lee Minor then installed the new slate of officers.¬† New Regional Director is June Gebhardt.¬† Her Officers are:¬† Secretary : Diane Daniels ; Treasurer : Joy Lauthers.¬† See full slate of officers on the Regional Officers Page.
A wonderful and informative afternoon program was “Who’s in Your Design”.¬† It was presented by OAGC Design Study Chair, Judge, Naomi Ormes.¬†¬† She illustrated her tips by using designs from the Flower Show she had just judged.¬† She was able to show what was done very well and also¬† what could be done to an arrangement to make it conform to class rules better.
A creative ambiance was set by Ganges Garden Club members.¬† Amanda Lantz and husband Steve welded a variety of scrap metal containers, in which Amanda and club members Judy Hess and Barb Lantz created an array of floral arrangements.
At the conclusion of the meeting these beautiful table centerpieces and assorted arrangements were auctioned with proceeds above cost being donated to the regional treasury.¬†¬† Many Thanks to all involved for this wonderfully creative project.
The Flower Show was wonderful.¬† See Fall Flower Show page for results.¬†¬† Also visit ¬† our Facebook Page for slide show of pictures.
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Thanks to Mary Lee Minor the Appreciation Certificates are now available on the form page to recognize outstanding efforts in our communities.
Print on 8 1/2¬† by 11 inch card stock.