We had our annual picnic at Kate's farm and it was lovely. We recognized award winners, we had a lot of food and it was a relaxing time. We are all ready to get back to business and will have our regular meetings start back up the third Monday of September and the Port Angeles Senior Center. We gather for social time at 9:30am and the regular meeting starts at 10am. Join us if you want to learn more about the club.
We had great fun at the June luncheon where we installed our new officers. We had lunch at the Red Lion and had some wonderful donations from the community to honor our club. We are fortunate to live in a city where everyone can come together to make this a better place to live and raise a family. Enjoy the pictures!!
Here are a few pictures from our April meeting. Guest speaker Mark Urnes educated us on beekeeping! And Emily showed us plants from her garden that she potted for the plant sale and how to care for them until May 6th.
Our March meeting was so entertaining. Club member, Wendy Rae Johnson had a presentation on conservation efforts in and around our community. She is very passionate about the topic and very knowledgeable. Great resources are available for our members and neighbors to use. (And a deer was spotted running loose.)
Our February Friendship Luncheon was a huge success! Our guest speaker, Dan Hinkley with Heronswood Garden in Kingston, gave a wonderful presentation on the plants they grow and the many places they travel to get the plants back to the USA. Plan a trip to visit their garden, you will be forever changed. Visit – Heronswood (heronswoodgarden.org)
These pictures do not do justice to the presentation. Visit in person!!
Merry Christmas Our December meeting was a huge success, we had visits from friends that had not attended for a while, gorgeous centerpieces by member graced each table, the food was so yummy, and we had a special presentation from Leilani Woods on the joy of garden art! (Hard to be a gardener in the winter) We truly are blessed.
November 2022 meeting was a wonderful gathering of friends as we watched Tina put together some centerpieces and Kate demonstrated and informed on the care and planting of succulents.
October 2022 At our monthly meeting our special guest Betsy Schultz, Executive Director of Captain Joseph's House, gave a slide presentation on the operations at the Gold Star Memorial house. She started the foundation after her son, Captain Joseph Schultz, was killed in action in 2011. Below is a quote from their website. We encourage you to visit this website to learn more about how you might be able to help.
There is no greater honor than to serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. And there is no greater sacriﬁce a Family makes than to lose a loved one in service to our country. The term “Gold Star Family” honors immediate Family members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been killed in combat or as a result of their combat injuries. Families of our military’s Fallen Heroes travel a long, sometimes lonely road after the tragic loss of their loved one. When all the memorials, the bestowing of ﬂags and gold star pins begin to end, Gold Star Families are left to start a new life on their own. Captain Joseph House Foundation (CJHF) is the ﬁrst Family-to-Family respite home in the country created to lend support to Gold Star Families of our military’s Fallen Heroes.
September 2022 Iris presentation from Ross BeVier. These pictures do not reflect the gorgeous color of the actual iris's that are pictured. He spoke for 45 minutes, but we could have listened all day. Very informative and patient with all our questions.