March 2017 - Traditions & Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls
Kevin Gardner - Writer, Teacher, Builder, Author
It's the first day of Spring and the weather was cold and windy. Inspired by the informative program on that we had planned, 70 members and guests came to the Salyards Center to hear about building New England Stone Walls.
Hospitality created a wonderful spread of tasty goodies influenced by a colorful Spring theme. Vice President, Deb Holmes conducted a brief business meeting and Norma Whitmore, and Kathy Kozeill covered upcoming projects and events including: CIP, Art In Bloom, Plant Sale and an upcoming trip to the Secret Gardens in Boston, (just to name a few). Our monthly raffle once again offered wonderful prizes - the proceeds of the raffle supports our community projects and scholarships.
Unfortunately, due to a last minute unforseen issue, our speaker Kevin Gardner was unable to come and give his presentation. However, afterwards, Kevin did say that he would come back at a future time of our choosing to deliver the program.
We celebrated Louise Richards 95th birthday and we had one new member join. The upcoming Art in Bloom workshops were discussed and Beverly Sarapin displayed a beautiful example of how to use flowers to emulate the artwork. We did have a lot of club business to cover and the group was very supportive and understanding for the last minute change
Bill Masters joined up with the Raffle team at the end of the meeting to pull the winning tickets. Bill is always entertaining and the crowd enjoyed his antics.