by Adam Lavigne
Meeting 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Welcome, everyone, to the CFBC's New Year! We have so many exciting programs and events coming up this year, I can hardly wait.
Before I get into that though, I would like to thank last years board, especially Sandy and Paul and the convention team (you da' man, Rick!) for ensuring our fiscal solvency for the next few years. Your hard work not only brought much needed funds into the coffers (without which we can't bring interesting programs to the membership) but the friendships and relationships it built has made us a stronger club. And that's a hard thing to do in todays world of social media, anonymous internet interactions and stagnating in-person contact.Thank you all! I'm not sure I can live up to your examples.
Here's a sneak peak for the upcoming year: for the September Kick Off meeting, we will be having Argentinian superstar Sergio Luciani in for a demonstration. The meeting is at a special day and time (Sunday, September 18th, 1pm) so make note. The October meeting will have a visit from Juan Andrade, November will be a soil PowerPoint and hands on soil class, December will be a more dynamic Holiday Party with a styling contest and other activities.
The New Year will feature the return of Rick Jeffrey his popular hands on cypress forest workshop, a possible woodworking workshop from Sean Smith (if we can latch onto the tour), a special program by D&L Nursery's own David Cutchin, our involvement with the Epcot Flower and Garden show and then the combined BSF/ABS convention in May. We have an opportunity with this years convention to earn more money than last year, if I'm reading the numbers correctly.
Sounds exciting, doesn't it? But we can't do it alone. If you scroll down to the list of officers, you will notice that there are only three names where there should be five. If you think you can fulfill some of the duties of any of the officer slots, drop us a line. If you'd like to be on a committee or just help out behind the scenes (drinks or snacks at the meetings even) drop us a line. I am making it a point to answer any and all inquiries as soon as I get them, either by phone call, text message, email, or Facebook message.
Now, who's ready for the Kick Off?