ELWD Echo Extra 2/15/202

ELWD Echo Extra 2/15/2021
On behalf of the leadership team, Marti and I hope that you are staying healthy and had a wonderful Valentines Day. And we hope you enjoyed the snow days.
Coming up are some very important ELWD dates.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Be sure to join us Monday February 22, at 1:00 p.m. when we welcome Pacific Region Director Robin Pokorski who will teach us about growing geraniums. Robin has served National Garden Clubs for many years now as a chairman and as an officer. She is a past president of California Garden Clubs, Inc. and she lives in California. Because we are using Zoom for meetings, we can benefit from her expertise all the way from California. Robin is also part of the NGC Leadership team. So we are all in for a treat on Monday February 22 at 1:00 p.m. Do register for this Zoom event.

The first 7 to register with Joyce Voldal who sent you this notice, will win a 2021 Vision of Beauty Calendar. Winners will need to pick up their calendar at the home of Lana Finegold in Bellevue or Cate Mueller in Issaquah. So do remember to register for February 22 ASAP.

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS: Pacific Region is sponsoring workshops each Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Each workshop lasts about one hour with 20 minutes focusing on design or horticulture and 20 minutes on a hot topic. The hot topics cover leadership skills like what to include in minutes or treasurer reports. There is usually a commercial and every workshop includes education, information and humor. To sign up, email Robin Pokorski who moderates each workshop.

April 12 You are Invited to join Avant Designers meeting via Zoom at 11 a.m. The group will be sharing floral designs focusing on one of the design elements. The group meets the second Monday of each month via Zoom during the pandemic pause. To get the Zoom link, register with Marianne Wilkins. The designs are posted each month on the ELWD website.

April 26: Save the date for the ELWD Board Meeting at 1:00 p.m. An agenda will go out to the board which includes club presidents, district officers and district chairmen.

May 24: Save the date for the General Membership Meeting of ELWD at 1:00 p.m.. Ann Kronenwetter will focus on backyard wildlife, pollinators and plants to attract them. Ann has served on the WSFGC Board as bird chairman and on the Pacific Region Board she is Bird Chairman now. She will share a wealth of experience. And we will be giving away more Vision of Beauty calendars.

ELWD NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The committee is composed of Elaine Pinkerton, Mary Deviny, Nan Gordon and Debbie DeFilipps. If you would like to join the committee do call one of the members and volunteer. Anyone may suggest nominees.

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