Friday, March 14, 2014

This just in! Special Speaker for our inaugural meeting, Egan Davis!

Please join us for the first-ever monthly meeting of our brand-new

Grandview Garden Club
(northwest corner Commercial Drive)
on Wednesday, April 16th
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Britannia’s Astorino’s Hall
1739 Venables

Special Speaker — Egan Davis!
Brilliant, entertaining, award-winning gardener and UBC horticulture instructor whose diverse background includes garden design, landscape construction, botanical garden operations and greenhouse and nursery production.
Questions & Answers!

Note: May meeting will be May 21st ...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Brand new garden club for East Vancouver!

Nine of us met today to agree on some important first steps to get our new Grandview Garden Club up and running.
Our first official/public Grandview Garden Club meeting will be on April 16th, Wednesday, at Astorino's Hall (1739 Venables, at Commercial Drive).
We talked about lining up good speakers for our first couple of meetings.
We're working on a logo and a brochure and posters to promote our inaugural meeting.
We agreed that annual dues for a calendar year will be $20.
Christine has agreed to act as Chair and Program Coordinator for the first year. Paul will be Secretary. Penny will do the website and e-mail communication. And Jill will be club Treasurer. We will open a separate account at either CCEC or Vancity to keep Grandview Garden Club finances separate from those of Britannia Neighbours.
A few of us will be staffing the information table at the neighbourhood rummage sale at Astorino's on Saturday, March 15th.
Our second public meeting will be on May 21st, also as Astorino's. We have Astorino's reserved for the third Wednesday of every month from now until December. (The only problem will be that at some point Britannia will lose its access to the Astorino's building, but until that happens....)
Do watch this site for announcements about Grandview Garden Club and to find out about special speakers for our upcoming meetings.
In the meantime, Happy Gardening!! And we hope to see lots of people at our first meeting on April 16th!