First Virtual Meeting: Signing in Officers

Sue Carew, District 3 Director of the Ontario Horticultural Society, installs 2021 Tweed Hort officers…by Zoom.

Tweed and District Horticultural Society held their February 2, 2021 meeting virtually.

Elizabeth Churcher chaired the meeting.

Various reports were approved by the attending members.

Committee reports were shared and discussed.

Sue Carew installed the slate of officers for 2021…

PRESIDENT…alternating Board Members

2nd VICE-PRESIDENT…Valerie Foran

SECRETARY…Linda Holmes

TREASURER…Rhonda Derrington

PAST PRESIDENT…Elizabeth Churcher

DIRECTORS…Joan Morton

                   Dianne Mumby

                   Darlene Elson

                   Barbara Goode

                   Dave Derington

                   Charles Johnston

                   Dawson Walsh

                   Penny Vance

Information regarding meetings for 2021 will be posted on the blog.

Annual General Meeting (by Zoom)

Our delayed, in person, annual general meeting, will now be held virtually on Tuesday, Feb.2 at 7p.m.

The meeting will provide an update on the activities of the Society, a look ahead at future plans for the organization and we’ll conduct the required business of the annual general meeting.

Elections for 2021 will be held. If you’re interested in volunteering as an officer of the society contact info@tweedhort.ca

Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Tweed Horticulture Society received a Volunteer Appreciation Award for 2020 from the Municipality of Tweed recently.

Seen at the presentation are: George Scott (who received his own award, see below), Sheila Scott, Valerie Foran, vice president of Tweed Hort, Councilor Jim Flieler, Joan Morton of Tweed Hort and Mayor Jo-Anne Albert.

Valerie had this to say about the presentation:

Joan and I met last night for the award ceremony in the parking lot by the arena.  We received the award from Mayor Albert and Councillor JIm Flieler.  We all wore masks and maintained social distancing.


George Scott received an award for all of the times he volunteers to help anyone that needs it. Since George and Sheila Scott were at the awards ceremony, I asked them to join us for the social distancing picture of the Horticulture Society.   

Everyone should be proud of our organization and the recognition we received from the Municipality of Tweed.  Hopefully in the new year we will have a meeting and we can show everyone the award.


Thank you to everyone of you, your participation in our society and hard work is what earned us this award. 

All Meetings Cancelled for 2020

All meetings, including December’s pot luck dinner, have been cancelled for the balance of the year.

The Annual General meeting has been postponed to (hopefully!) early next year.

September Meeting Cancelled

Covid 19 has really changed how we live this year. Every month seems to have new challenges. It seems we never know how things will be. Our community has been very lucky so far to stay healthy with everyone doing their part.

The September meeting of our club, which was to be a slide show of the gardens that Penny Stewart has visited, has been cancelled. The library has not yet opened the meeting room for use. With our regular numbers and social distancing this location may not be able to work for us for future meetings. Our executive will meet in the near future to discuss our options and the upcoming AGM.

Gardens of 2020

A glimpse of a few of the gardens cared for by TweedHort during this season of social distancing. And thanks go to Rachelle Hardesty of the Municipality of Tweed for her weekly garden waterings.

Cancellations

Due to the current situation, the May and June meetings have been cancelled.

The bus trip to Peterborough and the day trip to the county are also cancelled.

The August pot luck is still scheduled but is still tentative. Notification will follow closer to the summer.