Grimsby Garden Club at the Fantasy of Trees

Grimsby Garden Club Decorates in the Fantasy of Trees

November 24th wasGrimsby's Fantasy of Trees decorations day.  This is a festival celebrating Christmas trees sponsored and decorated by Grimsby businesses and individuals.  The trees are raffled, with the proceeds going to local charities.  Trees are decorated in themes - one of the highlights is the Historical Society theme of Grimsby restaurants from years gone by.  Another amazing tree is the Harry Potter tree.  These are only two trees out of 40, so make sure you visit.
Here's Mary McLaren decorating on behalf of the Grimsby Garden Club.  She's definitely on top of things.  Below are Lauren Doig and Lynette Bickham at the Decorators' lunch.
Our Potluck Dinner is Monday, November 28th and starts at 6:00pm.  It is at the Livingston Activity Centre.  Bring your mug for an extra raffle ticket!

Grimsby Garden Club NewsFlash November 2016

Grimsby Garden Club News Flash
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We are here to help beautify Grimsby.  
Where We Meet
Our meetings are at the Livingston Activity Centre at 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby ON.  We start at 7:00pm for social time. We'd appreciate it if you bring your mug.
Our membership fees are modest. Our membership chair is Ginny Thiessen and you will meet her at the Membership Desk at Monthly meetings.

Monday, November 28 2016 6:00pm potluck and Annual General Meeting

Potluck Dinner at 6:00pm
Annual General Meeting and speaker

Sandi Marr
Topic:  Urn Decorating and Arrangements
Eleven years ago, Sandi created a porch pot for her front step in Waterloo, and a neighbour asked her to make one for her own porch.  Soon she found herself receiving more invitations and making more arrangements.  Now she's a floral designer at Flowers Niagara in Welland.  In addition,  she'll create about 200 custom order arrangements this year.  A teacher at heart she takes pleasure in showing others the creative process.  She will take us through her journey with porch pots, and then show us how she creates her urn decorations.  A lucky member will get to take home the urn insert!
Membership Fees 2017
The membership voted to increase the 2017 membership fees at the September meeting. Single membership is $15.00 and family membership is $20.00 in 2017.  We are taking 2017 renewals.
Annual General Meeting 
The annual general meeting brings in the slate of officers and board members for the next year.  The membership will be asked to vote on two changes to the constitution proposed by Marilyn Cornwell (Acting Secretary) at the September meeting.  These were supported by the Board, who recommend the membership vote in favour of them. The changes bring the Grimsby Garden Club constitution in line with recent changes to the OHA default constitution.  See the proposed Amendment here. They are also posted on the bulletin board in the Livingston Activity Centre.

2017 Bookmark of Events is ready
Our 2017 Bookmark calendar of events is ready for you to pick up at our October 24th meeting. It will be posted to our website in November, and available at the Membership desk each month.

Fantasy of Trees
We are decorating a tree in the Grimsby Rotary Fantasy of Trees - November 25th to December 11th at the Grimsby Museum.  Check out more about it at or on  Facebook

Decorate the Town Christmas Tree
Come out on December 1st to Town Hall to decorate the town tree.  For further information on the time and date, contact Beth Sommers 905-945-1033 or email

Poinsettias for WLMH
Poinsettias on sale in the hospital lobby Thursday & Friday Nov.24th & 25th 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – 6” pot $10 8” pot $18 (Prices include tax). Colours available: Red White Pink.  Net proceeds go towards the purchase of Hospital Equipment.