Arrangers’ Guild Meeting, April 11, 2023, Class 6

The Arrangers’ Guild met on April 11, 2023, Class 6

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Linda Hensler, Director.

A sign-up was sent around to make sure everyone who has been in attendance for all six classes will get a certificate.

We had a very good Festival this year with all the volunteers helping. It was the easiest ever!

The Arrangers’ Guild will be making the table arrangements for our District VI Spring meeting set for May 9th at the Hammock Dunes Resort. We will be making pastel colors for Spring, and the Theme of our new District Director, Valerie Seinfeld, is Bees, so we will try to incorporate Bee decorations into the arrangements.

We need to make two large arrangements and 12-14 smaller table sizes. Arrangers will meet at the home of Dee Cocchiola on May 8th at 3:00 p.m. after our last General Meeting of the club year.

New Business:

Kathleen Terlizzo will no longer be our Treasurer and Jenny Scott has volunteered to take over as our new Treasurer, effective immediately.

St. Augustine Garden Club is having its Flower show on April 28 at its Clubhouse. They have one more opening entry for an underwater arrangement if anyone is interested.

Today’s Instructor for Class 6 is Margaret Kirkpatrick. Today’s theme is for your design to express the title “FLORIDA”. Margaret was very impressed by how the students made wonderful designs.

For a flower show, it is important to condition your leaves and greenery the day before. You only need to bring a small tool kit – your “Go To” bag when you are only doing one design. You are allowed to bring a rolling cart to put your supplies on.

For your flowers, it is important to know what the environment of the room will be like. Tropical flowers do not do well in a cold ac room, they will turn black. Whenever possible, try to find out what the temperature will be overnight. Always bring extra flowers the next day in case you need to replace them.

If your lilies have pollen, remove them or you will lose points. Your mechanics can show but you need to be clean and nice for perfection.

For Color: When using a backdrop board, be sure you try your design with different color boards, as they will change the look of your design.

Lastly, keep in mind that your plant material will dictate what you are going to create, as you have no control over their shape(s).

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Nancy Iandoli

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