The meeting started out with guest speaker, Keith Janssen. A bit about Keith was shared, including he was at Kansas State University for 33 years as Crop/Soil Scientist and now is retired and living in Ottawa. Keith wanted to tell members about the Proposed Church/Community Garden in Ottawa sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church. The church has the land. The City of Ottawa will provided free water (it will be restricted however) as long as the Community Garden donates 25 percent of the produce to the needy, such as ECKAN and Hope House. The church is moving forward. The land has been plowed and is being prepared for raised beds. If all goes well, the garden plot will be ready to plant next spring.
Joanne Smith, club president, called the meeting to order. Daveen Holzapfel gave members humor titled “Holiday Inn.” The synopsis of the humor was how it is cheaper to check into the Holiday Inn than an Assisted Living Home. Most members could relate.
The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was taken, with 11 members and one guest, Mary Lou (Pinky) Hoyt, present. Members included Edna Boots, Darlene Frieden, Daveen Holzapfel, Ronda Huffman, Faye Hunt, Dolores Larsen, Lia Niehoff, Frances O’Banion, Linda Robbins, Norma Sellers and Joanne Smith.
Treasurer Norma Sellers, reported she paid a bill with a check.
Yards of June were: Cheryl Knoedler, on the North side, and Donna Zornes, on the South side. Linda Robbins and Daveen Holzapfel will be picking yards of the month for July.
President Smith sent a thank you card to Sand Creek Nursery for the wonderful job it did on providing the flowers for the pots in downtown Ottawa.
Linda Robbins brought some more flowers from her flower beds and asked members to identify them, which was challenging but interesting.
The July 17 meeting will be at Darlene Frieden’s home in Pomona, and Norma Sellers is the co-hostess.
A wonderful Sherbet dessert was served with nuts, coffee, lemonade or water.
— Submitted by Dolores Larsen, secretary