President Joanne Smith called the meeting to order while members waited for food. A short business meeting also was held.
Nine members were present at this meeting: Edna Boots, Darlene Frieden, Daveen Holzapfel, Ronda Huffman, Faye Hunt, Dolores Larsen, Frances O’Banion, Norma Sellers and Joanne Smith.
Yard of the Month in Ottawa for August was awarded to Roger and Bev Brockus, south side; and Miles and Tammy Hart, on the north side.
Next month, September, Dolores Larsen and Faye Hunt will choose the Yards of the Month.
Dolores Larsen, secretary, received an email from Flo White, a former member who has moved away to Texas. Flo wrote about how she is getting along at her new home and enjoying her granddaughters there. Members miss her, as they will Edna.
Faye Hunt and Daveen Holzapfel will host the meeting in September.
Edna was presented with a gift card to Walmart from the Garden Club as a parting gift, and all members gave her a card with personal notes written in them. Edna has been a member of the Garden Club since 1996. She will be missed.
— Submitted by Dolores Larsen, secretary