Welcome to the Winchester Home & Garden Club

 

We are a group interested in the beautification of our town Winchester, as well as in gardening, floral arranging, improving the home.. We offer educational meetings and the opportunity to become an active participant in a delightful group of women working together.

Contact us if you would like to receive more information. To join our club, a membership may be found by clicking the membership tab.


 

 

We are members of the
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts
and
National Garden Clubs, Inc.

We are happy to announce we will be still meeting monthly as in the past – however it will be virtual over zoom. After much discussion we are realizing the challenges that we will all share, not being comfortable to meet a person due to various health concerns, children at home while attending school remotely, gathering in large groups inside, etc. All contributed to our board’s decision.

It was decided that we would continue to meet on Wednesdays, as that has been our tradition. We will still meet on the third Wednesday of every month, but in the evening at 7 PM. Mary Grassi and committee are working on programming which will be brought to you over Zoom Webinar. Just think each month you’ll have a front row seat.

Dear Winchester Home and Garden Members:

I am sending along a friendly reminder that we are hosting a drive by“chili lunch” at the Sons of Italy Parking lot on Tuesday, October 20 from 12-1  All are invited.  We just ask that you let us know by Monday at noon so we know the headcount and have enough supplies!!  Please email Dot Butler – butlermaild@gmail.com.   Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday night, October 21,  7:00 p.m.   our program is – Liz Barbour from “Creative Feast” demonstrating  “15 minute Meals”  Remember, we are the Winchester Home and Garden Club so we like to mix things up a bit.   Liz has done demonstrations for us before and she was very well received.   It’s very exciting to have her return again.

However, it is a ZOOM night, and just a few friendly tips:  1) make sure when asked you put yourself on MUTE  2)  in the top right hand corner you can hit “speaker view” which will bring the presenter front and center on your screen so you can be and see where the action is..

For those of you who would like a tutorial please review the information below:

If you are not familiar with Zoom and do not have someone who can help you, we have two suggestions:

Here is the link for the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83710136026?pwd=U1VFdFVMMExYQmttUUdCVzlGaHE1Zz09

Meeting ID: 837 1013 6026

Passcode: 350893

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And finally, yes, you are  reading  this correctly – The Winchester  Home and Garden Club is going forward with its annual Festival of Wreaths for 2020.

How you may ask!!!!!!!    It will be totally virtual.   We will be posting wreaths on our website and interested parties can put a check next to the  wreath they would like to win.    The committee will then make a slip up with name and contact info for each check mark one makes.  Sleeves of 10 will still cost $20.    Paypal will be very active!!!!  In some ways this can be an even more inclusive community event because if you were not able to get to the event you may not have had a chance to bid on a wreath.  This process allows you to participate no matter where you are.

We are contacting you to see if you are interested in participating.   Some of you have already been contacted because you have been a designer in the past, but we are reaching out to all club members to invite anyone who is interested to participate. The guidelines are pretty much the same as last year.   If you could let us know of your participation by Monday 10/19 that would help us in the planning process.

Also if you have a friend, neighbor, family member that would like to participate , please invite them, the more the merrier!!

Below you will find the beginning of our Designer Spec Sheet.   We are still working on some of the final details, so please bear with us!!   But the info in the beginning gives you an idea of exactly what we are looking for.

 DesignerSpecSheet2020.docx

thanks for taking the time to read!!!!!!

Can’t wait to see you next week.

Cathy and Dot

Please mark your calendar for October 21 at 7 PM and look for the Zoom Webinar invite that will be sent to your email.
For those of you who are not familiar with Zoom or could benefit from a tutorial please let us know and we would be glad to put one together for you.

Here is the link for membership payments via PayPal.

Membership link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QX7NWC35WQC9W&source=url

 

 

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Club Theme: Bloom where you are planted!

Established 1934 – Federated 1935
150
Total Members – 11 Honorary

Club Flower: Iris

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