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Belle River and District Horticultural Society

District 11

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With deep sadness we have to share the news that our member Debbie Gauthier has passed away. Debbie was a member of our society for a few years and participated in workshops for the Plant Market. She was a quiet but steady and valued member. Debbie brought a number of peace lilies for us to sell at the last Plant Market. She was an accomplished gardener and enjoyed the company of other gardeners in our society. We will remember her and express our condolences to Debbie's family.

November 15th - The AGM was held and with the election our Society got a new president and three new directors for the board. We congratulate Jeff Bryan on being elected president and wish him all the best for the future years. We also welcome Colleen Enright, Sheila MacCara, and Kelly Chauvin who will join the board as directors. The other directors are Michele vandenBerg, Lisa Simard, Claudette Bryan, Suzette Cecile, and Marg. Quick.
The evening had a panel of Master Gardeners explain different aspects of gardening. There were several questions and everybody learned something new and different. The meeting also included a review of the past year's activities and a look to the future of the Society. The outgoing president Paul Schneider thanked for the support and encouragement shown throughout this difficult year.
The next event is the Christmas Party and the workshop preparing for it. The party is December 6 with the doors opening at 5:30 and will consist of the tried and true event of appetizers and desserts! If you missed the meeting and still would like to go to the Christmas Party please call Marg. at 519-727-4226 for more information.


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Our general meeting location is:

St Simon and St Jude Hall
267 Meunier St
Belle River N0R 1A0
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 /year

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Jeff Bryan jeffbryan1957(at)aol.com 519-728-3416
Vice President vacant
Secretary Marg. Quick secretarybelleriver(at)gardenontario.org 519-727-4226
Treasurer Suzette Cecile cecile24sk(at)gmail.com 519-728-2035
General Information:

The third Tuesday of the month, Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 7:30 pm
Meetings resume depending on government decision. We will observe guidance.
Christmas Party in December, Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction in April, Plant Market in May, Garden Party in June. Flower shows in June and September. A bus trip to interesting places in June.

Join Us!

We always look for new members. They will keep us interesting and moving forward. Bring your family, friends, and neighbours to meet our society.

By joining you will have access to the following benefits:
Ten meetings with tips, speakers and question period not to forget the goodies at every meeting; celebrations throughout the year with many prizes and surprises; a bus trip with friends to neighbouring communities and nurseries; free personalized garden advice from experienced gardeners; discounts at many nurseries; informative newsletters, and many more.
Our Society is not only active in the garden: Our members are also expert bakers!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Christmas Party Dec 6, 2022 St Simon & St Jude Hall Appetizers, dessertss
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