UPDATES & NEWS
AWARD WINNERS! Congratulations to Sarah Jiang, Julia Lin, Kayla Hoagland and Morgan Russell, winners of Merit Award Scholarships for 2021. More detailed information about these wonderful people can be found on the Merit Award page.
PHOTO CONTEST WINNER! Congratulations to Sherie Bleiler for her photo of a zebra longwing butterfly on a buttercup flower. The photo can be viewed above or on our Photo Contest page and will grace the cover of the 2021-2022 member directory, the home page of the website and the background image of our Facebook page for 2021-2022. The zebra longwing is the official butterfly of the State of Florida.
AMAZON APP! Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Visit our “SHOP” webpage to find out how you can contribute to the Garden Club of Cape Coral while shopping.
SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE! The Garden Club of Cape Coral is back on social media just in time for the 2021 – 2022 gardening season. We have a new social media policy. Click here to Like us on Facebook and to Follow us on Instagram. Google My Business page coming soon!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The Garden Club of Cape Coral, Lee County Master Gardener Volunteers and Habitat for Humanity thank LCEC for its commitment to sponsor and promote safe gardening practices and Florida Friendly Landscaping. Together, a family in need will achieve its goal of homeownership with a low-maintenance, attractive, Florida Friendly yard while providing a demonstration landscape that will serve as a model for other residents.
LCEC joins Garden Club members and Master Gardeners in reminding homeowners of the law to Call Before You Dig! Homeowners can avoid striking underground utilities by calling 811 or visiting the Florida website https://www.sunshine811.com to access a free utility locating service. It is best to call at least two days before you plan to dig. Electric, water, gas and cable companies will be notified of your plans and will come to your property to locate and mark the lines.For more information read the article in the Cape Coral Breeze
Meeting in September
The September General Meeting for Members only will be held WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 beginning at 5:45 pm. The meeting will be held at the Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. The meeting was rescheduled because the Kiwanis hall is undergoing major renovation.
This will be a happy social meeting with a Butterfly Theme incorporating a little business. Our committees will be discussing our fun upcoming events and programs. We’ll have sign-up sheets for our Holiday Party on December 8, our three October Garden Tours, the Tropical Plant Sale at Rotary Park on October 23, and Ellen Morris’s crafting event to assemble air plants for that plant sale. There will also be a 50/50 draw.
On September 19th, Co-Presidents Ann and Elsa will send another email asking you to respond to their invitation to attend so that we can ensure safe social distancing. Masks will be required. Although this meeting is usually our welcome-back Potluck supper, the meeting will not include refreshments for food safety reasons.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.