February 2007 Newsletter
. POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER .
Volume XXXVII No 1 www.potomaclilysociety.org February 2007
Harlin Turner 703-713-0138 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Wyatt 703-726-3031 email@example.com
Tricia Kincheloe 703-273-5508 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Roe 703-534-6569 email@example.com
Jim McKenney 301-770-1867 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Digges Dolores Felch Rachel Hollis Kathleen Hoxie John Lydon Jim McKenney Mary Queitzsch John Rountree Carolyn Scott Muriel Turner Dave Willmore
John Lydon 301-595-1066 email@example.com
Happy New Year! If the current trend in the weather continues for this winter, our annual flower show should look quite different from past years. The warm weather coupled with a later show date (possibly June 31 - July 1) should result in quite a different selection of stems to present at the show. Something to look forward to. Our Annual Meeting with be held at the Fort Myer Officers Club on March 18. Reservation information and directions can be found on page three of this newsletter. Note also that Jim posts the newsletter on our website, www.potomaclilysociety.org, so you can access the information in this newsletter wherever you can connect to the internet. It is time to update your membership if your dues were only paid up to 2006. Check the mailing label on your newsletter if you receive the newsletter by post. Those receiving the newsletter by e-mail will receive a message indicating if their dues are due. E-mail is a convenient way to receive the newsletter. It is sent out as a pdf file which requires a pdf file reader that can be downloaded free from the internet. Besides the newsletter, the updated membership directory can be distributed by e-mail as well. In fact, if you request to receive the newsletter by e-mail and your dues are current, you will automatically receive the 2007 PLS Membership Directory by e-mail. Read on for more important information about our regional society. I wish you an enjoyable 2007 gardening season and look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting. In this issue of the PLS Newsletter
.. PLS Annual Meeting March 18 .. .. PLS Membership Renewal ..
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Potomac Lily Society Board of Directors met at the home of Jack Roe on January 21. The meeting was called to order at 1:10 pm. The following Board members were present: President Harlin Turner, Secretary Tricia Kincheloe, Treasurer John Roe and Membership Secretary Jim McKenney as well as Directors Kathy Digges, Dolores Felch, Kathleen Hoxie, Muriel Turner and Dave Willmore. Vice President Sam Wyatt as well as Directors Rachel Hollis, John Lydon, Mary Queitzsch, John Rountree and Carolyn Scott were absent.
Minutes from the October 15, 2006 were reviewed and approved.
Treasurerís Report. Treasurer John Roe presented a copy of his Treasurer's Report for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2006 to all of the Board Members present (copy attached). The report showed a beginning balance on January 1, 2006 of $20,800.05 and an ending balance on December 31, 2006 of $21,542.99 for a yearly profit of $742.94. The bulb order netted $358.59 this year. The few bulbs remaining will be available at the Annual Meeting. John sent $50.00 to the North American Lily Society this month to pay our annual dues. This amount was not reflected in the Treasurer's Report.
Membership. Membership Secretary, Jim McKenney stated that as of early December, we had 50 members who have paid through 2007 and 20 who have paid through 2006. The daffodil society once gave a collection of bulbs to new members. Jim suggested that PLS provide new member with a collection of about 5 bulbs that consisted of examples of proven lilies of various varieties (ex. Black Beauty, L. regale, etc.). The Board agreed. Furthermore, Harlin Turner suggested that we might want to give new members a copy of Let's Grow Lilies so they'd have some basic information on showing and growing.
PLS 2006 Annual Lily Show. This year our show will be held in Virginia. Possible locations, their availability, accessibility, and suitability were discussed. Ultimately, it was agreed that Merrifield Garden Center (MGC), Fair Oaks remained one of the most preferable locations. After considering a suggestion by Dave Willmore to hold the show later in June than is custom, i.e. two weeks later than our usual show date of Father's Day Weekend, to encourage the entries of more Orientals, Orienpets, trumpets, Kathleen Hoxie agreed to enquire about reserving MGC for show dates June 29th-July 1st. Alternate dates will be June 22nd-24th. Kathleen will send an e-mail to the Board notifying us of which weekend she has reserved with Merrifield.
Annual Meeting. Sam Wyatt made reservations for our Annual Meeting at Ft. Meyer Officer's Club for March 18, 2007. The event will be from 11:30 A. M. until 3:00
P. M. The cost per person will be $24.00 for members and non-members alike. President Turner asked for suggestions for a program. Kathleen Hoxie suggested that we have someone come and speak on roses. Muriel Turner suggested Dr. Robert Knerr. Kathleen Hoxie said that if we couldn't get Bob Knerr to come speak she would ask Nick Webber if he would like to give the program. Nominating Committee. President Turner requested that a nominating committee be formed to present a slate of Officers and Directors to be voted on at the Annual Meeting. He asked Tricia Kincheloe to chair the committee. Tricia said she was open to suggestions, volunteers, etc. Please contact Tricia if you would like to serve, know of someone who would like to serve, or if you wish to recommend someone to serve in one of the elected positions.
Jim McKenney stated that, while he is willing to continue serving on the Board, he would like to resign as Membership Secretary.
PLS Web Site. Jim McKenney reported that we had 250-300 hits recorded on the web site as of late December, 2006. By mid-January, we were up to 3500. Jim has no explanation for the increased volume in so short a time.
Jim asked for suggestion and/or contributions for the web site. Dave Willmore suggested that we post pictures of lilies included in last year's bulb order. John Roe has a disc that he received with the order information and he will give it to Jim. Kathleen Hoxie suggested that we post photographs from our next society event. Muriel Turner suggested an article on lily designs and arrangements.
New Business. Kathleen Hoxie stated that she was contacted by a representative from Brookside Gardens (BG) who informed her that BG is trying to raise $50,000.00 to build a new conservatory. They will hold a silent auction to raise some of the needed funds on February 25, 2007. Brookside asked if we would like to make a donation, or if any of our members had contributions for their silent auction. Kathleen recommended that PLS make a donation to BG as they have been gracious and welcoming hosts of our show when held there. The Board agreed to send a $100.00 contribution to Brookside for their new conservatory. John Roe will make the arrangements for the contribution.
The Board meeting was adjourned at 2:10 P. M.
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ANNUAL MEETING SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2007
Ft. Myer Patton Hall Officers Club Arlington, VA
Our Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, 18 March at the Ft. Myer Patton Hall Officers Club in Arlington, VA. Events will begin at 11:30 am with a social period featuring free champagne and/or orange juice. At about noon we will attack the buffet line which includes a wide range of breakfast and lunch items. A short business meeting will follow the meal. The guest speaker for the meeting is still to be determined. Members are encouraged to bring a friend to introduce them to our society. Note that the Officers Club requires men to wear a coat and tie.
The price for event is $24.00 per person. The deadline for reservations is March 12. Make your check payable to: Potomac Lily Society. Send your reservations to:
JACK ROE 5801 N 36TH STREET ARLINGTON, VA 22207-1308
For questions regarding reservations, Jack can be reached at 703-534-6569; firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Access to the base is restricted to Hatfield Gate, just off Washington Blvd. at South 2nd Street. At the gate, you will be asked for your destination and a picture ID for everyone in the vehicle. You will also be asked to step out of the vehicle while it is inspected.
From I-395: Use Exit 8 to Washington Blvd. When clear of the maze you pass Columbia Pike and take the next right exit which is marked for Ft. Myer.
From I-495: Use Beltway Exit 8 to US 50 east. Go until you pass Glebe Rd. and then come to Washington Blvd. Exit right on Washington and stay right to first exit which is marked for Ft. Myer. Veer to the left at this point on to Court House Road and proceed to top of hill and light. This is South 2nd St. Turn left and proceed to gate.
From I-66: Use your map to find a route that suits you in getting on Washington Blvd. Take this South until it passes US 50, then proceed as above.
To the Club from Hatfield Gate: Once clear of the gate and visitor registration, proceed North on Sheridan. You will eventually pass the parade grounds on your right and reach a major intersection with Jackson Ave. Turn right. The Officers Club will be about two blocks ahead on your left. The lot on your right is available for parking, as is lot just beyond the Officers Club on the left.
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PLS Newsletter - Electronic Version
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PLS Honorary Directors
Alice S. Fenn Vicki Bowen Marjorie S. Cassell Ron Chiabotta Genie Diller David Diller John A. Montgomery
2007 PLS Membership Roster
The 2007 PLS Membership Roster will be enclosed in the next PLS newsletter. Please check the previous 2006 Membership Roster for accuracy and completeness as your past membership information will be used for the new roster. Notify Jim McKenney (firstname.lastname@example.org) if any changes and/or additions are needed. Note that only memberships of current dues-paying members will be included in the roster. Also, an electronic version of the roster is available in pdf format. Notify John Lydon (email@example.com) if you would like to receive the electronic version of the 2007 PLS Membership Roster.
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PLS Annual Flower Show 2007
The Potomac Lily Society of America will present its 46th Annual Lily Show in Virginia this year. The location and dates will be announced in our next newsletter or possibly be announced at the Annual Banquet. Tentatively, it will be June 31 - July 1, and most likely at the Merrifield Garden Center, Fairfax, VA.
Other Upcoming 2007 Events
GCV 2007 Flower Show
The Winchester-Clarke Garden Club will host the Garden Club of Virginiaís 65th Annual Lily Show on June 20 & 21 in Winchester,VA
Mid-Atlantic 2007 Flower Show
The Mid-Atlantic Lily Society will hold its 2007 flower show at Longwood Gardens, July 7 - 8, 2007. Contact Marianne Casey for more information about their show (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NLS 2007 International Flower Show
60th Annual Lily International Show and Symposium will be July 11-15 and hosted by The Alberta Regional Lily Society. Further information about the show can be obtained at http://www.nals2007.org.
Regional Lily Societies
If you are interested in knowing what other lily societies in Canada and the US are doing, visit:
www.lilies.org, select Regional Societies, Regional Society List to access a list of other lily societies and links to their web pages.
)www.lilies.orgThe North American Lily Society, Inc. (
Dr. E. Eugene Fox August 5, 1937 - January 14, 2007
Gene Fox, a devoted member of NALS, died on January 14. The Alberta Regional Society has posted a copy of his obituary on its website: http://www.arls-lilies.org/index.php?s=articles
POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY 4400 ROMLON STREET BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
Potomac Lily Society Dues Payment 2007
Annual dues (January to December) are $4.00 for either an individual or couple at the same address. Dues can be paid for multiple years. The year on the upper right of the address label on this newsletter is the year to which your dues are paid. Dues are due if the number is 06 or less. Make your check payable to the Potomac Lily Society.
Name: ____________________________________________________ Street: ____________________________________________________
City: ___________________________ State: ______ ZIP: ____________ Phone: _______________________ E-mail: _______________________________ Mail to: JAMES A. MCKENNEY
11127 SCHUYLKILL ROAD ROCKVILLE, MD 20852