Pot Luck Supper, Planning for 2018 and Fall Dividends


Sunday, 10/15/2017    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Center Town Hall
3 Parker Road, Shirley, MA

Event Type

Pot Luck Supper & Planning for 2018

Once again the gardening year is coming to a close and that means it’s time for our final meeting of 2017:

  • Delicious pot luck supper – see below for your assigned dish/beverage
  • Seed drop off – bring any seeds you’ve collected for the Spring Seed Swap
  • Fall dividends – if you can’t attend, be sure to have someone pick up your bulbs for you
  • Elections for 2018
  • Brainstorming for 2018 activities

This is one of our most popular events – the food is always delicious & the meeting is an important one as we prepare for 2018 with elections and input for next year’s activities, presentation topics, etc. You’ll also take home your fall dividends and drop off any seeds you’ve collected for next year’s Spring Seed Swap.

Pot Luck Supper – Please bring enough food/drink for 6-8 (along with serving utensils if required) according to the first letter(s) of your last name. (Couples should plan to bring two items.)

A – De Salad or Side Dish
Do – G Main Dish
H – L Dessert
M – N Beverage
P – Y Appetizer

Election of Leaders for 2018

At the meeting we will be electing our Chair/Co-Chairs, Treasurer and members responsible for Communications, Programs, Dividends/Container Contest, and Swaps. Please give this some thought in advance and decide whether you would like to volunteer or nominate another member or members.

Volunteers for 2018

A big thanks to the many members who helped during 2017 – this was another good year in terms of sharing the workload. There will be volunteer signup sheets on each table at the pot luck – so be sure to add your name for 2018.

Brainstorming for 2018

And don’t forget to bring your ideas for 2018. We’ll be discussing the topics you’d like to hear more about & your suggestions for speakers, gardens you’d like to visit, field trips that intrigue you and workshops you’d like to participate in.

Fall Dividends

Fall dividends will be distributed at the end of the meeting. Perry will email photos and descriptions prior to the meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting, please arrange for someone else to pick up your bulbs for you.

Seeds for Spring Seed Swap

Fall is the time to save seeds from your garden to share with your fellow Gardeners Exchange members next spring. If you have already harvested seeds, place them in an envelope & label with the name of the plant, color, height, sun exposure, perennial/annual, etc. and your name and phone # (in case we need to get more information about the plant). Bring them to the pot luck and give them to Judith. They will reappear at the spring seed swap in individual envelopes, ready to be planted.