Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 2015 CCMGA Newsletter

Cabell County Master Gardener Newsletter
Please keep this newsletter as it will contain information that will be useful throughout the entire year.
The meetings are scheduled for:
  • Saturday 14 Feb at 11 AM at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church (Snow date will be Sat 21 Feb at 11 AM.)
  • Tuesday 14 April at 6:30 PM at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
  • Tuesday 12 May at 6: 30 PM at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
  • Tuesday 9 June at 6:30 PM at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday 29 Aug at 3 PM at shelter #1 at the Barboursville City Park – speaker Brian Cordle on “Geocaching” – this is our annual picnic – bring friends or family PLUS a potluck dish to feed 6 -8 people
  • Tuesday 13 Oct at 6:30 PM at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church – speaker will be Mary Beckelhimer on “Botanical Witchcraft”
  • Tuesday 10 Nov at 6:30 PM at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church – speaker Ohio Valley Camera Club on “Photographing our Gardens”
  • Saturday 5 Dec at the Boyd County, KY Extension Office in Catlettsburg, KY – Lori Bowling will teach us to make Christmas wreaths and we will be making our own wreaths – there will be a fee for this, the amount to be announced – this is our holiday luncheon – bring a potluck dish to feed 6-8 people

There will be door prizes at each meeting.
The WSAZ Home and Garden Show will be Fri 13 March 4-9 PM, Sat 14 March 10 AM – 9 PM and Sun 15 March 12 – 5 PM.
Set-up for the booth will be Thurs 12 March at 10 AM.
Contact Connie Berk to sign up to work at the MG booth. Work phone # 304) 696-7341, berkc@marshall.edu or home phone # 304) 429-7318. I need people to volunteer at the MG booth in a minimum of 2 hour increments. You may work for longer periods of time. The number of hours you work will count towards your annual volunteer time.  If you wish to listen to a speaker, then that time will count as continuing education, not as volunteer time. No double dipping!
The booth will be located in the same spot that we’ve been in for the last several years, across the aisle and slightly to the left of the WSAZ booth.
We enter the Big Sandy Superstore Arena through the loading dock door on 7th Street, between Third Ave. and Veteran’s Blvd. Your name will be on a list that the security guard will have. Wear your name badges and/or shirts with logos if you have them. Also, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We will have rubber mats on the floor in the booth, but the flooring underneath that is concrete and it’s hard! Try not to bring purses or any other valuable items as the only safe place we’ll have to keep them is in the booth with us. Space can get tight! We will have a Hospitality Room behind the stage, where we may eat and rest. We can only bring in outside food into the Hospitality Room, nothing may be taken out onto the floor of the Arena.
You may take some time to look around at the other vendors and shop, but that time does not count towards your volunteer time either.
If you want to work when the Show first opens to the public on any given day, you must arrive at the Arena one hour before the Show opens to the public, as we must be in the booth and ready when the doors open, i.e. on Fri the Show opens to the public at 4 PM but we need to be at the booth at 3 PM.
There is some free parking in a small parking lot on 7th Street, across from the Arena. There is more parking available in the Pullman Square parking garages, entrances at 8th Street, 9th Street and 10th Street. The cost is $1 for the first 4 hours.

Rich Sherman is the Cabell County Extension agent. He may be reached at Rich.Sherman@mail.wvu.edu or at 304) 743-7151. To leave a message, call Pauline at 304) 743-7131.
On 14 January 2015 Rich said that he would grant amnesty to any and all who wish to return to the Cabell County Master Gardener Association in 2015. Those who return must send him a message that they are returning. If they have not been a part of the organization since he became our Agent, then they may need to reapply and possibly retake the 5 core courses of the training. Simply put, he needs to be certain that everyone is up to date on our procedures.
In Dec 2014, new officers were elected for 2015 and 2016:
President = Steve Beckelhimer beckelhimer@gmail.com or 304 690-1423
V-Pres. = Ted Salem lkstms@suddenlink.net or 304 743-0360
Recording Secretary = Connie Berk berkc@marshall.edu until mid-Sept when I retire! Then it will anolisanolis@yahoo.com. 304) 696-7341 (W) or 304 429-7318 (H)
Corresponding Secretary = Jane Wilson jackjanewilson@gmail.com or 304 416-1840
Treasurer = Greg Norris wvframer@intelos.net or 304 522-2870 until June 2015 then Debbie Martin will take over MartinPTA@aol.com or 304 733-5588

Dues should have been paid by 1 Jan 2015. Make out checks for $16 per person, payable to CCMGA, Inc. and mail them to Cabell County Master Gardener Association, Inc., PO Box 7661, Huntington, WV  25578-7661. Or, bring them to the next meeting and save on postage!
There is a Small Farm Conference on Feb 26-28, 2015, to be held at the Charleston Civic Center. Bring in samples of heirloom seeds for the seed swap on Fri afternoon, 27 Feb. Contact Rich for further info.
The next Master Gardener Conference is scheduled for March 27-29 2015 at Pipestem Resort, WV. For more info, contact Rich or check our webpage.


020315 Connie Berk

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