Meetings and Flower Shows
The Club holds a regular monthly meeting, typically on the second Tuesday, except in July and August. A speaker is usually featured, with broad-ranging topics generally related to horticulture, flower arranging and environmental issues. Each year there are two or three intra-club flower shows with horticultural, floral design (flower arranging) and photography classes. These shows are both educational and entertaining. Members are expected to attend meetings and participate in flower shows whenever possible. Meetings are usually in the morning, but we occasionally gather for afternoon tea or for coffee and dessert in the evening.
The November meeting is held jointly with the other area clubs affiliated with The Garden Club of America (the Philadelphia Committee of the GCA). It features a special speaker and a luncheon.
The December meeting traditionally includes a sale of homemade holiday items, and members are urged to create, purchase, or both! Proceeds go toward community projects.
Each Weeder serves as a hostess for a meeting, with one or two others, on a rotating basis. A hostess sets up tables and chairs and is responsible for food and beverages. Morning-only meetings typically involve coffee and pastries; two or three other meetings include a simple lunch, provided by the hostesses.