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Note: All 2019 general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission and all are welcome.

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Palm Society Wall Calendar 2019

Thank you to those who submitted photo candidates for the calendar and photo contest. In the end we received 91 photos, more than enough to be able to produce an excellent calendar. After adjudication for quality and balance by the executive committee and calendar editor, 14 candidates were selected. Printing has been completed and every member was mailed a single copy at no charge as part of their membership. Due to high demand the entire print run has been sold.

Annual General Meeting Monday November 26

Heavy rain reduced attendance a bit but those who showed up had a great time. The business section included special reports from Arlene A. about important new changes to the BC Council of Garden Clubs, and a report by Rudi P. on his contact with Dan Hinkley and possible visit to his garden near Seattle next summer. The "elections" concluded the business section, with all 2019 elected positions filled by acclamation from a list of nominees submitted from the former executive. See the updated Society Information page for the 2019 executive. The first meeting of the new 2019 executive will be at John B's place on Tuesday January 15th. Although the elected postions have now been filled, the executive welcomes anyone who can contribute to making our Society a success.*

The break was a great social time with many potluck items, and calendars were distributed to pre-purchasers or sold to attendees. Fewer than 6 remained by the end of the meeting.

After the break Jay R's audio-visual presentations on Society activities and the photo contest entrants were a great way to finish the year. Thank you Jay for your great work on these, and to all the volunteers that made the evening a success.

*Consider joining the Society executive! It's a congenial group with new members more than welcome.  We particularly need new executive members with moderate computer skills (eg. word processing, spread sheets, web page design) since many of our core features such as HPI, the wall calendar, membership processing, and the web site require them. To view the executive structure, please visit our web site Member's page.  Note that many positions are not elected, and can be tailored to specific events and/or the time you have available. If you are interested please contact John Brimacombe for details.

Hardy Palm International (HPI) Fall 2019 distributed December 10th

A link to the new pdf version of HPI 102 (Fall 2018) was distributed to members by email on December 10th. If you are a member and did not receive this email, please contact Charlie.

Advance Notice Dates (More details and events will be posted when available)

Dates for 2019

General Meeting Monday March 25th

General Meeting Monday May 27th

General Meeting Monday September 23th

Annual General Meeting Monday November 25th







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