Linda Cross gave the devotion, an inspirational prayer called “And a Meadowlark Sang," by Ravindra Karnani.
Cecile Broz was welcomed as a guest for the meeting, invited by member Ginger Cloud.
Treasurer Sue Taylor gave the financial report, reminding members of calendars available for sale. The Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs’ project of offering license plates has been extended until June 2014.
President Fredricka Lawson conducted the business meeting, sharing information on upcoming events and conventions.
Members were reminded of the District III Membership Meeting on Thursday.
Other events include the TFGC Convention in Chattanooga April 1-2, the Garden Expo at Camp Jordan in East Ridge April 12-13, and the District III Flower Show in Dayton July 10-12.
Members recently participated in a garden cleanup project at George R. Stuart Elementary School. Member Sheila Webb invited members to help out in future gardening projects, giving dates and times. Several members volunteered to participate.
Members were reminded of the annual plant sale, March 28-30 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) at Reflection Riding, near Lookout Mountain. Early arrival is encouraged, as it is a popular event.
Elsie Yates and Fredricka Lawson presented a program on African Violets called “What’s Growing on the Windowsill?” The origins, feeding, maintenance and grooming of African violets were covered. Repotting and leaf propagation were demonstrated by Lawson, assisted by LuAnn Carey. Criteria for showing violets were presented. A care guide and articles were provided to members for reference.
Horticulture specimens brought by members were January Jasmine, Lenten Rose, iris, violets, and jonquils.
Other members attending were Patsy Bettis, Erma Brewer, Chloe Littrell, Bess Neil, Annette Stanbery and Brenda Nakdimen.