February 2018 Newsletter

February 5, 2018

Herbal Times Newsletter  

 February14th Meeting 

Girl Scout Building 6:00 pm


Hello Fellow Herbalists!

We are going to do a cookie exchange for Valentine’s Day so bake up some herb cookies for the occasion. The guys can make cookies to so get cooking. Of course this is optional. Let have some fun. Don’t forget dues this month. I know a lot of people have been sick and are healing. I know several people had the flu. Hopefully we all can get better.  I am looking forward to the new year and warmer weather.

Inside the newsletter is the 2018 budget. We did not elect officers at the December meeting. So we will do this at the February meeting. We did not have a meeting in December so there are no minutes enclosed. The meal at Saratoga was very good and we had a lot of fun Connie and Bonnie were there and it was so good to see them. Connie Cooper sent me the list of things to do and that is enclosed so take a look. Also the calendar is enclosed. We have changed the board meeting to the first Tuesday at 9:00 am at the Girl Scout Building. Also Vicki Cochran volunteered to take over as Secretary so we need to vote on this. She will serve until the end of 2018. I met with some of the members about programs for the meetings everyone had great ideas. So I will get everything scheduled for the speakers. I am trying to be a better President. This meeting is a cookie exchange. I know the scholarship committee is working hard and getting applications. Catherine John has put the application on our web site for the kids to use.  It is wabashvalleyherbsociety.com if you have not been on the web site please check it out. Connie Cooper maintains our Facebook page she is doing a really good job check that out too. Last time I talked to Virgil we had 22 vendors. Connie Cooper and Catherine John volunteered to man the WVHS booth at the Master Gardeners Seminar this spring thank you so much.



Things to do:


1.  February 9, 10, 11.  Mt. Vernon 30th Annual Midwestern Herb and Garden Show.  Speakers all day Friday and Saturday.  For more detailed descriptions on classes go to   www. midwesternherbandgardenshow. com    Plants for sale, free classes, Garden Art, Free Admission.  Sponsored by Herbs for Health & Fun Club and Mt. Vernon Convention and Visitors Bureau.


2.  February 17.  "Spring Into Gardening",  8am - 12noon.   At the LifeSpan Center, Mattoon, Illinois.  More info:  Call 217-345-7034.  Register online:  http://go.illinois.edu/ SpringIntoGardening      Sponsored by University of Illinois and Coles County Master Gardeners.  3 speakers.  Silent Auction and Light Refreshments.


3. "Gardeners Gathering on March 10, 9am to 4pm.  Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. Open to Public.  $1 admission or 1 canned good to be donated to local food bank.  Public Welcome.  Speakers, vendors, Gardening Information and food available.  Free Parking.


4.  April 12 (Thursday.  8:15am registration with program at 8:45am.  Three speakers.  Cost is $20 which includes breakfast, materials, speakers and vendors.  Held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 15197 US HWY 150, Paris, Illinois.  Registration deadline is April 6, 2018.  To register call 217-465-8585 or online at   go.illinois.edu/aprilinparis    Can receive 3 credit hours continuing education  credit. 


5.  Friday, April 27 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday, April 28 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Greene County Flower & Patio show.  Master Gardener Plant Sale, variety of Vendors with plants, Garden Art, and much more.  Free tree to first 300 visitors.  Located at Greene County Community Event Center, 4530 W State Road 54, Bloomfield, Indiana.  Free Admission.  Sponsored by the Greene County Master Gardener Association.


6.  The Evening Thyme Garden Club of Marshall, Illinois presents the 20th Annual Garden Fair at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00am to 2:00pm.  Plants, Shrubs, garden Decor, Crafts, Food, Prizes.  Free admission and parking.   www.eveningthymegardenclub. org


7.  May 12.  Wabash Valley Herb Society, Inc. Presents Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire on Saturday, May 12th 8:00am to 3:00pm.  Rain or shine.  Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S US HWY 41, Terre Haute, Indiana.  Admission free.  Over 85 Garden and Craft Vendors.



February 24, 2018, 9am to 3pm.  "Through the Garden Gate" sponsored by Arts and Flowers Garden Club.  Washington Community Building, Eastside Park, 310 NE 21st St., Washington, Indiana.  Vendors displaying garden decor and more!




Agenda Meetings 2018

Jan 9       9:00 am         Board Meeting                              Girl Scout Building

Feb 6       9:00 am         Board Meeting                              Girl Scout Building

Feb 14     6:00 pm         Meeting                                        Girl Scout Building

Mar 6       5:00 pm        Board meeting                              Girl Scout Building

Mar 14     6:00 pm        Meeting                                         Girl Scout Building

Apr 3       9:00 am        Board Meeting                                Girl Scout Building

Apr 11     6:00 pm        Meeting Herb Garden             Deming Park Ute Shelter

May 1       9:00 am        Board Meeting                                Girl Scout Building

May 9       6:00 pm        Meeting                                          Girl Scout Building

May 11     9am-12pm    Setup for Herb Faire                     Vigo Cty Fairgrounds

May 12     8am-3pm      Herb Faire                                   Vigo Cty Fairgrounds

May 16      6:00 pm       Wrap up party                                Girl Scout Building

Field Trip                      To Be Announced

Jun 5        5:00 pm        Board Meeting                                Pie Company

Jun 13      6:00 pm       Meeting                                           Girl Scout Building

Jul 3         5:00 pm        Board Meeting                                Pie Company

Jul 11       6:00 pm        Scholarship presentation Meeting   Girl Scout Building

July 31     9:00 am        Board Meeting                                 Girl Scout Building

Aug 15      6:00 pm       Meeting                                           Girl Scout Building

Sept 4        9:00 am       Board Meeting                                 Girl Scout Building

Sept 12      6:00 pm       Meeting                                  Mary Jane Drakes Home

Oct 2         9:00 am        Board Meeting                                Girl Scout Building

Oct 10       6:00 pm        Meeting                                          Treva and Virgil’s

Nov 6        9:00 am        Board Meeting                                Girl Scout Building

Nov 14      6:00 pm        Meeting                                          Girl Scout Building

Dec 4         9:00 am       Board Meeting                                 Girl Scout Building

Dec 12       6:00 pm       Christmas Dinner                             To Be Announced






WVHS Proposed Budget 2018


  • WVHS Proposed Budget 2018


  • Beginning Checking Act Balance (1/1/2018 )                                                           $24,570.25

    Income Budget

    Memberships                                                                                                                 $600.00

    Herb Faire                                                                                                                      $26,000.00

    Bus Trip (10 non members)                                                                                         $240.00

    Master gardener seminar booth                                                                                 $75.00

    Total                                                                                                                               $26,915.00


  • Expenses


    Building Rental                                                                                                              $410.00

    Herb Faire (plants, advertising, food, craft supplies, postage)                                $13,000.00

    Newsletter Printing & Postage                                                                                    $400.00

    Meeting Supplies (tea, cups, plates napkins)                                                             $400.00

    Safe Deposit Box (yearly)                                                                                             $31.00

    Insurance                                                                                                                       $565.00

    Post Box Rental                                                                                                             $64.00

    Bus Trip (bus rental, food, addmission, doorprizes)                                                 $3,000.00

  • Scholarships                                                                                                                 $8,000.00

    Donations                                                                                                                      $1,350.00

    Garden maintenance                                                                                                    $150.00

    Bereavement                                                                                                                 $75.00

    Vigo County Fair Premiums                                                                                         $75.00

    misc.                                                                                                                               $100.00

    Total                                                                                                                               $27,620.00


  • First Financial CD                                                                                                         $2,570.67


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