St. Louis Water Garden Society
July 17: Bring the Natives Home
Speaking on the topic “Bring the Natives Home” at our monthly meeting July 17th will be Betty Struckoff, a Master Gardener, a winner of the St. Louis Post Dispatch “Best Native Garden” contest, and an active member of “Wild Ones Natural Landscapers”. Betty has helped create native landscapes in local parks, other public spaces and private gardens.
The meeting will be held in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ridgeway Center Beaumont room, free to both members and non-members.
July 17: SLWGS Field Trip for Water Lily Presentation at Mobot
Meet at 5pm for the field trip with Derek Lyle, Mobot Senior Nursery Manager, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Garden’s historically renowned collection of water lilies for SLWGS members. Please note that there is a limit of 25 people,so an RSVP to Pam Jokerst is required by July 15th, space permitting. If interested in attending, please see the July Water Word for more important details.
From Joan Ziskind: Pond-O-Rama 2018 Wrap Up
Thanks SO much to all our wonderful Pond-O-Rama hosts who had their yards looking so lovely and for everyone who drove themselves all over St. Louis to visit so many of the sites! Quite a few went to almost all. Everyone I talked to really enjoyed the tour, and the weekend weather was perfect—up to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, anyway. (Click here for full article)
We’re working on posting POR 2018 pictures. Hopefully they’ll be available soon.
Proposed changes to the SLWGS Bylaws
The Board of Directors of the St Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS), functioning as the Bylaws Committee, is presenting a series of proposed Bylaws changes and one Resolution for consideration by the SLWGS membership. (Click here)
Article X – Amendment of Bylaws states: “These Bylaws may be changed only by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of members present and voting at a regular meeting of the Society. Any proposed amendments shall be presented to the general membership by publication in the newsletter and on the website, and in writing at the general meeting prior to the meeting at which the vote is taken.”
The proposed Bylaws changes and Resolution will be available in print at the June 19, 2018 meeting, where they will be presented. They will be discussed and voted upon at the July 17, 2018 meeting.
We’d love to hear from you. If you have a quick question or if you just want to say hi. For any inquiries feel free to use the contact form to the right. If you would like to touch base with any of our board members directly you can visit them here. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!