The FNGLA had their April Board meeting last night here at the Hills. Co. Extension office. We had quite the meeting and a many topics were touched upon.
We set up the times and terms of our Ag-Venture Days coming up in a few weeks (4/13 - 4/30). This allows the FNGLA Tampa Chapter to explain what the environmental horticulture industry is all about. It will also give the next generation of consumers an appreciation of the benefits of plants in their lives. If you would like to teach the third graders or help volunteer please call me at the Hills Co. Ext. office 744-5519 ext. 147.
We decided to help send Lennard FFA to the National Convention for their winning of the state finals. Congratulations Lennard FFA! Good luck!
We are going ahead with our scholarship to help fund four Hills. Co. horticulture students with a $500 scholarship. Money that was raised from our annual plant auction helps fund these two youth events. This will help carry on the great tradition of horticulture in the area.
We worked on our budget for next year with no major changes.
We voted on having our Annual Past Presidents' Dinner at the Columbia restaurant again this year. I am especially looking forward to this dinner, as this will be my first free one as a Past President.
We also discussed our next slate of officers for next year. If you would like to be on the Board of Directors or an officer please let us know before the next meeting.
We hope to see you at our next meeting on 5/4/09.