|February 2013 Newsletter|
Whatcom County Dahlia Society
February 2013 Newsletter
Welcome to 2013. Soon, we will be starting a new Dahlia Season.
If you have not renewed your WCDS membership dues, please bring them to the February meeting. Jean will be collecting dues from everyone who has not paid their 2013 dues. Remit Payment to: WCDS c/o Jean Heeringa, 1216 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Lynden WA 98264-9492
Benefits of ADS membershipAll ADS members receive 4 issues of the Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society (March, June, September, and December). All NEW and renewing ADS members will receive the current year's Classification and Handbook of Dahlias.
This month’s meeting will include a discussion panel…Glen Gitts will bring examples of tubers to help us in selecting from our own for the sale. We will have examples of how to package dahlias. You can contact Paul Bloomquist to receive your personal number and color identification for your labels. We encourage new growers to help with the sale.
If you are selling dahlias at our local WCDS sale, please send in or bring your list by the March meeting. Committee members will be sorting picture cards for the sale. It is better to list all possible dahlias than not. That way the cards with the pictures on them will be pulled for the sale tables. If you decide that you are not going to sell the tubers it is OK. If you have new varieties to sell, please bring pictures that you took last year so we can set up cards for the tables.
I’ve been working on the WCDS Website. Please take a look at it and let me know what information you would like added.
We are looking forward to a new year of Dahlias.
The April newsletter will include: Photo opportunities.
Items that everybody should bring to the meeting: questions about dahlias, white elephant, sign up to serve refreshment at one of our monthly meetings. Dues if you have not already paid them. Sellers should bring their list of possible dahlias they will have for the sale.
Cory Wynne, Denna Boyington and Jean Heeringa will provide refreshments.
President Paul Bloomquist 360-354-4346
Vice President Butch Hannah 360- 398-2768
Membership/Treasurer Jean Heeringa 360-354-1273
Newsletter/Website Gretchen Kulpa 360-305-9600
Public Relations/Marketing Denna Boyington 360-770-5469