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Welcome!

Officer Vacancies for 2021

We are near the end of our calendar year. There is no meeting in December. In January we will vote in new Officers and Executive Committee Members, Several positions are open. Please consider taking one of these positions so our chapter can continue. PLEASE copy this email fnpsthevillagesgmail.com and help us fill the officer vacancies.

President:: The president conducts sets the agenda and conducts board meetings. This person sets our goals and helps us to achieve them. 

Vice President: This person assists the president and learns the duties so they can take over the next year. We need continuity to achieve our goals.

Secretary: The secretary attends board and chapter meetings and takes minutes. Minutes are necessary for non-profit status. Jo our current secretary has served four years. 

Program Director: You get to meet new, interesting people in this position. This person contacts people to speak at our meetings. There is a list of possibilities and you can search out speakers on your own.

Other needed volunteers are listed below. Fortunately, many of our volunteers are continuing to help.

September and October Meetings

Ginny Stibolt "Maintaining your Florida Yard"

Scott Davis "Monarchs and Milkweed"

November 27, 2020 1:30pm Meeting

Attracting Birds into the Garden

Speaker: Kirsten Sharp-Ortega

Join Zoom Meeting on November 27th at 1:30 pm.

Keep in Touch During Covid

Connect with fellow members and friends through our Blog, Facebook, and YouTube.

Social Links

Jo's Yard    You Tube   Facebook

Join our Mailing List

Our address list is kept private, not shared with anyone. We usually send only one mailing a month. Copy this email fnpsthevillagesgmail.com and ask to join our mailing list.

The Monarch Joint Ventures

Assessment of Exotic Milkweed (A. curassavica) and the Spread of Disease in Monarchs

Volunteers Needed!

Plant Drawing - Once we meet in person again, we will continue to conclude our meetings with a plant drawing. Green Isle and members bring in plants to share. We need someone to handle this event.

Lake Griffin State Park Entrance - Once a year, organize a work event to refresh native plants and spread pine straw in the entrance median.  Coordinate with Jared Evans on a monthly maintenance schedule.

Copy this email fnpsthevillagesgmail.com and ask to volunteer.

Why Grow Native Plants?

What's wrong with the plants the builder gave you? Do local landscapers support Florida ecology? Check out this presentation from the Florida Wildflower Association. The presenter, Doug Tallamy is a well-known entomologist. He has written two best selling, award-winning non-fiction books - Bringing Nature Home and Nature's Best Refuge.

Watch the Webinar

More Why Grow Native Plants?

Thank-you to Green Isle Gardens

Green Isle Gardens is a wonderful native plant nursery located in Groveland, Florida. They donate plants for the drawing held at the end of each meeting. Green Isle Gardens
‚Äč11303 Florida 33
Groveland, FL 34736
407-948-8980
Hours: 8 am - 3:30 pm M-F
gignatives@gmail.com

Want to Know More About Sumter County?

Sumter County Extension YouTube
UrbanEnt
This YouTube channel has presentations about local wildlife from Jim Davis, our extension agent.