May 15, 2008
By Wendy Harry CHT
LO London chapter coordinator

March 20, the last meeting of the season, had everyone in the Windsor chapter thinking they were going to play Twister. But what guest speaker Jacki Hart had in mind was a interactive lesson that she uses to help promote the Prosperity Partners program. Those who attended were extremely interested in this exciting program, and a last minute seminar was planned for April 2. Attendees are among the first to participate in this gateway to prosperity partnerships, and to start on the right track for a better lifestyle.

Meetings held this past season also included the Awards of Distinction event and barbecue with 75 members in attendance, highlights from an award winning company and seminars on Bringing Plants to New Heights the Green Roof Way and New Plant Introductions. We have had great attendance at the meetings, and the networking opportunities are an added bonus for all who attend. This is one of the few opportunities to meet other members and to discuss possible ideas and opportunities.

The new meeting location at the Zehrs Community Room on Malden Road has proved to be a great venue.

We look forward to an exciting line up of speakers and topics for the 2008/09 season, starting on September 13 with the Bob Girard Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor, followed by the 2nd annual chapter barbecue in early October at Williams Nurseries in Leamington. A newsletter with all event details will be sent out to chapter members during the summer.

The Windsor chapter continues to offer its support and dedication to the healing gardens that will be installed at the Hospice of Windsor. Part of the proceeds from the Winter Blooms Landscape/Garden Expo and Symposium held at St. Clair College was donated to Hospice of Windsor.

On a final note, I would like to say a special thank you to the Windsor board for its continued volunteer efforts to promote the chapter and its members. Without these volunteers, the Chapter would not be as successful as it is today! Elections will be held this fall. Please consider joining this dynamic team and becoming more involved!

 Have a safe and prosperous season! Think safety, think green!

Caption: Karl Klinck plays the Prosperity Partners game.