February 28, 2016 Meeting Notes

American Herbalist Guild
Gateway Confluence Chapter (IL/MO)

February 28, 2016

Members Present
Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Kathryn Chapman – AHG student member
Amanda Canete – AHG general member
Angie Abernathy – AHG general member
Andrea Miller – AHG general member
Laura Hutchinson – AHG general member
Sue Steinmann – AHG general member
Dawn Kohlmann – AHG general member
Mark McCoy – new AHG general member
Lois Zollner – new AHG general member
Dani Gallagher – new AHG general member

Things Discussed

  • Need to elect officers @ next meeting: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer
  • Confluence Herbal Summit on April 3. Opportunity to make a raffle basket for earning money for Chapter. Possibility of setting up a booth too, members can bring items to be sold for Chapter.
  •     Amanda will supply tickets for raffle
    • Andrea has picnic basket for basket
    • Others will bring herbal related items to donate for the basket raffle to next meeting
  • First annual herbal conference in area to be held in fall 2017. Details forthcoming as they are available.
  • Kristine will start a Facebook group and make several folks as admin.
  • Another option for a fundraiser, having a booth at the Riverbend Earthday Event. Kristine will be out of town but others are willing to run booth.
    •     Plants to sell
      • Chip in items to sell
      • Educational items/theme to qualify for $10 educational booth
  • Starting next month, one person will bring a book to share with the group about herbalism or alternative healing.
    •      Angie will bring a book to the next meeting
  • Ideas for future meetings
    •      Field trip to Kathryn’s house to tour her garden
      • Dani teach a class on making kombucha
      • Secret Santa in November with Herbal Goodies

American Herbalist Guild Guideline Concerns

  • Officers need to be elected next month.
  • Our petition has been signed and submitted. Possibility that not all folks on list are members as they forgot to sign up. Please sign up immediately so our application won’t be rejected.

Next Meeting- Monday, March 28  7:00 pm  @ Elements Herbology in St. Charles, MO

  •     We will plan for the booth, put together the raffle basket
    • Book discussion by Angie

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