GCHG Chapter meeting: March 28, 2016
Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Rebekah Dawn – AHG general member
Michelle Hrebec – 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
Dani Gallagher – AHG general member
JoAnna L. Castle – new attendee
Ivona Blazevic Aholt – new attendee
- Kristine has been in contact with AHG and our petition is in process. Once accepted, we will be classified as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
- Angie brought a book to share: National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World’s Most Effective Healing Plants
- Ivona mentioned having found it at the library as well.
- Elected officials are as follows:
- President: Kristine Brown
- Vice President: Rebekah Dawn
- Secretary: Andrea Miller
- Treasurer: Michelle Hrebec
- If you haven’t found the Facebook page here is the link:https://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayHerbalist/
- We will have a table at the Confluence Herbal Summit on 4/3/16 with a basket raffle. If you have something to contribute you can still add it at the Summit.
- The tables will not be open during the classes so nothing will be missed by manning the tables. We believe the tables are provided and set up on the porch.
- Ticket prices for the raffle will be $1, or 7 for $5
- Feel free to bring items to sell at the table. Some items mentioned include but are not limited to: teas, salves, herb kits, hats, herb seedlings, recipes.
- We have a temporary sign and flyers as well as an educational herb display.
- We will also have a booth at the Riverbend Earth Day Festival 4/16/16, 12-6pm at Piasa Harbor (booth reservation has been confirmed with Amy Curry at TNI): https://www.thenatureinstitute.org/events/5th-annual-riverbend-earth-day-festival/
- We will have a basket raffle with ticket prices being $1, or 7 for $5. We are hoping to make this basket larger than the one used for the Herbal Summit as last year’s festival saw nearly 800 visitors.
- This is a 12’x12’ booth space that will be assigned to us prior to the event. We may set up our booth between 10a – 1145a and need to provide our own tables, tent/ canopy, and chairs. It is close to the river and can be windy. In the event of rain the festival will be moved inside a building at Piasa Harbor.
- We are strongly encouraged to offer products and services that keep with the spirit of environmental responsibility; think recycle, reduce, reuse and resource. The Green Guidelines of the event suggest:
- Having an email sign up sheet for interested participants rather than handing out multiple paper flyers.
- NO PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE! Use newspaper, paper bags, or reusable bags.
- As an educational, non-profit booth we will have the educational herb display, puzzles and coloring pages for kids, and herbal recipe ideas.
- This festival offers a lot of potential for us to build our chapter funds and also to get the word out about any individual products or services anyone has to offer, so please bring items to sell.
- The Riverbend Earth Day Festival is a free event with live music, paddling, fishing, disc golf, hiking, hands-on informational booths and workshops, nature related arts and crafts, electronic and plastic pot recycling, tree plantings and lots of tasty food offerings; bring family and friends, spend time with them and help out at the booth for an hour or two.
- Flyer will be posted on FB page and website.
- Topics for future consideration:
- Possible T-shirt making day: Amanda has a printer and we discussed each bringing a T-shirt that we could print a design on.
- Do we want a group logo? Any artistic members interested in design collaboration? We are currently using the AHG logo.
- Group retreat weekend to Steelville, MO including plant walks, camping, sweat lodge, etc.
- NEXT MEETING: Monday 4/25/16, location TBA.