GCHG Chapter meeting: April 25, 2016

Members Present

Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Michelle Hrebec – AHG general 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
Lois Zollner – AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Elisa Thomas
Danielle Johnson
Lauren Waters
Bekah Getz

– Funds collected: $243 from the Herb Summit, $167 from the Earth Day Festival
– The AHG petition is still in process; once approved we are free to use the AHG logo.
Danielle Johnson is interested in helping design a symbol/ logo for group use when making shirts, bags, etc. Please share any ideas with her.
– Suggestions for fund raising:
-Tables at IL/ MO farmers markets selling plants and products
-weekend event in Steelville possible date of 7/30/16
 -The idea for the event is to have a few different workshops (plant walks, sweat lodge, survival and/or Native American skills) in combination with camping.
 -The event will open to the public with discounted/ free cost to members.
-If anyone knows of local festivals, please comment or suggest ideas
– The idea was discussed to have group specific products to market. We will need to look into State and Federal regulations.
-Tea blends: immunity, headache, allergy.

– Suggestions for hosted events:
-Pulse Reading/ TCM through a practice in Kirkwood; Dani will share information.
-Singing Bowl sessions

– Books brought for discussion:
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide
Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

– NEXT MEETING: Monday 5/23/16, 7pm, at Laura’s house: 3 Davis Woods, Collinsville, IL.

Confluence Herbal Summit

Our first raffle and table at the Confluence Herbal Summit was a huge success!

A huge thank you to Andrea for all her work in setting up the booth, making a sign and manning the booth. A huge thanks also to everyone who donated for the first basket!

The basket and booth raised over $260! Considering there were only about 60 people at the summit, that was an amazing sum. The Earth Day event will have a much larger crowd so the potential for raising a lot more is there.

On Saturday, April 16 she is doing it all over again at the Nature Institute’s Earth Day event. If you would be inclined to donate items to another raffle basket and/or items to sell at the AHG booth, please bring them to the meeting on Wednesday night.

Andrea has also put together an educational demonstration for the booth to teach the public about herbs. If anyone else would like to join her for the day, that would be great. Unfortunately, I will be out of town so I cannot.