Chapter ELECTION!!

Nominate yourself or a friend for President, Vice President, Treasurer, or secretary. Only paid AHG members can hold office and/or vote. Send nominations to; all nominations will be kept confidential. At the end of the week, we will have an anonymous election through electionbuddy. Please reach out to any members who are not online so they may participate as well (voting my mail is available).

Chapter Meeting 1/23/17

GCHG Chapter meeting 1/23/17
Members Present
Kristine Brown – RH
Rebekah Dawn – GM
Amanda Canete – GM
Rebekah Getz
Nancy McCoy – GM
J. Elisa Thomas – NM
Dani Gallagher — SM
Andrea Miller – SM
Dawn East
Linda Colombaro-Buffo
Kelli Fultz

– Reimbursed Nancy and Marc $24 for chapter website dues for 2016 and 2017; website renewed for 2017
– A chapter bank account has been established at Scott Credit Union.
– Field trip suggestions for 2017:
– MO Botanical Garden, 2/25/17
– Sweat Lodge: possibly 3/18/17 or 3/25/17, in fall as well
– Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage: Soap making intensive 5/19/17, or just visit
– Camping at Lou’s in Steeleville: plant talks and sweat lodge possible
– Amanda Canete has invited the chapter, and families, to her family lake house in Kentucky for the weekend of 7/21/17!
– Shaw Nature Reserve/ Wild Canid Center
– Baker Creek, Heritage Days Festivals, held the first Sunday of the month Mar- Oct
– MO Elderberry Farms
– Speakers: Phyllis Light, Jim Long
– Vending Suggestions for 2017:
– Confluence Herbal Summit, spring
– Mother Earth Wholistic Fair in Cape Girardeau, 4/8/17
– St. Louis Earth Day, 4/22 – 4/23/17
– Riverbend Earth Day, 4/29/17
– Craft/ Vendor Fair & Flea Market in Florissant, MO; usually in May, date TBA
– Baker Creek:
– Spring Planting Festival, May 7 & 8 2017, approved non-profit = $25
– Heritage Days Festivals, held the first Sunday of the month Mar- Oct
– Offer classes at Elements Herbology
– Proposed having 6 field trips and 6 business meetings for 2017
– field trip to Botanical Garden 2/25/17
– March Meeting 3/27/17 700p at Elements Herbology new location or sweat lodge date TBD
– April meeting 4/27/17 location TBD
– June possible field trip to Rebekah’s
– Elections in February!! Any AHG member is eligible for office! If you are interested in being a chapter officer for 2017: President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary, make it known!
NEXT MEETING is a field trip to MO Botanical Garden 2/25/17, details will be provided soon. There is an open house and Orchid show.

GCHG Chapter Meeting 10/24/16

GCHG Chapter Meeting October 24, 2016
Members Present

Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Rebekah Dawn – AHG general member
Michelle Hrebec – AHG general member
Angie Abernathy – AHG general member
Laura Hutchinson – AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Danielle Johnson
Bekah Getz
Kelsey Stephens

– Next meeting will be November 28, 630p at Nanci and Marc’s house.
– this will be a potluck so bring a dish to share (with ingredients label), one gift to exchange, and non-perishable items for a local food drive.
– Events and festivals everyone liked:
-Riverbend Earth Day – Museum of Pharma
-Botanical Gardens – Herbarium
-Little Hills – Shaw Plant Sale
-Webster Groves Plant Sale
– Finances are at $610 with another $150 from Festival of the Little Hills
– Some of the $150 is being used to send monthly herbal supplies to Standing Rock. So far $27 has been used for shipping packages.
– We may have a plant sale in the spring. Venues include but are not limited to: Green Earth, Farmers Markets, Edwardsville market.
– Possible speaker options:
-Kathleen Meier (2018) – Althea (mens heath, lyme)
– Steven Foster – Robin Pasquale (homeopathic)
– jim mcdonald – Jim Long
– SAVE THE DATE AHG Symposium October 5-9 2017 in Oregon:
– SAVE THE DATE: Grassroots Midwest Herb Conference Sept 28 – Oct 1 2017
– vendor booth is $150.00 by May 31, 2017
– put together a raffle basket
– work exchange program available
– Locations for chapter sponsored demonstration classes:
– May 6 National Herb Day
– Willoughby Farms: June/ July
– Recipe book shares:
– Healing Wise by Susan Weed
– Making Plant Medicine by Richo Cech

GCHG Chapter Meeting 9/26/16

GCHG Chapter Meeting September 26, 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
AHG Chapter Meeting & Herbalist Self Care Day
• September 26 · 6:30 PM
• Art Healing Center
For our September chapter meeting we did a self care day with Dr. Tiffanie Jones ND and massage therapist Kayci Combs Lueker.
Tiffanie Jones, ND presented on nutritional blood analysis. She explained the process and usefulness of this diagnostic technique then offered analysis to anyone interested for a discounted price of $25 (regular price is $75).
A bit about nutritional blood analysis:
A single drop of blood is placed under a high powered microscope and viewed together on a monitor screen. This educational tool is used to visualize size, shape, and aggregation of red blood cells. Other things may be visualized such as spicules, yeast, fungus, bacteria and parasitized cells. This helps to give an understanding of:
– Oxygen carrying capacity associated with energy level, stamina, and concentration – Immune system status
– Digestive problems
– Nutritional deficiencies
In addition to Tiffanie’s analysis, massage therapist Kayci Combs Lueker will be offering 10 minute massages for $10 each. Limited space is available for both offerings, we will have a sign up sheet available the day of the event but please let me know if you are interested in advance for either or both of these services so we have a rough head count of how many are wanting to partake in the fun.
About our presenters:
Tiffanie A Jones ND
Tiffanie worked in the St Louis natural health industry for 14 years. Her desire to help others led to 5 years of medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She has become a traveling doctor and provides naturopathic care for all ages, in a space free of judgment.
Kayci Combs Lueker B.A., L.M.T., B.C.V.T.
Kayci has 10 years of massage, reiki, and bodywork experience as well as in-depth study of biodynamic cranial sacral techniques. One of her goes is to provide support for the primary caretakers in our community.

GCHG Chapter meeting: August 15, 2016

Members Present

Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Amanda Canete – AHG general member
Andrea Miller – AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Bekah Getz

Not much was discussed at this meeting. We made products to sell at the Festival of the Little Hills Aug 19-21 2016.
• Product made include:
o fresh herb infused cooking oil: avocado, olive, and sunflower oils infused with thyme, savory, rosemary, oregano, and sage.
o Sugar scrubs: vanilla lavender, coffee cinnamon, and mocha
o Bath bombs: lavender orange and minty rose
• Kristine and Nancy both made confluence soap (rosemary, spearmint, and orange), Nancy used cow milk, Kristine used goat milk.
• We will be posting a schedule and asking for volunteers to help occupy the chapter booth for the festival
o Hours are: Fri 8/19/16 4p-10p, Sat 8/20/16 930a-10p, Sun 8/21/16 930a-5p.

Next meeting is 9/19/16 location TBD