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
Rob
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

July 23 Chapter Meeting Notes

Members present:
Kristine Brown – president, AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Kathryn Chapman – AHG student member

Amanda Canete of Elements Herbology has generously offered to donate a ticket to the weekend immersion with our AHG professional member Leslie Alexander. If you are interested in a chance for this ticket, you can purchase tickets through Amanda at her shop. Tickets for the raffle are $2 each or 3 for $5. You must sign up for the raffle by Friday, July 29 to be included in the raffle. This is a $225 value. Amanda’s store will cover any remaining costs for the raffle out of her store’s account. For more information and to sign up, call (636) 493-9364 or visit the store at 700 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301 (open today, 12 – 5 and Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Today we explored essential oil scent combinations to make a signature blend for a soap for the AHG booth fundraisers.

We worked through 5 different combinations:

#1 Cedar Himalyan 2 gtt, Cardamom 3 gtt, White Grapefruit (Mexico) 3 gtt – we found this combination to be pleasing

#2 Ylang Ylang Complete 4 gtt, Myrrh 1 gtt – we found this combination to be horrible

#3 Lime 10 gtt, Ocimum basilicum – France 3 gtt – we found this combination to not be pleasing

#4 Tagetes 2 gtt, Litsea cubeba 4 gtt – we found this combination to not be one anyone would want to buy

#5 Rosemary 3 gtt, Spearmint 6 gtt, Orange 3 gtt – we found this combination to be very nice and unique.

We unanimously chose #5 and decided to dub it “Confluence” in honor of the chapter’s name and the combining of 3 scents to create it. The soap will be yellow with green swirls.

After we finished up the scent blends/choosings, Kathryn took us for a tour of her beautiful gardens. The patio garden displayed a variety of mints as well as climbing plants on rustic grapevine arbors; the front gardens hosted a variety of pollinator attracters as well as many medicinal herbs tucked between. The meadow and woodland edge gardens contained a variety of wild species including a variety of Hypericum (St. John’s wort), Prunella vulgaris (all heal), Solidago spp. (Goldenrod), as well as milkweed, blackberry, black raspberry, sumac, Sambucus nigra (elderberry), Solomon’s seal and more. At the top of the meadow, we were able to view the entire valley below, quite a beautiful scene!

Our next meeting is August 15 at 6pm at Elements Herbology in St. Charles, MO. Please try to attend this meeting as we are wanting to make a variety of tea blends, etc. to sell at the upcoming Festival of the Little Hills on August 19 – 21.

We will be filling out a volunteer sheet to run the booth at this meeting as well. If you cannot make the meeting and would like to volunteer a shift, please contact Andrea Jason Miller.

Chapter scent/ products

Hello! As of now the next chapter meeting is scheduled for this Sat 7/23/16 3p, at Kathryn’s (directions can be found in the comment of the June meeting minutes). The plan is to pick a soap scent and discuss chapter specific products to be sold at fairs, festivals, conferences, etc. We will be making these products at the August Chapter meeting and selling them at the Festival of the Little Hills. I have room for 6 people in my vehicle if anyone wants to carpool, you can respond on here, message me, text, call, and the like. 636-734-6435, futurefarmer81@gmail.com

GCHG Chapter meeting: June 27, 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
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Rebekah Dawn – AHG general member
Emily Spivey
Elisa Thomas
Shannon Shepard

Discussion

  •  We’ve deiced to postpone the 7/30/16 camping trip to later in the season when the weather is cooler.
  • We are also postponing fund raising events until we can establish chapter specific items to sell.
  • Instead of paying for a booth at the St. Louis World’s Fare Aug 19-21, we will have a booth at the Festival of the Little Hills the same weekend.
    • Amanda has offered to share the side yard at her shop: Elements Herbology 700 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO
      http://www.festivalofthelittlehills.com/
      – 2016 Festival Dates: August 19 through August 21
      – Friday, August 19 — 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
      – Saturday, August 20 — 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
      – Sunday, August 21 — 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
      – Please check your calendars and help out at the booth if possible.
  • At the meeting in July we will be choosing a scent to use as the signature for the chapter.
    – We will be discussing things to sell at the Festival of the Little Hills.
    – The meeting in August will be 8/15/16 so that we can make things to sell at the festival.
  • There is possibility of a field trip to a Traditional Chinese Medicine office 8/22/16. Further details to come.
  • The chapter funds currently stand at $610 and will be placed in a bank account as soon as the 501c3 certificate is sent from AHG.
  • The descriptive paragraph has been submitted to AHG and our chapter should be listed on their website soon.
  • The next meeting will be a potluck at Kathryn’s in Calhoun County: July 23rd (Saturday), 3pm. Directions will be posted on this page and the facebook page.
    • If possible bring chairs and dinner ware, carpools will be available for those interested.