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March 2006 meeting in Brownsville hosted by Romeo and Linda Montalvo


A peaceful spot in the garden (Picture by Ed Ladd)

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This month our society met at the beautiful home and garden of Romeo and Linda Montalvo. They live in the heart of Brownsville on a gorgeous resaca lot. Our members started arriving around noon and mingled about the gardens, socializing with one another till the meal was served. Once again Romeo and Linda went all out providing yet another wonderful meal. All of our members enjoyed the meal and beverages as the pleasant afternoon rolled on. After the meal society officers held a quick meeting covering such items as the treasury report, meeting vacancies and the up coming luau in May. We also hosted an auction with donated plants. Romeo was gracious enough to conduct the auction and all seemed to have a good time.

 Members socializing (Picture by Ed Ladd)

 Members listening to meeting information (Picture by Ed Ladd)

 Alice stating her normal $3 bid to start the bidding (Picture by Ed Ladd)

Members also went to the site of the Brownsville botanical gardens that Romeo and Robert Robles are heavily involved with. Our society is in the process of identifying funds to donate towards the palm garden that will be part of the gardens. Romeo gave us a nice overview of the gardens and the latest on the progress of the project.

Romeo displaying landscape drawing of the botanical gardens (Picture by Ed Ladd)

 Members on site of the future botanical gardens (Picture by Mary Barkkari)

 Members discussing plans for the garden (Picture by Mary Barkkari)

another garden view (Picture by Ed Ladd)

Statue in the garden (Picture by Ed Ladd)

We hope you've enjoyed the pictorial of the meeting. We look forward to seeing you next month in Santa Elena.

 a nice trio of palms (Picture by Ed Ladd

Meeting summary by John Volk. Photos by John Volk unless otherwise stated.

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