Tuesday, July 07, 2020

President’s Letter

Hello Fellow Hosta Lovers,

It’s fall and time for our favorite shade plants to take their winter naps.  This summer has brought us much needed relief from the drought we have had over the past few years and the moisture should make for great shade gardens next year.

The September meeting with knowledgeable speaker Don Rawson was full of tips into the world of great and rare shade plants for your garden and where to find them.  We were able to vote in a new board at the meeting allowing our society to continue moving forward.  Many thanks to the outgoing Officers and to all who make our club a friendly place to share and learn about Hostas and shade garden companions.  We have a few new faces in some of our positions but still have familiar faces in other positions which will help give stability for our new board:  

  • I have replaced Riley Cook as President
  • Jodi White replaced Gayle Alley as Vice President
  • Deb Guardia and Judy Gabriel are our new Members-at Large
  • Troy Vratil will remain as Treasurer
  • Cady Pembroke as Secretary
  • Stephanie Hamil as Membership
  • Sandy Harris and Cindy Sickendick as Hospitality

We had our first board meeting on October 15, 2019, and are already planning for the coming year.  Our first agenda was to find a new location where we could have both our meetings and our plant sale. Our new location will be at:

Lakewood Way Community Church
1150 NE Woods Chapel Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

This location is one block east off I-470 and Woods Chapel Road.  Many locations were researched and this location worked best for all our needs.

Our upcoming meeting dates for 2020 you will want to mark your calendars for are March 21 and September 19, 2020 We are working on speakers and will get that information to you when they are scheduled. We also have our plant sale scheduled for May 16, 2020. A great selection of hostas has already been ordered with some new introductions for 2020. Emails will be sent when details are finalized and information will be posted on our Webpage and our Facebook page to help you stay informed. Check them out for additional information and pictures about our club and events.

Heartland Hosta web site

Heartland Hosta Facebook page

Be sure to renew your membership if it has or will expire this year. Contact Stephanie Hamil if you have questions about your membership or mail your payment to Stephanie Hamil at 9630 State Line Road Leawood, KS.


Charlene Wendel