President Jan Malmer called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. Kathy Dietrich gave the treasurer report and it was filed. Becky Oliver gave the minutes and they were approved as read. Monies for Penny Pines was collected.
The Ham Festival Committee was in charge of the Beauty Spots and no more will be selected until Spring 2012.
The 65th annual Audubon District Meeting was discussed and five members will attend it Oct. 18 at the First Christian Church in Paducah. Kathy Dietrich and Jan Malmer have done a tri-fold of Gateways activities and pictures that will be displayed at the district meeting.
The lesson was on gourds by Barb Larson. Gourds of all types have been used for many centuries. Remains of gourds have been found in the tombs of Egypt. Gourds have been used for utensils, storage container or decoration.
Gourds are annual vines that are easy to grow from seed. Select well-drained, fertile soil in a sunny location for planting. Small ornamental gourds should be fully mature when picked. Be careful not to bruise or scratch the gourd as this may ruin its appearance or cause the fruit to rot.
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