Pioneer Unit Programs 2017-2018

September 14, 2017

St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

Basic Botany Made Fun” by Henry Flowers, Festival Hill Garden Director

Speaker Angel: Pam Traylor

Lunch: Salute to Salads

Host Team: Pat Cox, Sue Edmundson, Mike Cox, Verena Aeschbacher, Peggy Trochta

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October 12, 2017

Brenham Presbyterian Church

The Witching Herbs” by Linda Rowlett, HSA Pioneer Unit

Speaker Angel: Henry Flowers

Lunch: Harvest Hits

Host Team: Cheryl Easley, Joyce Lane, Ronda Herzog, Karen Springer, Carla Lessard, Henry Flowers

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November 9, 2017

Round Top Retreat

The Nature of Spirit or is it the Spirit of Nature?” by John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener

Speaker Angel: Robert Lake

Lunch: Thanksgiving Favorites (Sign-up at earlier meetings)

Host Team: Euphanel Goad, Carla Lessard, Jane Press, Louise Rice, Kay Scanapico, Georgetta Welch, Mary Sockwell

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December 14, 2017

Festival Hill Herzstein & Old Chapels

Bible Plants, History and Mystery” by Phoebe Lake, HSA Pioneer Unit

Speaker  Angel: Lori Yeats

Lunch: Unit Supported “Thank You” Holiday Lunch Festival Hill Menke House Dining Room

Members $5, Member Guest(s) $25 – Advance sign-up necessary Host Team: Betty Pior, Kay Robbins, Bob Sowers, Cheryl Easley, Tony Scanapico, Kay Scanapico

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January 11, 2018

St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

“Goodness From the Vegetable Garden -Tips and Recipes for the Spring Season” by Patty Leander, Texas Gardener Magazine

Speaker  Angel: Lynn Ehler

Lunch: Vegetarian Dishes (or not)

Host Team: Kathe Forrest, Betty Pior, Kay Robbins, Wanda Hubbard, Joyce Caddell, Susan Yancey

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February 8, 2018

Brenham Presbyterian Church

Bees, Honey and Hives” by Chris Kohnke, Pure Texas Honey

Speaker  Angel: Betty Pior

Lunch: Dishes for Your Honey

Host Team: Linda Hartson, Verena Aeschbacher, Catherine Gardner, Ann Allen, Belinda Weatherly, Royceanna Kendall

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March 8, 2018

Festival Hill Service Bldg. (Lunch at Menke House)

Finishing Touches – Thyme Well Spent and Festival Hill Gardens

Lunch: Furnished for Volunteers – Advance sign-up necessary Members $5, Member Guest(s) $25

This is a working meeting lunch in prep for Herbal Forum

Host Team: Cindy Nash, Cathy Comiskey, Susan Bame, Diana Reed, Mary Ann Hillegeist, Oscar Hillegeist, Georgetta Welch

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April 12, 2018

St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

“Second Annual Horticultural Trivia Competition!” by HSA Pioneer Unit Members

Speaker  Angel: Cindy Nash

Lunch: Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Host Team: Ginger Heath, Susan Lake, Candi Glancy, Cathy Nitsch, Lori Yeats, Linda Rowlett

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May 10, 2018

Brenham Presbyterian Church

“Spring Thyme Cooking” by Chef Lisa Fritz, HEB

Speaker  Angel: Lucy Nehrkorn

Lunch: Choice Savory or Sweet Dishes

Host Team: Linda Rowlett, Belinda Weatherly, Pat Cox, Mike Cox, Johnnie Pitts, Frances Pittman

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June 14, 2018

Round Top Christian Fellowship Church

“Saving the World One Herbal Bouquet at a Time” by Jay White, The Masters of Horticulture

Speaker  Angel: Carolyn Thomas

Lunch: Garden Fresh Hits

Host Team: Johnnie Pitts, Janie Cornelius, Bonnie Lout, Cathy Nitsch, Royceanna Kendall, Mary Doebbeling

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July 12, 2018

St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

“Homeopathy – from flowers to bees to snakes and beyond” by Kathe Forrest, Nutritionist and Master Herbalist

Speaker  Angel: Mary Doebbeling

Lunch: Healthy and Fit

Host Team: Sherrie Tolbert, Susan Bame, Diana Reed, Leah Pearce, Beverly Elam, Jana Richardson

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August, 2018 – No Pioneer Unit Meeting – Enjoy the Break!

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September 13, 2018

Brenham Presbyterian Church

“Simply Herbs – Basics of Growing and Using These Special Plants” by Henry Flowers, Festival Hill Garden Director

Speaker  Angel:  Carolyn Thomas

Lunch: Herbal Inspirations

Host Team: Betty Powell, Mary Doebbeling, Lucy Nehrkorn, Patty Mills, Alton Ehler, Lynn Ehler