November Meeting

2017 Calendar of Events

November 11th – CD
Philadelphia Flower Show

Meeting at 10 am at
The Colonie Town Library

December 9th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – Holy Redeemer
Church, Scotia

January 6th – TBD

July 27th-29th – Regional
Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.
Meetings begin at 10am
unless otherwise noted.

Photo in the article is
Exotic Holiday by Hansen, 1999

The daylily in the heading is
Autumn Wood by H. Dougherty,
1991 (photo from Oakes Daylilies)

November Meeting

The meeting in November will be Saturday, November 11th at 10 am at the William K Sanford Library in Colonie. There will be a showing of a CD of the Philadelphia
Flower Show.

Holiday Party

We are joining with the Upstate NY Hosta Society for our Holiday Party this year. We are hoping that in bringing the two groups together that people won’t have to choose which party to attend and we’ll have a larger crowd and lots
of fun!

The party will be held on December 9th in the Fellowship Hall at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corner of Glen Ave. and South Reynold’s St., Scotia, NY beginning at
12:00 Noon

Cindy Jennings has graciously agreed to Chair our Joint Holiday Party this year! We will be holding a Photo Contest at our gathering so see the details below.

We have also decided to continue with their traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” It was decided that

Holiday Party cont.


Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
and Sharon Gallucci

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff

Website – Janet Spychalski

Photographer – Cindi Jones

Membership – Carol Volungus
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf

Photos in article is:
November Sunset
by S. Holmes, 2017

we would donate toys or books to our local Ronald McDonald House for children going into Albany Medical Center for treatment. Please bring only new toys or books for children ages 2 to 8.

Gift Exchange: Members who would like to be involved in a Holiday Gift Exchange should wrap a gift with an average price of $15.00 in value and bring it to the party. Please do not place any nametags on your gift. Only those who bring a gift to exchange are eligible to participate. We will use the same exchange rules as last year with each gift only being permitted to be swapped once; however, due to more people attending, you will have to be prepared to make your swap within one minute after your number is pulled or you will be asked to just take a new unopened gift from those remaining!

Dish to share: As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring their own place setting and a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature.
If you have questions on the Holiday Party, please send an e-mail to Cindy Jennings at:

Please Bring your Beautiful Photos to our Holiday Party!

Since members had so much fun at our first two photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. So please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be 5″ X 7″ size with no frames or mats.

We still feel that the cheapest place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid or CVS but if you know of a better source…please let us know! When you arrive at the meeting, each member who will be entering photos will select their own mat color and mount their photos. A black or white mat will be supplied. Please place your name on the back side of

2018 Regional Meeting

The Duties of
the Chairperson:

  • Appoint new or reappoint committee chairs after the election
  • Set dates for meetings at the Cooperative Ext. and Colonie Library
  • Insure Treasurer sends Insurance Certificate to the Cooperative Extension
  • Insure auction plants are selected for the Members’ Sale
  • Be available if Babysitter Committee needs help
  • Submit paperwork for a table at the spring Garden Show
  • Prepare and submit article for the Regional newsletter twice a year
  • Make sure there’s a committee for the annual sale and tasks are outlined so everything is done on time
  • Keep and update a calendar of events to
    insure all tasks by
    operating committees
    are accomplished on a timely basis and in time
    for the event
  • Keep in touch with
    Regional leaders to be informed about Regional events. Make arrangements for attendance at Regional meetings

each photo. Each member may submit up to two (2) photos per category.

The categories for this year’s photo contest are as follows:

  • BEST Shade Plant (s) that is NOT a Hosta.
  • BEST Hosta in a Pot (plain pot or decorative pot)
  • BEST Vegetable Garden shot

With permission, Dave Jennings would like to again scan your photos so that they can be used in one of their future newsletters. (A simple permission Form will be distributed at the meeting.) He will return originals once they are scanned for future use in our Shades of Green Newsletter if you request them.

So please consider entering those beautiful photos and of course ribbons will be once again awarded!

Please contact Cindy Jennings:
if you have any questions.

2018 Regional Meeting

There will be a Regional Meeting in 2018 – it will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27th to 29th. The website is up and running with hotel information, schedules and registration information. The keynote speaker is Allan Banks, who is a member of the Nova Scotia Daylily Society and hybridizes locally in Nova Scotia. He has 30 registered daylilies. Get more information on the website:

Notes from the meeting of
October 21st, 2017

Pat and Don Salhoff reported that we are able to water the gardens at the Cooperative Extension. We will consider putting soaker hoses in the gardens. They will also put an article in the Master Gardener newsletter advertising for someone to work in the display gardens on a routine basis to keep up with the weeding and other tasks.

We used to have tour of members’ gardens during peak daylily season. We will look into the possibility of doing that again next year.