2018 Calendar of Events

2018 Calendar of Events

July 21st – picnic at 11:00 am
at the Gazebo

Albany Cooperative Extension
in Voorheesville

July 27t29th
Regional Meeting,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 18th
Annual Sale at Faddegon’s

September 15th – TBD

October 13th
Note Change in Date
combined meeting with
Hosta Society –
Amy Ziffer, speaker

November – TBD

December 8th
Holiday Party with UNYHS –
location TBD

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.

The daylily in the article is
Actual Rain by C.M. Barnes, 2015

The daylily in the heading is
Knoll Cottage Loving Kisses by
Labbe-Jones, 2017

Picnic Time!!

Join us on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 am at the Gazebo at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for an enjoyable picnic. HADS will supply sandwiches and drinks (water and soda). Please bring a salad or dessert to share and your beverage of choice if you don’t want soda or water. The building will be open to allow access to bathrooms and so we can get out of the weather, if there is rain. Although the way this summer is going, I don’t think we’ll have to worry about rain.

The HADS Display Garden is looking fabulous – many, many thanks to our stalwart weeders and mulch movers – Pat and Don Salhoff, Barb Owen, Barb Sander, Carol Volungus, Glen Coons, Cathy Fruhauf, Cindi Jones and Stephanie Kronau. Be sure to admire the gardens on your way to the gazebo. Also spend some time in the gardens of the Master Gardeners – they do a fantastic job and the gardens look great.

What could be better than friends, food and conversation in the gardens! So bring a friend, a dish to share and join in the fun in the gardens on Saturday.

Notes from the Meeting of June 16th


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

Daylilies in the article are:
Longlesson Life Is Good
by M. Mason, 2012

Whip City Glides on an
Airstream by L. Jones, 2017

Notes from the Meeting of June 16th

We discussed changing the date of our October meeting from October 20th to the 13th. The Iris Society is hosting their Regional Meeting on the 20th and it would prevent many members from joining us for our meeting.
(Update: Since the meeting, we have been able to change the date officially to October 13th. Our speaker is able to make the change and the Cooperative Extension offices are available. Our October meeting date is now October 13th.)

Debi Chowdhury asked that everyone be reminded that we have a Sunshine Committee that sends notes and flowers to members who are ill or in need of a bit of cheer. If you know of someone who would benefit from being remembered with a card or flowers, please be sure to let Debi know. You can reach her at:

Frank and Sharon are still not getting information on babysitter plants in people’s gardens in a timely manner. The contract that people sign when they receive a babysitter plant will now be updated to indicate that information on the number of fans needs to be received by the Babysitter Committee by May 1st.

It was decided that HADS will supply sandwiches, water and soda for the picnic.