Holiday Party

2019-20 Calendar
of Events

December 14th – Holiday Party
with UNYHS – 12 noon, Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church,
Clifton Park

January 18th – 1:00 pm at
Library Denise Maurer will talk
about “Stunning Succulents”

February 16thSunday
Winter Doldrums Party

March 28th – Meeting at
Capital District Garden and
Flower Show

April 18th – TBD

May 9th – TBD

May 25th to 27th 2020
National Convention in
Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale
and Distribution of Babysitters

July 11th – Picnic

July 17th to 19th
Region 4 Summer Meeting
in Avon, CT

August 15th – Big Annual Sale

September 19th – TBD

October 17th – 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.

The daylily in the heading is
Christmas Greetings
by Salter, 2005

Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party will be Saturday, December 14th – Gather at 12:00 Noon with lunch to be served at 12:15 pm.

This year’s gathering will again be a joint celebration with the UNYHS and HADS and will be at Dave and Cindy Jennings’ Church (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park) in their fellowship hall
just off Rt. 146.

Dish to Share and Door Prizes:
As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature. As in the past, everyone is encouraged to bring a door prize to donate to make our festivities more memorable.

“Helping Hands” Toy or Book Donation:
We have decided to continue with our traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” We ask both the Hosta and Daylily members to donate a NEW toy or Children’s book that will be given to the Ronald McDonald Houses located near and in Albany Medical Center. The three-house complex has a special “Toy Closet” where a child can select one toy to take with them when heading for surgery or a major procedure at the Medical Center. We ask that those willing to donate should be careful to not purchase toys from bulk imported stores where the toy may not have US Safety Approval due to the way it is manufactured. Also, please do not wrap the gift. The ages for the toys or books should be 2 to 12 years old. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cindy – Holiday Party Chair

Holiday Party cont.


Co-Chairs – Debi Chowdhury
and Michelle Young

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury
and Diane Steel

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
and Diane Steel

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings

Daylilies in the article are:
Christmas Mimosas
by K. Rinke, 2015
and Christmas Spirit
by Story, 2017

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 the last couple of years 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!

AGAIN, Please contact Cindy –
Holiday Party Chair
if you have any questions.

January Sneak Peek

In January our meeting will be held on January 18th at the William K. Sanford Library on Albany Shaker Rd. in Colonie. Please note that the meeting will start at 1:00 pm due to a scheduling conflict at the library. Our speaker will be Master Gardener Denise Maurer who will talk about “Stunning Succulents.” You’ve got to love succulents. Give them plenty of sun, and water occasionally, and they will reward you with show stopping textures, colors and offspring. Learn how easy it is to incorporate them into your home- and landscapes. Buying and growing tips will be included along with plenty of inspiration to create succulent dish gardens and vertical mosaics.

Minutes for the November 16th Meeting

American Daylily Society 2020
National Convention

The Ogeechee Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2020 ADS National Convention in Savannah, GA. The dates will be Sunday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 27, 2020.


Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones

Daylilies in the article are:
Island Christmas Party by
Rasmussen, 2004 and
Christmas and Mistletoe
by Polston, 2017

Minutes for the November 16th Meeting

The November 16, 2019 HADS meeting was called to order at 10:30 AM by Debi Chowdhury. Debi thanked members for the flowers sent by HADS while she was in the hospital.

Carol Volungus gave the Treasurer’s report.

There was a discussion about HADS officers’ duties. The following slate of officers was proposed: Co-chairs Debi Chowdhury and Michelle Young, Treasurer Carol Volungus, Secretary Kathryn Mohr.

Kathryn Mohr moved the slate of officers be accepted. Joanna Doggett seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The following announcements were made:

The 2020 regional meeting will be in Connecticut. The contract for the bus to the regional has been signed.

Min. for the Nov. 16th Meeting cont.

Many thanks to Diane Steele who conducted a great workshop on making boxwood wreaths at our November meeting. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely!

Daylily in the article is
Christmas With A Kiss
by B. Richardson, 2018

The joint HADS-UNYHS holiday party will be Dec. 14 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, in Clifton Park.

The speaker for the January 18, 2020 meeting will be Denise Maurer. Her talk on succulents will be held at the William K. Sanford Library.

The business meeting was closed at 10:45.

Debi introduced Diane Steele, who conducted a workshop on making boxwood wreaths.

Respectfully submitted by Kathryn Mohr, Secretary

Minutes for the
October 19th Meeting

The October 19, 2019 HADS meeting was called to order at 10:35 AM by Cindi Jones.

Carol Volungus gave the Treasurer’s report.

Cindi discussed election of officers, tentatively to be held at the November meeting. Current officers Carol Volungus, treasurer and Stephanie Kronau, newsletter editor agreed to continue serving in their present positions. Kathryn Mohr volunteered to accept the position of secretary.Cindy explained the HADS scholarship and asked for volunteers to serve on the selection committee.

Stephanie Kronau announced the November meeting will be held at the Albany County Cooperative Extension, rather than the Colonie Library.

New Business
HADS will sponsor a bus to the 2020 Regional meeting in Connecticut.

The business meeting ended at 11AM.

Melanie Mason introduced guest speaker Dave Mussar, who presented “Spots and Stripes and New Directions”

The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Kathryn Mohr, Secretary