May Meeting

2020 Calendar of Events

May 30th – Zoom meeting –
Shakespeare in the Garden with
Master Gardener Cathie Gifford

National Convention
May 25th to 27th 2020

in Savannah, GA

June 20th – Members’ Sale

July 11th – Picnic

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

August 15thBig Annual Sale

September 19th – Robert Clyde

October 17th – TBD

November 21st – Diane Steele
– workshop on boxwood trees

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
Unbridled By Constraints by
C. Hanson, 2014


We had to cancel our originally scheduled meeting in early May as you all know. However, the Master Gardeners have graciously set up a Zoom meeting for us so we can all hear Cathie Gifford’s presentation on ‘Shakespeare in the Garden.” The Zoom meeting is set for May 30th at 10:30 am.

It’s very easy to attend a Zoom meeting. Just go to and download the software to your computer, tablet or phone.

There is a link in the notice below which will register you for the meeting. You will then receive an email from the Master Gardeners with the link for the meeting itself. If you have already registered, you should have received a recent email from Carole Henry which also contained a password to join the meeting. In case you have trouble joining the meeting, the password is 8uCJVB.

Just open the email on Saturday May 30th at 10:20 am and click on the link. It will take you out to the meeting where you will be admitted by the meeting administrator.

We’re looking forward to possibly seeing you on Saturday and to hearing Cathie’s presentation.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 30, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

May Meeting cont.


Debi Chowdhury –
and Michelle Young

Secretary – Kathryn Mohr

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

Scholarship Chair
Cindy Jennings

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you, we are looking forward to providing this presentation on Saturday,

Carole Henry
Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension | Albany County
24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186


Just a reminder to let Frank Almquist and Sharon Gallucci know how many fans you have on your babysitter plants. We’re still unsure whether or not we’ll be able to hold the June meeting, but Frank and Sharon keep track of all the babysitter plants and how many fans they have each year in any case. So please let them know. Thanks so much for your help.

Frank Almquist
Sharon Gallucci