Annual Member Meeting, February 2014

 Monday, February 3, 2014

 7 PM

Amherst Woman’s Club

35 Triangle Street

 Featured Speaker – Elizabeth Lingo

 Pedestrian Safety

– Options for Action –

 7 PM

Dessert and Coffee

 7:30 PM

  • Pond and Financial Reports
  • Report on Renewing the Covenants
  • Board Nominations and Elections
  • Officer Elections

 Directions to Amherst Woman’s Club: Main Street toward Amherst Center, right on Triangle Street. The Amherst Woman Center is a large beige Victorian across from the Emily Dickinson garden. http://amherstwc.org/1.html

Parking: Guests may park in the driveway or parking lot. Excess parking is available on Mattoon Street, around the corner from the club.

Spring Clean Up 2013

The spring clean up and social on May 18 was a great success. Mother Nature provided us with glorious weather. We cleaned weeds from the pond, weeded out invasive flora, cleared and raked the beach, and shared a delicious brunch. Kids and teens turned out and were awarded with gift certificates for ice cream and frozen yogurt.

A huge thank you to: Jim Soper, who led the clean up. Steve Ellis, Dick Giglio, Paul Hamel, and Faythe Turner who headed work details. Faythe Turner and Linda Terry who arranged for the brunch. Steve Brown who rounded up prizes for the kids. And especially to all our Echo Hill North neighbors who showed up armed with rakes, canoes, weed whackers, tarps, and clippers!

Here are a few photos.

Spring Pond Clean Up and Brunch 2013

When – Saturday May 18

– rain date Sunday May 19 –

Time – 10 am – 2 pm

Where – Oak Knoll Pond

Share brunch by the pond, work with neighbors, and get the beach ready for summer swimming and picnics. Jim Soper will be there to show you how to identify invasive species like Autumn Olive and Multiflora Rose.

Come for the whole time or stop by for a few minutes.

Why?

Here’s a photo I took at the pond on Sunday May 5. Look at all those weeds! Let’s clear out the mess for swimming and picnicking this summer.

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Weeds need to be cleared from the pond.

Eat!

Bagels, cream  cheese, pastries, coffee, tea, juice! All refreshments will be provided by the Association.

Work!

We’ll paddle canoes on the water to rake up the weeds. On shore, we’ll collect the debris in wheelbarrows for compost. We’ll rake out the sand on the beach. And we’ll clear out the invasive plants so that the native species can thrive.

Win!

There will be a raffle and prizes for Bart’s and Go Berry.

Teens and Kids earn raffle tickets by helping!  We need your energy and strength.

What to Bring

Wheelbarrows, weed whackers, canoes, rakes, tarps, shovels, work gloves.

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Multiflora Rose – An Invasive Plant Crowding Out Native Species
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Autumn Olive – Invasive Plant