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Greetings from Mare Hagner, your new BNA president

As March brings in SPRING, and days of sunny weather, my thoughts turn to beautification of our lovely city, and of you, our fellow members and friends of Bellevue. The newly appointed Board of Directors of BNA are listed below. Please feel free to contact any at any time for any reason, especially regarding beautification and education. All of these volunteers are much appreciated and, as you can imagine, are very busy in other aspects of their lives. As the old saying goes “many hands make light work”. So, when you review the areas of need in our city, please select one or two that “turn you on” to beautification. You will be warmly welcomed and your help is needed:

President – Mary (Mare) Hagner – 859-491-5437
Vice President – Tony True – 859-380-3220
Treasurer – Bridget Vogt – 859-322-6393
Secretary – Lisa Carmichael – 859-360-9919

  • Community Garden – Chair, Bridget Vogt – clearing garden as soon as ground is warm – 859-322-6393.
  • Garden Team – Chair, Diane Witte – Clearing planters of Christmas greens, preparing the soil for Spring flowers – Call NOW – 513-919-1189.
  • Bellevue Blossoms Fundraiser – co-chairs – Diane Witte 513-919-1189, Kathy Barrett 859-291-1808, Jessica Miller – DATE – MAY 16, 2015 – NEED – PLANTS AND SMALL TREES, PERENNIALS, ANNUAL BASKETS – PLAN NOW WHEN STARTING YOUR SPRING CLEARING TO SHARE PLANTS WITH US. GREAT FUNDRAISER LAST YEAR – We have $700.00 budgeted for this year as income – Let’s make it a $1,000!
  • Sponsor a Hanging Basket – The city of Bellevue very generously provides us with extra funds to help with decorating. This includes Christmas, Gardens and Parks. This year we will be offering SPONSOR A HANGING BASKET. These baskets full of summer flowers will be hung strategically along Fairfield Avenue with the help of city workers. We will need sponsors to help us defray part of the expenses, since the initial outlay is a bit more than we have in our budget. LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION COMING FORWARD FROM OUR DECORATING/GARDEN TEAM Kathy Barrett, Diane Witte, Jessica Miller.
  • Marianne Commemorative Tile – As a new fundraiser this year, I know you will be purchasing a black ink tile drawing of the Marianne Theater by our own community artist, Diane Witte. We hope to have these ready for sale at Bellevue Blossoms – thanks to Jody Robinson and her city team for keeping this historical building intact – more on this later.
  • March 21, 2015 – Restorative weekend workshop – Kathy Barrett will be speaking about container gardening – check local news for more information.
  • Membership – Look forward to a Membership Drive in early April – Chair, Phil Hagner needs an assistant – he’s really easy to work with!!! Fifty-two years of marriage proves that for us!
WE NEED YOU!!!! VOLUNTEER AND COME AND GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY. IT REALLY FEELS GOOD AND WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD, TOO… IN YOUR HEART!

OUR NEXT BNA MEETING IS ON MARCH 24 AT 7:00 PM AT THE CALLAHAN CENTER. COME AND BRING A FRIEND! LET’S FILL THAT PLACE!!

Hugs,
Mare
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