St. Patty's Primer Party...with Crotons!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by TikiRick, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    All,
    As promised, I would be glad to host the next Croton gathering. I have chosen Saturday, March 17, 2012 as the date. Does this conflict with anyone's schedule so far? From 11:00 to ....?

    Just wanted to get the date out there for you to reserve the date, place and time.

    For those of you who have not been to my place, it is on the east side of Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County.

    What do you think of keeping the silent auction part like we tried at Jeff's in November? Do you think it went well? If we go to an auctioneer, then we need a temporary secretary to record the seller, the buyer, the cost, etc. Also, a treasurer would need to be set up, with a til, to collect, then pay each seller. Seems a bit much to me. We can have a "For Sale" area, and an auction area. And of course, the garden and tiki bar will be open for all to explore the better things in life....(Well, within reason.:p)

    If everyone is in agreement, bringing a covered dish, a few beers, and a few crotons should make for a great afternoon of fun.

    Is it a date?
     
  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, Rick, but I'll be in NYC watching my daughter run the NYC Half-Marathon.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    NFG fhere too - FL Orchestra concert; your previously proposed date of 24 March works better.
     
  4. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    So is the 24th better???
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Works for me.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Talked to Marie Nock today, both she and I have a conflict for the 24th. :(
     
  7. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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  8. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    March 10??
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Works for me.
     
  10. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    The 10th is OK.
     
  11. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'll be in Pompano running a barbecue contest at the Isle Casino - March 9-10th.
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'll be missing this meeting. More than likely, I'll likely be in Savannah on the 17th.
     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rick,

    March is a tough month. My Open House Sale is the first two weekends of March (2,3 and 4th also 7,8 and 9th). And the South Florida Palm Sale is later in March. Seems like a busy month for some, how about April?
     
  14. fawnridge

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    I will be in Jamaica April 13-22, free other than that.
     
  15. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    April is tough for me. Almost every weekend is already accounted for some obligation or another. Maybe late Feb if the weather holds warm??? Feb 25?
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    April Fool's Day falls on Sunday. We are definitely fools for crotons. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A croton meeting in Feb? That'll be a first. With all the warmth now, mid-late Feb is bound to be cooler/colder. Let's just do April.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    February 25th is my Birthday. Would love to spend it with my croton friends. :cool: How is the 25th for the rest of yooos guys? :confused:

    Ray - you did say Feb. 20 was the "over the hump" date for a major freeze. We've had meetings/garden tours in Dec.
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The end of February may not freeze but it can still be cooler than we'd like it to be.
     
  20. Moose

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    Rick - if the final date of your garden tour is one that I can make, I will volunteer to be your "secretarial wench " for the day. ;)
     

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