- July 16, 2015
+ Bloom and Grow Garden Society
Representatives from Tildenville Elementary School’s Learning Garden attended the Bloom & Grow Society’s Sept. 11 meeting, where they presented on the benefits and challenges of running a school garden program. The garden club was one of the original contributors to the grant that provided five Winter Garden elementary schools with gardens last year, and the club continues to support the initiative today.
Elementary students in kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in various learning activities in the garden this year. Teachers, with the help of parent volunteers, will use the garden classroom to teach not only about science but a variety of other subjects as well, such as math and language instruction in English, Spanish and French.
Bloom & Grow recently provided Tildenville with a generous collection of garden books, which are now housed in the garden section of the school’s library.
This year, the garden will be filling the art void at the school with the addition of art easels through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant and a new Art in the Garden club for students.
+ Rotary Club of Winter Garden
Winter Garden Rotary Club president Jennifer Campbell welcomed Tracy Griffiths and her team from Mosaic Church to a weekly lunch meeting.
Griffiths spoke about Mosaic Church Mission to Cambodia, which focuses on rescuing victims of human trafficking in Cambodia. She shared the missionaries’ goals not only to rescue the victims but also to help them to recover and participate in everyday activities.
The organization cares for the victims, provides educational services and even employment programs to help the victims build relationships while earning a living.
For more information, visit thisismosaic.org.
The Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. For more information on the club, visit rotaryclubofwintergarden.org.
+ Rotary Club of Windermere
The Rotary Club of Windermere welcomed the new Rotary District Governor A.J. Range, who has been a member of Rotary International (with perfect attendance) since August 1995.
He spoke to the club about the importance of Rotaries to the communities they serve. He gave a rallying speech congratulating each member’s commitment to the improvement of the community.
Range has been a member of the Golden Rod Rotary Club, Orlando East Club and now the Oviedo Rotary Club. He has worked in higher education for more than 40 years and currently is employed at the University of Central Florida as an assistant vice president in neighborhood relations and safety education.
Range and his family are founding members of Grace Community of Faith, a Baptist Church of Christ, where he is chairman of deacons, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the finance committee.
+ Windermere Toastmasters Club
The new Windermere Toastmasters Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Seventh-Day Adventist Church hall, 4100 McKinnon Road, Windermere.
Learn to develop your oral communication and leadership skills in a supportive and positive learning environment. Overcome your public-speaking fears and increase your self-confidence.
For more information, visit at windermeretoastmasters.org.
West Orange Duplicate Bridge Club
Results for Sept. 17
In a round-robin game: 1. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 2. N. Fortin – L. Hendry 3. M. and F. Schwartz 4. J. Thompson – B. Ballenger 5. S. Horovitz – B. Young.