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THUR - 12/4 - Holiday Potluck Meeting!

posted Dec 2, 2014, 2:24 PM by Lan Shen
Seasons Greetings to all Gulf Coast Master Naturalists, interns, students and their families
Here is the Announcement YOU ALL have been anticipating ! Great get-together see friends and make new ones !!  Same location as our monthly meetings - just in a larger room - with kitchen.

Come early and help get things going. Contact Kitty NOW to join the annual fun !

 Nancy Taylor, President, GCC



It’s that time of year to attend the Gulf Coast Master Naturalist Holiday Meeting which takes place onThursday, December 4, at the Judson Robinson Center:

-      Set up and decorating starting at   5 PM;

-      Appetizers starting at               5:30 PM;

-      Dinner at                               6:30 PM.


All Master Naturalists, interns, students and their families are invited.


The event this year will be both a celebration of the holidays and achievements of our members as well as a short business meeting when 2015 officers will be elected.


Everyone is welcome to participate by either helping with set-up / decorating and clean-up or bringing a dish and / or beverage.  Suggestions are listed below.


DOOR PRIZES:  Another important way to participate is to bring an item(s) for adoor prize.  Every year’s prizes are a great success and much appreciated – some were hand-crafted and some not – either will be appreciated.


The GCMN Chapter will provide some meat and miscellaneous items (flatware, plates, napkins, cups) for the meal and some decorations as well as some door prizes.


Please let me know what you would like to bring.


FOOD (suggestions) – NOTE:  If your dish requires a serving utensil, please bring it.

            Appetizer:      Nuts / cheese & crackers / veggie sticks with dip /

Dessert:         Pumpkin pie / pecan pie / cookies / brownies /

Meat:              Ham / chicken / shrimp /

Salad:             Green / 3-bean / pistachio or ambrosia /

            Starch:           Potatoes / rice / sweet potatoes / dressing / bread

            Vegetables:   Green bean casserole / corn /



            Tea                 plain or sweetened / sweeteners (Sugar, Splenda, etc.)

            Soda:              Coke / 7 UP /



Please let me know: (         

(1)  what you will do or bring

(2)  how many in your group / family will be attending



The Chapter will elect officers for the 2015-16 Board year.  Positions are:


President                                  Membership                  

Volunteer Services                     Secretary


If you are interested in serving on the Board, please let Julia Trimble know as soon as possible by Dec 4th, priot to ballot.



The Holiday Meeting is also a good time to pay your 2015 dues which are $15.00.  Both cash and checks will be accepted (make check out to: Gulf Coast Master Naturalists).  In order to keep our records current, you will also be asked to complete a Member Information sheet as well as a YPS (Youth Protection Standards) form.


Thank you.


Kitty Haynes: Holiday Meeting Chair


Gulf Coast Master Naturalist Chapter