Seattle, Washington

Email us at: steve at ecamumclub dot org

MEETING OF THE ECA – THURSDAY September 12, 2019 at 7 PM at the Seattle Police Athletic Association Office (SPAA) site, small classroom on right at 11030 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila.

A Sad Note: Long time member and Cutting College Founder Bob Ewing passed away August 30th. Memorial Service details soon.

SEPTEMBER MEETING – Please, please, please, come to the meetings in September and October! These are very important meetings as we begin to prepare for our annual show at Volunteer Park Conservatory which will take place on November 1, 2,& 3, More details at the meeting. This will be our third show at VPC. Many hands make light work – please try to help out if you are able.

Mark your calendars for the following events:
National Chrysanthemum Society Show in San Marino, CA(Los Angeles County) November 7-10.
For more details, see: http://www.mums.org/2019-national-convention-and-show/
ECA Awards Banquet November 14th, 2018. Location to be determined

PLANT CULTURE and SUPPLIES: – The September meeting will devote time to the care and feeding of the blooms as they develop. Place supply orders, especially Soiless for top dressing with Ronnie by Monday September 9th. With possible rain or showers consider your sheltering options for September as we move to the latter part of the growing season.

Draft Minutes from August 8th ECA Meeting:


THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 7:00 pm – 9 pm


Clinton Bamboo, Inc

In attendance: Ron Elliot, Alva Nishimura, Erika Harris, Lizzie Whetstone, Sue Joyner, Rich Aldrich, Jill Aldrich, Mark Ross, David Rynes Gerald Quintua

Cultural Notes

Erika gave us a fabulous tour of Clinton Bamboo (and more!).  We also got to see Erika’s Chrysanthemum’s and learned about some of her growing strategies.  It was a warm and beautiful evening for an outdoor meeting.  Thank you Erika for your warm hospitality and delicious food!

Business Meeting

No treasurer report

1) Old Business

a) ECA shirts – 

Steve Joyner will bring an example to the Sept meeting 

one time set up fee – $75

Polo Shirts $29+$6 embroidery fee =$35 total

Long Sleeved poly/cotton button up shirt $34+$6 embroidery fee =$39 total

ECA will cover the set-up fee.  Members will pay for shirts and embroidery fee

Discussed using the clover credit card cube to make shirt purchases and practice using the machine

b) ECA non-member best bloom ribbon and certificate will replace the non-member trophy. 

c) Plant sale chairperson – Still no plant sale chairperson however Erika volunteered to take care of the paper work related pieces of the plant sale.  Sue Joyner to outline job responsibilities. Sydney Ogilvie will ask her granddaughter if she would photograph the show flowers so the photos can be used at the spring plant sale.  Sue will follow up with Sydney.

Plant sale items for for Fall show 

1) Take bloom pictures with names – Sue to check with Sydney

2) ECA business cards on hand – Ron Elliott

3) Use Clover for shirt purchases – Sydney Ogilvie

d) Missing Trophies – Sue Joyner will bring trophy recommendations to the September meeting for Incurve Challenge and Garden Variety Challenge.  Best vase of 3 incurves, need to add a new trophy for the Garden Variety Challenge

e) Replating trophies – Sue to contact Heidi Garman for update

f) VPC greenhouse steps – Steve Joyner contacted David Helgeson at VPC regarding handrail installation and how ECA might grant funds for the project.  David Helgeson reported that handrail project has been presented to the city of Seattle engineering department.  The project now includes replacing the steps and the handrail.. 

g) Updating ECA Web page – Sue spoke with Steve Backstrom regarding change to the ECA web page.  He reported that our web master is not able work on our web site right now but gave the go ahead to get someone else working on it.  The web page is built in Word press.  Will need to provide administrative privileges. 

h) Media (TV) coverage for ECA fall show – would like to see TV coverage at the show

5) New Business

ECA Fall Show Preparations

A) Erika Harris to have fall show flyers available at the Sept ECA meeting

B) Sign-up sheets for show tasks

C) Volunteer Sign-up sheets – Sue and Erika

ECA 2019 Calendar

Meeting Dates:  All 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm  

Thursday, February 14, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm Thursday, August 8, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm

Thursday March 14, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm

Thursday, May 9, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Banquet

Thursday, June 13, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm

Trustees Meeting:

Saturday, January 5, 2019 10 AM – NOON

Cutting University (VPC):

Saturday, February 16, 2019   10:00 am -1 pm Confirmed with VPC

Club Plant Sales:

Thursday, March 14, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7 pm – 9 pm

Public Plant Sale:

Saturday, April 13, 2019  10:00 am – 2 pm Confirmed with VPC

2019 Evergreen Chrysanthemum Show: Confirmed with VPC

Set up: Tuesday, October 29, 2019  

Wednesday, October 30, 2019  

Thursday, October 31, 2019  

Judging:  Friday, November 1, 2019     9 am – Noon  

Friends of the conservatory open house: Friday, November 1, 2019   6 pm to 8 pm

Public Show:  Friday, November 1, 2019     Noon to 4 pm  

          Saturday, November 2, 2019     10 am – 4 pm  

          Sunday, November 3, 2019       10 am – 4 pm  

Clean up:  Sunday, November 3, 2019    4 pm – 6 pm  


Thursday, November 14, 2019  6 pm Location to be determined