Please pay your dues if you’ve not done so yet. MEETING OF THE ECA – is scheduled for TOMORROW THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14th, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Seattle Police Athletic Association Office (SPAA) site at 11030 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila. Meeting in South Class Room, on the right at end of driveway.

Draft Minutes from January ,meeting by Sue Joyner. Please note dates of upcoming events and plan to attend. Happy Valentines Day!!


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 7:00 pm – 9 pm


Seattle Police Athletic Association

In attendance:  Erika Harris, Ron Elliott, Mark Ross, Sydney Ogilvie, June Kubo, Steve Backstrom, Jill and Rich Aldrich, Steve and Sue Joyner

Cultural Presentation

Preparing stools for cuttings.  

At this point Stool should be hardened and ready to bring inside.  Once inside begin a watering, fertilizing and pesticide program so that your cutting will be healthy and strong.  In order to time 1’s and 2’s to bloom for the show cuttings need to be taken in January and February.  Cuttings for 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and garden varieties can be taken into March. 

Think about what you want to grow and how your growing plan might fit into show categories

For Instance, in section H of the ECA show rules under entry and staging, the intermediate blooms can be shown up or down in different classes making these varieties a great growing choice.

II ENTRY and Staging

H. All blooms listed as Intermediates (English Classes 13, 14 or 15) may be shown up in sections 3 (incurves), 4 or 5 (late decorative).  Alternatively, they may be shown down in the Early English Classes (sections 23, 24 or 25).

Varieties listed as #5 or 15 also can be shown as a #3, in which case, they will be judged against the standards for a #3.

Connie Mayhew may be shown up as a #2 (it’s older class), or as a #5 (it’s current class).  This is an ECA exception enacted years ago to bolster the number of #2 varieties and is frequently used by exhibitors to enter Connie’s in the Medium Challenge

Business Meeting

1) Mark Ross and Ron Elliott approved and seconded the December meeting minutes

2) Sydney provided Treasurers report $6163.99 cash, checking and savings

3) Trustee meeting report

4) Old Business

a) Aldrich’s will inventory plant sale mailing addresses and put the April 13th public plant sale date on them

b) Steve Backstrom will work on getting an ECA Membership form on ECA website

c) Nominating Committee report – Ron Elliott

President – Steve Joyner

Vice President –

Secretary – Sue Joyner

Treasurer – Sydney Ogilvie

3 year trustees – Mark Ross and Erika Harris

d) Reported that there is interest in forming an ECA satellite club in Mount Vernon.  A discussion ensued regarding the oversight, relationship and support of an ECA north Satellite club

1) Satellite club of Evergreen Chrysanthemum association

2) Membership dues go to ECA 

3) ECA is oversight/support

4) Follows ECA by laws and show rules

5) Receives ECA cultural instruction/supplies/support

6) Participates in ECA show at VPC

7) Participates in annual plant sale at VPC

8) Different meeting night 5) New Business

a) New members – Jan Hunt in Mount Vernon, WA

Emily from VPC?

b) Saturday Feb 16th 10 am – 1 pm – Cutting University at Volunteer Park Conservatory 

Why?  Start plants for plant sale

 Teach new members how to take cuttings

Start varietals that the general public would be interested in purchasing

 – bring early English and garden variety stools

Rich and Jill to inventory plants listed on plant sale mailing cards

Steve to contact Dave Helgeson about what supplies we need to provide

We plan to have a Potluck – details at next meeting

c) Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 10 am – 2 pm – Public Plant Sale

i) Advertising

Flyers, Facebook and Web site promotion; and broadcast media 

Sue Joyner and Steve Backstrom to work on FB and website public plant sale promotions 

ii) Jill and Rich Aldrich to update plant sale mailing addresses with the correct date and time

    and inventory and report the plants listed on the plant sale forms

iii) Sydney Ogilvie to contact BECU about a Square like device to take credit card payments Square – merchants pay a flat rate of 2.75% free card reader                 no monthly minimum charges or statement fees

 deposits funds into your account within 2 business days

d) Discussion about reorganizing the cultural presentations at each meeting.  It was suggested that our skilled growers share their specialty knowledge with the rest of the club.  For example there is great interest in how to grow and shape cascades and charms.  We have skilled growers in these areas that could share their knowledge with the rest of us 

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm

Susan Joyner, Secretary

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