Next Monthly Meeting

December 12, 2021

PhotoWinter Holiday Gala

WHERE: The Heights, Argus Room
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

WHEN: December 12, 2021
1:00-4:00 p.m.

RSVP: Reply by Nov. 15 to Susan Carpentier at or 314-409-1897 to help us comply with COVID restrictions and determine how many plants to buy.

Party On

The Winter Holiday Gala will be a fun time to see friends and bid on both inexpensive and more pricey, mature plants, as well as non-plant-related items. There will also be a raffle, attendance prizes and a game or two. Parts of the event may be recorded or presented on Zoom for those not attending. (Please note that auction bidding and other purchases will be available only to those present at The Heights.)

The following COVID-related provisions will apply:

  1. No food can be served or brought to the event.
  2. Masks must be worn at all times. (Required by facility.)
  3. Proof of vaccination is not necessary, but appreciated.

In this way, the club will move a little closer to normality while staying safe. Zoom meetings have been a boon, but they don’t replace being together. This party will be the start of our club’s return to in-person meetings in 2022.


Zoom is a videoconferencing software program that allows multiple users with higher-speed Internet connections to “meet” via desktop computers and mobile devices. The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download at

The club sends e-mail reminders containing a link to Zoom and the meeting ID. Zoom meeting information is also provided in the Digest newsletter.

If you need additional help or would like to practice using Zoom, please contact one of the following members well before the meeting:

Susan Carpentier –
Nikki Murdick –
Marge Williams –

Remote Viewing Etiquette


1. Please toggle audio and video OFF while watching to preserve bandwidth integrity.

2. When showing plant video, try to use strong front light and control camera shake, which causes images to pixelate. Use “Share Screen” to show picture files on your computer. This is not for video.

3. Use “Chat” to ask questions.

The program starts at 2:00 p.m., but Susan Carpentier will typically be on the Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Non-COVID Meeting Locations & Times

Missouri Botanical Garden
Ridgway Center
4344 Shaw Blvd., just south of I-44

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd. at Kingshighway
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
1:00-1:45 p.m. – Social hour
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Show and tell
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Program
3:00-3:15 p.m. – Break
3:15-4:00 p.m. – Business meeting

Upcoming HSCSS Events

  • January 9, 2022 – Monthly Meeting – New Location: 8195 Lackland in Overland (IN PERSON)
  • February 13, 2022 – Monthly Meeting – New Location: 8195 Lackland in Overland (IN PERSON)
  • March 13, 2022 – Monthly Meeting – New Location: 8195 Lackland in Overland (IN PERSON)