Our June meeting was our annual election luncheon held at the Brick Oven restaurant in South Jordan. We had some great pizza and a great time catching up with our friends in the IBM i world. The election results were as follows:
President – Gary Larson Vice President – Matt Kingdon Secretary – Joe Wood Treasurer– Mike Meservy
Our guest speaker was Tony Latimer, Horticulture Specialist at Thanksgiving Point. Tony shared with us his knowledge and gardening wisdom, including what it’s like to be in charge of planting over 250,000 tulip bulbs for the famous Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival.
Our meeting this month will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:30 A.M. at the Brick Oven restaurant located at 10622 South River Front Pkwy, South Jordan, Utah. This is our annual election luncheon. Come and enjoy endless rounds of Brick Oven’s famous pizzas, along with homemade bread sticks, cinnamon sticks, and dessert pizzas brought right to your table. Get as much as you would like to eat, but you never have to leave your seat!
Our guest speaker will be Tony Latimer, Horticulture Specialist at Thanksgiving Point, famous for their magnificent gardens and annual Tulip Festival. Come listen to an expert talk about what it takes to maintain the beautiful gardens at Thanksgiving Point and a behind-the-scenes look at the Tulip Festival. Feel free to bring your spouse or a guest if you like.
Tony Latimer – Horticulture Specialist at Thanksgiving Point
Tony Latimer has worked for Thanksgiving Point since 2000 in various roles such as Garden Supervisor, Greenhouse Manager, Garden Manager, and currently as Horticulture Specialist. As a Horticulture Specialist he manages a 55 acre estate garden, 7,000 square feet of greenhouse space, and the landscape maintenance of the Thanksgiving Point complex which includes; a 22 acre park, 4 acres of gardens used for weddings and other events, and a number of other landscaped building. Tony graduated in 1997 from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture. For 2 years he worked in a 7 acre production greenhouse growing annuals, poinsettias, and chrysanthemums. He spent another year working in property maintenance before coming to Thanksgiving Point. He is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association.
This is our Annual Officer Elections for the Utah IBM i Professionals Association and we invite everyone to come and vote to select our next year’s leadership. We ask each member to consider this opportunity to become involved in leading this group here in Utah. It is indeed an honor and opportunity to get to know other talented individuals in this group and the IBM supporting team and other IBM business partners who help in pulling together our monthly meetings.
A paid membership entitles two people to come to the luncheon free of charge. Any additional guests will be charged $15.00 per person at the door. Checks should be made out to UIIPA. We will need to give the Brick Oven a count of how many people we are expecting to attend. So please RSVP to a member of the board by noon on June 9th.
Some highlights of the Thanksgiving Point Gardens: