Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Garden Helpers..Where Are You?

The Matzke Park Butterfly Garden is great but it sure does not take care of itself.  That task always seems to fall to the ladies who are able and willing to really get their hands dirty. This is a picture of what it looked like at the beginning of this week.. Until the faithful few showed up for a work party to deal with these weeds. 

Only Norchester Garden Club volunteers take care of the Butterfly Garden At Matzke Park. Help is always needed.  You do not need any special skills or gardening knowledge. Come and learn, young or old. 

 The Norchester Garden Club is in the process of repairing irrigation systems in the Garden at the cost of $1000.  The county does not take care of the Garden other than to mow the grass. Scheduled work days are in the mornings of Oct 7, Nov 3, and Dec 5.

Many of your Kroger Reward dollars helped pay for some of the irrigation and we will need to start paying for landscapers if we do not get enough volunteers. If you have questions or want to help out, please email to

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Don't Miss This One

The Norchester Garden Club invites all interested folks to our meeting on September 1. This is the first one for the 2016-2017 year.  We meet at the Norchester Activity Center, 13439 Jones Road, Houston, Tx 77070.   

Fellowship and refreshments begins at 9:30 a.m. The club meeting begins at 10 a.m.  Our presenter is Matt Raney, a Landscaper that will be bringing plants and fertilizers to discuss.  Come, learn, and enjoy.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Kroger Signup Time

August 1st.... it is time, once again to sign up for Kroger Community Rewards in order to help the Butterfly Garden every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Reward Card... (or give them your phone number at checkout).    This needs to be done each year at this time to link your card to the Garden's charity NPO number 82607....  Association for Better Community Schools.  This is now a quick process if you have created a "Digital Account".  The instructions are in the Selecting an Organization just below.  Creating a digital account also links you to weekly coupons you can select that automatically apply when you check out.

You can tell if your signup is active and current by checking the very end of your Kroger Grocery Receipt.  If all is well, it will say you are linked to Association for Better Community Schools.

Kroger Community Rewards – Customer Instructions

A Digital Account is needed in order to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a Digital Account, then please skip to the section named ‘Selecting an Organization’.
How to Register a Digital Account
Creating a digital account is as simple as 1,2,3! Simply visit or download the Kroger mobile application from the appropriate app store for your device and follow these directions.
1.      Select the ‘Register’ button.
2.      Enter your information.
3.      Select ‘Create Account’.
Please make sure that you add your card number or create a virtual card number while registering your Digital Account. This is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply towards the program.
Selecting an Organization
Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple updating the Community Rewards selection on your Digital Account.
·        Sign into your Digital Account (if you haven’t already).
·        Select ‘My Account’.
·        Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page.
·        Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit’.
·        Enter the name or NPO number of the organization that you wish to support.
·        Select the appropriate organization from the list and click on ‘Save’.
Your selected organization will now display in the Community Rewards section of your account page.
Any transactions moving forward using the card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program.
It takes approximately 10 days for the Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.
Viewing your Rewards Details
Wondering how much you’ve earned towards your selected organization? You may view the total earned during the last quarter by following these instructions.
·        Sign into your Digital Account (if you haven’t already).
·        Select ‘My Account’.
·        Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section.
·        The amount earned will be listed as ‘Last Quarter Kroger Donation’.
Additional Details
You must present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternate ID at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program.
Organization selections must be renewed once a year, during the month of August. Simply follow the instructions detailed in the ‘Selecting an Organization’ section in order to maintain or update your selected organization.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Digital Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141.
Thank you for participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program!
KCR Team