At the June 1st meeting, we had the pleasure of a hands-on lesson on flower arranging, courtesy of Helen Nickolson, the "better half" of club member Larry Michel. In addition to providing all of the beautiful roses and greenery, Helen provided a small vase for everyone to keep.
After a demonstration and lots of discussion of the "tricks of the trade" (many of which were eye opening and even a little shocking, like adding bleach to the water!), we grabbed our vases, roses and greenery, picked up our clippers and got to work. 
Thanks, Helen and Larry for a fantastic, interactive club meeting!